T20 luck not on Tamim’s side

In his short international career, Tamim Iqbal has already passed one test. In the span of five seasons, he has shed the ‘one-hit wonder’ tag to build himself as a Test opener and last year, he blossomed against two top bowling attacks.
He was primed for the World Cup but he ended the campaign with just a single half-century and

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Siddons keen to hire a Tiger for his Firebirds

Any of the Bangladeshi players could be reunited with his former coach in New Zealand’s domestic cricket provided the Tigers’ international schedules allow him, Jamie Siddons told a local newspaper.
Siddons took over the charge of Wellington after leaving Bangladesh job and has already signed Muttiah Muralitharan as one of the overseas players for  his side, popularly known as the

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Cricketers’ conditioning camp begins today

Cricket players of the 32-member squad for the pre-season conditioning camp will begin their second phase of the camp at the Bangladesh Krira Shikkha Pratishthan today.
The six-week camp divided into three phases is run by strength and conditioning trainer of Bangladesh cricket team Grant Luden, the only foreign coach to survive from the post

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Shakib’s losing return

Yorkshire gained their first victory of the season in the Friends Life t20 North Group but it was a desperately close run thing as they overcame Worcestershire by just two runs at Headingley.
The visitors however remained without a win in three games, but it was just the tonic they needed ahead of Friday night’s Roses clash at

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Saber wants BCB board elected

The Bangladesh Cricket Board should hold elections to elect its president if it wants to see the development of cricket, former BCB president Saber Hossain Chowdhury said on Friday. The president of the cricket board is now selected by the government.
Saber, who ran the board from 1996 to 2001, said this as he was talking on how to make the

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‘New coach by June 15’

Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) will confirm the appointment of a new head coach for the national cricket team within the next seven days.
“We are at an advanced stage in the process of appointment of the new coach. I’m confident that we will be able to confirm the deal within our target timeline which is by June 15,” informed

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Mushfique feels the heat

Until recently wicketkeeper Mushiqur Rahim was one of the very few players in the Bangladesh national cricket team who had little to worry about his place.
A sublime show with the bat in the post-World Cup one-day series against Australia, where he made 44 not out and an unbeaten 81 in the first two games, only made him more

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Tigers reunited

The national players reunited after one-and-a-half months as the month-long conditioning camp for them began at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium on Saturday.
The camp, which will be supervised by trainer Grant Lunded, the only surviving coaching staff in the aftermath of a low-key World Cup campaign, coincided with the taking office of the new selection

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All talk but little action

Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) president AHM Mustafa Kamal met with numerous former national captains and incumbent Shakib Al Hasan yesterday to share views about improvement of cricket standard of the country.
The common view in the marathon meeting was that the structure of domestic cricket should

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Mashrafe to start rehab soon

Pace spearhead Mashrafe Bin Mortaza will return home tonight from Australia with renewed hope to make a return to international cricket this year.
“I’m now fine. Dr. David Young checked me this morning and he was really happy with the improvement and what he told me is that he will be surprised if I miss the Pakistan series in December this year,”

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Ex-captains wade in on game development

A number of former national cricket captains have given their opinions on a long-term strategic plan which the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has prepared to improve the standard of the game in the country.
They put their suggestion while exchanging views with BCB’s chief executive officer (CEO) Manzur Ahmed, who placed a four-year long plan, yesterday at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in

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Different routes to success

The moment Nasiruddin Faruque chose to stop thinking too much about his game, he reaped the rewards.
On the other hand, a deeply motivated Mosharraf Hossain Rubel is also on his way to reaching his pre-season target.
“I used to think too much about everything,” Faruque said. “There is less negativity now

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An obituary

Cricket is dead in the National Cricket League (NCL). And how.
When you take a sweeping view of what goes on during four-day games in this country, it would be hardly surprising if you find out players just waiting for the game to be over.
After having surveyed through players in the competition, it has been gathered that there is

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Ashraful’s blast from the past

Mohammad Ashraful shone with both ball and bat to lead his Bangladesh A side to a six-wicket victory against South Africa A on Tuesday night at Buffalo Park in East London, in the first of five unofficial ODIs.
Only ten days ago South Africa had been battering Bangladesh in a four-day match, and in their home conditions were firm favourites to dominate the 50-over matches as well. However, the

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Fountain likely to stay as fielding coach

While Bangladesh Cricket Board is thinking to ring changes in the entire national team set-up, fielding coach Julien Fountain is one exception, not to be ruled out completely.
The BCB is still negotiating with Fountain despite them stating they will place fresh advertisement for coaches in the newspapers and on the

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More than just runs and wins

In John Wright’s popular book “Indian Summers”, he mentions on many occasions how difficult it is for coaches when all is said and done and the team is out in the middle.
During the second innings of the decisive 5th one-dayer against Pakistan in 2003-04, Wright wrote: “After all the practice, planning, fielding charts, computer analysis and the team

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Tigers put up a fight

Australia take series 3-0
Though there was some sting from the 3-0 series loss and Australia’s gargantuan score yesterday, it hardly dampened the mood of Imrul Kayes, Shahriar Nafees and Mahmudullah as the trio decided to give coach Jamie Siddons an enjoyable farewell.
To make it a somewhat memorable last game in charge for Siddons, one of his protégé, Kayes,

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‘Be patient’

Siddons bids emotional goodbye
The final match in a long and winding season for Bangladesh cricket could describe coach Jamie Siddons’s tenure in a microcosm.
In certain parts of the game, Bangladesh were brilliant; Imrul Kayes’s belligerent 93, almost as good an innings as played by Michael Hussey on the day. At certain other moments

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Bowling now the biggest agony

Australia have severely dented the pride of Bangladeshi bowlers and fielders after they humiliated them in all possible manners in the three-match series that ended on Wednesday.
With two convincing wins earlier, Australian have given ample scope to raise questions over the effectiveness of our bowling attack when they posted 361-8 on Wednesday.

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Bangladesh batsmen gain some lost pride

Dhaka: Bangladesh batsmen showed great gusto to end the three-match Zoom Ultra ODI series on a high note at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium on Wednesday. On the day of Jamie Siddons’s last match as Bangladeshi coach, the batsmen responded with ultra aggressiveness to match up with Australian aggression before losing the match by 66 runs as they put up a total of 295 for six in

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