Jubair in on coach, captain insistence

June 4, 2015

Selectors on Wednesday included leg-spinner Jubair Hossain in Bangladesh’s 14-man squad for one off Test against India following the recommendations of coach Chandika Hathurusinghe and skipper Mushfiqur Rahim. Having not played any competitive match for the last two months, Jubair was unlikely to make the cut but selectors said they were forced to rethink Read more

Frustrated Jubair keeps patience

June 4, 2015

Leg-spinner Jubair Hossain is frustrated to go into the series against India consisting of lone Test match with lack of match practice but remained hopeful to come up with his best, if selected in the final XI. Jubair did not play any competitive match for the last two months and yet got selected in the 14-man squad on Wednesday at the insistence of captain Mushfiqur Rahim Read more

Salahuddin surprised

June 4, 2015

Bangladesh Football Federation president Kazi Salahuddin on Wednesday expressed his wonder regarding the dramatic resignation of FIFA chief Sepp Blatter. Blatter, who visited Bangladesh twice in 2006 and 2012, stepped down as president of world football’s governing body FIFA on Tuesday amid corruption scandal. The Swiss was re-elected for fifth term only Read more

Kruif’s boys face race against time

June 4, 2015

Bangladesh national football team faces a race against time to quick-fix their problems ahead of the World Cup and Asian Cup joint qualification round, which begins on June 11. Bangladesh failed to keep their rhythm in the recent friendly matches against Singapore and Afghanistan after taking early lead on both occasions. They lost to Singapore by 1-2 goals before being held Read more

Mushfiq may not keep wickets in India Test

June 2, 2015

Bangladesh’s Test skipper Mushfiqur Rahim may have to rest his keeping gloves in the lone Test match against India in order to give him more time to heal his wounds, said Bangladesh Cricket Board president Nazmul Hasan on Monday. India is set to start their campaign against Tigers with a Test match at Fatullah from June 10-14 before a three-match one-day series Read more

Ex-BCB GS Moni dies

June 2, 2015

Former general secretary of the Bangladesh Cricket Board Aminul Huq Moni breathed his last on Sunday night at United Hospital in Dhaka. He was 66. He was put on a life support at city’s United Hospital since he suffered a massive heart-attack on April 8 after he had been ill for the last two years. He was buried at the Azimpur graveyard after a couple of namaz-e-janaja Read more

Bankers feed BFF much-needed cash

June 2, 2015

The Bangladesh Football Federation on Monday received a much-needed financial boost when it was promised Tk 20 crore by the Association of Bankers of Bangladesh and the finance ministry. BFF general secretary Abu Nayeem Shohag told reporters that the Bankers Association will provide Tk 18 crore and the finance ministry will provide Tk two crore as part of a promise Read more

Maruf moves from Jamal to Russell

June 2, 2015

Maruful Haque was appointed as the head coach of the Sheikh Russell Krira Chakra on Monday, a week after he was sacked by the Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club. Maruf replaced Montenegrin Dragan Dukanovic to take the charges of his former club with whom he won treble- Federation Cup, Independence Cup and Bangladesh Premier League back on 2012-13 season. Maruf expressed Read more