Bangladesh squad for ODI series against Afghanistan announced

The Bangladesh Cricket Board today announced a 15-member squad for the upcoming three-match ODI series against Afghanistan, with wholesale changes owing to various reasons.
As many as seven players from the 16-member ODI series against Zimbabwe in July last year – the last series for the Tigers – lost their places while five players have either

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Mahmudullah, Anamul back for ODIs

Batsmen Mahmudullah and Anamul Haque have been recalled as Bangladesh on Tuesday named 14-man squad for the first two one-day internationals of three-match series against South Africa. Mahmudullah had missed Bangladesh’s previous series against India at home after he sustained a fracture on his left index finger. Anamul had injured himself during the

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Akram’s heroic decision

Akram Khan doesn’t have to look too far for support after taking such a bold decision.
As he submitted the resignation letter to the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) on Wednesday morning, messages from former teammates poured in; his family and friends have backed him fully. More importantly, Akram has won the respect of almost everyone interested in Bangladesh cricket, be

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Cloud over cricket

Chief selector resigns over interference
Akram Khan quit as chief selector yesterday, thirty-six hours after Bangladesh Cricket Board president AHM Mustafa Kamal dropped Tamim Iqbal from the Asia Cup squad.
The resignation of the former national captain is being hailed by the cricket community as the meddling in team selection is rapidly outgrowing the national cricket team’s

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‘Kamal drops Tamim’

BCB announces 14-man squad
The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) yesterday named a 14-member Bangladesh team for the forthcoming Asia Cup, leaving out Tamim Iqbal. Chief selector Akram Khan said last night that BCB chief AHM Mustafa Kamal cut Tamim from the national team.
“Tamim Iqbal was dropped by [BCB president] Mustafa Kamal. He was in the team that we

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Tigers go to Zim today

The Tigers will depart for Zimbabwe this morning to play one Test and five one-day internationals.
Shakib Al Hasan’s men will open their campaign with a three-day warm-up match at Harare starting from July 30.
Bangladesh is going to play Test cricket after a fourteen-month break while Zimbabwe will mark their return to Test cricket after a five-year hiatus with the match against Bangladesh starting from August

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Bangladesh call up uncapped Nasir for Zimbabwe tour

Uncapped batsmen Nasir Hossain and Shubhagata Hom found their places in the 15-member Bangladesh national cricket squad for the upcoming tour of Zimbabwe featuring a Test and five one-day internationals.
The team was announced late on Friday after a meeting of the Bangladesh Cricket Board in Sylhet.
Roqibul Hasan, Alok Kapali and Sohrawardi Shuvo, who played against Australia in Bangladesh’s

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Drama puts Tigers’ squad on hold

Chief selector Akram Khan is already facing a severe first spell as he prepared to name the Bangladesh team for the forthcoming tour of Zimbabwe.
After the 23-member skills training camp under Sarwar Imran ended yesterday, it was expected that the announcement of the squad will be made today with one new face, all-rounder

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Back from wilderness at last

The short-term camp under Australian coach Geoff Lawson has given some pace bowlers, who were in the wilderness for several years, a renewed hope to revive their international career.
Tapash Baishya, Talha Jubair, Tarek Aziz and Farhad Reza had lost their all hopes of returning to mainstream cricket after they were dumped from the national side in different

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Shafiul gives Tigers new injury scare

Bangladesh national cricket team was hit by another injury scare on Wednesday when pace bowler Shafiul Islam stopped bowling in the nets after seven overs complaining a pain.
The lanky pace bowler, who has already missed a large part of the month-long fitness training due to callosity operation in his left ankle, suffered a stiff shoulder, though doctors later confirmed his

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Bowling offers Ashraful the last straw

Embatt-led former skipper Mohammad Ashraful has planned to pay more attention to his bowling in order to retain his place in the Bangladesh’s starting line-up.
Ashraful, making a comeback in the playing XI after four one-day internationals, put in another miserable batting performance having been dismissed for just one run in Friday’s

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