Pakistan’s behavior has not changed in fifty years. From cricket to politics – a touch of audacity everywhere. Bangladesh’s rapid progress in the socio-economic field, in the pace of change, they are burning in the fire of such violence; The Pakistani executioners of 1971 are also jealous of the development of Bangladesh in the world of cricket. It is as if they have dragged the old revenge of that defeat by standing on the ground of Bangladesh and behaving repeatedly. Last Monday, the Pakistani cricket team showed its audacity by flying the Pakistani flag at the Mirpur Stadium without any reason. Before playing with this, a storm of criticism is raging in all quarters. Pakistan cricket team has demanded an apology. Otherwise, many have said that they will send them away. They have urged the Bangladesh Cricket Board to take action now. Otherwise, the concerned officials will not be able to avoid the responsibility. No one has the right to humiliate Bangladesh.
Bangladesh is going to play a series against Pakistan at home after 5 years. The two teams will play a three-match T20 series on November 19. The Pakistan team practiced flying its national flag at the academy in Mirpur last Monday. After the picture went viral on social media, there was a negative reaction. According to ICC rules, the flag of the opposing team, including the host country, must be displayed at the BCB office during the match. As such, the flags of BCB, Bangladesh and Pakistan have been flown more than once in the match against Pakistan. However, despite the rules of waving the flag in the gallery, the general public, including cricket connoisseurs, think it is inappropriate to hoist the Pakistani flag directly on the ground during practice. According to them, no visiting team in Bangladesh has ever practiced hoisting their country’s flag like this before. The national flag is with them in many ways. Some tied on the head, some wrapped around the shoulders. In some cases, the flag of one’s own country can be seen in the hands of the support staff. Former Bangladesh captain Mashrafe held a press conference at the 2015 World Cup with the national flag on his head abroad. That too is a rare event in the history of cricket.
Pakistan also showed audacity in the first tour: Pakistan visited Bangladesh as the first Test team after independence. That visit in 1979-80 was part of a visit between Pakistan and India. They were scheduled to play a two-day match in Chittagong and a three-day match in Dhaka. But due to the audacity of Pakistani cricketers during the two-day match in Chittagong, the match was thwarted in the face of protests from Bangladesh supporters. As a result, the Pakistan cricket team had to say goodbye. According to eyewitnesses, the Pakistan team went straight to Chittagong from Dhaka at that time. Allegedly, the behavior of Pakistani cricketers at Chittagong airport was unacceptable. A number of cricketers, including Imran Khan, greeted the cricket fans who came to greet them. Not only that, some Pakistani cricketers also made unacceptable comments about the great war of independence. The cricket fans were angry. When Javed Miandad returned to the gallery after a tea break on the second day of the two-day match at the Chittagong Stadium, angry spectators entered the field from the gallery and chased the Pakistani cricketers. Then the game becomes futile. The young cricketer (later former Bangladesh cricket captain) Rakibul Hasan was on the field that day. He told Bhorer Kagoj that they came to Bangladesh after playing cricket series in India. The issue of greeting them in response to the salute at the airport was also published in the daily Azadi. This makes people angry. At noon on the day of the game, angry spectators entered the field and attacked them. We were trapped until 8 o’clock at night. Then the game was ruined. The former Tiger captain commented that this is his wish that there should be no politics in cricket.
No one in the world has the right to humiliate Bangladesh: Mirpur, the slaughterhouse of 1971. The Pak aggressors rejoiced over the massacre of innocent Bengalis. After the victory, Lt. was martyred on 31 January 1972 to liberate the subjugated Mirpur. Selim, Zaheer Raihan and many other freedom fighters. In the last 50 years, 10 slaughterhouses have been found there. The Mirpur Stadium is surrounded by a slaughterhouse. Standing on the golden jubilee of independence, Pakistani cricketers flew the Pakistani flag in that Mirpur without any reason. The question has arisen in the minds of the people as to whether the hoisting of the flag of the defeated power in an independent country bought in exchange for the blood of three million martyrs undermines the sovereignty and self-respect of the country. Many think that Pakistan should be held accountable for this incident. They have to apologize and they must apologize to Bangladesh for their arrogance. They also said that there is no need for their cricket team to play in this country. When asked, Shahriar Kabir, president of the committee to eradicate the murderous brokers of 1971, told Bhorer Kagoj that the state of Pakistan is the villain. They never recognized Bangladesh’s independence, sovereignty, genocide by Pakistan. The Mirpur Stadium where they did this work, this whole Mirpur was the killing ground of Pakistan in 1971. Most people in Dhaka have been killed in this Mirpur. They have no respect for those martyrs. The Pakistani flag is now flying at the place where they killed in 1971. It is the responsibility of the cricket board to protest. “Pakistan will make fun of you again and again, why should we tolerate it?” The Board of Control for Cricket will ask them to explain why they broke the norm. At the same time, they should apologize for this heinous act and warn them not to do such thing in future. If Pakistan does not do this then they have to say goodbye. If we don’t play cricket with Pakistan, nothing will come of it. Bangladesh is a self-respecting state, it is internationally recognized. It has to be explained to Pakistan that no one has the right to humiliate Bangladesh.
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