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Murad
January 26, 2011, 12:49 AM
[বাংলা]অল্প স্বল্প
‘একাডেমি আমার নামে না’

ক্রীড়া প্রতিবেদক | তারিখ: ২৬-০১-২০১১

নিজের শহরে ক্রিকেট খেলার সুবিধা বলতে গেলে পানইনি ছোটবেলায়। মেহেরপুরের ছেলে হলেও ক্রিকেটার হয়ে বেড়ে ওঠা তাই রাজশাহীতে। ইমরুল কায়েসকে শৈশবের সে অপূর্ণতা এখনো কুরে খায়। জাতীয় দলের ওপেনার তাই মেহেরপুরে নিজেই খুলেছেন একটা ক্রিকেট একাডেমি।

 ছুটি কেমন কাটল?
ইমরুল কায়েস: ভালো, ছুটি শেষে এখন ঢাকায় ফিরছি।
 মেহেরপুরে গেলে নিশ্চয়ই তারকা অনুভূতিটা বেশি হয়...
ইমরুল: তা তো বটেই। এবার প্রায় দুই মাস পর গেলাম। পরিচিত-অপরিচিত যে-ই দেখে, কথা বলতে এগিয়ে আসে।
 ছুটির মধ্যেও কি প্র্যাকটিস করেছেন? মেহেরপুরে তো আপনার একটা ক্রিকেট একাডেমি আছে...
ইমরুল: হ্যাঁ, একাডেমি করেছি দেড় বছরের মতো হলো। মেহেরপুরে এটাই প্রথম একাডেমি। জেলা স্কুলের মাঠে প্র্যাকটিস হয়। বাড়িতে গেলে আমি ওখানকার ছেলেদের সঙ্গে প্র্যাকটিস করি। আমি জাতীয় দলে চলে আসার পর মানজার নামের একজন একাডেমির দায়িত্বে আছেন। উনি নিজে ক্রিকেট না খেললেও খুবই ক্রীড়ামনস্ক মানুষ। লেভেল-১ কোচিং কোর্স করেছেন। ইচ্ছা আছে, ক্রিকেট বোর্ডের মাধ্যমে ওনাকে আরেকটু প্রশিক্ষণ দেওয়ানোর ব্যবস্থা করব।
 প্র্যাকটিসের জন্য কি টাকা-পয়সা নেন খেলোয়াড়দের কাছ থেকে?
ইমরুল: না, একদম ফ্রি। একাডেমিতে ২৫-৩০ জন ছেলে আছে। কারোরই কোনো টাকা-পয়সা লাগে না। টাকা-পয়সা যা লাগে, আমি দিই। বল-ব্যাটও আমি দিই।
 একাডেমিও তো আপনার ডাকনামেই...সাগর একাডেমি...
ইমরুল: আরে না (হাসি)। ছেলেপেলে ডাকে আমার নামে, তবে একাডেমি আমার নামে না। আমি নিষেধ করেছি এই নামে ডাকতে। বলেছি, ক্রিকেট একাডেমি বললেই হবে। আমার নাম দেওয়ার দরকার নেই।
 একাডেমি করার চিন্তাটা এল কীভাবে?
ইমরুল: আমি যেভাবে ক্রিকেট খেলে উঠে এসেছি, এভাবে আসলে খুব কম খেলোয়াড়ই এই পর্যায়ে আসতে পারে। অথচ এখানে অনেক ভালো ভালো ছেলে আছে। সুযোগ না পেলে প্রতিভাগুলো নষ্ট হয়ে যাবে। আমি ছুটিতে বাড়িতে গেলে ছেলেরা আমার কাছে প্র্যাকটিস করত। ওরা বলত, আমাদের প্র্যাকটিসের ভালো একটা ব্যবস্থা করে দেন। আমি ওদের বললাম, জিনিসপত্র যা লাগে, আমি দেব। তোমরা প্র্যাকটিস করো।
 খেলোয়াড়ি জীবনেই একাডেমি দাঁড় করানোর চেষ্টা করছেন। ভবিষ্যতে খেলা ছাড়ার পর কোচিং লাইনে যাওয়ার ইচ্ছা আছে নাকি?
ইমরুল: কোচিং লাইনে যাওয়ার চিন্তা নেই। তবে একাডেমিকে যতটুকু পারি সাহায্য করব। ইচ্ছা আছে ভালো কোচ রাখার। তাঁর পারিশ্রমিকও যদি আমাকে দিতে হয়, দেব।
 আপনি তো খরচ দিচ্ছেনই। আর কারও কাছ থেকে কি সাহায্য পান?
ইমরুল: পুরোটাই আমার খরচ। জেলা ক্রীড়া সংস্থা বলেন বা অন্য কেউ, কেউই সাহায্য করে না। বল-ব্যাট সব আমিই কিনে দিই। অনেক সময় নিজের জিনিস দিয়ে দিই। টুর্নামেন্ট হলেও সব খরচই আমাকে দিতে হবে।
 খালেদ মাসুদ রাজশাহীতে একাডেমি করার পর স্পনসররা আগ্রহী হয়ে এগিয়ে এসেছে। সে রকম কাউকে পাননি?
ইমরুল: সত্যি বলতে কি, এ রকম একটা স্পনসর পেলে আমি একাডেমিটা আরও বড় করতে পারতাম। মাঠেরও কিছু কাজ করাতাম। আমার জেলা মেহেরপুরের পাশেই কুষ্টিয়া আছে, চুয়াডাঙ্গা আছে। ওখান থেকে অনেক ভালো ভালো ছেলে এখানে প্র্যাকটিস করতে আসতে চায়।

