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Former cricketer ASM Faruque dies

Published : Thursday, 17 September, 2020 at 4:09 PM  Count : 174

Former cricketer ASM Faruque dies

Former cricketer ASM Faruque dies

Former Bangladesh cricketer, Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) member and councillor ASM Faruque died on Wednesday in Dhaka after a cardiac arrest. He was 75.

In a condolence letter, BCB has extended deepest sympathies to the family of ASM Faruque, reports UNB.

Faruque was one of Bangladesh team members when Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) visited Bangladesh as the first touring team after the independence  in 1971. As an administrator, Faruque played various roles with the BCB.

In the World Cup 2003 and in the ICC U-19 World Cup 2016, Faruque was the team manager of Bangladesh team. In 2007, he led the game development committee of BCB, and he was a member of the technical committee formed by current BCB boss Nazmul Hassan.

Faruque was also a selector of Asian side during the Afro-Asia Cup 2007. Bangladesh’s all-time best cricketers- Mohammad Rafique, Masrhafe Bin Mortaza, Abdur Razzak, Mohammad Ashraful and Tamim Iqbal- featured in that event of Afro-Asia Cup.

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