Ansar Ahmed Ullah : Bangladesh High Commission in London on Thursday 6 June hosted a grand reception in honour of the Bangladesh National Cricket Team to the ICC World Cup 2019.
Bangladesh State Minister for Foreign Affairs Md. Shahriar Alam and Minister for International Relations and the Welsh Language Eluned Morgan were the ‘Guests of Honour’ at the reception held at the National Assembly for Wales in Cardiff.
High Commissioner for Bangladesh to the UK Saida Muna Tasneem welcomed the Bangladesh National Cricket Team and other distinguished guests and gave the welcome speech.
Deputy Minister for Health and Social Services Julie Morgan, President of Bangladesh Cricket Council Noim Uddin Riaz and representative of UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office Fergus Auld addressed the event, greeting the Bangladesh Cricket Team. Tiger’s captain Mashrafe Bin Mortaza and Bangladesh team manager Khaled Mahmud also spoke on the occasion.
More than a dozen of UK parliamentarians, Cardiff Mayor Dan De’Ath and Councillor Dilwar Ali, UK foreign office representatives, councillors of Wales, cricketing professionals and dignitaries from the UK and British Bengalis attended the event.
The reception commenced with the national anthems of Bangladesh, Wales and UK followed by a dance performance by a group from the British Bengali community dedicated to the Bangladesh Cricket Team and the World Cup 2019. In addition, a duet of sitar and tabla created a great ambience at the reception.