Monday, December 11, 2023

Soumya calls Bangladesh favourites against India

Perhaps buoyed on by the performance against Pakistan, batsman Soumya Sarkar on Saturday declared Bangladesh as ‘favourites’ in the upcoming home series against India. A full-strength Indian side will arrive in Bangladesh on June 6 to play one Test and three one-day internationals against Bangladesh. ‘I think we are the favourites,’ Soumya told reporters at the

Tigers may play WI in November

Bangladesh may host West Indies in November for a limited over series, said a senior Bangladesh Cricket Board official on Saturday. West Indies are interested to tour Bangladesh to play four Twenty20 internationals as part of their preparation for the ICC World Twenty20 scheduled to be played in India in 2016. Naimur Rahman, BCB’s cricket operation chairman,

Wasteful hosts lose to S’pore

Hosts Bangladesh suffered a narrow 1-2 defeat to Singapore in a FIFA international friendly match despite taking an early lead at the Bangabandhu National Stadium on Saturday. Veteran defender Nasiruddin Chowdhury again showed his scoring ability by scoring in the fourth minute of the match. But the lead was cancelled out by Singapore’s number 10 Nawaz a

Kruif concerned over playtime

Bangladesh head coach Lodewijk de Kruif said he is concerned over the playing time for the upcoming international matches after his side suffered in a hot and humid condition against Singapore on Saturday. Bangladesh took the lead as early as in the fourth minute but gradually lost their rhythm to concede a 2-1 defeat in a ... Read more

Anamul cherishes Int’l comeback

Bangladesh opening batsman Anamul Haque, who has been out of the national side since he was injured in the World Cup match against Scotland at Nelson, cherished his return to the international circuit. The stylish right-handed batsman struck three centuries from 30 one day internationals, only fifty runs shy of 1,000 runs. The 22-year old former BKSP ... Read more

Brothers ride on Walson double

Brothers Union completed their first-leg phase of the Bangladesh Premier League with a 2-0 win over Chittagong Abahani at the Bangabandhu National Stadium on Thursday. Haitian forward Augustine Walson scored two late second-half goals for the Gopibagh outfit to be placed third in the points table with 20 points, three less than table toppers Skeikh Jamal ... Read more

Mushfiq crowned as the fittest Tiger

Bangladesh Test skipper Mushfiqur Rahim turned out to be the fittest Tiger as national team contenders began their preparation for the upcoming home series against India with a two-day fitness test on Wednesday. All the members of the 23-member preliminary squad were present except Rubel Hossain and Sabbir Rahman reported to national team trainer Mario Villavarayan

Loye to join as head coach of HPU

Former England one-day cricketer Malachy Loye is all set to join Bangladesh Cricket Board as the head coach of newly revived High Performance Unit, said the BCB officials on Wednesday. Australian Allister de Winter of Australia was the front runner for the post before he withdrawn himself citing family reasons. Loye, a right-hand batsman and off-break bowler,

MSC win battle of giants

A last-gasp winner by Mohammad Ibrahim helped Mohammedan Sporting Club secure a crucial 1-0 win over arch-rivals Abahani Limited in their Bangladesh Premier League match on Wednesday. Ibrahim scored his third league goal to give the Black and Whites a prestigious win in the clash of two Dhaka giants as the attacking midfielder became the hero ... Read more

BCB’s high demand hits lowest-level cricket hard

Exorbitant registration fees and some tough conditions set by the Bangladesh Cricket Board have drastically reduced interest in third division qualifying league, the lowest ranked domestic competition. The BCB asked Cricket Committee of Dhaka Metropolis to fix Tk 5 lakh as entry fee for the competition, five times higher than that of previous season, leaving many

Footballers report for WC qualifiers

Bangladesh’s preparation for next month’s two World Cup qualifiers got underway on Monday when 27 footballers out of 32-member preliminary squad reported to the Bangladesh Football Federation. Bangladesh will start their World Cup qualifiers campaign on June 11 against Kyrgyzstan at the Bangabandhu National Stadium before facing Tajikistan five days later

Two others to join Sabina in Maldives

The success of striker Sabina Khatun in Maldives last month opened the door of other Bangladeshi women footballers as Maldives National Defense Force’s outfit Dhivehi Sifainge Club picked two other Bangladeshi players for the Football Association of Maldives Women’s Championship. National midfielder Mirona and goalkeeper Sabina Akter will fly along with

Sylhet Football Academy will take part on BCL

The Bangladesh Football Federation on Monday decided to include Sylhet Football Academy team in the upcoming Bangladesh Championship League to give the young players opportunity to prove their worth in the competitive level. The decision came through a meeting of the BFF. Despite being late, BFF finally followed the path of All India Football Federation who has

Mushfiq’s captaincy secured for now

Bangladesh Test skipper Mushfiqur Rahim can be rest assured that his captaincy won’t be taken away in 2015, said Bangladesh Cricket Board president Nazmul Hasan on Saturday. Mushfiq’s captaincy came under scrutiny during the recently concluded two-match Test series against Pakistan. The decision to bat first in the second Test match where wickets turned out

BCB to form committee on match-fixing probe

The Bangladesh Cricket Board will launch an investigation committee to probe the alleged match-fixing in the National Cricket League, said BCB president Nazmul Hasan on Saturday. BCB is expected to take immediate actions in this regard as they maintained zero tolerance in previous cases related with match-fixing corruptions. ‘We would form an investigation committee

Bangoura treble lifts MSC to 2nd

Guinean forward Ismail Bangoura scored his first hat-trick of this edition’s Bangladesh Premier League to give Mohammedan Sporting Club a comfortable 5-0 win over Rahmatganj MFS at the Bangabandhu National Stadium on Saturday. While Brothers Union sealed a 3-1 win against Feni Soccer Club in second match of the day at the same venue. With the treble,

Officials violate by-laws in MSC-Rahmatganj match

Match referee Jalaluddin and match commissioner Rafiqul Alam on Saturday appears to have violated the by-laws of the Bangladesh Premier League while officiating the match between Mohammedan SC and Rahmatganj MFS which had been abandoned due to heavy downpour on Friday. According to the clause 7.1.4 of the by-laws provided by the Bangladesh Football Federation,