Panchpandava day is over and then it's time to say thanks?



M.M. Kaisar,, Barta24.com
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They are five. They were fondly called as 'Panchpandava'. All five are experienced match winner. They had a great friendship.

-Was it?

Yes, the term good relationship is now past. Shakib Al Hasan was the first to kill the sharp axe of entanglement in this friendship. And so the graph of his relationship with one or two of the rest of the Pandavas is most downward. Shakib does not talk to Tamim. Friendship is far away. The way Shakib openly criticized Tamim in an interview before going to the World Cup, the dirtiness of their relationship has become unhealthier than the polluted air of Dhaka! Just before the World Cup, the whole cricket world saw the 'ugly match' of Tamim-Shakib conflict, controversy, dispute, insulting and insulting each other.

Shakib Al Hasan has given his own solution of who is the first and who is the second among these five Pandavas. Shakib's demand in the form of full declaration, first I then other Pandava! That is, Shakib has put his name first in this list than Mashrafe, Mahmudullah, Tamim Iqbal and Mushfiq. Shakib's claim is not unreasonable if we compare the performance in international cricket. But the mindset that there is no dignity if you don't sit in the front seat at all events does not indicate superiority; Rather, it is a manifestation of inferiority complex or inferiority!

Mashrafe is no longer in the national team. So Panchapandava is far away from this fighting ring. At times, in the manner of conscience or judge, he speaks comfortingly on Facebook to keep all parties on the same page. If the danger is big, the BCB also calls him for a meeting. Mashrafe came to the arbitration meeting and tried to reconcile. For the time being, the former captain's scope of work to meet the cricket complexities outside the field is that much. It is clear that Mashrafe is no longer wearing the national team jersey. However, since he has not yet officially announced his retirement from international cricket, there is no way to officially put 'former cricketer' before his name. But it is certain that Mashrafe is no longer in the national team's plans at any level. Mashrafe played his last match for the national team in March 2020.

BCB thanked him at that time.

As Mushfiq and Mahmudullah are close relatives, they still accept invitations to each other's homes. There is no complication between the two. There is good relationship between these two Pandavas.

Mahmudullah Riyad plays only in ODI format. In a sense, he voluntarily retired from Tests. The team did not consider him for T20. He was also in the ODI exclusion list. The initial plan for the 2023 World Cup was not even his name. So the selectors rested him for a long time before the World Cup. Basically he was left out under the guise of rest. Mahmudullah Riyad was kept in the 15-man squad as there was no alternative for him in the World Cup squad. And Mahmudullah Riyad played cricket in the whole World Cup, the selectors will write his name first for the next one-day series! But the problem is that Mahmudullah's future cricket is very short. Surely Mahmudullah will not be in the eleventh plan of the next World Cup four years from now. BCB could not give him any farewell certificate for Test and T20 farewell. The opportunity to overcome that sorrow has come before the cricket board. Mahmudullah must also know that it is more dignified to move while there is time before being removed.

Among the five Pandavas, Mushfiqur Rahim is the fittest. He said goodbye to T-20 a few years ago. He plays ODIs and Tests only. He is the only batsman in the Test XI. In ODIs, he still handles the additional responsibility of keeping with gloves. BCB agreed to wait the longest to stage a farewell for him. Mushfiqur's career in the national team is probably the longest among the Panchapandavs.

For the past one year, Tamim Iqbal has been more talked about off-field incidents-accidents, arguments-controversies, dignity-humiliation, anger-emotions than cricket on the field. He quit cricket at this time. He returned to cricket within 24 hours. He was the captain. He relinquished the captaincy. He was planning the World Cup. But dropped out. His recent feud with former friend Shakib is the worst headline in Bangladesh cricket! There is no guarantee when he will recover from his back injury. He and BCB do not know when Bangladesh will get him again in field cricket. There are no specific guidelines. Has Tamim Iqbal been able to play a strong role in recent times in fulfilling the necessary conditions that we hear about the urge, the feeling and the strong will to play in the national team? The way Tamim showed desperate interest to play in the World Cup, now in the rush to play a Test or ODI series for the national team, what is lacking is the opener's temperament and desire.

Tamim Iqbal has seen the beginning of his end in Bangladesh cricket. BCB can make a farewell crest for him!

