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sadi
December 13, 2006, 04:44 PM
It looks like we will have an exciting Premier cricket league this year. Most of the national team players will be able to participate since there are no major tour going on. The team transfer has been done already. Abahoni tried to form a strong team this year after a long break while teams like Mohamedan, Sonargaon, Old DOHS have some very good players in their team also.

Abahoni: Khaled Masud, Mashrafee Mortaza, Tushar Imran, Manjarul Islam, Mohammad Shahzada, Talha Zubair, Nazmus Sadat.

Mohamedan: Habibul Bashar, Aftab Ahmed, Sakib Al Hasan, Tapash Baishya, Faisal Hussain, Sagir Hussain, Hasibul Hussain.

Sonargaon Cricketers: Mohammad Ashraful, Mohammad Rafique, Alok Kapali, Mohammad Sharif, Marshall Ayub, Dhiman Ghosh.

Bangladesh Biman: Javed Omar, Mohammad Rasel, Forhad Reza, Nafis Iqbal, Shafaq Al Zabir.

Old DOHS: Akram Khan, Khaled Mahmud, Abdur Razzak, Shahadat Hussain, Mehrab jr, Nadif Chaudhury, Ehsanul Haque, Enamul jr, Tamim Iqbal.

City Club: Shahriar Nafees.

Prothom Alo (http://www.prothom-alo.org/mcat.news.details.php?nid=MTY3Njk=&mid=OA==)

Fazal
December 13, 2006, 05:13 PM
As ususal, OLD DOHS is pretty stong and young, the team to Beat. Full of young talent: Razzak, Shahadat, Mehrab, nadif, Enamul, Tamim... wow entertaining team.

I like Abahani expect for KM. He is washed up for ODI. Otherwise much stronger than before. Young talent to watch: Sadat and Shahjada and Talha. Plus few proven Stars like Tusar, Rana, mashrafe

Mohamedan Still a strong team. Young Star- Sakib and proven Star - Aftab, Tapash, Bashar

These three teams will fight for the championship.

I think Sonargaon with off-form washed up stars. Ash.. no comments, Rafiq... fading asa batsman.... Alok.... another no comment.....Dhiman ...not selected in any of these team a-b-c.... that tells something. Ayub and Sharif are the two to watch. Not enough to fight with the big boys.

Biman - Ok but not strong enough team.


City Club - SN will not be able to save this team.


However, foreign player will change the balance of the teams. Lets see who recruits which foreign players.

TheWatcher
December 13, 2006, 05:33 PM
I like Abahani ... Young talent to watch: Sadat and Shahjada and Talha...
Add Jahurul Islam (Omi) and Suhrawadi Shuvo to the list.

sadi
December 13, 2006, 07:11 PM
Yeah personally I like Old DOHS team to win the league again this year. They will be real exciting to watch with players like Nadif, Tamim, Mehrab and Shahadat.

Imteaz
December 14, 2006, 12:52 AM
I am a Supporter of Mohamedan. Hope They will win The League................Old DOHS is a Tough Competetor.

sadi
December 18, 2006, 11:17 AM
Dhaka, Dec 18 (bdnews24.com) – Domestic cricket steps into the fast-paced domain of Twenty20 Wednesday when major Dhaka clubs pit against each for a CCDM tournament.

The cricketers will take the shortest version of cricket to warm up for the Premier Division Cricket League beginning January 10, 2007.

Six matches will take place on the opening day of the 20-over match tournament.

A total of 12 premier division teams, split into two groups, will play the round robin basis league matches. The top two teams from each group will move to the semifinals of the seven-day tournament.

Cricket Committee of Dhaka Metropolis (CCDM) at a meeting Monday decided to organise the Twenty20 cricket tournament.

"In view of Zimbabwe tour in February, I proposed to advance the premier cricket league from January 10 to ensure more involvement of the national cricketers in domestic cricket. But the club representatives opposed the proposal," CCDM Chairman Khandoker Jamiluddin said.

"If the tour is confirmed, the national cricketers will get less opportunity to play the domestic league," he said.

The two semifinals of Twenty20 will be held on December 27 and the final on December 29 at Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium. The league matches will be held at Dhanmondi Cricket Stadium, Fatullah Cricket Stadium and BKSP ground.

Archrivals Abahani Limited and Mohammedan Sporting Club have been drawn in Group B along with last year's premier league runners-up Sonargaon Cricketers, Brothers Union, Indira Road and promotees Young Pegasus.

Premier league holders Old DOHS, Victoria SC, Biman Bangladesh Airlines, City Club, Kalabagan and newcomers Partex have been pitted in Group A.

Source: www.Bdnews24.com (http://www.Bdnews24.com)

it seems like Group B is the tougher group. Looking forward to it.

TheWatcher
December 18, 2006, 11:24 AM
Wondering why the clubs don't want to bring the one day league forward.

Miraz
December 18, 2006, 11:26 AM
Well, Old supporter of Abahoni. This is year will probably support Sonargaon Cricketers :)

Got good reason for that :)

sadi
December 18, 2006, 11:37 AM
Wondering why the clubs don't want to bring the one day league forward.

I guess the teams that don't have the elite national team players would want the players go on tours so that they can match up with the stronger teams better. Later they start the league, better it is for those new and weak teams.

TheWatcher
December 18, 2006, 12:50 PM
Well, the schedule gives players plenty of time to celebrate Qurbani Eid with their families. I hope they won't be too careless about their diets.

bdnews24 also said the national players will be allowed to play in the league until January 31. That means they will be playing until the 7th/8th round- enough matches to warm up for Zimbabwe.

Miraz
December 18, 2006, 12:56 PM
Well, the schedule gives players plenty of time to celebrate Qurbani Eid with their families. I hope they won't be too careless about their diets.

bdnews24 also said the national players will be allowed to play in the league until January 31. That means they will be playing until the 7th/8th round- enough matches to warm up for Zimbabwe.


Zimbabwe series is still uncertain. Can you shed more lights?

TheWatcher
December 18, 2006, 01:12 PM
Zimbabwe series is still uncertain. Can you shed more lights?
You prolly know as much as I do. According to Bangladeshi dailies, two boards are talking and there is a good chance that Bangladesh will play 3/4 ODIs against Zimbabwe in early/mid February, prior to the tri series (BD-Can-Berm) in Antigua that takes place on the last week of February.

Miraz
December 18, 2006, 01:17 PM
You prolly know as much as I do. According to Bangladeshi dailies, two boards are talking and there is a good chance that Bangladesh will play 3/4 ODIs against Zimbabwe in early/mid February, prior to the tri series (BD-Can-Berm) in Antigua that takes place on the last week of February.

Thanks for the info. True, I knew it before but I have read somewhere that Zimbabwe is longer interested.

They were interested before the recent series and after getting whitewashed they have lost interest in arranging any future series against Bangladesh before WC.

I think they are wise enough to see the outcome. :)

Miraz
December 18, 2006, 01:26 PM
Wondering why the clubs don't want to bring the one day league forward.


May find some answer here (http://www.ittefaq.com/get.php?d=06/12/19/w/n_zzvquy)

sadi
December 18, 2006, 01:29 PM
Well if the national team players can play upto 7th or 8th round, thats a lot of games and that will probably going to decide who takes the league. How many times do all the teams face eachother? Once or twice?

sadi
December 18, 2006, 02:08 PM
According to the daily star, BTV will telecast semifinals and final.

Jamil also informed that the state-run Bangladesh Television (BTV) has verbally agreed to telecast the two semifinals and final live. The semifinals will be held on December 27 and final is billed for December 29 at the Mirpur Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium.

TheWatcher
December 18, 2006, 02:34 PM
How many times do all the teams face eachother? Once or twice?
First phase of the premier league is a round robin league where 12 teams face each other once. In the second phase, top six teams play in the super league for champoinship and bottom three play in the relegation league. In the both super league and relegation league, teams carries points from the first phase.

sadi
December 18, 2006, 03:08 PM
In the second phase, top six teams play in the super league for champoinship and bottom three play in the relegation league. In the both super league and relegation league, teams carries points from the first phase.

What happens to the middle three? They sit home and cheer? :p

TheWatcher
December 18, 2006, 04:02 PM
Originally Posted by TheWatcher
In the second phase, top six teams play in the super league for champoinship and bottom three play in the relegation league. In the both super league and relegation league, teams carries points from the first phase.

What happens to the middle three? They sit home and cheer? :p
Yeah, I guess, that's what they do.

About the Zimbabwe tour, a Prothom-Alo report (http://www.prothom-alo.org/mcat.news.details.php?nid=MTc0OTg=&mid=OA==) said ZC already proposed a five ODI series starting from January 31. BCB wants to delay it by a week and to reduce it to a four ODI series.

Other papers reported Abahani officials (Jalal Younus, Lipu) are really pissed off about this tour and went as far as comparing Zimbabwe with Dhaka club sides :eek:

sadi
December 19, 2006, 11:37 AM
Bashar seems to be quite excited at the prospect of our national players participating in the premier league after a long time. Take a look:



Dhaka, Dec 18 (bdnews24.com) - Bangladesh captain Habibul Bashar wants his teammates focus on domestic cricket to gear up for the World Cup after an easy sail in international cricket this year against weak opponents.

"The domestic league is a competitive one here and the cricketers play the game under huge pressure," said Bashar.

He said the young cricketers in the national side have a lot to learn from the league especially when playing under pressure.

Bashar said the experience of the domestic cricket would help the players in the ICC World Cup in West Indies next year.

The 12-team premier cricket league begins January 10 2007 after Twenty20 Cricket scheduled for a Wednesday start.

National cricketers are allowed to play domestic league until January 31.

"I believe I will be able to count premier league appearances of Mashrafee (Bin Mortaza). He played four matches for Mohammedans with me in one season and missed almost the entire league due to injury," said Bashar.

The injury-prone pace spearhead have less domestic experience but emerged as top ODI wicket-taker with 49 scalps in 2006 calendar year.

The lanky pacer put behind Australian paceman Nathan Bracken, who has 46 victims.

In the most successful cricket year, Bangladesh won 18 one-dayers out of 28 outings, just behind world champions Australia who won 20 matches in 30 clashes.

"Shahriar Nafees also has less experience of playing in the club league. Farhad Reza, however, played a full season, but Sakib Al Hasan and Mehrab Hossain Jr have rarely played in the premier league," the Bangladesh captain went on.

"It's better to practise than to gossip and it's better to play in the league instead of only practising in the nets," the middle order batsman said.

The national team is scheduled to tour Zimbabwe in February, although the tour is yet to be confirmed. If Zimbabwe board agrees to host Bangladesh, the national cricketers will have less scope to play in domestic league.

TheWatcher
December 20, 2006, 01:00 PM
DCS: Cricket's hell on earth!

Paceman Nazmul Hossain was lucky enough not to receive severe injury on the face while fielding during the Twenty20 match between Old DOHS and Partex at the Dhanmondi Cricket Stadium (DCS) yesterday.

It was not only the young bowler but also all the players who were under risk of injury because of condition of the ground, which simply resembled a paddy field.

More... (http://www.thedailystar.net/2006/12/21/d61221040332.htm)

sadi
December 20, 2006, 01:56 PM
Yeah its really disappointing. I think our cricket board makes enough money to take care of these important issues like poor quality balls or uneven outfield.

TheWatcher
December 21, 2006, 02:17 PM
New ball for Twenty20

A better quality ball will be used in the second round matches of the Twenty20 version of the Premier Cricket League, which resumes today after a day's break due to the countrywide hartal.

After the teams' complaints following Wednesday's opening round, the Cricket Committee of Dhaka Metropolis (CCDM) has decided to use Pakistani CA Test Star balls instead of the Kimati brand made in India.

"We received complaints from the teams and Roquibul Hassan, our match referee in the matches held at the Dhanmondi Cricket Stadium, told us that the ball is not appropriate for top level cricket," said CCDM chairman Khondokar Jamiluddin yesterday.

"The Test Star is a much better ball than the previous one and national cricketer Khaled Mashud and the board's senior coach Imran Sarwar both have endorsed it. One of the clubs is also training with this brand, so we have decided to change it."

Not only the ball had been changed thrice inside 20 overs of the first match at Dhanmondi on Wednesday but also, the bumpy ground itself was a concern. Two cricketers were injured during fielding and the players keep suffering at the inferior dressing rooms.

"I admit the good cricket is not possible in a ground like this. But if the ground cannot be protected from public use, it would be difficult to maintain quality," said the CCDM boss adding that he would consider not holding the second tier of the Premiership at Dhanmondi.

"We have superior grounds outside the capital and if needed, we will move out. If we wait for the National Sports Council, the facilities will never improve, so I will request the board to renovate the dressing rooms at its own cost."

Full Report from DS (http://www.thedailystar.net/2006/12/22/d61222040228.htm)

TheWatcher
January 4, 2007, 01:21 PM
DS: Faulty scheduling!
Clubs to suffer as Premier League begins on Jan 10

Lack of coordination between Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) and Cricket Committee of Dhaka Metropolis (CCDM) will cost the Premiership clubs dear as they are going to miss the services of country's top cricketers for most part of this season's Premier Cricket League.

The decision to start the league with the Twenty20 version means that the national stars will hardly be available for six matches in the league's second part -- the 50-overs league which starts on January 10 -- due to their tour of Zimbabwe.

The Tigers leave for a four-match one-day series in the southern African nation on January 31, a tour which the CCDM had no knowledge about although the BCB general secretary was quoted recently that the board had got the offer nearly six months earlier.

According to the fixture released by the CCDM yesterday, the 11-round first leg will end on February 13. The national team are due to return from Zimbabwe on February 12 and start preparation for the World Cup in the West Indies immediately. It is expected that the cricketers would not be allowed to play in the league during the camp.

On top of that, if the political situation worsens, the Tigers who can play till the sixth round (January 29) before setting off for Africa, could be restricted to less than six matches.

The fixture itself seemed callously done and it does not follow the conventional method in all respects. While two-time defending champions Old DOHS, who play bottom-team Young Pegasus in the opening round and reverse the order according to tradition, it was not the same for other teams.

Last year's eight-placed Abahani were due to face fourth-placed finisher and this year's Twenty20 champions Mohammedan in the second round but the archrivals are pitted against each other in the seventh round, on January 31, without their key players.

Ironically, all of Mohammedan's big matches barring last year's runners-up Victoria -- not a force this time -- will be played in the latter half of the first leg.

Abahani could consider themselves lucky as they will draw three big names, Biman, Victoria and DOHS inside the first five rounds. The Abahani-DOHS match is slated for January 25.

Three matches will be played each day with a day's gap after one full round while the league will see a four-day gap after the fourth round due to the general elections. The CCDM will use four venues, Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur (SBNS), Dhanmondi Cricket Stadium (DCS), BKSP and Fatullah Cricket Stadium (FCS) in the first four rounds.

FIRST ROUND FIXTURES
JANUARY 10: Old DOHS v Young Pegasus (SBNS), Sonargaon v Partex (FCS), Victoria v Indira Road (BKSP)
JANUARY 11: Mohammedan v Kalabagan (FCS), Biman v Abahani (BKSP), Brothers v City Club (DCS)

Kabir
January 4, 2007, 01:55 PM
What a shame...lack of coordination. But if the national team is touring, does it mean domestic cricket stops? Not sure about it...

gatekeeper
January 4, 2007, 05:44 PM
What a shame...lack of coordination. But if the national team is touring, does it mean domestic cricket stops? Not sure about it...

I think domestic cricket goes on with or without the services of their national team players.

TheWatcher
January 6, 2007, 03:57 PM
New Age: Modest foreigners upset clubs
Azad Majumder

Top cricket clubs in Dhaka are frustrated at not getting any quality foreign players for the upcoming Dhaka Premier League, scheduled to begin on January 10 with three matches on the opening day.

The Cricket Committee of Dhaka Metropolis has allowed the clubs to field one foreign cricketer in each match against the registration of a maximum of three players, but no club could confirm any big name yet.

In their quest for a hat-trick championship, holders Old DOHS had been in talks with Sri Lankan Test cricketers Russel Arnold and Thilan Samaraweera only to be refused in the end.

‘We were desperately trying to rope in either of them. But it seems that they are not coming. They are in the World Cup provisional squad of Sri Lanka and thus are more interested to play their own league to remain before the eyes of the selectors,’ said DOHS official Saiful Islam.

‘We now entrusted our Sri Lankan coach Premlal Fernando with the task of contacting a junior player and hopefully he will give us good news upon his arrival in Dhaka on Sunday,’ said Saiful.

Abahani, one of the major challengers of DOHS, are also in quagmire over the selection of foreign players, who will be crucial for their team set-up. Club official Gazi Ashraf Hossain Lipu said they initially made contact with former Pakistani Test cricketer Amir Abbas, but later dropped him from their plan.

‘He played only two Tests for Pakistan. We found his performance was upto our requirements. We are now in negotiation with several others, but they are also not very high-profile players. I can’t really tell you whom we will bring in finally,’ said the former national captain.

‘It’s really difficult to get a quality foreign player at this moment. With the exception of England, our domestic season clashes with all Test-playing nations. Naturally, the top players do not want to come here,’ said Abahani official Ahmed Sazzadul Alam.

‘We mainly hire cricketers from Pakistan. But for the last few years it became very tough to get their top players after the Pakistan Cricket Board formed a pool of around 40 cricketers making it mandatory for them to play in the domestic cricket competitions,’ said Jahandar Rashid, the cricket secretary of the City Club.

‘And Pakistan’s main domestic tournament, Quaid-e-Azam Trophy, is now a very protracted affair like India’s Ranji trophy games. Moreover, this year it is going to start in the same week as our Premier League,’ he said.

City Club, who brought former Zimbabwean captain Tatenda Taibu last year, this time recruited Pakistan’s Waseem Naeem.

