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

Bangladesh fans didn’t like the visiting Pakistan team planting their national flag during the net session. The practice started by Saqlain Mushtaq before the ICC T20 World Cup to motivate players has created uproar in Bangladesh. The fans want suspension of the upcoming series.

State Minister of Information of Bangladesh Murad Hasan has also slammed the visitors for planting their flags.

He said that they cannot accept the team hoisting the Pakistan flag during practice session.

“I have nothing to say about the players on the Pakistan team. 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.

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,” Murad Hasan told reporters on November 16 as quoted by


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