Posts Tagged ‘ Cricket ’

On Obama and Ashraful

June 16, 2013
Frank Domenico Cipriani
On Obama and Ashraful

Father’s day has arrived once again here in the United States. As I reflect upon my life as a father and son, I wonder what sort of world my children will help shape for their future generations.
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Posted in International, Politics, Sport | 10 Comments »

Is Ashraful a ‘patriot’ too?

June 4, 2013
Afsan Chowdhury
Is Ashraful a ‘patriot’ too?

Mohammad Ashraful is one of our more swashbuckling cricket stars who like most things Bangladeshi is inconsistent, full of swagger but ultimately fails to live
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Posted in Corruption, Cricket, Sport | 37 Comments »

Let not the political money-men ruin our cricket

April 1, 2012
Shafquat Rabbee
Let not the political money-men ruin our cricket

A few specific bosses of Bangladeshi cricket are now in tough waters. Tamim Iqbal’s four fingers, raised sequentially in live TV during the Asia Cup final, were equal to multiple pokes on someone’s eyes.
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Posted in Cricket, Sport | 14 Comments »

Time to lookout for our ‘Imran Khan’

March 29, 2012
Irfan Chowdhury
Time to lookout for our ‘Imran Khan’

I ended my last opinion piece with a wish that democracy would re-emerge and that there would be a way out of the perpetual impasse caused by two-party politics. You may be wondering how? And where would we find a messiah, who would help us to end our misfortune?
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Posted in Politics | 4 Comments »

Cricket and nationhood

March 27, 2012
Adnan Morshed
Cricket and nationhood

Bangladesh was only three runs away from a historic victory. If post-match reactions are any indication, the nation needed this glory. There have been too few soaring moments that could galvanize the whole nation
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Posted in Cricket, Sport | 2 Comments »

Dear Tigers

March 23, 2012
Rubana Huq
Dear Tigers

The Nation was drenched in faith on the 22nd of March. BBMs, MSN messenger, Facebook, Twitter, SMS and all the rest of the new media mode were buzzing. “So cloooooose”, “so happyyyyyy”
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Posted in Sport | 24 Comments »

Bangladesh lost the match but gained all the pride

March 23, 2012
Afsan Chowdhury
Bangladesh lost the match but gained all the pride

Bangladesh played against two contestants on 22nd March. It lost to Pakistan by 2 runs in the final ball of the final over and never gave up till the end in a splendid display of determination.
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Posted in Sport | 31 Comments »

Top eight (stupid) awards 2011

January 1, 2012
Afsan Chowdhury
Top eight (stupid) awards 2011

Every year many organisations and media outlets give awards for great achievements. So we have given ours too. Here they are and not at all in the order of importance. Please feel free to add. This award is based on performance of year 2011 only.
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Posted in Satire | 16 Comments »

No apologies, please!

April 1, 2011
Ramya Sarma
No apologies, please!

It’s cricket season and crunch time, with the semi-finals showing who has the power to stay in the game and compete for the coveted World Cup. Bangladesh, unfortunately, crashed out some days ago, when South Africa beat the team quite comprehensively. As host of the opening game, the nation must have been devastated, but...
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Sidhu, the overripe

March 29, 2011
Ishrat Firdousi
Sidhu, the overripe

Botham had said the Tigers were ahead of the West Indies in the race for the quarterfinals. But Sidhu didn’t think so and said that both birds and cockroaches fly but cockroaches were not birds. Sure they are not. Birds they say are second hand evolving from dinosaurs and all that and that the...
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The missing point

March 21, 2011
Ahmed Arif Sirajee
The missing point

So the Tigers got thrashed by South Africa on Saturday. But I am not going to write anything about it nor am I going to even think about its impact on Shakib Inc. Long time ago when Bangladesh won the ICC trophy, I painted my face. Half red, half green. And I roamed the...
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Sledging and Bangladesh cricket: out with Rabindranath?

March 20, 2011
Khademul Islam
Sledging and Bangladesh cricket: out with Rabindranath?

For a working stiff like me watching televised World Cup matches on weekdays is a no-no. Weekdays means office, and tracking the matches via live commentary from Cricinfo on the computer screen. So there I was on the 14th during the Bangladesh v Netherlands match, keeping an eye on the cricket when suddenly things...
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Permission to err?

March 15, 2011
Frank Domenico Cipriani
Permission to err?

In the wilderness of the icy Adirondacks, the creek is rising. Every two hours I bundle up and walk the half-kilometre driveway and check the water level. We are vacationing at the shared family getaway, a place without distractions like internet and cellphone reception. At the rate the river is rising, we have twenty...
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Posted in Development, Economy | 21 Comments »

Tigers roared louder than lions

March 13, 2011
Shamit Mahbub Shahabuddin
Tigers roared louder than lions

As Bresnan’s final delivery of the day was cut through between the dazed point and extra cover fielders like cheese, we, the ones who did not desert our boys, who stood by them for the last 57 runs scored, just did not know how to react. A boy of hardly 19 ran to hug the...
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Brought down to earth

March 5, 2011
Ishrat Firdousi
Brought down to earth

How does one wriggle out of this one? No, I wasn’t suggesting denial by us or the players. What does one write about this match? Was there a match? Even the much maligned Kenyans didn’t fare this badly. Whistle my way past deadline? The less said about this match the better? No, Sonia K,...
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