A H M Mustafa Kamal (Lotus Kamal), Renowned cricket patron who had been the Chairman of Abahani Cricket Committee for more than two decades, a reputed Chartered Accountant of the country A H M Mustafa Kamal was born in Comilla on 15 June 1947. His father is late Haji Babru Miah and mother Ms. Sayara Khatun.
Mr. Kamal passed the Chartered Accountancy exam in 1970 securing first position in the combined merit list in the then Pakistan. He became an Honours Graduate (Commerce) from Dhaka University in 1967 and a Post-Graduate (Masters) in Accounting from the same university in the subsequent year. He is also a law graduate.
Mr. Kamal got involved in politics from his student life. Throughout his college life he had been associated with active student politics. He served his locality as a leading organizer of Awami League during 6 point movement of 1966, mass upsurge of 1969 and the historic 1970 election period.
Mr. Kamal became the Member of Parliament (MP) in 1996 from Comilla-9 constitutional seat on Awami League nomination. During this period he was the Member of the Public Accounts Committee, Board of Investment, Privatization Commission, Parliamentary Standing Committee on Finance Ministry and Chittagong University Senate.
Since 2004 he has been included in the Awami League Central Committee. Simultaneously, he has been discharging the responsibility of the post of the Convener of Comilla District Awami League since 2006. He is currently serving as the Finance and Planning Secretary of Bangladesh Awami League. He also ornamented this post in the previous term.
Mr. Kamal was elected MP for the second time from Comilla -10 seat in 2008 parliament election as an Awami League candidate. He held the post of the Chairman of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Finance Ministry during 2009-2013 period.
Mr. Kamal served Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) as its president in September 2009 - October 2013 term. During his tenure World Cup Cricket was arranged in Bangladesh in 2011 with worldwide acclamation. The inaugural ceremony of this event (17th February 2011) secured 2nd position in the world ranking. He is currently the Vice-president of International Cricket Council (ICC) and will take over as its elected President from July 01, 2014. Earlier, he was the President of ICC Audit Committee and the President of Asian Cricket Council (ACC) as well.
Mr. Kamal was elected the Member of Parliament for the 3rd time contesting from Comilla-10 seat on Awami League nomination in January 5, 2014 election. He was sworn in as a cabinet minister of the Government of the Peoples’ Republic of Bangladesh.