http://www.prothom-alo.com/detail/date/2011-01-26/news/126553[/বাংলা]

Well done, Imrul. :big_hug:

bujhee kom
January 26, 2011, 01:07 AM
Great effort Imruley!! Salaam and best wishes!! We have got to get those Kushtia, Chuadanga boys to come practice there and bowl fast, swing, yorker, bouncer etc.

Zeeshan
January 26, 2011, 01:50 AM
Seems like a humble man. Nice read. Thanks.

ahnaf
January 26, 2011, 02:17 AM
Grt work.. Congratz..

firstlane
January 26, 2011, 02:42 AM
oke aami aar vimrul bole daakbo na.

Naimul_Hd
January 26, 2011, 03:08 AM
Great initiative ! salam to him :)

SMHasan
January 26, 2011, 04:12 AM
To be honest Imrul is very polite and a dedicated cricketer. He has guts and determination to succeed. He and Zunaed Siddiqi are good friends, when Z got the chance in the national team Imrul said that 'I also want to be there', and he knew that he had to score lot of runs to be with Z in the squad. And after that he performed and came into the team we all know that.

Recently he has been in decent form and has been pretty consistent than most other players, even more than Zunaed. Kudos to him.

series
January 26, 2011, 04:37 AM
To be honest Imrul is very polite and a dedicated cricketer. He has guts and determination to succeed. He and Zunaed Siddiqi are good friends, when Z got the chance in the national team Imrul said that 'I also want to be there', and he knew that he had to score lot of runs to be with Z in the squad. And after that he performed and came into the team we all know that.

Recently he has been in decent form and has been pretty consistent than most other players, even more than Zunaed. Kudos to him.

And yeah, once I was chatting with Zunaed bhai in Fb (hope he was the real one) and asked him who was his best friend in the team, he replied it was Imrul Kayes.

PoorFan
January 26, 2011, 04:42 AM
Nice kid with good heart, Wish him growing up great with all the success.

Alchemist
January 26, 2011, 05:03 AM
Really liked this interview. We need more players with this kind of matured mentality.

Baundule
January 26, 2011, 06:25 AM
great initiative. :big_hug:

BANFAN
January 26, 2011, 07:16 AM
I really can't appreciate such initiatives. This gives an impression that he thinks he has achieved everything in his career. He is still strugling to come to international level as a cricketer. He needs to focus more on his improvement.