Things are no better for Twenty20 champions Mohammedan Sporting Club, who were almost sure to get Indian cricketer Sandeep Sharma. But the player now informed the club that it would not be possible for him to come to Dhaka before January 15 due to his domestic commitment.

Having no other options, Mohammedan are now looking for an Indian Under-19 player for the first few matches. Reigning runners-up Sonargaon Cricketers are chasing their old faithful Sridharan Sriram, but they are yet to get his final consent.
Like Sonargaon, a few other clubs are also going to rely on their old guards. Bangladesh Biman confirmed the services of Jahoor Elhai while Victoria roped in Jafar Kureshi. Rashed Hanif will play for Partex while Brothers Union enlisted Fahadullah.

All of these players may be very common faces in Bangladesh’s domestic cricket, but no one is that high-profile cricketer like Sanath Jayasuraia and Kumar Sangakkara, who played in the last Corporate Cricket League for Beximco and Acme Laboratories respectively.

AsifTheManRahman
January 6, 2007, 04:26 PM
if you can't find anyone special, then why hire at all? who wants a junior player when you have the same quality at home?

Shafin
January 10, 2007, 07:37 AM
They are going to ask AL to keep the league out of Blockade's scope

sadi
January 10, 2007, 09:14 AM
Young Pegasus Vs Old DOHS
Young Pegasus 126/10</B> Over - 40.1 Raisul 32, Dollar 3/13, Rajib 3/36,
Old DOHS 128/3</B> Over - 36.3 Tanim 54, Ehasanul 44, Kamal 2/18
Old DOHS won by 7 wkts (KAI ALTECH Premier Division Cricket League , Toss: Old DHOS, MOM: Dollar Mahmud)

Source: Tiger Cricket

TheWatcher
January 10, 2007, 10:54 AM
TigerCricket (http://tigercricket.com/newnewsviews.aspx?Columnid=50) has published an article where different club captains have expressed their views about their own clubs. I am just posting the parts where they tipped differet players to watch out for.

Akram Khan (Old DOHS)

Vital Players:Tamim Iqbal, Mehrab Hossain, Nadif Chowdhury, Ehsanul Haque, Enamul Haque Jr., Nabil Samad and Dollar Mahmud.

Young talent in the team: I am really impressed with Dollar Mahmud. He can bowl fast with and has a good action. He has everything to become an excellent pace bowler. Nadif Chowdhury is also a good prospect. He is a real match-winner on whom we can depend. Nadif proved that with his match winning knock against City Club (62* off 43) in the 20/20 league.

Habibul Bashar (Mohammedan)

Vital Players: Junaed Siddiqui, Imtiaz Hossain, Aftab Ahmed, Sakib Al Hasan, Habibul Bashar, ....

Young talent in the team: I am really looking forward to Junaed Imroz. He had a splendid 20/20 league where he made one majestic century (134 off 61 against Sonargaon) and two whirlwind half-centuries (51 balls 80 and 34 balls 61). I hope that he will continue the form in the league. Junaed’s opening partner Tanna (Imtiaz Hossain) is also a good batsman.

Khaled Mashud (Abahani)

Vital players: Mashrafee Bin Mortaza.

Young talent in the team: Sohrawardi Shuvo is an all round cricketer. His left arm spin is more than useful, fielding is not bad and he can also score some runs in the late order. Besides Shuvo, I am really optimistic about opener Zahirul Islam Omy, middle order Nayeem Islam and pacer Shahazada.

Mohammad Ashraful (Sonargaon)

Vital players: To achieve our goal in the league the middle order should score runs frequently. So I have to score a lot of runs along with Alok (Kapali), Marshall (Ayub) and Dhiman (Ghosh).

Young talent in the team: I will point out Marshall Ayub. He is an amazing batting talent who can bat according to the match situation. I f he can continue this even a national call up is not very far for him.

Shahriar Nafees Ahmed (City Club)

Vital players: We have no superstars in the team so we will fight all together. Everyone of the squad is vital player for us.

Young talent in the team: I think Ishraq Sonet, Sirazullah Khadem Nipu, Kamrul and Mustaq will make some impact in the upcoming league.

Sabbir Khan (Victoria)

Vital players: New ball bowler Shuvro (Shahnewaz Kabir) can swing the ball. I expect a big performance from him in the league. Our batsmen did well in the 20/20 league. Shishir (Golam Mabud), Faruq (Nasiruddin) at the top order and Rosel (Hasanuzzaman), Ryad (Mahmudullah), Wasel did a splendid job in the middle order. I hope for a repeat performance from them.

Young talent in the team: (Mahmudullah) Ryad and Wasel are two class batsmen. They can score runs quickly but if necessary they can also hold the innings. They have cool heads. Shiplu (Robiul Islam) is very quick. If he can bowl with some sense he will be an asset for the team.

Mohiul
January 10, 2007, 10:58 AM
Victoria's opeing batsman Hasanuzzaman Rosel made a century to help his side beat Indria Road KC. While Dollar Mahmud's 3/13 & Tamim's 54 gave a seven wicket win against Pegasus. New ball pair for Sonargaon, Mahmudul Alam(5/24) & Ashiqur Rahman(3/15) toyed with Partex to gave them a boost to chase only 45 runs.

The first day report of the DPL (http://www.******.com/news/index.php?action=fullnews&id=1277)

oracle
January 10, 2007, 11:10 AM
I like SN's response. Really clicks as aspiring cap.

Tigers_eye
January 10, 2007, 11:21 AM
I love Ash's comment. The first part was about "me" (as always). In the second part, he missed a trick by not saying what was in his mind "Mashal Ayub would replace me". Our next national selector - Ash.

Miraz
January 10, 2007, 11:46 AM
Few highlights of today

Victoria Sporting -Indira Road KC

Victoria raced to 191 for one in 33.5 overs in reply to Indira's moderate total of 190 for eight in 50 overs as Hasanuzzaman hammered an unbeaten 129 runs and Nasiruddin Faruque hit 52 not out.

Indira got an early breakthrough sending back opener Golam Mabud (4), but Hasanuzzaman and Nasiruddin blunted Indira's bowlers to add 186 runs for the second wicket taking Victoria home.

Hasanuzzaman smashed 19 fours and one six in his 108-ball knock while Nasiruddin hit four fours in the 93-ball innings.

Earlier, India rode on Golam Maula's 52 to score a modest 190 as Pakistani Zafar Qureshi grabbed four wickets for 26

Sonargaon-Partex

Put in to bat first, Partex were skittled out for just 44 runs in 20.5 overs in the face of fireworks from Sonargaon pacers.

Pacer Mahbubul Alam captured five wickets for 24 runs while fellow pacemen Ashiqur Rahman chipped in with three for 15 and Mohammad Sharif two for three runs.

Sonargaon reached home, and dry scoring 45 in 10.2 overs losing just two wickets.


Opting to bowl first, DOHS bundled out Pegasus for 126 in 40.1 overs as pacemen Dollar Mahmud (three for 13) and Shahadat Hossain (three for 36) shared six wickets.

Tail-ender Raisul Islam topscored with 32 and opener Raibul Karim 26 for Pegasus.

Chasing 126, DOHS raced home scoring 128 for three in 36.3 overs, riding on opener Tamim Iqbal's 52 and one-down Ehsanul Haq's unbeaten 44.


An eventful first day.

Century from Hasanuzzaman (129*)
Mahbubul Alam grabs firs fifer (5/24)
Good bowling from pace bowling duo of old DOHS, Dollar Mahmud (3/13) and Shahadat Hossain (3/36)
Good form of Tamim Iqbal (52) is continuing.

sadi
January 10, 2007, 12:09 PM
Interesting to see all three teams batting second won the game quite comfortably. Toss can be vital in this year's premier league as noone wants to bat first in the cold foggy weather. Lets see if the trend continues.

akabir77
January 10, 2007, 02:53 PM
Few highlights of today







An eventful first day.

Century from Hasanuzzaman (129*)
Mahbubul Alam grabs firs fifer (5/24)
Good bowling from pace bowling duo of old DOHS, Dollar Mahmud (3/13) and Shahadat Hossain (3/36)
Good form of Tamim Iqbal (52) is continuing.

And Failurs:
Mehrab Jr.

Who else if you know please add to the list

TheWatcher
January 10, 2007, 03:39 PM
And Failurs:
Mehrab Jr.

Who else if you know please add to the list
If Rajin Saleh played for Partex today, he had done no better (the highest score for the team was Rashed Hanif's 10 runs). JO must be very excited about his match tommorrow (Biman-Abahani).

sunniath
January 10, 2007, 09:33 PM
teams are playing with red balls.bd is touring zim later this month and wc is right after that.the league should have run with white balls.in fact, it should have run with the same ball that will be used in wc.

Mohiul
January 11, 2007, 06:23 AM
In the second day, Brothers Union is beaten in a low scoring match by City Club by 3 wickets. In other match Mohamedan won as Aftab & Imtiaz/Rahat stars in bowling & batting respectively. Aftab took 4/32 to restrict Kolabagan to 196 and in reply Imtaiz's 52 & Rahat's 50* gave Mohamaden a 5-wicket win.

SOURCE (http://www.tigercricket.com/)

Miraz
January 11, 2007, 08:28 AM
Here's the result for the second day.

<TABLE class=normtext id=ScoreControl1_Table1 style="BORDER-LEFT-COLOR: transparent; BORDER-BOTTOM-COLOR: transparent; BORDER-TOP-COLOR: transparent; BORDER-RIGHT-COLOR: transparent" borderColor=transparent border=0><TBODY><TR><TD style="FONT-FAMILY: verdana"><TABLE class=normtext id=ScoreControl1_Table1 style="BORDER-LEFT-COLOR: transparent; BORDER-BOTTOM-COLOR: transparent; BORDER-TOP-COLOR: transparent; BORDER-RIGHT-COLOR: transparent" borderColor=transparent border=0><TBODY><TR><TD style="FONT-FAMILY: verdana">Biman Vs Abahani
Biman142/10</B> Over - 45.2 Johur Elahi 40; Mashrafee 2/15; Manjar 2/22
Abahani 148/5</B> Over - 37.3 Nazmus 68
Abahani won by 5 wkts ( (KAI-ALTECH Premier Division Cricket League; MOM-Nazmus; Date: 11/1/2007) </TD></TR><TR><TD style="FONT-FAMILY: verdana">Kolabagan Vs Mohammedan
Kolabagan196/10</B> Over - 50 Monirul 46, aftab 4/32
Mohammedan 198/5</B> Over -37.4 Imtiaz 55, Rahat 50*
Mohammedan won by 5 wkts ((KAI-ALTECH Premier Division Cricket League; MOM-Aftab ;Date:11/1/2007 ) </TD></TR><TR><TD style="FONT-FAMILY: verdana">Brothers Union Vs City Club
Brothers Union 173/9 </B> Over -50 Anisur 42, Lablur 42; Kamrul 4/31
City Club 174/7 </B> Over -46.5 Wasim Nayeem 70, Ishraq 33; Shafiul 3/32, Debobroto 2/30
City Club won by 3 wkts (KAI-ALTECH Premier Division Cricket League; Venue-DCS; Toss-City Club; MOM-Wasim Nayeem)</TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>

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Highlights

Aftab back in bowling with some good form 4/32 and MOM - simply impressive and good sign to fill some bowling quota in the national team.

Kamrul Islam is continuing good form with bowling 4/31

Nazmus Sadat finds his form back and scored 68 to become MOM

No sign of run from Shariar Nafees yet, Pakistain Wasim Nayeem won the match for City club



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sadi
January 11, 2007, 09:10 AM
Again all three teams batting second won.

pagol-chagol
January 11, 2007, 12:08 PM
I love Ash's comment. The first part was about "me" (as always). In the second part, he missed a trick by not saying what was in his mind "Mashal Ayub would replace me". Our next national selector - Ash.

LOL! It looks like Bashar is enamored by Zunaed, his teammate in Mohammedan. It helps that Bashar and all the other selectors played with Zunaed's dad, and they have probably seen him since he was a toddler. Too bad he didn't score much. Dav was there to watch that game live.

pagol-chagol
January 11, 2007, 12:10 PM
Here's the result for the second day.

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Highlights

Aftab back in bowling with some good form 4/32 and MOM - simply impressive and good sign to fill some bowling quota in the national team.

Kamrul Islam is continuing good form with bowling 4/31

Nazmus Sadat finds his form back and scored 68 to become MOM

No sign of run from Shariar Nafees yet, Pakistain Wasim Nayeem won the match for City club



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Looks like Aftab has been cleared to bowl by the physio. Dav watched the game live. I don't expect Aftab to become a dependable bowler.

TheWatcher
January 11, 2007, 12:58 PM
LOL! It looks like Bashar is enamored by Zunaed, his teammate in Mohammedan. It helps that Bashar and all the other selectors played with Zunaed's dad, and they have probably seen him since he was a toddler. Too bad he didn't score much. Dav was there to watch that game live.
I guess Junaid felt too much pressure to perform in today's match.

As it stands now, out of seven openers in WC provisional squad (SN, Mehrab, Rajin, Javed, Junaid, Sadat, Tamim) only two (Sadat, Tamim) got decent scores in the first round of PCL.

HereWeGo
January 11, 2007, 07:12 PM
I was really saddened that Imtiaz was not given a chance. His timing is impeccable and the way he played the likes of Shahadat and razzaq was a treat. Specially razzaq failed to stop him from scoring. I would have definately picked him on my team instead of Pavel(WK with no chance of making to the team), or Gollu or Dollar( did not like wat i saw of him). I would have opted for Shahzada instead of dollar considering the current form. neways i guess i am on a wrong thread to be discussing all this.

AsifTheManRahman
January 12, 2007, 01:03 AM
kon gadhay ashrafulke captain banaise? albeit bowling partex out for 44, sonargaon will come out of the league as one of the lowest ranked teams, thanks to their brainless captain and the brainless officials who made him the captain.

btw, who's zunaed's dad?

ps: look at nafees' comments, echoing vaughan's "i want eleven captains on the ground". his were probably the most balanced evaluations of all the captains in the league. he definitely knows how to talk the talk. let's hope he can captain too.

Sumon77
January 12, 2007, 01:11 AM
LOL! It looks like Bashar is enamored by Zunaed, his teammate in Mohammedan. It helps that Bashar and all the other selectors played with Zunaed's dad, and they have probably seen him since he was a toddler. Too bad he didn't score much. Dav was there to watch that game live.

who is zunaed's dad? never heard of zunaed actually. how come he was not in under 19 team. is he too young?

sadi
January 12, 2007, 10:07 AM
As far as I can remember, he used to be in under-19 team but was overshadowed by other stars like Ashraful and Nafees Iqbal that time. His dad used to play for Mohammedan. Actually over the years, Imtiaz's stat is much more impressive and consistent than Junaed's but I guess flashy batting of Junaed stole the limelight away from Imtiaz.

pagol-chagol
January 12, 2007, 12:07 PM
I was really saddened that Imtiaz was not given a chance. His timing is impeccable and the way he played the likes of Shahadat and razzaq was a treat. Specially razzaq failed to stop him from scoring. I would have definately picked him on my team instead of Pavel(WK with no chance of making to the team), or Gollu or Dollar( did not like wat i saw of him). I would have opted for Shahzada instead of dollar considering the current form. neways i guess i am on a wrong thread to be discussing all this.

Zunaed's dad's name is Bulbul (not Aminul). I think Imtiaz plays a lot like a young Bashar who get most of his runs from pull shots. He has good defense but, doesn't play enough on the off side. Has patience and waits for the loose delivery. Zunaed and Nadif are ultra talented and play just about every shot flawlessly. They are mesmarizing in the off side. They are good at hitting the ball at the sweet spot and keep the ball on the ground, a rarity in our Ash/Aftabs and previous group. Shahriar Nafees will be a great captain.

sadi
January 12, 2007, 01:37 PM
From DS:

DOHS take on Partex today
Sports Reporter

The second round of the Kai-Altech Premier Cricket League begins today with three matches taking place at different venues. Defending champions Old DOHS meet newcomers Partex Sporting Club at the Fatullah Cricket Stadium after an easy first-round sailing over another promotees Young Pegasus while Sonargaon Cricketers, last year's runners-up and another first-round winners, face Kalabagan Krira Chakra at BKSP. The other match between Indira Road Krira Chakra and Young Pegasus will be played at the Dhanmondi Cricket Stadium.

The remaining three second round games -- Victoria v Abahani (BKSP-2), Mohammedan v City Club (Mirpur) and Biman v Brothers Union (Fatullah) -- are scheduled for tomorrow. All the big teams including DOHS, Sonargaon, Victoria, Mohammedan, Abahani and City Club faced little hurdle to ensure full points in the first round.

There was good news for the participating clubs as the Cricket Committee of Dhaka Metropolis (CCDM) is considering revising the schedule in the wake of the latest political situation that may ensure participation of the national cricketers in more matches before the Zimbabwe tour. "We will meet the club representatives soon to revise the fixture in wake of the latest political situation. We are thinking to reduce the gap in between the rounds. And more importantly we can use the four-day break due for the general election supposed to be held on January 22," informed Khondokar Jamiluddin, chairman of CCDM, yesterday.

sadi
January 13, 2007, 10:59 AM
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Indira Road 242/5 </B>Over -50 Golam Moula 85*, Shafiul 52; Reza Sunny 2/29, Saif 2/58
Young Pegasus 245/7 </B>Over -45.5 Saif 66*, Raisul 54; Murad 3/29
Young Pegasus won by 3 wkts (KAI-ALTECH Premier Division Cricket League; Venue-DCS; Toss-Indira Road; MOM-Saif Mahmud; Date:13/01/2007)
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Dhaka, Jan 13 (bdnews24.com) - A splendid 188-run from opener Tamim Iqbal guided holders Old DOHS to record second win in the KAI-Altech Premier Division Cricket League with a massive 150-run against Partex SC at Narayanganj Osmani Stadium Saturday.

