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October 24, 2010, 07:21 PM

Kamal's dramatic U-turn?
Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) president AHM Mustafa Kamal subtly moved from his refreshing 'professionalism' stance yesterday, suggesting the position of the chief executive officer (CEO) could soon become history.

During a press conference after the Annual General Meeting at Pan Pacific Sonargaon Hotel, Kamal said that if the board moves from CEO to COO (chief operating officer), there would not be any difference in its job description.

He emphasised that not even a single punctuation will be changed in the functioning of the COO from CEO.

But when asked then what's the point to change the name, the BCB boss apparently looked hapless and hinted of a future compromise deal.

"I want the CEO since it is my principle to uphold the constitution, but I'm not the only one in BCB. There are others and I want to take everyone's opinion in the matter," said Kamal, who added that any change to the constitution would only be for the improvement of cricket in the country.

The amendment, like many of the other issues, is likely to be placed on the November 30 Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM) after further discussion in a board meeting on October 28.

Kamal also, quite inexplicably, drew an example of Pakistan Cricket Board, an institution that has become an international pariah through their activities over the last decade, while supporting his statement.

"The COO will not be belittled in any way. Some full member countries in the International Cricket Council (ICC) have CEO, some have COO; Pakistan has a COO while in India, the general secretary carries out the duties of a CEO," said Kamal, also an Awami League lawmaker.

His latest stance can be best described as a dramatic U-turn after his stubborn position of upholding professionalism in the face of a perceptible division among the board directors over the amendment to the constitution.

Kamal was earlier, against any move to make the CEO into a glorified COO (chief operating officer) in the draft of the amendment, a move prepared by constitution committee chief Dewan Shafiul Arefin, who was also present during the hour-long briefing to the journalists.

Meanwhile, the BCB Game Development committee will also go through changes in its overall function, by dividing up the different age-groups and school cricket and making sure all the districts participate in every section of the age-group. The idea is to have the Game Development committee to hold training of the different teams but not hold tournaments across the country.

"There are thousands of players in school cricket and one committee cannot take care of that and other age-group teams at the same time.

Attending the final of the different competitions is not game development," said the BCB chief.

It was also ascertained that a board member would monitor the smooth running of these age-group competitions across the country, holding any district responsible if they don't take part in any of the tournaments.

The 139 BCB councillors (out of 168) who attended the AGM unanimously approved the minutes of the AGM and EGM held in 2006 and 2008. Apart from that, the CEO's report and audited accounts for 2006-07, 2007-08 and 2008-09 and the BCB annual budget for the years 2009-10 and 2010-11 were all approved as was the appointment of an auditor.

Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) president AHM Mustafa Kamal (C) speaks during a press conference held after the annual general meeting at the Pan Pacific Sonargaon Hotel yesterday.

October 24, 2010, 07:25 PM
Hasina Apa must have told him to play nice with other crooks from BAL. Kamal apparently does not mind to screw BCB as long his own dominance over the board remains intact.

October 24, 2010, 08:26 PM
ok, so what's going on?

October 25, 2010, 10:33 AM
yea,lotus ei ki poltita marlo!

October 25, 2010, 11:23 AM
just what i thought... Since Lipu got the new CEO to tackle him he came up with this to undermind the CEO. shala batper...

October 27, 2010, 01:29 PM
Thursday, October 28, 2010

Constitutional Amendment

BCB decision unlikely
Sports Reporter

The directors' meeting of the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) will be held today but there is hardly any chance of taking decisions on the much talked about proposals of the constitutional amendment.

It was supposed to take the decision on the burning issue before placing it in the extraordinary general meeting (EGM) to be held on November 30.

"More than half of the directors will not be present in the meeting due to their personal engagements, so I am not sure whether there would be any decision taken regarding the amendment. There are also other agendas to be discussed in the meeting," said BCB's media committee chairman Jalal Yunus yesterday.

There has been some ruckus with the proposals of some amendment made by the Dewan Shafiul Arefin-led constitution committee, especially the change of the name of the post of chief executive officer (CEO) to chief operating officer (COO) has raised many eyebrows.

The changes in the name and some clauses will ultimately cut the power of the CEO, which many believe will hurt the professionalism in the board's activities.

It was learnt that the higher authorities have also given the cold shoulder about any changes in the constitution because it will also limit the power of the BCB president.


October 28, 2010, 03:59 AM
Three words from me: Shame, shame and shame

October 29, 2010, 10:16 AM
They all look so tel-tele and chok-choka while BCB suffers

October 29, 2010, 08:12 PM
Oh! Kamal has done it for the development of BD cricket!!
And not a single journalist asked him where is Tigercricket.com!!

October 30, 2010, 10:01 AM
^^^ask isam to ask loitta the next time he gets him in a press conference!

October 30, 2010, 10:02 AM
You guys don't follow the news?

It will up up from November 1st with new look. A guy will be there all the time to update the scores.

October 31, 2010, 01:00 AM
ceo or coo does not make any bit difference as long as the administration is doing good things for BD cricket , thats all we expect from BCB

October 31, 2010, 03:59 AM
What max410 said

October 31, 2010, 10:12 AM
oh,didnt know that murad bhai!