PCL success to brighten image of local Bangladeshi community: PCL chairman

PCL success to brighten image of local Bangladeshi community: PCL chairman

Source: UNBconncet

Sharjah, Mar 27 (UNB) - Port City League (PCL) chairman AZM Nasiruddin said the image of the local Bangladeshi community will be brightened if the tournament succeeds here.

Addressing a press conference at the Ramada Hotel Saturday afternoon, he said they had to undergo some difficulty to have visa for the huge Bangladeshi contingent as the local authority was very cautious in issuing entry permits for their experience of some illegal immigrants among the Bangladeshi community here.

He said: “If we can make the tournament a success, then the image of the Bangladeshi community, who are working here, will brighten to a large extent.”

Nasir was taken by surprise seeing the huge interest for cricket among the local Bangladeshis, who despite two-day deferment of the league, crowded the Sharjah Stadium to see their beloved cricketers practice at the venue on Friday.

Asked if they would extend the time of the league as it did not begin in due time, he said they would sit with the participating teams Saturday evening to discuss the issue.

Nasir indicated that the tournament fixture might be rescheduled considering the players’ national duty ahead of the T20 World Cup and the T20 National League.

Replying to a question, he said they have received full cooperation of Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) in hosting the PCL in Sharjah. Some BCB high-ups also came here to watch the PCL.

The veteran organizer said some 10-12 MPs are now staying in Sharjah to attend the inauguration ceremony of the PCL on Sunday.

PCL general secretary Sirajuddin Mohammad Alamgir said BCB gave us logistic and umpiring support to host the tournament.

He said henceforth they would host the PCL tournament every year after the encouragement they received in the first version of the meet.

Local organizing committee chairman Iftekhar Hossain Babul and secretary Moeen Uddin Moeen were also present at the press conference.


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