[Shooter Diaries] 2014

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Fireworks lit up at Bangabandhu National Stadium next to the National Mosque during the grand opening and celebration ceremony concert of the World Cup Cricket T20 on 13 March, 2014. The T20 World Cup does not have an opening ceremony but the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) arranged the ‘celebration concert’ to broadcast the beginning of the world event. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina announced the opening and welcomed the cricketers and guests to Bangladesh for the mega event, T20 World Cup Photo by Monirul Alam

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Openig Ceremony World Cup Cricket 2011 | Bangladesh

“On behalf of the people of Bangladesh, I welcome the World Cup to Bangladesh,” said the Prime Minister. “Many thanks to the ICC [International Cricket Council] and the BCB [Bangladesh Cricket Board] for working so hard to make this possible. Cricket lovers and fellow citizens, thank you all for your help, cooperation and understanding,”

   -Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina,Bangladesh

Dhaka, February 2011. A young cricket fan talked with her mobile phone during the inaugural ceremony of the cricket World Cup at out side of the Bangabandhu Stadium. The Cricket tournament, made up of fourteen nations, lasts seven weeks. Photo: Monirul Alam

 

Dhaka, February 2011. Thousand of cricket fans queued up and celebrate during the inaugural ceremony of the cricket World Cup at out side of the Bangabandhu Stadium. The Cricket tournament, made up of fourteen nations, lasts seven weeks. Photo:Monirul Alam

 

Dhaka, February 2011. Colorful fireworks light up the Dhaka sky during the inaugural ceremony of the cricket World Cup at Bangabandhu Stadium. The Cricket tournament, made up of fourteen nations, lasts seven weeks. Photo: Monirul Alam

According to the DS News paper, the Bangabandhu National Stadium, however, an explosive festival of colour, music, dance and unceasing noise signaled the start of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 which will be jointly held in Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and India. Amidst flashing strobe lights, fluttery LED kites and a thousand irresistible cheers both in and out of the stadium, Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina declared the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 officially open, thereby checking another box in a long list of achievements for a young nation.

ICC World Cup Trophy | Dhaka

Dhaka February 2011.Bangladeshi cricket fans showing their hands and took picture their mobile phone the ICC World Cup trophy arrives in Dhaka, Bangladesh for display at the cricket ground. The 14-nation tournament, which is also co-hosted by Sri Lanka and India, It will start at Dhaka on Feb 19. Copy Right: Monirul Alam