Cricket might return to BNS againStaff Correspondent
Cricket might once again return to the Bangabandhu National Stadium with the Twenty20 World Cup scheduled in Bangladesh in 2014 as the subject will be discussed in the upcoming inter-ministerial meeting on May 2, sources said on Thursday.
BNS last hosted an international cricket match in 2005 when Bangladesh won by eight wickets against Zimbabwe to clinch the five match one-day series 3-2, but after that the stadium has only been used for football and athletics.
It was learnt that the National Sports Council will be asked to see whether they can provide the stadium to the Bangladesh Cricket Board for accommodating eight matches of the T20 tournament.
Along with the men, the women’s competition will also take place simultaneously at the same time.
Recently, BCB president AHM Mustafa Kamal also hinted to use the stadium for some matches of the T20 World Cup which will be participated by 16 teams for the first time.
‘Lets see if we can get that stadium to hold some of the matches of the Women’s Twenty20 World cup as there will be a lot of team in the tournament and a lot of grounds will be needed. If necessary we will re-build the athletics turf after the competition,’ Kamal told reporters while exchanging views last week.
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