A former cricketer of Manikganj district was killed in a collision between a trolley van and the motorcycle at Kalibari in Daulatpur upazila on Monday.
The victim was identified as Biltu Mia, 45, who in his younger days was known for his cricketing skills in and around the district.
The accident occurred around 6am when a shallow-engine trolley hit Biltu’s motorbike, leaving him dead on the spot, said Rezaul Karim, officer-in-charge of Daulatpur Police Station.
Biltu was going to collect some dues for the company he worked at, Farokh Enterprise, since leaving cricket.
Ex-captain of Bangladesh national team Naimur Rahman Durjoy, now the Member of Parliament for Manikganj-1 constituency, expressed deep shock at the demise of Biltu, having been part of the same cohort in Manikganj who played together during their formative years.
Biltu never made the step up to play in the Dhaka leagues however, playing out his days with the Kulfa Goshti, a local cricket club in Manikganj that Durjoy now presides over.