Tigers toil till the end

Tasamul Haque and Alauddin Babu nearly spoiled Tigers’ preparation for the Zimbabwe tour but their untimely dismissals gave the national side a narrow escape in their last practice match against GP-BCB National Cricket Academy yesterday.
The Mushfiqur Rahim-led side finally won the game at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium by 40

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Law not impressed with batting

Bangladesh’s new coach Stuart Law has asked his batsmen not to repeat the mistakes they made during the second warm-up match against the GP-BCB Academy in order to avoid trouble in the upcoming one-off Test and one-day series against Zimbabwe.
Law, who watched the Tigers win the two-day match against the Academy team at the Sher-e-Bangla

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Tamim looks to make up for lost time

Bangladesh vice-captain Tamim Iqbal said on Saturday that it will take one or two more practice sessions for himself and skipper Sakib al Hasan to get up to the speed with the rest of the squad after missing a large part of the preparation camp for the tour of Zimbabwe.
Tamim was away in England playing for Nottinghamshire in the Friends Life Twenty-20 tournament

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Talent impressive, pitches not so

Lawson’s Verdict
Talent impressive, pitches not so
Geoff Lawson’s period as the specialist fast bowling coach for the GP-BCB National Cricket Academy ended yesterday with mostly encouraging words except for a warning that could greatly help the Tigers in the immediate future.
The former Australian cricketer, who arrived on July 4, mainly worked with the pace bowlers in the

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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 team management anything

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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

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Law’s focus on teamwork

When Stuart Law met his new charges at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium yesterday, it was more than just smiles and handshakes. His brief with most of the national cricketers surrounding him centred on him being a hard, but fair guy.
Later during his first official press conference, it was along a similar theme; the former Australian

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Nafees warms up with a ton

Shahriar Nafees took another step towards a return to the Test team when he struck 115 against the GP-BCB National Cricket Academy on Sunday.
The two-day match was marred by rain yesterday with only nine overs of the Academy side’s innings possible (33 for one) but on Day One, it was Nafees who stood out with a typically phlegmatic

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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 to refuse. So Nasir had only two choices in front of him. First, stay at the BKSP to follow in the footsteps of Abdur Razzak,

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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 and when it comes to making a call on his future, the

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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

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‘Technical committee creating pressure’

Former Bangladesh captain turned chief selector Akram Khan has voiced his concern over the so-called technical committee’s involvement in the selection procedure following the drama with the announcement of the national team for the upcoming Zimbabwe tour.
Akram found no reason to share the views with the technical committee before the team

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Preparation hardly ideal

The lack of match practice can be an issue for the Tigers when they will make their return to Test cricket against Zimbabwe in August after more than a year’s break.
Shakib Al Hasan’s men will get the opportunity to play a four-day practice match against Zimbabwe XI before the lone Test, which will be held at the Harare Sports Club from August 4 to August

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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 in the member’s stand roof. His innings, and that of his opening partner Alex Hales

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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) cricket team

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Lawson’s mantra

You may have a daunting 18-yard run-up, a pivot that needs tightening and a booming follow-through but as far as Geoff Lawson is concerned, only one thing matters.
“I will be talking to them about how we get people out; how we make winning teams. All the things that are just common sense. Often people get caught up in the technical side of it. We teach fast

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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

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No NCL one-dayer in domestic calendar

Bangladesh Cricket Board has dropped the one-day version of National Cricket League from the calendar of the coming season on the pretext of too much cricket.
The domestic cricket calendar for the 2011-12 season, prepared by cricket operations committee, was approved on Saturday without the one-day version of

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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 the other slow bowlers as he has the ability

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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

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