Asia Cup 2012, 2016, and that old rickshaw-wallah

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The memory of that evening in 2012 is still fresh in many minds. Many of us hadn’t expected Bangladesh to reach that far in the Asia Cup. There was an intense atmosphere all over the city including in the bdnews24.com office. The format was ODI and honestly, our hopes were larger than our expectations. As… Read more »

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Cricket: A time for grace and maturity

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So far, 2015 has been a spectacular year for the Bangladesh cricket team. The team has had its moments in the past, with notable successes like the series win against New Zealand or their performance in Asia Cup 2012. However, in all those past occasions we have either fallen just short of unequivocal success, or… Read more »

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Cricket wins are great, but …

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Mashrafe Mortaza’s Tigers in red-and-green have given Bangladesh much to celebrate this summer of 2015. Back-to-back ODI series wins against Pakistan, India, and South Africa are like a dream script of sporting success that will make any new cricket-playing nation proud. Reaching the World Cup quarterfinals before that, also proved the Tigers are not exactly… Read more »

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Cricket victories reflect larger resurgence of Bangladesh

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Bangladesh’s back-to-back win in two ODI cricket series against Pakistan and India within two months is no flash in the pan. And this does not prove just its emerging cricketing prowess. It is a manifestation of the all-round progress that South Asia’s youngest nation has made since Henry Kissinger sneeringly called it a “basket case”… Read more »

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