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Tuesday, June 07, 2005

Bangladesh bashes back

Finally, Bangladesh hits back -- in the form of this impassioned piece in the Financial Express, by Enayat Rasul, that argues a case for the nation to retain its Test status.
It's good to get the other side involved in this ongoing debate -- though I am not sure the argument showcased is the one to go with.
Rasul's main point seems to be that cricket has helped Bangladesh gain international recognition, and brought tourists, and their dollars, into the local economy. Trouble with this line of thought is, the ICC's charter is to develop the game -- and not to help under-developed countries jump start their economies.

2 Comments:

  • Here is another article from Dav Whatmore where he thinks that Bangla has done enough in the 2nd innings of the 2nd test match ...

    Also Prem, a quick UI comment.

    Why did you change the Background color ? - at least have a color which is more cheerful ... or better still have something that resembles cricket - green (fields), red (ball), yellow (willow bat) - something on those lines.

    Cheers,
    Thyaga

    By Blogger Thyaga, at 15:25  

  • There are two ways to look at this... 1st is ICC isn't here to promote tourism.. one might say .. then all the ICC members would argue the same.. especially poor African Countries..

    but having given Bangladesh test status.. ICC needs to give them some time - say 5-7 yrs and look for improvements and not before that.. as said in article all test nations except England took sizeable amount of time to settle in...

    By Blogger Vivhyd, at 16:05  

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