CONDOLENCE : Tariquzzaman Munir

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The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) expresses deep sadness at the passing of Tariquzzaman Munir, ex National cricketer and former member secretary of BCB Logistics & Protocol Committee. Tariquzzaman breathed his last in Brahmanbaria today after a cardiac arrest. He was 62. The BCB extends heartfelt condolences and sympathies to the family of the departed.

Tariquzzaman, a stocky right-handed batsman and sharp close-in fielder, is best remembered for scoring the first triple century in independent Bangladesh when he made 308 for Dhaka University against Chittagong University in the semifinal of the 1984-85 National Cricket Championship at the Dhanmondi Cricket Stadium (Abahani Ground). He represented the Bangladesh National Team in two matches against touring Sri Lanka in 1985. In a club cricket career which began in 1976-77 for Eaglets Club, Tariquzzaman went on to appear for prominent teams like Abahani, Mohammedan, Biman and GMCC before calling it a day in 1990-91. His elder brother Asaduzzaman Misha is also a former National cricketer.

Tariquzzaman served as the Tournament Manager of the Local Organising Committee (LOC), Bangladesh for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011.