Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) accorded a warm reception to former Bangladesh National Cricket Team head coach and West Indian legend Gordon Greenidge in a hotel in the capital on Monday.
Greenidge came to Bangladesh on a five-day tour to meet his former colleagues of Bangladesh cricket team. He attended a reunion hosted by the BCB including former Bangladesh players and officials.
BCB appointed West Indian Gordon Greenidge five months before the 1997 ICC Trophy.They started their intense practice session at the Bangladesh Krira Shikkha Protisthan (BKSP) under his guideline.
Therefore, the Tigers led by Akram Khan went to Malaysia to play ICC Trophy in 1997, the victory that changed the wholesale Bangladesh cricket.
By virtue of the historic victory, the entire team along with Greenidge was awarded by the government. Even, Greenidge was given the honorary citizenship. He will inaugurate a golf tournament in Bangladesh during his Dhaka stay.
BCB President Nazmul Hassan Papon, BCB Directors Nazib Ahmed, Naimur Rahman Durjoy, Jalal Yunus, Lokman Hossain Bhuiyan, Ismail Haider Mallick, Enayet Husain Siraj, Bangladesh National Cricket Team Chief Selector Minhajul Abedin Nannu, Selector Habibul Bashar, BCB Chief Executive Officer Nizam Uddin Chowdhury, former cricketer Mohammad Rafique, former Bangladesh captain Mohammad Asraful and journalists from different media were present during the reception ceremony.