What Shakib Al Hasan does is pretty much announced. He said before the World Cup that this tournament is the end of his captaincy. He will also quit ODI cricket after playing in the 2025 Champions League. Undoubtedly, Shakib is the most influential cricketer ever to play for Bangladesh. He is not according to the will of BCB, rather BCB runs according to his will and decision. Shakib showed another surprise at the end of the World Cup. He fell in the national elections. Now he wants to become an MP. Shakib appeared on the stage of politics from the field of play. To continue both sports and politics want. His family lives abroad. He has to run to his family in the United States whenever he gets time between games. Busy in business. He also has to keep the schedule of opening showrooms regularly. All in all, the Shakib of cricket is now less in cricket, more elsewhere.

BCB should release him from cricket engagement.

The origin of the word Panchpandava from the time of the 2015 World Cup. Although these five have already played together in the national team but the success of the 2015 World Cup and subsequent years of bilateral series under Mashrafe's leadership was greater than the achievements of these five. One or the other of these Panchpandavas played a key role in almost all the major victories of that time. Photographing these five men in one frame was a favorite for cricket photographers.

That photo frame is broken. All of these five people will never be found in one group, even in one picture frame!

BCB should look ahead and take a bold decision.

   

Sports stars paid tribute to language martyrs



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February 21. It is on this day, 72 years ago, in 1952 that we are writing in Bengali. From there Mother Language Day is known as this day. After 47 years, this day has been recognized by the World. The United Nations recognized this on November 17, 1999. From next year, this day is being celebrated as International Mother Language Day in many places of the country and abroad with great respect.

In the early hours of the day, people from different walks of life including the country's Prime Minister paid tribute to the martyrs at the National Shahid Minar. Besides, many people have paid their respects through various means throughout the day.

The sports stars of Bangladesh were not left out in that list. They remembered the language martyrs with respect and love. They paid tributes to language martyrs on social media.

Bangladesh cricket star all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan wrote in memory of the language martyrs, "With respect to the language martyrs, I extend my sincere greetings to everyone on February 1st International Mother Language Day."

Mushfiqur Rahim, another cricketer of the national team, wrote on his Facebook, "The Bengali nation has never backed down in the fight for rights with everything." There was no exception to this in the language movement of 1952. All those language martyrs who gave their lives to protect the rights of mother tongue, their immeasurable sacrifice is our motivation to move forward. On International Mother Language Day, we pay our respects to the martyrs of all languages.

Tamim Iqbal wrote, "Humble respect to language martyrs on the great 21st February, International Mother Language Day." Liton Das wrote, "A nation that knows how to give its life for a language is never subjugated." Deep respect and love for language martyrs.

Meanwhile, the women cricketers of the country also paid their respects. Nigar Sultana Jyoti, captain of the Bangladesh national women's cricket team, wrote, 'Mother language is our first love. Humble respect to all language martyrs. Also, Happy International Mother Language Day to all.

Paying tribute to language martyrs, Bangladesh football team captain Jamal Bhuiyan wrote from Argentina, "Happy International Mother Language Day Bangladesh." Also, many sports stars paid tribute to language martyrs on this day. Taking them as inspiration, he promised to turn it into strength.

Apart from cricket and football, the athletes of other fields of the country are not left behind. Boxing sensation Sur Krishna Chakma wrote, 'Happy International Mother Language Day, humble respect to all the martyrs of the language movement of 1952. Let all the mother languages of the world survive in glory for ages.



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Shanto is the captain in all three formats, Lipu replaces Nannu



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After almost six months, the BCB board meeting was held on Monday where several important decisions have been taken. Nazmul Hossain Shanto has been made captain for all three formats. He will lead the Bangladesh team instead of Shakib Al Hasan from the upcoming Sri Lanka series. Bangladesh will enter the field under him for the next one year.

Also there has been a change in the selection panel of the Bangladesh national team. Gazi Ashraf Hossain Lipu has been given the responsibility of new Chief Selector. He will replace Minhajul Abedin Nannu from the upcoming Sri Lanka series. National age group selector Hannan Sarkar will act as his deputy. Among the old selectors, Habibul Bashar Suman has been left out like Nannu. But Abdur Razzak survived.

Minhajul Abedin Nannu's ouster from the post of Chief Selector was almost certain. Selector Habibul Bashar Suman had an idea that he could survive though. But with former captain Gazi Ashraf Hossain Lipu as chief selector, BCB decided to make major changes in the entire panel.

Only Abdur Razzak has survived from the previous selection panel to the new selection panel. Hannan Sarkar, the former opener of the national team, was on the selection panel of the U-19 team. As he proved his ability there, now he is included in the selection panel of the national team.

Chief selector Minhajul Abedin Nannu has been the selector of the national team for more than 13 years. Among them, he spent 7 years as the chief selector. His term has been mixed with good and bad, discussion and criticism.

