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All ten captains in the Buckingham palace


Senior Staff Correspondent,, Dhaka | 30 May 2019, 08:31AM

All ten captains in the Buckingham palace
Ten captains at the Buckingham palace with Great Britain’s queen Elizabeth II, Photo: Collected

Bangladesh captain Mashrafe bin Mortuza had gone to meet Great Britain’s queen Elizabeth II in the Buckingham palace along with other nine captains of the participating teams of ICC world cup(WC)2019. The all ten captains met the queen where Duke of Sussex Prince Harry was also present.

After the ten captains reached the Buckingham palace the queen came and introduced herself with all. According to the tradition the queen shook hand with them. The queen talked with the captains individually with a smile in her lip. A group photograph was also shot in the palace.  

Then Prince Harry introduced himself with the captains individually and wished every body’s success in the WC tournament 2019.

The captains stood in a row in the alphabetical order of the country’s name. First Afghanistan, second Australia and then Bangladesh in the third of the row. The queen wished every body’s success in the tournament in a pleasant mood.

According to the tradition of the palace all ten attired with suits with tie. Bangladesh captain Mashrafe had white shirt, black suit and green tie.

After the meeting with the queen the captains rushed to London Mall where the inaugural function was being held in a soothing colorful atmosphere. The function lasted for 1.20 hours. There were cricket song and music in some heavenly environment.  

The Mall is located just opposite to Buckingham palace where the British people had some traditions of thousand years.

In an exceptional arrangement there was a program of street cricket for 60 seconds. Each cricketer and a star took part in the program. In Bangladesh show spinner Abdur Razzaq and film star Joya Ahsan were in the show.

In Indian display bollywood star and director Farhan Akhtar batted while Anil Kumble bowled. In Pakistan side there were Azahar Ali and noble laureate Malala Yusufzai. The whole show was hosted by former English all rounder Andrew Flintoff.

The inaugural session ended giving the signal of beginning the main competition to be started on Thursday. South Africa will meet the host England in the inaugural match.