Bangladesh’s Mahmud suffers stroke
Dhaka, Bangladesh - Former Bangladesh captain Khaled Mahmud was flown to Singapore on Tuesday for treatment after he suffered a stroke on Saturday morning.
A family member confirmed on Tuesday that the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) had arranged an air ambulance to fly him to Singapore for better treatment.
Mahmud, the team's manager and a board director, went into coma on Sunday evening when he was shifted to the intensive care unit of United Hospital in Dhaka. BCB president Nazmul Hassan and several directors visited him soon after a meeting in Mirpur.
The 46 year old Mahmud was Bangladesh's third Test captain, having led the team in nine games in 2003. He also led the team in 15 ODIs the same year.
He retired from international cricket in 2006 and went into coaching and administration soon afterwards. Mahmud played 77 ODIs and 12 Tests for Bangladesh.