If you are happy with ur earning, do some charity and help the poor people. Whatever he says, he is eyeing for generating some income in future through the academy. Running even a club with 20-25 people can keep you mentally quiet occupied. An academy without any financial assitance can put u con considerable pressure of money and management. If he says, it just runs on it's own, it's no better than a Madrasa academy and you hardly produce quality in those places. Foolish act IMO.

Alchemist
January 26, 2011, 07:30 AM
I really can't appreciate such initiatives. This gives an impression that he thinks he has achieved everything in his career. He is still strugling to come to international level as a cricketer. He needs to focus more on his improvement.

If you are happy with ur earning, do some charity and help the poor people. Whatever he says, he is eyeing for generating some income in future through the academy. Running even a club with 20-25 people can keep you mentally quiet occupied. An academy without any financial assitance can put u con considerable pressure of money and management. If he says, it just runs on it's own, it's no better than a Madrasa academy and you hardly produce quality in those places. Foolish act IMO.

BANFAN bhai....didn't expect this from you.

I'm not a fan of Imrul Kayes as a player but to say "he's eyeing for generating some income" could be a grave injustice to Imrul's possible noble intentions to nurture some local talents that he's encountered/found. :sick:

Haru-party
January 26, 2011, 07:34 AM
I really can't appreciate such initiatives. This gives an impression that he thinks he has achieved everything in his career. He is still strugling to come to international level as a cricketer. He needs to focus more on his improvement.

If you are happy with ur earning, do some charity and help the poor people. Whatever he says, he is eyeing for generating some income in future through the academy. Running even a club with 20-25 people can keep you mentally quiet occupied. An academy without any financial assitance can put u con considerable pressure of money and management. If he says, it just runs on it's own, it's no better than a Madrasa academy and you hardly produce quality in those places. Foolish act IMO.

are are ki shouvaggo amader....ei forum-a amader sathe ekjon bishisto 'baba' achen jini manusher moner kotha sohojei bujhte paren shudhu paper-a ekta news porei...bah bah amar to lungi mathay tule nachte ichcha kortese

Baundule
January 26, 2011, 08:06 AM
I really can't appreciate such initiatives. This gives an impression that he thinks he has achieved everything in his career. He is still strugling to come to international level as a cricketer. He needs to focus more on his improvement.

If you are happy with ur earning, do some charity and help the poor people. Whatever he says, he is eyeing for generating some income in future through the academy. Running even a club with 20-25 people can keep you mentally quiet occupied. An academy without any financial assitance can put u con considerable pressure of money and management. If he says, it just runs on it's own, it's no better than a Madrasa academy and you hardly produce quality in those places. Foolish act IMO.
BANFAN bhai, everything depends on the ambition one has got. May be, for Imrul playing as a regular member in the national team is enough. Helping poor people (in a sense of giving them some free money) has less value than building a cricket academy. Generating some money in the future is not a bad thing. Money is a great power, the question is how you spend that power.

Rifat
January 26, 2011, 08:30 AM
I can't understand why starting a cricket academy in an area where there is none to begin with is an initiative not appreciated :hairpull:

Rifat
January 26, 2011, 08:31 AM
on topic, maShAllah Imrul, carry on :up: this is great news! Alhamdulilllah!

Jaybaba
January 26, 2011, 08:54 AM
Very commendable effort indeed. With academies like this in rural areas, BD cricket will step up to next level with steady pipeline of cricketers for future generations.

BANFAN bhai, why be so negative? A good initiative appreciate korle bhab kome jabe na :)

Zunaid
January 26, 2011, 09:12 AM
I really can't appreciate such initiatives. This gives an impression that he thinks he has achieved everything in his career. He is still strugling to come to international level as a cricketer. He needs to focus more on his improvement.

