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Jaya Ahsan represents Bangladesh at ICC World Cup inauguration

  • Published at 07:17 pm May 30th, 2019
Jaya Ahsan with Brett Lee
Jaya Ahsan with former tennis player Pat Cash (left) and Australia's former speed demon Brett Lee | Facebook

Jaya failed to get off the mark, but Razzak made up for it with a swashbuckling innings of 22 runs from just four balls

Renowned Bangladeshi actor Jaya Ahsan took part in a friendly match of cricket at the inaugural ceremony of the ICC World Cup 2019, held at The Mall in central London on Wednesday.

Former national cricketer Abdur Razzak partnered with Jaya to represented Bangladesh at this mini cricket match.

"I am feeling very excited at being able to represent Bangladesh at a World Cup event," she posted on Facebook.

Two celebrity representatives from each competing team at the World Cup played street cricket for the inaugural ceremony, on the road called The Mall, which stretches between the Buckingham Palace's western end and Trafalgar Square. 

Jaya failed to get off the mark, but Razzak made up for it with a swashbuckling innings of 22 runs from just four balls. 

Among the celebrities was Malala Yousafjai, the youngest Nobel laureate in the world, who represented Pakistan. Jaya had the opportunity to take a photo with Malala, which she shared with her fans on Facebook, along with other moments she shared with cricketers at the event.

She was also seen in the same frame with former Australian heartthrob pacer Brett Lee, and legendary West Indian batsmen Sir Vivian Richards.

The day before the street match, a garden party hosted by the Queen was held at the Buckingham Palace for the skippers of teams participating in the World Cup.