Hadudu is the national game of Bangladesh. Cricket and Football are more popular, with Cricket being the most popular sport in Bangladesh closely followed by Football. The Bangladesh national cricket team won the ICC Trophy in 1997 against Kenya which enabled them to participate in the 1999 Cricket World Cup. In their very first World Cup, Bangladesh beat Pakistan and Scotland in the first round. In 2000, the Bangladesh national cricket team was granted Test cricket status and became eligible to play other test playing nations. Other popular sports include field hockey, tennis, badminton, handball, volleyball, chess, shooting and carrom games. The Bangladesh Sports Control Board regulates twenty-nine different sporting federations. In 2011, Bangladesh is going to host the ICC Cricket World Cup jointly with India and Sri Lanka.
Currency The name of Bangladesh currency is the Taka (BDT). The notes- 2, 5, 10, 50,100,500 and 1000 Taka is available. The coins of 25, 50 paisa and 1, 2 and 5 taka are available. 1 Taka = 100 paisa. (At present, 1 USA dollar = 80 Taka).