Wednesday, February 21, 2024

‘Shakib was alright’

After the hurriedly taken decision of sacking Shakib Al Hasan and Tamim Iqbal from the posts of captain and vice-captain, the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has been facing a dilemma in choosing their successors with the next home series against West Indies knocking at the door. It’s now all but clear that the board has ... Read more

What about BCB captain?

It has almost been a week since Manic Monday when Bangladesh Cricket Board directors gathered to depose the captain of the national team at an abnormally dizzying speed; a decision that has left the Tigers with a leadership vacuum. The verdict, especially the manner in which it was taken, can be described as an act ... Read more

Law starts work sans Sakib

New Bangladesh coach Stuart Law began his work with the Tigers on Sunday at the Sher-e Bangla National Stadium without skipper Sakib al Hasan and his deputy Tamim Iqbal. Tamim was given a week’s rest to nurse his groin injury, but the absence of Sakib came as a mystery as he did not inform the ... Read more

Who is right?

Bangladesh captain Shakib Al Hasan came down heavily on the Akram Khan-led selection panel for not taking his opinion over the selection of the team for Zimbabwe. The all-rounder, who returned home from England on Sunday after playing county cricket, expressed his disappointment over the team selection while talking with the reporters at the

New world order

Tests Through Time New world order Australia dominated through the latter part of the 1990s and into the first years of the new millennium. Nothing stood between them at that point, be it the Ashes, Frank Worrell Trophy or the World Cup. After Steve Waugh called winning in India the ‘final frontier’, the Adam Gilchrist-Ricky ... Read more

The new Tiger on the block

Four years ago, Nasir Hossain took a big risk when he quit the BKSP to join Abahani for the Dhaka Premier League. BKSP were then playing in the league, so it was mandatory for every student to play for the sports academy side. Abahani had come up with a huge offer which was very tough ... Read more

Shuvogata’s dilemma

Conjecture has enough legs for a belief to travel a long-winded trail in Bangladesh cricket. It can lift an element within the circle to its highest peak and equally, it can dump him to the point where it remains an afterthought, reduced to a footnote. A player is often the centre of all the attention ... Read more

No more meddling in selection process

BCB reins in technical committee The Bangladesh Cricket Board has finally decided to rein in the controversial technical evaluation committee, curtailing its power of meddling in the selection matters. The decision was taken at the marathon executive committee meeting in Sylhet, which started in the evening continued up to

Tamim steals the show

Tamim Iqbal came up trumps in the battle of Bangladesh at New Road in Worcester on Tuesday night as his Nottinghamshire beat Shakib Al Hasan’s Worcestershire by ten runs in the Friends Life t20. The left-handed opener hammered 35 off 25 balls with the help of three boundaries and one six that made a dent ... Read more

Salauddin takes cricket to new shores

Mohammad Salauddin, the ex-fielding coach of Bangladesh National Cricket Team who played a vital role last season in keeping the Bangladesh fielding & spin bowling department in good shape had to leave the national job as Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) did not extend his contract. Presently he is coaching the National University of Malaysia (UKM) ... Read more

Sunny wants to shine in practice matches

All-rounder Elias Sunny said he was eagerly waiting to excel in the practice matches before the Zimbabwe tour to strengthen his claim in the Bangladesh 15-member squad for the away series. The left-arm spinner has been included in the 23-member preliminary squad, announced on Thursday, and he is expected to make a stiff challenge to ... Read more

Selectors trim team to 23

Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) announced a 23-member preliminary squad on Thursday for the upcoming tour of Zimbabwe. There were no surprises when the Akram Khan-led selection panel trimmed the squad from the 32-member pre-conditioning camp for the Zimbabwe trip where Shakib Al Hasan’s men will play

Tamim to make county debut today

Bangladesh vice captain and opening batsman Tamim Iqbal will make his county debut today for the Nottinghamshire in their match against Derbyshire in the Friends Life T20 championship. Upon his arrival at the Heathrow Airport, the left handed batsman was received by the Nott’s manager Mick Newell. Before making his debut today, Tamim attended the ... Read more

Sakib seeks a break

Captain Sakib al Hasan has requested the Bangladesh Cricket Board to grant him a leave when the national cricket team will be traveling to South Africa. The board has planned to send the team to South Africa to play a warm-up game or two before they go to Zimbabwe for a Test and one-day series ... Read more

Skill squad to be trimmed

The national selection committee will reduce the size of the skill training squad for the upcoming tour of Zimbabwe. “It will be a 22 to 23-member squad because practically it’s not possible to accommodate so many players for the skill training,” informed chief selector Akram Khan

Law not a stranger to Tigers

Newly-appointed Bangladesh national team coach Stuart Law is not quite an unknown figure to the players as some of them already have the experience of playing against him. Law, currently working as the interim coach of Sri Lanka, was named as the new head coach of the Tigers on Monday, replacing compatriot

Law for Tigers

Full name: Stuart Grant Law Born: October 18, 1968, Brisbane, Australia. Teams: Australia, Chennai Superstars, Derbyshire, Essex, Lancashire and Queensland. Nickname: Lawman; The Judge The most successful captain in Australian domestic cricket

Tamim’s tips for Young Tigers

National opener Tamim Iqbal asked the young cricketers of the GP-BCB Academy to take time in mastering a single shot instead of trying to learn too many shots at a time. Tamim had an hour-long session with the budding 24 players at the Academy on Wednesday, sharing his experience at the international level and giving ... Read more

BCB told to expedite the appointment of coach

The technical evaluation committee of the Bangladesh Cricket Board has urged the officials to expedite the appointment of the national coach so that he can join the team before they travel to Zimbabwe next month. The BCB officials said they are closed to signing an agreement with their preferred candidate Stuart Law, but the process ... Read more