Wednesday, June 26, 2024

BCB hunts broom-wielding fans

Bangladesh Cricket Board is looking for broom-wielding fans who defied late night sleep on Wednesday to humiliate the members of the national cricket team upon their return from Zimbabwe.
BCB president AHM Mustafa Kamal said they have informed the law-enforcing agencies to identify the persons, who appeared to have acted in a planned way.
‘I think it is sabotage,’ Kamal told reporters on Thursday. ‘We have already informed the law-enforcing agencies to find out the persons,’ said Kamal. 
‘Once they are identified we will decide on further course of action,’ said Kamal at a progarmme with the state minister for youth and sports, Ahad Ali Sarkar, sitting right beside him.
Some 50 broom-welding protesters carried banners and placards with indecent language gathered at the arrival gate of the Shahjalal International Airport dead at night to vent their anger against the cricket team in the wake of disastrous Zimbabwe tour.
They showed shoes to the players and hurled abusive language at them for their Test and one-day series defeat to Zimbabwe during the three-week long tour.
The event which took place before most of the officials and security personnel realised what had happened and it created a strong repercussion within the BCB.  
BCB chief executive office Manzur Ahmed said they are almost certain that it was not a natural reaction of fans and somebody must have acted behind the scene.
‘I was told by my driver that a van carried the persons to the airport and they seemed to have acted in coordinated way,’ said Manzur.
Former national cricketers also reacted sharply to the event.
‘It is very disappointing. They cricketers are not only players but they are also an ambassador of our country. They have failed but they do not deserve to be treated like this,’ said former national captain Roquibul Hassan.
‘I have a hunch that a vested quarter can be behind it and it can be revealed only after the investigation is over.
‘I don’t think anyone will take the pain to go to the airport at 3:00am without any provocation just to denounce the players,’ added Roquibul.

-With New Age input

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