Chief of Army Staff General Iqbal Karim Bhuiyan and Bangladesh's ambassador to Kuwait Syed Shahed Reza have been virtually elected unopposed as the president and secretary general of Bangladesh Olympic Association (BOA) as no other candidates challenged them on the day of nomination submission at the BOA office yesterday.
If their nominations are not canceled during scrutinising today, they will take the helm of the BOA for next four years following the completion of 29 November election.
Some 79 councilors will elect a 37-member committee which will include one president, five vice presidents, one secretary general, three joint secretaries, one treasurer and 26 members.
However, other posts of the committee saw competitions as seven candidates submitted their nomination for the five vice president posts – three from Olympic disciplinary quota, one from non-Olympic quota and one from Bangladesh Women's Association.
Five candidates will fight for three secretary general posts -- two from Olympic disciplinary quota and one from non-Olympic quota while two candidates will vie for the treasurer's post.
Of 27 members, four members -- representatives from Sports Ministry, National Sports Council, Special Olympic and Women's Association -- have been elected straight while three posts – representatives from International Olympic Committee, Olympiad and Regional Olympic Committee -- will remain vacant following non-fulfillment and 17 candidates will fight for 14 Olympic discipline quotas.
The date for withdrawal of nomination has been fixed for Sunday.