BCB elections to be held on October 31



The decision to hold the election on October 31 was taken following a daylong meeting of the newly formed Election Commission © BCB

The next elections of Bangladesh Cricket Board will be held on October 31, Chief Election Commissioner Omar Faruk announced on Thursday (October 12). The decision was taken following a daylong meeting of the newly formed five-member Election Commission at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium. BCB chief executive Nizamuddin Chowdhury did not attend the meeting as he is currently in Auckland for the ICC discussions.

Omar Faruk, the Chief Election Commissioner, said they will be holding the election under the constitution that was approved in the last BCB AGM and EGM. “It will be held under the guideline of the newly approved constitution of BCB [2017],” Faruk told reporters.

The election procedure will begin with the draft of the voters’ list to published on October 16. The hearing for any objections will be held on October 17 and the final voters’ list will be published on the same day. The candidates will be able to collect their nomination papers on October 20 and the last date for submitting the nomination papers will be October 24.

The scrutiny of nomination papers and the announcement of the final candidates’ list will take place on October 25. The hearing for objections on nomination papers will be held on October 28 while October 29 will be the last date for candidates who wish to withdraw from the election. Those who choose to run will have two days to promote their candidacy to the voters before the election.

The Nazmul Hasan-led panel’s four-year tenure will end on October 17. Following their exit, no major decision – apart from the running of BCB’s day-to-day activities – can be taken until the new panel takes over. The BCB chief executive is authorised to take any major decisions in case of emergency.

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