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PM greets Tigers for historic win against England

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today extended her heartiest congratulations to Bangladesh cricket team for their historic win against the touring England side in the second Test in Dhaka.

The Tigers clinched the first test victory over England by 108 runs at Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium here to level the two-match Rocket Test Series 1-1.

In a congratulatory message, Sheikh Hasina greeted all the players, coach and officials of the national team as well as Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) officials concerned for defeating England in the second Test.

"The whole nation is proud of seeing the team spirit of our players and their tremendous performance," PM's Press Secretary Ihsanul Karim quoted the premier as saying.

She added that the historic success is the outcome of proper patronage and support to the game by the present government.

In this connection, the prime minister mentioned that Bangladesh earned the long-cherished test status and one-day status during the 1996-2001 Awami League government.

The premier expressed the hope that the winning spree of the Bangladesh cricket team would continue in future.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)