The Corona situation in India has taken a terrible turn. The country has already become a death knell in the infectious tsunami. The daily death toll has reached nearly three thousand. More than 3.5 lakh infections are being detected daily.The situation is getting worse, which is out of control. In such a situation, there are fears about organizing the T20 World Cup. Will India be able to organize such a big event after corona push?
The tournament is scheduled to take place in mid-October. But now the alternative is to think of the highest governing body of cricket – the ICC.
An ICC source said there was still six months to go. So now is not the time to say anything final. However, the ICC is closely monitoring the situation in the country. They are also in constant touch with the Indian Cricket Board.
However, the ICC is keeping in mind the alternative idea even though it has not decided to remove the World Cup from India. In that case, the 2021 T20 World Cup may be held in the United Arab Emirates. Besides, Sri Lanka is also being considered. In that case, the UAE is being put forward as an alternative. Because the population is relatively small and there are all the facilities to host the World Cup.
Meanwhile, last week, the Indian board proposed nine venues for the World Cup. The final is scheduled to be held at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad, the largest cricket stadium in the world in terms of spectator capacity.
BD Daily / Kalam
Kamrul Ahsan: Atish Dipankar Srigyan (960-1053) is a Buddhist scholar, theologian and philosopher. Dipankar Sreejnan, one of the best Bengali scholars of the tenth-eleventh centuries, was born in 960 AD to a royal family in the village of Vajrayogini in Bikrampur, Dhaka. Father Kalyanashree and mother Prabhavati Devi. His childhood name was Chandragarbha. After completing his primary education with his mother and at the local Vajrasana Bihar, he received higher education in Buddhism and scriptures from the famous Buddhist guru Jetari. At this time, he disliked the world and decided to give up his domestic life and acquire religious knowledge. For this purpose he went to Krishnagiri Vihara in western India and became a disciple of Rahul Gupta. After being initiated by Mahasanghika Acharya Shilrakshit at Odantapuri Bihar in Magadha, he was renamed ‘Dipankar Srigyan’. At the age of thirty-one, he was classified as one of the greatest monks by Acharya Dharmarakshit. Later, Dipankar studied for some time with the best Acharyas of Magadha and propagated this theory (nihilism) about the origin of the world from scratch. After studying Buddhism for 12 years and gaining a deep knowledge, he returned to India at the age of 44.
For the next 15 years he held important positions of teaching and management in Odantapuri, Sompuri, India, and especially in Vikramshil Bihar. At the invitation of the King of Tibet and with great interest, he went to Tibet at the age of 56 from Vikramshila Bihar. There Mahayana preached and established Buddhism. He gained immense fame by composing, translating and editing more than two hundred books. The Tibetans revered and worshiped Gautama Buddha as the best guru. There he is regarded as ‘Jobo Chenpo’ or Mahaprabhu. In Bangladesh, he is known as one of the best Bengalis of the past. He compiled a large collection of Tibetan religions, histories, royal stories, biographies, hymns and, above all, Tanjur. Any of Tibet in the past. Negotiation is not possible without him. The Lamas of Tibet are still the almost absolute rulers of state and religious power. These lamas identify themselves as disciples and heirs in the past. Although Tibet is now under Chinese rule, the influence of Atisha Deepaskar Sreejnan still exists in the religion and culture there. Atish’s writings, which were in his mother tongue Bengali or Sanskrit, are now extinct. But translations of almost all of his books are still preserved in Tibet. The Tibetan epic Tanjure contains the Tibetan translation of 69 of Deepaskar’s own books. Besides, he did not participate in the translation of his books kept in Tanjur. After living in Tibet for 13 years, at the age of 72, that is, in 1054 AD, Atish Deepaskar Srigyan passed away at Nethang Bihar near Lhasa. On June 26, 1986, the sacred body of the late Dipashkar Sreejnan was brought from China to the Dharmarajik Buddhist Monastery in Dhaka with state status. Atish Deepaskar’s birthplace at Bikrampur, not far from Dhaka, is still known as the ‘Vita of the Atheist Po-it’. There is a private university of science and technology in Dhaka named after Atish Dipankar.