Faruk may step out of selection process

May 28, 2016

Chief selector Faruk Ahmed on Friday indicated that he might resign from his post if the recommendations of Bangladesh Cricket Board working committee to restructure the selection process are finally approved.
The working committee at a meeting proposed a complete revamp of the selection process which will increase the number of selectors to seven from the existing three. Read more

Halsall may follow Streak

May 28, 2016

Bangladesh national cricket team’s fielding coach Richard Halsall could follow his compatriot Heath Streak as he is unwilling to continue at the end of his present term in June, Bangladesh Cricket Board sources said on Friday. Halsall conveyed his decision to head coach Chandika Hathurusinghe and is unlikely to return from England, where he leaves. The Zimbabwean-born Read more

Sakib boost for Abahani

May 28, 2016

All-rounder Sakib al Hasan returned home on Friday to join struggling Abahani Limited for their crucial Dhaka Premier League match against Prime Dholeshwar at BKSP today.
Sakib returned home earlier than schedule from the Indian Premier League as his side Kolkata Knight Riders were knocked out by Sunrisers Hyderabad in the Eliminator stage. Read more

Indomitable Reza defies the odds

May 28, 2016

Selim Reza, a physically-challenged boy from Kushtia district, took part in the high-jump event of the 32nd National Junior (aged-level) Athletics Championship on Friday with a hope of representing Bangladesh at the international level. Reza, a class eight student of remote Chilmari village under Daulatpur upazila of Kushtia district, had to represent Narail in the Read more

Russell hold nat’l team in warm-up

May 28, 2016

Bangladesh national football team played out a goalless draw with Sheikh Russell Krira Chakra in their lone practice match ahead of the Asian Cup play-offs Qualifiers against Tajikistan in Kamalapur on Friday. The closed-door match was expected to give Dutch coach Lodewijk de Kruif a clear idea about his charges before he announces his final squad for the play-offs, scheduled Read more

Hassan, Sonia fastest in Nat’l Jnr Athletics

May 28, 2016

Hassan Miah and Sonia Akter of BKSP became the fastest boy and girl in the two-day long 32nd National Junior (aged-level) Athletics Championship that began at the Bangabandhu National Stadium on Friday. Hassan set a new national record in the 100-metre sprint finishing in 10.60 seconds as he broke the previous record of 10.70 seconds set by BKSP’s Ashrafuzzaman Rochi. Read more

‘Dangerous’ two-tier proposal resurfaced

May 27, 2016

The International Cricket Council is considering a constitutional change incorporating the two-tier system for Test cricket with promotion and relegation between them, said the officials on Thursday.
Under the proposed system, seven nations will be placed into division one and five in division two, with promotion and relegation decided in every two years. Read more

May 27, 2016

Bangladesh national team player Mahmudullah’s century and three-wicket haul helped his side Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club win by 11 runs against Brothers Union in their Dhaka Premier League at BKSP on Thursday. In another match at Fatullah, former national player Rajin Saleh’s ton went in vain as his side Cricket Coaching School lost to Legends of Rupganj Read more

BCB to double nat’l selectors

May 27, 2016

Working committee finalises draft structure
The Bangladesh Cricket Board has finalised draft structure of the new selection policy for the national cricket team in their attempt to resolve any kind of dispute, said official on Thursday.
BCB’s working committee approved the proposed structure of new selection committee which will comprises seven to eight members including four regular selectors. Read more

HP programme resumes on July 10

May 27, 2016

The Bangladesh Cricket Board will resume the High-performance unit programme from July 10, said officials on Thursday. The decision was taken during the meeting of BCB officials for the High Performance unit at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium on Thursday. Eight cricketers with suspect bowling action found in the Dhaka Premier League will be eligible to be Read more

MSC move to joint top

May 27, 2016

Mohammedan Sporting Club moved to joint top of the Premier Hockey League table with Usha Krira Chakra after a thumping 8-0 win over Sadharan Bima at the Maulana Bhasani National Hockey Stadium on Thursday. Mohammedan continued their dominance throughout the game, thanks to their Pakistani recruit Umar Bhutta, who scored three goals. Read more

MSC move to top with dramatic win

May 26, 2016

Mohammedan Sporting Club regained the top spot in the Dhaka Premier League after Prime Bank Cricket Club collapsed spectacularly to hand them a massive 82-run win at Mirpur on Wednesday. Replying to Mohammedan’s 224 all out, Prime Bank, who resumed the reserve day’s play at 41-1, seemed coasting when they reached 113-1 before they lost their Read more

Shamsur’s fight back goes in vain

May 26, 2016

Shamsur Rahman’s emphatic century went in vain as his side Gazi Group lost to Abahani Limited by 32 runs in their Dhaka Premier League match at the BKSP on Wednesday.
Abahani were looking for the first win in four matches after putting 276-6 in 50 overs on the back of an unbeaten 90 runs from Indian recruit Rajat Bhatia before rain halted Read more

Sudden change of DPL venue raises eyebrows

May 26, 2016

Abahani-Doleshwar match shifted to BKSP from Mirpur
The Cricket Committee of Dhaka Metropolis on Wednesday revised the fixture of Dhaka Premier League match between Abahani Limited and Prime Doleshwar, which raised quite a few eyebrows.
The ninth round match between Abahani and Doleshwar was scheduled to be held at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium on Saturday but now it is shifted to the BKSP. Read more

Kruif rues players’ concentration level

May 26, 2016

Bangladesh national team coach Lodewijk de Kruif on Wednesday pointed out that the inability of the players to concentrate for the 90 minutes of a game is the main reason behind the national team’s recent failures. Bangladesh conceded a lot of goals from set-pieces and corners in the dying moments of the game in recent past, which left the Dutchman concerned Read more

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