Many Bangladesh fans took the move as a political message ahead of the golden jubilee celebrations of independence.

PCB has sought official permission from Bangladesh Cricket Board to hoist their national flag during practice session. A Geo TV report, on November 17, stated that the BCB will inform the officials of the Pakistan team about their decision soon.

The development came after the visitors were slammed for hoisting their country’s flag without the permission of the BCB.

Bangladesh fans and one of the ministers of the government have lambasted the visiting team for their actions.

“I have nothing to say about the players on the Pakistan team,”state minister Murad Hasan said. “But we can’t accept them hoisting the Pakistan flag during practice sessions. Especially at a time when we’re celebrating the birth centenary of the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, when we’re celebrating the golden jubilee of our independence. I believe they should be sent back along with their flag,” he said.

“Our hearts wrench when we see the Pakistani flag. Why do they need the flag for a practice session? Is it drama or farce? This should not be allowed. We fought them and earned our independence through the blood of 3 million martyrs,” he added.

Meanwhile, this practice was started by Saqlain Mushtaq before the ICC T20 World Cup to motivate the players.

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