Akram Khan

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Akram Khan said : "The officials who come to inspect venues look at traveling arrangements and security. They don't show interest in too many venues. We talked to England about Sylhet but they didn't want to play across more than two venues," External link

thedailystarBD Friday, January 27, 2023 11:00:00 PM EAT

Akram Khan said : “Since June 15, I have sold the produce of 40 acres in Karnal mandi at 3,500 to 3,800 per quintal. We have resown 17 acres of paddy after selling first crop last month. The second paddy crop will be harvested by the first week of November, hence we will get enough time to grow mustard or wheat,” External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, August 20, 2022 11:22:00 PM EAT

Akram Khan says : “They didn’t know I was there,” External link

guardian Saturday, July 16, 2022 2:34:00 PM EAT

Akram Khan states : “I loved how he saw his art in the world he lived in” External link

Hindu Thursday, July 7, 2022 6:00:00 PM EAT

Akram Khan said : "We need to improve mental aspects but if we take on too much pressure, that is hampered. If you go out to bat with the mentality that you have to score, it won't happen. I think players should avoid the media for their own well-being," "Before India became world champions, I did not see any of their players in the media for about a year prior to the mega-event. If you do well, the media will write positively about you. But if you are unable to perform, it might add more mental pressure to read such news. Cricketers should stay away from media" External link

thedailystarBD Tuesday, June 21, 2022 5:43:00 PM EAT

Akram Khan said : “We haven’t been able to play with our full squad for the past two years. Some key players were out due to injuries. We were heavily hit by Covid as there were hardly any matches to play. Keeping all these things in mind, I can say that we never really were full strength. Some young players have come up the ranks. Some players like Liton Das have been doing well off late. So this is possibly the first time we had a full strength squad to play against South Africa and more importantly, we played as a team because of which we have done well in the first match against South Africa,” External link

india Wednesday, March 23, 2022 4:27:00 PM EAT

Akram Khan said ( about Cricket Operations ) : "I didn't want to talk today but since you have already arrived, I have to say something. We took a decision as a family. Since I have been at the Cricket Operations department for eight years, I have received the most help from our honourable board president. He was with me during all the good and the bad times. So, after discussing the matter with him tomorrow, I will communicate my decision," "I can't tell you anything until I talk to him. I phoned him at 3 PM today but he didn't reply. Maybe he will call at any time and when he does, I will discuss the issue" External link

thedailystarBD Tuesday, December 21, 2021 5:48:00 PM EAT

Akram Khan said : "Since I have been at this role for quite a few years, there is a mental and physical toll and considering all that, I took the decision to take a break. Now I will discuss the matter before finalizing things but right now I can't say anything. I will take his advise and follow it," External link

thedailystarBD Tuesday, December 21, 2021 5:48:00 PM EAT

Akram Khan told : “It is a family decision. I won't be in this post. I have been part of cricket operations for eight years. I got a lot of support from board president Papon bhai during this time. I will speak to him first before speaking about it officially to the media. I can say you only this much as you all are here [in front of my house],” External link

dhakatribune Tuesday, December 21, 2021 5:42:00 PM EAT

Akram Khan said : "We gave him a letter so that we could meet and talk about his recent interviews. He came at 6 pm. I was there, along with Jalal Bhai, Sohel Bhai and the CEO. We had a good chat. We wanted to remove any misunderstanding between him and the selectors. It wasn't a show cause," External link

irishsun Friday, November 19, 2021 8:22:00 PM EAT

Akram Khan added : "He is not joining us for this series and his contract is nearing its end. And we have decided to not renew his contract any further," External link

thedailystarBD Saturday, November 13, 2021 4:36:00 PM EAT

Akram Khan said : "We have a few local coaches' names on our hands. We are also searching for a high-profile fielding coach and hopefully we can get someone on board within a month," External link

thedailystarBD Saturday, November 13, 2021 4:36:00 PM EAT

Akram Khan said : “The tour has finally been confirmed with ZC. As per the initial schedule, the team will leave on June 28 (early June 29), and the series will start on July 7. The schedule for the matches remains the same,” External link

dhakatribune Monday, June 21, 2021 2:06:00 PM EAT

Akram Khan told : "I am unclear about the plans for the Bangla Tigers. In fact, I haven't discussed it. I have to sit and talk with them. The main purpose of the A team is to provide a platform for players who are dropped from the national team alongside players who have potential to play for the national team. To be honest, I am still confused about this issue," External link

thedailystarBD Sunday, June 20, 2021 6:14:00 AM EAT

Akram Khan said ( about Nazmul Hasan ) : “There are boards which reduced salary of the cricketers and staff due to the pandemic. However, I requested our honorable president [Nazmul Hasan] for an increment between 10 to 20%. The increment will differ from player to player; we are still to decide on that. So far we have been given verbal approval on the matter,” External link

dhakatribune Thursday, June 17, 2021 7:09:00 PM EAT

Akram Khan said : "He had talked with me regarding lifting his ban earlier [in February this year]. His mother has been diagnosed with cancer. And hence, considering his family problems, we decided to lift his ban and let him play," External link

thedailystarBD Saturday, June 5, 2021 1:56:00 PM EAT

Akram Khan said : “It is difficult to find a coach during the Covid period but we will try to sign a coach before touring Zimbabwe as Australia will arrive right after the Zimbabwe series,” “Then England and New Zealand will also come. That’s why we are trying to finalise it now. Three spin bowling coaches (candidates) will come from Asia, one each from Sri Lanka, India and Pakistan. We are trying to communicate with them and maybe they will arrive in a few days. We will take the opinions of senior cricketers in the next two-three days, discuss it with the coaching staff, the head coach and we also need to think about it further” External link

island Saturday, June 5, 2021 5:51:00 AM EAT

Akram Khan said ( about Daniel Vettori ) : “In the current circumstance, it will be difficult to get him [Vettori]. Hence, we are not showing any interest for him… To be honest, some players want Sohel as the spin bowling coach. We will take everything into account before taking a decision,” External link

island Saturday, June 5, 2021 5:51:00 AM EAT

Akram Khan said : “It is difficult to find a coach during the Covid period but we will try to sign a coach before touring Zimbabwe as Australia will arrive right after the Zimbabwe series,” “Then England and New Zealand will also come. That’s why we are trying to finalise it now. Three spin bowling coaches (candidates) will come from Asia, one each from Sri Lanka, India and Pakistan. We are trying to communicate with them and maybe they will arrive in a few days. We will take the opinions of senior cricketers in the next two-three days, discuss it with the coaching staff, the head coach and we also need to think about it further” External link

island Saturday, June 5, 2021 5:51:00 AM EAT

Akram Khan said ( about Daniel Vettori ) : “In the current circumstance, it will be difficult to get him [Vettori]. Hence, we are not showing any interest for him… To be honest, some players want Sohel as the spin bowling coach. We will take everything into account before taking a decision,” External link

island Saturday, June 5, 2021 5:51:00 AM EAT

Akram Khan said : “It is difficult to find a coach during the Covid period but we will try to sign a coach before touring Zimbabwe as Australia will arrive right after the Zimbabwe series,” “Then England and New Zealand will also come. That’s why we are trying to finalise it now. Three spin bowling coaches (candidates) will come from Asia, one each from Sri Lanka, India and Pakistan. We are trying to communicate with them and maybe they will arrive in a few days. We will take the opinions of senior cricketers in the next two-three days, discuss it with the coaching staff, the head coach and we also need to think about it further” External link

island Friday, June 4, 2021 5:12:00 AM EAT

Akram Khan said ( about Daniel Vettori ) : “In the current circumstance, it will be difficult to get him [Vettori]. Hence, we are not showing any interest for him… To be honest, some players want Sohel as the spin bowling coach. We will take everything into account before taking a decision,” External link

island Friday, June 4, 2021 5:12:00 AM EAT

Akram Khan said : “It is difficult to find a coach during the Covid period but we will try to sign a coach before touring Zimbabwe as Australia will arrive right after the Zimbabwe series,” “Then England and New Zealand will also come. That’s why we are trying to finalise it now. Three spin bowling coaches (candidates) will come from Asia, one each from Sri Lanka, India and Pakistan. We are trying to communicate with them and maybe they will arrive in a few days. We will take the opinions of senior cricketers in the next two-three days, discuss it with the coaching staff, the head coach and we also need to think about it further” External link

