BCB’s ex-GS Rais Uddin passes away
Published: 01:52 PM, 20 January 2021 Updated: 01:59 PM, 20 January 2021
Former general sectary of Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) Rais Uddin Ahmed
Rais Uddin Ahmed, the former general sectary of Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) who worked tirelessly to bring Bangladesh cricket to a fully organized since Independence, has passed away.
He breathed his last at 10:00 am on Wednesday while undergoing treatment at Evercare Hospital in the capital (Inna Lillahi Wa Inna Ilayhi Raji’un). He was 82 years old.
It has been learned that Rais Uddin Ahmed had been ill for a long time. He was tested positive for Covid-19 on 25 December and was admitted to the Evercare Hospital. Although he was tested negative for the virus later, he could not be saved in the end even with life support as his condition deteriorated.
He served as BCB’s general secretary twice in the ‘70s and ‘80s. Later, during the tenure of Saber Hossain Chowdhury, he also served as the senior vice-president of the BCB. Outside the BCB, he retired as the director admin of Bangladesh Biman.
Rais Uddin Ahmed’s name is shining in the history of the Bangladesh national cricket team. Due to his efforts, Marylebone Cricket Club of London came to Bangladesh to play in 1977. After playing two two-day matches against two regional teams of Rajshahi and Chattogram, Marylebone played a three-day match against Bangladesh at Bangabandhu Stadium on 7 January of that year.
The Bangladesh Cricket Board has expressed deep grief and condolences over the death of Rais Uddin Ahmed.