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Rinathq
June 21, 2017, 11:46 PM
You guys all know who is.. our CI correspondent and possibly the most well informed Journalist on our cricket. He is currently in Toronto and I met him briefly today and planning to meet again. i thought this would be a great opportunity to ask him some questions we are curious about. So here we go,

post a question you want to ask Isam bhai and I will select the best ones to ask him. Dont ask him anything you know he cant answer (nothing overly confidential)

So lets go! This is your chance!

And mods.. once we get the interview, can we get this into a FP article?

jeesh
June 22, 2017, 12:04 AM
Whats eating the Fizz? Courtney Walsh?

Rinathq
June 22, 2017, 12:06 AM
Whats eating the Fizz? Courtney Walsh?

bhai.. re word that into a proper question... :)

jeesh
June 22, 2017, 12:08 AM
Lol. Ok ask him what the BCB think of Walsh? Are they as concerned as we fans are

Jadukor
June 22, 2017, 12:30 AM
The youngsters have failed with the bat and ball. Is BCB thinking about replacing Samaraweera and Walsh.

If Isam can ask BCB if they are thinking about Jayawardene at some point becoming the national team batting coach (prior to WC 19)

Rinathq
June 22, 2017, 12:34 AM
The youngsters have failed with the bat and ball. Is BCB thinking about replacing Samaraweera and Walsh.

If Isam can ask BCB if they are thinking about Jayawardene at some point becoming the national team batting coach (prior to WC 19)

Jeeshan bhai already asked about Walsh.. maybe reward the question that involved the young batsmen and Samareweera and Jaya?

iDumb
June 22, 2017, 12:41 AM
What's his salary from cricinfo..and who pays for his trips across the world ?

bujhee kom
June 22, 2017, 06:21 AM
Yes...Rinat bhaiya, very good initiative you have taken. Thank you.

Please ask Isam bhaiya -
1. Who was Dizzy (Isam's previous BC nick/account)?
2. Where is he now?
3. What inspired to have the name Dizzy? Dizzy Gillespie, the American Jazz maestro?
4. Why dumping Dizzy? I liked Dizzy better.
4. Also what is Isam's favorite food? Does he prefer bhaat and Torkari over motor pulau and Rezalaa?

Cricket related:
1. Who is Mirpur's Groundsman? Is he also the same professional responsible for all the other Test venues in Bangladesh?
2. What is the height of average grass in the outfields of Mirpur, Osmani, Chittagong and Khulna?
3. Is it possible for Isam to post a section cut detail of the drainage system in 1-1/2" scale here in this thread? Would like to see it.
4. What was the highest temperature during a Test match in Bangladesh history and how did the visiting team handle it?
5. At Mirpur, are the pitches aligned
a. East to West.
b. North-South
c. Or cross angles
Why?

If I think of anything else, I will add or post them soon.

Thank you again.
BK

Shadow
June 22, 2017, 07:59 AM
Cricket related:
1. Who is Mirpur's Groundsman? Is he also the same professional responsible for all the other Test venues in Bangladesh?
2. What is the height of average grass in the outfields of Mirpur, Osmani, Chittagong and Khulna?
BK

Zahid Reza Babu is the pitch curator of BCB. He is responsible for overseeing all the other test venues. Gamini Silva from Srilanka had the responsibility for Mirpur before the contract ended.

I don't know the height of the grasses in Bangladeshi grounds, but they do use standard Bermuda grass in Mirpur. BCB has the plans of planting own grass in the future.

RealSports
June 22, 2017, 09:00 AM
Not a question, but I hope Isam does something regarding our bowling woes, and that includes spin bowling. I'm not too happy on Walsh being our fast bowling coach. Just look at the state of Mustafizur. He needs to write a report.

iDumb
June 22, 2017, 09:08 AM
why does he publish players' personal life in cricinfo ? is he a sports journalist or a soap opera writer? ie Sunnys arrest, rubels arrest etc.

iDumb
June 22, 2017, 09:14 AM
Not a question, but I hope Isam does something regarding our bowling woes..... He needs to write a report.

- I agree.. why mustafiz is not upto his old speed.

- can he apply for shamim choudhury;s job? and if he gets it will he do a better job than shamim ?

R0ssei
June 22, 2017, 09:51 AM
Can he write something from BC forum collectively? Like our views and wants from BCB towards WC'19?

Roey Haque
June 22, 2017, 11:01 AM
Dear Isam,

Being that you were a spinner, what do you think of the 4 pacer strategy? Who do you think is the best specialist spinner in the country right now?

Do you think the "5 pillars" have reached their peak and it will be a steady decline from now on? How much can we realistically and honestly expect out of them in WC 2019?

What is the whole story with Nasir Hossain? Give us the inside scoop as to why BCB is extra hard on him.

When Mushfiqur does retire, do you think he will go down as cricket's worst ever wicket keeper?

