Former cricketer ASM Faruque dies...

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Former cricketer ASM Faruque dies

 Sports Desk

 Published: 01:05 AM, 17 September 2020  

Photo: Collected

Photo: Collected

Former National cricketer and captain of Dhaka Mohammedan ASM Faruque has died around 10 pm on Wednesday in the capital following a cardiac arrest (inna lillahi wa inna ilaihi rajiun). 

The former Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) member and councillor was 75 at the time of his death.

Major Md. Hussain Imam (Retd). Major Imam, Head of Security of BCB, died just three days ago was the son-in-law of ASM Faruque's younger sister. 

Faruque was one of the cricketers of the Bangladesh side that played against the visiting MCC team in 1976, the first tour by a foreign team to independent Bangladesh. Under his leadership, the traditional Mohammedan won the first Dhaka League title in the 1977-1978 season. At the end of his playing career, Faruque had performed various roles with the BCB as an administrator. 

He was the Bangladesh Team Manager at the 2003 ICC Cricket World Cup in South Africa and at the ICC Under 19 World Cup in Bangladesh in 2016. Besides, ASM Faruque was one of the members of the country's elite social club 'Dhaka Club'.