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August 17, 2002, 02:11 AM
During the time of Gordon Greenidge, Bangladesh's former coach once gave an interview to the Daily Star. In that famous interview, he had said that once a tour is complete, Bangladesh national team does not discuss what went wrong and what went right for the team in the just completed tour.

The similar kind of situation has arrived yet again.

There has been no press conference this time after the recently completed SL tour - as stated by Janakantha.

The team management trio - Mahmudul Haque Manu, S. M. Faruque and coach Mohsin Kamal are being heavily criticised for their lack of effectiveness. The national selectors are also not out of this criticism.

In another report of Janakantha published today, the non-selection of Minhazul Abedin Nannu and the dropping of Naimur Rahman from the ICC Championship squad had also been criticised, stating that Minhazul Abedin had been playing cricket being physically unfit and had been helping to win teams, and Naimur Rahman's batting position had been compared to the batting position of Alok Kapali.

August 17, 2002, 08:07 PM
That's what I think. I think the selectors are doing well. They've given chances to a whole heap of teenagers, recoved Rafique and Mahmud for the SL series which was a great move and dropping Naimur was good. I think they've got everything right except for Minhajul and maybe Bulbul. Well done selectors

August 17, 2002, 08:40 PM
What I heard about Nannu is that he doesn't FIELD during the matches. He'd have a sub field the whole time and then go in only to bat. Now, I find that heard to believe. I'd love to hear from folks who have recently been to one of his matches or live in Dhaka and are aware of it. However, an eye-witness account is always favorable over a hear-say. Manush onek kichui banate pochondo kore and some folks love to spread that with (adding) a little personal touch.

August 17, 2002, 09:13 PM
Droopping Bulubul wus a good idea. He is no good anymore.

Nannu I here likes to create contraversy. So even if he bets well, the others will play bad. WC99 was to short to understand his impact both good and bad wize. Also, like all know, england condituns help seem ballers like heem.

August 18, 2002, 05:50 AM
May be Nannu used to bowl seamers (slow medium) during 97 or in 98 season, but he definitely did not bowl seamers during the WC 99. That was more of a slow - slow - slow (3 times slow) bowling - neither spin, nor slow medium pace.

Tehsin, where did you get that info from? Even if Nannu had not fielded during the old times, I am sure the last time when ICC rules were conducted in Bangladesh domestic matches (especially) after getting the test status - with all the match referees coming in, I don't think Nannu could have gotten the chance to bat.

If you got this info from a trust-worthy person, and if he had told you the truth, I think that was during the Dhaka premier league where clubs (big clubs like Mohammadan and Abahani) rule the day - not the ICC rules.

August 18, 2002, 11:32 AM
I heard it from a 'self-serving' cricket hater. You know the kind. Jokhon team jitey, shobar aage potaka nariye nariye they party with the 'in your face' attitude but harle shathe shathe gala gali, baniye baniye golpo and the works......

However, knowing our 'dahak' league environment, it got me thinking. That is why I wanted to hear from someone who was present during '3/4' of this incidents. In league matches, that doesn't bother me cause the guy scores BUNCHES (unlike any other) but it does put a damper on his chances in international matches. I don't think Nannu is as interested in ODIs as he is for a TEST cap and I bet he'll tough it out there if we can bring him back. The sheer determination alone will keep him going. *sigh*, wish we could add Nannu and Pilot together, copy their mojo and instill it in the rest of the players.

August 19, 2002, 01:49 AM

August 19, 2002, 06:43 AM
Minhazul Abedin Nannu

August 20, 2002, 09:21 AM
Habibul Fan, How much you know about Minhajul?

He is a very unique case. The best captain BD ever had, Only player with 1000 first class runs in a season, but, always says the things better not said, gets himself in trouble. And make it worse, he retired from International cricket on the face of BCB.

Now he wants to play, fans want him, but BCB doesn't.

[Edited on 21-8-2002 by Rajputro]

August 21, 2002, 02:27 AM
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