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fwullah
March 6, 2004, 11:14 AM
We have a serious possibility of a win this year. And if we can't win either against Zimbabwe or West Indies, then that win could come against Hong Kong.

So we should better improve our ODI performance, SOON, or the bitter memory of Canada will hunt us down again.

Asia Cup Fixture on bangladesher khela (http://www.bangladesherkhela.com/default.asp?strrefer=displayocr&straction=headline&iItemID=6660&iCategoryID=1)

fwullah
March 6, 2004, 11:47 AM
Hong Kong is already ahead of us in one aspect. Their Cricinfo website looks really informative by just glancing at so many things at one time!

Hong Kong Cricinfo Official site (http://aus.cricinfo.com/link_to_database/NATIONAL/ICC_MEMBERS/HKG/)

fwullah
March 6, 2004, 11:50 AM
They're even ahead of Bangalcricket!

Just look at the following link:

Asia Cup 2004 (http://aus.cricinfo.com/link_to_database/ARCHIVE/2004-05/OTHERS/HKG_LOCAL/ASIACUP2004.html)

And then go to the banglacricket main page! Asia Cup is not even there under the future tours!

fwullah
March 6, 2004, 11:53 AM
There is a chance for us to observe Hong Kong's performance in the upcoming ACC trophy in Malaysia 2004.

Source: 12-22 June ACC trophy (http://aus.cricinfo.com/link_to_database/ARCHIVE/2003-04/OTHERS/HKG_LOCAL/ACCT2004.html#results)

fwullah
March 6, 2004, 12:05 PM
Lost to Denmark by 181 runs (http://aus.cricinfo.com/link_to_database/ARCHIVE/WORLD_CUPS/ICCT2001/SCORECARDS/GROUP-1B/DNMRK_HKG_ICCT_29JUN2001.html)


Lost to Ireland by 8 wickets (http://aus.cricinfo.com/link_to_database/ARCHIVE/WORLD_CUPS/ICCT2001/SCORECARDS/GROUP-1B/HKG_IRELAND_ICCT_30JUN2001.html)


Lost to USA by 49 runs (http://aus.cricinfo.com/link_to_database/ARCHIVE/WORLD_CUPS/ICCT2001/SCORECARDS/GROUP-1B/HKG_USA_ICCT_03JUL2001.html)


Won by 104 runs in D/L method against PNG (http://aus.cricinfo.com/link_to_database/ARCHIVE/WORLD_CUPS/ICCT2001/SCORECARDS/GROUP-1B/HKG_PNG_ICCT_04JUL2001.html)


Lost to Bermuda by 104 runs (http://aus.cricinfo.com/link_to_database/ARCHIVE/WORLD_CUPS/ICCT2001/SCORECARDS/GROUP-1B/BMDA_HKG_ICCT_06JUL2001.html)

fwullah
March 6, 2004, 12:10 PM
BD won by 7 wickets in 1997 ICC trophy (http://aus.cricinfo.com/link_to_database/ARCHIVE/WORLD_CUPS/ICCT97/ICCT97-MATCHES/GROUP-F/BDESH_HKG_ICCT_01APR1997)

BD won by 57 runs in 1994 ICC trophy (http://aus.cricinfo.com/link_to_database/ARCHIVE/WORLD_CUPS/ICCT94/ICCT-MATCHES/GROUP-E/BDESH_HKG_ICCT_27FEB1994)

fwullah
March 6, 2004, 12:16 PM
- Bangladesh's ODI match against Hong Kong will be the FIRST EVER One Day International match for Hong Kong; which is also the first ODI for Bangladesh in the Asia Cup tournament.

- Hong Kong has been participating in the ICC trophy since 1982, one tournament ahead of Kenya and one tournament later than Bangaldesh (Bangladesh's first ICC trophy being in 1979 ICC trophy)

Source: Hong Kong Cricinfo (http://aus.cricinfo.com/link_to_database/NATIONAL/ICC_MEMBERS/HKG/HISTORY/ICCT.html#1997%20ICC%20Trophy,)

- Hong Kong have been regularly participating in almost all the U-15/U-17/U-19 tournaments held in Asia (U-17 Asia cup, .... etc.).

To learn more about Hong Kong's history, go to the following link:

History of Cricket in Hong Kong (http://aus.cricinfo.com/link_to_database/NATIONAL/ICC_MEMBERS/HKG/HISTORY/)

chinaman
March 6, 2004, 12:25 PM
DHAKA, March 6 (Reuters) - Six nations will participate in the Asia Cup to be played in Sri Lanka from July 15 to August 1, cricket officials said on Saturday.

Nepal and another country to be named later would join the four test-playing nations of Bangladesh, India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka in the tournament.

"The decision was taken at a meeting of the executive board on Thursday," Asharful Haque, secretary of Asian Cricket Council told a news conference.

The meeting also decided to hold a 16-nation Asian Cricket Council Trophy from June 12 to June 22 in Kuala Lumpur, he said.

Afghanistan, Bahrain, Iran and Saudi Arabia would participate in the trophy for the first time.

Reuters >>> (http://www.reuters.co.uk/newsArticle.jhtml;jsessionid=JOEDEX2AF5VHICRBAELCF FA?type=cricketNews&storyID=4510696&section=news)

fwullah
March 6, 2004, 12:41 PM
Nepal are supposed to play in the next Asia Cup in 2006, not in the 2004 Asia Cup!

fwullah
March 6, 2004, 12:43 PM
Here is the fixture:

Asian Cricket Council Official Site (http://www.acc-cricket.com/itinerary04.htm)

Rubu
March 6, 2004, 01:46 PM
hongkong is lucky to have bd as their opponent on their very fist odi. who knows they might start with a win. when we can loose against canada hongkong is not impossible.
please bd team, don't give us anymore shame.

Zephaniah
March 6, 2004, 01:54 PM
fwullah
You just made my day!