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Bangladesh act tough

Dhaka: The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) on Tuesday threatened to ban local supporters from entering the stadium in Mirpur, if they were seen carrying flags of any other nation.

According to a BCB spokesman, they have been asked to follow government instructions. “As per the flag rules of our country, Bangladeshis aren’t allowed to carry the flags of other countries,” said the spokesman.

The spokesman said the BCB had issued the directive after it “noticed that some local fans were waving Pakistani flags, flouting the country’s flag rules.”

“We’ve ordered security officials to make sure Bangladeshi fans cannot carry or fly flags of foreign nations in the stadiums.” Bangladesh celebrates its Independence Day on Wednesday.