Saturday, April 13, 2024

Tigers stuck, fans too kept waiting

When thousands of fans queued up for opening ceremony tickets across Dhaka and while Shoaib Akhtar was speaking his heart out in Sheraton, the big news was of the national cricketers being stranded in Chittagong yesterday. That the World Cup has truly arrived was further reaffirmed when the England cricket team arrived to play two ... Read more

Not two, only one ticket!

Latent irregularities marked the first day of selling the World Cup’s opening ceremony tickets at various Dhaka Bank branches in the city yesterday. According to the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) a total of 9,700 tickets have been put on sale and the tickets are being sold through 10 branches of the

England stand good chance

Captain Andrew Strauss believes England have a great chance of winning the World Cup even though his side are not among the perceived favourites of the tournament. The Ashes holders arrived in Dhaka last afternoon and immediately after, Strauss said that it would be the co-hosts who would feel the weight of

Beautification work progressing

Stage set for WCC Beautification work progressing The mega city of Dhaka is turning to a colourful city as the beautification works are going on in full swing while the zero hour to kick off the much-awaited ICC World Cup Cricket at Bangabandhu National Stadium is approaching. Organisers have been expecting that the capital city ... Read more

It all starts from here

Frenetic construction work is underway at the Zohur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chittagong as hundreds worked overtime to prepare the venue to host the first practice match in the lead-up to the World Cup between hosts Bangladesh and Canada today. Bricks are being laid on the approach road to the stadium, even as a new ... Read more

The Tigers’ talisman

It was the third day of the first Test against a second-string West Indies side in St. Vincent in mid-2009. There had been some rain around, but the big story of the match was that Bangladesh had lost their new skipper, Mashrafe Mortaza, during play the previous day. Mashrafe, the team’s best bowler as well ... Read more

Looking forward to ICC World Cup 2011

The 10th ICC World Cup (2011), which is scheduled to kickstart on February 17 at Bangabandhu National Stadium in Dhaka and to be held across Bangladesh, India and Sri Lanka, will witness 14 nations fighting for cricket’s most prestigious prize. The host countries – Bangladesh, India and Sri Lanka – are now busy in giving ... Read more

Everything in place

ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 Everything in place If there was any lingering sense of disbelief that a World Cup is actually going to be held on these shores, it must surely have been dispelled on Wednesday evening when the Canadian team became the first to arrive in Dhaka. The North Americans were escorted to ... Read more

Ctg ready to host WC

With the Tigers already in the city and Canada due to land this morning, the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chittagong is ready to give Bangladesh’s World Cup mission a kick-start with the first official warm-up game on February 12. A quick look into the ground on Thursday dispelled much of the concerns that had ... Read more

Goals differ, dreams remain the same

There couldn’t be any starker contrast between two batsmen who have a similar game, are in the same team and have the big tournament temperament. Tamim Iqbal and Mohammad Ashraful have done batting look easy when on song but while the former sounds every bit confident as his bat flourishes, the latter is almost grateful ... Read more

Razzak eyes top spot in bolwers’ ranking

Left-arm spinner Abdur Razzak has set his sights on the number one spot of the ICC ranking for one-day bowlers and doing it in the forthcoming World Cup would be just an icing on the cake for him. Razzak is not too far from realising his dream as he is currently ranked number three in ... Read more

Mahmudullah ready to make an impact

Mahmud-ullah promised to make an impact in the impending World Cup after the all-rounder had rediscovered his batting and bowling form and is confident to leave his recent bad patch in international cricket behind him. After playing in every game of all formats since the tour of West Indies in 2009,

Ashraful just one big innings away

Experienced batsman and former captain Mohammad Ashraful believes he is just one big innings away from returning to his blistering best during the forthcoming World Cup. Ashraful was one of the key figures in Bangladesh’s successful campaign in the West Indies four years ago but with another World Cup looming, he is still uncertain about ... Read more

Australia’s Hussey & Hauritz out of World Cup

MIKE Hussey and Nathan Hauritz are out of this month’s cricket World Cup after selectors decided they were too much of an injury risk. They will be replaced by South Australian batsman Callum Ferguson and spin bolter Jason Krejza in the 15-man squad which is aiming for Australia’s fourth successive World Cup

Cultivating a winning habit

For Mohammad Ashraful, the moment when everything started to change is very clearly etched in memory. It was a cool January day in 2009 at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur and Bangladesh was up in a tough match against the visiting Sri Lankan side. Aided by two marvellous spells of fast bowling from Mashrafe ... Read more

Sumaiya Shimu to Cheer Tigers on the Field

When the ICC Cricket World Cup comes knocking at your doorstep, it’s hard to resist the urge to go to the stadium. But the challenge of getting hands on a ticket means that only few will have smiles across their faces when the matches begin. One of those lucky few is popular TV actress Sumaiya ... Read more