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Old February 14, 2011, 09:18 PM
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Old February 15, 2011, 10:54 AM
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Default 'This is Bangladesh's Olympics'

http://www.bdnews24.com/details.php?id=187388&cid=19

London, Feb 15 (bdnews24.com) -- A leading development expert has described Bangladesh's co-hosting of the ICC Cricket World Cup as a "massive and important" event and a "great opportunity" for the country.

The words came from Chris Austin, the UK Department for International Development's (DFID) Bangladesh Head and Country Representative since 2007.

In a wide-ranging interview with bdnews24.com Editor Emeritus aladin, Austin cast his DFID hat aside to look ahead in a personal capacity, "as someone who lives and works in Bangladesh and has a lifelong passion for cricket," at the likely development impact and legacy of Bangladesh's participation in what the ICC touts is "the world's third largest international sporting event."

Austin hopes the country will take full advantage of the platform afforded by the World Cup: "It is clearly a massive and important event for Bangladesh, with a huge international media spotlight on the country, especially on Dhaka and Chittagong and so it is a great opportunity for it to showcase itself, to promote "Brand Bangladesh" and to present a different image to the outside world, to a diverse audience".

The development chief felt the country could seize the opportunity to state clearly and unequivocally: "Bangladesh is open for business – for tourism as well as for investment."

Austin added that international perceptions of the country were bound to change as it demonstrates that it can "successfully stage a major international event"; he pointed out that Bangladesh had already done so, prior to the Cricket World Cup, through hosting the eight-nation South Asian Games in January-February 2010.

Austin was at pains to make clear that "DFID does not have any official role or involvement in the Cricket World Cup or with the International Cricket Council - although I have had several informal conversations with Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) representatives about the event over the past couple of years".

However he was aware of the BCB's close work (in conjunction with the Bangladesh Government) with the ICC to ensure practical arrangements were ready and to standard on time.

The Briton speculated that there must have been "a robust business case for any public spending investments that takes account of sponsorship deals, ticket proceeds and associated merchandise". He felt that a "net gain" should accrue to Bangladesh from "the fact of staging part of this year's world cup successfully, and the teamwork and planning that will entail".

Austin also believes "upgrades to roads, airport, hotels will create some job/income opportunities, and contribute to the overall investment in infrastructure that the government wishes to enable. This will probably involve some external finance and business inputs, which could lead to further private sector connections".

The DFID boss anticipated that: "The physical and tangible legacy will be enhanced infrastructure - cricket grounds that can be used for multi-purposes, and not just the preserve of the national team; marketing opportunities for Bangladeshi products, building on links with sponsors and visitors; knowledge and appreciation, locally, of how much regeneration can be achieved when one puts one's mind and resources to it."

Austin sounded a few notes of caution as well: "There are risks too: of the ICC Cricket World Cup being seen to displace day to day business (lots of people want to glimpse the teams, get to the matches), and day to day priorities for public spending. Traffic management will be a challenge". However, in keeping with the overall upbeat tone of the interview, the aid official only saw opportunities and silver linings: "Assuming Dhaka and Chittagong make the roads clear enough for match day traffic, why not all the time? Perhaps there's scope for an information campaign comparing road markings to the cricket crease - wides and no balls will be punished, and should be avoided by discipline, practice, and consistent line and length!"

Austin, who is from Greasby in the Wirral, has spoken movingly about his feelings about Bangladesh in a recent interview for his hometown paper The Liverpool Echo. An outstanding sportsman, he played cricket, football and rugby at university level in England. He is understandably cock-a-hoop to be living and working in a country about to receive some of the cream of the world's top cricketers, telling bdnews24.com: "Expectations are rising about what the cricket team can achieve - which is a good thing. At a grassroots level, we know that cricket plays a valuable part in building what is termed "social capital" - feelings of self-worth, respect for rules and norms, teamwork, and a chance to have fun. Organisations like Cricket for Change and London Tigers are working with Bangladeshi groups to bring cricket to the urban slums and poor rural areas of Bangladesh. I know from my own (humbling) experiences that there is a lot of talent and energy out there, and huge enjoyment derived from cricket."

Asked what cricket-centred wish he would want to be granted, Austin's passion was evident: "Apart from a Bangladesh vs England final you mean? A policy decision to create playing fields for every community, so that schoolboys and schoolgirls can enjoy the benefits of outdoor exercise, games and fun - and maybe dream of representing their country. To keep space clear for playing fields, there'll need to be some firm rules on buildings, roads, traffic and so on. So this would help Bangladesh achieve its vision of middle income country status, with urbanisation harnessed as an opportunity and rural areas being sources of prosperity and opportunity as well."

