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Bangladesh supports ‘Black Lives Matter’

 Sports Correspondent

 Published: 01:30 PM, 20 January 2021  

Bangladesh supports ‘Black Lives Matter’

Bangladesh supports ‘Black Lives Matter’

After a long break due to Covid-19, the Bangladesh national cricket team is finally returning to the international cricket arena. This is also the first international match after a long break on home soil. Tamim Iqbal and Shakib Al Hasan joined the anti-apartheid ‘Black Lives Matter’ movement in this match.

Before the start of the first match of the series against the West Indies at the Mirpur Sher-e-Bangla Stadium on Wednesday, the players of the two teams knelt down and raised their hands in solidarity with the movement. The West Indies have done this regularly in their last two series. 

The ‘Black Lives Matter’ movement has been going on worldwide since May 25 last year. After the death of George Floyd, a black US citizen, due to the inhuman torture of the police, as a result, the whole world became vocal and at the same time, the movement for security for the black people started. Like the stars of other arenas, the sports arena has also taken part in it.

The Bangladesh Cricket Board also celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Great Independence on a small scale before the start of the match. As part of which balloons were flown, BCB president Nazmul Hasan Papon stood in front of the presidents' box.