Sunday, April 14, 2024

Bangadandhu Cup : Hosts look to seal semi berth

Hosts Bangladesh will look to confirm their semi-final berth in their second match against a Malaysian XI as Bangabandhu Cup returns to Dhaka today after two days of break. Sri Lanka take on Nepal in the other match of the day at the Bangabandhu National Stadium. All eyes will be on the hosts, who began ... Read more

Tanvir, Farhad slam centuries

Tanvir Haider and Farhad Hossain stole the show with centuries on the opening day at the country’s franchise-based first-class tournament, the Bangladesh Cricket League on Tuesday. Tanvir, unbeaten on 108, helped Walton Central Zone recover from 4-26 to post a respectable 303-5 at stumps against East Zone in Bogra. Tanvir, who came

Hom feels at home with T20

Having given an unexpected chance, all-rounder Shuvagata Hom is out to prove his Twenty20 credentials in the forthcoming home series against Zimbabwe. Hom is one of the three uncapped cricketers picked by the selectors for the first two-match of the Zimbabwe series consisting four Twenty20 internationals beginning

Walton to sponsor Zim T20Is

Local electronic giants Walton will sponsor the forthcoming Twenty20 international series between Bangladesh and Zimbabwe, announced the Bangladesh Cricket Board on Tuesday. The BCB officials at a press conference hailed Walton for their unequivocal support as the company also sponsored different domestic events unlike others, who are interested

‘Tired’ Zimbabwe in town

Zimbabwe cricket team shrugged off their fatigue to arrive in Dhaka on Monday to play a four-match Twenty20 international series against Bangladesh. The visitors, who were busy playing against Afghanistan in UAE until late hour on Sunday, were welcomed by heavy traffic congestion as the city experienced an unusual

Sakib feels no lack of motivation

Ace all-rounder Sakib al Hasan said on Monday that the four-match Twenty20 series against Zimbabwe will be great opportunity for them to improve their skill and confidence ahead of the ICC World Twenty20 and Asia Cup Twenty20. Bangladesh team is now at Khulna to play the series that will commence on Friday and Sakib said that ... Read more

BCL begins today amid concerns

The fourth edition of Bangladesh Cricket League, the franchise-based first-class competition, begins today concurrently in Bogra and Rajshahi amid concerns over an uninterrupted proceedings of the tournament. The Bangladesh Cricket Board on Monday announced the complete fixture of the double- league basis tournament, but it was learnt that

Bangabandhu Gold Cup : Cash, replica trophy for winners

The Bangladesh Football Federation on Monday announced to introduce the cash prize money and trophy made of pure gold for the winners of the Bangabandhu Gold Cup. BFF general secretary Abu Nayeem Shohag told reporters that the champions of the ongoing fourth edition will receive a cash prize of $50,000 while the runners-up

Maldives down Cambodia

SAFF Suzuki Cup semi-finalists Maldives kicked-off their Bangabandhu Gold Cup campaign with a thrilling 3-2 win over Cambodia at the Shamsul Huda Stadium in Jessore on Monday. Forward Hassan Naiz bagged a brace while Easa Ismail scored the other goal for the winners. Vanderth Son and Dina Tit pulled two goals back for Cambodia.

Junior Tigers thrash West Indies

Bangladesh Under-19 team began their preparation for the ICC Under-19 World Cup with a crushing eight-wicket win in the opening match of the three-match series against West Indies at Mirpur on Monday. The visitors were crumbled to just 114 runs off 39.2 overs before the hosts made 116-2 from 20.2 overs to boost their confidence ... Read more

Junior Tigers out to change history

Bangladesh under-19 team will be desperate to change the history in the age-level World Cup tournament as the tournament is set to roll on in four venues across the country from January 27. Bangladesh Under-19 skipper Mehedi Hasan Miraz, who also led the side in the previous edition of the tournament two years ago in UAE ... Read more

Hosts keen to wipe off SAFF debacle

Bangladesh take on Sri Lanka in Bangabandhu Gold Cup opener today Hosts Bangladesh will be eager to wipe off their recent SAFF Suzuki Cup debacle as they open their Bangabandhu Gold Cup campaign against Sri Lanka at the Shamsul Huda Stadium in Jessore today. Even though Bangladesh have better records, Sri Lanka will take the ... Read more

Tigers told to focus on strength

Bangladesh cricket team coach Chandika Hathurusinghe on Wednesday insisted that the players should not make too many plans ahead of their Twenty20 assignments and rather concentrate on playing to their strength. Hathurusinghe, who arrived on Tuesday, joined Tigers preparation for the forthcoming Twenty20 internationals and immediately

Bangabandhu Cup gets FIFA boost

The fourth edition of the Bangabandhu Gold Cup received a boost on Wednesday as FIFA formally authorised it as international Tier-1 tournament, officials said. The authorisation came as five countries – Bangladesh, Cambodia, Nepal, Maldives and Sri Lanka – formally declared that they will field their national teams in the tournament,

BCB may bar Mustafiz from PSL

The Bangladesh Cricket Board may not allow left-arm pacer Mustafizur Rahman to play in the forthcoming Pakistan Super League as it is concerned about his workload. Mustafiz was picked by Lahore Qalandars for the first edition of the Pakistan Super League in gold category worth $50,000. However, BCB said it may ask the player to withdraw

Rookies join Tigers for Zimbabwe T20s

Bangladesh on Tuesday have called up uncapped paceman Abu Hider and wicketkeeper-batsman Nurul Hasan in their 14-man squad for the first two Twenty20 internationals against Zimbabwe. Zimbabwe will arrive on January 11 to play four T20Is against the home side as part of their preparation for the ICC World Twenty20 scheduled to be held in ... Read more

Zim series shifted to Khulna

All four matches of Bangladesh’s planned Twenty20 International series against Zimbabwe will be held in Khulna instead of Sylhet, said a Bangladesh Cricket Board official on Tuesday. Sheikh Sohel, a BCB director hailed from Khulna region, told reporters that decision was finalised in view of a rotation policy. The BCB officials had earlier indicated

Bangabandhu gold cup football : Only 2 foreign nat’l teams!

Only two teams out of six overseas participating countries will send their full-fledged national side in the forthcoming Bangabandhu Gold Cup International tournament, scheduled to be held from January 8 to 20. Earlier, Bangladesh Football Federation claimed that at least four participating countries will send their senior national teams but except

Mushfiq out to improve his stocks

Bangladesh Test skipper Mushfiqur Rahim is trying to develop his skill of playing scoop shots ahead of the forthcoming Twenty20 assignments. Mushfiq, who is arguably the most consistent cricketer in the Tigers dressing room, could not deliver according to his reputation in the just-concluded Bangladesh Premier League.