Former national cricketer ASM Faruque passes away

Staff Correspondent | Published: 00:43, Sep 17,2020 | Updated: 00:48, Sep 17,2020


ASM Faruque

Former national cricketer and Bangladesh Cricket Board member ASM Faruque died of a cardiac arrest on Wednesday evening, confirmed BCB through a media release.

He was 75.

Faruque was a member of the Bangladesh side that played against the visiting Marylebone Cricket Club in 1976, the first tour by a foreign team to independent Bangladesh.

Faruque performed various roles with the BCB as an administrator.

He served as the manager of Bangladesh cricket team at the 2003 ICC Cricket World Cup in South Africa and also at the 2016 ICC Under-19 World Cup held in in Bangladesh.

Faruque had been BCB’s Game Development Committee Chairman in 2007. He was a member of the Technical Committee formed by BCB president Nazmul Hasan.

Faruque was a selector for the Asia team in the Afro-Asia Cup in 2007.

BCB expressed grief and sadness at the passing away of former national cricketer and extended their deepest sympathies to the family of the departed.

Cricketers Welfare Association also expressed their condolences and regards to Faruque as he had been very co-operative towards the organization since its inception.

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