Sunday, June 29, 2008

Alok Kapali, The VVS Laxman of Bangladesh

England came to Bangladesh before their historical Ashes Victory of 2005.

Steve Harmison was one of the express pacers of that time. Bangladesh was struggling

Like any thing against his 155 km speed even in a dead track. They could not read even

the bouncer of him. But one Bats Man was simply fearless . Despite he has made the

28/30 only but while he was on the action It seemed , “ Cricket is the easiest game in the word”.

He is none other than Aok Kapali , A boy of my home town and who was grown up

In front of us. I don’t want to tell more but his in and out of the Bangladesh team is a

regular business. Actually After getting Test status Bangladesh never did any thing

good in longer version of game. I don’t count what we did in Last world cup. Because

There is illustrious history of the under dogs in world cricket. But I am surprised on activities of the selectors and decision makers of the BCCB. Despite having limited resources in hand, they show courage

to keep out the Calibre of the Cricketers like Md Ashraful, Aftab Ahmed and

Alok Kapali.

You can’t measure the talent of those cricketers by record book. Because Bangladesh

Cricket Infra structure is still pre matured to dream about one Sachin Tendulkar, Ricky Ponting

and Washim Akram. So If our main cricketers are worried about their places in the team how

can they give their best?

Alok truly proved his class by epic innings of 115 against India in last night in Karachi. I Just want to

Put some reference in here.

From Cric Info-

Alok Kapali's dazzling 97-ball 115 against India on Saturday could well prove to be the watershed of his career.’

From Criket Next-

“In the Bangladesh innings, Kapali produced a gem of an innings, giving Bangladesh the much needed momentum. It was prototype of a perfect one-day knock, quick running doubled with lusty hits. The dynamic batsman cleared the boundary at will, smashing Yusuf Pathan for two sixes in an over and then picking Gony over the cover boundary. Falling on the penultimate ball of the innings, Kapali hit five sixes and ten boundaries in his knock”.

Washim Akram, Harsha Bhogle, Ian Chappell all were really excited about his batting

Display. Local Media of Bangladesh has raised a question ‘ If Alok will go to deep sleep or not.”

My Answer is “ First Bangladesh Cricket control Board should stop day dreaming

and give confidence to our Cricketers about their place in the team”.

At last I want to say Alok reminds me the Indian great Cricketer VVS Laxman.

VVS is my most favourite batsman till date and he has same history of In and Out

He proves to Indian cricket one word “ Form is temporary but class is permanent”. My best wishes for Alok Kapali.

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Total Foot Ball

It was the year of 1974 world Cup. whole world did have a witness of new version of football. In this system a player moves out of his position is replaced by another from his team, thus retaining the team's intended organizational structure. In this fluid system, no player is fixed in his nominal role; anyone can be successively an attacker, a midfielder and a defender.. One man was the architect of this football and

He is none other than great Rinus Michels. Dutch forward Johan Cruyff was the system's most famous exponent . This concept is known as Total Football. Many

Team tried to adopt it but none could do better than Netherlands. Same display is

Witnessed again in 1988 while Rinus Michels returned with a classic squad which

Was lead by some greatest football artists of the history Ruud Gullit , Marco van Basten, Frank Rijkaard and Ronald Koeman . there was some spell bound performance of Netherlands against USSR.

Just last night History repeat but in different form . Now 20 years gone. USSR is no

More in Globe but Russia is there. Another Loyal Student of Total football Guus Hiddink has taken Total football in another level. Andrei Arshavin has

Taken the lead and implemented beautifully defeating Netherlands 3-1.

The has a nice write up in here.

Thanks Arshavin and Thanks Hiddink for another wonderful Total football night.

Sunday, June 8, 2008

Politcial Transformation of Bangladesh

1/11 is one of the biggest turning points of the Bangladesh history. What I can say is that it is one of the significant Military -Civil Elite coups of the history. The chief Architect of 1/1 Lt Gen Masud Uddin Chowdhury has been transferred to foreign ministry. This is

The second time. It is a big news because one of the central point of this Army backed

Civilian Government was General Masud. Process of set free of the two prime leaders of Bangladesh

Sheikh Hasina Wazed and Khaleda Zia have already been started.

But the most significant question is right now what is going on?

1) Will election be scheduled on time under this EC or most important under State of Emergency?

2) Why is the initiative taken to make local election before National parliament election?

3) After 1/11 human records of Bangladesh have reached in the worst level. Price of

Regular goods are out of reach. Besides This Govt is poking their nose in each and every sector which is not even their Authority. They are backed by one portion of

Civil society who are completely detached from ground level.

As a result common people are desperate to look for a change. International community

Can able to realize also the public support which this Military backed Junta is claiming

Is nothing but fake.

One significant thing is that after the departure of Mr. Anwar Choudhury, Last British High commissioner of Bangladesh, this transformation has started to work. . It was

Obvious that Mr. Chowdhury was the shadow foreign Minister of Bangladesh.

So this change was evitable.