Tigers start conditioning camp sans stars

Twenty-seven-member elite squad of the Bangladesh Cricket Board began their four-week long conditioning camp at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium on Saturday for the forthcoming home series against Australia. National team trainer Mario Villavarayen conducted the camp without six cricketers — Test skipper Mushfiqur Rahim, Sakib al Hasan, Mashrafee bin Murtaza,

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BPL bidders told to give pay-order by Aug 30

Companies that have submitted Expression of Interest to own a franchise of the Bangladesh Premier League have been asked to submit their pay-order and bank guarantee by August 30, said the Bangladesh Cricket Board officials on Thursday. The BCB on August 18 announced that 11 companies have shown their interest to own a franchise of BPL, which will be

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BCB brings NCL date forward

The Bangladesh Cricket Board decided to bring the schedule of National Cricket League forward to give the national players some match practice ahead of their two-match Test series against Australia, officials said on Wednesday. NCL was scheduled to start from the first week of October but BCB decided to start it from mid-September following a request

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BCB to show-cause Sunny, Nadif

The Bangladesh Cricket Board will not allow national cricketers Elias Sunny and Nadif Chowdhury to play in the domestic cricket unless they give a satisfactory explanation about their participation of a match in United States, officials said on Wednesday. The BCB said it will serve Sunny and Nadif a show-cause notice for playing in US, alongside banned former

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Lukewarm response in BPL bidding

The Bangladesh Cricket Board so far received a lukewarm response from the potential bidders of new Bangladesh Premier League franchise as only two corporate houses have submitted their expression of interest. The bidding will be completed for six new franchises and the BCB expects to get multiple bidding on the final day. Sources inside the BCB said

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Complete overhaul of BPL planned

Bangladesh Cricket Board is planning to introduce the ‘players by choice’ system for the upcoming third edition of Bangladesh Premier League instead of traditional players’ auction, officials said on Sunday. The new edition of BPL is scheduled to be held from November 22 to December 15 after two years gap. The BCB also planned to make it a six-team affair and has invited

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Puzzled BCB chief summons ‘experts’

Bangladesh Cricket Board president Nazmul Hasan on Saturday summoned the members of the technical committee to discuss the problems of national cricket team following their series of defeats against South Africa. The BCB formed the technical committee in January comprising six former national cricketers Jahangir Shah, Athar Ali Khan, ASM Faruque, Ishtiaque Ahmed,

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BCB to introduce SOP for tickets, accreditations

The Bangladesh Cricket Board president Nazmul Hasan on Saturday said they will introduce a Standard Operating Procedure to remove anomalies in issuing tickets and accreditation cards during the international series. There are widespread allegations about BCB’s distribution of tickets during international series as fans often accused the board that only handful amount of

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Bangladesh investigates threat to South African cricketer

Bangladesh Cricket Board on Tuesday said that it has asked the intelligence agencies to investigate a threat issued to South African cricketer Wayne Parnell by an anonymous caller at the weekend in Dhaka. Parnell reported the threat hours before the first Twenty20 international against Bangladesh on Sunday when received a phone call in his hotel room from a landline.

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BCB for counseling of ‘walkie-talkie’ men

The Bangladesh Cricket Board on Saturday apologised to journalists after an on duty reporter covering Bangladesh’s home series against South Africa was assaulted by members of security committee. BCB’s security chief major retired Hossain Imam said they will arrange ‘counseling’ for the security committee members, popularly known as walkie-talkie force, to avoid similar incident.

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SA take authorities by surprise with drone

Visiting South Africa sprung a surprise on Wednesday when they used a drone camera in their first training session, apparently to record the movement of the players. The team’s technical analyst Prasanna Agoram used the camera through a remote control to take an aerial view of the practice session, prompting an immediate protest from the Bangladesh Cricket Board.

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Selectors to continue ‘until next meeting’

The Bangladesh Cricket Board extended the contracts of two selectors Minhajul Abedin and Habibul Bashar only until its next meeting, said an official on Tuesday. Minhajul and Bashar, who are serving the selection committee since 2011, ended their term on Tuesday and were expecting to get a fresh term after national cricket team’s recent successes. However,

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Ex-BCB GS Moni dies

Former general secretary of the Bangladesh Cricket Board Aminul Huq Moni breathed his last on Sunday night at United Hospital in Dhaka. He was 66. He was put on a life support at city’s United Hospital since he suffered a massive heart-attack on April 8 after he had been ill for the last two years. He was buried at the Azimpur graveyard after a couple of namaz-e-janaja

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BPL recommences in December

The Bangladesh Cricket Board on Tuesday said that it will resume the scandal-hit Bangladesh Premier League Twenty20 tournament in December this year. BPL was marred by allegations of match-fixing and non-payment of local and international players and was postponed just after its second season in 2013. Former Bangladesh captain Mohammad Ashraful, Sri Lankan

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All eyes on BCB chief’s press meet today

For some strange reason, the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) is silent over the spot fixing issue, rocking the country over the past few weeks. After the BCB president, Nazmul Hassan Papon, met Anti-Corruption and Security Unit (ACSU) members, it was expected that he would disclose something, as names of the country’s top cricketers had come up. But that did not happen.

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Legal notice served on NSC, BCB seeking election

The National Sports Council and the Bangladesh Cricket Board were served with a legal notice on Thursday asking why they should not take initiative of holding an election to the cricket oversight body.
Barrister Mahbub Shafique served the notice on behalf two former BCB councilors, Reaz Ahmed Babu and Moshiur Rahman, known as close aides to former BCB director

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