Austin is a highly credible figure in international public diplomacy, having been lead civil servant in charge of some of the most complex economic, development, reconstruction and regeneration briefs of the era: European Union finances at The Treasury, aid to Afghanistan, reconstruction in Iraq and development in Africa to note a few . His views therefore carry weight, none less so than his final comment underlining his positive assessment of the likelihood of Bangladesh's development prospects being enhanced through its ICC World Cup involvement: "This is the kind of legacy Britain is aspiring to for London and elsewhere as part of the prize of hosting the 2012 Olympics."
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Old February 15, 2011, 11:57 AM
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Default Erasmus tips Bangladesh for semis

Top umpire Marais Erasmus believes that spinners will determine which teams progress to the final stages of the World Cup on the subcontinent and tips underdogs Bangladesh to progress as far as the semi finals.

“Some people might not think it would be a shock if Bangladesh did very well in the tournament, despite their low ranking, and I am one of those who believes they will do well. I think they might reach the semifinals,” Erasmus said in Nagpur on Monday.

“ Every team has at least one good spinner, and most have two. I might be wrong but I think the teams which can field three good spinners, and a part timer or two, could be the ones to do well,” Erasmus said.

South Africa has three frontline spinners in its squad although few pundits, if any at all, expect them to play Johan Botha, Imran Tahir and Robin Peterson in the same XI together. Even vice-captain Botha admitted before departure for the subcontinent that three spinners was unlikely. “I think we’ll play two, I’m just not sure which two!” he admitted.

Bangladesh has routinely selected three left spinners in recent years and India showed in South Africa recently that a host of part-timers bowling two or three overs each could be an effective game plan, even in unhelpful conditions. Sri Lanka, too, will field at least two more frontline spinners in support of the legendary Muttiah Muralitharan.

Even minnows Zimbabwe could cause an upset if their fragile batting line-up can finally post a competitive total. Left arm spinner Ray Price has been ranked in the world’s top 10 for the last 18 months and with off-spinner Prosper Utseya and leggie Graeme Cremer in support, the African minnows could yet spring a surprise and advance to the quarter finals.


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Old February 15, 2011, 03:19 PM
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Default Bangladesh await date with India

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/s...ow/7505096.cms

DHAKA: You can't miss him as you drive down from the airport to the heart of the city, for he peeps at you from hoardings, billboards, banners, posters, T-shirts and even gaudily painted rickshaws. Bangladesh cricket captain Shakib Al-Hasan is the most recognized face today in the land of Kazi Nazrul Islam and Surya Sen which is all set to co-host World Cup 2011 along with India and Sri Lanka.

Indian players will not find the impish smile on Shakib's face very amusing when they land here on Thursday.

It is almost as if Shakib is having a chuckle ahead of his team's lung-opener against India, whom they had embarrassed big time in 2007.

The hype surrounding the India-Bangladesh match here is unbelievable. Even though Shakib's team is scheduled to play all their group league games at their home ground, it's the match against MS Dhoni's Men in Blue that has become a rallying point for a nation that boasts a population of 15 crore.

And Bangladeshi fans have pinned all their hopes in this versatile all-rounder, who has been in peach form of late.

The slogan on a hoarding —- Bangladesher shaan, Bangladesher praan, Shakib Al-Hasan (He is our pride, he is our life, he is Shakib Al-Hasan) sums up Bangladesh's love for their captain, who incidentally had successfully anchored the chase of India's meagre tally of 191 when the two teams had met in the last World Cup.

Shakib, of course, should consider himself lucky because had it not been for an injury, it would have been the flamboyant Mashrafe Mortaza at the helm of the Bangladesh team instead of him.

Mortaza is easily the best all-rounder that Bangladesh have produced since joining the big league, and also the most popular. Knee surgeries can be tricky and after putting both his knees under the knife, Mortaza has struggled to regain peak fitness. A breakdown just before the World Cup squad was announced, prompted the selectors to dump the pace-bowling all-rounder, whose four for 38 had virtually knocked India out of the World Cup.

Mortaza, who was confident of bouncing back quickly from his latest injury, was crestfallen at being left out. He took it so badly that he has been living like a recluse ever since. Fans in his hometown of Narail were so incensed that they called a hartaal (bandh) in the Khulna division.

If a Bangladesh Cricket Board official is to be believed, a few days back Mortaza at least started retuning important calls. He has also 'assured' the BCB that he would show up at the Shere-e-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur, near Dhaka, on Saturday to cheer for the Bangla Tigers against India.

