Many Bangladeshi followers took the transfer as a political message throughout the 12 months of golden jubilee celebrations of the nation’s independence.
Bangladesh State Minister for Info and Broadcasting Dr Murad Hasan has demanded that the Pakistan staff ought to be despatched again with the flag.
“Pakistan cricketers hoist their nationwide flag throughout follow. This isn’t acceptable underneath any circumstances. I can not help it in any approach,” he advised reporters in Chittagong on Tuesday.
The Minister stated, “Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman’s daughter and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has taken Bangladesh cricket to a brand new excessive by means of numerous initiatives. Pakistan staff’s hoisting nationwide flag in Dhaka is a good blow to our nationwide spirit at a time when Bangladesh is celebrating golden jubilee of its independence from Pakistan and Mujib Borsho marking start centenary of Bangabandhu”.
Quickly after the controversy got here to mild, the Pakistan Cricket Board stated they’ve adopted the choice of placing up the nationwide flag throughout follow classes for the previous two months.
“(Pakistan) coach Saqlain Mushtaq launched the follow to spice up the staff’ morale,” visiting staff supervisor Ibrahim Badizi stated.
The Pakistan cricket staff arrived in Dhaka on Monday for the three T20 Internationals which start in Dhaka on November 19.
Key civil society physique Ghatak Dalal Nirmul Committee termed this transfer of Pakistan cricket staff a disrespect to the sovereignty of Bangladesh.