BB to unveil World Cup coin
Bangladesh Bank will unveil a commemorative coin today to mark the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011, to be held in the sub-continent this month including Bangladesh.
Finance Minister AMA Muhith, also the chairman of the world cup organising committee, will unveil the Tk 10 silver coin at a function at National Sports Council (NSC) this morning with BB Governor Dr Atiur Rahman in the chair, a BB press release said.
Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) president AHM Mustafa Kamal,
State Minister for Youth and Sports Ahad Ali Sarkar, Zahid Ahsan Russel, chairman of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Youth and Sports, Secretary of the Ministry of Youth and Sports Mahbub Ahmed, BB deputy governor Ziaul Hasan Siddiqui
will also attend the function.
The Germany made coin will have a price tag of Tk 3,000.
The sale of the commemorative coins will start in the capital at 12:00pm at Bangladesh Bank’s head office and all commercial banks.
Other branches of the BB and other commercial banks outside the capital will also sell the coin later.
The round shaped coin will have world cup logo embedded on one side and the World Cup and BB logo on the other.
The coin is made of 925 fine silver (99.9% silver), having a diameter of 38mm and weighing 30 grams.
Bangladesh is a co-host of the sporting event along with India and Sri Lanka.
Eight matches including two quarter finals and the inaugural ceremony will be held in Bangladesh starting from February 17.
News:Daily Sun/Bangladesh/08 Feb 2011