Dhaka University Professor Asif Nazrul on Monday posted a Facebook status criticising the ruling party for allegedly ‘indulging Indian culture’ in the inaugural ceremony of Bangabandhu Bangladesh Premier League (BBPL) last night.
Dr Asif Nazrul wrote in his Faccbook post, “The ruling party may not know how to honour its founder Bangabandhu. After watching the opening ceremony of the BPL, it has become clear to me,” he wrote.“To honour Bangabandhu is to honour his beloved country, its people, language and heritage. It doesn’t mean patronising Indian culture in various ways,” the Facebook status said.
Earlier on Sunday, the grand opening ceremony of the BBPL was held at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina inaugurated the seventh and special edition of BPL last evening.
BBPL, named after the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman in order to celebrate his birth centenary, is scheduled to kick-off from December 11.
Rockstar James and popular folk singer Mumtaz performed in the event along with other notable singers.Bollywood superstar Salman Khan and popular actress Katrina Kaif also performed in the inauguration ceremony along with India singers Sonu Nigam and Kailash Kher.