Even if Mortaza fails to turn up, Shakib and his boys will not be short on support as every seat in the 25,000 capacity stadium has been sold out. And rest assured, there will be as many fans in the vicinity of the stadium to lend their voice to every Bangladesh appeal to make the atmosphere more electric.

The organizers have promised a colourful opening ceremony and there is a rumour that Shakira may put in a surprise appearance, but make no mistake, everyone here is waiting for the real 'whacka, whacka' on Saturday when the action begins.


Read more: Bangladesh await date with India - The Times of India http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/s...#ixzz1E3peittR
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Old February 15, 2011, 03:23 PM
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Default Tigers found wanting

http://www.thedailystar.net/newDesig...php?nid=174369

Bangladesh suffered an 89run defeat against Pakistan yesterday in their final practice match of the ICC Cricket World Cup, a loss that should motivate them to improve in all three departments before the tournament proper.

It could have been a perfect dress rehearsal for the Tigers prior to their big challenge against India in the opening match on February 19, but that wasn't to be at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur.

Shakib Al Hasan's men were no where near their impressive victory against Canada in the first warm-up game in Chittagong as they were found wanting in all three departments against the formidable Pakistan in the day-night affair.

As if the sight of a half-empty gallery was not frustrating enough, the Tigers' batting, fielding and bowling completed the full circle.

Bangladesh's batsmen did not get enough chance in the first match on Saturday, so it came as the right opportunity for them to prove themselves after Pakistan threw a real challenge for them setting a winning target of 286.

But the Tigers could manage only 196 runs before being bundled out in 41.4 overs.

Bangladesh started in worst possible fashion when dashing Tamim Iqbal was bowled by Abdul Razzaq in the very first ball, but Junaed Siddiqui joined Imrul Kayes to take the charge before left-handed Junaed offered a catch at mid-on for a 27-ball 38 to put end to the 71-run second wicket stand.

Bangladesh then lost few quick wickets as Mushfiqur Rahim was dismissed for nine, captain Shakib Al Hasan played an irresponsible shot to give a catch at deep square leg for 11, Mohammad Ashraful was bowled for 4 in the third ball he faced and Imrul offered a catch at square leg for 39 as the Tigers slipped to 128 for six.

Going into the match, Bangladesh had a target to fine tune their batting but the way they batted under lights will definitely irk coach Jamie Siddons.

Earlier riding on twin tons from Ahmed Shehzad (103) and Misbahul Haq (100), Pakistan piled up 285 for nine in their share of 50 overs after deciding to bat. But the visitors must thank the home side because as many as four catches were dropped in their innings. Shehzad was lucky twice -- first before he reached the half-century and then after getting it. First time Sohrawardi Shuvo deprived left-arm spinner Abdur Razzak by spilling the catch at long-off. For the second miss, it was Shuvo who was deprived by Razzak just at the same fielding position.

SCORES IN BRIEF
PAKISTAN: 285 for 9 in 50 overs (Shehzad 103, Misbah 100; Rubel 3-73, Shakib 3-49)

BANGLADESH: 196 all out in 41.4 overs (Imrul 39, Junaid 38, Rokibul 30; Razzaq 3-31, Rehman 2-29, Hafeez 2-41)

Result: Pakistan won by 89 runs.
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Old February 15, 2011, 03:35 PM
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http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/s...ow/7505096.cms

DHAKA: You can't miss him as you drive down from the airport to the heart of the city, for he peeps at you from hoardings, billboards, banners, posters, T-shirts and even gaudily painted rickshaws. Bangladesh cricket captain Shakib Al-Hasan is the most recognized face today in the land of Kazi Nazrul Islam and Surya Sen which is all set to co-host World Cup 2011 along with India and Sri Lanka.

Indian players will not find the impish smile on Shakib's face very amusing when they land here on Thursday.

It is almost as if Shakib is having a chuckle ahead of his team's lung-opener against India, whom they had embarrassed big time in 2007.

The hype surrounding the India-Bangladesh match here is unbelievable. Even though Shakib's team is scheduled to play all their group league games at their home ground, it's the match against MS Dhoni's Men in Blue that has become a rallying point for a nation that boasts a population of 15 crore.

And Bangladeshi fans have pinned all their hopes in this versatile all-rounder, who has been in peach form of late.

