Friday, December 8, 2023

Hathurusinghe must watch domestic leagues: Nazmul

Bangladesh national team head coach Chandika Hathurusinghe must watch the important domestic league matches if he is to act as a national selector, Bangladesh Cricket Board president Nazmul Hasan said on Monday. Hathurusinghe looks all but certain to be included in a completely revamped selection panel that the BCB is set to introduce reportedly to ... Read more

Mashrafee magic captivates Legends

Bangladesh skipper Mashrafee bin Murtaza claimed a six-wicket haul to help his side Kalabagan Krira Chakra beat Legends of Rupganj by 10 runs in Duckworth/Lewis method in their Dhaka Premier League match on Monday. Mashrafee, whose career was blighted by countless injuries, proved he still has a lot in him as he produced a brilliant ... Read more

Gazi, Victoria post wins

Off-spinner Mahedi Hasan grabbed 4-16 to ensure Gazi Group Cricketers beat Brothers Union by 43 runs in a low-scoring match at Dhaka Premier League on Monday in BKSP. In another match at Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium, Kamrul Islam Rabbi’s four-for helped Victoria Sporting Club defeat Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club by 28 runs.

SC paves way for chess polls

The elections of Bangladesh Chess Federation will be held today as per schedule after Supreme Court stayed a High Court order that earlier suspended the election for three months. The chamber of judge of Appellate Division Justice Mirza Husain Haider stayed the High Court order following a move by the National Sports Council, paving the ... Read more

Sunrisers clinch IPL title, Mustafiz shines in final

Mustafizur Rahman played his part as Sunrisers Hyderabad beat Royal Challengers Bangalore by 8 runs in the final to clinch their maiden Indian Premier League title on Sunday. Mustafiz grabbed 1-37 as Sunrisers successfully defended a total 208-7, set up by David Warner’s 38-ball 69 and Ben Cutting’s 15-ball 39. With 18 needed off last ... Read more

Arch-rivals end in acrimonious draw

Abahani Limited played out a 2-2 draw with arch-rivals Mohammedan Sporting Club in their fifth Green Delta Insurance Premier Hockey League match amid controversy at the Maulana Bhashani National Hockey Stadium on Sunday. The match was halted for almost 20 minutes just three minutes before the last whistle over an umpiring decision. Singaporean umpire Hari ... Read more

Prime rout sorry KCA

Defending champions Prime Bank Cricket Club picked up an emphatic eight-wicket victory against Kalabagan Cricket Academy in their rain-effected Dhaka Premier League match at Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium on Sunday. KCA were bundled out for 89 in their allotted 21 overs before rain took them match on the reserve day when Prime Bank wasted little time ... Read more

CCS stun league leaders MSC

Salman Hossain’s all-round performance shocked table toppers Mohammedan Sporting Club in the Dhaka Premier League as Cricket Coaching School defeated them by 31 runs on Duckworth/ Lewis method on reserve day at Fatullah. Salman, who scored a half century on Saturday, picked up three wickets which coupled with four-for of Mehrab Hossain bundled Mohammedan

Chess fed elections postponed

The National Sports Council on Monday suspended the elections of Bangladesh Chess Federation following a High Court order over flawed voters list. The High Court on May 25 stayed the elections, scheduled for Tuesday, for three months and issued a rule asking the authorities why the existing voters list for the elections

Mosaddek seals cliffhanger for Abahani

Mosaddek Hossain struck a last ball boundary following a six off the previous ball for Abahani Limited to seal a cliffhanger against Prime Doleshwar in their Dhaka Premier League match at the BKSP on Saturday. In the rain-effected match, Doleshwar made 191-7 in 28 overs before Abahani reached 194-7 in the last ball of the ... Read more

Kalpage content with Sunny’s efforts

Bangladesh national team’s assistant coach Ruwan Kalpage said on Saturday that remodeled bowling action of Arafat Sunny will help him to remove the tag of limited-over bowler. Sunny began his journey with a remodeled action recently in the Dhaka Premier League after being suspended by International Cricket Council for illegal bowling action.

Uzzal, Tanzila emerge fastest young athletes

The two-day long National Junior (Age-Level) Athletics Championship ended on Saturday with Uzzal Chandra Sutradhar of Narshingdi and Tanzila Akter becoming fastest youth man and woman of the nation. Around 600 hundred participated in the 31 events of the meet where Uzzal retained his crown after two editions while Tanzila put her dissatisfaction of 2013 ... Read more

MSC, Prime look to thrive on reserve day

Dhaka Premier League leader Mohammedan Sporting Club will need another 136 runs from same amount of balls when they will resume their match against Cricket Coaching School on reserve day today. Mohammedan reached 13-0 from 2.2 overs chasing CCA’s 149 from 25 overs in the rain-curtailed match before the rain forced the match stop on ... Read more

Kruif urges his charges to forget Dushanbe debacle

Bangladesh national team coach Lodewijk de Kruif asked his charges to forget their 0-5 humiliation against Tajikistan and instead take inspiration from the 1-1 draw ahead of their Asian Cup Qualifying play-offs against the same opponents. Bangladesh are scheduled play two Asian Cup Qualifying play-offs against Tajikistan on June 2 and June 7 and will ... Read more

Mustafiz likely to feature in IPL final

Pace bowler Mustafizur Rahman is all but sure to play in today’s final of the Indian Premier League, said a Bangladesh Cricket Board official on Saturday. Mustafizur’s stint in the IPL came to an abrupt halt on Friday when he was ruled out of the second qualifier between Sunrisers Hyderabad and Gujarat Lions in New ... Read more

Faruk may step out of selection process

Chief selector Faruk Ahmed on Friday indicated that he might resign from his post if the recommendations of Bangladesh Cricket Board working committee to restructure the selection process are finally approved. The working committee at a meeting proposed a complete revamp of the selection process which will increase the number of selectors to seven from ... Read more

Halsall may follow Streak

Bangladesh national cricket team’s fielding coach Richard Halsall could follow his compatriot Heath Streak as he is unwilling to continue at the end of his present term in June, Bangladesh Cricket Board sources said on Friday. Halsall conveyed his decision to head coach Chandika Hathurusinghe and is unlikely to return from England, where he leaves. ... Read more

Sakib boost for Abahani

All-rounder Sakib al Hasan returned home on Friday to join struggling Abahani Limited for their crucial Dhaka Premier League match against Prime Dholeshwar at BKSP today. Sakib returned home earlier than schedule from the Indian Premier League as his side Kolkata Knight Riders were knocked out by Sunrisers Hyderabad in the Eliminator stage.

Indomitable Reza defies the odds

Selim Reza, a physically-challenged boy from Kushtia district, took part in the high-jump event of the 32nd National Junior (aged-level) Athletics Championship on Friday with a hope of representing Bangladesh at the international level. Reza, a class eight student of remote Chilmari village under Daulatpur upazila of Kushtia district, had to represent Narail in the

Russell hold nat’l team in warm-up

Bangladesh national football team played out a goalless draw with Sheikh Russell Krira Chakra in their lone practice match ahead of the Asian Cup play-offs Qualifiers against Tajikistan in Kamalapur on Friday. The closed-door match was expected to give Dutch coach Lodewijk de Kruif a clear idea about his charges before he announces his final ... Read more