island Thursday, June 3, 2021 4:59:00 AM EAT

Akram Khan said ( about Daniel Vettori ) : “In the current circumstance, it will be difficult to get him [Vettori]. Hence, we are not showing any interest for him… To be honest, some players want Sohel as the spin bowling coach. We will take everything into account before taking a decision,” External link

island Thursday, June 3, 2021 4:59:00 AM EAT

Akram Khan said : “It is difficult to find a coach during the Covid period but we will try to sign a coach before touring Zimbabwe as Australia will arrive right after the Zimbabwe series,” “Then England and New Zealand will also come. That’s why we are trying to finalise it now. Three spin bowling coaches (candidates) will come from Asia, one each from Sri Lanka, India and Pakistan. We are trying to communicate with them and maybe they will arrive in a few days. We will take the opinions of senior cricketers in the next two-three days, discuss it with the coaching staff, the head coach and we also need to think about it further” External link

island Thursday, June 3, 2021 4:59:00 AM EAT

Akram Khan said ( about Daniel Vettori ) : “In the current circumstance, it will be difficult to get him [Vettori]. Hence, we are not showing any interest for him… To be honest, some players want Sohel as the spin bowling coach. We will take everything into account before taking a decision,” External link

island Thursday, June 3, 2021 4:59:00 AM EAT

Akram Khan said : “We will have a spin coach from Asia. We spoke to three candidates for the post. One is from Sri Lanka, one from India and another one from Pakistan. We are still in discussion and they are likely to reach Dhaka in a few days. We will also take opinion from the senior cricketers [of the national team] in couple of days,” External link

dhakatribune Monday, May 31, 2021 7:40:00 PM EAT

Akram Khan said : “Many players have suggested Sohel too. That is totally their [players’] personal choice. The board will reach a decision taking all aspects into account,” External link

dhakatribune Monday, May 31, 2021 7:40:00 PM EAT

Akram Khan said : “We have a shortlist of three names for the batting coach. Among the options is one who have previously worked with Bangladesh team. It will take another three or four days for us to finalize,” External link

dhakatribune Monday, May 31, 2021 7:40:00 PM EAT

Akram Khan said : "The decision from players about their likings or disliking remains and nothing is certain yet. To tell you the truth, many players are also asking about our Sohel [Islam]. So we will judge everything before coming to a decision," "It's difficult [to make appointments] with the Covid situation. But still we like to appoint spin coach before the Zimbabwe series. After Zimbabwe, there is Australia, England and New Zealand so we will try now," External link

thedailystarBD Monday, May 31, 2021 1:49:00 PM EAT

Akram Khan said : “As you may have known, Australia have agreed to increase their T20I series from three to five matches,” External link

newsday Wednesday, May 26, 2021 1:26:00 AM EAT

Akram Khan informed ( about Khalid Mahmood ) : "He [Mahmud] tested positive and is in isolation at his home. As the Sri Lanka series is at home, no one else has been appointed as the team leader as we [BCB] can monitor the team here in Bangladesh. So there should not be any problem regarding the role of the team leader," External link

thedailystarBD Saturday, May 22, 2021 12:31:00 PM EAT

Akram Khan told : "I had some symptoms and that's why I took the coronavirus test which came back positive," External link

thedailystarBD Thursday, April 15, 2021 10:31:00 PM EAT

Akram Khan said : “I am doing fine at the moment. There is a bit of sore throat though. I am in isolation at home and have been receiving the required treatment,” External link

dhakatribune Saturday, April 10, 2021 10:06:00 AM EAT

Akram Khan said ( about Nazmul Hasan ) : “Our president (Nazmul Hasan) had mentioned this before and we will work accordingly. We are yet to have a detailed meeting on the terms of the contract. But there is no doubt that the new contract will see changes in terms and policies. The players will have to inform the format they want to play and also, if they want to play elsewhere (franchise leagues),” “A player will not be allowed to go anywhere apart from that mentioned in the paper. This understanding is open now. Before, the players used to deal with this personally with the board but now it will have to be on pen and paper. There will not be any scope for a change and one cannot claim that they are not being allowed to go to some tournament or being forced to play for the national team,” External link

dhakatribune Tuesday, April 6, 2021 3:39:00 PM EAT

Akram Khan said : "I heard that he said that I didn't read his letter," External link

business-standard Monday, March 22, 2021 2:29:00 PM EAT

Akram Khan said : “I heard that he said that I didn’t read his letter,” External link

financialexpress Monday, March 22, 2021 12:42:00 PM EAT

Akram Khan said ( about Shakib Al Hasan ) : “We did not sit for a meeting on that (Shakib issue) today (Sunday). So far I know is he gave a long interview, I am looking forward to watch that soon. I still do not know in details of what he has said. Heard only a little,” External link

dhakatribune Sunday, March 21, 2021 7:02:00 PM EAT

Akram Khan informed : “We will rethink about his NOC. If he is interested to play Test, then he shall be part of the squad and travel to play in Sri Lanka. And about the rest (of what Shakib said against the board and its directors) we will decide on what we can do,” External link

dhakatribune Sunday, March 21, 2021 7:02:00 PM EAT

Akram Khan told ( about Ekke Primauno ) : "What I've heard is that he sent me a letter and I didn't read it. Since I misinterpreted it, so I will discuss it with the board tomorrow or day after and reconsider his NOC [for IPL]. If he has interest in Test cricket then he will play. Regarding the other things he said, we will watch it before the board takes any decision," External link

thedailystarBD Sunday, March 21, 2021 6:16:00 PM EAT

Akram Khan says : “I wanted to tackle The Jungle Book from my perspective, rather than Kipling’s,” “We can’t ignore that he was a racist and an imperialist, but it doesn’t take away from the fact that the story was something that I connected with. It had a huge impact on me when I was a child” External link

msn-uk Friday, March 19, 2021 2:15:00 PM EAT

Akram Khan says : “It’s based on this idea, you know we have two ears and one mouth,” External link

msn-uk Friday, March 19, 2021 2:15:00 PM EAT

Akram Khan says : “Look, we are guests on this Earth,” External link

msn-uk Friday, March 19, 2021 2:15:00 PM EAT

Akram Khan said : “I stay with my uncle, trying to learn garment work with one hand, but it is tough. Also because my left arm is still recovering so I am unable to push myself,” External link

news18 Sunday, February 28, 2021 12:47:00 PM EAT

Akram Khan said ( about Shakib Al Hasan ) : "He [Shakib] sent us a letter to ask for permission to sit out the Sri Lanka tour as he wants to play in the IPL. We have given him permission. If someone doesn't want to play so it doesn't make sense to make them play forcefully," External link

thedailystarBD Friday, February 19, 2021 2:35:00 PM EAT

Akram Khan told : "He (Shakib) had recently given us a letter [asking] to skip the Test series against Sri Lanka as he wanted to take part in the IPL," External link

dhakatribune Friday, February 19, 2021 9:45:00 AM EAT

Akram Khan said ( about Shakib Al Hasan ) : “Shakib is not going [to New Zealand]. He applied [for leave] to stay with his [expecting] wife. After talking to the board president, we granted him leave,” External link

dailytimesPK Friday, February 12, 2021 6:40:00 AM EAT

Akram Khan said ( about Abdur Razzak ) : “He (Razzak) came to BCB and has already started working in the selection process. It will take may be another one or two days to complete the paper work. We are happy to have a player like him join as a member of the national selection panel,” External link

dhakatribune Thursday, February 11, 2021 6:42:00 PM EAT

Akram Khan said : "He had asked the board for leave. We will have him back with us after the New Zealand series. We discussed the matter with the board president and granted him leave," External link

thedailystarBD Thursday, February 11, 2021 4:05:00 PM EAT

Akram Khan said ( about Shakib Al Hasan ) : "Shakib has given a letter to the board asking for leave during the upcoming New Zealand tour to stay beside his wife for the birth of his child. We will make a decision over the issue in the next few days," External link

thedailystarBD Tuesday, February 9, 2021 11:15:00 PM EAT

Akram Khan told ( about Shakib Al Hasan ) : “He (Shakib) had written to the board asking for leave during the New Zealand tour. The board has granted him the leave,” External link

dhakatribune Tuesday, February 9, 2021 3:18:00 PM EAT

Akram Khan told : “He sent a letter to the board asking for leave during the New Zealand tour. We’ll make a decision soon,” External link