The slogan on a hoarding —- Bangladesher shaan, Bangladesher praan, Shakib Al-Hasan (He is our pride, he is our life, he is Shakib Al-Hasan) sums up Bangladesh's love for their captain, who incidentally had successfully anchored the chase of India's meagre tally of 191 when the two teams had met in the last World Cup.

Shakib, of course, should consider himself lucky because had it not been for an injury, it would have been the flamboyant Mashrafe Mortaza at the helm of the Bangladesh team instead of him.

Mortaza is easily the best all-rounder that Bangladesh have produced since joining the big league, and also the most popular. Knee surgeries can be tricky and after putting both his knees under the knife, Mortaza has struggled to regain peak fitness. A breakdown just before the World Cup squad was announced, prompted the selectors to dump the pace-bowling all-rounder, whose four for 38 had virtually knocked India out of the World Cup.

Mortaza, who was confident of bouncing back quickly from his latest injury, was crestfallen at being left out. He took it so badly that he has been living like a recluse ever since. Fans in his hometown of Narail were so incensed that they called a hartaal (bandh) in the Khulna division.

If a Bangladesh Cricket Board official is to be believed, a few days back Mortaza at least started retuning important calls. He has also 'assured' the BCB that he would show up at the Shere-e-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur, near Dhaka, on Saturday to cheer for the Bangla Tigers against India.

Even if Mortaza fails to turn up, Shakib and his boys will not be short on support as every seat in the 25,000 capacity stadium has been sold out. And rest assured, there will be as many fans in the vicinity of the stadium to lend their voice to every Bangladesh appeal to make the atmosphere more electric.

The organizers have promised a colourful opening ceremony and there is a rumour that Shakira may put in a surprise appearance, but make no mistake, everyone here is waiting for the real 'whacka, whacka' on Saturday when the action begins.


Read more: Bangladesh await date with India - The Times of India http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/s...#ixzz1E3peittR
wow every thing positive from a indian news paper ... look at the article in CI... he only saw negative stuff..
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All eyes are on the gala opening ceremony of the World Cup Cricket 2011 -- to be held at Bangabanghu National Stadium in Dhaka on February 17.

The three host countries -- Bangladesh, India and Sri Lanka -- will showcase their cultural excellences through performances in three phases.

Noted Bangladeshi dancers and choreographers Shibly Mohammad and Shamim Ara Nipa have choreographed the 18 minute long Bangladeshi part of the celebration. Bangladesh Cricket Board has scripted the entire performance that features references to the Language Movement [of 1952]; the Liberation War [of 1971]; elements of patriotism; folk themed pieces representing idyllic Bangladesh; classical heritage [Kathak dance]; indigenous art forms and above all splendours of the opulent Bangladeshi culture.

"Around 200 dancers from our troupe 'Nrityanchal' along with 45 indigenous dancers will take part in the act -- representing the uniqueness of Bangladesh. Apart from this, more than 1000 supporting dancers will be placed in the field to enhance the performance," said Shibly Mohammad.

Shibly also spoke highly of the other choreographer, Shamim Ara Nipa. "Nipa is very creative. Throughout the preparation process we've maintained close coordination," he said.

Noted musician Ibrar Tipu has composed and directed music for the welcome song: "O Prithibi Ebar Eshey Bangla Ke Nao Chiney". Zulfiqar Russell is the lyricist of the song. Indian musician trio Shankar-Ehsan-Loy composed the official song "Maar Ghumakey" [in three languages -- Bengali, Hindi and Singhalese]. Performance of that song will wrap up the inaugural ceremony.

Popular singers Arnob, Mila, Elita, Balam, Hridoy Khan and Kona will lend their voices to the welcome song. Several singers will also take part in the chorus segment.

"Ibrar Tipu is a highly talented musician. He is adept in both Western and Indian classical music. This composition will very likely earn him wider recognition," Shibly added.

Both Indian and Sri Lankan segments of the performances will stretch 12 minutes each. Famed Indian singer Sonu Nigam will perform an opera-styled "Let's Go for Glory". The artiste has composed the lyrics and music for the number. Sri Lankan singers Snayushi and Iraj will render songs in their segment.

Three Bangladeshi divas -- Runa Laila, Sabina Yasmin and Momtaz -- will perform their respective songs at the beginning of the Bangladeshi segment. Internationally famed Canadian singer Bryan Adams will also perform two songs on the occasion.

BTV with several other international TV channels will air the programme live.
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Old February 15, 2011, 11:09 PM
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why did banglaguy get banned for one month???.....he's only a 15 year old kid....a little harsh me thinks....
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Why was he banned? Now he cant participate for crickets biggest tourney. kinda unfair.
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