Whatmore in 2003 : Link
" The stadium in Mirpur is ideal for becoming the centre of Bangladesh's cricket. It also has plenty of space on the outside where a big gymnasium and indoor facility can be built. There's a swimming pool and I believe, provision for accommodation too.
" You see almost everything is in place there. Only thing needed is some renovation and construction. Even the Board (Bangladesh Cricket Board) could move there," said Whatmore during an informal chat with reporters at the Bangabandhu National Stadium yesterday.
Mirpur stadium has a capacity of 60,000, whereas BNS has 36,000 Reference