An all-round performance from Alok Kapali powered Sonargaon Cricketers to record a convincing 35-run victory over Kalabagan KC at the Bangladesh Krira Shikkha Protisthan (BKSP) ground.

Newcomers Young Pegasus tasted the first victory in the league when they handed a three-wicket defeat to Indira Road KC at Dhanmondi Cricket Stadium.

DOHS-Partex
Set a 351 to win, promotee Partex were all out for 200 in 47.5 overs as spinners Mehrab Hossain Jr (4/41) and Abdur Razzak (2/36) shared six wickets to wreck up the opponent innings.

Rashed Hanif (46), Rajin Saleh (41) and Rashid Rahul (36) were the successful batsmen for Partex.

Earlier, DOHS opted to bat first to put on a healthy score on the board riding on Tamim Iqbal and Ehsanul Haq innings.

After losing two wickets at 57, Tamim and Ehsanul blunted Partex bowlers to add 177 runs to the third wicket before Ahsanulla Hasan trapped lbw for Ehsanul who scored a 78-ball 81 hitting 11 fours and one six.

Then, Tamim paired with Nadif Chowdhury added another 101 runs to the fourth wicket before Tamim returned to the dressing room.

Tamim, younger brother of Nafis Iqbal, hammered 188 off 160 balls with the help of 13 fours and 12 sixes. Nadif played a 28-ball 31.

Sonargaon-Kalabagan
Last year's runners-up bundled out Kalabagan for 195 in 47 overs after making a fighting total of 230 for all in 50 overs.

Shahriar and Alok Kapali each smashed half century as Sonargaon put on a fighting score after opting to bat first.

Opener Shahriar topscored with 65 off 66 smashing 12 fours while Alok made 59 off 76 balls with five fours.

Later, Alok removed four tail-ender batsmen in a row to help Sonargaon taste victory.

Nahidul Hossain (32), Arafat Salahuddin (30), Monirul Islam (28), Golam Rahman (26) were remarkable scorers for Kalabagan.

Pegasus-Indira

Promotee Pegasus raced to 245 for seven with five overs to spare, in reply to Indira's fighting total of 242 for five in 50 overs.

After being put in to bat first, Indira faced a setback, but middle order batsmen Shafiul Alam and Golam Moula hit fifties to rescue the Indira.

Moula remained unbeaten on 85 while Shafiul hammered 52. One-down batsman Rasel scored 42 to help Indira pile up fighting total.

Pegasus, in reply, reached home despite losing six wickets for 103 runs.

Raisul Islam and Saif Mahmud produced the resistance to take on the team ashore, putting 103 runs for the seventh wicket before Raisul (54) was removed by Monirul, who returned with three for 29.

Saif remained unbeaten on 66 off 79 balls hammering eight boundaries.

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Miraz
January 13, 2007, 11:06 AM
WOW!! Tamim in splendid form. 188 of 160 balls. Definitely making him a strong contender for Zim bound squad. I guess its the highest ever individual score in Premier league or 50 over domestic competitions.

BTW, Sadi bhai, Biman Vs Abahani was played on thursday.

Miraz
January 13, 2007, 11:10 AM
Todays Highlights

Tamim Iqbal continuing his superb form - 180 runs off 160 balls

Ehsan is also consistent with bat 81 runs off 78 balls

Alok is making some runs 59 runs of 76 balls

No sign of Ashraful

Golam Mowla scored 85*

Good bowling by Mehrab Jr. 4/41

AsifTheManRahman
January 13, 2007, 11:30 AM
i hope tamimer ei form national teame dhukle patla paykhana howe na jaay. 188/160 is a great achievement, nevertheless.

arafath79
January 13, 2007, 11:37 AM
Who is better then ?? Juanaed, Imtiaz or Tamim ?? To me Tamim will be the best !! Another BOOM BOOM player like Aftab !! We need him at the opening position to use the fielding restriction of power play.

Miraz
January 13, 2007, 11:42 AM
For the first time in his brief career, Tamim is showing some consistency in batting. I wish he continues in the same fashion in the current season and earns his call in the home series against India.

sadi
January 13, 2007, 12:30 PM
Technically, Junaed or Imtiaz is much better than Tamim but Tamim is a better hitter of a cricket ball and has a good hand eye co-ordination. Its good to have such a good competition among the young guns. I hope Junaed or Imtiaz reply back with some good innings tomorrow.

TheWatcher
January 13, 2007, 12:56 PM
I am not saying Tamim's 188 is not impressive, but keep in mind that he scored this against Partex- a club that is very likely going back to 1st division after the end of this season.

Indira seems to be the other strong candidate for relegation this year.

Miraz
January 13, 2007, 01:05 PM
I am not saying Tamim's 188 is not impressive, but keep in mind that he scored this against Partex- a club that is very likely going back to 1st division after the end of this season.

Indira seems to be the other strong candidate for relegation this year.

TheWatcher, I differ with you. Partex is a formidable team in this season. They have got pretty good signing. Rashed Hanif, Rajin Saleh, Niamur Rashid Rahul, Ahsanullah Hasan, Dipazzal Dey are quite good name.

Mohiul
January 13, 2007, 01:16 PM
WOW!! Tamim in splendid form. 188 of 160 balls. Definitely making him a strong contender for Zim bound squad. I guess its the highest ever individual score in Premier league or 50 over domestic competitions.

BTW, Sadi bhai, Biman Vs Abahani was played on thursday.


No, he is the second highest individual scorer in local limited-overs cricket after Kalabagan's Pakistani recruit Ziaur Rahman, who scored 202 -- the first double century in the Premier League against Dhanmondi back in March 15, 2001.


SOURCE (http://www.thedailystar.net/2007/01/14/d70114040130.htm)

Miraz
January 13, 2007, 01:22 PM
No, he is the second highest individual scorer in local limited-overs cricket after Kalabagan's Pakistani recruit Ziaur Rahman, who scored 202 -- the first double century in the Premier League against Dhanmondi back in March 15, 2001.


SOURCE (http://www.thedailystar.net/2007/01/14/d70114040130.htm)

Thanks bdcricmad. probably he is the highest scorer among domestic lads.

TheWatcher
January 13, 2007, 01:33 PM
TheWatcher, I differ with you. Partex is a formidable team in this season. They have got pretty good signing. Rashed Hanif, Rajin Saleh, Niamur Rashid Rahul, Ahsanullah Hasan, Dipazzal Dey are quite good name.
Apparently, those names are not good enogh to save Partex from two consecutive whopping defeats.

HereWeGo
January 13, 2007, 01:35 PM
TheWatcher, I differ with you. Partex is a formidable team in this season. They have got pretty good signing. Rashed Hanif, Rajin Saleh, Niamur Rashid Rahul, Ahsanullah Hasan, Dipazzal Dey are quite good name.

Dipazzal dey is a nice name..agreed...but who is he really...!!!???!?!?:-D

Miraz
January 13, 2007, 01:44 PM
Dipazzal dey is a nice name..agreed...but who is he really...!!!???!?!?:-D

Here's the profile

http://content-uk.cricinfo.com/bangladesh/content/player/56211.html

He is a young promising bowler. plays for Dhaka Division.

Miraz
January 13, 2007, 01:46 PM
Apparently, those names are not good enogh to save Partex from two consecutive whopping defeats.

True, but the defeats were against two of the strongest teams and title contender, old DOHS and Sonargaon :)

TheWatcher
January 13, 2007, 01:58 PM
Here's the profile

http://content-uk.cricinfo.com/bangladesh/content/player/56211.html

He is a young promising bowler. plays for Dhaka Division.
I too had no idea who he was. Considering the fact that Niamur Rashid should have retired from cricket by now, recognizable pacers that I see in Partex are Mohammad Azim and Shirhan Sharif- some rookies fresh from BKSP. The only decent bowler, I think, they have is Ahsanullah Hasan.

Omio
January 13, 2007, 02:07 PM
Tamim played a brilliant innings for old DMH,
He would b a great asset for BD cric..

Miraz
January 13, 2007, 06:06 PM
Hattrick man Kapali has made another hattrick in domestic cricket.

He took 3 wickets in the last 3 balls of his 3rd over. A bit of coincidence ;)

TheWatcher
January 14, 2007, 12:32 AM
TigerCricket (http://tigercricket.com/Domesticcalendar.aspx) finally started to upload PCL scorecards.

I see in match reports that some Maruf Reza Sunny is playing for Young Pegasus. Considering the fact that Young Pegasus is a Rajshahi based team and Farhad Reza's first PCL club, I am wondering if Maruf is Farhad's younger bro.

Miraz
January 14, 2007, 10:24 AM
Abahani, Mohammedan and Biman won their respective matches against Victoria, City club and Brothers. Foreigners occupy the batting higlights.

From BDNews



Dhaka, Jan 14 (bdnews24.com) - Abahani Limited and Mohammedan Sporting Club maintained their winning run while Biman Bangladesh Airlines tasted their first victory in the KAI-Altech Premier Division Cricket League Sunday.

An unbeaten fifty from Pakistani recruit Imran Abbas guided Abahani to a convincing five-wicket win over Victoria Sporting Club in the Bangladesh Krira Shikkha Protisthan ground.

Mohammedan registered a hard-fought two-wicket win against City Club at Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium while Biman handed a 53-run defeat to Brothers Union riding on half-centuries from Raqibul Hasan and Pakistan's Jahur Elahi at Naryanganj Osmani Stadium.

Abahani-Victoria

Opted to bat first, Victoria fell into trouble losing five wickets in just 79 runs as pacemen Mashrafee Bin Mortaza (2/35) and Shahajada (3/20) removed the top order.

Wasel Uddin and Pakistani Jafar Quraishi ,however, took the innings to 147 in the sixth wicket partnership before Wasel was out for 39 off 72 balls hitting five fours.

At one time it seemed Victoria could cross the 200-mark but spinner Suhrawardi Shuvo dismissed the tailenders in a quick succession to bowl out Victoria at 188. Shuvo returned with four wickets for 11 runs in 4.2 overs.

Jafar, however, scored 56 off 61 balls with the help of two fours and five fours before the Pakistani became Shuvo's first victim.

In reply, Abahani started solidly with openers putting on 66 runs. Opener Zahrul Islam made a 46-ball 45 hitting eight fours and a six while Nazmus Sadat scored 36 off 35 smashing seven fours.

Imran Abbas remained unbeaten on 57 to take Abahani to 189 for five in 43.5 overs. Abbas hit six fours and one six in his 73-ball knock.

MSC-City

Chasing 173 runs to win, Mohammedan lost eight wickets to reach home as Arafat Sunny hit Khadem Nipu for a six over the midwicket to take the innings to 177 in 49.2 overs.

It never seemed that City Club, led by Shahriar Nafees, was serious to win the match despite giant Mohammedan's loss of six wickets at 126 with top batsmen Habibul Bashar (30), Aftab Ahmed (11), Saqib Al Hasan (13), Junaed Siddique (23), Imtiaz Hossain (7) and Indian Rahat Elahi (1) returning to the dressing room.

However, a few decisions from umpires went in favour of Mohammedan and their wicketkeeper Sagir Hossain Pavel and pacer Tapash Baisya took the team to 160.

Sagir scored a significant 32 off 52 while Tapash made 23 off 57.

Biman-Brothers

Sent in to bat first, Biman notched up a challenging total of 267 for nine in 50 overs as Raqibul and Jahur hit 87 and 84 respectively.

Biman openers Javed Omar and Raqibul laid a solid foundation making 104 before Javed (38) was bowled by Rubaiyat. Raqibul and Jahur added 118 more runs to the second wicket.

Brothers, in reply, reached 214 for nine in 50 overs with Imran Ahmed scoring the highest 72 off 117 balls with the help of seven fours.

Opener Hannan Sarkar made 51 off 67 hitting five fours, but that was not enough to surpass Biman's 250-plus total.

Farhad Reza and Mosharaf Hossain took two wickets each for Biman.

TheWatcher
January 14, 2007, 12:34 PM
Abahani lost another national player to injury- Rana. He will be out of action for next two weeks.


Abahani, however, will miss Manzarul Islam in the next few matches as the all-rounder picked up an injury while fielding. The left-arm spinner, second in the injury list after Khaled Mashud being ruled out for ten days, had a damaged knee and is likely to be out of action for two weeks.

-DS
Tapash showed good allround performence taking 4 wickets for 38 and then scoring 23 runs at a crucial point.

Raqibul Hasan that hit 87 for Biman, is it the Raqibul from the last U/19 team ? I noticed Partex also has an openning batsman with the same name.

PoorFan
January 15, 2007, 01:48 AM
Tapash showed good allround performence taking 4 wickets for 38 and then scoring 23 runs at a crucial point.
Looks like to me, Tapash is doing better than Rasel recently in bowling too. Though call between Tapash & Rasel in WC?

Mohiul
January 16, 2007, 08:45 AM
Tuesday, 16 January 2007


Abahani 275/9 (Tushar 56, Jahurul 49, Mashrafee 44; Sharif 3/36)
Young Pegasus 204/6 (Rakibul Karim 104, Sair 62*; Shahjada 3/31)

sadi
January 16, 2007, 09:19 AM
From Tigercricket:

<table class="tablestyle" id="Table1" border="0" cellpadding="2" cellspacing="1" width="490"><tbody><tr><td align="left">KAI-Altech Premier Division: Pegusus fall short despite Robiul</td></tr><tr><td align="left">Noman Mohammad</td></tr><tr><td align="left">16-January-2007</td></tr><tr><td align="left"></td></tr><tr><td align="left"></td></tr><tr><td align="left"></td></tr><tr><td align="left"></td></tr><tr><td align="left"></td></tr><tr><td align="left"></td></tr><tr><td align="left"></td></tr><tr><td align="center"></td></tr><tr><td align="center"></td></tr><tr><td align="left">Rabiul Karim’s maiden century in the KAI-Altech Premier Division League and consecutive unbeaten half century by Saif Mahmud went in vain as Abahani beat Young Pegasus by 71 runs to register their third win in as many matches.

Chasing a stiff target of 275 Young Pegasus’ those two young stars, Rabiul and Saif never lost heart. They put on 102 runs for the fifth wicket after losing the first four wickets with 62 on the board.

Rabiul approached the game aggressively as he hit four consecutive boundaries off Mashrafee Bin Mortaza in the seventh over of the innings. One of those was an edge through third man but the other three were a joy to watch - a perfectly timed front foot straight drive, a flick past long leg and a pull over mid wicket.

Rabiul completed his half century with another boundary which was a result of steer through third man. He transformed it to a well deserved hundred again with a four through the same area, though this time it was an edge.

Rabiul went back to pavilion just after completing his hundred, caught on the mid wicket boundary off Shahajada. He scored 104 from 120 balls which included 12 boundaries.

Saif was there till the end with 62 not out off 99 (4x4) as Young Pegasus finished on 204/6.

Earlier in the Abahani piled on 275 after deciding to bat first. They had to take the field without three injured players - skipper Khaled Masud, opener Nazmus Sadat and left arm spinner Manzural Islam Rana but stand-in captain Tushar Imran led the way with 56 off 73. Jahurul Islam (49), Nazim Uddin (38), Nayeem Islam (40*) and Mortaza (44) ensured that the total would take some chasing.

Rabiul was adjudged Man of the Match for his outstanding hundred.

Abahani vs. Young Pegasus
Venue: DCS
Toss: Abahani
Abahani: 275/9 (50) Tushar 56, Jahurul 49, Mortaza 44; Sharif 3/36
Young Pegasus: 204/6 (50) Rabiul Karim 104, Saif 62*; Shahajada 3/31
Result: Abahani won by 71 runs
MOM: Rabiul Karim
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BangladeshCricket
January 16, 2007, 09:23 AM
Looks like to me, Tapash is doing better than Rasel recently in bowling too. Though call between Tapash & Rasel in WC?
Tapash is indeed a hard working players, he just lack the 'build' of a pacer and we make fun of him. But I believe if he continues to work hard, get proper training, and little bit concentrate on the batting, he will be defintely a good choice as a third seamer. Same goes for Sharif. Good to see they have competition and hopefully that will provide some challenge to our third seamers. Our batting still remains as concern, none of the superstar batsmen are shining in the league. I don't think they will give us something better in WC.

BangladeshCricket
January 16, 2007, 09:26 AM
Mashrafee got hit for four consecutive boundaries!!
Not sure if he is feeling ok or getting nervous that they are going to Zimb and then will play WC.

sadi
January 16, 2007, 09:29 AM
From BDnews24:

DOHS-Indira

DOHS faced a strong blow from Indira's pacemen Mohammad Rasel and Ariful Islam to lose five wickets for just 43 runs after deciding to bat first, but they managed to score a modest 209 for nine in 50 overs.

Bangladesh former national skipper Khaled Mahmud, batting at number six, stuck to the one-end to rescue the side scoring 82 not out.

Besides, he added 49 with Razzak (31) to the sixth wicket, 68 with Dollar (24) for the eighth wicket and 41 with Nazmul (14) for the ninth wicket.

In reply, it seemed that Indira were on course with scoreboard reading 173 for seven in 40 overs. But, the minnows eventually ended in 199 for all with 25 balls to spare as spinner Abdur Razzak and Mehrab Jr wrapped up the tails.

Mohammad Rasel was top Indira scorer with 75 off 82 balls blasting six fours and six sixers. Razzak returned with four for 23 while Mahmud chipped in with two for 45.

Kalabagan-Partex

Despite losing both the openers at four, Kalabagan raced to 201 for four in 39.3 overs in reply to Partex's 200 for nine in 50 overs.

Pakistani Shahbaj Butt remained unbeaten on 91 off 80 balls hitting 12 fours and one six while Nahidul Haq made 68 off 113 with the help of six fours and one six.

Earlier, Rafiqul Islam and Niamur Rashid put on 63 and 44 to rescue Partex, who were 45 for five at one stage after being put in to bat first.

al Furqaan
January 16, 2007, 09:30 AM
never can rule tapash out

TheWatcher
January 16, 2007, 09:41 AM
Rabiul Karim was part of the BD U/17 team back in the 2004. Nice to see we have not lost him.

