Friday, February 11, 2011

2 days vacation for Students during WC in Bangladesh

All educational institutions in the two main cities - Dhaka and Chittagong- in Bangladesh will remain closed on Feb 19 and Mar 19 because of Bangladesh's World Cup matches scheduled to be held in Dhaka, the capital city of the country, sources said.

The decision came from a meeting of the organisational committee of the ICC World Cup Cricket on Thursday night at the Bangladesh PM's official residence Ganabhaban..

The biggest cricket event starts with an opening gala ceremony on Feb 17. Bangladesh takes on India in its maiden match on Feb 19, and South Africa in another match on Mar 19.

The meeting was chaired by Bangladesh prime minister Sheikh Hasina, also the chief patron of the committee. She was updated on the preparations .

Chairman of the organisational committee of ICC WC 2011 in Bangladesh and Finance Minister of the country Abul Maal Abdul Muhith, Home Minister Shahara Khatun, Information Minister Abul Kalam Azad, State Minister for Sports Ahad Ali Sarker, Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) President A H M Mustafa Kamal, among others, were present at the meeting.

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