Saturday, December 2, 2023

Gayle, Gazi resume rivalry

Gladiators face Royals in race-to-final, BPL play-off today Dhaka Gladiators’ new recruit Chris Gayle and Sylhet Royals’ off-spinner Sohag Gazi will resume their rivalry once again when the two teams clash with each other in the race-to-final qualifier of the Bangladesh Premier League on Friday. Gayle and Gazi recently faced off in a bilateral series when ... Read more

Burners shock holders to stay alive

Barisal Burners kept their hopes alive for a place in the last four of the Bangladesh Premier League when they handed holders Dhaka Gladiators a seven-wicket thrashing in Dhaka on Tuesday. Azhar Mahmood and Alauddin Babu shared six wickets between them to dismiss Gladiators for a bellow-par 114 before Brad Hodge smashed an unbeaten 70 off ... Read more

Royals thrash KRB to confirm top-two finish

Sylhet Royals joined Dhaka Gladiators in the qualifiers for the final in the Bangladesh Premier League after they trounced Khulna Royal Bengals by a huge 61-run margin at Mirpur on Tuesday. The win, which was backed by two half centuries from Shivnarine Chanderpaul and Paul Sterling, took the Royals’ tally to 16 points from 11 ... Read more

Ton-up Ashraful takes Gladiators to top-two

Mohammad Ashraful returned to his best to score his first ever Twenty20 century and guide Dhaka Gladiators to a six-wicket win over Khulna Royal Bengals in the Bangladesh Premier League in Dhaka on Monday. Gladiators, riding on Ashraful’s unbeaten 103 from 58 balls, raced to 180-4 to confirm their top-two finish in league phase, which ... Read more

Shah walks out of BPL?

Dhaka Gladiators’ disgruntled English cricketer Owais Shah has walked out of the Bangladesh Premier League days after a drama unfolded over his payment, said the officials. Shah was involved in an ugly episode when he alleged that he was not paid by the franchise despite several promises. The franchise shifted the blame on BCB saying

‘Mashrafee rested, not dropped’

Holders Dhaka Gladiators said they had rested skipper Mashrafee bin Murtaza for the Chittagong Kings match on Saturday not with any ill motive but on the advice of team’s physiotherapist. Gladiators clarified their position after a section of the media raised a question about his absence in the match, which they unexpectedly lost by 54 ... Read more

Ashraful hits back at critics

Dhaka Gladiators captain Mohammad Ashraful hit back at critics who have questioned their batting approach during their Saturday’s 54-run loss to Chittagong Kings in Chittagong. Chasing Kings’ 142 all out, Gladiators suffered a batting collapse when they lost their first four wickets for 15 runs and could never recover from the damage. Ashraful provided

Ashraful powers Gladiators

Mohammad Ashraful plundered a powerful half-century to show his value as holders Dhaka Gladiators crushed newcomers Rangpur Riders by 35 runs to post their second successive win in the Bangladesh Premier League on Saturday. Sold for just $60,000 at the auction, much less than even many new young players,

Gladiators thrash listless Khulna

Holders Dhaka Gladiators got off to a flying start in the Bangladesh Premier League when they thrashed a depleted Khulna Royal Bengals by 62 runs in the opening match on Saturday. Half-centuries from Owais Shah and Anamul Haque steered Gladiators to a massive 204-4 before left-arm spinner Mosharraf Hossain claimed 4-9 to restrict Royal Bengals

Pont returns as Gladiators coach

Last year’s winning head coach Ian Pont is all set to return to lead the Dhaka Gladiators once again for the second edition of the Bangladesh Premier League, the franchise and the coach announced on Tuesday. ‘I have had extensive conversations with the owners of the Dhaka Gladiators and we have come to a professional ... Read more