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Homage to the plane victims: Bangladeshi players to wear black arm bands against India match to-day
BIPIN DANI
COLOMBO, Mar 13: Bangladeshi players will wear black arm bands to pay homage to the passengers who died in plane crash in Nepal on Monday. This was revealed by the Bangladesh captain Mahmudullah Riyadh.

"We were terribly upset and became sad and all were very depressed when the news came to us on Monday. It was a horrible thing to have happened and our heart-felt condolences are with the families of the victims", he said.

"We deeply regret the incident and will all wear black arm bands", he added.

The similar sentiments were also expressed by the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) president Nazmul Hasan Papon.

The BCB chief with few directors returned to Dhaka after watching their team's first victory against Sri Lanka (last week). Few of them are against scheduled to return to witness match against India on Wednesday.

"I shall have a meeting with the team management once I arrive in Colombo and will instruct the team to pay homage to the victims", he said from Dhaka.

Sadly, several passengers and all four cabin crew members including pilot Abid Sultan of US-Bangla Flight BS211 that crashed at Kathmandu airport are reported to be died.

Rain factor :Slow rain and bad weather can still be the key factor in Wednesday's match, according to Athula Karunanayake, the Acting Director General, Department of Meteorology - Sri Lanka.

Speaking exclusively to this Reporter, he said, "this is an inter monsoon rain.We have cloudy weather and little rain in the evenings because of low pressure developed in South West coastal areas.The intensity of thunderstorm will be less on Wednesday as compared to what we saw on Monday".

The match between Sri Lanka and India was curtailed to 19-overs a side following a 80-minute delayed start. "We can see the clear sky weather from Thursday on wards", he further added.


News Updated at : Tuesday, March 13, 2018
 
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