Bangladesh slaps ban on flying rival teams' flags during World T20

Order comes after an outcry over images of locals waving Pakistani flags during the recently concluded Asia Cup.


Afp March 25, 2014
Bangladeshi fans waving the Bangladeshi flag at a cricket match. PHOTO: AFP/FILE

DHAKA: Bangladesh, hosts of cricket's World Twenty20, threatened to ban local supporters Tuesday from stadiums if they are seen carrying the flags of any of the other teams competing in the tournament.

The order came after an outcry over images of locals waving Pakistani flags during the recently concluded Asia Cup, also held in Bangladesh.

A Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) spokesperson said the board had issued a directive after it "noticed that some local fans were flying foreign flags flouting the country's flag rules".

"We've received instruction in this regard," the spokesperson told AFP, without clarifying.

"As such we've ordered security officials and guards to make sure Bangladesh fans cannot carry or fly flags of foreign nations in the stadiums."

The BCB order came on the eve of Bangladesh's 44th Independence Day celebrations, marking the day when the nation went to war against Pakistan.

COMMENTS (122)

Ranadeep | 7 years ago | Reply Khamosh,,,,India,The Winner of T20 WorldCup 2014,,,Talant is important.
tariq | 7 years ago | Reply

Please be Open Minded. One thing has been happened. B.desh is a country now. But don't forget Peoples of both side were the citizen of one country, so still HEARTS OF BOTH SIDE breath together. The other side both are Muslims. Here in Pakistan we do feel same pain for any bad incident in B.Desh and the peoples of B.Desh do feel same pain for PAKISTAN'S bad incidents. tariq hussain

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