Visiting Chairman of the International Cricket Council (ICC) Shashank Manohar on Thursday highly praised Bangladesh cricket, saying the Tigers are playing very well, reported UNB.
He made the remarks when he made a courtesy call on Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at her Jatiya Sangsad Bhaban office.
PM’s press secretary Ihsanul Karim briefed reporters after the meeting.
“They (Bangladeshi cricketers) are playing very well. Only consistency is required (in their performance),” Ihsanul Karim quoted the ICC chairman as saying.
Shashank Monohar hoped that Bangladesh will be as good as India, Australia and England one day.
If the spirit of national pride is infused into the players, Bangladesh cricketers will play better for the country with commitment, he said.
The ICC chairman said the ongoing cooperation between the ICC and the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) will continue.
The Prime Minister said she has been patronising games and sports, particularly cricket, since the beginning of her first term in 1996.
Hasina said she watches cricket matches, encourages players and talk to them.
Bangladesh Cricket Board President Nazmul Hassan Papon was present. The ICC Chairman arrived in the city on Wednesday on a three-day visit to Bangladesh. The BCB invited Manohar to come and watch the BPL final to be held at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium on Friday evening.