I once saw a report of yours in a roof that looked VERY familiar to me. By any chance, did you ever do a report in road 6, Dhanmondi, Dhaka?

Thank you for your time.

Habib
June 22, 2017, 01:02 PM
Thank you Rinat for the initiative :up: Here are my questions:

Dear Isam,

1. Can you please shed some light on the relationship between the players and Hathuru, provided you have some inside info?

2. Also, have you got over the unfortunate events that happened to you at BC forum in the past and will you return in near future as a valuable member again?

Ahsan
June 22, 2017, 01:04 PM
did he get the opportunity to work with the ONE and ONLY SRajesh in cricinfo yet?

What did SRajesh cook before he used to write those stat (excluding Bangladesh) article?

roman
June 22, 2017, 01:10 PM
Does he even come to BC nowadays?

Yankees
June 22, 2017, 01:56 PM
What in the world is he doing in Toronto? And curious to know if his salary is on par with his peers (as in the other reporters of cricinfo).

aklemalp
June 22, 2017, 03:00 PM
Mr. Isam, have you ever considered having an assistant?

mufi_02
June 22, 2017, 05:27 PM
1) Is Farhad Reza our answer to Ben Stokes?

2) How the hell did Tanvir Haider got into the national team?

3) Who does Shabbir really think he is? All that swag and no goddman result.

4) what does Riyad "the beast" eat for lunch

5) Name 2-3 future prospects to be excited about. Ideally someone who will debut in 2-3 years

6) Recent report suggests that coach and staff are trying to teach Fizz the inswinging delivery (ala Amir's delivery to Rohit). Has he been successful?

7) Taskin knows only two lengths. Bouncers or full lengths. Why is he so dumb?

8) Finally on a personal note, are you auditioning for Star Jalsa? Because lately all your articles seem either very dramatic or too focused on Rubel's sexcapades or Sunny's erotic desires.

icricket
June 28, 2017, 01:48 AM
Rinathq, what's the update on it?

Tigers_eye
June 28, 2017, 11:48 AM
Ask him to come back to BC forum and be a regular contributor. We miss him.

To me Fizz is not 100% yet. Does he feel the same way? His speed has considerably reduced. Is it intentional to avoid further injury? Or something else?

In off season, or at breaks, do players work on their game? elite players. AKA Shakib? Tamim? Sarkar? GC - Ghola chokh?

Yankees
June 28, 2017, 12:01 PM
1)
2) How the hell did Tanvir Haider got into the national team?

I second this. We all deserve an answer to this question. Additionally, why do we always have a passenger on the team?

1)
3) Who does Shabbir really think he is? All that swag and no goddman result.

Just young and rich. Found some success and happy with his skills as is. Not our only cricketer with this problem.

1)
7) Taskin knows only two lengths. Bouncers or full lengths. Why is he so dumb?

LMAO another question we all deserve an answer to.

1) 8) Finally on a personal note, are you auditioning for Star Jalsa? Because lately all your articles seem either very dramatic or too focused on Rubel's sexcapades or Sunny's erotic desires.

He writes for espncricinfo, so perhaps he auditioning for Bollywood. Sunny kiyu us ladki pe hamla kiya? Kya Happy ko kanoon milega???? Dhoom dhoom dhoom

Rinathq
June 28, 2017, 09:14 PM
Guys interview done... m working on the write up

Tigers_eye
June 29, 2017, 08:24 AM
Guys interview done... m working on the write up

These are the things that would make BC alive again. Great initiative. :applause: Take your time.

Roy_1
June 29, 2017, 08:35 AM
He writes for espncricinfo, so perhaps he auditioning for Bollywood. Sunny kiyu us ladki pe hamla kiya? Kya Happy ko kanoon milega????

I believe [I]"Insaf" is the word lol, "Kanoon" means law and insaf is justice.:D

Nasif
June 29, 2017, 11:51 PM
Send the write up, we will put it on the fp.

aklemalp
July 2, 2017, 06:50 AM
Hope my question gets in there :)

Zeeshan
July 6, 2017, 11:02 AM
Isam,

Who do you hate from you the depth of your guts from Bangladesh team?

Thank you.

On a more serious note, how are you enjoying in Toronto?

aklemalp
July 30, 2017, 08:07 AM
So any progress on the outcome of this interview?

@rinathq

5tonne
July 30, 2017, 09:05 AM
I would like to add a question- Are you a BCB agent?

Roey Haque
July 31, 2017, 11:44 AM
Will this piece ever come out?

bujhee kom
July 31, 2017, 12:32 PM
Ji...
Rinat bhai saheeb, apni aaj kuthai lookiye achen?
Isam bhaiyo, apni kuthai?

Amader proshner jobab chai!

Rinathq
July 31, 2017, 07:58 PM
folks... I apologize for this delay. I am done 70% of the writeup. Gimme a week and I will email it to one of the admins to edit and publish. Note: Its a big interview. I tried to shrink it with very little success

Tigers_eye
August 1, 2017, 11:27 AM
arey email fimail porey koiren. Agey amader prosner uttor eithread'a dan. Part 1, part 2 koirey dan.