If you are happy with ur earning, do some charity and help the poor people. Whatever he says, he is eyeing for generating some income in future through the academy. Running even a club with 20-25 people can keep you mentally quiet occupied. An academy without any financial assitance can put u con considerable pressure of money and management. If he says, it just runs on it's own, it's no better than a Madrasa academy and you hardly produce quality in those places. Foolish act IMO.

I really cannot appreciate such posts. This gives an impression that you think you know what Imrul thinks about his career. While Imrul maybe struggling in his career, that should not prevent him from imparting what little he knows to those who now thing.

Not everyone can be a Mohsin or a Gates. So what if he makes some money out of this. This is a win-win. I am surprised to read this response from you.

What have you done?

MarufH
January 26, 2011, 09:24 AM
I really cannot appreciate such posts. This gives an impression that you think you know what Imrul thinks about his career. While Imrul maybe struggling in his career, that should not prevent him from imparting what little he knows to those who now thing.

Not everyone can be a Mohsin or a Gates. So what if he makes some money out of this. This is a win-win. I am surprised to read this response from you.

What have you done?

Great point.

Go on IMRUL!!! If every national cricketer did that in their area... BD would have better players coming out. Our coaches wont have to teach basics then.

Tiger Manc
January 26, 2011, 09:30 AM
Well done Imrul! This is exactly what we need!

lamisa
January 26, 2011, 09:40 AM
awwww,how sweet of him.good to know we have such thoughtful players in the team nowadays..

jam
January 26, 2011, 10:18 AM
Kudos, That is cricket at grass root level. Great initiative for the future of our cricket.
If we only had more academies through local+private initiatives, we would be laughing.

BANFAN
January 26, 2011, 11:42 AM
BANFAN bhai, everything depends on the ambition one has got. May be, for Imrul playing as a regular member in the national team is enough. Helping poor people (in a sense of giving them some free money) has less value than building a cricket academy. Generating some money in the future is not a bad thing. Money is a great power, the question is how you spend that power.

Baundule Bhai, you are absolutely right, I agree 100%. I didnt like that he is losing focus at this early stage of his career. We want all the top 11/15 to be ambitious enough to take their career further for the interest of the team and that's good for them as well. I didnt mean that he shouldn't make money. Only that he should have taken this headache at a later stage of is career. Let him earn billions and make a better academy and earn more, that's good for all, but at the right time. Well that was my honest opinion and as his welswisher.
I just may be looking at it from a different angle, where i'm sacred of losing him and not so lured by getting benefit of his academy. Aparently it might look like he is making a good contribution but none knows what will be the outcome of it, but IMO, his attention is being diverted. That's worrying for me.

Alchemist: BANFAN bhai....didn't expect this from you.

I'm not a fan of Imrul Kayes as a player but to say "he's eyeing for generating some income" could be a grave injustice to Imrul's possible noble intentions to nurture some local talents that he's encountered/found.

Alchemist, bhai. I am probably not as much anti Imrul. I like him for his performances these days. He had been playing consistently despite his weaknesses. I would love to see him focus more and refine his technique and be a better player and play longer.

Jaybaba; BANFAN bhai, why be so negative? A good initiative appreciate korle bhab kome jabe na

Bhai, if I'm being critical of this act, because Im really thinking positive of his career. I think if he focuses, he can become a good player in the side.

Zunaid I really cannot appreciate such posts. This gives an impression that you think you know what Imrul thinks about his career. While Imrul maybe struggling in his career, that should not prevent him from imparting what little he knows to those who now thing.

Not everyone can be a Mohsin or a Gates. So what if he makes some money out of this. This is a win-win. I am surprised to read this response from you.

What have you done?

Appreciate your effort, but not the content. I couldnt understand if your opinion is as a Mod/Boss/Memebr/... If you are not writing as a member/yourself; please ignore/delete my response bellow.

"I certainly understand the issues which might divert/disturb someone's career. Distraction of focus. I didt talk about what he thinks, i didn't have to think of what he was thinking that much, what he has done/is doing was enough to understand what I said.

