Bangladesh Will Reply to Injustice by Winning Next World Cup, Says Sports Minister

Shashi / 22 March 2015

On Sunday Biren Sikder, Bangladesh Sports Minister said his country will win the next International Cricket Council World Cup. reported, he blamed ‘umpiring bias’ for the exit of the Tigers from the quarter-finals of the 2015 International Cricket Council World Cup at the hands of defending champion India on Thursday.

He made the statement at a college function in his constituency in Magura, the place vice-captain Shakib Al Hasan hails from. Journalists had sought his reaction to the result of the quarter-final game against Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s side. Bangladeshi Cricket fans have been protesting against alleged umpiring errors in the game.

Sheikh Hasina, Bangladeshi Prime Minister has also said Bangladesh were made to lose the match. Biren Sikder said Bangladesh would complain to the International Cricket Council (ICC) against what is being recognized as flawed umpiring decisions. He added that there was bad umpiring, utmost injustice.

He urged cricketers to respond to this ‘injustice’ by winning the next International Cricket Council World Cup. Sikder concluded saying that they want to show the world through hard work that they can make history as a strong side.

Sheikh Hasina has also said Bangladesh will become world champions someday.

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