Law to help execute plans, not change

Former national coach Stuart Law said on Tuesday that he is not willing to make too many changes in Bangladesh Under-19 setup but he is rather keen to add some values on the current system.
Law arrived on Monday to take up the technical advisor’s role of the Bangladesh Under-19 cricket team ahead of the ICC Under-19 World Cup, scheduled

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Kruif baffled over contract issues

Bangladesh national football team coach Lodewijk de Kruif expressed his mixed feelings over his assignment-based deal with the Bangladesh Football Federation.
The two-year long contract between the Dutch coach and BFF expired in June 30 last year, but BFF continued their tie with the coach on assignment basis.

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Tigers look to wag tails

Batting programme for bowlers starts
Bangladesh coach Chandika Hathurusinghe took an initiative to improve the batting skills of bowlers by designing a six-day long special batting programme ahead of the home series against Australia.
Pace bowlers Mustafizur Rahman, Rubel Hossain, Mohammad Shahid along with spinners Taijul Islam and Jubair Hossain joined the programme on Tuesday

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Bangladesh to face India in U-19 semis

India thrashed the Maldives 3-0 to set up a semi-final date against Bangladesh in the inaugural SAFF Under-19 Championship in Kathmandu Tuesday.
With the win, India finished as the Group-B champions and now will take on Group-A runners-up Bangladesh in the second semi-final on Thursday.

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BCB Determined To Follow Calendar : Domestic cricket will go ahead sans Tigers

The Bangladesh Cricket Board is determined to complete the domestic tournaments as per schedule without waiting for the participation of national players, said a senior official on Monday.
BCB’s cricket operations committee announced a draft of domestic calendar after a coordination meeting with the other relevant committees. According to the

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BCB cuts Zimbabwe series short

The Bangladesh Cricket Board decided to reduce a Test match against Zimbabwe in the upcoming home series to help the Tigers prepare better for the ICC World Twenty20, said a BCB official on Monday.
Initially Bangladesh and Zimbabwe were scheduled to play three Tests and seven one-day internationals in January but BCB proposed to alter the itinerary

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Own goal costs Bangladesh

A dying moment own goal from defender Tutul Hossain Badshah cost Bangladesh Under-19 team as they lost to hosts Nepal 2-1 in their last group match of SAFF Under-19 Championship in Kathmandu on Monday. The hosts came from a goal down to seal the match and finished as Group-A champions with Abahani Limited defender Badsha turning out to be

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Ispahani seal Max-Group Bridge tournament

Team Ispahani have clinched the Max-Bridge tournament on Sunday after three rounds of thrilling final where they beat Team Liberty by 57-45 at the Engineer Recreation Club in Dhaka.
Sajid Ispahani led the Ispahani team while Shah Zia-Ul-Haq, Kamruzzaman, Naimul Islam, Moshiur Rahman and Ashifur Rahman Chowdhury were the other

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BCB’s battle with BPL teams rages on

The Bangladesh Cricket Board is divided into two camps over giving the old franchises of the Bangladesh Premier League another chance provided they clear their dues.
BCB officials said apart from Dhaka Gladiators and Khulna Royal Bengals the owners of all other franchises have contacted with them

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Camp for WC preparation commences

Bangladesh national team footballers started their training camp on Sunday for their forthcoming World Cup qualifying matches against Asian Champions Australia and Jordan on September 3 and 8 respectively. The team will play a play a friendly match in Malaysia against the country’s national side on August 26 as part of their preparation before they reach Australia.

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Jamal look for more success

Bangladesh Premier League champions Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club promised to retain their squad that gave phenomenal success domestically and internationally as the club eye more glory during the forthcoming season. In addition to winning the domestic league title, Jamal also qualified for the AFC Cup play-offs which earned them plaudits from many corners

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Bangladesh face Nepal today

Bangladesh face hosts Nepal today in their last group match of the inaugural SAFF Under-19 football Championship in Kathmandu, hoping to avoid mighty India in the semi-final.
Both Bangladesh and Nepal confirmed of their places in the semi-final from Group-B after convincing wins over Bhutan in their respective opening games.

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Law arrives today to guide Jr Tigers

Former national team head coach Stuart Law will arrive today to take the role of technical advisor of the Bangladesh Under-19 team ahead of ICC Under-19 World Cup to be hosted by Bangladesh in January-February 2016. Law, who agreed a 16-week contract, will arrive through a Singapore Airlines at 10 PM to complete the first of his assignment. He is scheduled

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Bangla Lesson for carbon polluters

Growing solar home system earns Bangladesh UN fund; first in the world
Bangla Lesson for carbon pollutersBangladesh has become the first country to get funds from the United Nations for its fast growing solar home systems, which are not only lighting up houses in off-grid villages but also showing the world the way to a low-carbon future.
The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) issued 395,286 carbon credits worth €3.56 million to two Bangladeshi organisations — Infrastructure Development Company Ltd (IDCOL) and

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Tigers start conditioning camp sans stars

Twenty-seven-member elite squad of the Bangladesh Cricket Board began their four-week long conditioning camp at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium on Saturday for the forthcoming home series against Australia. National team trainer Mario Villavarayen conducted the camp without six cricketers — Test skipper Mushfiqur Rahim, Sakib al Hasan, Mashrafee bin Murtaza,

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Under-19s reach SAFF semis

Bangladesh sealed their berth in the semi-finals of the inaugural SAFF Under-19 Championship with a game in hand by defeating Bhutan 2-0 at the All Nepal Football Association Complex ground in Kathmandu on Saturday. Rohit Sarker and Mannaf Rabby scored one goal apiece for the winners. Bangladesh will now face hosts Nepal in their final group game on Monday

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BCB security team to visit Pakistan

Bangladesh Cricket Board is all set to send a four-member security delegation to Pakistan for checking the security issues of the country prior to the Bangladesh women’s cricket team’s tour, said BCB official on Saturday. The four member delegation will be compromised with three officials from the government side and the head of BCB security Hossain Imam.

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BPL set to become a larger affair

Bangladesh Cricket Board is mulling the option of increasing the number of franchises at the Bangladesh Premier League because of wide interest, said BCB president Nazmul Hasan on Saturday.
According to BCB insiders, BPL is likely to be an eight-team affair, as Rangpur cleared their dues while Sylhet is on their way to clear it by August 27,

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Jamal end season on a high

The curtain of the eighth Bangladesh Premier League fell on Saturday with champions Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club defeating Abahnai Limited by 2-1 at the Bangabandhu National Stadium.
Jamal came from a goal behind to earn all three points and amassed 51 points from their slotted 20 matches. Nasirul Islam Nasir put Abahani ahead

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BFF ready to give BPL rights to Soccer Int’l UK for £1m

The Bangladesh Football Federation on Saturday decided to demand one million pound from Soccer International, a UK-based event management company, to award them the rights for next season’s Bangladesh Premier League. BFF executive committee took the decision to send a letter of intent to the company at a meeting on Saturday, who recently wished to hold

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