DOT Desk: Emiliano Martinez, the goalkeeper of Argentina’s World Cup-winning squad is now in Dhaka, reports TBS.
The plane carrying Martinez arrived at the Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in the early hours of Monday, confirmed Group Captain Kamrul Islam, executive director of Dhaka Airport.
He will leave Dhaka for Kolkata in the afternoon. During his stay in Dhaka, Martinez will stay at the FundedNext office. He is expected to meet Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at 2pm.
Marinez’s Kolkata visit is organised by Satadru Dutta, a sports promoter from India. Due to Bangladesh being close, the Argentine goalkeeper showed his interest to visit Dhaka. He arrived in Dhaka 11 hours before going to Kolkata. Unfortunately, the golden glove-winning keeper won’t be able to meet his fans during this short visit. “We wanted to organise an event where his fans will be able to meet Martinez. But we had to cancel it afterwards,” FundedNext Founder and CEO Syed Abdullah Jayed told Prothom Alo. The reason for the cancellation was his long journey and very short stay. Earlier, the Aston Villa shot-stopper confirmed his visit to the sub-continent via his official Facebook page on 29 May.
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