Bangladesh news September 22, 2010

Mirpur capacity slashed for New Zealand ODIs

Cricinfo staff
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The Sher-e-Bangla National stadium in Mirpur is likely to operate at less than half its capacity during the one-day series between Bangladesh and New Zealand in October because of ongoing renovation work ahead of the 2011 World Cup.

The official capacity of the stadium - which will host six World Cup matches, including two quarterfinals - is 26,000 but the BCB will issue a maximum of 10,000 tickets for each match of the New Zealand series. Of these, around 2000-3000 will be complimentary tickets, leaving only 7,000-8,000 seats for the general public.

"For the greater interest, we have to accept some difficulties for the coming series," Gazi Ashraf Hossain, the BCB's director and tour organising secretary, told the Daily Star. "Within a very short time we will get a guideline from the local organising committee about the capacity for the series. But the number will not be more than 10,000."

The first ODI between New Zealand and Bangladesh will be played on October 5.

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  • on September 29, 2010, 17:06 GMT

    It is a 5 match series. I expect Bangla to win atleast one match. If they do not, then it would be quite sad.

  • on September 28, 2010, 19:07 GMT

    @praxis thanks. I never wanted to hurt you. NZ pretty good no doubt. They have good spinners and they are good against spin too. Our main strength is spin not fast bowling. Hope this time batting will be better.

  • Praxis on September 25, 2010, 22:55 GMT

    @Ishtiaque Ahmed, funny cuz every time I'm positive about these players' performance they manage to do something else. Nafees got another chance, let's hope he uses it well. Given the condition, fast bowlers won't get much from the pitch. As usual, its up to the spinners. NZ was pretty good in the last series too...

  • on September 25, 2010, 10:27 GMT

    ahh when will dis construction finish?? after the WC? LOl..:P

  • on September 25, 2010, 6:34 GMT

    About the accommodation of spectators, BCB should have thought earlier. Any way nothing can be done within this short time. Economically BCB will be the ultimate looser. praxis, Nothing is funny in cricket. I pray that the prediction of Ahmed Alamin becomes a reality. Bangladesh team this time is definitely a different one. Watch out NZ.

  • Praxis on September 24, 2010, 19:52 GMT

    @Ahmed Alamin, that was funny!

  • on September 24, 2010, 10:53 GMT

    Bangladesh gonna win this series at level 3-2

  • hero09 on September 23, 2010, 5:11 GMT

    I HOPE BANGLADESHI PEOPLE WILL ENJOY THIS ONE DAY SERIES BETWEEN BANGLADESH AND NEWZEALAND. AND I HOPE THAT BANGLADESH ENTERTAIN THE LOCAL CROWD WITH THEIR BATTING PERFORMANCE BY PLAYING AGGRESIVE AND ATTACKING CRICKET.

  • on September 29, 2010, 17:06 GMT

    It is a 5 match series. I expect Bangla to win atleast one match. If they do not, then it would be quite sad.

  • on September 28, 2010, 19:07 GMT

    @praxis thanks. I never wanted to hurt you. NZ pretty good no doubt. They have good spinners and they are good against spin too. Our main strength is spin not fast bowling. Hope this time batting will be better.

  • Praxis on September 25, 2010, 22:55 GMT

    @Ishtiaque Ahmed, funny cuz every time I'm positive about these players' performance they manage to do something else. Nafees got another chance, let's hope he uses it well. Given the condition, fast bowlers won't get much from the pitch. As usual, its up to the spinners. NZ was pretty good in the last series too...

  • on September 25, 2010, 10:27 GMT

    ahh when will dis construction finish?? after the WC? LOl..:P

  • on September 25, 2010, 6:34 GMT

    About the accommodation of spectators, BCB should have thought earlier. Any way nothing can be done within this short time. Economically BCB will be the ultimate looser. praxis, Nothing is funny in cricket. I pray that the prediction of Ahmed Alamin becomes a reality. Bangladesh team this time is definitely a different one. Watch out NZ.

  • Praxis on September 24, 2010, 19:52 GMT

    @Ahmed Alamin, that was funny!

  • on September 24, 2010, 10:53 GMT

    Bangladesh gonna win this series at level 3-2

  • hero09 on September 23, 2010, 5:11 GMT

    I HOPE BANGLADESHI PEOPLE WILL ENJOY THIS ONE DAY SERIES BETWEEN BANGLADESH AND NEWZEALAND. AND I HOPE THAT BANGLADESH ENTERTAIN THE LOCAL CROWD WITH THEIR BATTING PERFORMANCE BY PLAYING AGGRESIVE AND ATTACKING CRICKET.

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  • hero09 on September 23, 2010, 5:11 GMT

    I HOPE BANGLADESHI PEOPLE WILL ENJOY THIS ONE DAY SERIES BETWEEN BANGLADESH AND NEWZEALAND. AND I HOPE THAT BANGLADESH ENTERTAIN THE LOCAL CROWD WITH THEIR BATTING PERFORMANCE BY PLAYING AGGRESIVE AND ATTACKING CRICKET.

  • on September 24, 2010, 10:53 GMT

    Bangladesh gonna win this series at level 3-2

  • Praxis on September 24, 2010, 19:52 GMT

    @Ahmed Alamin, that was funny!

  • on September 25, 2010, 6:34 GMT

    About the accommodation of spectators, BCB should have thought earlier. Any way nothing can be done within this short time. Economically BCB will be the ultimate looser. praxis, Nothing is funny in cricket. I pray that the prediction of Ahmed Alamin becomes a reality. Bangladesh team this time is definitely a different one. Watch out NZ.

  • on September 25, 2010, 10:27 GMT

    ahh when will dis construction finish?? after the WC? LOl..:P

  • Praxis on September 25, 2010, 22:55 GMT

    @Ishtiaque Ahmed, funny cuz every time I'm positive about these players' performance they manage to do something else. Nafees got another chance, let's hope he uses it well. Given the condition, fast bowlers won't get much from the pitch. As usual, its up to the spinners. NZ was pretty good in the last series too...

  • on September 28, 2010, 19:07 GMT

    @praxis thanks. I never wanted to hurt you. NZ pretty good no doubt. They have good spinners and they are good against spin too. Our main strength is spin not fast bowling. Hope this time batting will be better.

  • on September 29, 2010, 17:06 GMT

    It is a 5 match series. I expect Bangla to win atleast one match. If they do not, then it would be quite sad.