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Hatebreed
March 15, 2007, 11:02 PM
World's biggest bat to drum up support for B'desh
AFP

DHAKA, Mar 15: A Bangladeshi firm has sent what they say is the world's biggest cricket bat on a signature tour to drum up support for the national team at the Caribbean World Cup, a company official said on Thursday.

The 70-foot (22-metre) long and eight-foot wide bat has been signed by thousands since its began its nationwide journey from the northern city of Rangpur on Wednesday, said Tariq bin Azam, public relations manager of Akiz Group.

"It's the world's biggest bat and we hope to gather at least one million signatures wishing good luck to the Bangladesh cricket team in the World Cup," he said.

He added that the bat was bigger than one made by an Indian company for the last World Cup in 2003.

The firm said the signing tour would end on March 23 at the southern city of Cox's Bazar.

Bangladesh launches its third World Cup campaign starting Saturday against India in Trinidad and Tobago.

The team scored a upset victory over powerful New Zealand in a warm-up match and maintained a winning record in the run-up to the World Cup.

http://worldcup.indiatimes.com/Worlds_biggest_bat_to_drum_up_support_for_Bdesh/articleshow/1768409.cms

BanglaCool
March 16, 2007, 05:18 AM
Just wondering, how are they carrying such a huge bat? Maybe they are breaking it up into pieces for transport- bhanga bat.

Rabz
March 16, 2007, 09:06 AM
We need all those bat(s) and al our other artileries to fire at full blaze against the indians to win the match....

Shafin
March 17, 2007, 05:24 AM
I hope to get my sig on it.When will it come to Dhaka?IF it's already here,where is it?

Hatebreed
March 17, 2007, 05:30 AM
Anyone in Bangladesh please find out more for us. I've looked everywhere for a picture but couldn't find any. I'm surprised to see only the Indian media covered this news.