Mujib 100 events organised by the BCB postponed
The coronavirus outbreak or the COVID-19 has claimed the lives of more than 3,100 people and infected more than 1 lakh people worldwide so far. In addition, the fast-spreading dangerous disease ruined the international calendar of various sporting events all across the world. The deadly virus infection has even put all-important Tokyo Olympics 2020 under doubt.
In the latest development, Mujib 100 events organised by the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) in a bid to commemorate the Birth Centenary of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman have been postponed as a precautionary measure amid coronavirus Disease situation worldwide.
The all-important events include the ‘Cricket Celebrates Mujib 100’ concert on 18 March 2020 by the legendary A. R. Rahman and the two Asian All-Star XI versus Rest of the World XI Twenty20 International matches. These events are expected to take place at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium, Mirpur on March 21 and 22 respectively.
Bangladesh Cricket Board CEO Nizam Uddin Chowdhury said that the decision to postpone the events was mainly based on the precautionary measure for the public because people’s health is more important than anything else.
“The decision to postpone the events was based on the general cautionary advice for the public from the Government and international health agencies.
We regret the inconveniences but at the same time hope that everyone concerned will understand our position as this is a major health issue across the globe and we cannot leave anything to chance,” BCB CEO Nizam Uddin Chowdhury concluded.