In a courtesy call on Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at her official residence Ganobhaban this morning, Barclay said, “The ICC will provide all possible assistance to take Bangladesh cricket further.”
In reply, Sheikh Hasina said, “Bangladesh Cricket will go further with the full support of ICC.”
The Prime Minister told the ICC Chairman that his entire family is a sports fan. Because, his grandfather, father and brothers were players and sports organizers.
After the meeting, Assistant Press Secretary to the Prime Minister MM Imrul Kayes briefed the media.
The ICC Chairman lauded the outstanding performance of both the Bangladesh men’s and women’s cricket teams in the last seven years.
He said the performance of the Bangladesh cricket team over the last seven years has inspired him to visit Bangladesh so that he can directly witness the development of Bangladesh cricket.
Mentioning that for the first time in ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup, Bangladesh women’s cricket team defeated Pakistan by 9 runs and Bangladesh won the World Cup. She said that ICC will also provide all necessary support for the development of women’s cricket.
“We will help Bangladesh in coaching, umpiring and developing wickets or pitches,” he added.
Bangladesh Cricket Board President Nazmul Hasan Papon MP and Senior Secretary to the Prime Minister’s Office. Tofazzal Hossain Mia was present at the time.
The ICC chairman and a former director of New Zealand cricket arrived in Dhaka on Sunday on a two-day visit.
Barclays was elected chairman of the ICC on 24 November 2020. Arriving in the capital, he inspected the construction work of Sheikh Hasina International Cricket Stadium in Purbachal.