Birth anniversary of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman will be celebrated nationwide next year. Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) wants to keep the 100 years of birth anniversary of Bangabandhu. State Minister for Sports Zahid Ahsan Russell met in a meeting with different sports federation on Thursday about how Bangabandhu's birth anniversary can be celebrated in colorful manner. BCB President Nazmul Hassan Papon told about the plan to hold two friendly matches for Bangladesh Cricket team against the World XI on March 19 and 20 next year.
The BCB president talked to the media after the meeting with the state minister. Keeping this in mind, the special year for the Bangali nation in the coming year, he said that the special plans of the cricket board. Regarding the friendly match with World XI, said, "We are thinking of organizing two friendly matches of Bangladesh team with World XI on the 19 and 20 March next year. The matches will be broadcast live in countries where cricket is played against World XI. Everyone wants to see the world's best players. There are board meetings of the ICC on the 16th of July. There we will finalize the matter. '
After the England World Cup, Bangladesh are going to tour Sri Lanka. But recently there have been incidents of horrific terrorist attacks. Bangladesh team saved a little from the latest terrorist attack on the tour of New Zealand. In all, the BCB worried about the safety of the security system. BCB president said, Bangladesh will play only if the security watchdog is satisfied with Sri Lanka's security measures. Regarding this, Nazmul Hasan Papon said, "The security arrangements for the tour are in our observation. There are regular contacts between the two cricket boards. As long as we are fully sure about the security arrangements there, we will not send teams there until our players are 100 percent safe. '
BCB President Nazmul Hasan Papon expressed his hope that Bangladesh will play better in the World Cup. He also said that he has full confidence in the cricketers, but the team is going to perform more consistently. Alongside, the cricketers also said some fears about the injuries. He said, 'They have the ability, the team is very good. But others are also good. Do not forget that it is a cricket game. And there is a lack of consistency in our team. '