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Old November 1, 2017, 01:43 PM
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Default BPL 2017 | Sylhet Fan Club

It is that time of the year again.

As an admin of the one and only Sylhet fan club -- it is my obligation to share the history, heritage, and culture of this under-represented of Sylhet.

Short History on Sylhet

The name of Sylhet is the anglicized form of the ancient Indo-Aryan term Srihatta.

1303 - the Sufi Muslim leader Shah Jalal conquered Sylhet by defeating the local Hindu Raja.
14th century - Ibn Battuta visited Sylhet in the 14th century and saw Bengali Muslims transforming the region into an agricultural basket.Sylhet was a mint town of the Bengal Sultanate.
16th century - Sylhet was controlled by the Baro-Bhuyan zamindars and became a district of the Mughal Empire.
18th century - British rule began under the administration of the East India Company. With its ancient seafaring tradition, Sylhet became a key source of lascars in the British Empire.
1867 - The Sylhet municipal board was established.
1874 to 1947 - Originally part of the Bengal Presidency and later Eastern Bengal and Assam; the town was part of Colonial Assam between 1874 and 1947, when following a referendum and the partition of British India, it became part of East Bengal.
2001 - The Sylhet City Corporation was constituted..
2009 - The Government of Bangladesh designated Sylhet a metropolitan area in

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Old November 1, 2017, 01:46 PM
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Mufi's kufa got Sylhet team out of BPL last time. He is at it again
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Old November 1, 2017, 01:53 PM
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Famous people from Sylhet

Philanthropists
Sir Fazle Hasan Abed

Educators
Govinda Chandra Dev (1 February 1907 – 26 March 1971), known as G. C. Dev, was a Professor of Philosophy at the University of Dhaka. He was assassinated at the onset of Bangladesh Liberation War of 1971 by the Pakistan Army.
Abdul Malik (physician), National Professor, Brigadier (rtd.), Cardiologist, Founder and President of National Heart Foundation of Bangladesh.

British-Sylheti politicians

Rushanara Ali, a British politicianRushanara Ali, first Bangladeshi to be elected as an MP for the British parliament

Ajmal Masroor, television presenter, politician and imam, Parliamentary candidate for a UK Parliament constituency.
Lutfur Rahman, the first elected mayor of the London Borough of Tower Hamlets council.
Mohammed Abdus Salique, Mayor of London Borough of Tower Hamlets 2008–09.
Pola Uddin, Baroness Uddin, first Bangladeshi Muslim to sit in the House of Lords, and Labour politician

Freedom Fighters
General M A G Osmani, Supreme Commander of Mukti Bahini, former MP, former minister and former Adviser to President of Bangladesh
Govinda Chandra Dev, professor of Philosophy at the University of Dhaka

Journalists
Altaf Husain, editor of Dawn and former Minister for Industries and Natural Resources in the Government of Pakistan
Hassan Shahriar, journalist

Literature
Hason Raja, a mystical poet and songwriterHason Raja
Syed Mujtaba Ali, writer.
Shah Abdul Karim, Singer
Kari Amir Uddin Ahmed, Singer, Mystic Poet
Radharaman Dutta, lyricist and composer of folk and traditional dhamal dance music.

Entertainers
Sanjeeb Chowdhury, singer and journalist.
Alaur Rahman, singer, Music Director and music teacher.
Shuvro Dev, playback singer
Subir Nandi, playback singer.
Syed Ahmed, a British TV personality
Monica Ali, novelist


Chief Justices
Surendra Kumar Sinha, incumbent and 21st Chief Justice of Bangladesh
J. R. Mudassir Husain, former Chief Justice of People's Republic of Bangladesh.
Syed A. B. Mahmud Hossain, Former Chief Justice of Bangladesh, He was 2nd Chief Justice of People's Republic of Bangladesh.

Saints
Hazrat Shah Jalal (R) – Muslim saint of Bangladesh, National hero and the pioneer of Sylhet.
Hazrat Shah Paran (R) – Muslim saint of Sylhet, Bangladesh.

