Staff Correspondent, Chattogram: Star allrounder Shakib Al Hasan was accorded keys by the Chattogram City Corporation (CCC) for his stunning performances in the recently concluded ICC Cricket World Cup.
City Mayor AJM Nasir Uddin handed over the key to Shakib in a reception programme held at the city’s M A Aziz Stadium on Tuesday afternoon.
The Chattogram Jela Krira Sangstha (CJKS) arranged the reception programme at the first test win venue for Bangladesh team.
Thousands of people including many of little cricketers attended the programme to see the star cricketer.
Shakib is the first ever Bangladeshi cricketer who was accorded ‘Key to City’.
While speaking, Chattogram City Mayor AJM Nasir Uddin said, “Shakib Al Hasan has given Chattogram and its people a place in his mind. He flew to the city invitation as his mind always draws him to the port city.”
“Shakib lifted us to an honourable place in the world by his stunning performance in the recently concluded World Cup. I think, the entire Bangladesh are gratefulness to Shakib. Chattogram accorded him a reception from this debt,” he added.
CJKS Cricket Committee Vice Chairman and Reception Committee Convener Ali Abbas among others spoke in the programme.
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