BD Team for 2004 U/17 Asia Cup at Hyderabad:

Golam Rahman Chowdhury (captain), Mehrab Hossain (vice-captain), Shamsur Rahman, Shakib Al-Hasan, Marshall Ayub, Mushfiqur Rahim, Suhrawardy Shuvo, Ishraq Sonet, Nazmul Hossain (Milon), Rezaul Islam (Rajon), Dollar Mahmud, Rabiul Karim, Mazhar Uddin and Mohammad Sajid (Sajidul Islam).

- Daily Star (http://www.thedailystar.net/2004/01/01/d40101040635.htm)

Miraz
January 16, 2007, 10:15 AM
Chacha after removal from team management is fired up :)

Nice to see, he is still scoring runs and taking wickets and winning matches.

BTW, who is this Mohmmad rasel of Indira Road ? I don't even find his profile in cricinfo.

Partex managed to lose another match, not a good sign in their first premiership outing.

TheWatcher
January 16, 2007, 01:46 PM
New Age: Nazmus Sadat adds to Abahani’s injury woes

Abahani’s injury woes mounted after opener Nazmus Sadat became uncertain for the rest of the Dhaka Premier Cricket League with a dislocated shoulder, said an official on Tuesday.

The left-handed opener, who is also in the Bangladesh’s World Cup provisional squad, is the third Abahani player to join the injury list in a week after wicketkeeper Khaled Mashud and left-arm spinner Manzarul Islam.

Mashud cut his left thumb during Abahani’s first match and has been ruled out for at least 10 days. The very next match Manzarul strained ligaments in his foot to be sidelined for at least two weeks.

Unlike Mashud and Manzarul, Sadat, however, did not sustain the injury during any match. Abahani coach Aminul Islam said that he had only aggravated an existing problem recently.

‘It was an old problem but he did not tell us earlier. We came to know about it only two days ago after he complained of severe pain,’ said the former national captain.

‘I am not sure how serious it is but the initial symptom is very bad. A doctor is scheduled to attend him on Thursday and only then we will be able to tell how many days he will be out of action,’ said Aminul

Miraz
January 16, 2007, 01:51 PM
Dislocated shoulder does not sound too bad. If he is diagnosed and treated properly, it should not take more than one month.

Tigers_eye
January 16, 2007, 02:08 PM
Dislocated shoulder does not sound too bad. If he is diagnosed and treated properly, it should not take more than one month.
Dislocated shoulder can be severe if it occurs multiple times. The unusual friction the bones get (when the dislocation occurs) can sometimes smash the socket that holds the bone into pieces. Then the bone would pop out even with a minimum pressure and is very painful. The best way to treat this is (operation and rehab) to put a permanent pin inbetween the bone and the socket.

I know cause it happened to me so many times.

Fazal
January 16, 2007, 02:15 PM
http://biomed.brown.edu/Courses/BI108/BI108_2004_Groups/Group01/DislocatedShoulder_na.jpg

Normal Shoulder versus Dislocated shoulder



http://physiomonkey.blogspirit.com/images/medium_dislocated_shoulder.jpg

Tiger Mama's Dislocated Shoulder

sadi
January 17, 2007, 10:41 AM
From TigerCricket:

Biman Vs Mohammedan
Biman 155/10</B> Over -49.2 Mushfiqur 40; Sakib 2/14, Monjurul 2/21
Mohammedan 94/10 </B> Over -40.5 Sakib 53*; Mosharaf Hossain 4/11, Russel 2/12
Biman won by 61 runs (KAI-ALTECH Premier Division Cricket League; Venue-SBNS; MOM-Mosharaf Hossain; Date:17/01/2007)

sadi
January 17, 2007, 10:44 AM
Match report from Bdnews24:



Dhaka, Jan 17 (bdnews24.com) - Mohammedan took a plunge and Sonargaon Cricketers continued to fly high in the KAI-Altech Premier Division Cricket League Wednesday.

Biman took off against Mohammedan with a 61-run defeat at Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium while Sonargaon outplayed City Club by seven wickets at Narayanganj Osmani Stadium.

Victoria Sporting Club returned to winning run defeating Brothers Union by three wickets in the Bangladesh Krira Shikkha Protisthan ground.

Biman-MSC

Put in to bat first, the national flag carrier fell into trouble losing six wickets on 76 and at the end managed to score 155 for all with four balls to spare.

National discard Mushfiqur Rahman played an anchor role with a 40-run innings building two valuable partnership with Sazzad Kadir and Syed Rasel. He took Biman to 110 through the seventh wicket with Kadir (17) and added to 30 more runs for the next wicket with Rasel, who scored 13.

Saqib Al Hasan, Monjurul Islam, Arafat Sunny and Aftab Ahmed each took two wickets. However except Saqib, all bowlers struggled to find the line and length conceding 16 wides.

It seemed that Mohammedan would reach the target easily, but it was not to happen. Mohammedan batsmen were helpless against tight bowling and outstanding fielding by Biman cricketers.

The Dhanmondi outfit faced a horrible collapse to reduce to 20 for four and they never recovered finishing at 94 for all in 40.5 overs.

After departure of opener Imtiaz (0), Junaed Siddique (5) and Aftab Ahmed (5) with scoreboard reading only 11 runs, Mohammedan needed a steady partnership between Bashar and Saqib to overcome the collapse.

But Bashar also failed to carry on as he ran short of the pitch while taking three runs which was the turning point of the match. Bashar scored 4.

All-rounder Saqib Al Hasan stuck to one-end to remain unbeaten on 53, but no tailender could provide him proper assistance. Left-arm spinner Mosharraf Hossain grabbed four wickets conceding only 11 runs. Paceman Rasel chipped in with two for 12.

Sonargaon-City Club

Sonargaon raced to 214 at the loss of three wickets with nine balls to spare in reply to City's modest total of 213 for all in 49.4 overs.

National discards Mehrab Hossain and Al Shahriar Rokon hit half centuries to pave the way for third triumph for the last year's runners-up.

They made 108 for the opening stand. Rokon scored 64 off 75 featuring nine fours while Mehrab made 93 off 139 with the help of 10 fours.

Earlier, City Club crossed the 200-mark riding on Salahuddin's 55 and Mustafizur's 38. Mohammad Sharif and Alok Kapali took three wickets each for 37 and 23.

Victoria-Brothers

After deciding to bat first, Brothers piled up a challenging total of 270 for four riding on Pakistani Fahad Ullah's unbeaten 106 and Ansiur Rahman's 80 not out. The two added 197 runs for the unbroken fifth wicket.

But, that was not enough for the Gopibagh outfit to avoid their third defeat in the league.

Victoria reached home making 271 for seven with three balls to spare as opener Nasiruddin Faruque smashed 94 off 114 balls with the help of 11 boundaries.

Opener Imrul Kayes (41) and Jaffar Qureshi (39) also played vital role to give Victoria second victory in three matches.

Miraz
January 17, 2007, 10:46 AM
WOW! Mohammedan all out for 94 runs and Sakib remains unbeaten on 53!! What other players were doing??

Mosharraf Hossain Rubel (another SLA) is taking regular wickets. Should get A team call in upcoming two A team series.

sadi
January 17, 2007, 10:50 AM
This year I support Mohammedan for their exciting top three. They scored 15 in total. Imtiaz (5), Junaed (5) and Aftab (5). Bashar got out for 4. Poor performance.

akabir77
January 17, 2007, 11:06 AM
JAK Mohammedan harsey...

ANywa good games today victory chased 270 and won. wow that's good sign for BD. I can't remember when was the last time small team chasing big totall like that 250+ and won!

Tigers_eye
January 17, 2007, 11:15 AM
"The Dhanmondi outfit faced a horrible collapse to reduce to 20 for four and they never recovered finishing at 94 for all in 40.5 overs."
When did Mohamadan become Dhanmondi outfit? Did they move their office head quarters? Vintage Rasel.

Serves Bashar right. He was the chief architect in running out own players against Zim. He really needs a crash course on running between the wickets.

TheWatcher
January 17, 2007, 11:16 AM
Sakib got lucky today, he was dropped twice.

Nasiruddin Faruk showing good consistency. Last year he was the second highest scorer in the premier league among the local batsmen (the highest scorer was Rokon).

arafath79
January 17, 2007, 11:17 AM
What happened to Shahriar Nafees ?? He can't perform well ?? o pare khali Zimbabwer saathe !!??? :o

TheWatcher
January 17, 2007, 11:18 AM
"The Dhanmondi outfit faced a horrible collapse to reduce to 20 for four and they never recovered finishing at 94 for all in 40.5 overs."
When did Mohamadan become Dhanmondi outfit? Did they move their office head quarters? Vintage Rasel.

Serves Bashar right. He was the chief architect in running out own players against Zim. He really needs a crash course on running between the wickets.
Mohammedan is based in Motijheel, right ?

Bashra ran himself out this time, calling for an unneccessary third run.

sadi
January 17, 2007, 11:29 AM
Well I haven't seen any runs from any of our national team batsmen just yet except Sakib in this game. Ash, Aftab, Nafees, Mehrab and Bashar. Noone really scored in these three matches if I am not mistaken. Not a good sign. About Shahriar Nafees, I hope its just his honeymoon phase and not captaincy burden. :)

Mohiul
January 18, 2007, 01:31 PM
Pitches won't be favouring to any particular department of cricket whether it is batting or spin bowling or fast bowling. According to a statement made by curator Belal in bangladesherkhela, DPL committe asked to prepate pitches like this.

Source (http://www.bangladesherkhela.com/default.asp?strrefer=displayocr&straction=headline&iItemID=23708&iCategoryID=1)

sadi
January 18, 2007, 02:17 PM
Points Table After first three rounds:
http://www.thedailystar.net/2007/01/19/2007-01-19__sport01.jpg

Source: Daily Star

sadi
January 18, 2007, 02:20 PM
Tomorrows game:

Old DOHS vs Kalabagan
Abahoni vs Indira Road
Partex vs City Club

January 20th, 2006

Mohammedan vs Victoria
Sonargaon vs Bangladesh Biman
Brothers vs Young Pegasus

Fazal
January 18, 2007, 05:49 PM
Tomorrows game:

Old DOHS vs Kalabagan
Abahoni vs Indira Road
Partex vs City Club


Old DOHS vs Kalabagan? Old DOHS. Because, Old is gold and Kalabagan is full of kola gach.
Abahani vs Indira Road? Abahani. Beacuse, Indira Gandhi is dead so is Indira Road.
Partex vs City Club? City Club. Beacuse Partex is very brittle, I prefer solid kath, like segun Kath.

FaridpurChicago
January 18, 2007, 06:01 PM
Old DOHS vs Kalabagan? Old DOHS. Because, Old is gold and Kalabagan is full of kola gach.
Abahani vs Indira Road? Abahani. Beacuse, Indira Gandhi is dead so is Indira Road.
Partex vs City Club? City Club. Beacuse Partex is very brittle, I prefer solid kath, like segun Kath.

Excellent analysis.
Is there any such analysis where India can be shown losing to us in WC.

Mohiul
January 19, 2007, 09:49 AM
Friday, 19 January 2007

Kalabagan beat holer DOHS, Abahani beat Indrira Road KC and Partex beat City Club.

Brief Score:
Old DOHS: 239/6 50 overs
(Tamim 49; Kamrul 60/3)
Kalabagan: 242/6 45 overs
(Mahabub 72, Shahbaz 102; Shadat 41/5)

Indrira Road KC: 131/10 46.4 overs
(Mashrafee 27/2, Alamgir 19/2, Zia 23/2)
Abahani: 134/4 43.1 overs
(Kuntal 54*, Imran 47; Arif 19/2)

City Club: 136/10 42.3 overs
(Rezaul 20/4)
Partex: 139/6 41.3 overs
(Rezaul 19*, Khadem 27/2)

Zunaid
January 19, 2007, 09:53 AM
Fazal that's 1 out of 3. Tsk Tsk. Remind me to not to take you to Vegas.

Miraz
January 19, 2007, 10:04 AM
Fazal that's 1 out of 3. Tsk Tsk. Remind me to not to take you to Vegas.


I think Fazal has got some conspiracy theory which denied his predictions :D

Old DOHS vs Kalabagan? Old DOHS. Because, Old is gold and Kalabagan is full of kola gach.
Abahani vs Indira Road? Abahani. Beacuse, Indira Gandhi is dead so is Indira Road.
Partex vs City Club? City Club. Beacuse Partex is very brittle, I prefer solid kath, like segun Kath.

May be old DOHS was too old to stand and high tech Partex is better than solid kath. :-D

sadi
January 19, 2007, 10:23 AM
Fazal bhai emon dora khaoar por ki explanation dey setai dekar bisoy!!!

I like the results. Makes the league more interesting. Whats wrong with all the superstars though? How come noone is scoring? Are they all saving up for the world cup or what??

FaridpurChicago
January 19, 2007, 10:53 AM
Our superstar pacers are doing great. They are taking regular wickets, specially Rasel.
Batsmen are saving their scores for WC, against Ind and SL.

TheWatcher
January 19, 2007, 11:34 AM
Typicall BD Khela (http://www.bangladesherkhela.com/default.asp?strrefer=displayocr&straction=headline&iItemID=23721&iCategoryID=1) mistake- they labeled Abahani keeper Kuntal Chandra as an Indian cricketer. The reporter also failed to remember that a club can only field one foreign recruit, so both Kuntal and Imran Abbas can't be foreigners.

al Furqaan
January 19, 2007, 11:47 AM
Well I haven't seen any runs from any of our national team batsmen just yet except Sakib in this game. Ash, Aftab, Nafees, Mehrab and Bashar. Noone really scored in these three matches if I am not mistaken. Not a good sign. About Shahriar Nafees, I hope its just his honeymoon phase and not captaincy burden. :)

i agree our star batsmen not scoring is not a good sign, but it certainly isn't a bad sign.

when did our batsman ever score runs in domestic cricket...only when ash needed to get his spot back.

as long as they continue improving their ODI and Test averages, i don't care if their list a and FC averages are half the ODI/Test stats.

Tigers_eye
January 19, 2007, 12:21 PM
Our superstar pacers are doing great. They are taking regular wickets, specially Rasel.
Batsmen are saving their scores for WC, against Ind and SL.
I am not sure which Rasel you are talking about. SK Rasel is wicketless in two games he played. 17 overs 60 runs, economical though (3.5 per over).

Shahadat is leading with 9 wickets in 3 matches giving 104 runs.
Mash got 6 wickets 4 matches 117 runs.

other notables are:
Sahajada 8 wickets in 3 matches.
Aftab, Jaffar Qureshi, Sohrawardi Shuvo got 6 wickets.
Ashiqur Rahman, Mahbubul Alam Rabin, Mahmuduzzan (3 matches), Kazi Kamrul Islam, Mehrab jr., Taposh all with 5 wickets in 2 matches.

Best Stats are with Alok Kapali: 3 overs 19 runs 4 wickets and
Dollar Mahmood: 5 overs 13 runs 3 wickets.

TheWatcher
January 19, 2007, 12:48 PM
Kamrul Islam 7 wickets in 3 matches.

Tiger Mama, there are two Kamrul Islam- Kazi Kamrul Islam of City Club (LMF) and Kamrul Islam Emon of Kalabagan (OB). May be both together got seven wickets, not a single of them.

Tigers_eye
January 19, 2007, 01:02 PM
Tiger Mama, there are two Kamrul Islam- Kazi Kamrul Islam of City Club (LMF) and Kamrul Islam Emon of Kalabagan (OB). May be both together got seven wickets, not a single of them.

TigerCricket didn't distinguish these two seperately. Hard to tell which one is which. After some searching I found the first City Club boy had bowled his quota in two matches. He got 5 wickets with 61 runs. I do not know the scorecard of the partex loss.

As for the other one, he has 2 wickets for 32 runs in part time 6 overs total bowling and don't know the stats for the old DOHS game.

Is there any other dup name that TigerCricket may not recognize? I would appreciate it. Thanks for the correction.

HereWeGo
January 19, 2007, 01:26 PM
Mehrab hussain Jr 32 of 90 balls
The main reason his side lost against the minnows. I think we must rethink our strategy to open him for Bd against test playing sides. We already had one Jo before. He is just the same with a better batting technique.

Fazal
January 19, 2007, 01:27 PM
Yahoo !!!!!!!!!
One more Gone !!!!:joy:

Now only if Biman can Beat Shonargaon today.

That will make Abahani the only unbeaten team.:-D

Tigers_eye
January 19, 2007, 01:50 PM
Mehrab hussain Jr 32 of 90 balls
The main reason his side lost against the minnows. I think we must rethink our strategy to open him for Bd against test playing sides. We already had one Jo before. He is just the same with a better batting technique.

There are two parts in your post. One I agree and with the other i don't. I agree with the rethinking of our openers in national team. N sadat or Tamim would be a better choice at Zim. But disagree on the match was lost on Mehrab Jr's knock. Even if he had scored 60 of 90 Old DHOS would still lose cause of 6 overs were still left. Sometimes in a match one has no answer for a player. In this match it was Shahbaz (102 of 94 balls) and Mahbub (72). From 10/3 to 184/4 finished the match. The partnership of 174 against a good Old DOHS attack says it all (Shahadat, Razzak, Mehrab Jr. K Mahmud, Enam Jr., Dollar didn't bowl).

TheWatcher
January 19, 2007, 04:26 PM
Kuntal Chandra scored 54 out of 125- Abahani found a perfect replacement for Pilot.

Mehrab Jr is really freaking me out now. I am opposed to try out any new opener, we just don't have enough matches before world cup to do that. On the other hand, Gullu and Rajin are not in good form either (none of them is a good option even when inform).

