Wednesday, December 6, 2023

Sangakkara says attack on Lankan team in Pakistan has changed cricket forever

ANI Colombo: Sri Lankan cricket captain Kumar Sangakkara has said the terrorist attack on the team bus outside Lahore’s Gaddafi Stadium has changed the players’ approach forever. Sangakkara said now players would first assess security arrangements and talk to their families before committing themselves to any tournament. He told the BBC it was a miracle ... Read more

IPL won’t be same in South Africa: Warne

Melbourne: Spin legend Shane Warne said it’s a shame that the Indian Premier League had to be shifted to South Africa and felt “it won’t be the same” in the rainbow country. Warne, who led underdogs Rajasthan Royal to title victory in the first edition, said it would not be possible for South Africa to ... Read more

Tremendous Tamim!

Staff Correspondent Tamim Iqbal came out of the shell to smash 164 and help Abahani avenge their first phase defeat to Gazi Tanks with a massive 114-run victory in the Super League of the Dhaka Primer League on Monday. With this win at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium, Abahani maintained a four-point lead over their nearest ... Read more

Partex, DOHS stay in Super League race

Staff Correspondent Partex and Old DOHS kept their Super League hopes alive while Surjo Tarun retained their second place in the points table after winning their respective matches in the Dhaka Premier Cricket League on Monday. Partex defeated all-losers City Club by seven wickets to move up to fourth in the points table, leapfrogging giants ... Read more

Dhaka derby today

Injuries deplete Abahani Ameeruddin Zain Sanath Jayasuriya is feared in the cricket world for his devastating display of batting. The champion Sri Lankan left-hander, however, has done little to justify his abilities in Dhaka cricket so far. But he might get a good chance to end his Dhaka jinx when his side Mohammedan Sporting Club ... Read more

Biman want to keep Razzak . Dhaka Left-arm spinner Abdur Razzak’s issue of playing in the ongoing Premier Cricket League hangs in the balance as Bangladesh Biman struck to their stance of playing him in their side. He has now been cleared by the ICC to bowl in international cricket. Razzak, who given permission to bowl in the Twenty20 ... Read more

Dhanmondi beat Eskaton

United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka Dhanmondi Club beat Eskaton SS by 76 runs in the lone match of the Metropolis First Division Cricket League at the Dhanmondi Cricket Stadium on Saturday. Batting first, Dhanmondi club scored 235 runs losing five wickets in stipulated 50 overs with Murad Hossain scoring unbeaten 77 runs and Mustafizur ... Read more

Partex SC, Young Pegasus, CCS win their matches

UNB, Dhaka Partex SC earned an exciting two-wicket victory over Old DOHS SC in the Metropolis Premier Division Cricket League at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur Friday. In the day’s other matches, Cricket Coaching School (CCS) recorded a comfortable 85-run win over Victoria SC at the Narayanganj Osmani Stadium in Fatullah while Young Pegasus ... Read more

Sehwag becomes fastest Indian centurion in ODIs

PTI Hamilton: Swashbuckling opener Virender Sehwag eclipsed Mohammad Azharuddin to become the fastest Indian to score a hundred in an ODI when he hit a 60-ball 103 against New Zealand in the fourth one-dayer here on Wednesday. At an individual score of 97, Sehwag danced down the pitch and plundered a Daniel Vettori delivery over ... Read more

Younus hits triple century as Pak-SL Test heads for draw

AFP, Karachi Younus Khan broke several records on his way to a pugnacious maiden triple hundred as the first Test between Pakistan and Sri Lanka headed for a draw here on Tuesday. The 31-year-old Pakistan captain foiled all Sri Lanka’s attempts to take his wicket, finishing with an unbeaten 306 as Pakistan closed the fourth ... Read more

DOHS shock MSC to fly level with Biman

Staff Correspondent Old DOHS and Bangladesh Biman continued their unbeaten run in the Dhaka Premier Cricket League with the defending champions Abahani hot on their heels after playing their respective fourth matches on Wednesday. A fine 96 runs by skipper Mehrab Hossain Jr helped DOHS hand Mohammedan Sporting Club a 38-run defeat while Mashrafee bin ... Read more

Bangladesh earns 6-wicket win over Sri Lanka in Women’s

Tri-Nation Cricket UNB, Khulna Bangladesh tasted their first win in the Grameenphone Women’s Tri-Nation Cricket Series beating visiting Sri Lanka by six wickets at Shahid Flight Lieutenant Motiur Rahman Stadium in Khulna Friday. Bangladesh almost made their exit in

Balaji back for India after 4 yrs

Agence France-Presse . Chennai India’s cricket selectors on Friday picked Lakshmipathy Balaji for the New Zealand tour, after a four-year Test absence for the fit-again seamer. Balaji, 27, who last played a Test match in March, 2005 before suffering a career-threatening stress fracture to his back, was named in a 16-man squad for the three-Test ... Read more

Dubai tri-series cancelled

Afp, Karachi Pakistan cricket received a further blow Friday with the cancellation of a tri-series in Dubai scheduled for late March due to the unavailability of the Sri Lankan team, a top official said. Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chief operating officer Salim Altaf told AFP that the event would be scrapped. “We have been told ... Read more

Premier Division Cricket League:Old DOHS, CCS, BKSP record wins

Sports Reporter Old DOHS Sports Club, Cricket Coaching School(CCS) and BKSP won their respective matches on Thursday. At the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Mirpur, Old DOHS Sports Club composed a sensational five-run win over Surjo Torun Club. Batting first Old DOHS Sports Club scored 183 for the loss of nine wickets in the allotted ... Read more

Premier cricket begins today sans a sponsor

Mohammad Isam If cricket officials of the country were proud of Mashrafe Bin Mortaza and Mohammad Ashraful on Friday, they should now be thankful to the duo for bringing some much-needed buzz into this year’s domestic competition and lure a sponsor that they are yet to get for the premier club event. The Premier League ... Read more

Battle of Bollywood

Sports Reporter The phrase ‘when the going gets tough he gets going’ perhaps fits more appropriately for Mashrafe Bin Mortaza. A cricketer with both his knees operated on and has been fighting against freakish injury ever since his Bangladesh debut in 2001 added another daring chapter in his never-say-die career on Friday. He entered the ... Read more

Ashraful retains captaincy

Staff Correspondent Mohammad Ashraful has been retained as the captain of the national cricket team until the West Indies tour in June-July, the Bangladesh Cricket Board said on Saturday.  The BCB was under pressure to replace Ashraful after the 24-year-old right-handed batsman had managed to score only 12 runs in three one-day internationals against Zimbabwe ... Read more

Women’s Tri-Nation Cricket Tournament: Sri Lanka beat Pakistan

Sports Reporter Sri Lanka National Women’s Cricket team beat Pakistan National Women’s Cricket team by three wickets in their ODI match of the Grameenphone Women’s Tri-Nation Cricket Tournament at the Shaheed Chandu Stadium in Bogra on Saturday. Trailing Pakistan’s 103 off 41.5 overs, Sri Lanka sailed home in 30.4 overs scoring 105 for the loss ... Read more

Mashrafe now a $6 lakh cricketer

Sports Reporter Mashrafe Bin Mortaza hit an amazing figure when the Kolkata Knight Riders purchased the Bangladesh fast bowler for six-lakh dollars (US) after a sensational bidding in the Indian Premier League (IPL) auction in Goa yesterday. There was more good news for the Tigers as Bangladesh captain Mohammad Ashraful was sold to Mumbai Indians, ... Read more