dhakatribune Tuesday, February 9, 2021 11:54:00 AM EAT

Akram Khan said : “We will argue for his bail, which is listed at Rohini court tomorrow,” External link

expressindia Monday, February 1, 2021 4:18:00 AM EAT

Akram Khan told : "Every year we watch the performances before drawing up the final list. Since we haven't been able to gauge performances this year, we will keep the current centrally contracted players for two series before taking our decision. Everything will be discussed by the board before taking a decision," External link

thedailystarBD Sunday, January 17, 2021 11:27:00 PM EAT

Akram Khan said : “We offer the contracts based on the performance of the cricketers. But this time there has been no cricket [last year] and thus we could not asses the performance. We will take a decision based on the performances from the upcoming series,” External link

dhakatribune Sunday, January 17, 2021 5:29:00 PM EAT

Akram Khan said : "To celebrate the occasion, we have designed the team jersey accordingly. We had huge plans but due to the corona virus pandemic, we had to think about health safety too. However, we might consider launching a special coin for the toss to mark the occasion during the series," External link

thedailystarBD Sunday, January 17, 2021 3:53:00 PM EAT

Akram Khan said ( about Jon Lewis ) : “He [Lewis] is coming in a day or two, after which we will speak in person,” “We had three or four coaches in our shortlist but we considered his experience. After discussing the shortlist among ourselves, including the head coach, we decided to select him. Due to the pandemic, nobody wants to go on a long-term contract. We will see him for a couple of series and then see if we can keep him for a longer period” External link

dailytimesPK Thursday, January 7, 2021 9:23:00 AM EAT

Akram Khan said ( about Daniel Vettori ) : "We have also run into trouble with Vettori, who wanted to come [for the West Indies series]. But there are a lot of difficult formalities [strict protocols] when someone returns to New Zealand," "Anyone going out of the country, has to mention when he or she is returning, and then the quarantine facilities are limited. He is going to join us when we go to New Zealand next month, and in the mean time, Sohel Islam will take his place," External link

irishsun Wednesday, January 6, 2021 9:14:00 PM EAT

Akram Khan said ( about Russell Domingo ) : "Domingo will join us again in January as he left for South Africa. As there is not much to do for the national coaching staff at the moment, they will join us again before the West Indies series," External link

thedailystarBD Saturday, December 12, 2020 5:14:00 PM EAT

Akram Khan said : “Look we have to make sure the health safety of the players and instructed everyone to follow those. We will undergo the corona virus test of all the payers when we will create the bio-bubble but before that we have ensured the health safety for every cricketer,” External link

dhakatribune Monday, November 9, 2020 6:16:00 PM EAT

Akram Khan said ( about Shakib Al Hasan ) : “Our cricketers at the moment are not in the bio-bubble for which it totally depends on Shakib where he will go. It is his responsibility. We cannot take the responsibility for this,” External link

dhakatribune Friday, November 6, 2020 7:52:00 PM EAT

Akram Khan says : “For a dancer, the only opponent is you: you’re fighting with yourself to just make it to the end of the performance, whereas in the cage they are trained to take down their opponent,” “Both modes of violence tell a story and entertain to a degree, but the intention is different. Anything that takes you to the edge, whether it’s emotional or physical, is a form of violence” External link

guardian Friday, November 6, 2020 5:34:00 PM EAT

Akram Khan says : “The fighters surprised me, because they were so philosophical about what they do,” “For Mike, he was referencing Carl Jung and talking about the need to express the violence within us in a controlled way. For MVP, it was all about entertainment and emulating his childhood heroes like Bruce Lee. Terry came from a very violent childhood and then enlisted to fight in Afghanistan and experienced his own traumas there, so MMA is a way for him to focus and channel his frustrations. Their violence is extremely disciplined, not fuelled by rage” External link

guardian Friday, November 6, 2020 5:34:00 PM EAT

Akram Khan says : “The dance became part of the show and the audience was really open about it,” “The people I spoke to afterwards kept saying that it was something really different. It was an experiment in how movement in different environments change the way that you feel” External link

guardian Friday, November 6, 2020 5:34:00 PM EAT

Akram Khan said : “Three-four operations took place at GTB Hospital but my treatment there was cut short because it was made a COVID-19 facility. Three months after the incident and treatment at GTB, I shifted to St. Stephen’s Hospital where another operation took place. One more operation is left but doctors are yet to finalise the date. Money is a concern because I have lost my job and now I am fully dependent on my family,” External link

Hindu Thursday, October 8, 2020 10:45:00 PM EAT

Akram Khan added : "If everything remains positive, we hope to go on the tour sometime between the 7th and 10th of the next month. Since the Lanka Premier League (LPL) has also been delayed, they have time," External link

thedailystarBD Saturday, September 26, 2020 10:33:00 PM EAT

Akram Khan said ( about Nizamuddin Chowdhury ) : "We were supposed to leave for Sri Lanka tomorrow but we are not being able to do so. Head coach [Russel Domingo], selectors and BCB CEO [Nizamuddin Chowdhury] sat for a meeting and decided to give a three-day break to the players. We will return to training after three days and we hope that we will get a response from the SLC in two-three days," External link

thedailystarBD Saturday, September 26, 2020 10:33:00 PM EAT

Akram Khan added : "If everything remains positive, we hope to go on the tour sometime between the 7th and 10th of the next month. Since their [Lankan] Premier League (LPL) has also been delayed, so they also have time," External link

thedailystarBD Saturday, September 26, 2020 10:33:00 PM EAT

Akram Khan told : "There was an offer from the IPL but since we have a tour coming up, we didn't give him the NOC. He is an important cricketer for us and this upcoming series is also important," External link

srilankasource Friday, September 4, 2020 10:15:00 PM EAT

Akram Khan informed ( about Neil McKenzie ) : "Our batting consultant Neil McKenzie has not yet confirmed us if he will join the side on their Sri Lanka tour. We will be contacting him and in 2-3 days we will be able to know if he is able to join or not. And even if he can not join Bangladesh on the Sri Lanka tour, we still have a few options in our hand," External link

thedailystarBD Thursday, August 20, 2020 12:53:00 PM EAT

Akram Khan said : "After the test we are planning to take them to the hotel, where we will practise from September 21 for a few days before travelling to Sri Lanka," External link

thedailystarBD Tuesday, August 18, 2020 11:10:00 PM EAT

Akram Khan said : "We are hoping to declare the team by September 10 to 15 and will have a squad if 20 to 22 players. Covid-19 is not as easy as we think. There is a lot of risk involved and we need to keep enough options ready. We are still discussing the squad. It is a long tour and we are to know the length of quarantine that we will have after reaching Colombo. The coaches have to be in quarantine once they reach Dhaka. The process ahead is long and tough and we need to plan well to handle that," External link

thedailystarBD Tuesday, August 18, 2020 11:10:00 PM EAT

Akram Khan said : "No [there will be no limited-overs cricket] because the Test series is of the ICC Championship. We had requested them to play but they have the LPL T20 schedule to maintain. We are yet to understand the length of quarantine in Colombo. But these things will be decided soon and most probably we are going to stay in Colombo for the whole time, given it has the best health facilities," External link

thedailystarBD Tuesday, August 18, 2020 11:10:00 PM EAT

Akram Khan said : “There will be slight change in schedule. We will most likely collect samples for Covid-19 test of the cricketers on September 18 while they are at home. We will have a short camp starting on September 21 before leaving for Sri Lanka,” External link

dhakatribune Tuesday, August 18, 2020 6:13:00 PM EAT

Akram Khan explained : “We are hoping to declare the team by September 10 to 15 and will have a squad of 20 to 22 players. Covid-19 is not as easy as we are treating it. There is a lot of risk involved and we need to keep enough options ready. We are still discussing the squad. It is a long tour and we are yet to know the length of quarantine that we will have to go through after reaching Colombo. The coaches have to be in quarantine once they reach Dhaka. The process ahead is long and tough and we need to be well planned to handle that,” External link

dhakatribune Tuesday, August 18, 2020 6:13:00 PM EAT

Akram Khan said : "On September 18, players' samples [for coronavirus test] will be collected from their homes. We are thinking of moving the players to a hotel on September 20. The camp for the Sri Lanka tour will begin on September 21. We will practice here for a while before leaving the country for Sri Lanka," External link