I know most of you will strongly disagree with me, but I think Rokon may be the best option we have now. He has enough experience to slide back into international stage to face India-Sri Lanka with short preparation. He has not put anything on fire lately, but, from the last year, he is showing good consistency in domestic leagues (has scored back to back fifties for Sonargaon in their last two matches). I know he is not in the 30-men provisional squad, but, according to Zim board, that should not be a problem for the selectors if they want to include him in the final WC squad.

BangladeshCricket
January 19, 2007, 04:37 PM
but I think Rokon may be the best option we have now. He has enough experience to slide back into international stage to face India-Sri Lanka with short preparation. He has not put anything on fire lately, but, from the last year, he is showing good consistency in domestic leagues (has scored back to back fifties for Sonargaon in their last two matches). .

I know I also had very high hope with Rokon and later Ashraful even Sezan but all are same. I believe we are not doing something right that is not bringing up worldclass players at young age. Though the new talents are better in cricketing knowledge, or techniques and mentality but still they are not getting proper world class training from the beginning.

Even in premier leagues, it's clearly visible that young foreign batsmen are performing way better than the young talents of us.

sadi
January 19, 2007, 04:42 PM
Well Kuntal didn't have to score fast since Abahoni was only chasing 130+ runs but don't know whats going on with Mehrab. He has no excuse since his team was batting first. It is important to have a good start, I understand but at the same time you need to have a good run-rate going. He doesn't seem to able to play in singles and doubles and get most of the runs off boundaries. So when those boundaries stop coming, he stops scoring runs. He really need to learn how to rotate the strikes better. With Tamim or Shahriar Nafees on the other side, all he needs to have is a decent strike rate in 60s.

Tigers_eye
January 19, 2007, 04:47 PM
Gilchrist on Mal Loye's 36 innings:

"Great intent, that's what you need at the top of the order in one-day cricket. He came out there and had a game plan that he knew, albeit a bit unorthodox but very aggressive," he said. "I guess the more he gets exposed at this level, there's a challenge whether he'll show the conviction to keep going with that approach but he certainly put us on the back foot and we were glad to see the back of him."

Why not Tamim or Nasmus Sadat in Zimbabwe?? Not that they have less experience??

TheWatcher
January 19, 2007, 04:53 PM
Tiger Mama, Mal Loye does not have the responsibility of protecting the middle order of his team from early exposure to opposition pacers. Unfortunately, that's not the case with our team. So, no, we can't have a rookie to go out there and throw his wicket away.

cricman
January 19, 2007, 04:56 PM
Nazmus Sadat = JO #3, You Need a Pinch Hitter In the top Rafique/Rokon/Aftab/Ash? Just Bring in Tamim for Zimbabwae

sadi
January 19, 2007, 04:56 PM
Funny how Loye sweeped Lee for a six. Very unconventional and entertaining. Now, he is a veteran and he has been playing in county cricket for years. Experiences pays off sometimes specially when the opponent don't know you well. By giving those young guns early exposure, sure we can take a chance and see if that works. But at the sametime, aren't we jeopardizing their futures by bringing them too early?? They hardly played a year or two in domestic cricket and I will rather go with the old guns till they are ready.

sadi
January 19, 2007, 04:58 PM
Nazmus Sadat = JO #3, You Need a Pinch Hitter In the top Rafique/Rokon/Aftab/Ash? Just Bring in Tamim for Zimbabwae

Nazmus Sadat is anything but Javed Omar strike rate wise. He is an attacking batsman and has strike rate in high 80s most of the time.

Miraz
January 19, 2007, 05:15 PM
I personally feel Mehrab Jr. is a bad selection for the ODI team. His style of batting is more suited in longer version matches. He is technically good, shot selection is also good, he can be a real asset in BD top order in test matches.

In ODI, we need someone with the ability to swing bat. Young blokes are coming, now before WC its really difficult to experiment a rookie. Rokon could have been a choice but I guess the possibility is less than 1%.

In that case I would prefer to take chances against India/Srilanka and send Rafiq/Mashrafee as opener with SN. In that case we can take a real third seamer. Conventional approach will not ensure win against these big guns. Against Bermuda Mehrab is fine.

Tigers_eye
January 19, 2007, 05:31 PM
Tiger Mama, Mal Loye does not have the responsibility of protecting the middle order of his team from early exposure to opposition pacers. Unfortunately, that's not the case with our team. So, no, we can't have a rookie to go out there and throw his wicket away.
Why do we need to protect players like Bashar and Ash, the veterans of the team??? Let them face the music. NS or Tamim is like a drug. The shot that can boost BD to the second round. There are four matches that they can be tested out at Zim. If they fail in the warm-up matches we can always revert back to Mehrab Jr./Rajin. NS is in the A-team and traveled to places and did well in foreign soil (better than Mehrab in ODIs). Tamim's 188 is no joke. Both of them know their position's role better than the Mehrab Jr., JO, Rajin or Ash.

TheWatcher
January 19, 2007, 05:34 PM
In that case I would prefer to take chances against India/Srilanka and send Rafiq/Mashrafee as opener with SN. In that case we can take a real third seamer. Conventional approach will not ensure win against these big guns. Against Bermuda Mehrab is fine.
Or how about sending Bashar to open ? Rafique has lost his edge with bat and I value Mashrafe's wicket lot more than that of Bashar nowadays. Just tell Bashar to play his natural game ;)

Also, this move will open up a middle order position for Farhad who will probably won't get a match otherwise.

Miraz
January 19, 2007, 05:41 PM
Or how about sending Bashar to open ? Rafique has lost his edge with bat and I value Mashrafe's wicket lot more than that of Bashar nowadays. Just tell Bashar to play his natural game ;)

Also, this move will open up a middle order position for Farhad who will probably won't get a match otherwise.

I personally put value to Bashar more than anyone else in the team with the exception of Aftab (only in ODI). I no way support experimenting the best player. It has to be either Rafiq/Mashrafee or how about Razzak Raj? :)

Spitfire_x86
January 19, 2007, 06:15 PM
Tamim should be picked for the Zimbabwe tour. We have nothing to lose and everything to gain from this experiment. He clearly outperformed Mehrab jnr in this season. Trying him against Zimbabwe means we're not really throwing him in the lion's den either.

sadi
January 20, 2007, 09:12 AM
Junaed scored 87. Mohammedan beat Victoria.

Source: Ntv news.

israr
January 20, 2007, 10:17 AM
And Ash 65.

Miraz
January 20, 2007, 10:35 AM
Here's the current standing in Premier Cricket League..

Name M W L Pts
Abahani 4 4 0 8
Sonargaon 4 4 0 8
Old DOHS 4 3 1 6
MSC 4 3 1 6
Victoria 4 2 2 4
Biman 4 2 2 4
Kalabagan 4 2 2 4
Pegasus 4 2 2 4
City Club 4 1 3 2
Partex 4 1 3 2
Indira 4 0 4 0
Brothers 4 0 4 0

NB: M=Matches, W=Wins, L=Loses and Pts= Points

TheWatcher
January 20, 2007, 01:10 PM
Rokon scored his third consecutive fifty (or sixty). I think he should be under serious consideration for a recall to the national team at this point.

Tapash took 3/48, his chance also looks good for a recall.

Mohiul
January 20, 2007, 01:19 PM
Rokon scored his third consecutive fifty (or sixty). I think he should be under serious consideration for a recall to the national team at this point.

He is the best where he is now. Please don't push him in the naitonal team as, as soon as he is in the team he will collapse.

AsifTheManRahman
January 20, 2007, 01:31 PM
i would only pick rokon if he scores a hattrick of triple centuries. :D bohut shikkha howe gese...i think he deserves a hurdle like this because of his continued failure (tolowarer moto b at chalano) in international matches.

Miraz
January 20, 2007, 01:32 PM
Rokon scored his third consecutive fifty (or sixty). I think he should be under serious consideration for a recall to the national team at this point.

Tapash took 3/48, his chance also looks good for a recall.

Considreing the relationship between Rokon and selectors, it is hard to belive that he will be playing in the national team when they are at the office.

TheWatcher
January 20, 2007, 02:46 PM
Considreing the relationship between Rokon and selectors, it is hard to belive that he will be playing in the national team when they are at the office.
I did not know that Rokon has personal issues with the selectors.

It is hard to say how he is batting nowadays from stats, but this is the impression I got- unlike young openers like Junaid, Tamim, and Sadat, who go out there and try to blast their opposition in every match, Rokon actually sticks around to give Sonargaon good starts in consistent basis while maintaining a healthy strike rate.

Other issue with younger openers vs Rokon is that Rokon actually knows what a big leap international cricket is from domestic leagues. Among the young ones, Sadat is the only one who has couple of A-team and Academy team tours experience under his belt (which is hardly adequate), but even he is out of consideration now with a shoulder injury.

Also, consider this- if Rokon is given a chance in the Zim tour, he will know that this is the last life line he will get to come back in the international stage, that should bring more responsibility out of him.

sadi
January 20, 2007, 05:12 PM
Well finally our superstar batsmen scored some runs. In this round, Ash scored 65, Sakib 81 and Bashar 39.

Miraz
January 20, 2007, 05:18 PM
I did not know that Rokon has personal issues with the selectors.

It is hard to say how he is batting nowadays from stats, but this is the impression I got- unlike young openers like Junaid, Tamim, and Sadat, who go out there and try to blast their opposition in every match, Rokon actually sticks around to give Sonargaon good starts in consistent basis while maintaining a healthy strike rate.

Other issue with younger openers vs Rokon is that Rokon actually knows what a big leap international cricket is from domestic leagues. Among the young ones, Sadat is the only one who has couple of A-team and Academy team tours experience under his belt (which is hardly adequate), but even he is out of consideration now with a shoulder injury.

Also, consider this- if Rokon is given a chance in the Zim tour, he will know that this is the last life line he will get to come back in the international stage, that should bring more responsibility out of him.

I agree with you in most parts. Unfortunately he has got some personal issues with selectors and with Dave as well.

Once, he was my favourite batsman. he simply wasted him with his arrogance and dail. :(

Tigers_eye
January 21, 2007, 10:28 AM
Well finally our superstar batsmen scored some runs. In this round, Ash scored 65, Sakib 81 and Bashar 39.
39 ekta run hoilo?? Junaed to double 'er beshi korsay. Kids outscoring the buiras.

al Furqaan
January 21, 2007, 12:36 PM
Rokon scored his third consecutive fifty (or sixty). I think he should be under serious consideration for a recall to the national team at this point.

Tapash took 3/48, his chance also looks good for a recall.

tapash yes, rokon hell no

TheWatcher
January 21, 2007, 01:58 PM
New Age: Faruque unduly worried by form slump
Azad Majumder

Chief selector Faruque Ahmed said he was unduly worried by the poor form of some key national cricketers in the Dhaka Premier Cricket League, with the World Cup only 50 days away.

Habibul Bashar, Shahriar Nafees, Aftab Ahmed and Mehrab Hossain Jr – the four frontline batsmen of the team – have yet to score a half-century for their respective clubs in four matches.

Shahriar, one of the only five batsmen to have scored over 1,000 runs in one-day cricket in 2006, has been most disappointing as he scored just 68 runs (22, 1, 17 and 28) in four innings for City Club. Shahriar also disappointed in the Twenty20 competition, held before the League, by making highest 10 runs playing five games.

Shahriar’s opening partner Mehrab started the domestic season for Old DOHS with a bang scoring a half-century in the opening match of the Twenty20 tournament, but lost his way soon as his four innings in the Premier League fetched just 52 runs.

Aftab Ahmed took highest 11 wickets among the national team players in the four Premier League matches, but his batting – his main job – has frustrated the dashing Chittagonian the most. He scored only 56 runs in the four matches with 32 as his highest.

The form of Aftab’s Mohammedan team-mate and national skipper Habibul Bashar also was not very encouraging as he made 78 runs (30, 5, 4 and 39) in four games. The biggest flop among the national players in the League was all-rounder Farhad Reza, who scored just 12 runs (0, 6, 2 and 4).

Among the national batsmen, only Sakib Al Hasan and Mohammad Ashraful have got some runs and won matches for their respective sides – Mohammedan and Sonargaon Cricketers. Ashraful scored a match-wining 65 against Bangladesh Biman on Saturday while Sakib scored an unbeaten 53 and 81 in the last two matches.

‘It is a cause for concern of course but I am not that worried as there are a lot of matches ahead of them to regain form,’ said Faruque.

‘Some of them are establish players of the national side and have proved their worth many times. They have a chance to hit the form at any time,’ he added.

Shahriar, the vice-captain of the national side, echoed the same view saying he needed only one big innings to recoup the form he showed in the international arena last year.

‘I have been playing domestic cricket for the last five years, but never went through such a bad patch. I don’t know why it is happening now, maybe it was because of Twenty20 cricket to which I could not adjust well. However, I believe the bad patch will not go on much longer. I will return to form with just one good innings. I am waiting for that moment,’ he said.

sadi
January 21, 2007, 02:14 PM
39 ekta run hoilo?? Junaed to double 'er beshi korsay. Kids outscoring the buiras.

Amader superstar ra ja form dekache, 39 runs is a lot according to their standard!!! :p

Farhad
January 21, 2007, 02:35 PM
The form slump is starting to scare me 2.....

nobody
January 21, 2007, 09:55 PM
SN, aftab and HB never set domestic cricket on fire. So I am not worried. But I am worried about Mehrab. If he can not score fast in domestic how he could score fast againest big guns. Thus putting pressure on SN. I do not want a new opener. Tamim is a big NO. He is just a bully againest weak bowling. Though Rokon is an option but as long as Faruq is there he would not be selected. This opened up the position for Mohamedans openars - the two I's.
By the way, which Mushfiq is playing for Biman? I think for the two consecutive match he scored some runs and those were againest big teams

Miraz
January 22, 2007, 08:45 AM
Abahani is going strong. old DOHS have find their feet to have any chance to retain the title.

Todays result round-up (from TC)

<TABLE class=normtext id=ScoreControl1_Table1 style="BORDER-LEFT-COLOR: transparent; BORDER-BOTTOM-COLOR: transparent; BORDER-TOP-COLOR: transparent; BORDER-RIGHT-COLOR: transparent" borderColor=transparent border=0><TBODY><TR><TD style="FONT-FAMILY: verdana">Abahani Vs Old DOHS
Abahani 262/8 </B> Over -50 Tushar Imran 77; Fernando 2/39
Old DOHS 228/10 </B> Over -46 Ehsanul 57; Shuvo 3/19
Abahani won by 34 runs (KAI-ALTECH Premier Division Cricket League; Venue-NOS; Toss-Old DOHS; MOM-Tushar Imran; Date:22/01/2007)</TD></TR><TR><TD style="FONT-FAMILY: verdana">City Club Vs Kalabagan
City Club 238/7 </B> Over -50 Wasim Nayeem 71, Sajjadul 56*; Mahmuduzzaman 2/49
Kalabagan 220/10 </B> Over -48.4 Shahbaz Batt 49; Kamrul 2/33
City Club won by 18 runs (KAI-ALTECH Premier Division Cricket League; Venue-BKSP; Toss-Kalabagan; MOM-Wasim Nayeem; Date:22/01/2007)</TD></TR><TR><TD style="FONT-FAMILY: verdana">Indira Road Vs Brothers
Indira Road 250/6 </B> Over -50 Mehedi 81; Taposh 3/39
Brothers 244/9 </B> Over -50 Hannan 66; Tariqul 4/27
Indira Road won by 6 runs (KAI-ALTECH Premier Division Cricket League; Venue-DCS; Toss-Indira Road; MOM- Tariqul; Date:22/01/2007)</TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>

sadi
January 22, 2007, 09:54 AM
Well its surprising how well Abahoni is playing despite losing three of their key players. Brothers just can't win any games this year. Good to see City club winning a game finally but still no runs from SN's bat.

Nobody bhai, Mushfiq Babu plays for Biman. Mushfiqur Rahim plays for victoria.

Miraz
January 22, 2007, 10:01 AM
Sadi bhai, this is second win for City club. They won against Partex in the opening round. Like this match Waseem Nayeem scored 70 runs to guide city home by 3 wickets.

Mohiul
January 22, 2007, 10:36 AM
Are they advancing towards relegation? Not even a single win???

sadi
January 22, 2007, 11:09 AM
Few more notable scorers:

Tamim 31, Nadif 35 (42), Abdur Razzak 24, Mashrafee 26 (15), Mehrab jr 8, Shahriar Nafees 25 (42), Shezan 57 (34)

Fazal
January 22, 2007, 02:02 PM
Well its surprising how well Abahoni is playing despite losing three of their key players.

Officially, yes they lost three key players. But in reality out of three, one loss in particulat is kind of a gain for Abahani, espcially when they are playing 50 over one day games. Sadat's loss is the only real loss for Abahani

sadi
January 22, 2007, 03:01 PM
Officially, yes they lost three key players. But in reality out of three, one loss in particulat is kind of a gain for Abahani, espcially when they are playing 50 over one day games. Sadat's loss is the only real loss for Abahani

shhhhhh it was supposed to be a secret!!!!

akabir77
January 22, 2007, 03:53 PM
I am a huge supporter of Abahani but last couple of years I started supporting old DOHS as the club is where i grew up. But they way they started to cheat I am going back to my old club. Between Abahani and their games Umpairs where giving not outs to plum lbw they did the same last years final match. OLD DOHS should come out from cheating else they stay won't be long and its bad for cricket too.

mbssr
January 23, 2007, 04:03 AM
Ya its a blessing that he got injured.
For Manjarul Rana, it saved the selectors to go on without discomfort.
for Sadat, it is the real loss for Abahony and most importantly, for Bangladesh. Now we are thinking of a third opener for Zim tour and he is out at the worst moment.

Mohiul
January 23, 2007, 05:17 AM
Washkuruni Polash (3/33) came back in action with a bang.

