Posts Tagged ‘ world cup ’

Facing India with our loss

March 21, 2015
Mo Chaudhury
Facing India with our loss

Bangladeshis, in Bangladesh and worldwide, are deeply traumatised
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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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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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Here’s to the roaring Tigers!

March 12, 2011
Afsan Chowdhury
Here’s to the roaring Tigers!

Bhaira, please jita ja .. Shall I ever live to see such a day as the one we saw today when Bangladesh beat England! When the Tigers began things had been going well and people were expectant but nervous as usual. Everyone noticed that. The BBC live commentator said it all, ‘‘They have seen this...
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‘Black Friday’: the PR disaster

March 6, 2011
Khademul Islam
‘Black Friday’: the PR disaster

March is the cruellest month for us all. March 1971, and now March 2011, the first a hurling into the Hall of Terror and now a permanent place in The Hall of Shame. ‘Black Friday’, it has been dubbed by some of our newspapers. Public perception of the Bangladesh-West Indies match is at odds with...
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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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The world cup: commentary as ghazal?

March 2, 2011
Khademul Islam
The world cup: commentary as ghazal?

Televised international cricket matches would be nothing – nada, nyet! – without its phalanx of commentators. There is no other sport which employs so many ex-cricketers ready to bring to its television viewers a unique discourse that makes the viewing experience of international level cricket a thing apart. Premier League football had, until recently...
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Extraordinary win after batting debacle

February 26, 2011
Ishrat Firdousi
Extraordinary win after batting debacle

“I didn’t tell them anything but they all said we were going to win by 20 runs!” answered Shakib when Gavaskar asked him what words of wisdom and inspiration he had offered his boys before they went out to defend those 205 runs. This was an extremely valuable victory talk about snatching it from the...
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A minute of silence (for our bowlers and fielders)

February 20, 2011
Ishrat Firdousi
A minute of silence (for our bowlers and fielders)

This was just one match, our first in fact, so perhaps we will have better luck in the next one. But, we were brought down to earth in a big way in this one. After the high of the inaugural, this one ended in a disappointment that was never entirely unexpected. Shakib when he...
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Getting rid of the bugs

February 20, 2011
Ramya Sarma
Getting rid of the bugs

Much of today’s beleaguered economy turns on the axis of appearances. Since a great deal of money comes in – or, at least, is invited in – to any country from outside it, that country has to present an image that is favourable, “pretty”, perhaps a little mendacious. It happens anywhere in the world;...
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Shakib, Team Bangladesh!

February 17, 2011
Afsan Chowdhury
Shakib, Team Bangladesh!

Let us say what we really want to say — we want Shakib Al Hasan as our prime minister, maybe even as the Chief Justice and not to mention the Chief Collector of Customs too. Let’s face it, we have no record of our PMs delivering much but here is one man who has...
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Taking a break

February 12, 2011
Ramya Sarma
Taking a break

Everybody loves a holiday, more so when there is no real reason to have one. Many working professionals do their thing through the week, looking forward to Sundays or even two-day weekends, while some who work in government organisations get breaks more often, as the bank or office or department takes time off whenever...
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