thedailystarBD Tuesday, August 18, 2020 6:07:00 PM EAT

Akram Khan told : "It is exciting to play three Tests, but it will also be a difficult time as they haven't played lately," External link

news-yahoo-in Thursday, August 13, 2020 4:23:00 PM EAT

Akram Khan said : “It is exciting to play three Tests but it will also be a difficult time as they [the players] haven’t played in last five or six months,” External link

dailytimesPK Thursday, August 13, 2020 8:43:00 AM EAT

Akram Khan said : "We need to be clear about what the ICC guidelines say regarding his ban before we can move forward. We know that he can't practice with the team before his ban comes to an end. We have to consult the coach, Shakib and the board president and it was an agenda in the meeting but nothing has been finalised," External link

thedailystarBD Wednesday, August 12, 2020 10:56:00 PM EAT

Akram Khan added : "Definitely it's in our minds that he is an important player and when he is there, the team becomes stronger," External link

thedailystarBD Wednesday, August 12, 2020 10:56:00 PM EAT

Akram Khan said ( about Ekke Primauno ) : “We will go there on September 23 while the Test series will start from October 24,” External link

dhakatribune Wednesday, August 12, 2020 6:13:00 PM EAT

Akram Khan informed : "We have settled on a date when we will be travelling to Sri Lanka. We may practice for 10-12 days here in Bangladesh in the middle of September before going to Sri Lanka with the HP team along with us. We will practice for 20-25 days together and then on October 24 our series will commence," External link

thedailystarBD Wednesday, August 12, 2020 5:17:00 PM EAT

Akram Khan informed ( about Shakib Al Hasan ) : "Shakib will be free [from the imposed ban] on October 29 and till then he can not practice with the team. We will have to discuss this issue with the head coach, Shakib himself and also with the board president and then come to a decision," External link

thedailystarBD Wednesday, August 12, 2020 5:17:00 PM EAT

Akram Khan said : “Discussion between BCB and SLC is happening regularly about the new schedule and hopefully everything will be finalised soon. Earlier, we were only scheduled to play a three-Test series but now we are also trying to add some [shorter-version] matches and we have included that point in the new discussion which started after the suspension of ICC World T20,” External link

dhakatribune Monday, August 3, 2020 1:53:00 PM EAT

Akram Khan said : "This is not the first time he was practicing outside his house. We have seen him running in the streets. We saw him working out in an empty field. He will have to take responsibility for his actions. We are not responsible if anything untoward happens due to this," External link

thedailystarBD Wednesday, July 8, 2020 9:05:00 PM EAT

Akram Khan told : "Right now, we have some plans in place and the coaches are ready to come in as well. You need more time to prepare for Tests and thus we couldn't go to Sri Lanka. When the coronavirus pandemic first emerged, it caused panic, it took us some time to grasp the situation. We couldn't just make a rushed decision and go there. The bowlers would need at least a month to get back bowling fitness," External link

thedailystarBD Thursday, July 2, 2020 9:49:00 PM EAT

Akram Khan said ( about Wasim Akram ) : "Wasim bhai do you remember what happened in the Asia Cup in Sharjah?" External link

tribune Wednesday, May 20, 2020 2:43:00 PM EAT

Akram Khan said : “Cherry is the second fruit crop after strawberry. It will be a challenge to ship the crop after plucking starts in May. All inter-district and inter-State transport is banned. This virus may eat up our produce too,” External link

thehindu Sunday, March 29, 2020 12:56:00 AM EAT

Akram Khan says : "We have decided not to touch anything coming from outside, like milk and veggies, or to entertain any person from outside, even if we have to starve," External link

timesofindia Thursday, March 26, 2020 2:54:00 AM EAT

Akram Khan told : “It is no doubt a deserving feat for a quality player like Tamim Iqbal. His stats speak volumes about his caliber. It is unfortunate we do not get players like Tamim Iqbal and Mushfiqur Rahim in domestic cricket more often due to the hectic International schedule,” External link

dhakatribune Sunday, February 2, 2020 5:45:00 PM EAT

Akram Khan said : “Born and brought up in Prayagraj, I decided to get birth certificates made for us following the talk that even citizens of India may need to prove their citizenship,” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, January 10, 2020 11:21:00 PM EAT

Akram Khan said : “I never thought that I would suddenly need a birth certificate in my ‘50s. Born and brought up in Prayagraj, I decided to get birth certificates made for me and my wife following the talk that even citizens of India may need to prove their citizenship. Not wanting to take any chances I approached a lawyer friend to inquire about the documents I may need to get the birth certificates made as we both lack hospital slips of our birth,” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, January 10, 2020 1:41:00 PM EAT

Akram Khan said : “I never thought that I would suddenly need a birth certificate in my 50s. Born and brought up in Prayagraj, I decided to get birth certificates made for me and my wife following the talk that even citizens of India may need to prove their citizenship,” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, January 10, 2020 7:57:00 AM EAT

Akram Khan told : “I respect the party’s decision on the CAA and the NRC and have been serving it for 25 years,” External link

Hindu Thursday, January 9, 2020 11:42:00 PM EAT

Akram Khan told : “I respect the party’s decision on the CAA and the NRC and have been serving it for 25 years,” External link

Hindu Thursday, January 9, 2020 11:26:00 AM EAT

Akram Khan added : “I have asked the Firozabad civil police to provide sufficient force to escort Nabi to the district hospital and back to the jail,” External link

timesofindia Friday, December 27, 2019 6:38:00 PM EAT

Akram Khan said ( about Ekke Primauno ) : “We may ask Pakistan to split the Test and Twenty20 series,” “Which series we play first will depend on the security report. If we don’t get the green signal for some reason then we have to discuss with them over playing at a neutral venue but if we get the green signal then it’s different” External link

tribune Sunday, December 8, 2019 5:46:00 PM EAT

Akram Khan told : “Flower is not coming so we have appointed Mark O’ Donnell from New Zealand as the head coach of Rangpur rangers,” External link

dhakatribune Monday, December 2, 2019 8:58:00 PM EAT

Akram Khan said : “The security staff blamed the mother for losing the child, and only after repeated coaxing did they make an announcement about the missing boy. They didn’t search the water body even once. Isn’t that a criminal offence? Had they not been so negligent and had alerted us about the water body beforehand — or even deployed a diver immediately after we reported about the missing child — he could have been saved,” External link

timesofindia Monday, November 18, 2019 10:43:00 AM EAT

Akram Khan said : "The security staff only blamed the mother for losing our child and after repeated coaxing made some announcement about our missing son. They did not search the water body even for once. Isn’t that a criminal offence? Had they been not so negligent and alerted us about the water body beforehand or even deployed a diver immediately after we reported about the missing child, Owais could have been saved," External link

timesofindia Sunday, November 17, 2019 7:59:00 PM EAT

Akram Khan écrit : "J'ai toujours pensé que mon travail était consciemment apolitique (...) mais nous réfléchissons à l'avenir, à ce que nous laissons derrière nous pour nos enfants" External link

tv5 Thursday, July 18, 2019 7:49:00 PM EAT

Akram Khan écrit : "J'ai toujours pensé que mon travail était consciemment apolitique (...) mais nous réfléchissons à l'avenir, à ce que nous laissons derrière nous pour nos enfants" External link

la-croix Thursday, July 18, 2019 6:50:00 PM EAT

Akram Khan afirma : “Há sempre elementos de sacrifício no que fazemos” External link

visao Thursday, March 9, 2017 2:29:00 PM EAT



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Akram Khan said : "The officials who come to inspect venues look at traveling arrangements and security. They don't show interest in too many venues. We talked to England about Sylhet but they didn't want to play across more than two venues," External link

thedailystarBD Friday, January 27, 2023 11:00:00 PM EAT

Akram Khan said : “Since June 15, I have sold the produce of 40 acres in Karnal mandi at 3,500 to 3,800 per quintal. We have resown 17 acres of paddy after selling first crop last month. The second paddy crop will be harvested by the first week of November, hence we will get enough time to grow mustard or wheat,” External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, August 20, 2022 11:22:00 PM EAT

Akram Khan says : “They didn’t know I was there,” External link

guardian Saturday, July 16, 2022 2:34:00 PM EAT

Akram Khan states : “I loved how he saw his art in the world he lived in” External link

