Monday, December 4, 2023

BCB XI’s huge win

The England-bound national cricketers warmed up well with a comfortable 63-run victory against Maharashtra Cricket Association in the first T20 match at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur yesterday. The most encouraging factor for the Tigers, who are scheduled to fly for England on May 23 to take part in the ICC Twenty20 World Cup, ... Read more

Bashar first at BCB door

Habibul Bashar was the first to come forward to take the opportunity of “amnesty” announced by the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) for the players who joined the unauthorised Indian Cricket League (ICL). The former national skipper submitted a letter to BCB president Lt Gen Sina Ibn Jamali yesterday mentioning that he wanted to avail the ... Read more

Mashrafe’s losing debut

Indian Premier League Mashrafe’s losing debut Deccan Chargers climbed one place to third in the Indian Premier League table after a thrilling six-wicket win over struggling Kolkata Knight Riders at Wanderers on Saturday. Kolkata made 160-5 after they lost the toss and were sent in to bat and Deccan reached 166-4 off the last ball ... Read more

Sakib scoops player of the year award

All-rounder Sakib al Hasan scooped the Garmeenphone-Prothom Alo player of the year award 2008 on Friday for his outstanding performance with bat and ball last year, especially in Test cricket. Sakib was the runaway winner ahead of weightlifter Fahima Akhter Moina and shooter Asif Hossain Khan, who bagged the runner-up awards for winning international

Sakib back to boost Tigers

Sakib al Hasan returned to cricket after a long injury lay-off to inspire the Bangladesh cricket team to a 49-run victory over the Bangladesh A team in the third warm-up match at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium on Thursday. Sakib took the ball after the Tigers had suffered two embarrassing defeats to their second fiddles in ... Read more

We know what you’re doing Buchanan

It was tolerable for the first three games but after the Kolkata Knight Riders ignored Mashrafe Bin Mortaza for the tenth consecutive time, patience is running thin for millions of cricket fans in the country. The Knight Riders turned a million heads when they insisted on landing Mashrafe in their books for an astonishing 600,000 ... Read more

Mohammedan lift Women’s Club Cup

Mohammedan added yet another feather in their cap when the popular club clinched the first-ever Women’s Club Cup cricket title at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur yesterday. The Motijheel outfit kept their cool in the battle of nerves to record a five-wicket win over pre-tournament favourites Bangladesh Ansar and VDP. Mohammedan posted 127 for ... Read more

Brothers claim T20 glory

PCL T20 Chittagong 2009 Brothers claim T20 glory Chamara Kapugedera’s blitzkrieg and yet another captain’s knock from Nafis Iqbal gave Chittagong Brothers Union the glamorous first-ever Habib Group Port-City Cricket League Twenty20 tournament title here at the MA Aziz Stadium yesterday. They defeated Dhaka Sports Club by six wickets in front of a full house ... Read more

Ziaur gem stuns Abahani

Dhaka Sports Club meet BU in final today An astonishing 78 off 31 balls by Ziaur Rahman stunned Chittagong Abahani as Dhaka Sports Club snatched a win from their grasp with three-wicket semi-final victory to reach the final of the Port-city Cricket League at the MA Aziz Stadium on Saturday. In the final, the Dhaka ... Read more

BCB puts BNS saga to rest

Opts for SBNS, Fatullah for WC matches The Bangladesh Cricket Board on Saturday ruled out the chance of holding any World Cup 2011 matches at the Bangabandhu National Stadium and instead chose Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium and Fatullah Stadium for the event. The BNS, however, has been retained as the venue for the opening ceremony while ... Read more

Nafis carries BU thru’

PCL T20 Chittagong 2009 Nafis carries BU thru’ Local boy Nafis Iqbal led from the front to steer Brothers Union to the final of the Habib Group PCL Twenty20 tournament in the exciting first semifinal where they beat Dada Warriors by six wickets at the MA Aziz Stadium here yesterday. Batting first, Dada Warriors scored ... Read more

Amit steers Bangladesh U-19

Promising youngster Amit Mojumdar struck a brilliant 102 runs to anchor Bangladesh Under-19 team to secure a thrilling three-wicket win over visiting Sri Lanka Under-19 team in the last match of the five-match one-dayer series at Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur on Saturday. With the win, the host comfortably sealed the five-match series by 4-1. ... Read more

BCB U-15 win over CAB U-15 team in 3rd one-day match

BCB Under-15 earned an emphatic nine-wicket victory over touring Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) Under-15 team in the third one-day match at the Mymensingh Stadium on Thursday. Hosts BCB team also outplayed the tourists by 144 runs in the 2nd one-day match on Wednesday at the same venue. Batting first after winning the toss in ... Read more

Bangladesh gets 3 more WC matches

Bangladesh has been awarded eight matches of the World Cup 2011 including two quarter-finals at a meeting of the Central Organising Committee in Mumbai on Tuesday. It was the first meeting of the COC since the ICC Board resolved earlier this month that, given the current uncertainty over the security situation in Pakistan, the country ... Read more

PCL gets foreign flair

PCL Chittagong 2009 PCL gets foreign flair Jeehan, Chamara sign on Preparation for the country’s first-ever Twenty20 tournament, “Habib Group-Port city Cricket League (PCL), to start on Saturday next at Chittagong’s MA Aziz Stadium, is now at its finishing stage. The eight participating teams and organisers are equally caught up in an enthusiastic mood to ... Read more

India takes World Cup charge after Pakistan exit

India will organise a major part of cricket’s World Cup in 2011 after Pakistan was stripped of co-hosting rights, the International Cricket Council said on Tuesday. The showpiece event awarded to South Asia was thrown into turmoil earlier this month after the ICC removed Pakistan as a host nation due to security concerns, following the ... Read more

Clarke leads Australia to beat Pakistan

Michael Clarke’s all-round performance helped his team give Pakistan a dose of their own medicine as Australia won the third day-night international by 27 runs at Abu Dhabi Stadium here on Monday. The 28-year-old hit a fighting 66 to anchor an otherwise struggling Australian innings which helped them reach 198-7 in their allotted 50 overs ... Read more

Pathan powers Rajasthan

Yusuf Pathan hammered an unconquered 30-ball 62 as Graeme Smith anchored the Rajasthan Royals chase with an unbeaten 44 to romp to a five-wicket win over the Delhi Daredevils in the Indian Premier League (IPL) in Pretoria on Tuesday. The brutal innings from Pathan, sedate but no less important knock by Smith and another typically ... Read more