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cricman
June 15, 2005, 07:41 PM
read this from the telegraph

http://sport.telegraph.co.uk/sport/main.jhtml?xml=/sport/2005/06/16/scbrig16.xml

pretty funny

Spooky goings on rattle Bangladeshis
By Simon Briggs
(Filed: 16/06/2005)



The Bangladeshi team are glad to be back in the metropolis for today's NatWest Series opener at the Oval. As representatives of one of the world's most densely populated countries, they found the windswept moors around Chester-le-Street rather eerie, especially when they discovered that Redworth Hall - their country house hotel for the week of the second Test - had a long history of ghost stories.



Anxiety deepened when the players came across the hotel newsletter. Tracing the tragic tale of Redworth's 18th century landowner Lord Surtees and his mentally ill child, it claimed that: "The laughter and crying of children is often heard in the great hall area."

Already spooked into sleeping three to a room, the Bangladeshis were reduced to jelly when a white spectre was glimpsed outside their windows, accompanied by the ghastly sound of a child's crying. In true Scooby Doo fashion, team captain Habibul Bashar rushed out and unmasked the villain, who turned out to be fast bowler Mashrafe Mortaza armed with a bedsheet and tape recorder. But that was not quite the end of the story, as Redworth general manager Paul Mandeir explains.

"They must have played it pretty loudly," Mandeir said, "because a lady staying in a room nearby told me her husband woke up in the middle of the night holding both hands out in front of him. Two days later, this man had a heart attack - which his wife attributed to the shock of hearing the 'ghost'. Thankfully, he seems to have made a good recovery."



Edited on, June 16, 2005, 12:48 AM GMT, by cricman.

Edited on, June 17, 2005, 9:18 PM GMT, by Zunaid.

TheWatcher
June 15, 2005, 07:57 PM
:D I love Mashrafee. I heard he always try to cheer up his teammates.

cricman
June 15, 2005, 07:59 PM
Only if mashrafe could give flintoff a heart attack

Sauron
June 15, 2005, 07:59 PM
:lol:

Very funny!

Good for us that the heart-attack victim survived :)

James90
June 15, 2005, 08:09 PM
Bwahaha. Mashrafe struck me as a quiet, serious person but now I'm thinking that's just his professional attitude on the cricket field. Good on him

Edited on, June 16, 2005, 1:11 AM GMT, by Habibul_fan.

Tintin
June 15, 2005, 10:03 PM
Spooky goings on rattle Bangladeshis
By Simon Briggs
(Filed: 16/06/2005)

The Bangladeshi team are glad to be back in the metropolis for today's NatWest Series opener at the Oval. As representatives of one of the world's most densely populated countries, they found the windswept moors around Chester-le-Street rather eerie, especially when they discovered that Redworth Hall - their country house hotel for the week of the second Test - had a long history of ghost stories.


Anxiety deepened when the players came across the hotel newsletter. Tracing the tragic tale of Redworth's 18th century landowner Lord Surtees and his mentally ill child, it claimed that: "The laughter and crying of children is often heard in the great hall area."

Already spooked into sleeping three to a room, the Bangladeshis were reduced to jelly when a white spectre was glimpsed outside their windows, accompanied by the ghastly sound of a child's crying. In true Scooby Doo fashion, team captain Habibul Bashar rushed out and unmasked the villain, who turned out to be fast bowler Mashrafe Mortaza armed with a bedsheet and tape recorder. But that was not quite the end of the story, as Redworth general manager Paul Mandeir explains.

"They must have played it pretty loudly," Mandeir said, "because a lady staying in a room nearby told me her husband woke up in the middle of the night holding both hands out in front of him. Two days later, this man had a heart attack - which his wife attributed to the shock of hearing the 'ghost'. Thankfully, he seems to have made a good recovery."


Link (http://sport.telegraph.co.uk/sport/main.jhtml?xml=/sport/2005/06/16/scbrig16.xml)

Locutus
June 15, 2005, 10:14 PM
Nice to see they are having fun. They need to get their mind off cricket so that they can sleep tonight. However, tommorow they need to be very focuse and be strong mentaly for the match.