Hindu Thursday, July 7, 2022 6:00:00 PM EAT

Akram Khan said : "We need to improve mental aspects but if we take on too much pressure, that is hampered. If you go out to bat with the mentality that you have to score, it won't happen. I think players should avoid the media for their own well-being," "Before India became world champions, I did not see any of their players in the media for about a year prior to the mega-event. If you do well, the media will write positively about you. But if you are unable to perform, it might add more mental pressure to read such news. Cricketers should stay away from media" External link

thedailystarBD Tuesday, June 21, 2022 5:43:00 PM EAT

Akram Khan said : “We haven’t been able to play with our full squad for the past two years. Some key players were out due to injuries. We were heavily hit by Covid as there were hardly any matches to play. Keeping all these things in mind, I can say that we never really were full strength. Some young players have come up the ranks. Some players like Liton Das have been doing well off late. So this is possibly the first time we had a full strength squad to play against South Africa and more importantly, we played as a team because of which we have done well in the first match against South Africa,” External link

india Wednesday, March 23, 2022 4:27:00 PM EAT

Akram Khan said ( about Cricket Operations ) : "I didn't want to talk today but since you have already arrived, I have to say something. We took a decision as a family. Since I have been at the Cricket Operations department for eight years, I have received the most help from our honourable board president. He was with me during all the good and the bad times. So, after discussing the matter with him tomorrow, I will communicate my decision," "I can't tell you anything until I talk to him. I phoned him at 3 PM today but he didn't reply. Maybe he will call at any time and when he does, I will discuss the issue" External link

thedailystarBD Tuesday, December 21, 2021 5:48:00 PM EAT

Akram Khan said : "Since I have been at this role for quite a few years, there is a mental and physical toll and considering all that, I took the decision to take a break. Now I will discuss the matter before finalizing things but right now I can't say anything. I will take his advise and follow it," External link

thedailystarBD Tuesday, December 21, 2021 5:48:00 PM EAT

Akram Khan told : “It is a family decision. I won't be in this post. I have been part of cricket operations for eight years. I got a lot of support from board president Papon bhai during this time. I will speak to him first before speaking about it officially to the media. I can say you only this much as you all are here [in front of my house],” External link

dhakatribune Tuesday, December 21, 2021 5:42:00 PM EAT

Akram Khan said : "We gave him a letter so that we could meet and talk about his recent interviews. He came at 6 pm. I was there, along with Jalal Bhai, Sohel Bhai and the CEO. We had a good chat. We wanted to remove any misunderstanding between him and the selectors. It wasn't a show cause," External link

irishsun Friday, November 19, 2021 8:22:00 PM EAT

Akram Khan added : "He is not joining us for this series and his contract is nearing its end. And we have decided to not renew his contract any further," External link

thedailystarBD Saturday, November 13, 2021 4:36:00 PM EAT

Akram Khan said : "We have a few local coaches' names on our hands. We are also searching for a high-profile fielding coach and hopefully we can get someone on board within a month," External link

thedailystarBD Saturday, November 13, 2021 4:36:00 PM EAT

Akram Khan said : “The tour has finally been confirmed with ZC. As per the initial schedule, the team will leave on June 28 (early June 29), and the series will start on July 7. The schedule for the matches remains the same,” External link

dhakatribune Monday, June 21, 2021 2:06:00 PM EAT

Akram Khan told : "I am unclear about the plans for the Bangla Tigers. In fact, I haven't discussed it. I have to sit and talk with them. The main purpose of the A team is to provide a platform for players who are dropped from the national team alongside players who have potential to play for the national team. To be honest, I am still confused about this issue," External link

thedailystarBD Sunday, June 20, 2021 6:14:00 AM EAT

Akram Khan said ( about Nazmul Hasan ) : “There are boards which reduced salary of the cricketers and staff due to the pandemic. However, I requested our honorable president [Nazmul Hasan] for an increment between 10 to 20%. The increment will differ from player to player; we are still to decide on that. So far we have been given verbal approval on the matter,” External link

dhakatribune Thursday, June 17, 2021 7:09:00 PM EAT

Akram Khan said : "He had talked with me regarding lifting his ban earlier [in February this year]. His mother has been diagnosed with cancer. And hence, considering his family problems, we decided to lift his ban and let him play," External link

thedailystarBD Saturday, June 5, 2021 1:56:00 PM EAT

Akram Khan said : “It is difficult to find a coach during the Covid period but we will try to sign a coach before touring Zimbabwe as Australia will arrive right after the Zimbabwe series,” “Then England and New Zealand will also come. That’s why we are trying to finalise it now. Three spin bowling coaches (candidates) will come from Asia, one each from Sri Lanka, India and Pakistan. We are trying to communicate with them and maybe they will arrive in a few days. We will take the opinions of senior cricketers in the next two-three days, discuss it with the coaching staff, the head coach and we also need to think about it further” External link

island Saturday, June 5, 2021 5:51:00 AM EAT

Akram Khan said ( about Daniel Vettori ) : “In the current circumstance, it will be difficult to get him [Vettori]. Hence, we are not showing any interest for him… To be honest, some players want Sohel as the spin bowling coach. We will take everything into account before taking a decision,” External link

island Saturday, June 5, 2021 5:51:00 AM EAT

Akram Khan said : “It is difficult to find a coach during the Covid period but we will try to sign a coach before touring Zimbabwe as Australia will arrive right after the Zimbabwe series,” “Then England and New Zealand will also come. That’s why we are trying to finalise it now. Three spin bowling coaches (candidates) will come from Asia, one each from Sri Lanka, India and Pakistan. We are trying to communicate with them and maybe they will arrive in a few days. We will take the opinions of senior cricketers in the next two-three days, discuss it with the coaching staff, the head coach and we also need to think about it further” External link

island Saturday, June 5, 2021 5:51:00 AM EAT

Akram Khan said ( about Daniel Vettori ) : “In the current circumstance, it will be difficult to get him [Vettori]. Hence, we are not showing any interest for him… To be honest, some players want Sohel as the spin bowling coach. We will take everything into account before taking a decision,” External link

island Saturday, June 5, 2021 5:51:00 AM EAT

Akram Khan said : “It is difficult to find a coach during the Covid period but we will try to sign a coach before touring Zimbabwe as Australia will arrive right after the Zimbabwe series,” “Then England and New Zealand will also come. That’s why we are trying to finalise it now. Three spin bowling coaches (candidates) will come from Asia, one each from Sri Lanka, India and Pakistan. We are trying to communicate with them and maybe they will arrive in a few days. We will take the opinions of senior cricketers in the next two-three days, discuss it with the coaching staff, the head coach and we also need to think about it further” External link

island Friday, June 4, 2021 5:12:00 AM EAT

Akram Khan said ( about Daniel Vettori ) : “In the current circumstance, it will be difficult to get him [Vettori]. Hence, we are not showing any interest for him… To be honest, some players want Sohel as the spin bowling coach. We will take everything into account before taking a decision,” External link

island Friday, June 4, 2021 5:12:00 AM EAT

Akram Khan said : “It is difficult to find a coach during the Covid period but we will try to sign a coach before touring Zimbabwe as Australia will arrive right after the Zimbabwe series,” “Then England and New Zealand will also come. That’s why we are trying to finalise it now. Three spin bowling coaches (candidates) will come from Asia, one each from Sri Lanka, India and Pakistan. We are trying to communicate with them and maybe they will arrive in a few days. We will take the opinions of senior cricketers in the next two-three days, discuss it with the coaching staff, the head coach and we also need to think about it further” External link

island Thursday, June 3, 2021 4:59:00 AM EAT

Akram Khan said ( about Daniel Vettori ) : “In the current circumstance, it will be difficult to get him [Vettori]. Hence, we are not showing any interest for him… To be honest, some players want Sohel as the spin bowling coach. We will take everything into account before taking a decision,” External link

island Thursday, June 3, 2021 4:59:00 AM EAT

Akram Khan said : “It is difficult to find a coach during the Covid period but we will try to sign a coach before touring Zimbabwe as Australia will arrive right after the Zimbabwe series,” “Then England and New Zealand will also come. That’s why we are trying to finalise it now. Three spin bowling coaches (candidates) will come from Asia, one each from Sri Lanka, India and Pakistan. We are trying to communicate with them and maybe they will arrive in a few days. We will take the opinions of senior cricketers in the next two-three days, discuss it with the coaching staff, the head coach and we also need to think about it further” External link

