All events of BCB in Mujib Year to be named after Bangabandhu

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DHAKA, March 17, 2021 (BSS)-The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) president
Nazmul Hassan Papon, MP, revealed that all of the events-both domestic and
International to be held in Mujib Year, organized by his board will be named
after Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. The BCB indeed
started naming all the events after Bangabandhu since the beginning of the
Mujib Year.

The BCB organized the first ever tournament with Bangabandhu Bangladesh
Premier League (BPL) on Bangabandhu’s birth centenary (2020). Then Dhaka
Premier League 2019-20 was also organized. But just then (March 15) the
coronavirus began to spread across the country, and the BCB did not host any
competitive cricket until November.

Then, in November, for the first time during the pandemic, a five-team
Bangabandhu T20 Cup was organized by creating a bio-safety zone. Even the
West Indies series that ended last month was named after Bangabandhu. Thus,
all the domestic and international series and tournaments to be organized by
the BCB till December this year (Mujib Year) will be in the name of
Bangabandhu, said BCB President Nazmul Hasan Papon.

He made the remarks while addressing a programme to distribute food among
the underprivileged people on the 101st birthday of the Father of the Nation
at the Home of Cricket Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Mirpur
today.

“Our plan is that as many tournaments as we have, be they domestic or
international, will be in the name of Bangabandhu,” he said.

The BCB boss also spoke about the upcoming Sri Lanka series. After
returning from New Zealand in early April, the Tigers are scheduled to tour
the country in the midst of that month to play two Tests against Sri Lanka,
which is the part of the World Test Championship.

The Sri Lankans are scheduled to visit Bangladesh to play a three-match
ODI series as part of the World Cup Super League again next month.

But the question raised whether the series will be held when the situation
of coronavirus deteriorated again.

“I don’t see any problem in organizing those series. Earlier we have
managed to control the transmission of coronavirus. We can do it again if we
try. I think we can go back to where we were in a month, but we need
everyone’s cooperation.”

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