Kalpage shown the door

The Bangladesh Cricket Board said on Friday it had sacked the national team’s assistant coach Ruwan Kalpage after he failed to report for duty.
The BCB had asked Sri Lankan Kalpage to join the national team’s conditioning camp by August 16 ahead of the home series against England.

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Rahmatganj stun Ctg Abahani

Rahmatganj MFS, who barely avoided relegation last season, continued to defy the odds as they moved to joint top of the Bangladesh Premier League table with a 2-0 win over cash-rich Chittagong Abahani in Dhaka on Friday. Earlier in the first match of the day, Feni Soccer Club tasted their second victory in the league when they beat Uttar Baridhara 4-1.

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BCB ready to give all for England

Bangladesh Cricket Board is ready to fulfill any demand of the English and Wales Cricket Board if that is within its reach in order to arrange the forthcoming home series, said BCB officials on Wednesday.
ECB’s security adviser Reg Dickason led three-member security delegation that includes Professional Cricketers’ Association chief executive David Leatherdale

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Brothers hold Abahani

The fifth round of the JB Group Bangladesh Premier League ended with title contender Abahani Limited playing out a 1-1 draw against Brothers Union at the Shaheed Muktijoddha Rafikuddin Bhuiyan Stadium in Mymensingh on Wednesday. After a barren first half, Nigerian forward Nkwocha Kingsley put Brothers ahead in the 54th minute before Abahani’s British

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Raju begins spin camp

Former Indian spinner Venkatapathy Raju said on Tuesday that he was expecting to provide inputs that would help Bangladeshi spinners keep their calm under pressure.
Raju began his six-day specialised spin bowling camp designed for High Performance programme of the Bangladesh Cricket Board at Mipur on Tuesday.

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ECB security team due today

A three-member security delegation of England and Wales Cricket Board will arrive today to monitor the security situation in Bangladesh ahead of England’s scheduled tour, said the Bangladesh Cricket Board officials on Tuesday. ECB’s security adviser Reg Dickason will lead the delegation that includes Professional Cricketers’ Association chief executive

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Rahmatganj move to joint second

Rahmatganj MFS moved to joint second in the Bangladesh Premier League points table after they secured a 2-2 draw against Arambagh Krira Sangha in Mymensingh on Tuesday.
It was Rahmatganj’s third draw in five matches which put them level with Muktijoddha Sangshad Krira Chakra and Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club with nine points

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Saintfiet returns today

Bangladesh national football team’s Belgian coach Tom Sainfiet will return today to take charge of the team ahead of their forthcoming Asian Cup Qualifying play-offs against Bhutan, ending all speculations regarding his future. Saintfiet left Dhaka on July 31 without signing his contract which raised some doubts about his intention. The 41-year old Belgian,

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Raju to hold spin camp from today

Former Indian spinner Venkatapathy Raju will conduct a six-day specialised spin bowling camp designed for High Performance programme of the Bangladesh Cricket Board from today in Mirpur.
The BCB has called up 25 spinners, including members of the preliminary national squad, to attend the camp. Raju has arrived in Bangladesh on Monday ahead

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Mustafiz to return on Friday

Pace bowler Mustafizur Rahman is expected to return home on Friday to start his rehabilitation after his successful surgery on his injured left-shoulder, said officials on Monday.
Mustafizur underwent a surgery on his left shoulder at the BUPA Cromwell Hospital in London by renowned shoulder surgeon Dr Andrew Wallace on August 10.

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Taskin, Sunny to undergo re-test in Australia

The Bangladesh Cricket Board officials said on Sunday that they are planning to send Taskin Ahmed to Australia for undergoing a biometric test of his bowling action.
Left-arm spinner Arafat Sunny will accompany Taskin in Australia provided a satisfactory result of his test conducted by BCB’s bowling review committee on Sunday.

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Mezbah hits new low

Mezbahuddin Ahmed, the fastest man of Bangladesh, was eliminated from the preliminary stage of the 100-metre sprint event of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games after finishing fourth out of seven participants in the respective heat on Saturday. Mezbah, who clocked 11.34 seconds, ended at 14th place among 21 athletes in the preliminary stage. The 21-year-old sprinter

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Ashraful eyes new beginning

Former Bangladesh skipper Mohammad Ashraful said on Saturday that he is a relieved man as he is now eligible to return back into selected domestic tournament.
The Bangladesh Cricket Board partially lifted the ban on Ashraful, allowing him to play in selected domestic competitions as he completed three-year suspension

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Muktijoddha continue their unbeaten run

Muktijoddha Sangshad Krira Chakra continued their unbeaten streak in the Bangladesh Premier League with a 2-2 draw against Mohammedan Sporting Club in Mymensingh on Saturday.
Both Towhidul Alam Sabuz and Towhidul Alam Towhid scored a brace for Mohammedan and Muktijoddha respectively. With the draw, Muktijoddha moved

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Sarwar focuses on women’s fitness

Bangladesh women cricket team’s newly-appointed coach Sarwar Imran said on Saturday that he will focus on the fitness of his charges ahead of their Ireland tour.
Women’s team will visit Ireland in next month for two one-day internationals and two Twenty20 matches and Sarwar, who was Bangladesh’s coach in their inaugural

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Mustafiz undergoes successful operation

Bangladesh’s pace sensation Mustafizur Rahman underwent a successful shoulder operation on Thursday at around 9pm Bangladesh time under surgeon Andrew Wallace at Fortius clinic in England.
‘His operation was successful and we are wishing him for a quick recovery,’ Bangladesh Cricket Board spokesman Jalal Yunus told New Age on Thursday night.

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Siddik starts medal quest

Golfer Siddikur Rahman, the first ever Bangladeshi to directly qualify for the Olympic Games, will begin his mission today as the golf returns to the world’s biggest sports meet for the first time in 112 years.
The first round of the competition at the Olympic Golf Course in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil will start at 4:30pm Bangladesh Standard Time. When several top golfers

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Rahamatganj join top dogs

Rahmatganj Muslim Friends Society joined to the top spot of the JB Group Bangladesh Premier League with Muktijoddha Sangshad KC, Chittagong Abahani and Abahani Limited when they handed a 2-0 defeat to Uttar Baridhara at the Rafikuddin Bhuiyan Stadium, Mymensingh on Wednesday. Congolese forward Siyo Zunapio put Rahmatganj ahead from

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Coach fears long gap will hurt Tigers

Bangladesh national cricket team’s Sri Lankan coach Chandika Hathurusinghe on Tuesday feared that it will be difficult for his charges to keep their focus in the forthcoming series due to long absence from international cricket. Bangladesh played their last Test match against South Africa in August 2015 while they played their last ODI series against Zimbabwe

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Arambagh, BU share the spoils

Promoted Arambagh Krira Sangha held Brothers Union to a 2-2 draw in their Bangladesh Premier League match at Rafikuddin Bhuiyan Stadium in Mymensingh on Tuesday.
With the second draw in four matches, Arambagh remained in seventh position of the points table with five points while Brothers were second from bottom with

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