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Thursday, 03 February 2011

The roadshow with the World Cup Cricket trophy has reached Abahani ground at Dhanmondi.

The colourful display on wheels kicked off around 10:30am from Atlas Bangladesh Limited office at Tongi.

The cup arrived on a flight from India to Shahjalal International Airport at 8:30am, Touhid Ahmed of the event management firm Eyestoppers told

This is for the fist time that Bangladesh got the opportunity of hosting the world's top cricket event.

The opening ceremony of the cricket world cup will be held in Dhaka on Feb 17. Eight matches including the first one on Feb 19 will also be held in the capital.

The ceremonial roadshow travelled through the city led by a team of Hero Honda Hunk.

At the Abahani ground the cup will be kept until 6pm, the organisers said.

The World Cup will later be taken to the BCS Computer City and handed over to Bangladesh Cricket Board around 8pm.

Bangladesh Television will telecast the roadshow live.

The cup will be in Dhaka until the first match of the great cricket extravaganza is held on Feb 19.


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