Bangladesh news December 12, 2012

Shakib ties knot with US-based girl

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Bangladesh allrounder Shakib Al Hasan has married Umme Ahmed Shishir, a US-based software engineer, in Dhaka on Wednesday. The private ceremony was held at a five-star hotel where the couple completed their Akhd, the Islamic marriage formality.

The media wasn't allowed inside the hotel, and when the couple arrived to find photographers and cameramen trying to capture them, it resulted in a melee. It is the most talked about wedding in the country given Shakib's superstar status. Local newspapers have reported that the couple will host the traditional Bangladeshi ceremonies in March, but a date for it hasn't been made public.

The duo met in 2010 in United Kingdom, where Shakib was playing county cricket for Worcestershire. Shishir is a software engineer based in Minnesota, USA. She is originally from Narayanganj, a small town south of Dhaka.

Mohammad Isam is ESPNcricinfo's Bangladesh correspondent

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  • sabbor on December 15, 2012, 4:31 GMT

    moving to usa would be wasted time for any famous player, what would be great if sakib just goes and plays to promot the games in usa

  • Quddus-Mamu on December 14, 2012, 3:01 GMT

    That means Shakib will be playing for US team after 5 years??? I'm sure, US team will be very happy to have him on their side.

  • Mullick on December 13, 2012, 18:42 GMT

    I am rather worried. Shakib is a start cricketer and he will try to remain based in Dhaka while his wife is US based. Is she going to move to Dhaka or Shakib is going to move to US? How this is going to work?

  • dummy4fb on December 13, 2012, 18:41 GMT

    Congrates to Shakib. Ohh ya, hope dont loose your form after marriage. :p All the best of luck to both of you.

  • Third_Gear on December 13, 2012, 14:35 GMT

    Congrats to Mr. & Mrs. ALLROUNDER. Wishing a peaceful conjugal life.

  • dummy4fb on December 13, 2012, 11:08 GMT

    Congratulations!shakib wish u happy married life like as alrounder in world cricket.

  • Saburkhan on December 13, 2012, 8:35 GMT

    I'm realy happy to know that Shakib Al Hasan has married.Pray to Allah and hope they will be happy with each other.But I'm little bit worry about his performance after marriage.It was only cricket in Shakib Al Hasan's brain but now more things.......................?

  • emranbmb on December 13, 2012, 3:04 GMT

    best wishes to the couple!!!!!

  • dummy4fb on December 13, 2012, 2:48 GMT

    Congratulations. May you be blessed with eternal marital bliss. I was always curious about who Sakib woud finally marry. There are at least a million Bengali girls who are in love with him. Now finaly, the superstar has found his match. Looking forward to seeing a picture of the lucky bride. She is after all the country's favorite sister-in-law.

  • tappee74 on December 13, 2012, 1:44 GMT

    Celebrities are born through the adoration of mostly the unknown. Recognize their love, for they are the ones who immortalized the name of every star.Let not obsession dissappoint their purest thought.

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