Five bidders pay within deadline

August 31, 2015

The Bangladesh Cricket Board said on Sunday it had received financial guarantee from five interested bidders for Bangladesh Premier League franchises.
The deadline for submitting a pay order of Tk one-crore and a bank guarantee of Tk 4.5 crore ended on Sunday. But BCB said among the 11 new bidders, Read more

Confident Bangladesh reach Australia

August 31, 2015

Bangladesh national football team reached Australia on Sunday for their World Cup qualifying match along with confidence that they incurred through their creditable draw against Malaysia in an international friendly at Kuala Lumpur a couple days back. Leaders of Bangladesh Welfare Association at Perth received the team once they reached Western Australian capital Read more

Under-19 footballers rue their luck

August 31, 2015

A dejected Bangladesh Under-19 football team, who lost to India in the semi-final of the Inaugural SAFF Under-19 championship in Nepal, arrived home on Sunday and blamed their fate for the result they achieved. Bangladesh coach Saiful Bari claimed that he was forced to adopt a defensive approach in the game due to the absence of their in-form midfielder Biplu Ahmed Read more

Doping rules set for domestic debut

August 30, 2015

The Bangladesh Cricket Board is all set to introduce domestic anti-doping code in the upcoming edition of Bangladesh Premier League, bringing all local players under its purview for the first time in a bid to create a doping free environment in domestic cricket. The domestic anti-doping code’s amended version will be placed in the next board meeting for approval Read more

Bangladesh-Malaysia fire blank in FIFA friendly

August 30, 2015

Bangladesh were held to a goalless draw by hosts Malaysia in a FIFA international friendly match ahead of their next week’s World Cup qualifying match against Australia, at the Shah Alam Stadium in Selangor on Saturday. Despite the total domination of the hosts throughout the game, Bangladesh’s back four of — Yeasin Khan, Topu Barman, Nasirul Islam and Yamin Munna — were Read more

BCB names squad for ICRC int’l T20 tournament

August 30, 2015

The Bangladesh cricket board has announced its 15-man Physically Challenged Cricket squad for the ICRC International Twenty20 cricket tournament for the people with physical Disabilities.
The tournament is scheduled to begin on Wednesday with prime minister Sheikh Hasina is expected to inaugurate the first of such tournaments. Read more

Last chance to get it right

August 29, 2015

Bangladesh face Malaysia today in friendly
Bangladesh will take on hosts Malaysia today in a FIFA international friendly match as part of their preparation for the forthcoming World Cup qualifiers against Australia and Jordan.
The match kicks off at 6:45pm Bangladesh Standard Time at the Shah Alam Stadium in Selangor, Malaysia. The two sides are familiar to each other having played Read more

Wushu pleads for SA Games berth

August 29, 2015

Wushu, a Chinese martial art, has started lobbying to be included in Bangladesh contingent for the upcoming SA Games in India after the Bangladesh Olympic Association dropped it from the initial list.
Two wushu players — Eti Islam and Mezbahuddin Ahmed — had won gold medals for Bangladesh in last SA Games in 2010 at home but BOA has overlooked it Read more

Kruif speaks of Aussie ambition

August 29, 2015

Bangladesh’s head coach Lodewijk de Kruif has warned Australia that the South Asians will be visiting to Perth for their September 3 World Cup qualifiers ready for action.
His Bengal Tigers recovered from a 3-1 home loss to Kyrgyzstan on June 11 to draw 1-1 in Tajikistan five days later and de Kruif is looking forward to a first meeting Read more

Unusual and inspiring day of cricket

August 29, 2015

Cricket enthusiasts and Bangladesh Cricket Board officials had an unusual outing at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium on Friday as they witnessed a six-a-side cricket match involving physically-challenged cricketers. US Embassy in Dhaka organised the match to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act of the United States. Read more

Sumaiya Shimu ties the knot!

August 28, 2015

Sumaiya Shimu ties the knotPopular TV actress Sumaiya Shimu has just tied the knot, to Nazrul Islam. Nazrul is currently the country director for the international NGO Relief International. Their wedding ceremony was held today (August 28) at the Hotel Amari in the capital.
According to Shimu, the marriage was arranged by her family, and the engagement had taken place Read more

Aussies won’t be easy for Tigers

August 28, 2015

Australia may enter a transitional phase when they visit Bangladesh in October for two-Test series, but that gives the hosts no guarantee of success, chief selector Faruk Ahmed warned on Thursday.
Bangladesh, who are in great form of late, will fancy their chances against Australia at home after a successful run against Pakistan, India and South Africa. Read more

India deny B’desh in sudden death

August 28, 2015

Bangladesh’s hopes of reaching the inaugural SAFF Under-19 Championship final were dashed on Thursday when they lost to India 4-3 in a sudden-death in the second semi-final at the ANFA Complex in Lalitpur, Nepal. Defender Rahmat Miah sent the ball over the bar after India’s Daniel successfully converted their first shot of the sudden-death to break the hearts Read more

Only two franchises clear BPL dues

August 28, 2015

Only two old franchises of the Bangladesh Premier League — Rangpur Riders and Sylhet Royals — have cleared their dues within the stipulated time, said an official on Thursday.
The payment deadline ended on Thursday, but BPL governing council chairman Afzalur Rahman Sinha said his committee did not receive any positive response Read more

Test cut for T20s raises eyebrows

August 27, 2015

Bangladesh Cricket Board’s decision to drop a Test match from the itinerary of home series against Zimbabwe in January raised quite a few eyebrows as the decision undermined the board’s core goal to establish the country as a top Test nation. Bangladesh and Zimbabwe were originally scheduled to play three Tests, five one-day internationals and three Twenty20 Internationals Read more

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