A.R. Rahman, a popular Indian composer, singer-songwriter, music producer and musician will be performing in Dhaka this March.
To celebrate the birth centenary of the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman in a grand manner, Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) is organizing two T20 matches between Asia XI and World XI and a concert featuring Academy Award-winning musician A.R. Rahman.
The double Oscar-winning composer will be performing at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Mirpur on March 29. His first concert here was in 2014 before the 2014 T20 World Cup in Bangladesh. Some of the popular Bangladeshi musical sensation will also perform in this festival.
AR Rahman's concert was supposed to be held along with the two T20 matches of 'Mujib Hundred Cup' between Asia XI and World XI in March 2020.
As the whole world came to a standstill due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the BCB had to go backwards with the huge arrangement. After two years, part of that festival is going to see the light of day. BCB is not able to organise the two T20 matches right now due to busy international schedule. The cricket apex board has decided to hold only the concert.
BCB Chief Executive Nizam Uddin Chowdhury confirmed the news. He added that the board has also sought time from the Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina for this.
Virat Kohli, KL Rahul, Chris Gayle, Kieron Pollard, Faf du Plessis were all scheduled to participate in the two T20 matches, which were scheduled to be held on March 20 and 21, 2020.
The Dhaka Premier League (DPL) is scheduled to start from March 15 in Mirpur. Due to the concert of AR Rahman, the matches of the last two rounds at the end of March will be held at ULAB ground.