11 Jan 2012

Bangladesh Cricket ceo dies of heart attack

12:44 pm on 11 January 2012

The Bangladesh Cricket Board chief executive officer Manzur Ahmed has died of a heart attack at the age of 57.

The former cricketer, who played for a Bangladeshi representative side against a visiting MCC team in 1977, took over as CEO of the board in August 2010 following a stint in an identical role for the governing body in Brunei.

The International Cricket Council (ICC) CEO Haroon Lorgat said in a statement: "The news of Manzur Ahmed's sudden passing away has shocked everyone at the ICC and our thoughts and prayers go out to members of his family and friends."