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Nadir Shah, former Bangladeshi All rounder and ICC panel umpire died at Dhaka on 10th Sep, He was suffering from lugs diseases.
He belonged to the most successful cricketing family in Bangladesh. As the name suggests, there is some Iran connection, His mother was from Iran. His brother Jahangir Shah was a regular with the national team between 1978 and 1990. His maternal cousin Nazim played for Bangladesh in the 1982 ICC trophy just aged 17. A number of other members played club cricket here with some distinction .
In many ways, Nadir shah represents our cricket in the 1980s almost perfectly. His approach to the game was casual, matching the amateur status of the game here at the time. Despite enjoying a highly successful club career he only got handful of call ups from the selectors. I remember him playing against Dilip Doshi’s WB team in March 1983.
BCB in their condolence message described him as a leg spinner cum batsman. I think he was more of a leg cutter bowler. As a batsman, he was flamboyant, and liked to loft the ball over mid on and mid wicket reason.

The ICC need to sort out their priorities after the cancelled England-India Test

Beautiful weather in Dhaka today. Happy to see the Tigers wining regularly, but really would like to some runs being scored.

Bangladesh earns maiden T20 win over NZ

Yes, it’s related to Covid. Our college is under the national university Bangladesh. We get payment on Sem basis, 2 Sem per year. The current semesters have been going on for 18 months. NU is reluctant to take online exams. No new in take as well.
Some exams are starting soon and hopefully by Oct things will improve.

Headingly heroics: Lightning can strike twice

I have the outlines of about a dozen articles in my head, but no time to write it. First I would complete the 2nd part of this

The combined Asian Test team: Part 1

Headingly heroics: Lightning can strike twice

The editors seems a bit busy. I haven’t sent anything for some time and unlikely to do over the next couple of months. too busy with other stuff.
As a principal of a college I am very upset that we are unable to pay the staff salary for 4 months. The board is not helping us either. A small amount of emergency loan has been arranged which will be distributed tomorrow. (Fri is a holiday here).
I myself is dong fine but I have to take online classes till 9pm 7 days a week.
There should be couple of extra holidays on the first week of Oct due to Durga Puja (Hindu festival), and I am planning to visit Banderban in the South east near the Myanmar border.

Headingly heroics: Lightning can strike twice

The bowling seems to be the strength of both the teams.

Headingly heroics: Lightning can strike twice

Rahane has lost the plot.

Prowess, calmness and clutch, but... Is it time India drop Ajinkya Rahane?

The Jadeja Gambit Fails.

Prowess, calmness and clutch, but... Is it time India drop Ajinkya Rahane?

Right now, I am at gazipur, some 30 km north of Dhaka. It’s pouring here, so I presume the weather in Dhaka isn’t great either. The first match in serious doubts.

The key players in the upcoming Bangladesh-New Zealand T20 series

Anyone know the background to the name ‘Sheffield Shield’?

What would a Queensland vs Rest of Australia XI first class game look like?

Back in the 1980s, I was amused by the name Irani Trophy. I was curious to know the background of the name. There was no wiki in those days, so there was plenty of scope for innovative thinking. Obviously, Iran has nothing to do wit hit. There was Jennie Irani, a Karachi born Persi who went to the Aus tour in 1947 as the leading Wk; but after playing 2 tests lost his place to Comilla born Probir Sen . also, he stayed in Karachi after partition .
Dr. Ali Irani was the physiotherapist of the indian team fro a decade starting in 1987. He was a close friend of Sunny and was very popular among young cricketers like Sachin and Kambli.
Actually it is named after late ZR Irani, who served BCCI for more than 4 decades starting from its inception in 1928.

What would a Queensland vs Rest of Australia XI first class game look like?

Back in the 1980s when I followed cricket 24 hours a day, I used to follow Irani trophy as well. It was (may be still is) a kind of season opener. Certainly remember Sachin scoring a hundred in 1989 for Rest of india, just before his debut series against Pakistan.

What would a Queensland vs Rest of Australia XI first class game look like?

not bad prediction.

78 all out: A day that the Indian team should never forget

some of us in neighboring SA countries often gets a bit bored watching repeated show of highlights of India’s successes in different cricket match. Surely the sports channels wont show the highlights of yesterdays play very often.

78 all out: A day that the Indian team should never forget

I expect this game to be over the sat afternoon, as the EPL starts.

78 all out: A day that the Indian team should never forget

Bit confused about glory years from 1983 to 1986. I am writing based on memory but I think from dec 1981, when they beat Eng at Wankhede till the beginning of the 1986 summer India won only 1 test also at Wankhede against eng in 1984.
Also don’t agree with Cricket upstaging hockey . Don’t know what the official version is , but Cricket was the main sports in India long before 1983.

India will need to call on the ghosts of the past to win at Headingley

cant remember any I wicket win or loss in my school or college days. But we always used to lose to our juniors at school and then would start a brawl regarding a LBW or a catch. Would come 2nd best in the fighting as well.

What was the best one-wicket win in Test cricket history?

The Windies still believe that it was allover long before the home side reached their target.

What was the best one-wicket win in Test cricket history?

Very interesting read. One interesting thing about Basil was that there was always a bit of mystery about his birth year. I am not sure it’s resolved yet.

53 years on: Remembering the D’Oliveira affair

At least Dan Christian can say ‘I made Shakib Al Hasan famous’.

Wade: Aussies must improve against spin

Slightly off topic- but does anyone think that Ollie Robinson can be a big influence in the upcoming Ashes. I have seen him play couple of tests, and has impressed me immensely.

'Test cricket is very much alive and well': My takes from the first England-India Test

That’s good news for Aus, I think.

Aussies lose again despite Ellis' debut hat trick

its raining a lot. todays 4th T20 is in serious doubts.

Aussies lose again despite Ellis' debut hat trick

Toss has been delayed. But there is plenty of blue sky around. So I am optimistic.

Australia humbled again by Bangladesh

Slightly off topic: the weather in Dhaka is not great since thu evening. So the 3rd game might be affected by the weather.

'To say I'm unsurprised is true': Entitlement is still a problem for Aussie cricket

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