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nakibahmed
September 21, 2010, 02:40 PM
If you are planning to go to the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur next month to watch the one-day series between Bangladesh and New Zealand, you better book your tickets early.

It is very apparent now that a very small number of spectators can watch the matches from the stands during the five-match series, as the Mirpur venue cannot hold even half of its 26,000-capacity.

The "Home of Cricket" is now under construction for the 2011 World Cup as six out of eight matches including two quarterfinals will be take place at this venue.

The pace of the work has caused the seating arrangement to be incomplete, forcing the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) to print a maximum of 10,000 tickets for each match, of which almost two to three thousand will be complimentary tickets, leaving at best 6,000-7,000 seats for the general public.

New Zealand will arrive in Dhaka on September 28 to play five one-day internationals against the Tigers at Mirpur. The first match will be held on October 5 while the subsequent matches are scheduled for October 8, 11, 14 and 17 respectively.

"For the greater interest, we have to accept some difficulties for the coming series. Within a very short time we will get a guideline from the local organising committee (LOC) about the capacity for the series," said BCB's director and tour organising secretary Gazi Ashraf Hossain.

"But the number will not be more than 10,000. From them we are not sure how much we can offer for sale as we have to print an estimated number of complementary tickets also," said Ashraf, adding that BCB's ticket and seating committee will make the deal for the ticket sponsor within 2-3 days.

The board has to use the manual scoreboard as there is no chance for the electronic one to be installed by the time of the series, while there is hardly any chance to see the giant screen also being set up.

Sources have said that the progress of the renovation work was not satisfactory and it will be further delayed as Gazi Ashraf informed that the development work will be stopped on match days.

"We should stop the development work on match days and there is no other choice," said Ashraf.

Though the tour organising secretary said that they were waiting for guidelines from the LOC, the host tournament director Ali Ahsan Babu could not give a clear picture of the progress of the development work.

"It's very difficult to say right now about the percentage of work that has been completed so far," said Babu.

"For the New Zealand series, the capacity will be more or less 10,000 but it is not confirmed yet. As far as I know, everything is going according to plan. We are hopeful that the floodlights will be installed by next month and all the other things will be also done according to the schedule," said Babu.

-the daily star (http://www.thedailystar.net/newDesign/news-details.php?nid=155435)

riankhan
September 21, 2010, 02:45 PM
Thread title was scary!
Heart on my Mouth
Dont SCARE me like this........;)

nakibahmed
September 21, 2010, 02:52 PM
well,this IS a pretty scary scenario for people like me who wait outside the banks and the stadiums hours after hours through the pain of sweat,rain,and mostly the unforgiving sun to get those elusive tickets.And now they tell us that we have to endure more for them?..sad.

ashraful1
September 21, 2010, 02:52 PM
I hope it's worth the wait, and why is all the match all ways in the same stadium??

Rabz
September 21, 2010, 02:54 PM
Thats all right. We can handle one series for the greater good.

nakibahmed
September 21, 2010, 02:56 PM
I hope it's worth the wait, and why is all the match all ways in the same stadium??

the BCB has tagged SBNS as our 'home of cricket',and i guess its much cheaper to stay in one place as far as this capital starved series is concerned.

roman
September 21, 2010, 02:57 PM
Man You have scared the crap out of me. Change the title please :)

nakibahmed
September 21, 2010, 03:00 PM
Man You have scared the crap out of me. Change the title please :)

i agree,guys,the title seems to be a little exaggerated,but i didn't want to mess with the title on the real article from the daily star,someone please change it if felt necessary.

roman
September 21, 2010, 03:08 PM
i agree,guys,the title seems to be a little exaggerated,but i didn't want to mess with the title on the real article from the daily star,someone please change it if felt necessary.
it was just a joke bro :)...The title is just fine

Trigger_Tiger
September 21, 2010, 03:42 PM
i agree,guys,the title seems to be a little exaggerated,but i didn't want to mess with the title on the real article from the daily star,someone please change it if felt necessary.

Good to have you back here Nakib :)! This is Wafi Bhai btw.

Man, I just hope unlike the last time we went there to see SL vs. BD at SBNS, remember the restroom? I just hope they take care of that abysmal toilet for the visiting internationals soon!

al-Sagar
September 21, 2010, 07:53 PM
<img src="http://www.edailystar.com/contents/2010/2010_09_22/content_zoom/2010_09_22_17_2_b.jpg" width="697" height="489">

max410
September 21, 2010, 10:37 PM
holy **** i was planning to watch the match live now i am not even sure if i will get a seat is there anyway i can make advanced bookings

fuzzy
September 22, 2010, 04:52 AM
it fine by all mean. we need to upgrade SBNS and present ourself to our best to the world.

fuzzy
September 22, 2010, 04:53 AM
why isn't there a stadium in sylhet?

riankhan
September 22, 2010, 05:34 AM
why isn't there a stadium in sylhet?

