The much talked about election of Bangladesh Football Federation (BFF), which was postponed on March 27 due to outbreak of deadly Coronavirus in the country, has now been rescheduled for October 3.
The BFF re-fixed the new date for annual general meeting (AGM) and election of the federation in its 19th regular executive committee meeting held at BFF conference room through video conference on Tuesday (Aug 11) with its president Kazi M Salahuddin in the chair.
The BFF meeting also cancelled the Bangladesh Premier League and Bangladesh Championship League Football season 2019-20 due to Coronavirus pandemic.
The meeting was informed that, FIFA approved US dollar 1.5 millions for Bangladesh under it's Covid-19 Relief plan.
After the meeting, BFF senior vice president Abdus Salam Murshedy MP said, "We are initially decided to hold BFF annual general meeting and election on October 3 following the guideline of FIFA during Covid-19 pandemic."
A total of 139 organisers from different clubs and districts will exercise their voting rights in the upcoming election, likely to be held in Sonargaon Hotel in the capital subject to consent of the government.
Earlier, the BFF had postponed its much talked about elections on March 27 as it's incumbent executive committee members and the delegates raised their voice against BFF's intention to hold elections on April 20 amidst the coronavirus pandemic.
However, the FIFA extended the tenure of the present BFF executive committee, which had expired on April 30, till the new elections and also advised them to hold it's elections when the coronavirus situation in Bangladesh improved".
Although the BFF postponed its elections in March, but they continued the election procedure by preparing final voter lists on June 7 during the coronavirus pandemic.
In the situation, two BFF vice presidents Badal Roy and Mohiuddin Mohi requested the game's governing body FIFA to take necessary steps against some irregularities in BFF voter list and to defer the upcoming BFF polls till the country's coronavirus situation fully improved.
In June, the apex body of world football, the FIFA, advised Bangladesh Football Federation (BFF) not to hold its elections until Coronavirus situation in Bangladesh improves.
It is assumed that FIFA instructions came in wake of the BFF vice presidents Badal Roy and Mohiuddin Ahmed Mohi's letter to FIFA complaining about some irregularities in the voter list.