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Tigers to don special jersey marking Golden Jubilee of Bangladesh

| Updated: January 18, 2021 10:46:43

Tigers to don special jersey marking Golden Jubilee of Bangladesh

On the occasion of the Golden Jubilee of Bangladesh’s independence, the national cricket team will wear a special jersey designed based on the idea of the national flag, the war of independence and the national memorial, Akram Khan, the chairman of cricket operations of BCB, has said.

Tigers will wear the jersey against West Indies in the ODI series starting from January 20.

“Along with the whole nation, we, the cricket board and the players, are going to join the celebration. We kept the occasion of 50-year of Bangladesh in mind while designing the new jersey. The jersey is designed inspired by our national flag — we kept the red sun of our flag in the jersey,” Akram told the media.

“At the same time, we have added the idea of celebrating independence by our freedom fighters, and we also added the national memorial. We hope you all will like the new jersey,” he added.

The series against West Indies will be marked as Bangladesh’s first series after the Covid-19 outbreak. West Indies played two series before coming to Bangladesh.

Bangladesh have already announced an 18-member squad for WI ODIs including three newbies— Mahedi Hasan, Hasan Mahmud and Shoriful Islam.

It’ll be Tamim Iqbal’s first ODI series as a full-time captain. He had earlier led the team in the Sri Lanka tour after the World Cup 2019. That was not a memorable assignment for Tamim as Bangladesh lost all three games against the Lankan Lions.

After the ODI series, the Tigers will lock horns with the touring Caribbeans in a two-match Test series starting from February 3 in Chattogram. The second Test will be played in Dhaka from February 11.

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