The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) is deeply saddened by the news of the passing away of former National Cricket Coach Syed Altaf Hossain. The pioneer of cricket coaching in independent Bangladesh and a recipient of the National Sports Award Altaf Hossain breathed his last yesterday (Tuesday) evening at his residence in Dhaka. He was 81. The BCB extends deepest sympathies to the family of Syed Altaf Hossain. We pray to the Almighty for the salvation of his soul.