Tuesday, December 12, 2023

U-19 WC safe and secure

Bangladesh will host the ICC Under-19 World Cup as per schedule in next year, said the Bangladesh Cricket Board chief executive officer Nizamuddin Chowdhury after a meeting of top cricket executives of different cricket boards in Dubai on Sunday. The International Cricket Council is expected to name an alternative venue for the tournament, though

Kamal gets BCB nod for top ICC post

Bangladesh Cricket Board on Wednesday named its president AHM Mustafa Kamal as Bangladesh’s candidate for the International Cricket Council vice-president post for the next two years. The nomination paved the way for Kamal to eventually become ICC chief as the vice-president usually takes over as president of the global cricket oversight

Bangladesh sided with India at ICC meeting

Bangladesh sided with India at the ICC meeting that sought to scrap the rotation policy despite the newest full-member nation has reasons to fall victim to any such decision. Bangladesh Cricket Board president AHM Mustafa Kamal on Saturday admitted he voted in favour of scrapping the rotational presidency, though he said he did it on

ICC accuses Bangladesh of ambush marketing

The Interna-tional Cricket Council has pointed a finger at Bangladesh for ambush marketing during the recently-concluded World Cup, said the officials on Sunday. ‘We have received a report from the ICC mentioning some attempts of ambush marketing in Bangladesh,’ said Ali Ahsan Babu, the host tournament director of World Cup local organising

Tigers trio preach virtues of reading

They could not believe their eyes: the national cricket team heroes are here playing with them! “Am I dreaming?” Ismat Ara Shyama asked herself, stopping for a while as she and her classmates surrounded Bangladesh players Junaed Siddique, Mahmudullah Riyad and Shahriar Nafees. The three national cricketers yesterday went to the Kishalay Girls’ School and ... Read more

Cricket gala begins

The 10th Cricket World Cup, a 49-match six-week sporting marathon was formally launched by Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina amidst thunderous cheers here this evening in the renovated Bangabandhu National Stadium in a blaze of colour and pageantry. “ It gives me great pleasure to declare the 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup open,” said Sheikh ... Read more

Skippers in rickshaws as World Cup opens

Captains of the 14 competing teams at the World Cup paraded through Dhaka’s historic Bangabandhu Stadium on Thursday in brightly coloured rickshaws, the transport of choice in this teeming city. Protected by a sheet of bullet-proof glass, Bangladesh prime minister Sheikh Hasina watched as home skipper Shakib Al Hasan brought up the rear of the ... Read more

Enchantment at Bangabandhu

The Bangabandhu National Stadium (BNS) has a special place in the hearts of Bangladeshis, as it is where Bangladesh took its first tentative steps in top flight cricket. It had faded a bit when cricket was transferred to the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in 2005, but all the passion came roaring back as the revamped venue ... Read more

A saga of the favourites

Australia ruled the roost in the previous two editions of the World Cup. The Aussies still hold the number one spot in ODI ranking but they are a far cry from the teams that participated in the 2007 and 2009 World Cup. India has emerged as a team to reckon with, but they still lack ... Read more

Rickshaws bring them luck!

Hundreds performed in the gala opening ceremony of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011, but fourteen, were simply exceptional for their roles in the show as they entered the field with 14 captains of participating nations on their rickshaws after the welcome song performed by singers Arnob, Mila, Balam, Elita, Hridoy Khan, Kona and Tipu