All three associations of Bangladesh’s sports journalists and writers in separate statements on Tuesday demanded the immediate removal of Bangladesh Cricket Board’s security coordinator Mohammad Ali for his misbehaviour with New Age staff correspondent Atif Azam.
Ali pulled the shirt of Atif and dragged him to a place shortly after BCB president Nazmul Hasan completed his press conference at Fatullah during the warm-up match between England and BCB XI.
Ali was visibly upset as Atif sought his picture to BCB’s official photographer to carry it with a report published on Tuesday.
Bangladesh Sports Journalist Association, Bangladesh Sports
Press Association and Bangladesh Sports
Journalist Community condemned the behaviour of Ali and demanded his removal within 24 hours.
In a statement, the BSJA said Bangladesh’s sports journalists’ have always co-operated the BCB over security issues but that does not mean an evil force would create obstacle for them in discharging professional duties.
‘It is completely unacceptable,’ it said.
The BSPA in its statement alleged Ali also misbehaved with
other journalists on
many occasions in the past but the BCB did not take any action against him.
‘If Ali was not removed from his duties within 24 hours we will be obliged to take tough measures,’ it said.
The BSJC demanded Ali’s removal within 24 hours and urged the BCB not to give any other job in future.
‘We strongly protest and condemn his behvaiour,’ said BSJC.