The first assignment of the new selection committee will be to decide the team for the cricket series against Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka is coming to tour Bangladesh. Bangladesh will face Sri Lanka in Test, ODI and T20-3 formats in this series, where there is concern over the availability of Shakib Al Hasan. However, Shanto was made the captain by BCB chief Papon after talking to him about the issue of leadership.

The Sri Lanka series will start with a T20. The first match of the three-match series will be played on March 5, in Sylhet.

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Bangladesh-India joint champions of SAFF after various dramas



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The match, which was tied 1-1 at the scheduled time, went to a tiebreaker, and the result of the final of the SAFF U-19 Women's Championship did not come in 22 shots. The match commissioner decided to toss. To hand over the title to the team that wins the toss. India won the toss. Which Bangladesh could not accept. Bangladesh took a strict stand on the field regarding this decision.

In football, tiebreakers usually continue until ‘sudden death’ is settled. However, the match commissioner De Silva Jayasuriya Dilan did not do that on this day. After realizing his mistake, he changed his decision. India is asked to return to the field. Even though Bangladeshi girls entered the field, they did not do that. Later, the match official allotted 30 minutes for India to enter the field. It is said that Bangladesh is the champion if India does not enter the field. Even after that time, India did not enter the field. Still there was plenty of drama, but India did not take the field. However, even though Bangladesh was supposed to be declared the champion, it was not done in the end. The match commissioner jointly declared both the countries as champions of the match.

Earlier, Bangladesh, who was behind by one goal, scored in the injury time and took the match to a tie-breaker. It was a marathon. Both teams took 11 shots. There was no result. Later it was decided to toss. Whoever wins the team is the champion! Bangladesh lost in that cruel game of fate. After winning the toss, India rejoiced to win the title.

But a little while ago, Bangladesh was jubilant after stopping the 9th penalty shot taken by India. That cheer shook the Kamalapur stadium like an earthquake at that moment. But his rage did not last long. The referee whistled immediately. The goalkeeper catches the ball before taking the shot out of the designated spot of the goal post. The goal was disallowed.

The two teams went to penalty shots again. The result did not come. In the end, the referee had to decide to take the toss wherever Bangladesh lost. Later, even after making an immediate appeal with the referee and the match official, it did not work. Bangladesh lost the title after losing the toss.

However, Bangladesh entered the final by showing great football in the tournament. They swept Nepal, India and finally Bhutan in the round robin league matches. Although that Bangladesh was very unknown today. At the beginning of the match, Bangladesh had to concede a goal in the 8th minute due to the mistake of the defense. Shivani Devi got the ball between the two defenders after catching Neetu Linder's pass from a little above the midfield. She entered the box and finished very well. The morale of Bangladesh takes a big blow. Saiful Bari Titu's disciples did not return to the match in the first half.

After that, the match progressed at the same pace in the second half as well. Even when attacked, there was no life in it. The ball supply was also not as expected. So Bangladesh did not get the goal. At one time, Bangladesh was losing. The scheduled time of the game had also passed. However, like the previous day, Sagarika brought Bangladesh back into the match in injury time. She equalized the match with a great goal.

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Bangladesh beat India to reach SAFF Championship final



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SAFF Under-19 Girls of Bangladesh

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A goal, what an effort they made for themselves. Despite repeatedly attacking India, under 19 girls of Bangladesh could not swallow the gaps in the defense. At one time, it seemed that Saiful Bari Titu's footballers would have to leave the field by sharing points with India. But Sagarika did not let that happen.

Although they kept supporters who came to watch the game in Kamalapur waited for a long time, she made them happy at the end. Earlier she missed a couple of changes but the confired the team's victory by a great goal she scored in the injury time. The defending champions beat India 1-0 to reach in the final of the SAFF Under-19 Women's Championship.

Bangladesh confirmed a 3-1 win over Nepal in the previous match, but the girls had to wait for the winning the match agaist India till the last minute of the match. India was handling the attack of Bangladesh very efficiently. However, Afida Khandaker's team did not make any less effort. They attacked the opponent's defense repeatedly for a goal.

India has also come on the counter-attack. They have also shaken the defense of Bangladesh several times. However, It was understood that India's focus was more on Keeping the match goalless and sharing the points. They were almost successful in that plan. Bangladesh's ball couldn't touch the opponent's net till 90 minutes of the match. But when an extra four minutes added to the match as injury time, Bangladesh has used that oppirtunity very well.

Sagarika took control of the ball from the midfield and went ahead for the goal. Finding no one around, she decided to take a shot for the goal herself. And she made it. The angular shot taken by her took shelter in the net by defeating the Indian goalkeeper. Bangladesh gets the occasion to celebrate.

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