The Akbar Ali-led Bangladesh Under-19 team was accorded with a heroes welcome in Mirpur following their historic World Cup win in South Africa. Bangladesh Under-19 scaled the summit by beating India Under-19 in a pulsating ultimate performed in Potchefstroom final Sunday.
The Bangladesh team arrived in Mirpur on Wednesday at 5 p.m. native time with the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) internet hosting an enormous reception on the airport. BCB president Nazmul Hassan together with different board officers and authorities officers obtained the set of gamers on the airport.
They, then headed in direction of the Shere-e-Bangla National Stadium the place Akbar and Nazmul addressed a press convention.
On their solution to the stadium, Akbar and his teammates watched hundreds line up on one facet of the freeway as a slew of followers on bikes waved nationwide flags and adopted the team.
In addition to a whole lot of bikes, there have been choose-up vans with a number of individuals, holding posters and banners, and cheering the World Cup winners.
When the gamers reached the National Stadium’s gate at round 6.30 p.m., a bigger crowd was ready for them. Chants of “Bangladesh! Bangladesh! Bangladesh!” reverberated by the world.
Akbar additionally minimize a cake and the celebrations ended with fireworks bursting in air.
During the presser, the BCB president additionally introduced that the victorious Under-19 cricketers can be enrolled into a brand new Under-21 unit of the board to sharpen their expertise and put together them for worldwide cricket.
Each participant can be paid BDT 100,000 (roughly $ 1,250) monthly in the course of the two years of this coaching.
After the press convention, Akbar headed to Rangpur the place his sister had handed away final week. It can be stated that the gamers are additionally anticipated to have a grand reception on the Sohrawardy Uddayan subsequent week, with the Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina internet hosting the gamers.