Khaled Mahmud, the former Bangladesh captain and current team manager, is expected to be flown to Singapore for treatment on Monday (July 31) evening after suffering a stroke two days ago.
Mahmud, the third man to lead Bangladesh in Test cricket, is also a director of the Bangladesh Cricket Board. He went into a coma on Sunday evening, prompting doctors to arrange for his transfer from United Hospital in Dhaka to a specialised medical unit in Singapore.
Nazmul Hassan, the BCB President, and few other members of the BCB reportedly visited him on Sunday before arriving at the decision of sending him abroad.
“The members of the BCB learnt of his condition after making enquiries into why he was absent from today’s [Sunday’s] board meeting,” Jalal Yunus, the BCB media committee chairman, told The Daily Star. “He was admitted to hospital yesterday morning and is currently in the ICU. He is in a semi-coma, but the CT scan has not revealed anything too serious.”
Yunus had confirmed that the ventilator Mahmud was put under for a while had been removed since his body started responding to the treatment. An MRI scan was conducted on Mahmud and according to local media, his condition had improved since last night.
Mahmud led Bangladesh in nine Tests and 15 One-Day Internationals before retiring in February 2006. Since then, he has been a prominent figure in Bangladesh coaching and administration.