Bangladesh's preparation for the 2011 World Cup on Tuesday received a thumbs-up from International Cricket Council president David Morgan, who thanked both the cricket board and the government for putting in hard work.
The visiting ICC president was welcomed today Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at her office in the capital and Morgan took the opportunity to praise the local organisers of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 for their ongoing hard work.
"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," said Morgan, who also attended the ongoing Test match between Bangladesh and England.
"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," said the ICC president who was accompanied by Bangladesh Cricket Board President Mostafa Kamal, BCB Chief Executive Nizam Uddin Choudhury, Marylebone Cricket Club President John Barclay and David Collier, the Chief Executive of the England and Wales Cricket Board.
"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," Morgan added.
The ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 begins here on February 19 2011 with a match between the home side and India.