Thursday, 3 February 2011
Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) receives WC trophy
The World Cup Cricket trophy has been handed over to Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) at 7pm in Mirpur Sher-e-Bangla Stadium by World Cup sponsor Honda.
BCB president, AHM Mustafa Kamal and others were present during the ceremony.
Earlier, the cup was kept at the Abahani ground until 6pm for photo session. From there it was taken to BCS Computer City at Agargaon followed by a ceremonial World Cup road show throughout the city.
The festive road show by Hero Honda was kicked off around 10:30am from Atlas Bangladesh Limited office at Tongi.
The cup arrived on a flight from India to the Shahjalal International Airport at 8:30am, Touhid Ahmed of the event management firm Eyestoppers told bdnews24.com.
This is for the fist time that Bangladesh has got the opportunity to host the world's top cricket event.
The opening ceremony of the cricket world cup will be held in Dhaka on Feb 17. Eight matches, including the first one on Feb 19, will also be held in Dhaka.
The cup will remain in Dhaka until the first match of the cricket extravaganza on Feb 19.