Monday, February 26, 2024

Toothless Tigers exposed, again

Two days of Test cricket exposed the inefficiency of Bangladeshi bowlers in overseas conditions once again as they failed to make an impact in the ongoing first Test against South Africa at Potchefstroom. The hosts made the mockery of Bangladesh’s bowling to score 496-3 before they declared their first innings at the end of the ... Read more

Rain rules third round opener

Rain spoiled most of the opening day’s play of the third round of the National Cricket League that began in four separate venues on Friday. Not a single ball was bowled in at least two venues on the opening day while matches held partially in two other venues. Dhaka were 132-4 against defending

Tigers keep on wobbling

Bangladesh were facing an uphill task to avoid a defeat in the first Test against South Africa after they ended the second day on 127-3 at Senwes Park in Potchefstroom on Friday. The Tigers still needed 169 runs to avoid the follow-on, having trailed the hosts by 369 runs in the first innings so far ... Read more

Tigers off with ‘Super’ blunder

The first day of the first Test between Bangladesh and South Africa ended with no surprise as the Proteas batsmen left the visiting bowlers toiling in a batting friendly surface at Senwes Park, Potchefstroom. The only excitement for Bangladesh fans about the match was limited to a pre-match drama when official broadcaster made a blunder ... Read more

‘Bittersweet’ birthday for U-18 hero Jafar

Bangladesh’s SAFF Under-18 Championship hero Jafar Iqbal celebrated his 18th birthday in a low-key manner on Wednesday after his heroic performance against hosts Bhutan went in vain. Bangladesh failed to grab the title of the tournament despite Jafar’s two-goal helped the side beat hosts Bhutan 2-0 in their final match.

Jr Tigers draw first blood

Bangladesh Under-19 team clinched a massive 145-run victory over Afghanistan Under-19s in the first match of their five-match youth one-day international series at the Sylhet International Stadium on Thursday. Put into bat first, Bangladesh Under-19 team scored 222-9 in their 50 overs despite Towhid Hridoy scoring the only half-century for the side – 52 off ... Read more

Mushfiq believes in another ‘miracle’

Bangladesh Test skipper Mushfiqur Rahim said on Wednesday that they were confident enough to achieve another miraculous success by beating South Africa in the forthcoming two-Test series, starting today. The Tigers have never registered a single win against the home side in a Test match both home and away and they suffered humiliating innings defeats ... Read more

Stokes included in Ashes squad after arrest

England all-rounder Ben Stokes was named on Wednesday in a 16-man squad for the Ashes tour to Australia after being arrested earlier in the week for an altercation outside a Bristol nightclub. Stokes, England’s highest-profile cricketer and vice-captain of the Test team, was held on suspicion of causing actual bodily harm in the early hours ... Read more

Brilliant Bangladesh settle as runners-up

Bangladesh finished their inaugural SAFF Under-18 Championship on high thanks to their clinical 2-0 win over hosts Bhutan at the Changlimithang Stadium in Thimpu on Wednesday. Winger Jafar Iqbal came off the bench to score two stunning late goals to help Bangladesh break the shackle and secure their third win in the tournament in four ... Read more

Imrul ready for the battle

Embattled Bangladeshi batsman Imrul Kayes expressed his confidence of performing well in the forthcoming Test series against South Africa, scheduled to start with the first Test at Potchefstroom on Thursday. Imrul was struggling with his form and fitness since the series against New Zealand in January after scoring only 92 runs at 13.14 in four ... Read more

Talented U-15 footballer Sabina dies

Promising Bangladesh Under-15 female footballer Sabina Yasmin died of acute fever on Tuesday at a hospital in Mymensingh, said her family members and Bangladesh Football Federation. The 14-year old footballer was declared dead around 3:00pm after she was rushed to Dhubaura Upazila Health Complex with fever. ‘We did not get any chance

Nazmul bins chance of compromise with Saber

Bangladesh Cricket Board president Nazmul Hasan on Tuesday ruled out any chance of compromise with his one of the predecessors Saber Hossain Chowdhury regarding the dispute over BCB’s constitution. Saber, also a fellow lawmaker of Nazmul from the ruling party, recently asked the BCB to cancel its planned Annual General Meeting on October 2, saying ... Read more

Win or bust for U-18 boys

Under-18 football team takes on hosts Bhutan today with a hope of winning the game that is a must for them to lift the title of inaugural SAFF Under-18 Championship. The crucial encounter between two title contenders will kick-off at 4:00pm Bangladesh Standard Time at the Changlimithang Stadium in Thimpu.

Tigers look to pacers for success

Bangladesh pace bowlers will have a tough ask to prove themselves in the forthcoming two-Test series against hosts South Africa after underperforming in the last Test matches played both in the home and away over the past one year. Bangladesh have played nine Test matches against the sides like England, New Zealand, India, Sri Lanka ... Read more

Razzak spins Khulna to win

Defending champions Khulna became the only team to clinch a victory in the second round of the National Cricket League when they defeated Barisal by 239 runs at home on Monday. The three other matches were ended in draw with not a single ball being bowled in four days in the match between Dhaka Metropolitan ... Read more

U-16 boys end on a high

Bangladesh Under-16 national football team ended their AFC Under-16 Championship Qualifiers campaign on a high note as they secured an impressive 2-0 victory over hosts Qatar in their final Group E match on Sunday. Despite the win, the Bangladeshi boys failed to qualify as one of the six best runners-up teams by goal margin for ... Read more

BCB body, AGM challenged in court

A writ petition was filed on Sunday seeking a High Court’s directive to restrain the incumbent executive members of Bangladesh Cricket Board from holding both the Annual General Meeting and the Extraordinary General Meeting scheduled on October 2. The petitioner and architect Mubasshar Hussain also prayed for a rule on the government and the National ... Read more

Tigers reach Potchefstroom

Bangladesh national cricket team on Sunday reached Potchefstroom to play the first of their two Test matches against hosts South Africa in their forthcoming series. The Tigers left Benoni at 11:00am local time and after a short journey of two hours, they reached Potchefstroom in the afternoon for the first Test, beginning on September 28.

Under-18 boys in search of third win

Bangladesh were expecting to make a giant leap in securing the title of SAFF Under-18 Championship when they would face on Nepal in their penultimate match in Thimpu, Bhutan today. If Bangladesh can win the match, which will kick-off at 7:00pm Bangladesh Standard Time, they will require just one point from their final match against ... Read more

Khulna set Barisal massive target

Defending Champions Khulna were looking for a win against Barisal in National Cricket League match after setting them a target of 403 runs in the fourth innings at the Sheikh Abu Naser Stadium in Khulna on Sunday. Barisal reached 32-0 at stumps on the third day, still needing 371 runs if they are to shock ... Read more