ICC President David Morgan has taken the opportunity of a meeting with President of Bangladesh Shaikh Hasina in Dhaka to praise the work done by the local organisers of the 2011 World Cup.
The event gets underway in Dhaka on 19th February next year and he was accompanied by Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) President Mostafa Kamal, Chief Executive Nizamuddin Choudhury, Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) President John Barclay and England & Wales Cricket Board (ECB) Chief Executive David Collier.
“We are grateful for your Government’s commitment to the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 and to you and your family for their life-long commitment to our great sport," Morgan said in a statement.
“We know that a lot of time and effort is going into ensuring that Bangladesh stages a memorable tournament, along with co-hosts India and Sri Lanka. The ICC Cricket World Cup is our flagship event, the third biggest sporting event in the world and the biggest ever to be staged in Bangladesh.
“We recognise that it presents Bangladesh and its people with the chance to showcase their country on the global stage and we fully expect it to be a great occasion.”
Bangladesh meet India in the opening match of the 14-team competition, which is to be co-hosted by India and Sri Lanka.
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