Only two franchises clear BPL dues

Only two old franchises of the Bangladesh Premier League — Rangpur Riders and Sylhet Royals — have cleared their dues within the stipulated time, said an official on Thursday.
The payment deadline ended on Thursday, but BPL governing council chairman Afzalur Rahman Sinha said his committee did not receive any positive response

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Gayle back to his supreme best

The demon in Chris Gayle is back and back in some style to create a storm in the Bangladesh Premier League that destroyed Sylhet Royals in the race-to-final against Dhaka Gladiators on Friday.
In an astonishing display of power-hitting, Gayle rained down 12 sixes to stroke a swashbuckling 114 from 51 balls, which powered the Gladiators to

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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 West Indies toured Bangladesh for two Test matches, three one-day internationals and

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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 matches, which means they are guaranteed

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Shamsur’s innings goes in vain

Shamsur Rahman played a stunning innings of 98 not out but it went in vain as Sylhet Royals beat Rangpur Riders by six wickets in the Bangladesh Premier League match in Mirpur on Thursday.
Half-centuries from Shivnarine Chanderpaul and Mushfiqur Rahim propelled Royals to 198-4 for the highest ever successful run-chase in BPL after their bowlers had restricted Riders

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Jahirul propels Duronto

Jahirul Islam extended his purple patch as Duronto Rajshahi registered their third consecutive win, this time over league leaders Sylhet Royals courtesy of their five-wicket win at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium on Tuesday. Jahirul gave up his captaincy three matches ago to facilitate his batting and the decision earned him rich dividends coming into this game against Royals with

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Injury scare for Tamim

Opening batsman Tamim Iqbal suffered an injury scare on Tuesday while he was fielding for Duronto Rajshahi during his side’s Bangladesh Premier League match against Sylhet Royals.
Tamim left the field in sheer pain after he was hit by the ball during the 15th over of Royals’ innings and could not take any further part in the game. He was later taken to a nearby

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Gladiators win it late

Holders Dhaka Gladiators remained hot on the heels of leaders Sylhet Royals after they snatched a 13-run win from the jaws of defeat over Duronto Rajshahi in Chittagong on Friday.
Chasing a simple target, Duronto were poised for their third win when they raced to 99-5 with 33 needed in the last five overs, but they collapsed dramatically and finished

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Royals return to winning ways

Sylhet Royals overcame yet another initial jittery to return to wining ways in the Bangladesh Premier League when they handed Rangpur Riders a five-wicket defeat in Chittagong on Thursday.
Nazmul Hossain Milon finally produced a man-of-the-match performance after being the second best performer of a match on quite a few occasions as his 45 from 29 balls lifted

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Royals give Kings the blues

Sylhet Royals prevailed over Chittagong Kings by three wickets in a see-saw battle to maintain their unbeaten run in the Bangladesh Premier League in Chittagong on Monday.
The roar of the capacity crowd at the MA Aziz Stadium could not inspire the Kings, inarguably the biggest chokers in the tournament, who threw away another

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Chigumbura scripts Royals win

Elton Chigumbura and Nazmul Hossain Milon turned the corner to help Sylhet Royals post a four-wicket comeback win over Duronto Rajshahi in their second Bangladesh Premier League match on Sunday.
Replying to Duronto’s modest 147-8, Royals looked down and out when they had lost six wickets for 80 runs before Chigumbura joined Nazmul to stun Duronto, who were looking for their second

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Will their makeover change fortunes?

Preview: Sylhet Royals
Will their makeover change fortunes?
Having won only two of their ten matches in the first edition of the Bangladesh Premier League, Sylhet Royals went for a complete makeover at the players’ auction this year. Their most expensive buy, Mushfiqur Rahim, who was bought for 205,000 dollars, has been given the responsibility to lead a side that has a good mix of players. Sylhet have had to find a couple of

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