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Old April 5, 2010, 09:36 PM
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This tournament shall be remembered as one of the worst organized tournaments of modern day cricket. I can list 101 reasons, but some of the main issues were:

1. Half of the teams & most of the organizers didnt reach Sharjah on the opening day.
2. Ultimately the tournament had to be umpired by Paki umpires as ours didnt get visa till the end.
3. There was no publicity of the event in UAE, word of mouth and Bangladesh news papers were the only way for people to know that there is a tournament.
4. No communication & coverage with local media, even on the final day the local channels didnt cover it in their sports news.
5. Tournament started and the opening ceremony was held after that.
6. Due to shortage of time, there were three matches every day, matches went upto almost 2 am local time.
7. Even if you passed through the stadium side, there was no sign of such a tournament, no banner, no poster.. as if a hidden tournament was taking place.
8. Poor attendance, and the people atended were mostly on free passes, every official had a quota of 2/3 vip passes, so they distributed it probably even more, every person I met who watched a match, was on free pass.
9. It was just an invissible tournament in Sharjah, as if some thieves were behind it and was scared to publicize the issue.

I happened to be in UAE, during the tournament, except for a Bangla food restaurant, who got the food contract in stadium, it was hard to know what's happening in Sharjah. This tournament has failed to achieve anything IMO, neither it could earn money nor could drive the Mass young Bangladeshis of UAE to the stadium and inspire them to play cricket. The organizing abilities and local communication is a huge failure, What's the purpose of such tournaments, which only lowers your nation !! Could have been better in Bangladesh, atleast it could inspire some kids to pick up bat and ball.
also in the 2nd day of the tournament one team only had 8 BD players and to complete 11 they had to play 3 pak players where only two allowed. the opposition left the field and finally they came to play after 20 mins when organizers said that one of the 3 pak players can only bat and not bowl. later the team with 3 pak players lost and they said, the match should be replayed as their is no rule that in a 11 a player can only bat and not bowl. the organizers then somehow managed to manage the whole scenario.

i think at this momemnt of time this PCL kind of private tournaments are waste of time. bcb are now starting franchise based tournamanets. this pcl group better use their money in this franchises. or they better use this money for setting up cricket academies or sponsoring the NCl tournaments or developmenet of fields and grounds
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Old April 6, 2010, 04:31 AM
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Ok - probably not the best thing to respond from work but I'll keep it brief.

As usual (myself included), it’s very easy for us to criticise without acknowledging the positives from the event. Yes it was extremely frustrating to see the last minute problems especially for the team owners and management. 1 team in particular were 3 bowlers short due to visa complications and had to find replacement players the day before the first match. 1 player landed at 11:00 and had to play at 18:45. If anyone should complain, it’s the team owners who spent a ton of money to be let down by poor planning by the organising committee. You have to remember this is not an investment.

Something we need to realise is that this tournament was never going to be a well organised international sporting event. Everyone wanted to have the event in Chittagong again but it wasn’t possible and the organisers thought it would be a good idea to try and have the event abroad. The ultimate aim of the tournament is for some local business people to fulfil a dream of taking part in a cricket tournament with the best players in Bangladesh and some international ones (and to promote their businesses). These guys are true fans of the sport and most of them played a lot of cricket in the past and continue to do so. This should be seen as a private event where all the owners and management actually had a great time. They are all used to the last minute problems as they face similar issues in their businesses/jobs.

I think it’s great that people who have the means to participate in such events are doing so as our domestic cricket clearly needs more investment.

Yes the organising committee was fairly poor and things could have been much better but you have to understand that this committee has no experience in organising sporting events in foreign countries. The backing from BCB was extremely poor and the inexperience of organising sporting events clearly showed. Hopefully they will learn from their mistakes and will think twice before organising another event abroad.

Now to the positives – all in all, it was a fun tournament. For the people who were there, it was exciting. I spoke to a lot of locals (construction workers, taxi drivers etc.) and they were all very happy and grateful to see a BD event in the UAE. Even Pakistani taxi drivers were praising the event and seemed to know about it. Turnout at the semi-finals and final was very good and the atmosphere at the ground was amazing.

The ground was nicely prepared with mostly BD adverts and they even set up a PCL gate at the entrance of the stadium. BD flags were also clearly visible from the roads outside the ground.

The players also enjoyed the event. It was a nice warm-up for other T20 events and also a wake up call for many of the players as they realised how unprepared they are for the world cup. The selectors also had the opportunity to see that many of our usual players just aren’t right for the T20 format.

It was also a great opportunity to identify new T20 talent as many players consistently performed throughout the tournament who never played for the national team.

I won’t go as far as saying it was perfectly organised but for the challenges of organising such an event abroad and the lack of experience, I think they did a pretty good job. Would you guys prefer not to have a tournament at all or to have one which is clearly great experience for the players and the organisers? I am sure next year will be much better which is probably going to be in Sylhet based on the latest comments by the organising committee. Chittagong grounds are not available due to the world cup.

I really enjoyed it and hope that everyone learns from their mistakes and the event keeps getting better.

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Old April 6, 2010, 05:43 AM
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Originally Posted by AGC
Ok - probably not the best thing to respond from work but I'll keep it brief.
I really enjoyed it and hope that everyone learns from their mistakes and the event keeps getting better.
Good observation and nice read....thumbs up!
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Old April 6, 2010, 07:31 AM
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AGC it was nice to read your nice observation and hard work.

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Old April 6, 2010, 03:28 PM
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AGC bhai nice write up. Even though ATN did a really crappy job, we should thank them for at least showing it. If it wasn't for them maybe most of us probably wouldn't have gotten the chance to see Tamim blast 4 sixes in a row. I hope they continue to show domestic matches, and hopefully in the near future they will improve.
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Old April 6, 2010, 04:29 PM
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Thanks for all the updates/inside info you provided us throughout the tournament AGC. Really appreciate it.
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Old April 6, 2010, 05:17 PM
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PCL organizers have done a much better job comparing to what BCB is currently doing (they basically have handed the NCL T20 over to ATN).
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Old April 6, 2010, 06:10 PM
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Thanks AGC. If nothing else, as you said, this tournament exposed our shortcomings - whether it be that of organizers, broadcasters, players in the T20 format etc. Will we improve next time around? In the past we have had a frustratingly slow learning curve.
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Old April 6, 2010, 09:16 PM
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Thank you dear AGC bhai for all the updates and close encounter experience! We got some real invaluable insight to this arrangement and close look at the players because of you. I much appreciate it bhaiya!
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Old April 7, 2010, 10:15 AM
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No problem. Let me know if you want to know anything else about the tournament or the players.
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Old April 7, 2010, 11:24 AM
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Great thread.
Lots of pics. I enjoyed reading your observation.
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Thanks for the pics.
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Old April 7, 2010, 02:19 PM
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Thank you for sharing with us AGC bro.
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Old April 7, 2010, 02:25 PM
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Originally Posted by AGC
No problem. Let me know if you want to know anything else about the tournament or the players.
Anyway to get full scorecards?
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