island Thursday, June 3, 2021 4:59:00 AM EAT

Akram Khan said ( about Daniel Vettori ) : “In the current circumstance, it will be difficult to get him [Vettori]. Hence, we are not showing any interest for him… To be honest, some players want Sohel as the spin bowling coach. We will take everything into account before taking a decision,” External link

island Thursday, June 3, 2021 4:59:00 AM EAT

Akram Khan said : “We will have a spin coach from Asia. We spoke to three candidates for the post. One is from Sri Lanka, one from India and another one from Pakistan. We are still in discussion and they are likely to reach Dhaka in a few days. We will also take opinion from the senior cricketers [of the national team] in couple of days,” External link

dhakatribune Monday, May 31, 2021 7:40:00 PM EAT

Akram Khan said : “Many players have suggested Sohel too. That is totally their [players’] personal choice. The board will reach a decision taking all aspects into account,” External link

dhakatribune Monday, May 31, 2021 7:40:00 PM EAT

Akram Khan said : “We have a shortlist of three names for the batting coach. Among the options is one who have previously worked with Bangladesh team. It will take another three or four days for us to finalize,” External link

dhakatribune Monday, May 31, 2021 7:40:00 PM EAT

Akram Khan said : "The decision from players about their likings or disliking remains and nothing is certain yet. To tell you the truth, many players are also asking about our Sohel [Islam]. So we will judge everything before coming to a decision," "It's difficult [to make appointments] with the Covid situation. But still we like to appoint spin coach before the Zimbabwe series. After Zimbabwe, there is Australia, England and New Zealand so we will try now," External link

thedailystarBD Monday, May 31, 2021 1:49:00 PM EAT

Akram Khan said : “As you may have known, Australia have agreed to increase their T20I series from three to five matches,” External link

newsday Wednesday, May 26, 2021 1:26:00 AM EAT

Akram Khan informed ( about Khalid Mahmood ) : "He [Mahmud] tested positive and is in isolation at his home. As the Sri Lanka series is at home, no one else has been appointed as the team leader as we [BCB] can monitor the team here in Bangladesh. So there should not be any problem regarding the role of the team leader," External link

thedailystarBD Saturday, May 22, 2021 12:31:00 PM EAT

Akram Khan told : "I had some symptoms and that's why I took the coronavirus test which came back positive," External link

thedailystarBD Thursday, April 15, 2021 10:31:00 PM EAT

Akram Khan said : “I am doing fine at the moment. There is a bit of sore throat though. I am in isolation at home and have been receiving the required treatment,” External link

dhakatribune Saturday, April 10, 2021 10:06:00 AM EAT

Akram Khan said ( about Nazmul Hasan ) : “Our president (Nazmul Hasan) had mentioned this before and we will work accordingly. We are yet to have a detailed meeting on the terms of the contract. But there is no doubt that the new contract will see changes in terms and policies. The players will have to inform the format they want to play and also, if they want to play elsewhere (franchise leagues),” “A player will not be allowed to go anywhere apart from that mentioned in the paper. This understanding is open now. Before, the players used to deal with this personally with the board but now it will have to be on pen and paper. There will not be any scope for a change and one cannot claim that they are not being allowed to go to some tournament or being forced to play for the national team,” External link

dhakatribune Tuesday, April 6, 2021 3:39:00 PM EAT

Akram Khan said : "I heard that he said that I didn't read his letter," External link

business-standard Monday, March 22, 2021 2:29:00 PM EAT

Akram Khan said : “I heard that he said that I didn’t read his letter,” External link

financialexpress Monday, March 22, 2021 12:42:00 PM EAT

Akram Khan said ( about Shakib Al Hasan ) : “We did not sit for a meeting on that (Shakib issue) today (Sunday). So far I know is he gave a long interview, I am looking forward to watch that soon. I still do not know in details of what he has said. Heard only a little,” External link

dhakatribune Sunday, March 21, 2021 7:02:00 PM EAT

Akram Khan informed : “We will rethink about his NOC. If he is interested to play Test, then he shall be part of the squad and travel to play in Sri Lanka. And about the rest (of what Shakib said against the board and its directors) we will decide on what we can do,” External link

dhakatribune Sunday, March 21, 2021 7:02:00 PM EAT

Akram Khan told ( about Ekke Primauno ) : "What I've heard is that he sent me a letter and I didn't read it. Since I misinterpreted it, so I will discuss it with the board tomorrow or day after and reconsider his NOC [for IPL]. If he has interest in Test cricket then he will play. Regarding the other things he said, we will watch it before the board takes any decision," External link

thedailystarBD Sunday, March 21, 2021 6:16:00 PM EAT

Akram Khan says : “I wanted to tackle The Jungle Book from my perspective, rather than Kipling’s,” “We can’t ignore that he was a racist and an imperialist, but it doesn’t take away from the fact that the story was something that I connected with. It had a huge impact on me when I was a child” External link

msn-uk Friday, March 19, 2021 2:15:00 PM EAT

Akram Khan says : “It’s based on this idea, you know we have two ears and one mouth,” External link

msn-uk Friday, March 19, 2021 2:15:00 PM EAT

Akram Khan says : “Look, we are guests on this Earth,” External link

msn-uk Friday, March 19, 2021 2:15:00 PM EAT

Akram Khan said : “I stay with my uncle, trying to learn garment work with one hand, but it is tough. Also because my left arm is still recovering so I am unable to push myself,” External link

news18 Sunday, February 28, 2021 12:47:00 PM EAT

Akram Khan said ( about Shakib Al Hasan ) : "He [Shakib] sent us a letter to ask for permission to sit out the Sri Lanka tour as he wants to play in the IPL. We have given him permission. If someone doesn't want to play so it doesn't make sense to make them play forcefully," External link

thedailystarBD Friday, February 19, 2021 2:35:00 PM EAT

Akram Khan told : "He (Shakib) had recently given us a letter [asking] to skip the Test series against Sri Lanka as he wanted to take part in the IPL," External link

dhakatribune Friday, February 19, 2021 9:45:00 AM EAT

Akram Khan said ( about Shakib Al Hasan ) : “Shakib is not going [to New Zealand]. He applied [for leave] to stay with his [expecting] wife. After talking to the board president, we granted him leave,” External link

dailytimesPK Friday, February 12, 2021 6:40:00 AM EAT

Akram Khan said ( about Abdur Razzak ) : “He (Razzak) came to BCB and has already started working in the selection process. It will take may be another one or two days to complete the paper work. We are happy to have a player like him join as a member of the national selection panel,” External link

dhakatribune Thursday, February 11, 2021 6:42:00 PM EAT

Akram Khan said : "He had asked the board for leave. We will have him back with us after the New Zealand series. We discussed the matter with the board president and granted him leave," External link

thedailystarBD Thursday, February 11, 2021 4:05:00 PM EAT

Akram Khan said ( about Shakib Al Hasan ) : "Shakib has given a letter to the board asking for leave during the upcoming New Zealand tour to stay beside his wife for the birth of his child. We will make a decision over the issue in the next few days," External link

thedailystarBD Tuesday, February 9, 2021 11:15:00 PM EAT

Akram Khan told ( about Shakib Al Hasan ) : “He (Shakib) had written to the board asking for leave during the New Zealand tour. The board has granted him the leave,” External link

dhakatribune Tuesday, February 9, 2021 3:18:00 PM EAT

Akram Khan told : “He sent a letter to the board asking for leave during the New Zealand tour. We’ll make a decision soon,” External link

dhakatribune Tuesday, February 9, 2021 11:54:00 AM EAT

Akram Khan said : “We will argue for his bail, which is listed at Rohini court tomorrow,” External link

expressindia Monday, February 1, 2021 4:18:00 AM EAT

Akram Khan told : "Every year we watch the performances before drawing up the final list. Since we haven't been able to gauge performances this year, we will keep the current centrally contracted players for two series before taking our decision. Everything will be discussed by the board before taking a decision," External link

thedailystarBD Sunday, January 17, 2021 11:27:00 PM EAT

Akram Khan said : “We offer the contracts based on the performance of the cricketers. But this time there has been no cricket [last year] and thus we could not asses the performance. We will take a decision based on the performances from the upcoming series,” External link

