Tigers reunited

The national players reunited after one-and-a-half months as the month-long conditioning camp for them began at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium on Saturday.
The camp, which will be supervised by trainer Grant Lunded, the only surviving coaching staff in the aftermath of a low-key World Cup campaign, coincided with the taking office of the new selection

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All talk but little action

Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) president AHM Mustafa Kamal met with numerous former national captains and incumbent Shakib Al Hasan yesterday to share views about improvement of cricket standard of the country.
The common view in the marathon meeting was that the structure of domestic cricket should

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Ex-captains wade in on game development

A number of former national cricket captains have given their opinions on a long-term strategic plan which the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has prepared to improve the standard of the game in the country.
They put their suggestion while exchanging views with BCB’s chief executive officer (CEO) Manzur Ahmed, who placed a four-year long plan, yesterday at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in

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Different routes to success

The moment Nasiruddin Faruque chose to stop thinking too much about his game, he reaped the rewards.
On the other hand, a deeply motivated Mosharraf Hossain Rubel is also on his way to reaching his pre-season target.
“I used to think too much about everything,” Faruque said. “There is less negativity now

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Shahriar steers senior team home

Shahriar Nafees scored a cautious unbeaten 82 to guide the Bangladesh national side to a two-wicket victory over the Bangladesh A team in a practice match at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium on Friday.
The national squad suffered a scare after losing six wickets for 103 runs, chasing a modest target of 202 while Shahriar was protecting the other end batting at number

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Nafees happy to bat at No 3

Left-handed batsman Shahriar Nafees admitted that batting at number three in the national team will not be a problem for him as he plays in that position in the domestic cricket leagues.
Shahriar in all probability will be filling that position in the upcoming home series against Australia in place of Junaed Siddique, who was dropped after the World Cup and will tour

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Spin is king

There is little doubt that the effort of the spinners was the key behind the Tigers success in the last two series against New Zealand and Zimbabwe. The slow bowlers took 56 wickets amongst them in the last eight matches; a statistic, which clearly shows how heavily the Bangladesh team are dependant on them. Nobody will hesitate to spot this as the strongest area of the Bangladesh team especially in

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Tigers’ training at Chittagong gets underway

The Bangladesh cricket team began a three-day long practice camp in Chittagong on Wednesday ahead of the World Cup 2011, which gets under way with the opening ceremony in Dhaka on February 17.
The training camp at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, however, raised quite a few eyebrows as the Bangladesh Cricket Board is scheduled to hand over the venue 15 days before the

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Second time lucky

Right-arm fast bowler Rubel Hossain wanted to quit cricket and concentrate on his studies as he was not getting the right kind of break he would have liked at the start of his career with the third division team Hillol Sporting Club in 2005. At that point in time GrameenPhone launched its first pacer hunt programme where he could not make his mark that prompted him to give up cricket.  But at

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