Bangladesh High Commission in London has hosted a reception in honour of the Bangladesh National Cricket Team to the ICC World Cup 2019 and to celebrate the Bangladesh-UK friendship on the ground.
State Minister for Foreign Affairs Md Shahriar Alam and Minister for International Relations and the Welsh Language Eluned Morgan were the guests of honour at the reception held at the National Assembly for Wales in Cardiff.
Bangladesh High Commissioner to UK Saida Muna Tasneem welcomed members of the Bangladesh team and other guests, said a media release on Saturday.
Deputy Minister for Health and Social Services Julie Morgan, President of Bangladesh Cricket Council Noim Uddin Riaz and representative of UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office Fergus Auld addressed the event, greeting the Tigers.
Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Bin Mortaza and team manager Khaled Mahmud also spoke on the occasion.
More than a dozen UK MPs, Cardiff Mayor Dan De’Ath and Councillor Dilwar Ali, UK foreign office representatives, councilors of Wales, cricketing professionals and dignitaries from UK and British-Bangladeshi community attended the event.
The reception commenced with the national anthems of Bangladesh, Wales and UK followed by a dance performance by a group of artistes from the British-Bangladeshi Community dedicated to the Bangladesh team and the World Cup 2019.