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26 September 2017 20:23 (South Africa)

Bangladeshi factories ordered to stop production during World Cup matches

  • Andy Rice
    andy rice
    Andy Rice

    Andy Rice is a founding partner of Yellowwood Future Architects, a marketing strategy consultancy. In his other lives, he is the southern hemisphere's only supporter of Cambridge United Football Club, and was once upon a time the South African National Spoofing Champion. He has played football at Wembley and cricket at Lord's within the same weekend, but troubled the scorer on neither occasion. Things could only go up from here.

Officials have instructed factories in Dhaka and surrounds to shut down production during peak hours for the duration of the World Cup in an effort to conserve electricity. This is an attempt to placate the country's soccer-crazy citizens, after there were riots on Saturday when a power outage during the Argentina-Nigeria game meant fans couldn't watch the match. Read more: Reuters

  • Andy Rice
    andy rice
    Andy Rice

    Andy Rice is a founding partner of Yellowwood Future Architects, a marketing strategy consultancy. In his other lives, he is the southern hemisphere's only supporter of Cambridge United Football Club, and was once upon a time the South African National Spoofing Champion. He has played football at Wembley and cricket at Lord's within the same weekend, but troubled the scorer on neither occasion. Things could only go up from here.

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