The first day of the second test match between Bangladesh and Sri Lanka at the P.Saravanamuttu Stadium will be a historic event which will see the Bangladesh national team marking its 100th match in Test history.
Sri Lanka Cricket plans to mark the occasion with a medal awarding ceremony which will be graced by the Bangladesh Cricket Board president Nazmul Hasan.
“We would like to recognise the participating teams and give the team medals before the game for playing this match. This is a historic occasion for Bangladesh and we are happy that they are sharing it us with,” said President Sri Lanka Cricket Hon. Thilanga Sumathipala.
Commenting on the performance of the team he added that the Bangladesh team has come a long way in cricket. “Their participation has improved, economics of the game has improved. Bangladesh now have a very mature, world-class cricketing structure. We are very proud and happy for Bangladesh.”
While in Galle during the first test he also remarked about Bangladesh acquiring test status. “During 1998, I was the President the Board of Control for Cricket in Sri Lanka. We voted for Bangladesh for Test status. I was also the President of Asian Cricket Council at the time. As an ACC initiative, we also sent four coaches for age-level cricket (U-13, 15, 17, 19). We have been helping each other since then and the team itself has come a long way.”
[From Sri Lanka Cricket ]
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