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PM calls cricketers 'victorious tigers'

PM calls cricketers 'victorious tigers'

Sunday, August 23, 2009
PM calls cricketers 'victorious tigers'

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina (C) poses for photographs with the members of the Bangladesh cricket team and Bangladesh Cricket Board officials at her Jamuna residence yesterday. Photo: Courtesy
Sports ReporterPrime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday hailed the triumphant Bangladesh cricket team as 'victorious tigers' and declared a cash award of Tk 3 lakh for its members for creating history by winning the Test and one-day series in West Indies last month.

The prime minister announced the cash award to each of the winning cricketers, who whitewashed the West Indies in the two-match Test and three-match one-day series that was followed by their 4-1 one-day series victory in Zimbabwe, when the national team players met her at her official residence Jamuna Saturday.

More bounties came on the same day when State Minister for Youth and Sports Ahad Ali Sarker declared Tk 50,000 for each of the victors at a reception party he accorded to the Tigers.

Congratulating the players, the premier gave a pat on their back, decorated them by garlanding and said, "The whole nation is proud of you. You are our golden boys."

Hasina also said that the winning team would be given a grand reception after the end of this mourning month of August, which commemorates the brutal killing of the country's founding father Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and most of his family members.

Stand-in Bangladesh captain Shakib Al Hasan thanked the prime minister for extending all-out support to the cricket team and sought her blessings to keep up the winning trend. He also presented a cricket bat signed by them to the prime minister and handed over the series winning trophy to her amid repeated applause.

"Huge responsibilities have been vested in you after winning the Test series in West Indies and one-day series in Zimbabwe. Now you have to get prepared to continue the winning trend in future," Hasina was quoted by BSS as saying.

"Just carry on the hard work with integrity. The government and the people will be with you," she was quoted by the UNB.

A smiling Hasina told them that Bangladesh had been able to attain the Test status when Awami League government was in power in the previous tenure.

"If a government does not promote sports and culture, a country cannot have significant achievements in the fields," she said.

Hasina stressed the need for introducing modern technologies and equipment in training facilities for the cricketers to keep the winning streak on stream in the days to come.

"From the government, we will do everything possible for development of the sports sector," she promised while announcing the perks.

She asked the developers to ensure playground whenever the real-estate companies implement any housing project. She also asked for conserving water-bodies in and around project sites.

"It makes me unhappy when I see our children in the urban areas do not have enough space to play. Without involvement in sports, a child cannot grow up with full mental and physical health, confidence and bravery," she said.

The prime minister focused on the significance of media's role in flourishing sports in the country by saying that the media should play a proactive role through its reports aiming at encouraging the players. "Negative write-ups can discourage the players," she said adding that loss and win will remain in competition.

Reciprocating her compliments, Ahad Ali Sarker and Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) president Lt General Sina Ibn Jamali also greeted the prime minister with flowers. She was also honoured with a crest from the BCB.

Chairman of the parliamentary standing committee on Youth and Sports Affairs Jahid Ahsan Russel MP also addressed the function moderated by Awami League sports affairs secretary Dewan Shafiul Arefin Tutul.


Antonio Gades

Antonio Gades

Antonio Gades (November 14, 1936 - July 20, 2004) was a Spanish flamenco dancer and choreographer (born Antonio Esteve Rodenas in Elda, Alicante, Spain). He helped to popularise the art form on the international stage. His most notable works included dance adaptations of Prosper Merimee's Carmen and Federico Garcia Lorca's Blood Wedding (Bodas de Sangre), as well as a feature-length adaptation of Manuel de Falla's 23-minute ballet El Amor Brujo. In the 1990s, he toured the world with his show .

Gades also co-founded and became the artistic director of the Spanish National Ballet (Ballet Nacional de Espana) in 1978. He died in Madrid after a long battle with cancer. About six weeks before his death, he had been decorated with the "Order of Jose Marti", one of the highest honors of Cuba, by the Cuban leader Fidel Castro, in Havana, Cuba. In 2004 his ashes were interred at the Mausoleum of the Frank Pais Second Eastern Front, a memorial cemetery in Santiago de Cuba.

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