Stand named after Manzarul Islam Rana at Sheikh Abu Naser Stadium2012-11-30
The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) today formally named the International Gallery (West) of the Sheikh Abu Naser Stadium as ‘Manzarul Islam Rana Stand’. Bangladesh and Khulna Division all-rounder Kazi Manzarul Islam Rana was killed in a road accident in Khulna on 16 March 2007 at the age of 22.
Announcing the naming of the stand BCB President Nazmul Hassan said: “We will not get Manzarul back but this is just our humble effort to embed his name with this Stadium forever in recognition of his contribution to Bangladesh cricket.”
Manzarul’s mother Jamila Khatun, who was present during the formal declaration said: “My son was someone who was a pride for Bangladesh and Khulna. From the day he passed away people of Khulna demanded from their heart the naming of a stand at the Sheikh Abu Naser Stadium after him. Today our dream has been realized. I can not thank the BCB President, the Board and the media enough.”