Tigers off to a positive start

September 22, 2017

Most of the batsmen got a useful batting practice as Bangladesh made a positive start in their three-day warm-up match against an Invitation XI at Willowmoore Park in Benoni on Thursday.
Skipper Mushfiqur Rahim, Mominul Haque, Sabbir Rahman struck fifties but most importantly two out-of-form batsmen Soumya Sarkar and Imrul Kayes Read more

Rubel gets travel clearance, finally

September 22, 2017

Bangladesh pacer Rubel Hossain’s wait finally came to an end on Thursday as he got the green signal from the South Africa immigration authorities to travel to the country for two-Test series.
The fast bowler was expected to take flight at 1:20am on Thursday and join rest of the team-mates in South Africa in the afternoon, confirmed BCB’s cricket operations Read more

BCB boss defiant as legal battle looms

September 22, 2017

The Bangladesh Cricket Board president Nazmul Hasan said on Thursday that the Supreme Court gave them a direction to follow the constitution of 2012 for upcoming election contrary to the claims of one of his predecessors Saber Hossain Chowdhury. Saber recently sent a letter to the Board asking to postpone its planned Annual General Meeting on October 2 as Read more

Tigers begin SA mission today

September 21, 2017

Bangladesh national cricket team will start their South Africa mission today with a three-day practice match against Cricket South Africa Invitation XI at Willowmoore Park in Benoni.
The Tigers suffered a kind of blow before the match as their pacer Rubel Hossain still could not join the team in South Africa due to an absence of his Read more

Ashraful ruled out of NCL game with fever

September 21, 2017

Mohammad Ashraful’s hopes of putting up a consistent performance in the ongoing National Cricket League received a blow when illness ruled him out of second round match of the competition.
Dhaka Metropolitan batsman Ashraful scored a fine century in the first innings of their first-round match against Chittagong but he would not be available in their Read more

BCB defends Mipur outfield

September 21, 2017

Bangladesh Cricket Board chief executive officer Nizamuddin Chowdhury on Wednesday defended their preparations of Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium for the opening Test match of recent home series against Australia. The International Cricket Council recently in a report rated the outfield of venue ‘poor’ for the game and sought an explanation from the BCB within 14 days. Read more

Tamim joins Tigers, Rubel kept waiting

September 20, 2017

Bangladesh national cricket team received a boost in South Africa when opener Tamim Iqbal joined the training session on Tuesday, though the team was still left waiting for pace bowler Rubel Hossain.
Tamim was expected to give a positive show when they would begin their campaign with a three-day practice match against South Africa Invitation XI at Sahara Park Read more

Rubel stranded at home

September 19, 2017

Airlines deny Bangladesh pacer boarding pass
Bangladesh’s plan for South Africa tour suffered a jolt before it started when the airlines that carried the team to Johannesburg refused to issue the boarding pass for paceman Rubel Hossain for lack of immigration clearance. Rubel returned from Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport on Saturday evening and could not take any flight till Monday despite having a valid visa Read more

Mashrafee shines in Khulna draw

September 19, 2017

Khulna captain Mashrafee bin Murtaza brought some life into a drawn game with a splendid piece of pace bowling on the final day of the National Cricket League first round match against Rangpur on Monday. Rajshahi became the only team to take a win from the first round as they made a massive turnaround to beat Sylhet by six wickets with Farhad Reza making a well Read more

BPL teams prefer youth over experience

September 18, 2017

The players’ draft of the fifth edition of the Bangladesh Premier League that ended in Dhaka on Saturday highlighted that teams mostly preferred young players over experienced campaigners.
Despite the lack of international experience and uncertainty over getting their services in the whole BPL season, the franchises included at least five players from Read more

Robi hits maiden first-class ton

September 18, 2017

Opener Robiul Islam Robi scored his maiden first-class ton as defending champions Khulna reached 342-4 before brought early stumps on the third day of their National Cricket League match against Rangpur on Sunday. Chittagong were 11-0 in their second innings chasing 383 runs to win after Dhaka Metropolis declared their second innings at 169-6 with Marshall Ayub Read more

Eye-illness may make Mosaddek wait longer

September 18, 2017

Bangladesh batsman Mosaddek Hossain is unlikely to participate in shorter-format in South Africa as he is yet to recover from eye infection that sidelined him since the home series against Australia.
Mossadek returned to Dhaka from Thailand on Saturday but only with a broken heart as the viral infection in his left eye showed no sign of improvement. Read more

Mustafiz at spotlight as BPL players’ draft today

September 16, 2017

The much-anticipated players’ draft for the fifth edition of Bangladesh Premier League will be held today at a city hotel with teams set to complete their line-up from a host of local and foreign players.
A total of 204 foreign players and 140 local players will be up for grab for seven franchises, which have already picked up a certain number of local and foreign Read more

Ashraful lights up NCL opener with ton

September 16, 2017

The 19th National Cricket League got off to a rollicking start on Friday with former national captain Mohammad Ashraful scoring a well-made hundred for Dhaka Metropolitans against Chittagong on the opening day at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chittagong. Rangpur’s Naeem Islam and Dhiman Ghosh also made tons against defending champions Khulna on top-tier, Read more

ICC rates Dhaka field as ‘poor’

September 15, 2017

The outfield of the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium that hosted first Test of recent series against Australia has got ‘poor’ rating from the International Cricket Council.
The ICC on Thursday said that match referee Jeff Crowe, who officiated the Test from August 27 to 30, expressed his concern over the quality of the outfield. Read more

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