Taskin vows to play England series

July 22, 2016

Bangladesh’s young pacer Taskin Ahmed said on Thursday that he is determined to play in the forthcoming England series at home by successfully rectifying his bowling action.
Taskin along with spin bowler Arafat Sunny was suspended from bowling in international cricket after his action was found illegal during the ICC World Twenty20 in India. Read more

Fracas over BPL fixture

July 22, 2016

Languid BFF shows mismanagement
The Bangladesh Football Federation finally released the partial fixture of Bangladesh Premier League on Thursday but not before the some drama behind the curtains.
With only 48 hours to go before the league starts, BFF struggled to decide how many rounds will be held in the opening phase in Chittagong. Read more

Rafique joins HP coaching panel

July 22, 2016

BCB expands programme, 55 players called up from four groups
The Bangladesh Cricket Board on Thursday added former national cricketer Mohammad Rafique to its coaching panel for the ongoing camp of High Performance unit.
Rafique, the first Bangladeshi cricketer to claim 100 Test wickets, will work as a consultant coach with the spin bowling group of HP unit during the nine-week long camp. Read more

Fizz to blaze with 90

July 22, 2016

Pace bowling sensation Mustafizur Rahman could at last reach England to join Sussex County Cricket Club to rock the NatWest T20 Blast and the Royal London One-Day Cup and got his trademark jersey number 90. Popularly known as Fizz, the paceman who plays with the same number in limited over cricket for Bangladesh and Indian Premier League with Read more

Mashrafee hopeful of England’s tour

July 21, 2016

Bangladesh captain Mashrafee bin Murtaza is confident that the forthcoming home series against England will go ahead as planned despite concern over security in the wake of recent terror attacks.
Bangladesh began their preparation for the October series, which comprises two Test matches and three one-day internationals, through a conditioning camp at Mirpur Read more

BOA seeks over Tk 2cr for Rio meet

July 21, 2016

Bangladesh Olympic Association has sought more than Tk two crore from government for participating in the forthcoming Rio Olympic Games, officials said on Wednesday.
BOA submitted a budget worth Tk 2.12 crore to the ministry of youth and sports last month but the ministry is yet to give any positive response. BOA claimed they have Read more

Mustafiz leaves hoping to learn

July 21, 2016

Bangladesh pace bowler Mustafizur Rahman believed his stint with Sussex will be a learning curve as he left for England on Wednesday. The left-arm pace bowler had an anxious wait for his UK visa to join Sussex for NatWest T20 Blast and the Royal London One-Day Cup. ‘I will have many things to learn,’ Mustafiz told reporters before leaving at Read more

Review committee captures action

July 21, 2016

The Bangladesh Cricket Board’s bowling action review committee captured actions of two suspected bowlers on Wednesday, the first day of their operation through video cameras to assess them through software for further scrutiny. The committee will work with 10 bowlers, whose bowling actions were reported as suspect during this year’s Dhaka Premier League, Read more

Tigers set to reunite today

July 20, 2016

Sri Lankan trainer promises to return soon
Members of the Bangladesh national cricket team will reunite today when the preparation camp for the forthcoming home series against England starts in Mirpur.
In the absence of head coach Chandika Hathrusinghe, it is however expected that only fitness training will be held in the first few days of the camp, which will continue Read more

Mezbah, Shirin complete Rio lineup

July 20, 2016

Both Mezbahuddin Ahmed and Shirin Akter promised to give their best in the forthcoming Rio Olympics after the International Association of Athletics Federations granted them wild-card entries late on Monday. The wild-cards came at a time when the duo all but lost their hopes following the expiry of deadline on July 14. The Bangladesh Olympic Association was Read more

Relieved Mustafiz heads for Sussex

July 20, 2016

Bangladesh pace bowler Mustafizur Rahman heaved a sigh of relief as he was finally granted his UK visa on Tuesday paving the way for him to join English county side Sussex for NatWest T20 Blast and the Royal London One-Day Cup. Mustafiz will now fly for England today at 10:10am by a Biman Bangladesh Airlines flight and make his debut for Sussex against Read more

Bowling review committee to start with Naeem, Amit

July 20, 2016

The Bangladesh Cricket Board’s bowling action review committee will start its work today with bowlers, whose actions were reported as suspect during recent Dhaka Premier League.
Left-arm spinner Naeem Islam Jr of Mohammedan Sporting Club and Abahani Limited’s off-spinner Amit Kumar will work on the first day with the committee to start Read more

BFF mulls Maldives friendly

July 20, 2016

Bangladesh Football Federation is planning to play an international friendly match against Maldives in September 1 in Male as part of their preparation ahead of their Asian Cup qualifying home play-off match against Bhutan on September 6. BFF said they are making a discussion with Maldives Football Federation who primarily agreed to host Bangladesh. ‘We have Read more

BCB plans big for young cricketers

July 19, 2016

The Bangladesh Cricket Board has undertaken an elaborate programme to instill competitive mindset amongst the age level players, who are being deprived of enough exposures.
Unlike past years, the BCB’s game development committee said it will organise several programmes and will also arrange series against overseas teams to groom up the young players. Read more

Pro-league logo, trophy unveiled amid glitz

July 19, 2016

With a commitment of spreading football outside the capital, JB Bangladesh Premier League has started its official journey through a colourful logo and trophy unveiling ceremony at a city hotel on Monday.
Another grand opening ceremony will be held today in Chittagong, where the ninth edition of the professional football league will get underway on July 24. Read more

Mustafiz still awaits UK visa

July 19, 2016

Pace sensation Mustafizur Rahman is yet to get a UK visa to play for county team Sussex despite six working days have passed since he faced a visa interview.
A Bangladesh Cricket Board official privy to the matter said Mustafiz faced visa interview on last Monday but was made to wait as his application is needed to be scrutinised. Read more

Sk Jamal dismisses coach Manik

July 19, 2016

Reigning Bangladesh Premier League champions Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club on Monday sacked their head coach Shafiqul Islam Manik to facilitate the reappointment of Nigerian coach Joseph Afusi.
Afusi left the club after helping Jamal to win last season’s Premier League title and Bhutan’s Kings Cup as well as guided the Dhanmondi-based outfit to become Read more

Sakib keeps on shining

July 18, 2016

Sakib al Hasan heroics helped his side Jamaica Tallawahs to win for the two consecutive days as they beat St Kitts and Nevis Patriots by 109 runs in their Caribbean Premier League match on Sunday at Jamaica. Sakib, who scored an unbeaten century and picked up a wicket in Jamaica’s win against Guyana Amazon Warriors a day earlier, scored a rapid-fire not out 34 off Read more

HP camp gets underway

July 18, 2016

Bangladesh Cricket Board’s $1million worth High-Performance Programme started on Sunday at Mirpur with an aim to have 25 prospective cricketers the best prepared for international cricket in near future. BCB vice president and chairman of the HP programme Mahbubul Anam inaugurated the camp and promised to do whatever it takes to prepare the players Read more

Saintfiet satisfied with his charges

July 18, 2016

National football team’s Belgian coach Tom Saintfiet expressed his satisfaction after a six-day long training camp with the 28-member preliminary squad as he believed he had received enough information about the players. The new coach conducted the camp to select the national team ahead of Bangladesh’s Asian Cup Qualifying Play-offs against Bhutan, scheduled Read more

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