Bangladesh Cricket Supporters Association (BCSA) has organized a grand reception for the former national team coach Gordon Greenidge on Wednesday at the Daily Star Center in Dhaka where the living legend shared his memories with team Bangladesh during the historic ICC Trophy back in two decades ago.
Sharing his pleasure to be a part of the success story of the country, the West Indian great said, “I am happy to be part of an association that I felt was at that time skeptical and hesitant of their own ability. But I think the players themselves knew that they had qualities that only needed to be exposed and this was done in Kula Lumpur.”
“We know what happened after that (following the ICC trophy in 1997). Bangladesh cricket has taken a new flight. It’s just a pity that I couldn’t be with you during that period as well,” he said.
Few other dignitaries also shared their memories with the former coach. Among them former Asian Cricket Council President Syed Ashraful Haque, Gazi Ashraf Lipu, Ahmed Shazzadul Alam were present in the occasion.
BCSA members presented a memorial crest to Gordon Greenidge and a T shirt of the association.