Bangladesh cricket didn't have the glamour back then. He was one of those few people who took initiatives for the betterment of Bangladesh cricket in its early days. Raisuddin Ahmed, who had been suffering from various health complications and recently tested positive for Covid-19, breathed his last at 10 am on Wednesday.
He was admitted to Evercare Hospital on December 25 with Covid symptoms and later put on life support as his condition worsened.
The BCB expressed their condolences following the news. "Raisuddin Ahmed served Bangladesh cricket at a time when the game was struggling to take off. It is due to the selfless efforts of people like him that our cricket is where it is today. On behalf of the board I extend condolences and sympathies to his family and pray for the salvation of his soul," BCB president Nazmul Hassan said.
Under his initiative, the famous MCC team of London made their first-ever visit to Bangladesh back in 1977.
Raisuddin Ahmed was the general secretary of the erstwhile Bangladesh Cricket Control Board from 1975 to 1981. From 1991 to 2001 he served as the vice president.