Dhaka, Nov 17: In a huge controversy, the Pakistan cricket team, which is touring Bangladesh to play three T20Is and two Tests, hoisted their national flag during a practice session at the Mirpur ground in Bangladesh. The move has left many Bangladeshi citizens fuming, who slammed the visitors for their gesture.
The Bangladeshi fans have demanded an apology from the team. It has said that either Pakistan’s cricket team should apologize or the series between the two countries should be cancelled. This came after PCB’s official media handle posted pictures of the practice session where the Pakistani flag was seen hoisted on the ground where the entire team was training ahead of the matches.
Soon after the pictures were posted on Twitter, the Bangladeshi fans began attacking Pakistan’s cricket team. A user wrote: “Different countries have come to #Bangladesh innumerable times, many matches have been played by practicing.But neither party needed to practice burying their national flag on the ground.But why did #Pakistan do that….What does it indicate”.
Another user said, "Go back Pakistan. Bangladesh should stop the series. Ban any kind of Pakistani flag in Bangladesh."
Some Bangladesh fans, in a video message expressed their displeasure over the Pakistan team hoisting their flag during the practice sessions at the Mirpur ground in Bangladesh.
In the name of sport these people are carrying their hidden agenda. Did anyone notice no pakistani player offered namaj playing with Aus but they always do namaj on ground playing against India.
Responding to this, Pakistan’s cricket team claimed that this is their pre-match ritual, which was introduced by their coach, Saqlain Mushtaq. According to the reports, Mushtaq had started this trend of taking the national flag to the training grounds to boost the morale of his cricketers.