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Sultan Mansur: State should bear education expenses of junior Tigers

  • Published at 08:53 pm February 10th, 2020
U 19 ICC World Cup Cricket Champion Winner
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Jatiya Party MP Mujibul Huq Chunnu initiated the discussion and called for giving the U-19 players a gala reception upon their return home

An opposition bench member of parliament (MP) on Monday said all educational expenses of the U-19 cricket team players should be borne by the state.

Gonoforum MP elected from Maulvibazar-2, Sultan Mohammad Mansur Ahmed, made the plea speaking in Parliament, standing on point of order, informed UNB.

"As long as they (cricket players of U-19 team) continue their studies, the government, under the supervision of the Education Ministry and the Prime Minister, should bear all their expenses from the national exchequer," he said.

The Bangladesh U-19 team beat Indian U-19 by three wickets in the ICC U-19 World Cup final on Sunday to clinch their maiden trophy.

Jatiya Party MP Mujibul Huq Chunnu initiated the discussion and called for giving the U-19 players a gala reception upon their return home.

He said the whole nation is now as thrilled as they were on December 16, 1971, and January 10, 1972.

"Today, for the first time in the 45 year history of the World Cup, our boys have clinched the WC trophy...the people of the whole country are very much delighted," Chunnu said.

He appreciated the Prime Minister for extending all-out cooperation to the team for their achievement.

"Everyone has reached a consensus that a civic reception should be given to them (U-19 players) for their outstanding performance," he said.

Sultan Mansur also said: “In 1971, the people of the country beat Pakistani forces to attain independence and this time we beat India to clinch the U-19 World Cup.

"We've proven that we are an advanced country in the subcontinent," he added.

Sultan Mansur also demanded that the players be awarded plots of land.