Bangladesh’s first ODI team cricketer Samiur Rahman passed away on Tuesday. He was 68.
The right-arm pacer was diagnosed with brain tumour around two years back and had been suffering from dementia. He was recently admitted to a city hospital after his condition deteriorated.
Samiur played for Bangladesh in its first-ever ODI game against Pakistan at Moratuwa, Sri Lanka in 1986 Asia Cup.
Rahman was a Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) umpire and stood in 28 first-class and List A matches while officiating as match umpire in 111 games.
He served as a match referee in 25 T20 matches.