Sonargaon 83/10 in 24.5 overs
(Milon 3/12, Washkuruni 3/33)

Victoria 85/4 in 20.1 overs

Scorecard (http://www.tigercricket.com/Score.aspx?matchid=559)

Sumon77
January 23, 2007, 08:02 AM
<TABLE class=normtext id=ScoreControl1_Table1 style="BORDER-LEFT-COLOR: transparent; BORDER-BOTTOM-COLOR: transparent; BORDER-TOP-COLOR: transparent; BORDER-RIGHT-COLOR: transparent" borderColor=transparent border=0><TBODY><TR><TD style="FONT-FAMILY: verdana">Today's (23.1.2007) matches:

Mohammedan Vs Young Pegasus
Mohammedan 215/10 </B> Over -47.2 Faisal 47; Lalmohon 5/33
Young Pegasus 199/10 </B> Over -47.4 Raisul 41; Tapash 4/44
Mohammedan won by 16 runs (KAI-ALTECH Premier Division Cricket League; Venue-NOS; Toss-Mohammedan; MOM-Tapash; Date:23/01/2007)
</TD></TR><TR><TD style="FONT-FAMILY: verdana">
Biman Vs Partex
Biman 134/10 </B> Over -43.3 Sanwar 19; Rezaul 5/17
Partex 138/5 </B> Over -42.2 Rajin 51, Rashed Hanif 48; Niaz 2/20
Partex won by 5 wickets (KAI-ALTECH Premier Division Cricket League; Venue-BKSP; Toss-Partex; MOM-Rezaul; Date:23/01/2007)
</TD></TR><TR><TD style="FONT-FAMILY: verdana">
Sonargaon Vs Victoria
Sonargaon 83/10</B> Over - 24.5 Milon 3/12,Waskuruni 3/33
Victoria 85/4</B> Over - 20.1 Imrul 44
Victoria won by 6 wkts (KAI-ALTECH Premier Division Cricket League; TOSS:Sonargoan; Venue: SBNS; Date:23/01/2007)
</TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>

Miraz
January 23, 2007, 08:15 AM
I am really really concerned about the type of form our national cricketers are showing ahead of Zim tour and World Cup.

TheWatcher
January 23, 2007, 08:44 AM
What a MORON !!! Ashraful chose to bat first on Mirpur after winning the toss !!! His comments from BD Khela (http://www.bangladesherkhela.com/default.asp?strrefer=displayocr&straction=headline&iItemID=23800&iCategoryID=1)-

Q: What you thought after seeing the wicket in the morning ?
A: It seemed to me that it won't be right to choose to bat first. Still I thought we could survive on this wicket.

A perfect example of what a nutcase he is. I wonder who the idiot made him the captain.

sadi
January 23, 2007, 09:04 AM
Mirpur pitch is turning out to be a graveyard for our batsmen. Specially whoever batting first. They are just not technically equipped to handle the moving ball. More they play in these kinda pitch, better it is. It was really a mistake to bat first in this kind of wicket and Sonargaon paid the price. Now, Abahoni is the only team unbeaten. Yehhhhh!!!! Mohammedan barely survived against Young Pegasas. Unless our star players begin to play like one, all these new teams will continue to create upsets and give them scare in every round.

Miraz
January 23, 2007, 09:09 AM
I think after the national players leave for Zimbabwe, teams depending on national players will perform better.
The reason is simple, underperformers will be replaced by players keen to perform.

akabir77
January 23, 2007, 09:47 AM
What a MORON !!! Ashraful chose to bat first on Mirpur after winning the toss !!! His comments from BD Khela (http://www.bangladesherkhela.com/default.asp?strrefer=displayocr&straction=headline&iItemID=23800&iCategoryID=1)-

Q: What you thought after seeing the wicket in the morning ?
A: It seemed to me that it won't be right to choose to bat first. Still I thought we could survive on this wicket.

A perfect example of what a nutcase he is. I wonder who the idiot made him the captain.


This proofs again that he got talent but no cricketing brains... He needs to go back to school do some learning which will teach him how to learn stuff on his own and then come back nothing else will help him

BangladeshCricket
January 23, 2007, 10:25 AM
Mirpur pitch is turning out to be a graveyard for our batsmen. Specially whoever batting first. They are just not technically equipped to handle the moving ball. More they play in these kinda pitch, better it is. .
Agree 100%, our batsmen can't adjust with new situation and the way our star batsmen are performing, is very alarming. I don't think we are ready for WC. And Ashraful's captancy is becoming joke like his batting fluke once in a blue moon."It seemed to me that it won't be right to choose to bat first. Still I thought we could survive on this wicket."
He choose to bat because other teams did it before the new pitch. Does he really know how to study pitch? Not sure what our selectors, coaches or specialists are doing, I believe they are not teaching our players about cricketing knowledge.

akabir77
January 23, 2007, 11:26 AM
Ashfool reminds me of those people who learned how to dance by watching hindi flims. I mean you can learn the moves but the choreographs comes from understanding the whole thing... he knows the move from watching tendu but doesn't know which one to apply and when...

sadi
January 23, 2007, 11:32 AM
Someone is trying to play the blaming game.

Sonargaon Cricketers skipper Mohammad Ashraful blamed the wicket for his team's collapse in batting.

"This type of wicket should not be used in the Premier Cricket League as the clubs spend a lot of money to form their team," Ashraful told reporters after the match.


Someone disagrees.

Chief selector Faruque Ahmed, who watched the match along with other selectors, said, "I will say the wicket is not bad."

"The bowlers exploit the early hour dew conditions all over the world and there is no exception here," Faruque said, "The wicket has not produced any uneven bounce."


Source: BDNEWS24

sadi
January 23, 2007, 11:39 AM
How our stars (??) performed today:

Ashraful 0, Marshall Ayub 0, Dhiman 0, Kapali 2, Mushfiq 2*, Rajin 51 (123), Junaed 33 (19), Sakib 29 (33), Bashar 37 (75), Tapash 44/4,

istiak
January 23, 2007, 12:46 PM
What a shamful performence from Sonargaon

BangladeshCricket
January 23, 2007, 01:09 PM
How our stars (??) performed today:

Ashraful 0, Marshall Ayub 0, Dhiman 0, Kapali 2, Mushfiq 2*, Rajin 51 (123), Junaed 33 (19), Sakib 29 (33), Bashar 37 (75), Tapash 44/4,

Rajin...ah well atleast he scored 50!!
Bashar is now Mr. Thirty.
Sakib will join him as mr. Thirty Jr.
Junaed too early to be a 'STAR'
Dhiman,kapali,Musfiq, Marshall all are in the same boat...sinking
Ashrafool comments' on the games prove his 'innocence' and it's all pitch's fault. They give too much money to the 'stars', but could not give that much to the pitch curator to make it like 'bed of roses'
Never underestimate Tapash. Remember the picture back in 2003 with Whatmore, he looked hunger striven with hunger even showing in his eyes, but now you know what was the craving for!

HereWeGo
January 23, 2007, 03:14 PM
Looks like he is a good player. The only batsmen to dominate on a pitch tailor made for bowlers. he apparently hit rafique for a six and also dominated Sharif. looks like a bright prospect for future... ANy background on him neone??

Farhad
January 23, 2007, 03:28 PM
If the national players continue to perform as they are now, im afraid we've all been a bit too optimistic......

Zunaid
January 23, 2007, 04:01 PM
Never underestimate Tapash. Remember the picture back in 2003 with Whatmore, he looked hunger striven with hunger even showing in his eyes, but now you know what was the craving for!

http://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/media/images/39454000/jpg/_39454097_whatmore203.jpg

TheWatcher
January 23, 2007, 04:22 PM
Looks like he is a good player. The only batsmen to dominate on a pitch tailor made for bowlers. he apparently hit rafique for a six and also dominated Sharif. looks like a bright prospect for future... ANy background on him neone??
Imrul Kayes played for Young Pegasus in Dhaka 1st division last year, this is probably his first time in the premier league. Yeah, his consistency is remarkable in the last few rounds.

TheWatcher
January 23, 2007, 04:38 PM
BTW, match reports said Rokon also looked fluent on Mirpur (20 out of 28 balls) until Milon ran him out with a direct throw.

BangladeshCricket
January 23, 2007, 04:40 PM
http://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/media/images/39454000/jpg/_39454097_whatmore203.jpg
Yes Dr. Z, this picture I was talking about. I have a feeling that days are not far way when this might happen again.

khalifa
January 25, 2007, 09:22 AM
Scorecard snippet from Tigercricket, note the scores of SN and Mehrab Jr. -

City Club 275/9 </B> Over -50; Shahriar Nafees 132;
Old DOHS 276/6 </B> Over -49.1; Mehrab (jr) 132;

A typo, or an interesting coincedence of exact same score from two national opener?

Sumon77
January 25, 2007, 09:26 AM
<TABLE class=normtext id=ScoreControl1_Table1 style="BORDER-LEFT-COLOR: transparent; BORDER-BOTTOM-COLOR: transparent; BORDER-TOP-COLOR: transparent; BORDER-RIGHT-COLOR: transparent" borderColor=transparent border=0><TBODY><TR><TD style="FONT-FAMILY: verdana">City Club Vs Old DOHS
City Club 275/9 </B> Over -50; Shahriar Nafees 132; Enamul 3/34
Old DOHS 276/6 </B> Over -49.1; Mehrab (jr) 132; Tareq 4/48
Old DOHS won by 4 wickets (KAI-ALTECH Premier Division Cricket League; Venue-BKSP; MOM-Mehrab (jr); Date:25/01/2007)</TD></TR><TR><TD style="FONT-FAMILY: verdana">
Kalabagan Vs Biman
Kalabagan 115/10 </B> Over -48.2; Rezaul 37; Syed Rasel 3/19
Biman 116/4 </B> Over -34.2; Mushfiq 47*; Salauddin 2/24
Biman won by 6 wickets (KAI-ALTECH Premier Division Cricket League; Venue-SBNS; MOM-Mushfiq; Date:25/01/2007)
</TD></TR><TR><TD style="FONT-FAMILY: verdana">
Brothers Vs Abahani
Brothers 168/10 </B> Over -47; Shahriar 83; Talha 5/30
Abahani 172/2 </B> Over -42.2; Zahurul 54; Tapash 1/30
Abahani won by 8 wickets (KAI-ALTECH Premier Division Cricket League; Venue-NOS; Date:25/01/2007)
</TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>

2 tons from our 2 openers...looks like Mehrab (Jr) wont leave his position to others so easily...

sadi
January 25, 2007, 09:27 AM
Mehrab chetse.... Good to see some fireworks afterall...

rudro
January 25, 2007, 09:50 AM
City club is in a bad patch. Even captain's 132 and a team total of 275 was not enough to win the match! খাজা বাবার দরবারে শিরনী দিতে হবে।

sadi
January 25, 2007, 09:54 AM
Bksp ground is always producing lots of runs where batsmen again struggled in Mirpur pitch.

Rizvi
January 25, 2007, 10:27 AM
How about now? You guyz are going to crown Mehrab the perfect opener to start with Nafees? Let's see how many people go nuts now of winning the World Cup with our World's best opening duo.

sadi
January 25, 2007, 10:34 AM
I am more excited to see Shahriar Nafees scoring some runs after a long time... He was getting starts but couldn't convert but I guess the news of Zimbabwe tour again fired him up. He just love Zimbabwe, doesn't he? ;)

Kabir
January 25, 2007, 10:44 AM
Mehrab khali deshi manusher shonge chete. Bideshi manusher shamne gele bheja beral sheje boshe thake. Ore lej ase? Thakle gorur lej moranor moton ore o lej morano uchit...taile hoyto kaaj hoite paare.

Miraz
January 25, 2007, 11:13 AM
All 3 openers performed impressively today. SN and Mehran back with a bang, 132 runs each. Tamim continued his form and scored a fluent 60.

Now, I think selectors should pick 3 players for every two position, that will spark others and they (Aftab, Ashraful, Bashar et al) will perform ;)

roaring tigerz
January 25, 2007, 11:36 AM
good to see mushfiq among the runs as well. syed rasel gets some wickets, but obviously the selectors don't care...

sadi
January 25, 2007, 11:46 AM
This is Musfiq Babu from Biman. Musfiqur Rahim plays for Victoria.

BangladeshCricket
January 25, 2007, 11:48 AM
Bashar will be there though no matter what though he is not doing anything at all. Good to see we are getting adequate backups.
Not sure why Aftab,Ash, Bashar is not performing at all towards our expectations and being our national main players!!
We really should have played against Ind/SL or even their A teams to find out whether our middle order to ready to take the pressure and challenge in WC.

BangladeshCricket
January 25, 2007, 11:49 AM
This is Musfiq Babu from Biman. Musfiqur Rahim plays for Victoria.
Can't wait to see a post "Bring back Musfiq Babu"!

Fazal
January 25, 2007, 02:27 PM
Our national team is too green. If we want to go to the final of wc2007, we need 'Musfiq Babu', Alok and Javed Omar thats for sure.

Farhad
January 25, 2007, 09:58 PM
Mushfiq Babu......Always thought he deserved his place more than Ash.......But i hated him too :D....Good to see Shahriar scoring again.....Best of all, on his birthday.

cricket_king
January 26, 2007, 02:07 AM
Abahani surge ahead
Nafees, Mehrab hit 132 each
Sports Reporter

Abahani extended their solo lead by four points as they dismantled Brothers Union by eight wickets in the sixth round match of the Kai-Altech Premier League at the Fatullah Stadium yesterday.

Paceman Talha Jubair made the mark on his first match for the Dhanmondi side this season, picking up five wickets as Brothers Union were bowled out for only 168 runs in 47 overs. Abahani went past the total in 42.2 overs, losing only two wickets.

Brothers now languish at the bottom of the table having lost all six of their matches while Abahani reiterated their strong claim for the title with this clinical performance.

In the days other match, it was a welcome return amongst the runs for Shahriar Nafees as City Club rode on his sparkling 132 to post 275 but the defending champions had their own national opener to ride on -- Mehrab Hossain also returning to form with a patient 132. His knock confirmed the victory for DOHS as they reached the total in the 50th over, with four wickets to spare.

Bangladesh Biman were also victorious on the day with an easy six-wicket win over Kalabagan at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium.

OLD DOHS v CITY CLUB
Tigers vice-captain Nafees struck 23 boundaries in his 130-ball essay at BKSP. The cerebral opener held the innings together and was dismissed in the 49th over with the score on 265. He received no support from the other batsmen with only fellow opener Gazi Salahuddin scoring 24.

Left-arm spinner Enamul Haque picked up three for 34 but the rest received some stick as Shahadat Hossain and Abdur Razzaq returned expensive figures.

When DOHS replied, Tamim Iqbal celebrated his call-up to the national side with a speedy run-a-ball 60 providing the impetus his side needed. Mehrab held fort, only falling with victory a run away. He struck 12 fours in his 160-ball stay at the crease. Skipper Akram Khan also played his usual busy knock, hitting 35 off 28 balls.

Tareq Aziz picked up four wickets while Pakistani recruit Wasim Nayeem and Sirajullah Khadem took a wicket each.

ABAHANI v BROTHERS
Talha Jubair vindicated his captain Khaled Mashud's decision to bowl first as he ripped open the Brothers batting line-up. He snared Imran Ahmed and Abul Bashar at the top of the order, before returning in his second spell to pick up the prized scalp of Shahriar Hossain. Mashud was back to the field after his hand injury that kept him sidelined for three matches.

The former national opener hit five fours and three sixes to score 83. He pretty much scored half the runs put up by the Gopibagh outfit. When he was dismissed as the seventh wicket on 157, the Brothers tail catipulated as Talha picked two more wickets soon.

With national paceman Mashrafee-bin-Mortuza playing the match solely as a batsman after being advised not to bowl by the Bangladesh team management, Mohammad Shahjada also contributed with the ball picking up a wicket. Sri Lankan spinner Sujith Fernando took a wicket as well and later, contributed with 41 in the small chase. Opener Jahurul Islam hit 54 while Naeem Islam scored 43.

Mashrafee aside, Tushar Imran and skipper Mashud also had almost nothing to do in the match. It was pleasing for the team as the rest of the players stood up ahead of their big clash against Mohammedan on January 28.

KALABAGAN v BIMAN
Paceman Syed Rasel and all-rounder Forhad Reza vented their frustration at not making the Zimbabwe-bound national squad by sharing five wickets for Biman as they piloted their side to a win over Kalabagan.

Put into bat, only Rezaul Karim scored a boundary-less 37 to take the Kalabagan total past the 100-mark as the batting completely failed. Fast bowler Niaz Murshed also took two wickets as Biman only needed 116 to win.

Once again it was Mushfiqur Rahman to the rescue after a slight flutter at the top of the order for the national airliners. Mushfiq struck an unbeaten 47, hitting six fours.


Source: Dailystar

Tigers_eye
January 26, 2007, 09:34 AM
For a long time Tigercricket is not updating the domestic cricket scorecards. Where can I get the scorecards of the most recent games??

Miraz
January 26, 2007, 09:37 AM
For a long time Tigercricket is not updating the domestic cricket scorecards. Where can I get the scorecards of the most recent games??

Tigers_eye bhai, follow the following link and you will get the scorecards

http://www.tigercricket.com/DomesticCalendar.aspx

Tigers_eye
January 26, 2007, 09:45 AM
Thank you Miraz.
But I was looking for the most recent games. like city vs DOHS etc. usually they update real quick (at least that had been the case this year) but for the past 5 days they only updated one game. Where Victoria sucked out Ash and Co.

BangladeshCricket
January 26, 2007, 11:24 AM
So it seems our new national players atleast know that they need to perform and if they get rejected they fight BACK! very rare quality that could be found in national players in our recent cricketing history!! Look at Ash,Aftab,Bashar, and even other bowlers and batsmen, who knows selectors might include them again after zimb series. Tapash and Sharif both really have to perform to keep their place. What's the solution for our automatic choices??

