The Akbar Ali-led Bangladesh Under-19 group was once accorded with a heroes welcome in Mirpur following their historical World Cup win in South Africa. Bangladesh Under-19 scaled the summit via beating India Under-19 in a pulsating remaining performed in Potchefstroom ultimate Sunday.
The Bangladesh crew arrived in Mirpur on Wednesday at 5 p.m. neighborhood time with the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) hosting a massive reception at the airport. BCB president Nazmul Hassan along with other board officers and authorities officials acquired the set of players at the airport.
They, then headed closer to the Shere-e-Bangla National Stadium where Akbar and Nazmul addressed a press conference.
On their way to the stadium, Akbar and his teammates watched hundreds line up on one side of the motorway as a slew of fans on bikes waved countrywide flags and followed the team.
In addition to thousands of bikes, there have been pick-up vehicles with countless people, retaining posters and banners, and cheering the World Cup winners.
When the players reached the National Stadium’s gate at round 6.30 p.m., a larger crowd used to be ready for them. Chants of “Bangladesh! Bangladesh! Bangladesh!” reverberated via the area.
Akbar additionally cut a cake and the celebrations ended with fireworks bursting in air.
During the presser, the BCB president also announced that the successful Under-19 cricketers will be enrolled into a new Under-21 unit of the board to sharpen their capabilities and put together them for worldwide cricket.
Each player will be paid BDT 100,000 (approximately $ 1,250) per month for the duration of the two years of this training.
After the press conference, Akbar headed to Rangpur where his sister had passed away last week. It is additionally stated that the gamers are additionally anticipated to have a grand reception at the Sohrawardy Uddayan subsequent week, with the Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina hosting the players.