They are developing the stadium in Sylhet. Expected to run fully at 2012 season (or later).

max410
September 22, 2010, 05:43 AM
I really would love to go and watch i am just not sure if i will find a ticket :(

al-Sagar
September 22, 2010, 07:05 AM
1st odi er ticket pawa ektu tough hobe ...... BD jodi bhalo kheile fele 1st ODI taile porer gula pawa aro tough hobe ....

BD kharap khelle ticket pawa easier hobe

lamisa
September 22, 2010, 07:37 AM
i can get hold of a few of those complimentary tickets hopefully!the boxes are fine though?

BANFAN
September 22, 2010, 09:50 AM
BCB should double the ticket price, so there will be less fighting for ticket and no loss as well.

Hope it will be ready before WC.

Tiger Manc
September 22, 2010, 09:57 AM
Man this is a big blow, we really could've done with a bigger crowd and utilised our home support. Hopefully the fans that do turn out can make some noise.

_Rafi_
September 22, 2010, 10:07 AM
Man this is a big blow, we really could've done with a bigger crowd and utilised our home support. Hopefully the fans that do turn out can make some noise.

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Tiger Manc
September 22, 2010, 10:11 AM
^^^it would help? do we have a bangladesh version? waht are match day experiences like? do the fans make a lot of noise or only when there's a boundary and a wicket? any cricket songs that they sing?

roman
September 22, 2010, 10:31 AM
^^^ i guess u have never been to Dhaka stadium....The ambiance of the stadium is simply electrifying..every single run scored every single wicket taken by BD is cheered by the crowd.I have been to stadiums here in NY but let me tell you something bro.. the passion we have for our team is priceless. The noise that we make and the galagali that we do @ stadium is unique.The biriani & Chotpoti over there is just mouth watering mmmm.To me biriani @ the stadium tastes way better than anywhere else for some reason ( but be prepared to spend the next few days in restroom :)). Man I do miss Dhaka

Rabz
September 22, 2010, 11:39 AM
i can get hold of a few of those complimentary tickets hopefully!the boxes are fine though?

Please do.
Complimentary tickets??
They are not fine, they are great with us :D:D

nakibahmed
September 22, 2010, 12:40 PM
^^^ i guess u have never been to Dhaka stadium....The ambiance of the stadium is simply electrifying..every single run scored every single wicket taken by BD is cheered by the crowd.I have been to stadiums here in NY but let me tell you something bro.. the passion we have for our team is priceless. The noise that we make and the galagali that we do @ stadium is unique.The biriani & Chotpoti over there is just mouth watering mmmm.To me biriani @ the stadium tastes way better than anywhere else for some reason ( but be prepared to spend the next few days in restroom :)). Man I do miss Dhaka

Man,you must be talking about the bangabandhu biriani,the one at SBNS really sucks. :P

Rabz
September 22, 2010, 01:02 PM
Man,you must be talking about the bangabandhu biriani,

OMG !! have they changed the name of biriyani too ???:-D:-D

roman
September 22, 2010, 01:54 PM
Man,you must be talking about the bangabandhu biriani,the one at SBNS really sucks. :P

yes I was ..I have never been to Mirpur :( Dhaka stadium was the venue for cricket when i was in BD

roman
September 22, 2010, 01:55 PM
OMG !! have they changed the name of biriyani too ???:-D:-D

You never know :)

Habib
September 22, 2010, 02:00 PM
OMG !! have they changed the name of biriyani too ???:-D:-D

Ha ha. Hey you never know it might happen in the future.

Habib
September 22, 2010, 02:02 PM
yes I was ..I have never been to Mirpur :( Dhaka stadium was the venue for cricket when i was in BD

SBNS doesn't have the same electrifying atmosphere like BNS TBH.

FagunerAgun
September 22, 2010, 05:13 PM
As usual, part of our tradition, always behind the schedule.

roman
September 22, 2010, 09:54 PM
SBNS doesn't have the same electrifying atmosphere like BNS TBH.

Thats sad...the reason could be we are playing more cricket nowadays than we did in the before, or maybe the interest level went down coz of constant loosing :(...

lamisa
September 23, 2010, 10:50 AM
^^^partly but still the crowd in mirpur is great!people are very enthusiastic and energetic,the never get tired of cheering for bd!and the best part is now the crowd is quite respectful towards the guests.they do not do galagali to the foreign players,rather they do galagali to our players(mainly ashraful!) and the umpires and their chouddo gushti:D!

metallian
September 23, 2010, 11:39 AM
^^^partly but still the crowd in mirpur is great!people are very enthusiastic and energetic,the never get tired of cheering for bd!and the best part is now the crowd is quite respectful towards the guests.they do not do galagali to the foreign players,rather they do galagali to our players(mainly ashraful!) and the umpires and their chouddo gushti:D!

I wish I can go see a bangladesh game one day

lamisa
September 24, 2010, 11:14 AM
^^^easy,just time ur next visit to bd when there's someone touring bd!