Tuesday, May 21, 2024

Tigers positive ahead of vital clash

The Bangladesh team turned up for training yesterday after a day’s break at the Zohur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, coming back in a united mood. The sentiment, as top-order batsman Junaed Siddiqui and vice-captain Tamim Iqbal said, was that normalcy has returned to the team after the shocker against West Indies and the off-field controversies that ... Read more

Tigers given two days off

Members of the Bangladesh cricket team were given two days off from all sort of cricketing activities after Friday’s nerve-wracking win against Ireland. All players left the hotel to be with their family after a light gym work and swimming and are expected to report back to the team management this

‘Must-win’ game for Tigers

Bangladesh will look to bounce from their opening defeat and keep their quarter-final dream on track when they face Ireland in their second World Cup match at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium on Friday. A string of changes are expected in the Tigers’ line-up with pace bowler Shafiul Islam struggling for his fitness having picked up ... Read more

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

Tigers stuck, fans too kept waiting

When thousands of fans queued up for opening ceremony tickets across Dhaka and while Shoaib Akhtar was speaking his heart out in Sheraton, the big news was of the national cricketers being stranded in Chittagong yesterday. That the World Cup has truly arrived was further reaffirmed when the England cricket team arrived to play two ... Read more

Perfect practice for Tigers

Bangladesh made a confident start handing a nine-wicket defeat to Canada in their first lead-up match to the World Cup at the Zohur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium yesterday. In front of a strong 12,000-plus crowd in the new-look stadium, the Tigers once again established their supremacy against the ICC associate nations and rubbished all the pre-match ... Read more

Masses left in the dark

While some 12,000 fortunate spectators inside the Zohur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium yesterday were treated to Shakib Al Hasan’s guile and Tamim Iqbal’s blaze, millions around the country were left frustrated at not finding an avenue to the cricket match; either through television or the radio or live streaming on the internet. People from all over ... Read more

Tigers begin to feel WC heat

With the World Cup looming closer, Bangladesh have finally started to feel the heat, batsman Junaed Siddique told reporters in Chittagong on Thursday. The Tigers are in the port city to play their first official warm-up game against Canada on February 12. ‘We are getting a feeling that the World Cup is close now. Our ... Read more

Good luck Tigers

Coming into Bangladesh’s fourth World Cup, I have become nostalgic recalling the days when we worked so hard to qualify for the first time. You all know about the 1997 ICC trophy which gave us the foundation where Bangladesh cricket stands now. It was a big challenge for us and I am thankful to my ... Read more

Tigers move to No. 8

With the 2011 World Cup only eleven days away, the confidence levels of fans and players alike will have been boosted by Bangladesh’s recent elevation to number eight in the pecking order of ODI cricket. The Tigers’ ODI team have overtaken the West Indies, whose 2-0 defeat at the hands of the Sri Lankans in ... Read more

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 ... Read more