Rinathq
August 3, 2017, 11:49 PM
The long wait is over... the write up is done... waiting on Nasif bhai now

MarufH
August 4, 2017, 09:31 AM
Took only a month and half. :)

:waiting: Eagerly waiting...

Tigers_eye
August 4, 2017, 12:09 PM
The long wait is over... the write up is done... waiting on Nasif bhai now
Nasif will edit it for the front page and it may take few days for him to wake up and smell the coffee. We want the raw/uncut version.

Open a new thread with "Answers from Mo Isam" - ASAP. Let him do his cut and paste (inserting pictures, videos etc.) at his own pace. Mean while we members and visitors don't wait around.

Nasif
August 4, 2017, 12:20 PM
Waiting for the email.

Rinathq
August 4, 2017, 07:56 PM
Nasif will edit it for the front page and it may take few days for him to wake up and smell the coffee. We want the raw/uncut version.

Open a new thread with "Answers from Mo Isam" - ASAP. Let him do his cut and paste (inserting pictures, videos etc.) at his own pace. Mean while we members and visitors don't wait around.

hold your horses. Nasif bhai be super quick with this... No point opening another thread when the same information will be properly published soon. once its posted, i will be delighted to share some more stories in the thread :D

aklemalp
August 4, 2017, 08:02 PM
Which will come out first?

Rinathq's writeup OR GRRM's Winds of Winter?

MarufH
August 7, 2017, 08:51 AM
I think the winter. :)

iDumb
August 7, 2017, 09:09 AM
rinat is a riyad fan... explains everything about the slowness....

Halar riyad er 10 year interview porle amar mejaj gorom hoi.... he still thinks he is a great player and "one of the pillar"..... that's a poor foundation.

it only took him 10 years to score couple of centuries... give rinat some time... only a month gone..

and then he tells us to hold our horses.. just like riyad....

I am more interested in WHEN this write up will come out as opposed to WHAT is actually said in the interview..... as far as i am concerned, if he didn't get his salary.. this interview is a FAIL>

SportingBD
August 7, 2017, 09:23 AM
hold your horses. Nasif bhai be super quick with this... No point opening another thread when the same information will be properly published soon. once its posted, i will be delighted to share some more stories in the thread :D

Based on this post, I'm assuming Rinat has already sent the email to Nasif on 4th August 2017?

I think we (Rinat) included are waiting patiently for Nasif.

iDumb
August 7, 2017, 09:29 AM
^^No clown no!!

Waiting for the email.

SportingBD
August 7, 2017, 09:44 AM
If Nasif Bhia goes on holiday we are finished! Have to wait long time.

InShaAllah the waits not too long..

Reading tigers_eye one week coffee joke hehe...

Rinathq
August 8, 2017, 12:25 AM
Got confirmation from Nasif bhai... he is working on it!

RealSports
August 8, 2017, 10:25 AM
I'm not a fan of Isam articles anymore. I'm sure there are better Bangladeshi writers or journalists out there somewhere.

icricket
August 15, 2017, 10:06 PM
@Rinath, thank you for the front page article. It was an excellent read.

Btw, not that it matters, but I thought you are a girl!

MarufH
August 15, 2017, 11:48 PM
Interesting read. Thank you Rinat bhai.

I wish you pounced on him for some of the juicy details - like when he said someone was going to ask Mash to leave. Who was that someone? Unless you got some of those and want to share privately. PM me in that case. :D

bujhee kom
August 16, 2017, 05:06 AM
@Rinath, thank you for the front page article. It was an excellent read.

Btw, not that it matters, but I thought you are a girl!

Ahha...icricket boro asha koriachilo...bibahor prostaab dibey...kintoo ekhon unar shei shadh/asha bhangiya churmar hoiya gelo!

Rinathq
August 17, 2017, 08:49 PM
Interesting read. Thank you Rinat bhai.

I wish you pounced on him for some of the juicy details - like when he said someone was going to ask Mash to leave. Who was that someone? Unless you got some of those and want to share privately. PM me in that case. :D

Well that bit was obvious in my opinion. I thought it clearly meant Haturi.

But Isam said, Mash felt like someone was about to do it.. Mash did not share with Isam or anyone about who it actually was. and I did get some smaller juicy details.

Rinathq
August 17, 2017, 08:50 PM
@Rinath, thank you for the front page article. It was an excellent read.

Btw, not that it matters, but I thought you are a girl!

sorry to disappoint you mate. :D

Habib
August 18, 2017, 04:47 AM
Very good article, albeit a bit shorter than I expected. Anyhow, good job rinat bro.

tiger1000
August 21, 2017, 04:10 AM
'Mominul remains the highest run-getter at home in the last four years, and the best player of spin by far.'

What is he smoking?