30 August 201000:56

Mortaza excited about World Cup on home soil

The Bangladesh bowler says the World Cup on my home turf is like a sweet dream coming true

Mortaza excited about World Cup on home soil - Cricket News

Bangladesh cricketer Mashrafe Mortaza.

Bangladesh star Mashrafe Mortaza has revealed his excitement at playing the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 on home soil.

"For me the World Cup on my home turf is like a sweet dream coming true. Many players don't get the chance to play in a World Cup at home in their whole career and we are so fortunate in that respect," he said.

"This tournament is going to be huge for Bangladesh cricket. The visible changes will be in cricketing infrastructure which will translate into more opportunities for the next generation of cricketers. The euphoria and enthusiasm that surrounds a World Cup has the potential to start a cricket revolution and can change the face of the game in our country."

Mortaza also believes that Bangladesh's passionate supporters will help create a fantastic atmosphere at the event.

"The Bangladeshi fans are unique. Traditionally they have been one of the most sporting crowd anywhere and the World Cup is their Cup of joy. The mere thought of the full house at the Sher-e-Bangla Stadium roaring in unison sends my pulse racing," he added.