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ICC World T20 2014: Bangladesh cricket authorities want uninterrupted power supply during matches

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Fertilizer factories in Bangladesh have been asked to stop production on eve of ICC World T20 © Getty Images (Representational photo)

Mar 14, 2014

Cricket mania seems to have hit a new high in Bangladesh as the fertilizer factories in the country have been ordered to stop production to make sure that gas is supplied properly to power plants which will supply electricity for the matches to be held in ICC World Twenty 20.

The annual T20 tournament will take place from March 16 and has 16 teams battling it out for a spot in the final on April 6, reports reuters.

“We have no other options but to shut down fertilizer factories for some time to ensure gas supply to power plants,” said Mohammad Hussain Monsur, chairman of Oil, Gas and Mineral Corporation in Bangladesh.

“Today we have asked all seven, except one, fertiliser factories to close down for a month,” added Monsur on Thursday.

Interestingly Bangladesh has a history of power supply being interrupted whenever an important cricket match is around the corner which has led to fans going wild and attacking electricity supply centers in a fit of rage.

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