Nation celebrates WC opening

Processions in celebration of the opening of the cricket World Cup were taken out in most parts of the country on Thursday evening.

bdnews24.com
Published : 17 Feb 2011, 09:48 AM
Updated : 17 Feb 2011, 09:48 AM
Dhaka, Feb 17 (bdnews24.com) — Processions in celebration of the opening of the cricket World Cup were taken out in most parts of the country on Thursday evening.
The opening ceremony of the 10th cricket World Cup at the Bangabandhu National Stadium in the capital was shown live in all district headquarters on giant screens.
For the first time, the cricket World Cup is being co-hosted by Bangladesh, India and Sri Lanka. Eight of the total 49 matches will be played in Bangladesh, while the finals of the cricket World Cup will be played in Mumbai, India on April 2.
Residents of Magura, hometown of national team's captain Shakib Al Hasan, took out processions around 3:00pm. The procession was organised by the sports organisations of the district.
The procession culminated into a discussion meeting in the local stadium, where some cultural events were also organised.
In Gaibandha, the fans organised processions, cultural events and fireworks, apart from a giant screen showing the spectacular opening ceremony live.
Processions were also taken out in Gopalganj, Bandarban, Narsinghdi and Lalmonirhaat to mark the ceremony.
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