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chinaman
February 9, 2005, 01:50 PM
BCB not on the web yet

In this era of information technology, the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) is still without an official website.

Under these circumstances it is virtually impossible for anybody to get information about ongoing domestic competitions in the country, let alone records and statistics from previous seasons.


Wisden-CricInfo, the world's largest cricket website is the only source of authentic information regarding Bangladesh's cricket but they too concentrate on international matches and competitions and domestic cricket's stats have not been updated for a long time although the 6th National Cricket League (NCL) is already underway.

For scorecards and related news of the NCL, the only first-class competition in the country, one has to depend entirely on media releases from the BCB.

The BCB had signed an agreement with an IT firm Digital Solu-tion to launch an official website which should have been up and running by now. But Digital Solution have not been able to start the site yet.


"They were scheduled to launch the website Tigerscricket.com last month (January). But they need more time apparently because of some technical difficulties," said Zaidan Rabbi, vice-president of the BCB's media committee yesterday without elaborating

Thank you, DailyStar >> (http://www.thedailystar.net/2005/02/10/d50210040636.htm)

Navarene
February 9, 2005, 02:17 PM
This is a shame.

And what is this tigercricket.com all about? Are they representing a para/club cricket or a nation? Shotti Selucus.....!

AGC
February 9, 2005, 03:21 PM
Technical difficulties? Um I thought its a professional company building a pretty straight forward website...

Mahmood
February 9, 2005, 03:29 PM
They wanted a professional web development company, looks like they found their match.

Faisal
February 9, 2005, 03:35 PM
you know whats u bangali ppl problem??? you guys dont know how to wait.. thats all... they are working on it.. give them soem time... its not make an website and put the link up.. nyways..

oracle
February 9, 2005, 03:38 PM
Nice. Nice contract with flexible deadline. Noone gives these to me.:)

al
February 9, 2005, 03:40 PM
Man! give bangla cricket guys to do it. they will do a splendid job, I am sure.

Carte Blanche
February 9, 2005, 03:41 PM
This should have been done a long time ago and the company clearly missed the deadline. I wonder how the website will look once it is officially launched. I don't like the name tigercricket.com either. It sounds very unprofessional (perhaps a good name for a fan site, but not for a cricket board).

AGC
February 9, 2005, 03:42 PM
Originally posted by Faisal
you know whats u bangali ppl problem??? you guys dont know how to wait.. thats all... they are working on it.. give them soem time... its not make an website and put the link up.. nyways..

Was supposed to be done by January. A contract is a contract Faisal. Should meet the deadline for something pretty simple such as a website. Jottoshob:P

Zephaniah
February 9, 2005, 03:56 PM
May be they had to start from the scratch.......buying a 'Dreamweaver in 14 days' then reading it through. :)

Sorry, can't refrain myself from being sarcastic. It's a contractual agreement as it is.

Zephaniah
February 9, 2005, 04:01 PM
We talked about 'TigerCricket.com' before. It's a non-starter.

What was wrong with.....
a)BangladeshCricket.com
b)CricketBangladesh.com
c)BangladeshCricketBoard.com

TigerCricket.com just sounds tad bit too jazzy!
If you ask me.

abu_akif
February 9, 2005, 05:13 PM
I would have done free for them...

paco
February 9, 2005, 05:43 PM
Another example of how things run in Bangladesh. I'll bet some moron(s) with no clue got this deal with the aid of their mama-chacha connection. I mean how difficult is it to get a website started ?? :mad:

Edited on, February 9, 2005, 10:48 PM GMT, by paco.

Mahir
February 9, 2005, 05:48 PM
session jot...

Kana-Baba
February 9, 2005, 08:24 PM
Originally posted by paco
Another example of how things run in Bangladesh. I'll bet some moron(s) with no clue got this deal with the aid of their mama-chacha connection. I mean how difficult is it to get a website started ?? :mad:

Edited on, February 9, 2005, 10:48 PM GMT, by paco.

Acctually the owner of that so called IT company is one of the directors of BCB.

Zunaid
February 9, 2005, 08:27 PM
Here's a simple idea.

