Russell, Sakib sink Gladiators

Khulna Royal Bengals underlined their credentials as one of the top sides in the inaugural Bangladesh Premier League when they handed Dhaka Gladiators a 19-run defeat in their first match on Saturday.
West Indies all-rounder Andre Russell grabbed 4-35 to help Khulna restrict Dhaka to 156-7 after his whirlpool 37 off 15 balls lifted the side to 175-5 in the day’s first

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Shehzad shines in Burners win

Chris Gayle failed to reproduce his opening day’s form but Barisal Burners still managed to find a way to beat Duronto Rajshahi by 22 runs in their second match in the Bangladesh Premier League on Saturday.
Pakistani cricketer Ahmed Shehzad set up the win with his second consecutive fifty leading Burners to 180-2 before Rajshahi stuttered from the start to end their  chase on

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Gayle burns Royals

Chris Gayle, showed the money spent on him was worth paying, burned Sylhet Royals with a marauding century to steer Barisal Burners to a 10-wicket win in the opening match of the Bangladesh Premier League on Friday. The mercurial West Indian, a $551,000 pick by Burners, hammered 101 off just 44 balls to make the win ridiculously easy for the Barisal franchise despite Royals setting

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Gladiators look for winning start

Dhaka Gladiators will be looking to make a winning start when they face Khulna Royal Bengals in their opening match of the maiden Bangladesh Premier League Twenty20 at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium today. Both the franchises contain former skippers of the national team. The men in orange, Gladiators will be led Mashrafee bin Murtaza alongside team’s icon player and another former national

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BCB to probe ‘spot-fixing’ approach

The Bangladesh Cricket Board on Friday formed a four-member committee to investigate the alleged spot-fixing approach made to Bangladesh Premier League franchise Dhaka Gladiators captain Masrafee bin Murtaza. BCB senior vice-president Mahbub Anam will head the committee that also included BPL governing council chairman Gazi Ashraf Hossain and secretary Sirajuddin Mohammed Alamgir,

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BPL in a spot of bother

Mashrafe receives spot-fixing offer
The money-spinning Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) T20 is set to kick off today at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur, but it was the spot-fixing allegation that hogged all the spotlight yesterday, even dwarfing the much hyped opening ceremony.
Pace spearhead Mashrafe Bin Mortaza, the captain of the Dhaka Gladiators, has told two

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BPL T20: The low-down

The much talked-about Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) T20 will roll into action today. Hopefully all the negative talk surrounding the BCB’s new venture will be swept under the carpet, at least for a while, as the action begins in earnest with the match between Barisal Burners and Sylhet Royals which starts from 2pm at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur. Chittagong Kings take on Duronto Rajshahi at

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Cricket goes glamorous today

Many fear launching of BPL will open floodgates
Just as Twenty20s have divided cricket followers the world over, there remains similar apprehension on what the inaugural Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) is bringing to the table for the country’s cricket.
A rumbustious opening ceremony will kick off proceedings at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium today with the first matches following up tomorrow and it is more than likely that large

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Bobby turns down BPL job

The fate of proposed T20 tournament uncertain
Bangla-desh Cricket Board vice-president Ahmed Sazzadul Alam Bobby said on Friday that he has declined to take the responsibility of co-ordinator for the proposed Bangladesh Premier League.
Bobby’s name was proposed by the president of the Bangladesh Cricket Board long ago as the board was eying to host a Twenty20 competition in the shape of cash-rich

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