Miraz receives Best Sportsperson Award 2021

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Cricketer Mehedi Hasan Miraz became the Best Sportsperson of the year while footballer Tapu Barman won the popular choice award at the Kool-BSPA Sports Award 2021 ceremony held at a city hotel today.
Bangladesh Sports Press Association (BSPA), in association with Square Toiletries Limited, organised the award programme after a two-year break due to the coronavirus pandemic. A total

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Shakib back as Bangladesh Test captain

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Ace all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan was reappointed as the Bangladesh national team Test captain while in-form wicketkeeper-batter Liton Das was made the vice-captain.
The position of Bangladesh Test captain went vacant after Mominul Haque decided to step down from the role on Tuesday with an aim to focus on his batting

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Liton Das achieves highest ever Test ranking for Bangladesh

Bangladesh batsman Liton Das attained career-best ratings in Tests after being instrumental with the bat in Bangladesh’s recently-concluded two-match Test series against Sri Lanka.
He has risen five spots to claim the 12th position and is now the highest ranked Bangladesh batter in the longest format. Liton’s rating point (724) is the highest by

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Mahmud to replace Shohidul for WI series

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Pacer Hasan Mahmud will replace Shohidul Islam in the Bangladesh squad for their forthcoming tour of West Indies after the latter was ruled out due to a side strain, confirmed Bangladesh national team chief selector Minhajul Abedin.
Bangladesh are scheduled to leave for the West Indies in three separate groups from

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Donald lauds ‘excellent’ Ebadot

Bangladesh pace bowling coach Allan Donald lauded Ebadot Hossain due to his brilliant bowling effort on the rain-hit third day of their second Test against Sri Lanka in Dhaka on Wednesday.
With 39 overs having been lost to rain, Sri Lanka ended the day on 282-5, only 83 runs behind Bangladesh’s first innings total of 365

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Liton, Mushfiq move up in ICC Test rankings

Bangladesh wicketkeeper-batter Liton Das has made valuable gains in the ICC Men’s Test Player Rankings after his fine performance in their drawn first Test against Sri Lanka in Chattogram, revealed ICC in a press release on Wednesday.
Liton has moved up three places to 17th after notching 88 in Bangladesh’s only

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Shakib to miss second Test

Shakib Al Hasan will miss the second Test against South Africa as the ace all-rounder left Dhaka for USA on Friday night due to family reasons, confirmed BCB cricket operations chairman Jalal Yunus.
‘Yes, Shakib will also miss the second Test against South Africa as he is leaving for USA tonight [Friday] because of his daughter’s school has opened,’ Jalal told to New Age from

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Shakib not mentally prepared for South Africa series

Shakib Al Hasan’s participation in the forthcoming series against South Africa suffered a fresh blow when the ace Bangladeshi all-rounder said that he was not mentally prepared enough for the tour because he did not enjoy his performances in the recently-concluded series against Afghanistan.
Shakib remained lackluster in the ODI series against Afghanistan

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Changed mindset helps Liton flourish

A change of mind set has opened Liton Das’ eyes to the possibilities of scoring big in Twenty20s and the wicketkeeper-batter hopes to continue with the same mentality in the future. Bangladesh completed a comprehensive 61-run win over Afghanistan in the first T20 International in Dhaka on Thursday, a win where Liton played a significant part with an eye-pleasing

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Shakib to play SA Tests: Hassan

Premier all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan will play the two-match Test series against South Africa, scheduled in March-April, informed the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) president Nazmul Hassan. The BCB president confirmed it to the media following Bangladesh’s third ODI against Afghanistan in Chattogram today.
“As he is not playing in the IPL [this season] anymore, then I do not

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Tigers want pay hike

Bangladesh national cricketers under Bangladesh Cricket Board payroll have requested for an increase in their salary, said a BCB official on Sunday. Naimur Rahman, the chairman of cricket operations department of the BCB, confirmed they received such a request from senior cricketers. ‘Yes, they have requested whether the board can increase their salary,’

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Soumya out to prove Test credentials

Batsman Soumya Sarkar said on Wednesday that he is looking forward for an opportunity to prove himself in Test format during the forthcoming home series against Australia.
Soumya, who had been quite a revelation in the shorter format cricket for his batting, is yet to make a mark in his fledging three-Test career that earned him just 107 runs.

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Ashraful set for rehab in Dec

Suspended former national skipper Mohammad Ashraful is looking forward to start his rehabilitation and educational programme by December in order to pave the way of his return to competitive cricket next year. Ashraful is currently serving a five-year ban for his involvement in Bangladesh Premier League’s match-fixing scam. His five-year ban included

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