Khaled Mahmud in semi-coma after suffering stroke
Mahmud, who is the chairman of Bangladesh Cricket Board's (BCB) Game Development Committee did not turn up at an emergency general meeting which was held on Sunday.
Updated - Jul 31, 2017 12:11 pm
Former Bangladesh cricketer Khaled Mahmud has fallen victim to a stroke on Saturday and was rushed to the city hospital in Dhaka. According to reports, his condition is critical despite the former captain was admitted to the hospital on July 29th itself.
Khaled Mahmud turned 46 years old on Wednesday but unfortunately for the batsman, the weekend turned out to be horrific. Mahmud is currently in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of United Hospital in Gulshan, Dhaka.
Mahmud, who is the chairman of Bangladesh Cricket Board’s (BCB) Game Development Committee did not turn up at an emergency general meeting which was held on Sunday. The board go to know about his health when it inquired about his absence.
BCB media committee chairman Jalal Yunus told reporters that the BCB came to know about Mahmud’s condition when they enquired about his absence from the board meeting. “The members of the BCB learnt of his condition after making enquiries into why he was absent from today’s [Sunday’s] board meeting. He was admitted to hospital yesterday morning and is currently in the ICU.” Yunus said Bangladeshi newspaper, The Daily Star.
Yunus also stated that the Dhaka born cricketer is currently in a semi coma, though the CT scan results are positive and did not give hints of anything too serious. He also mentioned that there are plans of taking the cricketer to Singapore for better treatment. “He is in a semi-coma, but the CT scan has not revealed anything too serious,” he added.
Mahmud, who was a captain who believed in leading by example has featured for the national team 12 Tests and 77 ODIs. As far as One Day Internationals are concerned, Mahmud scored 991 runs and has 67 wickets to his name. In Tests, he has picked up 13 wickets and scored 266 runs. He was Bangladesh’s third Test captain, but not one of the most successful ones.