Yes, everyone cannot be Mohsin or Gates, but dont we expect all our national team players to keep developing and play longer? If a player's career loses focus, it gets shortened due to lack of improvement. There is no problem if a person makes money. I want him to make that money by being a better player. I had my opinion only, is that wrong or evil to think good for someone ? Since I'm into career related businesses, I was honestly concerned about his career.

I still feel, if he concentrates/focuses more on his game, he can make his career better and longer and that also means more money for him. How was that evil?

What I have done? We can discuss it bothway, if you really want. But, what has anyopne in BC done to criticise even Ash? How is that relvant?

Anyway, I hope I could make it a bit clear to all, what I meant. Thanks for your responses anyway, Sorry if it doesn't match your opinion/mind. I didnt create myself, it's not my fault, seriously. :)

Tiger444
January 26, 2011, 12:19 PM
My respect for Imrul has gone up big time now. It's great that he already has started an academy at such a young age. Shows he is a mature young man trying to help out our cricket. I really hope he keeps up with the academy and best of luck to him.

magic boy
January 26, 2011, 12:30 PM
There is no problem if a person makes money. I want him to make that money by being a better player
....
I still feel, if he concentrates/focuses more on his game, he can make his career better and longer and that also means more money for him. How was that evil?


whats wrong with you? Cant you just understand the fact that he is trying to provide a scope for the youth of his region to be a international standard cricketer. He is not making money of it. He wants to help those rural kids with full potentiality to be a better cricketer in future. Do you know how difficult it is to play proper cricket being a rural boy in Bangladesh? Nun antey Panta furay obostha.Not enough cricketing academy available in village let alone playing with a view to be international cricketer. It requires a great mind to help them to groom them from own pocket. If he was to make money then he could sell cricketing kits,instrument opening a shop at local bazar. instead he is practicing with them and giving away his own kits. Imrul simply wish more cricketer to be raised from Kustia, Meherpur,Veramara etc.There lying the future of Bangladesh cricket. This is the great effort what BCB cant do
[বাংলা] প্র্যাকটিসের জন্য কি টাকা-পয়সা নেন খেলোয়াড়দের কাছ থেকে?
ইমরুল: না, একদম ফ্রি। একাডেমিতে ২৫-৩০ জন ছেলে আছে। কারোরই কোনো টাকা-পয়সা লাগে না। টাকা-পয়সা যা লাগে, আমি দিই। বল-ব্যাটও আমি দিই।[/বাংলা]
You can take it other way of concentrating on cricket.A charitable cricket academy. he is weaving future of Bangladesh cricket. this will keep him mentally strong and boost him to do well. There are lots of example by internationally star cricketer of such academy. not only cricketing but other organizations like Hospital,school etc .

no offense but be rational along with 10 Others.

Banglaguy
January 26, 2011, 12:45 PM
Can someone please translate?

Sohel
January 26, 2011, 12:46 PM
Way to go Imrul. Good to see someone who hasn't forgotten where he came from and trying to give something back.

BTW, no use spending time trying to figure out what really leads to the apotheosis of some and the vilification of others in the eyes of some of the members here.

betaar
January 26, 2011, 01:09 PM
I really can't appreciate such initiatives. This gives an impression that he thinks he has achieved everything in his career. He is still strugling to come to international level as a cricketer. He needs to focus more on his improvement.

If you are happy with ur earning, do some charity and help the poor people. Whatever he says, he is eyeing for generating some income in future through the academy. Running even a club with 20-25 people can keep you mentally quiet occupied. An academy without any financial assitance can put u con considerable pressure of money and management. If he says, it just runs on it's own, it's no better than a Madrasa academy and you hardly produce quality in those places. Foolish act IMO.

I am speechless, overanalyzing, are we?

ialbd
January 26, 2011, 01:31 PM
Great initiative by Imrul.... I wish his academy every success...

BANFAN bhai, sorry couldnt agree with any of your point at all (but its good to know about a different point of view and thats perfectly normal)...

MohammedC
January 26, 2011, 01:55 PM
Well done Imrul, proud of you man.