Dawah
June 16, 2005, 12:26 AM
This was awesome, good bowling Mashrafe Mortaza :great:

cricfanz
June 16, 2005, 12:43 AM
hahahahahaha...great joke!! haha...

maksud
June 16, 2005, 12:48 AM
But it causes someones heart attack indirectly. You can not say this is good one for your neighbor.

BanglaCool
June 16, 2005, 12:59 AM
Originally posted by dawah.tabligh
This was awesome, good bowling Mashrafe Mortaza :great:
Almost a wicket ;)
Nevertheless retired hurt :D
pun intended

Sauron
June 16, 2005, 01:24 AM
Originally posted by Tintin
Spooky goings on rattle Bangladeshis
By Simon Briggs
(Filed: 16/06/2005)
....
Link (http://sport.telegraph.co.uk/sport/main.jhtml?xml=/sport/2005/06/16/scbrig16.xml)

Just FYI - This was posted and discussed on an earlier thread http://www.banglacricket.com/alochona/viewthread.php?tid=12357

May want to merge the two.

reverse_swing
June 17, 2005, 09:48 AM
By Alastair Lawson
BBC News

The Bangladesh cricket team's tour of England has been fraught with testing challenges from pace bowling attacks.

But recently the players experienced perhaps the biggest scare of the tour while staying at a hotel that has a reputation for being haunted.

A ghastly apparition, clothed in white and accompanied by the anguished cries of a child, appeared by their rooms.

In the disturbance that followed, several guests were woken up, the hotel manager told the BBC News website.

Anguished cries

Team captain Habibul Bashar - at the forefront of the brave but futile resistance to the England bowling attack - showed similar resilience when confronted with the ghostly menace.


http://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/media/images/40631000/jpg/_40631406_hotelbody.jpg
The hotel is reported to home to numerous ghouls

"Apparently he rushed out and attacked the ghoul," Paul Mandeir, the general manager of the Redworth Hall hotel in County Durham said.

"In the ensuing melee awoke several other guests."

But this time it was not one of the many ghosts fabled to roam the hotel's corridors.

The offending spook was Bangladesh's fast bowler - and practical joker - Mashrafe Mortaza carrying a bed sheet and a tape recorder.

Horror movie

But the Bangladeshi players would have had good reason to be a little nervous about their accommodation.


http://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/media/images/40632000/jpg/_40632416_habibulbody_ap.jpg
Habibul Bashar - 'took the ghost on'

The hotel is in a remote location surrounded by 40 acres of windswept moor land.

It is a Jacobean mansion which could make the ideal setting for a horror movie.

The hotel's newsletter may well have sent a shiver down the spine of some of the visiting players, who were sleeping three to a room.

It records the cruelty of Redworth's 18th century landowner, Lord Surtees, towards his mentally ill child who was chained to the fireplace and whose cries of anguish can still be heard.

It also tells the story of the peer's affair with his scullery maid, who committed suicide by throwing herself down the staircase when his wife discovered she was pregnant.

"It was not made any easier for the Bangladeshi players because they stayed in an older, quieter part of the hotel where the floorboards creaked ominously," said Mr Mandeir.


http://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/media/images/40631000/jpg/_40631408_hotelbody2.jpg
The hotel's floorboards are 'ominously creaky'

Source: BBC (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/south_asia/4098556.stm)

milton_eng
June 17, 2005, 12:54 PM
The offending spook was Bangladesh's fast bowler - and practical joker - Mashrafe Mortaza carrying a bed sheet and a tape recorder.

Read the whole story. It's very funny: :great:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/4098556.stm

Sham
June 17, 2005, 01:05 PM
No wonder his teammates call him Pagla! (Btw, did you guys know that? I should have mentioned it in one of my match reports.)

Rubu
June 17, 2005, 01:21 PM
i think couple other thread had been open on that article. its pretty old news now.

cricketboy
June 17, 2005, 02:31 PM
Why did they let our team stay in such a hotel and even the old part. :mad:

Orpheus
June 17, 2005, 02:53 PM
haha, don't know whehter Murtaza pagla or not but he sure is stupid. You don't wanna try to scare ppl who plays cricket for living....

I would have beat the $hit out of that white thing with mny cricket bat I always keep next to my bed just incase.

cricman
June 17, 2005, 04:07 PM
Theres been 4 different post on this!

Zunaid
June 17, 2005, 04:18 PM
All ghost threads merged here