Tuesday, 17 December 2013

World Cup Trophy at Radisson Blu Water Garden Hotel


 The display of the football World Cup trophy at the Bangabandhu National Stadium has been cancelled due to ‘security’ concern, Coca-Cola Public Affairs Officer in Bangladesh Shamima Akhter has told Habib.

Visitor’s can see the trophy At hotel.It  will be open for viewing of approximately 15 thousand ticket holders at the Radisson Blu Water Garden Hotel for the next two days, the event’s hosts confirmed on Tuesday.

Bangladesh Football Federation (BFF) President Kazi Salahuddin said, “We’ve been forced to take the decision due to lack of logistics support.”

With a gap of a few days, BNP-led 18-Party alliance have started enforcing another spell of 72-hour blockade in Bangladesh from 6am on Tuesday, hours before the trophy has reached the city.

The pure 18-carat gold trophy, weighing just over six kg and standing at 14.4 inches tall, arrived in Dhaka from United Arab Emirates on a chartered plane accompanied by a top class security protocol and Fifa officials.

The BFF President, along with Coca-Cola representatives, received the trophy after it landed at 12:25 noon at the Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport.

The tour is a Coca-Cola initiative whereby the trophy travels around several countries to build up the anticipation for the 2014 soccer event in Brazil.

The trophy will depart Bangladesh for Bhutan on next Friday enroute to Nepal and India.

Bangladesh hosted a World Cup trophy for the first time, though it was a replica, in 2002, courtesy Gillette.

However, this time the main trophy has arrived in Bangladesh.It is a big oppurunaty for bangalee peoples.

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