The Clash of the Titans
Photos: Anisur Rahman
With a breath taking ending of the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL), comes along the 'Asia Cup', which a lot of cricket fanatics have been waiting for. The first time Pakistan meets India after the World Cup and if you have watched them play before, you know it is a game that should not be missed. The match is not like any other match player; it is more like a war between two old enemies that never seem to dim down.
Fortunately that is not all. To spice things up, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh will be joining both India and Pakistan for the title challenge. And Sri Lanka does have some unfinished business against India, the team that beat them in the World Cup finals. So a lot is there to look forward to for the fans. With the BPL just ending, and with so many uprising talents around the country, it is safe to say that Bangladesh, if not winning the title, has a pretty good hold in the tournament, especially having the home ground support. Yes! For the ones who did not know- Asia Cup is going to take place here in Mirpur, Dhaka. All the matches will be held in Mirpur Sher-e-Bangla National stadium. A total of 7 matches will be played including the finals.
Faruq Ahmed, a student of American International University of Bangladesh (AIUB), shares his hype by saying, "I do not know about other cricketing nations, but as far as I can tell, 2011 and 2012 have been two great cricketing years for Bangladesh, with hosting the cricket world cup and then the BPL and now the Asia cup. Who says we are falling behind? No nation became champion in one day or one year. The process needs time and I think we are exactly on the right path at the moment." Ahmed adds, "I am looking forward to the match between Sri Lanka and India, since I am a Sri Lankan supporter after Bangladesh. And I can almost imagine a breath taking match coming up. Other than that, the Pakistan versus India match is always fun to watch." Speaking about our National team, Ahmed says, "I have a lot of hope in our team, and especially after Shakib Al Hasan winning the man of the series of BPL against contenders like Azhar Mahmud and Ahmed Shehzad, my faith on the team just took a big leap."
The tournament will be starting off from March 12, 2012 and will end on March 22, 2012. So if you haven't gotten the chance to see the four titans fighting for glory, here is your chance, buy your tickets today!
DID YOU KNOW?
Best known for being the author of 'The Hitchhiker's Guide' and the script editor of 'Doctor Who,' Douglas Adams was born on 11 March 1952 to Janet (née Donovan) and Christopher Douglas Adams in Cambridge, England. The family moved to East London a few months after his birth. Adams attended Primrose Hill Primary School in Brentwood. At nine, he passed the entrance exam for Brentwood School, an independent school whose alumni include Robin Day, Jack Straw, Noel Edmonds, and David Irving. He was unnaturally tall and in his short trousers, he looked a trifle self-conscious. Adams was six feet tall by age 12 and finally stopped growing at 6 ft 5. He became the only student ever to be awarded a ten out of ten by Halford for creative writing, something he remembered for the rest of his life, particularly when facing writer's block. Some of his earliest writing was published at the school, such as a report on its photography club in The Brentwoodian in 1962, or spoof reviews in the school magazine-- Broadsheet, edited by Paul Neil Milne Johnstone, who later became a character in 'The Hitchhiker's Guide.' He also designed the cover of one issue of the Broadsheet, and had a letter and short story published nationally in 'The Eagle,' the boys' comic, in 1965. He was awarded a place at St John's College, Cambridge to read English though in fact the reason he applied to Cambridge was to join the Footlights-- an invitation-only student comedy club that has acted as a hothouse for some of the most notable comic talent in England. He was not elected immediately as he had hoped, and started to write and perform in revues with Will Adams and Martin Smith, forming a group called "Adams-Smith-Adams," but through sheer doggedness managed to become a member of the Footlights by 1973.
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