dhakatribune Sunday, January 17, 2021 5:29:00 PM EAT

Akram Khan said : "To celebrate the occasion, we have designed the team jersey accordingly. We had huge plans but due to the corona virus pandemic, we had to think about health safety too. However, we might consider launching a special coin for the toss to mark the occasion during the series," External link

thedailystarBD Sunday, January 17, 2021 3:53:00 PM EAT

Akram Khan said ( about Jon Lewis ) : “He [Lewis] is coming in a day or two, after which we will speak in person,” “We had three or four coaches in our shortlist but we considered his experience. After discussing the shortlist among ourselves, including the head coach, we decided to select him. Due to the pandemic, nobody wants to go on a long-term contract. We will see him for a couple of series and then see if we can keep him for a longer period” External link

dailytimesPK Thursday, January 7, 2021 9:23:00 AM EAT

Akram Khan said ( about Daniel Vettori ) : "We have also run into trouble with Vettori, who wanted to come [for the West Indies series]. But there are a lot of difficult formalities [strict protocols] when someone returns to New Zealand," "Anyone going out of the country, has to mention when he or she is returning, and then the quarantine facilities are limited. He is going to join us when we go to New Zealand next month, and in the mean time, Sohel Islam will take his place," External link

irishsun Wednesday, January 6, 2021 9:14:00 PM EAT

Akram Khan said ( about Russell Domingo ) : "Domingo will join us again in January as he left for South Africa. As there is not much to do for the national coaching staff at the moment, they will join us again before the West Indies series," External link

thedailystarBD Saturday, December 12, 2020 5:14:00 PM EAT

Akram Khan said : “Look we have to make sure the health safety of the players and instructed everyone to follow those. We will undergo the corona virus test of all the payers when we will create the bio-bubble but before that we have ensured the health safety for every cricketer,” External link

dhakatribune Monday, November 9, 2020 6:16:00 PM EAT

Akram Khan said ( about Shakib Al Hasan ) : “Our cricketers at the moment are not in the bio-bubble for which it totally depends on Shakib where he will go. It is his responsibility. We cannot take the responsibility for this,” External link

dhakatribune Friday, November 6, 2020 7:52:00 PM EAT

Akram Khan says : “For a dancer, the only opponent is you: you’re fighting with yourself to just make it to the end of the performance, whereas in the cage they are trained to take down their opponent,” “Both modes of violence tell a story and entertain to a degree, but the intention is different. Anything that takes you to the edge, whether it’s emotional or physical, is a form of violence” External link

guardian Friday, November 6, 2020 5:34:00 PM EAT

Akram Khan says : “The fighters surprised me, because they were so philosophical about what they do,” “For Mike, he was referencing Carl Jung and talking about the need to express the violence within us in a controlled way. For MVP, it was all about entertainment and emulating his childhood heroes like Bruce Lee. Terry came from a very violent childhood and then enlisted to fight in Afghanistan and experienced his own traumas there, so MMA is a way for him to focus and channel his frustrations. Their violence is extremely disciplined, not fuelled by rage” External link

guardian Friday, November 6, 2020 5:34:00 PM EAT

Akram Khan says : “The dance became part of the show and the audience was really open about it,” “The people I spoke to afterwards kept saying that it was something really different. It was an experiment in how movement in different environments change the way that you feel” External link

guardian Friday, November 6, 2020 5:34:00 PM EAT

Akram Khan said : “Three-four operations took place at GTB Hospital but my treatment there was cut short because it was made a COVID-19 facility. Three months after the incident and treatment at GTB, I shifted to St. Stephen’s Hospital where another operation took place. One more operation is left but doctors are yet to finalise the date. Money is a concern because I have lost my job and now I am fully dependent on my family,” External link

Hindu Thursday, October 8, 2020 10:45:00 PM EAT

Akram Khan added : "If everything remains positive, we hope to go on the tour sometime between the 7th and 10th of the next month. Since the Lanka Premier League (LPL) has also been delayed, they have time," External link

thedailystarBD Saturday, September 26, 2020 10:33:00 PM EAT

Akram Khan said ( about Nizamuddin Chowdhury ) : "We were supposed to leave for Sri Lanka tomorrow but we are not being able to do so. Head coach [Russel Domingo], selectors and BCB CEO [Nizamuddin Chowdhury] sat for a meeting and decided to give a three-day break to the players. We will return to training after three days and we hope that we will get a response from the SLC in two-three days," External link

thedailystarBD Saturday, September 26, 2020 10:33:00 PM EAT

Akram Khan added : "If everything remains positive, we hope to go on the tour sometime between the 7th and 10th of the next month. Since their [Lankan] Premier League (LPL) has also been delayed, so they also have time," External link

thedailystarBD Saturday, September 26, 2020 10:33:00 PM EAT

Akram Khan told : "There was an offer from the IPL but since we have a tour coming up, we didn't give him the NOC. He is an important cricketer for us and this upcoming series is also important," External link

srilankasource Friday, September 4, 2020 10:15:00 PM EAT

Akram Khan informed ( about Neil McKenzie ) : "Our batting consultant Neil McKenzie has not yet confirmed us if he will join the side on their Sri Lanka tour. We will be contacting him and in 2-3 days we will be able to know if he is able to join or not. And even if he can not join Bangladesh on the Sri Lanka tour, we still have a few options in our hand," External link

thedailystarBD Thursday, August 20, 2020 12:53:00 PM EAT

Akram Khan said : "After the test we are planning to take them to the hotel, where we will practise from September 21 for a few days before travelling to Sri Lanka," External link

thedailystarBD Tuesday, August 18, 2020 11:10:00 PM EAT

Akram Khan said : "We are hoping to declare the team by September 10 to 15 and will have a squad if 20 to 22 players. Covid-19 is not as easy as we think. There is a lot of risk involved and we need to keep enough options ready. We are still discussing the squad. It is a long tour and we are to know the length of quarantine that we will have after reaching Colombo. The coaches have to be in quarantine once they reach Dhaka. The process ahead is long and tough and we need to plan well to handle that," External link

thedailystarBD Tuesday, August 18, 2020 11:10:00 PM EAT

Akram Khan said : "No [there will be no limited-overs cricket] because the Test series is of the ICC Championship. We had requested them to play but they have the LPL T20 schedule to maintain. We are yet to understand the length of quarantine in Colombo. But these things will be decided soon and most probably we are going to stay in Colombo for the whole time, given it has the best health facilities," External link

thedailystarBD Tuesday, August 18, 2020 11:10:00 PM EAT

Akram Khan said : “There will be slight change in schedule. We will most likely collect samples for Covid-19 test of the cricketers on September 18 while they are at home. We will have a short camp starting on September 21 before leaving for Sri Lanka,” External link

dhakatribune Tuesday, August 18, 2020 6:13:00 PM EAT

Akram Khan explained : “We are hoping to declare the team by September 10 to 15 and will have a squad of 20 to 22 players. Covid-19 is not as easy as we are treating it. There is a lot of risk involved and we need to keep enough options ready. We are still discussing the squad. It is a long tour and we are yet to know the length of quarantine that we will have to go through after reaching Colombo. The coaches have to be in quarantine once they reach Dhaka. The process ahead is long and tough and we need to be well planned to handle that,” External link

dhakatribune Tuesday, August 18, 2020 6:13:00 PM EAT

Akram Khan said : "On September 18, players' samples [for coronavirus test] will be collected from their homes. We are thinking of moving the players to a hotel on September 20. The camp for the Sri Lanka tour will begin on September 21. We will practice here for a while before leaving the country for Sri Lanka," External link

thedailystarBD Tuesday, August 18, 2020 6:07:00 PM EAT

Akram Khan told : "It is exciting to play three Tests, but it will also be a difficult time as they haven't played lately," External link

news-yahoo-in Thursday, August 13, 2020 4:23:00 PM EAT

Akram Khan said : “It is exciting to play three Tests but it will also be a difficult time as they [the players] haven’t played in last five or six months,” External link

dailytimesPK Thursday, August 13, 2020 8:43:00 AM EAT

Akram Khan said : "We need to be clear about what the ICC guidelines say regarding his ban before we can move forward. We know that he can't practice with the team before his ban comes to an end. We have to consult the coach, Shakib and the board president and it was an agenda in the meeting but nothing has been finalised," External link

