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Monday December 18, 2017 08:58 AM

When the prime minister channels her inner Tiger

When the prime minister channels her inner Tiger
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is seen playing virtual cricket during the inaugural session of Digital World 2017 at Bangabandhu International Conference Center on December 6,2017BSS

'The game has been developed for a foreign company, and this is a matter of great pride for our nation'

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s craving for cricket is nothing new. And this time, she herself picked up a cricket bat and got into the digital version of the game, wearing a VR (virtual reality) headset during the inaugural session of Digital World 2017.

The prime minister seemed to enjoy the virtual game, but she became even more excited after learning that the simulation was entirely developed by Bangladeshi software company DataSoft.

The prime minister came across the innovation while she was visiting the pavilions, after inaugurating the mega Information and Communication Technology (ICT) event at Dhaka’s Bangabandhu International Conference Center on Wednesday.

State minister for ICT Zunaid Ahmed Palak said: “Wearing the VR headset, a person can enjoy the real experience of playing cricket.

“The game has been developed for a foreign company, and this is a matter of immense pride for our nation.”

The four-day-long event, with the theme “Ready for Tomorrow,” is to be held from December 6 to 9.

The article was first published in the Bangla Tribune

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