World Cup-winning U-19 team receive heroes welcome in Bangladesh
The Akbar Ali-led Bangladesh Under-19 team was accorded with a heroes welcome in Mirpur following their historic World Cup win in South Africa. Bangladesh Under-19 scaled the summit by beating India Under-19 in a pulsating final played in Potchefstroom last Sunday. The Bangladesh team arrived in Mirpur on Wednesday at 5 p.m. local time with the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) hosting a huge reception at the airport. BCB president Nazmul Hassan along with other board officials and government officials received the set of players at the airport. They, then headed towards the Shere-e-Bangla National Stadium where Akbar and Nazmul addressed a press conference.