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Old July 14, 2012, 07:22 AM
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Default World Champions in a Decade: An exclusive interview with Saber Hossain Chowdhury (BC Article)

What we have all been waiting for! An in depth interview with ex-BCB president Sabe Hossain Chowdhury.

World Champions in a Decade: An exclusive interview with Saber Hossain Chowdhury
by Zunaid Kazi


The name Saber Hossain Chowdhury needs no introduction to followers of Bangladesh cricket. In an exclusive interview with BanglaCricket.com, the ex-BCB President, whose tenure featured an ICC trophy win and a subsequent World Cup berth followed by Bangladesh's entry into the Test world, shares his views on some of the challenges facing the country' cricket today.

During his tenure as BCB president, the BCB was decorated with Bangladesh's highest national award - the Independence Day Award and in recognition of his services to cricket, the MCC in 2002 conferred him with its Honorary Life Membership

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Old July 14, 2012, 07:54 AM
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You have done it again Boss !
Great interview.
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Old July 14, 2012, 07:56 AM
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Great to hear about the non profit basis academy setup
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Old July 14, 2012, 07:59 AM
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A very gd read indeed!

If 50% ppl were like this in bcb, our cricket would have been in different level by now now but unfortunately 99.9% ppls r busy filling their pockets
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Old July 14, 2012, 08:44 AM
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Good read. Thanks boss.
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Old July 14, 2012, 08:52 AM
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There is so much he spoke about that it'll take time to digest it all. He was very candid and forthcoming. We need men with vision like him. Not just for Cricket but for the country.
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Old July 14, 2012, 12:06 PM
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There is so much he spoke about that it'll take time to digest it all. He was very candid and forthcoming. We need men with vision like him. Not just for Cricket but for the country.
good interview. must've been awesome talking to this visionary.
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Old July 20, 2012, 03:33 AM
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We need men with vision like him. Not just for Cricket but for the country.
That's what I have always been rooting for. I would rather like to see him as country's PM than BCB President. He will still have an opportunity to do lot for sports from PM's chair.
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Old July 23, 2012, 11:43 AM
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That's what I have always been rooting for. I would rather like to see him as country's PM than BCB President. He will still have an opportunity to do lot for sports from PM's chair.
You seem to be disoriented with BD politics...you don't know that, PM's chair has been bought by Sheikhs and Zias..??
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Old July 29, 2012, 10:00 PM
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You seem to be disoriented with BD politics...you don't know that, PM's chair has been bought by Sheikhs and Zias..??
Yeah, I know its a sin to even think anyone else as PM!
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Old July 14, 2012, 09:46 AM
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Nice read. He was the right man to run Bangladesh cricket, but I do not think we will ever see him again at the helm of BCB.
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Old July 14, 2012, 10:49 AM
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good read and SHC is someone I have respect for .......
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Old July 14, 2012, 11:58 AM
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I'd like to take away this quote from this interview: "Not the position but whether I can perform is what has always mattered to me."

This applies to everything. Cricket, life... (sex.. just thought about it.)

SHC for President FTW!
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Old July 14, 2012, 12:02 PM
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Excellent interview. Thank you Dr Z
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Old July 14, 2012, 12:46 PM
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great effort Zunaid Bhai. Wish we had him back as BCB President
We need a visionary head like him...otherwise World Champions in 10 years time will never be possible...read the interview twice....liked how he thinks about the academy having partnerships with a similar academy like Adelaide academy....also planning to build a stadium at Cox's Bazar in 2000 and in 12 years time nothing was implemented....a great loss to BCB and Bangladesh Cricket for not having him.....I also liked his P.O.V on how we are not good at tests and he doesn't see BPL as replacement of traditional cricket.....
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Old July 14, 2012, 02:55 PM
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Excellent interview ... Appreciate the questions as much as the great answers. Great man. It was good to see a positive hint from Saber Hossain, coming back as an elected president...should there be an election.
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Old July 14, 2012, 07:09 PM
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Very good read. Thanks Dr. Z.

We need SHC again as a president to take ahead our cricket.
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Old July 14, 2012, 10:35 PM
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Saber bhai is hoping to read some critical comments and constructive reactions. I am hoping we can oblige him.
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Old July 14, 2012, 11:25 PM
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Had we had 1000 more Saber bhais in BD, we would have been living in a heavenly nation.
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Old July 15, 2012, 12:23 AM
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Excellent read. An intellectual with an amazing vision and who can express his thoughts wonderfully.
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Old July 15, 2012, 09:15 PM
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The man who have / had all to give Bangladesh cricket and take the status of our cricket to a new height, seems to be a long distant hope for well-informed passionate BD fans. We can just hope against hope if the duo of Syed Ashraful and Saber Hossain can spring a new hope for our cricket (World Champion Bangladesh in ten years !)
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First feedback to Saber bhai is to please make age-based cricket 2-day. 90 overs max for 1st innings. Batting points and bowling points.
Second would be to put in one decent sized play-field in every high-density population area. Explore astro-turf + rolled gravel wickets for ease of maintenance.
Third is dream up a indo-pak-sl-bd 1st class tourney. 4 teams from India. 2 from Pakistan. 1 each from BD & Sri-Lanka. Set up a Shield cricket like Champions league with them and market the heck out of it. This would become THE premier first class league in the world just like IPL has become the premiere 20/20 league.
Fourth - make peace with the two ladies who have Bangladesh as their birthright. Nothing can be done without their blessing anyway.

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Fantastic interview.

I am not a pro BAL fan, but always has respect for people like Shaber bhai - a great visionary.

Many thanks to Shaber bhai and Zunaid bhai for their efforts and time. Hats off to you.
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Old July 16, 2012, 01:20 AM
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The concept of a champions league on a sub continent basis is a great one and well worth following up on as are the other ideas floated. Great to see cricket lovers thinking so creatively and deeply.
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Old July 16, 2012, 01:24 AM
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^^May Allah's love and blessings always be with you Sir. You are a true gentleman, a genuine people's leader and a true visionary. Thank you for being here with us.
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