Bangladesh’s national anthem to be played before Bangladesh-New Zealand 3rd ODI

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DHAKA, March 25, 2021 (BSS)-Bangladesh’s national anthem will be played
before the third and final ODI between Bangladesh and New Zealand at Basin
Reserve in Wellington tomorrow (Friday).

It is not the ritual to play the national anthem in the cricket’s
bilateral series, apart from an ICC event. But since Bangladesh will
celebrate the Golden Jubilee of their independence tomorrow, Tigers will sing
their national anthem before the match.

This information was found in the schedule of the New Zealand Cricket
Board. Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Nizam
Uddin Chowdhury also confirmed it, saying that the players will sing the
national anthem as the third ODI coincides Bangladesh’s independence day.

The history suggested that if the country was not independent, it would
have been difficult for the Tigers to be represented in the international
cricket. Bengalis were neglected in sports as well as in economic and
political fields.

On the very day, Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman
declared the independence of Bangladesh and after nine months of liberation
war, Bangladesh achieved its victory.