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James song in classic cricket atmosphere

  • Published at 03:57 pm May 5th, 2019
Bangladesh fans enjoy the warm-up match between Bangladesh and Ireland Wolves in Dublin Sunday Dhaka Tribune/Ali Shahriyar Amin

While roaming around the boundary rope, suddenly I heard a famous song of James, who is one of Bangladesh’s most popular band musicians

The first thing that came to my mind on day two of my Ireland tour was, where is the location of the practice match between Bangladesh and Ireland Wolves? 

The ground’s name was The Vineyard, and it is approximately 30km from the Dublin City center. 

It is the ground of Hills Cricket Club. 

After knowing the name, I thought it may be adjacent to the grape gardens or plantation of grapevines around the ground.   

I did not notice any plantation around the ground, but anyways, it is a beautiful location.

The field was open and the outfield was uneven as, at one side, there was a slope. 

I did manage to eat some local fruits, especially grapes, while Bangladesh team were fielding and it’s worth mentioning that the taste and quality of those natural products were as divine as the serene surroundings. 

In the morning session, one thing was common for Bangladesh fielders out there. 

And that was every fielder’s hands were on the pockets of their trousers due to the cold wind. 

It’s not like Bangladesh have never played in a cold country before.

But these conditions are different. 

I had a chitchat with a few players on the boundary rope, and all of them offered a bemused smile when asked, “how are you doing in this cold?”   

In the ground, around 50 Bangladesh expatriates came to watch Bangladesh team play.  

Local Bangladeshis did not miss the chance to arrange a hangout program, and also watch their favorite players from up close. 

It was kind of a family picnic for them Sunday, a weekend. 

Kids were running around playing with bats and balls, and often waving Bangladesh flag, making an emotional scene for a Bangladeshi journalist who flew thousands of miles to cover the game of cricket. 

Hundreds of Irish fans came as well and they were spending a cozy afternoon watching the game with beer in hand. 

The game, cricket, was being played in its most original setup, a lazy afternoon in a tranquil British surrounding. 

While roaming around the boundary rope, suddenly I heard a famous song of James, who is one of Bangladesh’s most popular band musicians.  

The lyrics of the song is as follows “Tumi bistrito logno madhurir jole bheja kobita…Amar shonar Bangla ami tomay bhalobashi.” 

I found out that the song came from one of the parking cars and it was played by a Bangladeshi who has been living in Ireland for several years now. 

Listening to James’ famous patriotic song in this classic cricketing condition made a pleasant juxtaposition.

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