The city is dressed in red and green in support of the national team.
Credit: Khaled Hasan

Bangladesh is hosting the Cricket World Cup for the first time, and Bangladeshis couldn't be more excited.

  • This is the first time Bangladesh is hosting the Cricket World Cup.
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  • Fans filled into the streets until late to celebrate Bangladesh's victory over Ireland in the first round.
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  • The event is co-hosted by Bangladesh, India and Sri Lanka.
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  • Many men are wearing the team jersey and cap.
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  • The national flag is displayed from shop windows and houses.
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  • People have painted the national flag on their faces.
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  • The cricket frenzy in Bangladesh is feverish.
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  • The Bangladesh government joined with private corporations to give Dhaka a face lift. Streets are clean, lights installed and cabs and buses must be freshly painted.
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  • The event's sponsors such as Pepsi and Islami Bank have drawn their logos all over to highlight their involvement. Most of the advertisements carry good luck messages for the national team.
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  • The Bangladesh Cricket Board and the government have used cultural symbols such as hand fans, rickshaws, and boats to showcase welcome messages.
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  • The city is dressed in red and green in support of the national team.
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  • Shop owners have painted shutters and windows in national colors.
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  • The atmosphere is Dhaka is carnival-esque.
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  • Billboards are used to show support for the national team.
    Credit: Khaled Hasan

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