Sunday, December 10, 2023

Flop-show marks BPL beginning

A flop show marked the beginning of the second edition of the Bangladesh Premier League as the opening ceremony failed to live up to its hype and expectations at Mirpur on Thursday. The organisers had promised a glitzy programme featuring local and international artistes but some unscheduled intervals after each segment marred the entire

Dhaka’s World Cup cricket opening rated number two in all-time list

The ICC World Cup 2011 opening ceremony which was organised by Bangladesh Cricket Board in Dhaka, has been rated as No 2 in the all time opening ceremonies like Olympic Games, World Cup Football, Asian Games, Commonwealth Games. An American based organisation, who carried out such survey every two years, informed the Bangladesh Cricket Board ... Read more

Cricket gala begins

The 10th Cricket World Cup, a 49-match six-week sporting marathon was formally launched by Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina amidst thunderous cheers here this evening in the renovated Bangabandhu National Stadium in a blaze of colour and pageantry. “ It gives me great pleasure to declare the 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup open,” said Sheikh ... Read more

Skippers in rickshaws as World Cup opens

Captains of the 14 competing teams at the World Cup paraded through Dhaka’s historic Bangabandhu Stadium on Thursday in brightly coloured rickshaws, the transport of choice in this teeming city. Protected by a sheet of bullet-proof glass, Bangladesh prime minister Sheikh Hasina watched as home skipper Shakib Al Hasan brought up the rear of the ... Read more

Enchantment at Bangabandhu

The Bangabandhu National Stadium (BNS) has a special place in the hearts of Bangladeshis, as it is where Bangladesh took its first tentative steps in top flight cricket. It had faded a bit when cricket was transferred to the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in 2005, but all the passion came roaring back as the revamped venue ... Read more

A saga of the favourites

Australia ruled the roost in the previous two editions of the World Cup. The Aussies still hold the number one spot in ODI ranking but they are a far cry from the teams that participated in the 2007 and 2009 World Cup. India has emerged as a team to reckon with, but they still lack ... Read more

Rickshaws bring them luck!

Hundreds performed in the gala opening ceremony of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011, but fourteen, were simply exceptional for their roles in the show as they entered the field with 14 captains of participating nations on their rickshaws after the welcome song performed by singers Arnob, Mila, Balam, Elita, Hridoy Khan, Kona and Tipu

Opening ceremony tickets from Feb 10

The tickets for the ICC World Cup 2011 opening ceremony will go on sale from February 10 at different branches of Dhaka Bank, Bangladesh Cricket Board president AHM Mustafa Kamal said on Sunday. Around 10,000 tickets for the opening ceremony will be sold through the bank while the rest 15,000 will be distributed among the ... Read more