BanCricFan
January 26, 2011, 02:03 PM
Fantastic initiative by Imrul. As Sohel_NR bhai pointed out, it is heartening to see that the youngman hasn't forgotten his roots and trying to do his bits. Back home, it is individual efforts such as his work as a stop-gap measure in the relative development of various direly underdeveloped fields. The official bodies ( BCB/...) do jack. Hope more of Imruls come forward in all aspects of life.

Turbans and hats off to Imrul!

Equinox
January 26, 2011, 03:36 PM
Great initiative. There are still vast areas of the country which are untapped. It is amazing how Dhaka controls probably 90% of the country's cricketing resources and yet the Shakibs, Tamims, Mushfiqs and Imruls are not from Dhaka. The youngsters outside of Dhaka rely on luck to get spotted in action by someone who has connections but it doesn't happen for many which is why academies like this are so important.

simon
January 26, 2011, 06:10 PM
polata bhalo asey!
like him.:)

munnabhai
January 26, 2011, 06:31 PM
Well done Imrul, wish you all the success in you life and hope some youngster from your academy someday makes it in the National Team.

RazabQ
January 26, 2011, 06:32 PM
As myself:
So I guess BanFan subscribes to the "bloody single-minded pursuit of your professional goals at the cost of everything else" school of career management. As to the topic at hand, kudos to Imrul. May we get to hear in future an international commentator utter these words "... smashes the stumps the fastie from Chua-danga!"

As mod:
BanFan might be a tad curmudgeonly but no reason to personally attack him. Just because one finds his post distasteful shouldn't be a reason to attack the messenger.

tiger_omar
January 27, 2011, 03:25 AM
I am pretty sure it's BANFAN who criticizes Siddons left and right and no matter what. Ever since then, I have learnt to ignore his opinions and accept the fact that our opinions will differ in many aspects and I guess this is one of them.

Anyways, good for Imrul for doing this.

Baundule
January 27, 2011, 08:02 AM
Sad to see many of us do not (want to) get BANFAN's post even after his clarification. I support Imrul's effort in building the academy because I have less expectation from Imrul as a player. Also, to me it is perfetly fine if he can manage the hard job of multi-tasking. On the other hand BANFAN wants him to focus on his game more (at 23 he is pretty young and has a lot to improve) and sees a better future for him than many of us fail to see. IMO, BANFAN is a much more well-wisher of Imrul than at least me. Why do you guys have to attack him personally? There is a vast world of knowledge outside of one's vision. Just make sure that your own blindness does not motivate to attack someone who can see the problem from another perspective.

Nocturnal
January 27, 2011, 11:13 AM
way to go IK!
thanks for sharing.

bd fan
January 27, 2011, 12:43 PM
way to go IK!
thanks for sharing.

TIK = Tamim
IK= Imrul

The two bangladeshi openers:fanflag:

auntu
January 30, 2011, 02:21 AM
[বাংলা]পুরোটাই আমার খরচ। জেলা ক্রীড়া সংস্থা বলেন বা অন্য কেউ, কেউই সাহায্য করে না।[/বাংলা]

[বাংলা]এইগুলা সংস্থা আছে শুধু রাজনীতি দলবাজী এবং নিজের উদর পূর্তি নিয়ে। [/বাংলা]

Shaan
January 30, 2011, 02:24 AM
great characteristic of Kayes, I really started to like this guy. Doing something for the country by his own money which mean you really have to have heart and guts !!

lamisa
January 30, 2011, 09:41 AM
^^^true,and that too when ur not the tamim-shakib-mash of the team!(they are more financially solvent)

cricket_pagol
January 30, 2011, 02:48 PM
Very impressive... a person with a good heart!!!

BengaliPagol
July 21, 2012, 12:41 AM
I think im in love with Imrul now. With this academy that he is made how big is it, who helps train them? Does anyone have any idea? Sorry mods if im digging up old threads. I just want to find out more about this. Does Kayes spend lots of time at the academy?