Saturday, December 2, 2023

Tamim opts out of T20 WC

Bangladesh opener Tamim Iqbal on Wednesday made himself unavailable for selection for the forthcoming Twenty20 World Cup to make way for other openers who have played more T20s for the Tigers in recent times. The Twenty20 World Cup is scheduled to be held in UAE and Oman from October 17 to November 14 and Bangladesh ... Read more

Tamim looks forward to Zimbabwe series

National opener Tamim Iqbal said on Wednesday that he is looking forward to the upcoming home series against Zimbabwe leaving behind the disappointment of not being able to play the series against Australia. Zimbabwe will arrive in Bangladesh on November2 to play three one-day internationals and two Twenty20 internationals against the Tigers.

Mashrafee recovers from dengue

Bangladesh one-day international and Twenty20 captain Mashrafee bin Murtaza, who was admitted to a city hospital with dengue fever last week, was discharged from the hospital on Friday after a week-long treatment. After the release from hospital the Tigers’ captain returned to his Mirpur residence. ‘Mashrafee is now feeling well and the physicians released

Taijul to miss 2 more weeks

National left-arm spinner Taijul Islam will not be available for further two weeks due to his failure to recover from jaundice, said Bangladesh Cricket Board officials on Wednesday. Taijul had to sit out from the Elite Players Conditioning Camp from August 26 to take full rest after being diagnosed with jaundice and his participation in ... Read more

Sakib is the key, believes Mushfiq

Bangladesh’s ace-all-rounder Sakib al Hasan must come up with his best to help Tigers earn their maiden Test win against Pakistan, skipper Mushfiqur Rahim said on Tuesday. Tigers will take on Pakistan in the final match of the two-match Test series at Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium on Wednesday. Bangladesh achieved their maiden Test draw against Pakistan in the

Nasir features in Canada T20

Bangladesh’s all-rounder Nasir Hossain had a decent performance in Asia XI’s three-wicket win over International XI in an all-star Twenty20 cricket match in Toronto on Saturday. Nasir, the only Bangladeshi to have featured in the game at the Rogers Centre One Blue Jays Way, was expensive with the ball, giving away 22 runs in his ... Read more

Nasir denied Canada visa

Exhibition T20 Nasir denied Canada visa Bangladesh all-rounder Nasir Hossain cannot go to Canada due to visa complications. Nasir was scheduled to fly out for Canada tomorrow to play a T20 exhibition match between Asia XI and Rest of the World XI to be held in Toronto on May 12, but he didn’t get the ... Read more

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 ... Read more

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 ... Read more

‘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 ... Read more

Mash’s wait almost over

If you want to know how painful it is for a cricketer to be a mere spectator for almost an entire year, you can ask pace spearhead Mashrafe Bin Mortaza. It has never been a smooth journey for the ‘Narail Express’ because of persistent injuries since his international debut in November 2001 against Zimbabwe. The ... Read more

First-class not BCB’s first priority?

Friday’s cancellation of the National Cricket League matches is just the tip of the iceberg in Bangladesh Cricket Board’s (BCB) continuous disregard for the first-class game. During the first part of the 2011-12 season, the BCB scheduled the NCL into two parts (split by the Eid-ul-Fitr break in mid-November), both of which had domestic international ... Read more

Shakib, a cut above

It was always going to take a very special cricketer to replace a man of Jacques Kallis’s stature. The South African is already regarded as a legend of the game with his unparalleled record with the bat and ball in all formats. By sheer number, Kallis has defeated competition for his throne and has kept ... Read more

Another accolade for Shakib

Shakib Al Hasan yet again brought up some respect for the struggling Bangladesh cricket team as he became the number-one ranked all-rounder in the Reliance ICC Test Player Rankings, an ICC press release said on Thursday. His outstanding achievement came at the moment when critics raised their vocal high following Bangladesh’s calamitous performance in longer ... Read more

Tigers’ novel training

The national cricketers took part in a unique exercise in training yesterday by pedalling rickshaws around the Zohur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium. On the fifth day of their scheduled six-day training camp, Tigers captain Mushfiqur Rahim led the way after the support staff got hold of the four rickshaws from the nearby Pahartali

Tamim injury not serious

Bangladesh opener Tamim Iqbal has not suffered any serious injury in his right knee, said the physician of Bangladesh Cricket Board on Tuesday. Tamim returned to Dhaka on Monday from Chittagong where the national cricketers are currently going through a conditioning programme to have an MRI after he was feeling pain in

Shakib, Kamal make BCB look silly

Another needless controversy has struck the Tigers after Shakib Al Hasan’s flimsy demand was met by the Bangladesh Cricket Board boss, ignoring the entire chain of command existing for the national team. BCB president AHM Mustafa Kamal gave in to the national cricketer’s wish to stay in a separate single room rather than with a ... Read more

Fifteen called up

National camp for Pak series starts tomorrow The national selection committee called up fifteen cricketers including injured paceman Mashrafe Bin Mortaza to attend a training camp that has been arranged ahead of the coming home series against Pakistan. The training camp will be held in Chittagong from November 18 to November 24. “There has been ... Read more

Seeking a turnaround

Rain threatens final ODI The Tigers’ shift to Chittagong is sure to bring back memories of the turnaround during the World Cup. And if that thought passes them by, a glance from the bus window would surely help them remember what happened here seven months ago. The road towards the Zohur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, and ... Read more

The one-legged climb

When Bangladesh reached 200 in the 47th over yesterday after having slipped to 1/3 by the first ten minutes, it was akin to a highly strung mountaineer having climbed Mount Everest on one leg and with a busted oxygen tank, but in favourable overhead conditions. The proverbial leg came off when the openers Tamim Iqbal ... Read more