India’s Eden Gardens is probably the largest cricket ground in the subcontinent, but Bangladesh is planning to snatch the honor from by building an even bigger stadium in Purbachal and will name it after Bangladesh Prime Minister Shiekh Hasina. This revelation came from BCB President Nazmul Hossain.
As per reports in PTI, Hassan told reporters on the final day of the ICC Board Meeting, “We want this to become one of the best in the world. Let’s hope for the best. It will be a centre of excellence.”
The BCB chief further added, “We are waiting for the land, the earlier we get the faster it will be ready. If we get the land, then BCB will build the stadium on its own. It will be the best venue ever in Bangladesh with a capacity of at least 50,000. We hope to be get it ready within a time frame of one-and-a-half years to maximum two years. It will be one of the most modern stadiums in the world.”
Meanwhile, Bangladesh are on the hunt for a suitable coach for the national side since Chandika Hathurusingha stepped down in October last year, and BCB chief said while hinting at Gary Kirsten that they will announce the name in the second week of May.
Hassan further added on the same, “Hopefully we will finalize in about 10-15 days’ time. I will not disclose the names yet because they have commitments. It will be a two years’ contract, whoever he is he will be with us at least till the World Cup. We are planning for multiple coaches and some of them may not be full-time. We are also in talks with Gary Kirsten.”
He also revealed that Bangladesh and India will be involved in more Tests in the coming years, according to their next FTP, which was submitted during the meeting, as they have played just one Test in India.
Nazmul signed off by saying, “We have matches with India. We just played one Test. There will be more matches with India. We always get India’s support.”