thedailystarBD Wednesday, August 12, 2020 10:56:00 PM EAT

Akram Khan added : "Definitely it's in our minds that he is an important player and when he is there, the team becomes stronger," External link

thedailystarBD Wednesday, August 12, 2020 10:56:00 PM EAT

Akram Khan said ( about Ekke Primauno ) : “We will go there on September 23 while the Test series will start from October 24,” External link

dhakatribune Wednesday, August 12, 2020 6:13:00 PM EAT

Akram Khan informed : "We have settled on a date when we will be travelling to Sri Lanka. We may practice for 10-12 days here in Bangladesh in the middle of September before going to Sri Lanka with the HP team along with us. We will practice for 20-25 days together and then on October 24 our series will commence," External link

thedailystarBD Wednesday, August 12, 2020 5:17:00 PM EAT

Akram Khan informed ( about Shakib Al Hasan ) : "Shakib will be free [from the imposed ban] on October 29 and till then he can not practice with the team. We will have to discuss this issue with the head coach, Shakib himself and also with the board president and then come to a decision," External link

thedailystarBD Wednesday, August 12, 2020 5:17:00 PM EAT

Akram Khan said : “Discussion between BCB and SLC is happening regularly about the new schedule and hopefully everything will be finalised soon. Earlier, we were only scheduled to play a three-Test series but now we are also trying to add some [shorter-version] matches and we have included that point in the new discussion which started after the suspension of ICC World T20,” External link

dhakatribune Monday, August 3, 2020 1:53:00 PM EAT

Akram Khan said : "This is not the first time he was practicing outside his house. We have seen him running in the streets. We saw him working out in an empty field. He will have to take responsibility for his actions. We are not responsible if anything untoward happens due to this," External link

thedailystarBD Wednesday, July 8, 2020 9:05:00 PM EAT

Akram Khan told : "Right now, we have some plans in place and the coaches are ready to come in as well. You need more time to prepare for Tests and thus we couldn't go to Sri Lanka. When the coronavirus pandemic first emerged, it caused panic, it took us some time to grasp the situation. We couldn't just make a rushed decision and go there. The bowlers would need at least a month to get back bowling fitness," External link

thedailystarBD Thursday, July 2, 2020 9:49:00 PM EAT

Akram Khan said ( about Wasim Akram ) : "Wasim bhai do you remember what happened in the Asia Cup in Sharjah?" External link

tribune Wednesday, May 20, 2020 2:43:00 PM EAT

Akram Khan said : “Cherry is the second fruit crop after strawberry. It will be a challenge to ship the crop after plucking starts in May. All inter-district and inter-State transport is banned. This virus may eat up our produce too,” External link

thehindu Sunday, March 29, 2020 12:56:00 AM EAT

Akram Khan says : "We have decided not to touch anything coming from outside, like milk and veggies, or to entertain any person from outside, even if we have to starve," External link

timesofindia Thursday, March 26, 2020 2:54:00 AM EAT

Akram Khan told : “It is no doubt a deserving feat for a quality player like Tamim Iqbal. His stats speak volumes about his caliber. It is unfortunate we do not get players like Tamim Iqbal and Mushfiqur Rahim in domestic cricket more often due to the hectic International schedule,” External link

dhakatribune Sunday, February 2, 2020 5:45:00 PM EAT

Akram Khan said : “Born and brought up in Prayagraj, I decided to get birth certificates made for us following the talk that even citizens of India may need to prove their citizenship,” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, January 10, 2020 11:21:00 PM EAT

Akram Khan said : “I never thought that I would suddenly need a birth certificate in my ‘50s. Born and brought up in Prayagraj, I decided to get birth certificates made for me and my wife following the talk that even citizens of India may need to prove their citizenship. Not wanting to take any chances I approached a lawyer friend to inquire about the documents I may need to get the birth certificates made as we both lack hospital slips of our birth,” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, January 10, 2020 1:41:00 PM EAT

Akram Khan said : “I never thought that I would suddenly need a birth certificate in my 50s. Born and brought up in Prayagraj, I decided to get birth certificates made for me and my wife following the talk that even citizens of India may need to prove their citizenship,” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, January 10, 2020 7:57:00 AM EAT

Akram Khan told : “I respect the party’s decision on the CAA and the NRC and have been serving it for 25 years,” External link

Hindu Thursday, January 9, 2020 11:42:00 PM EAT

Akram Khan told : “I respect the party’s decision on the CAA and the NRC and have been serving it for 25 years,” External link

Hindu Thursday, January 9, 2020 11:26:00 AM EAT

Akram Khan added : “I have asked the Firozabad civil police to provide sufficient force to escort Nabi to the district hospital and back to the jail,” External link

timesofindia Friday, December 27, 2019 6:38:00 PM EAT

Akram Khan said ( about Ekke Primauno ) : “We may ask Pakistan to split the Test and Twenty20 series,” “Which series we play first will depend on the security report. If we don’t get the green signal for some reason then we have to discuss with them over playing at a neutral venue but if we get the green signal then it’s different” External link

tribune Sunday, December 8, 2019 5:46:00 PM EAT

Akram Khan told : “Flower is not coming so we have appointed Mark O’ Donnell from New Zealand as the head coach of Rangpur rangers,” External link

dhakatribune Monday, December 2, 2019 8:58:00 PM EAT

Akram Khan said : “The security staff blamed the mother for losing the child, and only after repeated coaxing did they make an announcement about the missing boy. They didn’t search the water body even once. Isn’t that a criminal offence? Had they not been so negligent and had alerted us about the water body beforehand — or even deployed a diver immediately after we reported about the missing child — he could have been saved,” External link

timesofindia Monday, November 18, 2019 10:43:00 AM EAT

Akram Khan said : "The security staff only blamed the mother for losing our child and after repeated coaxing made some announcement about our missing son. They did not search the water body even for once. Isn’t that a criminal offence? Had they been not so negligent and alerted us about the water body beforehand or even deployed a diver immediately after we reported about the missing child, Owais could have been saved," External link

timesofindia Sunday, November 17, 2019 7:59:00 PM EAT

Akram Khan écrit : "J'ai toujours pensé que mon travail était consciemment apolitique (...) mais nous réfléchissons à l'avenir, à ce que nous laissons derrière nous pour nos enfants" External link

tv5 Thursday, July 18, 2019 7:49:00 PM EAT

Akram Khan écrit : "J'ai toujours pensé que mon travail était consciemment apolitique (...) mais nous réfléchissons à l'avenir, à ce que nous laissons derrière nous pour nos enfants" External link

la-croix Thursday, July 18, 2019 6:50:00 PM EAT

Akram Khan afirma : “Há sempre elementos de sacrifício no que fazemos” External link

visao Thursday, March 9, 2017 2:29:00 PM EAT



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dancer4.26%EN10/24/201724/10/2017
director23.40%EN10/06/201706/10/2017
chorégraphe5.32%FR09/29/201729/09/2017
chief3.19%EN09/11/201711/09/2017
operations committee chief1.06%EN09/11/201711/09/2017
management department chief1.06%EN09/11/201711/09/2017
cricket management department chief1.06%EN09/11/201711/09/2017
chairman5.32%EN09/10/201710/09/2017
choreographer6.38%EN08/30/201730/08/2017
committee chairman6.38%EN06/29/201729/06/2017
coreógrafo4.26%PT03/09/201709/03/2017
vice president3.19%EN02/28/201728/02/2017
bailarino2.13%PT02/23/201723/02/2017
head3.19%EN02/21/201721/02/2017
chorégraphe britannique3.19%FR01/20/201720/01/2017
secretary2.13%EN12/19/201619/12/2016
composer1.06%EN11/20/201620/11/2016
chorégraphe anglais2.13%FR09/29/201629/09/2016
chief of bcb2.13%EN08/30/201630/08/2016
chairman of bcb2.13%EN08/27/201627/08/2016
renowned choreographer1.06%EN06/28/201628/06/2016
captain2.13%EN06/20/201620/06/2016
cricket operations committee chairman2.13%EN05/27/201627/05/2016
chorégraphe star1.06%FR05/23/201623/05/2016
national team captain7.45%EN03/10/201510/03/2015
player3.19%EN02/27/201427/02/2014
Names Lang Count
Akram KhanEN65.48%
Akram KhanFR19.54%
Akram KhanES12.69%
Akram KhanPT2.28%


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