Why don't you all write to DS and tell them about the real heart of Bangladesh Cricket on the internet - BanglaCricket. The foremost sight for and by the fans.

fab
February 9, 2005, 10:05 PM
First and foremost deadlines have to be realistic. Since we don't know what was specifically requested and how much time they were given it is premature to complain. Didn't they only decide to make a website about two months ago?

paco
February 9, 2005, 10:25 PM
Originally posted by Zunaid
Here's a simple idea.

Why don't you all write to DS and tell them about the real heart of Bangladesh Cricket on the internet - BanglaCricket. The foremost sight for and by the fans.

We should absolutely do it - this site has got everything, better than most national sites - all we need is an "official" stamp from BCB.

Blah
February 9, 2005, 10:36 PM
Originally posted by Faisal
you know whats u bangali ppl problem??? you guys dont know how to wait.. thats all... they are working on it.. give them soem time... its not make an website and put the link up.. nyways..

Dude you are also bangali, so don't forget that.

They were supposed to make a webpage solely concentrating all cricket activities about a country. With my limited knowledge about webpage designing I can tell you one thing, that there is absolutely no way it takes one month to make a webpage of this kind, considering that they are professionals.

It's contrary to what mr. faisal said, "bangali's takes too much time, and that's their problem"

Blah

Mahmood
February 9, 2005, 11:16 PM
Dont forget the price... 18 Lakh Taka.

Blah
February 9, 2005, 11:54 PM
holy smoke!!

Are they buying a cray supercomputer to host the webpage?

With that price tag, the webpage better be damn good!!

Blah

Rubayed
February 10, 2005, 12:12 AM
Originally posted by Zephaniah
We talked about 'TigerCricket.com' before. It's a non-starter.

What was wrong with.....
a)BangladeshCricket.com
b)CricketBangladesh.com
c)BangladeshCricketBoard.com

TigerCricket.com just sounds tad bit too jazzy!
If you ask me.

Frankly i think they should have had the website ready by the deadline but perhaps they have their own reason behind delaying it and i dont c anything wrong with tigercricket.com,,,i mean what is so unprofessional or jazzy about it? Australians call thier site baggygreen,,so.........

Tintin
February 10, 2005, 12:22 AM
Originally posted by Zunaid
Here's a simple idea.

Why don't you all write to DS and tell them about the real heart of Bangladesh Cricket on the internet - BanglaCricket. The foremost sight for and by the fans.

Great idea. I hope someone will atleast write a letter.

It would have been great if we could get an article published in DS about BC. I am sure some of you will have contacts inside DS.

nasifkhan
February 10, 2005, 01:08 AM
Originally posted by Rajputro
Dont forget the price... 18 Lakh Taka.

how come 18 lakhs....isnt it too much???

rafiq
February 10, 2005, 01:13 AM
18 lakhs, eh? Maybe they should have sent the project offshore, no?;)

mzia
February 10, 2005, 04:44 AM
“…ite was supposed to be hosted on last January. People have been working on it very keenly. But situation and environment of the country was not that much congenial for a creative job!

Devastating flood in July 2004 and after effects, Grenade attack in Aug, over raining in September, Ramadan in October, Eid-ul-Fitr in November, Tsunami in December, Eid ul Azha in January, Grenade re-attack in January, cancellation of SAARC summit in February and so many factors had been pounding upon the work flow. Still work is going on.

By this time US $ value has been climbed significantly as compared to Taka currency, a revised budget would have been required in line with the price hike, Taka 1.8 million now is inadequate as compare to the work load and nature of creativity.

Job would be completed immediate after approving the revised budget and Government is very serious to complete the work very soon. If situation demand, RAB will be deployed if necessary and Government hope that people of all corner especially main opposition party will extended their cooperation to complete the BCB web site and B…”

Source: a torn paper;
found in front of Navana Tower
Gulshan, Dhaka.

bdboy
February 10, 2005, 07:45 AM
Originally posted by Faisal
you know whats u bangali ppl problem??? you guys dont know how to wait.. thats all... they are working on it.. give them soem time... its not make an website and put the link up.. nyways..


