Sunday, April 21, 2024

Hockey crisis resolved, finally

The long-lasting crisis of local hockey was finally resolved on Friday after Khwaja Rahmatullah resigned from the position of Bangladesh Hockey Federation general secretary. Abdus Sadek, the veteran vice-president of BHF, was given the charge of general secretary during an emergency meeting of the federation’s governing body while Rahmatullah

Last chance for Tigers to shine in NCL

National cricketers will get their last chance to play in the ongoing edition of National Cricket League, country’s traditional first-class tournament, as the fifth and penultimate round begins today. Khulna will take on Dhaka Metropolis at Fatullah in one of the two top-tier matches while Rangpur will face Dhaka at Bogra in the other match. ... Read more

Riders land Sakib in chaotic BPL draft

Rangpur Raiders rode on their luck to land coveted Sakib al Hasan as the players’ draft for the third edition of the Bangladesh Premier League held at a city hotel on Thursday. Riders were lucky throughout the proceeding that was marred by chaos and confusion with the teams struggling to comprehend the complex rules set ... Read more

Heartbreak as many go unpicked in BPL draft

The players’ draft for the Bangladesh Premier League third edition came as heartbreak for some seasoned local cricketers as there were no takers for them. Prodigious leg-spinner Jubair Hossain is among the most prominent cricketers to be overlooked by BPL franchises, who also did not show any interest for Alok Kapali, Marshal Ayub,

Dispute over Dilshan clouds BPL

The Bangladesh Premier League players’ draft did not end without dispute on Thursday as two franchises claimed to have picked Sri Lankan cricketer Tillakaratne Dilshan. The BPL authority allowed teams to pick maximum nine foreign players outside the draft and asked them to submit a list with proper documents. Both Rangpur Riders

BCB announces Zimbabwe date

The Bangladesh Cricket Board on Wednesday announced that Zimbabwe cricket team will arrive on November 2 for a short series featuring, three one-day internationals and two Twenty20 internationals. The announcement ended all speculations regarding the series and confirmed the return of international cricket to Bangladesh after Australia cricket team’s

BPL draft today amid chaos

The much-talked about players’ draft programme for recruitment of local and overseas players for the third edition of Bangladesh Premier League will be held today at a city hotel amid chaos. Though only one franchise has formally announced its name and logo so far, the players will be allotted to six teams much earlier than ... Read more

Tamim looks forward to Zimbabwe series

National opener Tamim Iqbal said on Wednesday that he is looking forward to the upcoming home series against Zimbabwe leaving behind the disappointment of not being able to play the series against Australia. Zimbabwe will arrive in Bangladesh on November2 to play three one-day internationals and two Twenty20 internationals against the Tigers.

SA women due on Nov 3

South Africa women’s cricket team will arrive for their home series against Bangladesh on November 3, Bangladesh Cricket Board president Nazmul Hasan confirmed on Wednesday. The South Africa women’s team was scheduled to arrive on October 15 to play five one-day internationals and three Twenty20 internationals. But they postponed

Abahani dazzle Electric as hosts lose to East Bengal

The inaugural edition of the Sheikh Kamal International Club Cup got underway in port city Chittagong on Tuesday with local giants Abahani Limited edging past Pakistan’s Karachi Electric FC by 3-2 goals in the opening match. In the day’s second match of the group-B, hosts Chittagong Abahani suffered a 2-1 defeat to Indian giants East Bengal ... Read more

Jr Tigers to play tri-nation in India

The Bangladesh Under-19 team will leave for India on November 17 to play a tri-nation championship involving the hosts and Afghanistan, said officials on Tuesday. Bangladesh juniors were expected to play a five-match one-day series against India before it was altered into a tri-nation that will be played from November 20-29 in Kolkata.

BPL players’ transfer now on October 22

The Bangladesh Premier League players’ transfer has been brought forward by four days and will now be held on October 22 because of a request from the franchises, said BPL governing council officials on Tuesday. According to BPL officials they are hell-bent of not changing the date this time as they have already altered it thrice ... Read more

Ford appointed as Barisal Bulls coach

Former Sri Lankan national team coach Graham Ford will guide Barisal Bulls in the upcoming edition of the Bangladesh Premier League, said franchise officials on Tuesday. The franchise unveiled their logo and theme song at a city hotel to announce their arrival in the BPL, domestic franchise-based Twenty20 cricket tournament, scheduled

Ctg gears up for Int’l Club Cup

All the participating teams arrived in Chittagong on Sunday as the port city is gearing up for the inaugural Sheikh Kamal International Club Cup tournament. The eight-club tournament, organised by Chittagong Abahani, will kick-off at 4:30pm on Tuesday at the MA Aziz Stadium with Dhaka Abahani Limited facing Pakistan’s