Junior Tigers out to change history

January 8, 2016

Bangladesh under-19 team will be desperate to change the history in the age-level World Cup tournament as the tournament is set to roll on in four venues across the country from January 27. Bangladesh Under-19 skipper Mehedi Hasan Miraz, who also led the side in the previous edition of the tournament two years ago in UAE to clinch the plate title, said he was eying Read more

Hosts keen to wipe off SAFF debacle

January 8, 2016

Bangladesh take on Sri Lanka in Bangabandhu Gold Cup opener today
Hosts Bangladesh will be eager to wipe off their recent SAFF Suzuki Cup debacle as they open their Bangabandhu Gold Cup campaign against Sri Lanka at the Shamsul Huda Stadium in Jessore today.
Even though Bangladesh have better records, Sri Lanka will take the field with some extra-confidence as they reached the semi-finals of the SAFF Championship. Read more

Tigers told to focus on strength

January 7, 2016

Bangladesh cricket team coach Chandika Hathurusinghe on Wednesday insisted that the players should not make too many plans ahead of their Twenty20 assignments and rather concentrate on playing to their strength. Hathurusinghe, who arrived on Tuesday, joined Tigers preparation for the forthcoming Twenty20 internationals and immediately Read more

Bangabandhu Cup gets FIFA boost

January 7, 2016

The fourth edition of the Bangabandhu Gold Cup received a boost on Wednesday as FIFA formally authorised it as international Tier-1 tournament, officials said.
The authorisation came as five countries – Bangladesh, Cambodia, Nepal, Maldives and Sri Lanka – formally declared that they will field their national teams in the tournament, Read more

BCB may bar Mustafiz from PSL

January 7, 2016

The Bangladesh Cricket Board may not allow left-arm pacer Mustafizur Rahman to play in the forthcoming Pakistan Super League as it is concerned about his workload.
Mustafiz was picked by Lahore Qalandars for the first edition of the Pakistan Super League in gold category worth $50,000. However, BCB said it may ask the player to withdraw Read more

Rookies join Tigers for Zimbabwe T20s

January 6, 2016

Bangladesh on Tuesday have called up uncapped paceman Abu Hider and wicketkeeper-batsman Nurul Hasan in their 14-man squad for the first two Twenty20 internationals against Zimbabwe.
Zimbabwe will arrive on January 11 to play four T20Is against the home side as part of their preparation for the ICC World Twenty20 scheduled to be held in India in March-April. Read more

Australia pull-out from u-19 world cup : Disappointed BCB relieved by others

January 6, 2016

The Bangladesh Cricket Board is disappointed as Cricket Australia pulled its team out from forthcoming ICC Under-19 cricket tournament but indicated that they are relieved at the same time as other countries did not follow their path. CA formally announced on Tuesday that Australia are not going to participate in the ICC Under-19 World Cup for security reasons. Read more

Zim series shifted to Khulna

January 6, 2016

All four matches of Bangladesh’s planned Twenty20 International series against Zimbabwe will be held in Khulna instead of Sylhet, said a Bangladesh Cricket Board official on Tuesday.
Sheikh Sohel, a BCB director hailed from Khulna region, told reporters that decision was finalised in view of a rotation policy. The BCB officials had earlier indicated Read more

Bangabandhu gold cup football : Only 2 foreign nat’l teams!

January 6, 2016

Only two teams out of six overseas participating countries will send their full-fledged national side in the forthcoming Bangabandhu Gold Cup International tournament, scheduled to be held from January 8 to 20. Earlier, Bangladesh Football Federation claimed that at least four participating countries will send their senior national teams but except Read more

Mushfiq out to improve his stocks

January 5, 2016

Bangladesh Test skipper Mushfiqur Rahim is trying to develop his skill of playing scoop shots ahead of the forthcoming Twenty20 assignments.
Mushfiq, who is arguably the most consistent cricketer in the Tigers dressing room, could not deliver according to his reputation in the just-concluded Bangladesh Premier League. Read more

Players meet Nazmul over transfer

January 5, 2016

A group of senior national cricketers met Bangladesh Cricket Board president Nazmul Hasan at his Beximco office on Monday requesting him to scrap the provision of players’ by choice for the Dhaka Premier League transfer. The group includes national captain Mashrafee bin Murtaza, Test skipper Mushfiqur Rahim, batsman Tamim Iqbal, Mahmudullah, spinner Arafat Sunny. Read more

HC stays BFF fine on Arambagh for 3 months

January 5, 2016

The High Court on Monday stayed for three months a decision of Bangladesh Football Federation that fined Arambagh Krira Sangha Tk 30 lakh over their involvement in vandalising in the federation office on December 22. A bench of Justice Zubayer Rahman Chowdhury and Justice Md Khasruzzaman also issued a rule on the BFF and the authorities concerned to Read more

Footballers’ commitment questioned

January 5, 2016

With the Bangabandhu Cup football just around the corner, the Bangladesh Football Federation appeared helpless despite players’ commitment to the national team was called into question.
A total of 12 national players, including captain Mamunul Islam, played an unauthorised match at Narayanganj on Sunday, days before the tournament that is Read more

Tigers for fresh blood in Zimbabwe series

January 4, 2016

Bangladesh may experiment with their squad in the forthcoming home series against Zimbabwe ahead of the busy international fixture, said selectors on Sunday.
The Tigers are all but certain to play four Twenty20 Internationals against Zimbabwe from January 14 to 20 in Sylhet as part of their preparation for the Asia Cup Read more

Footballers at it again!

January 4, 2016

If everything had gone according to plan, members of Bangladesh football team would have been playing the SAFF Suzuki Cup final in Trivandrum on Sunday. Instead, some of them were found playing an unauthorised football match in Narayanganaj at the same day. A group of national players, including captain Mamunul Islam, played the match flouting the team Read more

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