We know how to wait, bro. But what is the deadline "January" all about. And what is Professionalism!!!
If they have no idea about their capabilities,They could give us a deadline Like Jan'2010.

Arr bole kina shub dus sudu bangalir....... Faisal are u from Gayana or uganda, by any chance!!!
LOL

Hasib
February 10, 2005, 08:11 AM
Originally posted by Zephaniah
We talked about 'TigerCricket.com' before. It's a non-starter.

What was wrong with.....
a)BangladeshCricket.com
b)CricketBangladesh.com
c)BangladeshCricketBoard.com

TigerCricket.com just sounds tad bit too jazzy!
If you ask me.

i wud hav chosen "www.bcb.org"...

besides... i have no complaints... as Rubayed pointed out... the old official Australian site (hosted by Ciicinfo... and it still exists) is Baggygreen.

But the thing is...since BanglaCricket is established, it shud hav been made official.

AsifTheManRahman
February 10, 2005, 12:16 PM
i remember mentioning that i didn't (and still don't) understand why it may take 18 lakhs to make a web site. some member actually replied saying that it's a big project...etc etc...

what the hell?! it's a website we're talking about here bro...just take a mug, code for a couple of hours, and you're done.

18 lakhs? maaan...i wish i was in charge...:umm:

AsifTheManRahman
February 10, 2005, 12:18 PM
i mean...after you're done with the requirement and design specs...that takes a bit of time :) but not that long!

Rubayed
February 10, 2005, 01:30 PM
Originally posted by Hasib
i wud hav chosen "www.bcb.org"...

besides... i have no complaints... as Rubayed pointed out... the old official Australian site (hosted by Ciicinfo... and it still exists) is Baggygreen.

But the thing is...since BanglaCricket is established, it shud hav been made official.
I agree with u that perhaps bcb.org would have seemed more legit as an official site but i can live with tigercricket.com,as they generate more attention but for all that they gotta make the site work first;)

Rubayed
February 10, 2005, 01:32 PM
I dont know why too many people are talking about banglacricket being made the official site for BCB. Leave Banglacricket where it is now,,its working wonderfully as the best fansite. Let BCB come up with thier own site and i wish them all the luck.

Fazal
February 10, 2005, 03:33 PM
Originally posted by Zephaniah
We talked about 'TigerCricket.com' before. It's a non-starter.

What was wrong with.....
a)BangladeshCricket.com
b)CricketBangladesh.com
c)BangladeshCricketBoard.com

TigerCricket.com just sounds tad bit too jazzy!
If you ask me.

Or they can propose to buy the domain "banglacricket.com' from Mr. Raj & Co.

BCB has lots of money to spend, one million here and one million there is not going to make a big difference...:P

offcutter
February 11, 2005, 10:56 AM
The technical difficulties they talk about can be solved by any part-time compter geek. BD has plenty of them.

offcutter
February 11, 2005, 11:20 AM
I have modest suggestion as to how BCB can solve their website problem. Just make banglacricket.com their official website.

brikonwall
February 11, 2005, 02:17 PM
Originally posted by Navarene
This is a shame.

And what is this tigercricket.com all about? Are they representing a para/club cricket or a nation? Shotti Selucus.....!

Australian cricket's website is www.baggygreen.com....is the Australian team a punk team?

chinaman
February 11, 2005, 04:16 PM
Originally posted by Fazal
Or they can propose to buy the domain "banglacricket.com' from Mr. Raj & Co.

Banglacricket.com is not for sale. This is the only thing the fans have. But we'd help them in any way we can.

BTW, BCB has the right to have their own website and to call it whatever they want to.

I just wished, the Daily Star mentioned about banglacricket.com when it reported the above news. After all, our presence is known to them for a long while and we are no competetor to them. We complement them with high regards when it comes to reporting cricket and yet they pretend we never exists. Kinda "bimata shulob achoron".

Well, they have their rights too. It's just that they are neither progressive nor supportive as much we thought they were.

Tehsin
February 13, 2005, 01:25 AM
Dailystarnews has been non responsive for the last five years. I don't know if they will ever change that attitude. The best way fans can help is by writing to dailystarnews so other fans know about us and join our discussions.