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World Cup 2011

The People's World Cup

Feb 17, 2011: To no other city, no other country, no other people, would this World Cup have meant more. And there could have been no better place for this World Cup to begin its journey

Sambit Bal at the Bangabandhu Stadium

World Cup 2011

Passionate Bangladesh provides perfect opening

Feb 17, 2011: For a sport that has a bad history with opening ceremonies, nothing could have been more welcome than the sheer enthusiasm and passion with which Bangladesh had put together its show

Sidharth Monga at the Bangabandhu Stadium

World Cup 2011

Bangladesh waiting to exult

Feb 17, 2011: At the first notes emerging from the iconic Bangabandhu National Stadium on Thursday evening, a young nation will pause for a moment to reflect on just what it has achieved

Mohammad Isam

Cricinfo XI

I predict a riot

Apr 11, 2006: Cricinfo picks out 11 moments where tempers spilled over off the field

Andrew Miller and Martin Williamson

Protests in Dhaka over absence of matches

Habibul slams practice facilties

Feb 16, 2006: Habibul Bashar, Bangladesh's captain, has slammed the practice facilities at Bogra as his side prepares for the forthcoming series against Sri Lanka

ESPNcricinfo staff

BCB in talks with Football Federation

Cricket to return to national stadium

Jul 11, 2005: The Bangladesh Cricket Board has reopened an old row by stating its intention to host the proposed tri-nation tournament, between Zimbabwe and Kenya, at the Bangabandhu National Stadium.

ESPNcricinfo staff

Bangladesh national stadium handed over for football

Stumps drawn at the Bangabandhu

Mar 2, 2005: Fifty years of Test cricket at the Bangabandhu National Stadium in Dhaka came to an end yesterday, as the ground was formally handed over for exclusive use by Bangladesh's national footballers

ESPNcricinfo staff

Bangladesh v India, 2nd ODI, Dhaka

Tigers from underdogs

Dec 26, 2004: The Bangla tiger bared its claws, stretched every sinew in its body and roared so loudly that the packed stands at the Bangabandhu Stadium were tunned

The Wisden Verdict by Anand Vasu in Dhaka

Bangladesh v India, 2nd ODI, Dhaka

Bangladesh pull off historic win

Dec 26, 2004: Bangladesh pulled off their first-ever victory at home as they triumphed by 15 runs in the second one-dayer at Dhaka

The Bulletin by Chandrahas Choudhury

Bangladesh v India, 1st Test, Dhaka, 1st day

Memories of a Dhaka hero

Dec 10, 2004: Anand Vasu on the sad events of February 1998 when Raman Lamba, the former India opener, was killed in a freak accident at the Bangabandhu Stadium

Roving Reporter by Anand Vasu in Dhaka

Bangladesh v England, 1st Test, Dhaka, 1st day

Bangabandhu blues

Oct 22, 2003: The first day of Bangladesh's inaugural Test against England was marred by heavy rain which limited play to 15 overs' leaving locals embarrassed at the organisation at the Bangabandhu National Stadium

Wisden Cricinfo staff

England in Bangladesh 2003-04

Bangabandhu: more than just a stadium

Oct 20, 2003: Andrew Miller makes a pilgrimage to the house of Bangladesh's late founder, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman

Roving Reporter by Andrew Miller in Dhaka

Cricket gets a new home in Bangladesh

Jun 27, 2003: Bangladesh cricket got a welcome boost with the news that the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has been handed a new stadium in the capital Dhaka

Wisden Cricinfo staff

A brand new day

Apr 12, 2003: Disgraced and vilified after a disastrous World Cup, South Africa have plenty to prove when they kick off their TVS Cup campaign with a match against India

Wisden Staff

Saber Chowdhury's ambitious plans for Bangladesh cricket

Nov 14, 2000: The Bangladesh team were defeated but not disgraced in the inaugural Test which concluded at Dhaka on Monday

Partab Ramchand

One-off Test, India v Bangladesh, Statistical Highlights

Nov 14, 2000: It was the 1512th Test match in cricket history

Rajneesh Gupta

Dhaka diary

Nov 11, 2000: Crowds, congestion, noise pollution and traffic jams are the first impressions of Dhaka

Partab Ramchand

A satisfying first day of Test cricket for Bangladesh

Nov 10, 2000: In the years to come, Bangladesh will have fond memories of their first day in Test cricket

Partab Ramchand

Past record is also against Bangladesh

Nov 9, 2000: The odds are stacked against Bangladesh in their inaugural Test against India which commences at the Bangabandhu stadium in Dhaka on Friday

Partab Ramchand

Bevan day in Bangabandhu National Stadium

Apr 8, 2000: Bangabandhu National Stadium: Today, in the morning when I went to the ground to witness this clash between the Asian all stars and the best of the rest, I had no idea what I was in for

Syedur Rahman
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