Saturday, December 9, 2023

BCB brings Ultra-Edge for England series

The Bangladesh Cricket Board is eyeing to use ‘Ultra-edge’, Hawk Eye’s version of Snicko-meter, as part of the Decision Review System in the forthcoming series against England, said an official on Sunday. It is expected to give Tigers full support of DRS, unlike the past when some key components like snicko-meter went missing to curtail ... Read more

Rumana’s hat-trick gives Bangladesh series victory

Rumana Ahmed’s historic hat-trick helped Bangladesh women’s cricket team beat Ireland by 10 runs to win the third one-day international of the series and take the three-match series 1-0 in Belfast on Saturday. The third ODI was not originally scheduled in the series but was added after the first ODI was abandoned without a ball bowled. ... Read more

Women’s kabaddi in disarray

Bangladesh women’s kabaddi team was left in disarray ahead of fifth Asian Beach Games in Vietnam due to series of irregularities committed by the Bangladesh Kabaddi Federation. The team is set to play the Games, scheduled from September 24 to October 3, without any coach and a player short because of the ignorance and indifference ... Read more

Football league to resume with festive mood

The eighth round of JB Group Bangladesh Premier League will resume on September 19 after a month gap with seventh round matches to be held in Dhaka before the league move to Sylhet for the next two rounds. Saif Global Sports Limited, who won the organising rights of the ongoing league, decided to run huge promotional activities ... Read more

Mominul fed up with same old question

Mominul Haque is simply tired of thinking about his chances in the Bangladesh one-day set-up and decided to focus on his play rather than wasting time to think about it. Mominul, arguably the best Test batsman of Bangladesh for his sound technique and solid temperament, looked to be irked trying to analyse where he went ... Read more

BCL gets three new teams

The Bangladesh Football Federation on Saturday approved three new teams for the forthcoming fourth edition of Bangladesh Championship League including a newly formed Saif Sporting Club. A total of 12 clubs showed their interest to play in country’s second tier professional league but only three clubs — Chittagong Mohammedan Sporting Club,

Seven-team BPL players’ draft on Sept 30

The Bangladesh Cricket Board said on Saturday that players’ draft of the fourth edition of Bangladesh Premier League, country’s lone franchise-based Twenty20 tournament, will be held on September 30. The forthcoming edition of BPL will be played between seven teams unlike previous competition, which was featured by six teams, according to a BCB press release.

Low paid coaches bring rich rewards

When the Bangladesh Football Federation spent thousands of dollars on foreign coaches, it is the low paid local coaches who brought some reasonable success for the country. Golam Rabbani Choton became the latest example of successful local coaches as he helped Bangladesh Under-16 women’s football team qualify for the final round

BCB’S HP Programme : Much ado about nothing!

The second edition of Bangladesh Cricket Board’s High Performance Programme ended in August with no proper structure in place to assess the growth of the players, raising doubts over the effectiveness of the progarmme. Independent analysts said that the present HP programme is system-laid-approach that is far from winning-focused-approach,

B’desh eye solace in Solidarity Cup

AFCSensing a failure in the Asian Cup qualifying play-offs, Bangladesh have their back-up plan ready for international football as they have made an entry for the low-level AFC Solidarity Cup in Malaysia in November. The AFC has planned for the Solidarity Cup to give fringe teams of region some international exposures as they are unlikely to ... Read more

Mosharraf eyes return from oblivion

Left-arm spinner Mosharraf Hossain Rubel is looking to make an impact after his surprise inclusion in the 20-member pool of players for the forthcoming one-day international series against Afghanistan and England. Mosharraf, who played last of his three ODIs in 2008, was on a personal tour in India when a Facebook message from one

Teacher suspended for allegedly beating U-16 player’s father

The authorities of Koloshindur High School in Mymensingh, on Thursday suspended its physical teacher Jobed Ali after he allegedly assaulted the father of a National Under-16 women footballer. Sabuz Miah, father of U-16 player Taslima, alleged that he was physically assaulted by Jobed after an argument over girls’ participation in National Summer Football Tournament,

Two new teams on card in BPL

The Bangladesh Cricket Board is all set to introduce two new franchises for the forthcoming edition of Bangladesh Premier League, officials said on Thursday after a meeting of the tournament’s governing council. The meeting, which was held at the Capital’s Bexmico office of the BCB president Nazmul Hasan, also decided to invite fresh bid for ... Read more

ICC backtracks from 2-tier plan

BCB expresses relief The international Cricket Council at its meeting of chief executives committee in Dubai on Wednesday decided to withdrew their proposal for two-tier Test structure much to the relief of Bangladesh. The matter was referred to this meeting for further scrutiny by the ICC board, which discussed the matter first in the organisation’s ... Read more

Selectors pack pool with pacers

The much-talked-about two-tier national selection panel began their tenure with an element of surprise as they included as many as seven pace bowlers in their 20-member squad for the series against Afghanistan and England. Tigers’ recent success came on the back of some commendable performance by the pace bowlers that looked to have

Gemcon clinch Masters’ title

Skipper Habibul Bashar guided Gemcon Khulna Masters to a four-wicket win over Expo All Stars Masters, to help his side clinch the title of inaugural Masters Cricket Carnival at Mirpur on Wednesday. Gemcon reached 125-6 in 17.3 overs after reducing their opponent to 124-8 to win the championship with Habibul making highest 28 runs.

Bangladesh-Bhutan fire blank

A wasteful Bangladesh were held to a goalless draw by Bhutan in their Asian Cup Qualifiers play-off first-leg match at the Bangabandhu National Stadium on Tuesday. The hosts could have easily won the game if their forwards did not waste a series of scoring chances. Bangladesh will now have to earn a result in the ... Read more

U-16 girls end on a high

Bangladesh Under-16 women’s football team ended their AFC Under-16 Women’s Championship Qualifying campaign on a high note when they thrashed United Arab Emirates 4-0 at the Bangabandhu National stadium on Monday. In-form forward Krishna Rani, who ended the campaign as the highest scorer with eight goals, scored a brace while Anuching Mogini

Walsh gets into business

Bangladesh’s new bowling coach Courtney Walsh began his tenure with Tigers through observing them closely on his first day in business at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium on Monday. Walsh made a three-year deal with Bangladesh Cricket Board to work with the Tigers till the World Cup 2019. The Caribbean great, who will turn 54 next month,

Revamped Bangladesh eye reprieve in Bhutan

Bangladesh national football team will be keen to wipe off their recent poor memories against Maldives with a better show against a much-improved Bhutan in the first-leg of the Asian Cup Qualifiers Play-Offs at home today. The match will kick-off at 7:00pm and BTV World will live telecast the match from the Bangabandhu National Stadium. Beaten 5-0 ... Read more