DHAKA, All sports bodies condoled the death of first national cricket captain Anwarul Kabir Shamim who breathed his last at a city clinic this morning.
In a condolence massage, Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) president Nazmul Hassan, MP expressed his deep sadness at the death of Anwarul Kabir Shamim. He paid tribute to Shamim Kabir who was the first cricketer to lead Bangladesh National Team during the 197677.
The BCB president said, He was a pioneer. Shamim Kabir captained Bangladesh team when times were difficult for cricket and the game had very limited resources.
On behalf of the Board, I expressed deep condolences to the family of Shamim and pray for eternal peace of the departed soul, he added
Meanwhile, different sports bodies including Bangladesh Football Federation, Bangladesh Olympic Associations, Abahani Ltd, Bangladesh Sports journalist Community, in separate messages, also expressed deep shock at the death of Shamim.
Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)