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T20 World Cup

A reason to feel patriotic

YOU may be starting your celebrations in victory or feeling sorrowful in defeat, for your team which either won or lost in the final match of T-20 World Cup 2014. But in doing so, you may be ignoring the real champions of the game. Real patriotism does not arise on face value, as it so often tends to do in the midst of disillusionment that prevails. It is not a hollow box with a pretty packaging, as it so often...

First Semifinal

Lanka face West Indies today

Lanka face West Indies today

Sri Lanka may lead the head-to-head record against West Indies by four games to one, but that one defeat -- in the final of the 2012 T20 World Cup -- in their own den must have been a hard one to digest. Come this evening, the Lankans will get their opportunity to avenge...


The Song and our Task

WE journalists are a cynical lot. We are a hard to convince and even harder to please. And when something smacks of propaganda, then our 'inquiry- antennas' are sharply primed, far more so if it is state sponsored. It is our training to look at events from multiple angles and point out the unpleasant even in the most inspirational of events.  This makes us an unsavoury lot often criticised by people as being incapable of seeing anything as 'unmixed'...

Super Cooper & sorry Mashrafe

Tom Cooper struck a sublime 72, the highest individual score so far in the ongoing T20 World Cup. Still, his side Netherlands suffered a five-wicket defeat against Zimbabwe at Sylhet yesterday. The Zimbabweans won the game on the last ball, a reverse of their last-ball defeat against Ireland at the same venue a couple of days ago. This time it was Timycen Maruma's turn to hold his nerve facing the last ball of the innings with his side needing just...

World T20: BD VS AFG

Tigers seal biggest T20 win

Tigers seal biggest T20 win

Bangladesh won the toss and decided to bowl first in their first match of World T20 against Afghanistan at Mirpur today. Bangladesh will eye the sole qualifying spot to the final rounds from the four-team group, which also includes Nepal and Hong Kong.


PM calls for peaceful environment

PM calls for peaceful environment

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Friday urged people of all strata in Sylhet alongside the public representatives, administration, BCB, and law enforcement agencies to give special attention so that a peaceful environment can prevail here during the matches of the upcoming T20 World Cup. “I urge people of all strata in Sylhet to give...

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