Bangladesh’s Mah­mud suf­fers stroke

Muscat Daily - - PRESS RELEASES -

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.

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