BPL stars named in preliminary T20 squad

December 31, 2015

Leg-spinner Jubair Hossain is the only notable omission as the Bangladesh Cricket Board announced 27-member preliminary squad for the forthcoming international Twenty20 commitments on Wednesday.
Jubair, who made his T20I debut during the Zimbabwe series in November last year, was unable to make the cut apparently due to his lack of match practice Read more

Shahadat claims his innocence

December 31, 2015

Paceman Shahadat Hossain claimed that he is innocent and has become a victim of conspiracy in child maid assault case that left him in the lurch.
Shahadat is currently freed on bail after more than two months in jail and has started his rehabilitation in a bid to revive his career that seemed all but over. Read more

BSJA Media Cup Cricket begins today

December 31, 2015

The Pran Frooto BSJA Media Cup cricket tournament is set to get underway from today at the Maulana Bhasani Hockey Stadium. A total of 24 media houses will be vying in the six-day long tournament.
The teams split into eight groups, will play the round-robin matches and top teams from each group will advance in to the quarter-finals. It was disclosed during Read more

BFF reappoints Maruf as coach

December 31, 2015

The Bangladesh Football Federation on Wednesday reappointed Marful Haque as the national team coach for the upcoming Bangabandhu Gold Cup football tournament, scheduled to be held in Jessore and Dhaka from January 8-20. Maruf, who earlier said will not continue the job until he is given a longtime contract, held a meeting with BFF president Kazi Salahuddin Read more

Uncertainty looms over Zim series

December 30, 2015

The indecision over format has left the upcoming home series against Zimbabwe uncertain as the Bangladesh Cricket Board is yet to announce the schedule.
The BCB is in two minds regarding the format as some officials preferred a Test match and three Twenty20 matches while others are in favour of Twenty20s only. Read more

Bangabandhu Cup offers hosts redeemption chance

December 30, 2015

Bangladesh footballers will get a chance to redeem themselves when they play in group A of the Bangabandhu Gold Cup alongside holders Malaysia and two South Asian rivals Nepal and Sri Lanka.
The draw of the eight-team tournament, which gets underway on January 8, was held at a city hotel on Tuesday. Shamsul Huda Stadium in Jessore will host Read more

Salahuddin sad but looks for future

December 30, 2015

Bangladesh Football Federation president Kazi Salhauddin asked an apology on Tuesday to his fellow countrymen for the failure of national football team in the SAFF Suzuki Cup but he remains hopeful for country’s footballing future. ‘It was a sad day for us regarding the SAFF Championship results of the national football team. I apologise to the nation for not Read more

SL, Pak players ban chills BCB

December 29, 2015

More awareness on anti-doping stressed
The local sports authorities have emphasised on more awareness about doping after two international cricketers of Sri Lanka and Pakistan were tested positive recently.
Sri Lanka’s wicketkeeper-batsman Kusal Perera faces a lengthy four-year ban after he failed in an out-of-competition anti-doping test in October. Read more

BCB to issue tickets for U-19 WC

December 29, 2015

The Bangladesh Cricket Board on Monday said the spectators will need ticket to enjoy the forthcoming Under-19 World Cup for security reasons.
The chief executive officer of Bangladesh Cricket Board Nizamuddin said the price will be minimal but they cannot allow the spectators without tickets to ensure security measures. Read more

BFF to probe SAFF debacle

December 28, 2015

The Bangladesh Football Federation promised a wholesale change in the national team following their premature exit from the ongoing SAFF Suzuki Cup 2015, said BFF officials after an executive committee meeting on Sunday. Bangladesh lost to Afghanistan and Maldives in their first two matches to be eliminated from the group stage of the tournament Read more

Three newbies in payroll

December 28, 2015

The Bangladesh Cricket Board is all set to include three new faces in its payroll for 2016, officials said on Sunday. Pace bowler Mustafizur Rahman, Soumya Sarkar and Sabbir Rahman have been recommended by the national selectors for the payroll after their impressive performance in the outgoing year. The BCB sources said that a total of 15 cricketers Read more

ICC, Aussie security men in city ahead of U-19 WC

December 28, 2015

Cricket Australia security head and an ICC official have arrived in Bangladesh on Sunday to observe the security condition of the country ahead of the ICC Under-19 World Cup, said officials on Sunday.
ICC security consultant Sean Norris arrived on Sunday before CA security head Sean Carroll joined him to take part for the scheduled meeting with different security agencies on December 28 and 29. Read more

Shahadat resumes rehab on bail

December 27, 2015

Former national pace bowler Shahadat Hossain, who is undergoing through a police case of beating his house help on Saturday, began his rehabilitation for injured left-knee with a bail granted by High court. HC has granted him a 3-month bail in a case filed against him and his wife for torturing their domestic help. Shahadat arrived at the Bangladesh Cricket Board Read more

Navy lift V-day hockey title

December 25, 2015

Bangladesh Navy broke their title drought by lifting the Victory Day Hockey title with a hard fought 3-2 win over Bangladesh Krira Shikkha Protisthan in the final at the Maulana Bhasani Hockey Stadium on Thursday. Defender Farhad Ahmed Situl struck the all important winner through a well-planned penalty corner in the 61st minute for Navy to provide their Read more

Australia yet to commit for U-19 WC

December 25, 2015

With the ICC Under-19 World Cup in Bangladesh is barely a month away, Australia are yet to confirm their participation in the tournament, officials said on Thursday.
The tournament is scheduled from January 27 to February 14 in four cities of Bangladesh, but the officials of the Bangladesh Cricket Board said they are still waiting Read more

BFF bans Arambagh for indefinite time

December 25, 2015

Bangladesh Football Federation on Thursday provisionally suspended Arambagh Krira Sangha following Tuesday’s vandalism carried out by it supporters at the BFF premises.
‘Following the vandalism at the BFF House and the stadium by the supporters of Arambagh KS after their Bangladesh Championship League match against Bangladesh Police, Read more

DPL to start on March 24

December 25, 2015

The Cricket Committee of Dhaka Metropolis in a meeting on Thursday decided to retain the ‘players by choice’ system for the upcoming Dhaka Premier League, which will start on March 24.
CCDM member secretary Rakib Haider Pavel told the reporters after the meeting that most clubs are in favour of the system that players argued as controversial earlier. Read more

BFF files case against A’bagh fans

December 24, 2015

The Bangladesh Football Federation on late Tuesday filed a case against some 150
unidentified people with the Motijheel Police Station after some Arambagh Krira Sangha
football hooligans attacked the BFF House, said officials.
The BFF House was attacked by Arambagh fans, Read more

SL beat Nepal in SAFF opener

December 24, 2015

Sri Lanka stunned Nepal 1-0 in the SAFF Suzuki Cup 2015 opening match thanks to an injury
time goal in Kerala, India on Wednesday. Nepal dominated the Group A clash throughout the match but the Lankans scored from a counter-attack in the 95th minute through Mohammed after a blunder from Nepal stand-in skipper Biraj. The other team of the group is India. Read more

BCB for a Test in Zim series

December 24, 2015

Bangladesh will propose Zimbabwe to play a Test and three Twenty20 Internationals during
the upcoming home series in January, the cricket operations committee of the Bangladesh
Cricket Board decided on Wednesday. Zimbabwe were originally scheduled to play two Test matches during the series, but the visitors had proposed to play five Read more

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