Wise head on small shoulders

Mushfiqur Rahim, the tiny boy from Bogra, had never touched a cricket ball until early 2000 when a camp at the Bangladesh Krira Shikha Protishthan got under way in his home town. His uncle Badal, who had been a great source of motivation in his life apart from his parents, took him to the sports academy which became his ultimate destination. Joining the institute later in the same year changed his

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Street cricket semis tomorrow

Cricket Kids, Tauqeer Sporting Club, Amigos and Orient Sporting Club reached the semifinals of the Polar Street Cricket held at the Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club ground yesterday.
The best six teams were divided into two groups and played each other in the quarter final.
The two semifinals along with the final will be played tomorrow at the same

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Three make a crowd

In a country where left-arm spinners are as available as Miss Worlds are in India, it was not an easy task for Sohrawardi Shuvo to break into the Bangladesh national cricket team. Despite his immense talent, the former BKSP boy had to wait until March, 2010 to make his debut and bowl only three overs in his first match against England which did not signal anything good for the bearded man from

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Club Cup cricket

Barisal Abahani beat Barguna Warriors by a massive margin of 165 runs to move to the second round of the 2nd Inter-District Club Cup cricket tournament yesterday.
In the day’s other matches, Mukti Shangha of Rajshahi beat Rahamatganj Young Associatioin by 8 wickets, Bir Bikram Yamin Krira Chakra of Sylhet easily beat Hobiganj’s Modern Club by

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School cricket from Jan 25

The Standard Chartered Young Tigers Under-16 National Cricket Tournament will begin on January 25 in Dhaka.
A total of 540 schools from across the country will be participating for this year’s coveted title. Runners-up Willes Little Flower School will take on Badda High School in the opening match at

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U-15s draw 2-day game

The two-day match between Under-15 teams of Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) and Bangladesh Cricket Board was drawn in Krishnanagar on Saturday.
Facing 154 to win in the second innings, the visitors reached 95 for six before the umpires called time after 19 overs.
Earlier on the first day, Sujat’s five-wicket haul helped the tourists bowl

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Footballer father, cricketer son

His action said is to have some similarity with South African Makhaya Ntini, but Nazmul Hossain reminded all of Australian legend Glen McGrath with his accuracy in a foggy January morning in 2009 when his three-wicket burst left Sri Lanka reeling at an unprecedented five for six in the tri-series one-day final in Dhaka. Until then it was unclear to many why the tall, naive former BKSP student was

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