Tigers_eye
January 26, 2007, 11:46 AM
... What's the solution for our automatic choices??
"The potential of having an eid-day, the mere notion of "may be" having one bannar innings for the entire series" makes the super stars as automatic choices. In relative terms that means "Oiling", "kabla kanto hashi" after a defeat, playing 30-35 ball innings and pointing fingers at others (opponent wasn't strong enough - comments).

sar2005
January 26, 2007, 12:11 PM
This is faboulus stuff! Let's hope our national openers carry their form from here to Zim and zim to WI. By the way, I did not see many good innings by others. What about Ash, Habib, Aftab and Rahim? Saqib is doing decent job. It gotta be our batsman who can give us something in West Indies.

sadi
January 26, 2007, 01:33 PM
Contenders march on

Last year's runners-up Sonar-gaon Cricketers bounced back from a disappointing defeat in the previous round to trounce Young Pegasus by eight wickets in the sixth round of the Kai-Altech Premier Cricket League at the Fatullah Cricket Stadium yesterday.

Title aspirants Mohammedan also made an easy sail to follow unbeaten Abahani in the table along with Sonargaon when they clinched a 96-run victory over Indira Road Krira Chakra at BKSP.

Fresh from a six-wicket success against Sonargaon in the fifth round, Victoria kept their winning run but not before facing a tough resistance from newcomers Partex Sporting Club on way to 14-run win in a high scoring match at the Dhanmondi Cricket Stadium.

The Daily Star (http://www.thedailystar.net/2007/01/27/d70127040130.htm)

sar2005
January 26, 2007, 02:09 PM
Why can not Aftab make a century?

sar2005
January 26, 2007, 02:15 PM
Easy wins for MSC, Sonargaon

Mohammedan, Sonargaon and Victoria registered expected victories over Indira Road, Young Pegasus and Partex respectively in the Kai-Altech Premier Cricket League on Friday.
Mohammedan defeated Indira Road by 96 runs at the BKSP, Sonargaon Cricketers outplayed Young Pegasus by eight wickets at the Fatullah Stadium and Victoria conquered Partex by 15 runs in a high-scoring affair at the Dhanmondi Cricket Stadium.
Mohammedan-Indira Road
Indira Road opted to bowl first after winning the toss but Mohammedan piled up a huge score of 276-9 in the stipulated 50 overs. Zunaed Siddique continued his fine form scoring 32 at the top.
Skippering the side in the absence of Habibul Bashar, Aftab Ahmed contributed 28 while Sakib Al Hasan added 40 and Sagir Hossain chipped in with 41. Faisal Hossain top scored with a 74-ball 67. Tariqul Islam captured 3-55.
Bashar was ruled out after complaining of a stomach upset.
Indira Road were bundled out for 180 in 44.5 overs after a four-wicket burst by Hasibul Hossain which cost 44 runs. Opener Ashiqur Rahman’s 56 and 40 off the bat of Anis Sheikh and 28 extras were the consolation for the losers.
Sonargaon-Young Pegasus
Batting first, Young Pegasus relied on Sharifullah’s 39 and Saif Mahmud’s 59 and 25 extras to pile a modest 181 before being all out in the stipulated overs. Mahbubul Alam Robin, and Ashiqur Rahman grabbed two wickets each.
Sonargaon Cricketers coasted to the target thanks to a 172-run stand between former national openers Al-Shahriar and Mehrab Hossain. Mehrab was first to go scoring 69 and Shahriar soon followed two runs later. He scored 91 off 135 balls hammering 13 fours and a six.

Victoria-Partex
Victoria’s Pakistani recruit Jafar Qureshi hit a whirlwind knock of 79 off 68 balls that included nine sixes and one four to power the side 295-9. Mushfiqur Rahim’s 48, pacer Nazmul Hossain’s 47 off 22 balls and Mahmudullah Riyadh’s 23 were the notable run-getters. Rezaul Huq Naeem captured 3-65.
But another Pakistani almost won the game for Partex when Rashed Hanif smashed 97 off 77 balls with the help of seven fours and three sixes. Team-mates Aslam Ali (34) and Rafiqul Islam’s 60 also played a vital role to keep the chase alive but eventually had to settle with 281. Waskurni Ahmed took three for 46 and Sabbir Khan’s three for 44 respectively for Victoria. - The Newage.

sadi
January 26, 2007, 02:18 PM
Its good to see bad boy Opee finally getting some runs. He did score 90+ in the last round also. Finally, our old stars have started performing. Shahriar Hussain Biddut scored a fifty yesterday. Rokon has scored three or four half centuries already. It will only going to make our domestic cricket mroe interesting.

TheWatcher
January 26, 2007, 02:47 PM
Victoria-Partex
Victoria’s Pakistani recruit Jafar Qureshi hit a whirlwind knock of 79 off 68 balls that included nine sixes and one four to power the side 295-9. Mushfiqur Rahim’s 48, pacer Nazmul Hossain’s 47 off 22 balls and Mahmudullah Riyadh’s 23 were the notable run-getters.
Must be a typo, all the other papers said it is Mahmudullah who made 48 and Mushfiq just made 4.

It seems Mohammedan's top order trio- Junaid, Imtiaz, and Aftab, are having hard time to get over the twenty20 mode. They are getting starts, but can't strech their innings long enough.

pagol-chagol
January 26, 2007, 03:28 PM
Must be a typo, all the other papers said it is Mahmudullah who made 48 and Mushfiq just made 4.

It seems Mohammedan's top order trio- Junaid, Imtiaz, and Aftab, are having hard time to get over the twenty20 mode. They are getting starts, but can't strech their innings long enough.

Hey, if Aftab can play 20/20 in Test cricket why can't he play 20/20 in desi leagues.

Orion
January 26, 2007, 03:50 PM
I like the way Saqib is batting. He is very consistent, always scoring 30+ every game and his bowling and excellent fielding are also very noteworthy. I can see him as a mainstray in our middle order batting in a few years.

arafath79
January 26, 2007, 08:09 PM
The performance of Shahriar Nafees in the KAI-Altech Premier Division cricket league’s : :)

City Club Vs Partex SC
<TABLE id=Score2_DisplayTable style="BORDER-TOP-WIDTH: 0px; BORDER-LEFT-WIDTH: 0px; FONT-SIZE: x-small; BORDER-LEFT-COLOR: transparent; BORDER-BOTTOM-WIDTH: 0px; BORDER-BOTTOM-COLOR: transparent; WIDTH: 100%; BORDER-TOP-COLOR: transparent; HEIGHT: 19px; BACKGROUND-COLOR: white; BORDER-RIGHT-WIDTH: 0px; BORDER-RIGHT-COLOR: transparent" borderColor=transparent border=0><TBODY><TR><TD class=scoreline>Shahriar Nafees</TD><TD class=scoreline>lbw Dipozzal Dey Robin</TD><TD class=scoreline align=middle>22</TD><TD class=scoreline align=middle>35</TD><TD class=scoreline align=middle>5</TD><TD class=scoreline align=middle>0</TD><TD class=scoreline align=middle>62.86</TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>
City Club Vs Sonargaon
<TABLE id=Score2_DisplayTable style="BORDER-TOP-WIDTH: 0px; BORDER-LEFT-WIDTH: 0px; FONT-SIZE: x-small; BORDER-LEFT-COLOR: transparent; BORDER-BOTTOM-WIDTH: 0px; BORDER-BOTTOM-COLOR: transparent; WIDTH: 100%; BORDER-TOP-COLOR: transparent; HEIGHT: 19px; BACKGROUND-COLOR: white; BORDER-RIGHT-WIDTH: 0px; BORDER-RIGHT-COLOR: transparent" borderColor=transparent border=0><TBODY><TR><TD class=scoreline>Shahriar Nafees</TD><TD class=scoreline>c Dhiman Ghosh b Md. Sharif</TD><TD class=scoreline align=middle>28</TD><TD class=scoreline align=middle>31</TD><TD class=scoreline align=middle>5</TD><TD class=scoreline align=middle>0</TD><TD class=scoreline align=middle>90.32</TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>
Brothers Union Vs City Club
<TABLE id=Score2_Table2 style="BORDER-TOP-WIDTH: 0px; BORDER-LEFT-WIDTH: 0px; BORDER-LEFT-COLOR: transparent; BORDER-BOTTOM-WIDTH: 0px; BORDER-BOTTOM-COLOR: transparent; WIDTH: 100%; BORDER-TOP-COLOR: transparent; HEIGHT: 19px; BACKGROUND-COLOR: white; BORDER-RIGHT-WIDTH: 0px; BORDER-RIGHT-COLOR: transparent" borderColor=transparent border=0><TBODY><TR><TD class=scoreline>Shahriar Nafees</TD><TD class=scoreline>c Hannan Sarkar b Debu Broto Pal</TD><TD class=scoreline align=middle>17</TD><TD class=scoreline align=middle>23</TD><TD class=scoreline align=middle>3</TD><TD class=scoreline align=middle>0</TD><TD class=scoreline align=middle>73.91</TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>

OLD DOHSSC vs City Club Shahriar Nafees 132(130 balls) :bravo:


It looks he got the start in the previous matches and got out beacuse of playing too many desperate strokes but he came back with a fantastic century (132 from 130balls) against OLD DOHSSC . There is nothing to worry about Nafees batting form and performance now. He is the best opening batsman of Bangladesh at the moment. I really want to see dashing opening batsman Tamim Iqbal's batting against Zimbabwe and if he performs well then he will be the best choice as a opening partner of Shahriar Nafees.:flag:

FaltuRidwanBhai
January 26, 2007, 08:14 PM
arafath i am sure u should also know that mehrab scored 132 runs and tamim score 60 out of 61 balls. looks like there is going to be a good competition between mehrab and tamim for the second opening spot.

arafath79
January 26, 2007, 08:49 PM
Yes I know Ridwan bro. Mehrab Hossain jnr has got his century (132 out of 160 balls). Not bad at all but he is just the updated vesion of Javed Omer Belim. :D Atleast he is considered as an allrounder according to his left arm spin bowling and good defensive batting technique. Well , if he is in good batting and bowling form then he could be the best choice in the test cricket.

arafath79
January 26, 2007, 08:59 PM
Ridwan bhai apnar banglay kotha bolar style ta bhalo. Dhara Bhassokar Jafar Ullah Sorafater moto. :D

Miraz
January 27, 2007, 01:58 PM
Points table after 6th round (courtesy : DS)

http://www.thedailystar.net/2007/01/28/2007-01-28__sport01.jpg

Brothers union is struggling along with Indira road. League leader Abahani will face Mohammedan tomorrow at Mirpur. Possibility of another low scoring match?

Sovik
January 27, 2007, 07:51 PM
go abahani go

FaltuRidwanBhai
January 27, 2007, 07:54 PM
Ridwan bhai apnar banglay kotha bolar style ta bhalo. Dhara Bhassokar Jafar Ullah Sorafater moto. :D

jaihok,
apnake kintu ai darabashho box theke janachhi dhannabad. akhon kintu ami apnake box a amontron janachhi amar shathe ai muhurte aro achen shamim bhai. shamim bhai apni ki mone koren?....:D

FaltuRidwanBhai
January 27, 2007, 07:57 PM
jaihok,
agamikal kintu abar shai dui chiro protiddondi abahani ebong mohamedan ar match. hoito ager moto shai uttejona akhon ar nai. tarporo abahani mohamedan match shob shomoy kintu ontoto amar kachhe aktu uttejonakor bole mone hoi. dekha jak kalke ki hoi. apatoto kintu abahani kichuta bhalo obosthane royeche. dhannabad.

Mohiul
January 28, 2007, 05:48 AM
Sunday 28 January, 2007

Abahani 231/8 Over 50
(Nazimuddin 62, Fernando 45, Shuvo 31*; Manjurul 3/31, Aftab 3/38)

Miraz
January 28, 2007, 06:08 AM
Aftab is bowling with some bite, its really a good news before world cup.

Mohiul
January 28, 2007, 06:30 AM
Mohamedan 152/10 Over 41.5
(Arafat Sunny 56*; Mashrafee 5/24)

Miraz
January 28, 2007, 06:33 AM
WOW!! what a bowling by Mashrafe and Abahani keep on winning.

Now that means our star batters like Aftab and Bashar failed to cope with the seaming wickets.

nmhimal
January 28, 2007, 08:17 AM
<TABLE class=normtext id=ScoreControl1_Table1 style="BORDER-LEFT-COLOR: transparent; BORDER-BOTTOM-COLOR: transparent; BORDER-TOP-COLOR: transparent; BORDER-RIGHT-COLOR: transparent" borderColor=transparent border=0><TBODY><TR><TD style="FONT-FAMILY: verdana">Abahani Vs Mohammedan
Abahani 231/8</B> Over - 50 Nazimuddin 62; Fernando 45; Shuvo 31* Manjarul 3/31 aftab 3/38
Mohammedan 152/10</B> Over - 41.5 Arafat Sanny 56*; Mashrafee 5/24; Sahjada 2/19; Ziaur 2/36
Abahani won by 79 runs(KAI-ALTECH Premier Division Cricket League; Toss: Mohammedan; MOM: Mashrafee;Venue-SBNS; Date:28/01/2007) </TD></TR><TR><TD style="FONT-FAMILY: verdana">
Victoria Vs Partex
Victoria 295/9 </B> Over -50; Zafar Qureshi 97, Mahmudullah Riad 48; Azim 2/43
Partex 281/10 </B> Over -48.3; Rashed Hanif 97, Rafiqul 60; Sabbir 3/44, Waskurni 3/46, Zafar Qureshi 3/66
Victoria won by 14 runs (KAI-ALTECH Premier Division Cricket League; Venue-DCS; MOM-Zafar Qureshi; Date:26/01/2007)
</TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>

Miraz
January 28, 2007, 09:55 AM
Javed Omar mistimed the century ;)
He was quite prolific in scoring 103 off 134 balls smashing 11 boundaries and won the match for Biman against City Club.

Match report from BDNews

A century from national discard Javed Omar powered Biman Bangladesh Airlines to a three-wicket win against City Club in the KAI-Altech Premier Division Cricket at Narayanganj Osmani Stadium Sunday.

Holders Old DOHS recorded their fifth victory in the league when they handed a six-wicket defeat to Brothers Union at the Bangladesh Krira Shikkha Protisthan ground.

With the triumph, DOHS raised their point tally to 10 from seven matches while Biman collected eight in as many matches.

City Club stuck to four points while Brothers remained pointless in seven matches.

Biman-City Club

Winning the toss, Biman invited City Club to bat first and restricted the opponent to 226 for six in 50 overs with Farhad Reza and Murad Khan taking two wickets each.

City skipper Shahriar Nafees, who made 132 in the previous match, topscored with 64 off 106 balls with the help of seven fours while Mustafizur Rahman (44 off 85 balls), opener Gazi Salahuddin (36 off 35 balls), Sazzadul Hasan (25) and Anwar Hossain (24) helped the team cross 200-run mark.

Biman, in reply, reached home making 227 for seven with seven balls to spare, riding on the century by opener Javed Omar, who hit 103 off 134 balls smashing 11 boundaries. Javed was run out by Gazi Salahuddin after levelling the score.

When his team was reduced to 44 for three, Javed put on 104 for the fourth wicket with Pakistani Jahur Elahi, who made a 67-ball 48 hammering four fours and one six. Javed also added 48 runs to the fifth wicket partnership with Farhad Reza (24).

DOHS-Brothers

Sent to bat first, Brothers were all out for a paltry total of 148 in 45.4 overs with Imran Farhad scoring the highest 40 off 64 balls that included six fours.

Mehrab Hossain Jr grabbed three wickets for 16 while paceman Dollar Mahmud took two wickets for 28.

DOHS, in reply, scored 152 losing four wickets in 30.1 overs as Ehsanul Haq remained unbeaten on 45 off 54 balls hitting nine fours. Mehrab (23), Tamim Iqbal (22) and Akram Khan (22 not out) were the other remarkable scorers for the winners.

AsifTheManRahman
January 28, 2007, 11:47 AM
looks like nafees is finally getting some runs...64/104 is slow, but it's still a half century.

FaltuRidwanBhai
January 28, 2007, 11:58 AM
jaihok,
aro kintu akti abahani ebong mohamedan match. ebare kintu shesh hashita hashlo prio abahani ebong shai shathe kintu amoi akhon 32ta dat ber kore hashchi. ebong ami nishchit apnara jara abahanir bhokto tarao amar motoi utfullo!!!

jaihok,
javed...ki ar bolbo? aktu mone hoi deri hoye gelo bote? mone hoi na bisshokaper dorja tar jonno ar khola ache. ki bolen? tobe tini kintu cheshta kore jachhen jataio doler shai kangkhito talati khule dhukar jonno. jani na tini kotodur egote parben....????.....!!!!!

Miraz
January 29, 2007, 08:40 AM
Sionargaon Cricketers earned an easy win against Indira Road.

Score : Indira Road 195 (50 ov) - Sumon Barua 51
Sonargaon 196/1 (35.2 ov) - Mehrab 71*, Jayantha 100*

Rajin responded the drop from national squad with a century but failed to lift his club. Young Pegasus defeated Partex by 2 wickets.

Score
Partex 240/7 (50 ov) - Rajin 112
Young Pegasus - 244/8 (49.4 ov) - Sharifullah 62, Raisul 46

In the other match Victoria defeated Kalabagan by 83 runs. Mahmudullah of Victoria was brilliant with both bat and ball. He scored 78 and lifted Victoria to 262/6 and took 4/26 to restrict Kalabagan to 179 all out. Mahbubul Karim of Kalabagan scored his maiden century (108) of the league but received no support from other batsmen.

