U-19 heroes reaches Mirpur

News Desk, Barta24.com
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The Bangladesh Under-19 team reached Mirpur where hundreds of overjoyed cricket fans are waiting to congratulate them on delivering the nation's first World Cup.

Having landed some time after 5:00pm, the Akbar Ali-led world champions were accorded a small reception at the airport lounge and there was a cake cut to commemorate the occasion.

The Tigers have arrived three days after beating their Indian counterparts in the final in Potchefstroom, South Africa on Sunday. The team landed sometime after 5 PM (BDT). The Young Tigers boarded a flight yesterday from Johannesburg at 10 PM (South Africa Time) and following a transit, they boarded a flight for Dhaka from Dubai this morning.

The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) had earlier decided to keep the homecoming low-key, with a small reception planned at the Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport, before Akbar Ali's team are taken to the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium's Academy ground for a press conference.