Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Cricketer Mehedi Miraz gets 3-katha plot in Khulna city

  • Khulna Correspondent, bdnews24.com
    Published: 2017-09-06 01:06:28 BdST

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Mehedi Hasan Miraz

Bangladesh bowler Mehedi Hasan Miraz has been gifted a plot in Khulna City as a reward for his match-winning performance that helped the Tigers to their first Test win against England and eventually draw the series.

His father received the land documents from the local authorities as the cricketer is now playing against Australia in Chittagong.

Miraz took 19 wickets to become the man of the series on the home soil in October last year.

Besides his sensational on-field exploits, his family's poverty and predicaments also hit the headlines at that time.

As a result, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina instructed the local authorities to find a piece of land for Miraz's family in Khulna City.

With the hand-over of 3.07-katha or 0.05 acre of land at a token price of Tk 1,001, her wish has been fulfilled.

Miraz's father Jalal Hossain is rent-a-car driver in Khulna and lives in a small tin-shed house in Khalishpur with his wife, a daughter and a son.

Superintendent engineer of Khulna Development Authority or KDA Shamim Zehad told bdnews24.com, "Miraz's father received the papers from KDA on Aug 24."

The plot is located at the Muzgunni area of the city, and it is a commercial-cum-residential land on the main road, he added.

Miraz's father has expressed gratitude to the prime minister and the media.

The land will be registered in Miraz's name when he returns to Khulna after the Chittagong match, according to KDA chairman.