Saturday, September 23, 2023

BPL woos top players to add glamour

The fifth edition of Bangladesh Premier League will see some extra glamour with the inclusion of some of the world’s most prominent Twenty20 stars, who will make their debut in the tournament this year. Former Australian all-rounder Shane Watson, Sri Lankan pacer Lasith Malinga, New Zealand batsman Brendon McCullum, England wicketkeeper Jos Buttler have

‘Only way for Bangladesh is up’

Visiting Asian Football Confederation president Sheikh Salman Bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa on Monday hailed Bangladesh’s recent progress in women’s football and hoped that men’s national team would come out of its ongoing bad patch sooner or later. ‘Bangladesh is improving in women’s football. We all saw Bangladesh’s Under-16 women’s played in the U-16 final round.

Saifuddin shows he isn’t Stokes

Mohammad Saifuddin got the comparison of English all-rounder Ben Stokes after his unbeaten 39 off 27 balls in Bangladesh’s 20-run loss in the first Twenty20 international against South Africa in Bloemfontein. The all-rounder took just one game to show that he can be many things but not Stokes in the second match of the series ... Read more

BOA unveils Youth Games logo

The Bangladesh Olympic Association unveiled the logo and mascot of the maiden Bangladesh Youth Games 2018 in a colourful ceremony at the Kurmitola Golf Club on Sunday. The meet is scheduled to get underway on December 18 across the country. The logo contained a torch carried by an athlete while

Naimur faces a battle in BCB

At least two directors of Bangladesh Cricket Board have to face the elections to get re-elected as rival candidates refused to give them a bye unlike many others in the forthcoming elections, scheduled on Tuesday. Former national captain and Manikganj district councillor Naimur Rahman has to face a contest with Narsinghdi councillor Shahinur Islam, Narayanganj ... Read more

Tigers seek consolation win

Bangladesh national team will be looking forward to get a consolation win in their last match of the month-long South Africa tour as they take on hosts in the second and final Twenty20 international in Potchefstroom today. The match will start at 6.30pm Bangladesh Standard Time and will be televised live on GTV, Maasranga TV ... Read more

Bopara can’t wait to play with Mashrafee

Rangpur Riders’ English all rounder Ravi Bopara on Saturday said he was looking forward to play with veteran Mashrafee bin Murtaza and win this year’s Bangladesh Premier League title. ‘Mashrafee is a type of guy you want to play for. He gives 100 per cent so you have to give him 100 per cent back, ... Read more

Bangladesh take HK Sixers by storm

A Bangladeshi team, led by national Under-19 skipper Saif Hassan, finished second in Group B after defeating Sri Lanka and Australia on the opening day of the Hong Kong World Sixes at Kowloon on Saturday. Eight teams – Pakistan, South Africa, Hong Kong, Marylebone Cricket Club, New Zealand Select, Bangladesh, Australia and Sri Lanka – ... Read more

A case of missed opportunity

A change sometime can bring a positive energy to a team. Bangladesh also experienced it in the first Twenty20 international against South Africa on Thursday when Sakib al Hasan took the rein of their Twenty20 side from Mashrafee bin Murtaza. In a tour when nothing was going right for Bangladesh this was the first time ... Read more

Shooters denied permission for Aussie meet

The Bangladesh Shooting Sports Federation was forced to cancel national team’s Australia tour for Commonwealth and Oceania Shooting Federation Championships as the local authorities refused to allow them carrying weapons, officials said on Friday. The competition is scheduled from October 30 to November 7 in Gold Coast, the host city of next year’s 21st edition ... Read more

Mosaddek eyes comeback with BPL

Bangladesh all-rounder Mosaddek Hossain is all set to make his return to the competitive cricket with the upcoming Bangladesh Premier League as he recovered completely from his eye-infection. Mosaddek sustained the infection during a training camp at Dhaka prior to the home series against Australia and was left out of the squad for the conditioning ... Read more

BPL tickets on sale from Oct 31

The Bangladesh Cricket Board on Friday announced that the tickets for the forthcoming fifth edition of Bangladesh Premier League matches would be available for purchase from October 31. Fans can buy tickets for the matches of the most extravagant Twenty20 tournament in the country from three ticket selling platforms – United Commercial Bank,

Tigers keep on losing

Bangladesh wasted an opportunity to end their winless streak in South Africa when they suffered a 20-run defeat in the first Twenty20 international in Bloemfontein on Thursday. In their first day-night game of the tour, the Tigers restricted South Africa to 195-4 and reached 97-2 in 10 overs to give the hosts some scare before ... Read more

Bangladesh ‘A’ clean sweep Ireland

Yasir Ali made unbeaten 101 as Bangladesh A team beat their Irish counterparts by 76 runs in their fifth and final one-day match to complete a 4-0 clean sweep in Cox’s Bazar on Thursday. The first one-day was abandoned due to rain. Batting first, Bangladesh ‘A’ racked up 286-6 in their

Mustafiz to miss BPL partially

Bangladesh pace bowler Mustafizur Rahman is set to miss a major part of Bangladesh Premier League Twenty20 tournament due to an injury he picked up in South Africa, said a physician of the Bangladesh Cricket Board on Thursday. Rajshahi Kings roped in Mustafizur, who missed the cut in the icon category after his original suitor ... Read more

Sakib seeks Tigers turnaround

Sakib al Hasan will be Bangladesh’s third captain on a disappointing tour of South Africa as they seek to regain some pride in two Twenty20 internationals, starting in Bloemfontein today. Bangladesh’s all-time leading all-rounder was reappointed T20 captain after a seven-year gap following the retirement from the format of Mashrafee bin Murtaza.

Bangladesh ‘A’ clinch series

Bangladesh A team defeated their Irish counterpart by four wickets in the fourth game to clinch the five-match one-day series 3-0 at the Sheikh Kamal International Cricket Stadium in Cox’s Bazar on Wednesday. The game was curtailed to a 20-over per side affair after both team’s players did not want to play three one-dayers in ... Read more

Tamim to skip BPL if needed

Bangladesh opener Tamim Iqbal said on Wednesday that he might miss the entire fifth edition of Bangladesh Premier League if it took him to get completely fit for next international series against Sri Lanka. Bangladesh are currently scheduled to hosts Sri Lanka for a full-pledged bilateral series in January before playing a tri-series one-day international ... Read more

Waqar backs Fizz to come good

Former Pakistan fast bowler Waqar Younis on Tuesday backed Bangladesh’s Mustafizur Rahman to come good again overcoming his recent poor form. ‘Cricketers nowadays are very smart, if you don’t keep improving and don’t work really hard on it – you will tend to struggle, which we are seeing all around the world,’

BCB to probe players’ casino visit

Bangladesh Cricket Board president Nazmul Hasan said on Tuesday they would investigate and take appropriate action against three cricketers if they were found breaking the team rules in South Africa. The BCB president was reacting to the reports that suggested cricketers Nasir Hossain, Taskin Ahmed and Shafiul Islam had been spotted in a casino at ... Read more