Tigers’ safari stopover

Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) is planning to send the national team to South Africa to play a four-day practice match as part of their preparation for the Zimbabwe tour in July-August.
BCB’s technical committee in its meeting yesterday recommended the stopover in South Africa for a four-day practice match as they believed that it would help the Tigers get reacquainted with the

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Kayes urges BCB to arrange 4-day match

National opener Imrul Kayes urged the Bangladesh Cricket Board to arrange at least one four-day warm-up match for them before they being the Zimbabwe tour in July.
Bangladesh will leave home in the last week of July to play a Test and five one-day internationals against Zimbabwe beginning on August

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Shakib brings luck to Worcs

Shakib Al Hasan finished with seven wickets in Worcestershire’s crushing nine-wicket win over Hampshire in the County Championship yesterday.
It was his first first-class game since June 18 last year. He helped the county to earn promotion to Division One last season and this time he’s played a hand in their move away from the relegation zone

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Shakib’s bat finally talks

Shakib Al Hasan cracked a half-century after nine innings yesterday.
The national captain hammered a quickfire 54 in Worcestershire’s first innings against Hampshire in the County Champion-ship match at the New Road ground.
The last time the left-hander went past the 50-mark was against Australia back on April 9 in home

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England becomes new hub for Tigers

England is increasingly becoming the new hub for Bangladeshi cricketers as at least six Bangladeshi players are currently involved in their domestic cricket.
The latest in the list is national team opener and vice-captain Tamim Iqbal, who has been picked up by Nottinghamshire for their ongoing Friends Life Twenty20

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Tamim goes Outlaws

Tamim Iqbal’s dream of playing in English county cricket is about to be a reality as the dashing opener is all set to be signed up by Nottinghamshire.
Bangladesh vice-captain Tamim yesterday informed that Notts Outlaws confirmed his services for the next six matches in the Friends Life t20 tournament. Tamim will be the second

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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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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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Shahriar steers senior team home

Shahriar Nafees scored a cautious unbeaten 82 to guide the Bangladesh national side to a two-wicket victory over the Bangladesh A team in a practice match at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium on Friday.
The national squad suffered a scare after losing six wickets for 103 runs, chasing a modest target of 202 while Shahriar was protecting the other end batting at number

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Nafees happy to bat at No 3

Left-handed batsman Shahriar Nafees admitted that batting at number three in the national team will not be a problem for him as he plays in that position in the domestic cricket leagues.
Shahriar in all probability will be filling that position in the upcoming home series against Australia in place of Junaed Siddique, who was dropped after the World Cup and will tour

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