Scientists
Mohammad Ataul Karim, Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor of the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
Jamilur Reza Choudhury, a former Adviser (Minister) to Caretaker Government of Bangladesh (April–June, 1996)

Sports
Tapash Baisya cricketer, Bangladesh
Rani Hamid, Chess master
Kaiser Hamid, Former footballer for Mohammedan
Enamul Haque Jr, Bangladesh
Nazmul Hossain, Bangladesh
Alok Kapali, Bangladesh
Rajin Saleh, Bangladesh
Abul Hasan

Other notable figures
Iqbal Ahmed, a Bangladesh-born British entrepreneur.
Ragib Ali, restaurateur, tea estate owner, founder of Raghib-Rabia Hospital and Medical College.
Tommy Miah, restaurateur and British-Sylheti chef
C. M. Shafi Sami, a former Bangladeshi diplomat and politician.
Anwar Choudhury, a British diplomat.
Hasan Mashhud Chowdhury, former Chief of Army Staff of the Bangladesh Army
Enam Ali Publisher and Editor, Trade Journal -Spice Business, Founder British Curry Awards
Mahee Ferdous Jalil is a Bangladeshi-born British businessman, founder of Channel S, owner of Prestige Auto Group and television presenter.
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Rushnara Ali : first Bangladeshi to be elected as an MP for the British parliament


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Now in this BPL we will rally under the banner of Sylhet Sixers.

Let's go Sylhet!!!
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Nice thread, good info about sylhet and its people; inclusion of Lal Miah in that list was quite funny though. Good luck, new season, new hope..
Btw. Is there any matches going to be played in sylhet? And could you add the list of players and and coaching stuff as well
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Best women from BD are from Sylhet.

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Good job mufi .. tha'ts really informative thread though... you should get hornorary sylheti citizenship
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Nice thread, good info about sylhet and its people; inclusion of Lal Miah in that list was quite funny though. Good luck, new season, new hope..
Btw. Is there any matches going to be played in sylhet? And could you add the list of players and and coaching stuff as well
of course! BPL opening phase will be in our new beautiful stadium. Situated a bit far from the heart of Sylhet, more like in the kolija of Sylhet. We are proud of our new stadium. It makes SBNS at Dhaka look like the small ground next to Bulu Miah's place in BiyaniBajar.


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Coach and Staff
Head Coach- Jafrul Ehsan
Manager- Hasibul Hossain
Team Director- Faruk Ahmed
Owner- Sylhet Sports Ltd. (Abul Maal Abdul Muhith)
Chairman- Shahed Muhith
Vice Chairman- Farzana Chowdhury
Managing Director- Mashed Abdullah
CEO- Yasir Obaid
Coordinator- Shafiul Alam Chowdhury (Nadel)
Communication Director- Mantasha Ahmed
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Who will lead the team? Tharanga, Sabbir, or Nasir?
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Who funded all of this?
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Who funded all of this?
The finance minister of Bangladesh - Abul Maal Abdul Muhith. He is a Sylhet native.
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Who funded all of this?
Look at the owner name under coach/staff.

Aklemalp bro, you should be a Sylhet fan. We need more good supporters like you. We will have merchandises and other replicas.

But I suggest you purchase the yearly membership to our fan club. You will have exclusive access to all latest thing Sylethi. And a signed copy of the new hit album from Mumzy Stranger!
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Look at the owner name under coach/staff.

Aklemalp bro, you should be a Sylhet fan. We need more good supporters like you. We will have merchandises and other replicas.

But I suggest you purchase the yearly membership to our fan club. You will have exclusive access to all latest thing Sylethi. And a signed copy of the new hit album from Mumzy Stranger!
Everything looks so organized. A beautiful thread with a beautiful history.

Very prominent individuals and also the landscapes and scenery.
Definitely a tourist spot.
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Sylhet - the only place in South Asia with megalithic monuments similar to Europe!

Stonehenge in Sylhet

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I personnaly love Sylhet as a place.
Been there twice as a kid, my most favorite place in BD would be Sylhet and Sundarban( never been)
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Nice informative thread about Sylhet
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I personnaly love Sylhet as a place.
Been there twice as a kid, my most favorite place in BD would be Sylhet and Sundarban( never been)
Okay got one more member. I am signing you up based on your interest.

New fan club members this season:

Simon Bhai
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We need more!!!!
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Very weak team. Dont think they can go far.
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Sylhet team ar ore supporters --- Shob bhuwa. You still have time. Join the winners. Khulna.
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