The most important of all, there is no mention of Sharif in the scorecard. Probably he failed to play todays match for Sonargaon which will limit his chance to fly Zimbabwe.

al Furqaan
January 29, 2007, 10:23 AM
good to see mehrab scoring

Miraz
January 29, 2007, 10:24 AM
good to see mehrab scoring

al Furqaan bhai, this is Mehrab snr. Mehrab jnr. plays for DOHS. :)

sadi
January 29, 2007, 11:56 AM
If I am not mistaken, Mehrab Hussain Opee has scored three half centuries in a row now.

TheWatcher
January 29, 2007, 01:58 PM
Amardesh report (http://www.amardeshbd.com/sub_section.php?sub_section_id=8&NewsID=91673&NewsType=bistarito&oldIssueID=2007/01/30) on how national team players departure may affect the league.

I think Sonargaon will be least effected by national team players departure. They did well without any big contribution from Rafique, Ash, or Sharif. Also, their substitute players such as Elias Sunny and Ejaj Ahmed are not bad at all.

Abahani on the otherhand, I believe, will be in trouble to keep their solo lead when they meet Sonargaon in the next round, unless they can bring Rana and Sadat back in the team. They are already in trouble as Pilot forced Kuntal Chandra out of the team and making Jahurul do the keeping job.

FaltuRidwanBhai
January 29, 2007, 02:04 PM
yes looks like abahani will be in some kind of trouble without mashrafee. i have not idea about kuntal or jahurul though. thats why i think abahani tried its best to win all this matches while mashrafee was in the team.

sadi
January 29, 2007, 02:05 PM
They are already in trouble as Pilot forced Kuntal Chandra out of the team and making Jahurul do the keeping job.

Why?? Insecure again?

akabir77
January 29, 2007, 02:26 PM
yes looks like abahani will be in some kind of trouble without mashrafee. i have not idea about kuntal or jahurul though. thats why i think abahani tried its best to win all this matches while mashrafee was in the team.

I think Tusher will hurt Abhani more than Mash. Abahani got no other batsmen to fall on when they r 15/2 down...

TheWatcher
January 29, 2007, 05:16 PM
Why?? Insecure again?
Or may be he is trying to make a decent keeper out of Jahurul Islam so that Mushfiqur Rahim will have a hard competition for the ODI team keeper-batsman position in future ;)

BTW, if anyone wants to start a "Why Jahurul not in the national team ?" thread, he dropped couple of catches in the last match according to a Bangladeshi daily (can't remember the name at this point).

al Furqaan
January 29, 2007, 07:43 PM
al Furqaan bhai, this is Mehrab snr. Mehrab jnr. plays for DOHS. :)

then its not as good...but good for our domestic leagues...

say, why is mehrab banned from int'l cricket? match-fixing??

TheWatcher
January 29, 2007, 08:35 PM
say, why is mehrab banned from int'l cricket? match-fixing??
Opee ??? Who told you that he is banned from international cricket ?

Oh, I remember, he was once banned from domestic leagues for taking advance money from two clubs at the same time.

Farhad
January 29, 2007, 11:07 PM
Wasnt Opee the one who killed an indian dude with a fierce pull?? If not......Ooops/:)

cricket_king
January 30, 2007, 02:27 AM
Wasnt Opee the one who killed an indian dude with a fierce pull?? If not......Ooops/:)

yeah it was opee who hit indian batsmen raman lamba on the head. Lamba was fielding close in at short leg when opee went for a fierce pull and hit Lamba on the head. Lamba wasnt wearing a helmet and had to go off the field.

The doctor told him to drink a glass of water and left the room and by the time he got back Lamba had past away. :(

It was a sad day for bangladesh cricket.

Fazal
January 30, 2007, 08:31 AM
The doctor told him to drink a glass of water and left the room and by the time he got back Lamba had past away. :(


What kind of hatura doctor he is? For the sake of the rest of the Bangladeshi population, this doctor's name needs to be published.

Carte Blanche
January 30, 2007, 08:45 AM
It is an unfortunate association to make with a ground, but it is the sort of thing that you just cannot avoid. It was here, on February 20, 1998, that Lamba, fielding close to the bat, copped one on the skull off the bat of Mehrab Hossain. Lamba, playing for Abahani Limited after retiring from a long first-class career with Delhi, had just come up to forward short leg, and did not wear a helmet, contending that he only had three balls to field in that position.
Mehrab, who would later go on to play for Bangladesh, was batting for Mohammedan and struck a short ball fiercely. The ball was hit with such power that it ricocheted off Lamba's head, and ballooned to Khaled Mashud, the wicketkeeper, who had to backpedal to take the catch.
Lamba, shaken and with an understandably nasty headache, dusted himself off, picked himself up and walked off the ground unassisted. When he reached the changerooms, the team doctor laid Lamba down, and gave him a glass of water to drink. By this time the hemorrhaging had begun. Finally, when the gravity of the situation became obvious, Lamba was taken to the Institute of Post Graduate Medicine and Research, then considered the best centre for neurology in Bangladesh. But by then, it was too late.
The next day, a national holiday, a few cricket journalists got wind of the news and went across to the hospital, only to find the Indian High Commisioner, Kim - Lamba's Irish wife - and the seniormost doctor hushed in conversation. The decision was made to turn off the respirator, and soon Lamba was declared dead. Newspapers in Bangladesh called it Bangladesh cricket's saddest day, for Lamba had been hugely popular here. His swashbuckling batting against some less-than-menacing bowling made him one of the country's leading crowd-pullers.
Naturally, Mehrab was deeply affected by the incident, had sleeping trouble, and even voluntarily spent a spell away from the game. Months later, when he was called to a school as chief guest, the kids asked him to hit them some catches. One of the boys misjudged a catch and was hit on the face. This reinforced what Mehrab felt when the Lamba incident occurred, and made it that much harder for him to return to the game. Eventually, though, he did make his way back to international cricket, and how.

My father is classmates with a couple of neurosurgeons from PG. At the time they both contended that there was mass malpractice in treating Lamba. The head neurosurgeon was majorly indecisive in taking actions and it contributed greatly towards Lamba's death. It's their opinion that Lamba's situation was manageable, but the higher authorities did their best to cover up their culpable inefficiency. Of course, this is unconfirmed and at best a conspiracy theory, but knowing how things are in BD I won't be surprised at all if it actually were the truth.

al Furqaan
January 30, 2007, 04:18 PM
My father is classmates with a couple of neurosurgeons from PG. At the time they both contended that there was mass malpractice in treating Lamba. The head neurosurgeon was majorly indecisive in taking actions and it contributed greatly towards Lamba's death. It's their opinion that Lamba's situation was manageable, but the higher authorities did their best to cover up their culpable inefficiency. Of course, this is unconfirmed and at best a conspiracy theory, but knowing how things are in BD I won't be surprised at all if it actually were the truth.

the practice of medicine is this way everywhere...

a friend of mine is in his 3rd year of medical school and as such is doing clinical rotations. he goes to school in Memphis, a predominantly black city. because of its demographics, Memphis has a huge crime rate, and much poverty.

my friend and the attending physician had a patient who was a drug abuser. he used crack cocaine.

at any rate, the AP immediately ordered IV beta blockers (whatever that is) to treat the patients heart problem.

he also had a calcium blockage or something related to Ca minerals in his body. my friend said that every medical student knew that it was a HUGE NO NO to give beta blockers to patients with this exact ailment.

"it'll be alright since he's had this problem for 3 or 4 days now" replied the doctor.

10 minutes later, my friend got a page, realized it was his patient, and ran with the AP up to the room. the patient was dead. the AP killed him with the beta blockers even though my friend explicitly question this move. but of course he's just a student, what did he know.

anyways, when the patients family came, the AP told them that the crack killed him.

since it was a poor family, and an autopsy costs $3000, the AP was safe from any malpractice claims.

sadi
January 31, 2007, 08:58 AM
<TABLE class=normtext id=ScoreControl1_Table1 style="BORDER-LEFT-COLOR: transparent; BORDER-BOTTOM-COLOR: transparent; BORDER-TOP-COLOR: transparent; BORDER-RIGHT-COLOR: transparent" borderColor=transparent border=0><TBODY><TR><TD style="FONT-FAMILY: verdana">Victoria Vs City Club
Victoria 251/7 </B> Over -43; Imrul Kayes 74; Kamrul 3/47
City Club 159/10 </B> Over -35.3; Anwar 53; Jafar 3/17
Victoria won by 92 runs (KAI-ALTECH Premier Division Cricket League; Venue-NOS; Date:31/01/2007)

</TD></TR><TR><TD style="FONT-FAMILY: verdana">Mohammedan Vs Brothers Union
Mohammedan 203/8 </B> Over -40; Rashedul 59, Junaed 52; Taposh Ghosh 3/43
Brothers Union 167/10 </B> Over -38.2 Imran 66; Arafat Sunny 3/26, Imtiaz 2/22
Mohammedan won by 36 runs (KAI-ALTECH Premier Division Cricket League; Venue-SBNS; MOM-Arafat Sunny; Date:31/01/2007)</TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>

TheWatcher
January 31, 2007, 10:36 AM
DOHS-Biman match at BKSP is postponed due to bad weather. It will take place on Feb 2, on the same ground.

Other notable news is that Imtiaz (Mohammedan) has been demoted in the batting order and Rashedul Haq (Sumon) is now the openning partner of Junaid.

-bdnews24

sadi
January 31, 2007, 10:58 AM
Yeah Imtiaz hasn't been getting runs after the 20-20 final. Hopefully, he will get back his form soon. Another reason maybe to have some stability in the middle overs since they lost their three middle order batsmen in Aftab, Sumon and Sakib.

pagol-chagol
January 31, 2007, 11:21 AM
Yeah Imtiaz hasn't been getting runs after the 20-20 final. Hopefully, he will get back his form soon. Another reason maybe to have some stability in the middle overs since they lost their three middle order batsmen in Aftab, Sumon and Sakib.

I wasn't too impressed with Imtiaz in the 20/20 either. He seems a lot like Bashar, playing too many hook and pull shots. Although he is stronger and taller than Bashar, he is not as quick. He waits for the bad balls and doesn't attack on the off side much. His skills will make him a star in BD leagues, but useless against international level bowlers. He is in no way in nadif or Zunaed's class who play shots all over the park effortlessly.

sadi
January 31, 2007, 12:38 PM
Can't say much about him since I've only seen him bat once. But I definately agree with your conclusion about Nadif and Junaed being a class above him. He is still quite good though in my opinion.

sadi
February 1, 2007, 09:06 AM
Abahoni keeps winning. Now they destroyed Sonargaon. Kalabagan keeps chasing down big totals.


<TABLE class=normtext id=ScoreControl1_Table1 style="BORDER-LEFT-COLOR: transparent; BORDER-BOTTOM-COLOR: transparent; BORDER-TOP-COLOR: transparent; BORDER-RIGHT-COLOR: transparent" borderColor=transparent border=0><TBODY><TR><TD style="FONT-FAMILY: verdana">Sonargaon Vs Abahani
Sonargaon 59/10 </B>Over -17.3 Dhiman 17; Shahjada 6/9, Shuvo 2/6
Abahani 60/2 </B>Over -16.4 Kuntal 19*; Nayeem 14*
Abahani won by 8 wickets (KAI-ALTECH Premier Division Cricket League; Venue-NOS; MOM-Shahjada; Date:01/02/2007)


</TD></TR><TR><TD style="FONT-FAMILY: verdana">Young Pegasus Vs Kalabagan
Young Pegasus 295/8 </B>Over -45 Lal Mohan 85, Sharifullah 64, Rabiul 55; Arafat 3/47
Kalabagan 296/8 </B>Over -44.5 Nahidul Haq 82, Mahbubul 56, Arafat 52, Shahbaz Butt 50; Sharifullah 4/51

Kalabagan won by 2 wickets (KAI-ALTECH Premier Division Cricket League; Venue-DCS; MOM-Nahidul Haq; Date:01/02/2007)

Third game from DS:


PARTEX v INDIRA ROAD
Put into bat first, Partex rode on Rajin Saleh's 89 to post 176 for 9 in 33 overs. But their innings war rocked throughout by Tariqul Islam who picked up five wickets. But Indira's innings also lost impetus as seamer Mahfuzur Rahman ripped them apart taking five for 16 as well. His effort bore fruit as Indira were restricted to 139 for eight.

</TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>

akabir77
February 1, 2007, 10:37 AM
Damm my new hero
Shahjada 6/9

AsifTheManRahman
February 1, 2007, 11:22 AM
kalabagab did a great job chasing down 295 with five overs to spare...good to see games like this one in the local league.

TheWatcher
February 1, 2007, 01:00 PM
Amazing performence from Shahzada. I hope he won't turn out to be another Alamgir Kabir.

http://www.thedailystar.net/2007/02/02/2007-02-02__sport01.jpg
Abahani fast bowler Mohammad Shahjada (L) celebrates his sixth scalps with teammate Talha Jubair as his blistering spell crushed Sonargaon in the Kai-Altech Premier League encounter at the Fatullah Stadium yesterday. PHOTO: Anisur Rahman (DS)

Tigers_eye
February 1, 2007, 01:06 PM
kalabagab did a great job chasing down 295 with five overs to spare...good to see games like this one in the local league.
Nope it was a tight finish. It was a 45 over game. :) nevertheless chasing 295 is no joke.

Way to go Abahoni, Talha and Shahzada.

TheWatcher
February 1, 2007, 04:12 PM
Former National team pacer Anisur Rahman made his debut as an umpire in Kalabagan-Pegasus match.

-Janakantha

Congrats Anis, wish you a successful umpiring career.

TheWatcher
February 1, 2007, 04:32 PM
Other news- Mehrab Opee is out of action for next two weeks with a hand injury.

Carte Blanche
February 1, 2007, 04:55 PM
Former National team pacer Anisur Rahman made his debut as an umpire in Kalabagan-Pegasus match.

-Janakantha

Congrats Anis, wish you a successful umpiring career.

It's very good to see the likes of Anis getting involved in officiating. I remember Enamul Haque Moni being a competent umpire before. Does anyone know if he is still an umpire?

On a different note, this makes me feel old. The players that I grew up watching and knowing as a kid, are now either replaced or in the process of a career shift. It's a change of generation, and with each player it becomes more pronounced. [/rant]

TheWatcher
February 2, 2007, 01:13 PM
DHOS is beaten again, this time by Biman. The match was curtailed to 25 overs per innings because of fog.

Biman- 154/7 (JO 33, NI 44)
DHOS -150 all out (Farhad Reza 4/24)

Highlights of the match were 76 runs openning partnership between JO and NI, and Farhad's four wicket haul.

sadi
February 2, 2007, 01:32 PM
So finally Nafis Iqbal is back.

Tigers_eye
February 2, 2007, 01:37 PM
The unavailablity of the national team players have significantly reduced the strength of Mohammadan, DOHS and Sonargaon. Abahoni's loss to National team would not be felt that much. Biman would gain significant grounds because their core players are still staying intact.

So it seems Abahoni would be the champion of this years premire league (unless something drastic happens).

TheWatcher
February 2, 2007, 02:04 PM
The championship will be decided after the super-six league. Top six teams will carry their points from 1st phase to super league where each of them will play five more matches. The supers league will take place after the national team returns home. So, Abahani still have a long way (3+5= 8 matches) to go to secure championship.

AsifTheManRahman
February 2, 2007, 02:43 PM
I remember Enamul Haque Moni being a competent umpire before. Does anyone know if he is still an umpire?


i thought he officiated in some of the odi's played in dhaka recently (probably against scotland?)

Miraz
February 3, 2007, 10:37 AM
old DOHS and Sonargaon continue to lose -

today's result round-up from BDNews

Holders Old DOHS and last year's runners-up Sonargaon Cricketers were again defeated in the KAI-Altech Premier Division Cricket League this time by the Mohammedan Sporting Club and the Brothers Union.

All-round performance by Indian Sandeep Sharman powered Mohammedan to a exciting 17-run win over Old DOHS at Narayanganj Osmani Stadium.

Brothers Union handed a 10-run defeat to Sonargaon Cricketers following D/L method at the Bangladesh Krira Shikkha Protisthan ground.

In another match of the day, Victoria brought down Biman Bangladesh inflicting a seven -wicket defeat at Dhanmondi Cricket Stadium.

With the seventh victory, Mohammedan and Victoria shared the second position with 14 points each from nine matches, two points ahead of leaders Abahani Limited, who secured maximum 16 points from eight matches.

Sonargaon, who conceded two successive defeats, and DOHS who also suffered three straight defeats, remained on 12 and 10 points playing nine matches while Brothers Union drew points for the first time with a win in nine matches.

MSC-DOHS

DOHS were 204 for eight in 26 overs after restricting Mohammedan to 221 for five in the stipulated 26 as the match was delayed by three hours due to dense fog.

Rashedul Haque and Sandeep Sharma put on 140 runs for the second wicket before Khaled Mahmud removed Rashedul, who played a 66-ball 89 with the help of 10 fours and four sixes.

Sandeep hit 86 off 64 balls smashing nine fours and three sixes before being caught and bowled by Nabil Samad, who returned with three for 50.

DOHS, in reply, went beyond 200-mark as Dollar Mahmud played a quick 26-ball 50 hitting six sixes, but that was not enough to pull them out from the losing streak. Sandeep grabbed three wickets for 3.

Victoria-Biman

Victoria raced to 193 for three in 34.3 overs in reply to Biman Bangladesh 189 for six in the stipulated 37 overs.

After being reduced to 66 for three, Golam Mabud and Mahmuddullah Riad took Victoria to the shore remaining at 81 and 64.

Earlier, Biman Pakistani Zahoor Elahi hammered unbeagen 77 off 69 and Javed Omar scored 43 off 72 as the national flag carrier posed a modest total in the curtailed -over match.

Sonargaon-Brothers

After being put in to bat first, Brothers, who conceded eight defeats in a row, scored 174 for eight in 29 overs with Imran Ahmed topscoring 74 runs.

In reply, Sonargaon were 144 for seven in 26 overs when the match stopped due to bad light and Brothers were declared winners following the D/L method.