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“My major goal is to continue working towards developing the national team [and] keeping our stability in place”
The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) have appointed Faruk Ahmed as their new chief selector after a vote among the board’s directors.
BCB president Nazmul Hassan confirmed Ahmed’s appointment and stated that the board’s directors had to choose between him and Minhajul Abedin, who is part of the selection committee.
“In the last board meeting I had spoken about two names,” Hassan said. “Between them, we have picked the person who was voted for the most. He is Faruk Ahmed and he has been signed up for two years. The letter will go to him today. Nannu [Abedin] and Shumon [Habibul Bashar] are there, they will be national selectors.”
Ahmed represented Bangladesh in seven ODIs before serving as chief selector from 2003 to 2007.
He is now determined to maintain Bangladesh’s “stability” in international cricket.
“My major goal is to continue working towards developing the national team [and] keeping our stability in place,” Ahmed said. “We cannot make changes for the sake of changing because they have been playing for together for quite some time now.
“I think the challenge is quite different from my earlier stint. During that time we were trying to develop a niche for ourselves on the world map but now that is not the case. We are winning on many occasions and it has raised our expectations as well.”