Advantage Bangladesh

July 23, 2015

Anyone familiar with Bangladesh cricket will think twice before calling them favourites in first Test against South Africa after they lost four vital wickets to score 179 runs in the rain-hit second day on Wednesday.
The Tigers collapsed from much better positions in the past to hand oppositions the advantage, a tendency which is partly responsible for their dismal record in Read more

Rabada racially abused

July 23, 2015

South African paceman Kagiso Rabada was subject to a racial abuse during the first Test in Chittagong on Wednesday, prompting the authorities to make several security announcements at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium. A security official of the Bangladesh Cricket Board told reporters that Rabada, who is not playing that match, had been warming Read more

Jr Tigers chase big dream

July 23, 2015

Bangladesh Under-19 cricket team looks confident of making a good fortune in the forthcoming age-level World Cup as they gathered plethora of confidence after defeating their
South African counterparts by 5-2 margin at their own den.
Junior Tigers returned home on Tuesday after completing Read more

MSC-Muktis share points

July 23, 2015

Mohammedan Sporting Club’s hope of tasting their maiden Bangladesh Premier League title faded when they were held to a 1-1 draw by Muktijoddha Sangsad Krira Chakra at the Bangabandhu National Stadium on Wednesday. Despite the result the Black and Whites moved to second position of the points table with 31 points from 16 matches, a yarning gap Read more

Siddikur embarks on Omega mission

July 23, 2015

Bangladesh’s premier golfer Siddikur Rahman will look to get his European dream in shape when he participates in the Omega European Masters which starts in the Swiss town of Crans Montana today. The 30-year-old golfer, who twice took part in this prestigious event but had the misfortune of missing the cut and withdrawing due to injuries in the last two editions, will Read more

Positive Tigers reap rich rewards

July 22, 2015

Bangladesh came out of their defensive mindset in Test match cricket to reap rich rewards, bowling out South Africa cheaply for 248 in the first innings, to seize early momentum in the first of the two-match Test series, in Chittagong on Tuesday.
The Tigers, much criticised in recent matches for playing with eight Read more

Mustafiz keeps on mesmerising

July 22, 2015

If Twenty20 cricket has to find an all-rounder who excelled in the format there cannot be anyone better choice than Pakistan’s Shahid Afridi, who led Pakistan to
the world title and scored over 1,100 runs alongside 82 wickets.
In one-day international cricket, India’s Rohit Sharma is the only man to Read more

SA succumb to ‘world-class’ Mustafiz

July 22, 2015

Debutant pace bowler Mustafizur Rahman’s brilliant spell denied South Africa a chance to put a commanding total despite a promising start, said batsman Temba Bavuma after opening day’s play in the first Test.
South Africa, opting to bat first on a placid wicket, were bowled out for 248 runs as Mustafiz ripped through their innings with his 4-37, which included three wickets in the space of four balls in one Read more

Jamal sink Russell in 4-3 thriller

July 22, 2015

Defending champions Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club came closer to retain the Bangladesh Premier League title after a thrilling 4-3 win over Sheikh Russell Krira Chakra at the Bangabandhu National Stadium on Tuesday. In the day’s second match on a soggy surface of the BNS, Abahani Limited played out a goalless draw with Brothers Union. Win the win, Jamal have Read more

Confident Tigers all set for SA backlash

July 21, 2015

The success in one-day international series has eliminated the fear factor but Bangladesh will still be wary of the might of South Africa when they take on the visitors in the first Test of the two-match series in Chittagong today. The Tigers hit the egos of Proteas when they recorded a come-from-behind 2-1 win in ODIs and that too in a whipping manner that would make Read more

‘Form matters, not format’

July 21, 2015

For Mushfiqur Rahim it is almost embarrassing. The euphoria over one-day success overshadowed Bangladesh’s recent upward trend in Test cricket, leaving skipper Mushfiq in a bad taste.
As Bangladesh are preparing to take South Africa in the first Test today, the skipper made no attempt to hide his frustration, reminding all the success Read more

Brilliant U-19s

July 21, 2015

When the Tigers scripted a new chapter in their ODI history with a first-ever series win against a formidable South Africa on their home turf before the Eid break, their future successors also scored an equally impressive 5-2 win against their South African counterparts away from home during the Eid holidays. Pinak Ghosh, a 16-year-old opener from Netrokona, hogged Read more

Qatar has the most efficient govt in the world: study

July 19, 2015

Qatar has the most efficient govt in the world- studyIt is an autocracy where women are discriminated against, migrant workers are exploited and free speech is curtailed. But according to the World Economic Forum (WEF), Qatar is a model of efficient government.
The oil-rich Gulf state, which is currently at the centre of a major Swiss corruption investigation into Fifa’s decision to award it the 2022 football World Cup, finished top of a league table compiled Read more

My mother makes an amazing vermicelli dessert: Bonnya Mirza

July 17, 2015

My mother makes an amazing vermicelli dessert- Bonnya MirzaBonnya Mirza is one of the most familiar faces on television in Bangladesh. In a conversation with The Daily Star, she spoke about Eid shopping, celebrations, cooking and more. Excerpts:
How do you celebrate Eid?
Bonnya Mirza: I usually spend the day with my parents.
My Eid is incomplete without Read more

At home, but not at ease

July 17, 2015

One would ideally expect a team to take at least a day’s break after achieving a historical landmark. After all, it’s not everyday that a team gets to beat South Africa in an ODI series. So it wouldn’t have been a crime had the Bangladesh national team members taken time off after completing the 2-1 series victory. However, barely 12 hours after the win, Bangladesh’s Test players were up Read more

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