BCB Appoints Papon as President & Reveals New Rights Deal

By Community | October 18, 2012

Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) have appointed Nazmul Hasan Papon, son of the country’s president as their new president. 

This follows the current president of the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) A.H.M. Mustafa Kamal recently being nominated as the International Cricket Council (ICC) vice-president. He had to relinquish his role at the BCB to accept the position.

Kamal recently wrote to NSC chairman Sarker, who is also state minister for Bangladesh’s youth and sports, requesting him to appoint a new president of the BCB so he could hand over his responsibilities as chief of the apex cricket authority. 

Bangladesh’s Youth and Sports Ministry Secretary Mahbub Ahmed confirmed to Xinhua the appointment of Papon as the 14th president of the BCB. 

Also the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has sold the worldwide broadcasting rights for the home series against West Indies to Virgo Media Ltd.

The outgoing BCB president Mustafa Kamal said Virgo, the owners of Channel 9 in Bangladesh, will produce the matches. “Channel 9 will handle the production and the board will be paid $50,000 dollars for the sale of the rights,” Kamal said. “We received a few other offers but this seemed like the most profitable deal.” 

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