Bangladesh Premier League side Rajshahi Kings have taken an unprecedented decision. When they play Dhaka Dynamites at Sylhet International Cricket Stadium on Wednesday, the players will wear jerseys with their mothers' names on the back, said a press release.
Team captain Mehidy Hasan Miraz said, "This will be a new experience for me. Of course to do something for our mothers will be very special for us. We want to win the match and dedicate it to our mothers."
Vice-captain Soumya Sarkar added, "Of course it will be the first time in our country. We have always played with our own names or nicknames on our shirts, but now this would be something we did not think about. We always say we want to dedicate the match to our mothers, now this is the time we can truly show it. It is a chance for ourselves to make our mothers proud."
Kings coach Lance Klusener urged everyone to remember their mother at least once a day. "My mother is a very special person, she is always the first person to ask me how my day was. I speak to her everyday. Quite often we forget our mothers, we always worry about the people around us. I appeal to everybody, just speak to your mother at least once in a day and appreciate what she has done for you."
Chief executive officer Tahmeed Azizul Huq sees the occasion as a chance to pay tribute to the mothers, "Mothers can inspire millions of people and it is no exception to the Kings. We consider this venture from us as a tribute to real backbones of our nation."