- February 18, 2018
Despite the draw and in between all the rain delays, Bangladesh put in a rather humiliating first-innings performance against India during the fifth and final day of the solitary Test at Khan Shaheb Osman Ali Stadium in Fatullah yesterday.
Impatience is not a virtue
It was a new look India under the leadership of Virat Kohli as they toiled hard to make a result out of a nothing Test match against Bangladesh yesterday. The match at Fatullah saw only 248 overs bowled across the five days as rain washed out the remaining time, but yet Kohli’s attitude was the focus point.
Bangladesh Test skipper Mushfiqur Rahim slammed his bowlers for their below par performance in the Test against India that ended in a draw at Fatullah yesterday. He said that it is never easy for a team to put up contest if the bowlers are leaking runs. Letting his frustration’s out Mushfiq criticised the bowlers’ inconsistency and lack of ability in carrying out the plan.
Just a few months ago, Anamul Haque was an integral member of the Bangladesh ODI squad and was chosen as a fixed opener in their successful 2015 ICC World Cup campaign. But a shoulder injury that he sustained during Bangladesh’s Pool A match against Scotland on March 5 not only left him out of the flagship event but also from the entire international arena.
Left-arm pacer Mustafizur Rahman’s inclusion in the Bangladesh one-day squad can be termed as an interesting call as the 19-year old has impressed in his only Twenty20 international outing against Pakistan last month. The teenager revealed his dream of getting the wicket of Indian skipper Virat Kohli if he gets the opportunity as he is excited with the out-of-the-blue call-up to the senior side.
Here are the excerpts of Mustafizur who talked over phone regarding his chances in the upcoming ODI series against India.
Bangladesh football captain Mamunul Haque speaks about their chances against Tajikistan in the Fifa World Cup Qualifiers.
What do you think of Bangladesh’s trend of conceding goals from set-pieces?
There is a solution. Coach (Lodewijk de kruif) worked a lot about set-pieces but we made mistakes on the pitch. Why do we have to concede goals from long range? It has become a routine. The first free-kick luckily hit the side post and entered the goal. Goalkeeper would have saved it if the ball was in between the bars.
It was learned from sources yesterday that the Bangladesh Cricket Board has served a show-cause letter to Tigers ODI captain Mashrafe bin Mortaza for writing a column in a daily Bengali newspaper during the solitary Test against India.
Tajikistan arrived in the capital yesterday afternoon ahead of their 2018 Fifa World Cup second round qualifier against Bangladesh, slated for tomorrow at Bangabandhu National Stadium.
This is Bangladesh’s second qualifier following their 3-1 defeat at home to Kyrgyzstan last Wednesday.
Like Bangladesh, Tajikistan also began their campaign with a 3-1 defeat at home to Jordan last Thursday.
The trial run of motor vehicles among the four close South Asian neighbours – Bangladesh, Bhutan, India and Nepal, BBIN in short – will start in October.
The secretaries of the transport ministries of these four countries sat in a meeting in Bhutan’s capital Thimphu yesterday and finalised the BBIN motor vehicle agreement and fixed the time-line for the trial run.
The transport ministers of the four neighbouring countries will sign the agreement today at a high-level meeting in the same city.
Bangladesh will impose transit fees on Indian vehicles crossing the territory of the country as per the rules of the World Trade Organisation.
Finance Minister AMA Muhith came up with the disclosure just after a meeting with French Ambassador Sophie Aubert at his secretariat office yesterday.
Referring to the WTO rules, the minister categorically said: “It is up to the host country to fix the rate of transit facilities on the basis of infrastructure cost.”
BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia has alleged that the ruling Awami League government tried to thwart her meeting with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his visit to Dhaka.
Khaleda made the allegation in an interview with The Sunday Guardian of India published on Sunday.
Narendra Modi arrived in Dhaka on June 6 on a two-day official visit. There seemed to be some confusion whether the meeting between Modi and Khaleda would happen or not.
The Supreme Court yesterday scrapped a High Court verdict that had cancelled the 13 year conviction of Relief and Disaster Management Minister Mofazzal Hossain Chowdhury Maya in a graft case filed during the military-backed caretaker government.
The top court also ordered the High Court to hold further hearings in this case.
A three-member Appellate Division bench chaired by Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha passed the order on an appeal moved by the Anti-Corruption Commission.
Police yesterday denied the allegation that they were trying to save MP’s son Bakhtiar Alam Rony arrested on charge of double murder in the capital’s Dilu Road area.
Monirul Islam, Joint Commissioner of DB of police, said this to reporters at his office in the capital’s Minto Road.
Monirul, also the chief of DB police, said it was a clueless incident. Police had to work hard to find the clue to the double murder and they finally were able to arrest Rony.
A married couple was found dead at East Badda in the capital yesterday morning. Police suspect they committed suicide.
The deceased Md Shahin Islam, 30, from Gaibandha, and his wife Rubi Akhter, 18, from Lakshmipur, were found hanging from the ceiling of their residence, police sources told the Dhaka Tribune.
Locals said Shahin worked at a furniture shop near his residence. The couple recently moved into a room of a residential building at PC Bank Road area in East Badda.
The International Crimes Tribunal 2 yesterday concluded trial proceedings in the case against razakar leader Forkan Mallik from Mirzaganj of Patuakhali, six months after his indictment on war crimes charges.
The three-member tribunal headed by its Chairman Justice Obaidul Hassan kept the case for verdict (as CAV or Curia Advisari Vult) after recording arguments of the prosecution and the defence.
A week after meeting Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia yesterday said friendship could not sacrifice the national interest.
“Friendship cannot take place sacrificing the national interest. Friendship requires an equal footing, otherwise it is slavery,” she said while exchanging views with Mymensingh district bar lawyers at her Gulshan office.
Detectives in Chittagong arrested a former madrasa official in connection with the January murder of a nursing teacher.
Md Reza, 48, a former estate officer of Patiya’s Jamia Al Islamia Madrasa, confessed to involvement in the killing of Chittagong Nursing College Senior Teacher Anjali Rani Debi on January 10 this year, said DB Additional Deputy Commissioner SM Tanvir Arafat. Metropolitan Magistrate Rahmat Ali granted a five-day remand to question the suspect.
With an aim to provide better and prompt services to farmers, the Department of Agricultural Extension (DAE) yesterday launched service centres in different upazilas.
In a pilot project, four centres have been launched in four union parishads: Barisal Sadar, Faridpur Sadar, Chougachha in Jessore, and Kalia in Narail district.
Speakers at a discussion yesterday urged the government to integrate the graduation approach into the social protection measures in order to eradicate extreme poverty.
“It is important that the government takes interest in the graduation approach because the existing poverty reduction programmes are not getting the very poor households out of poverty,” said Sayed Mesbah Uddin Hashemi, chairman of Brac University’s Economics and Social Sciences Department, at the discussion organised by Advocacy for Social Change at Brac Centre in the city.