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Dar to break umpire record in Australia-New Zealand test

Perth (AP/UNB) — Aleem Dar will break the record of most tests as an umpire in the first match of the series between Australia and New Zealand starting Thursday. The 51-year-old from Pakistan will stand in his 129th test as an on-field umpire, surpassing the previous record of Steve Bucknor. Dar has been umpiring in tests since 2003, his first ... Read More »

Mushfiqur expresses dissatisfaction over payment disparity

Dhaka — The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) might be in a happy mood as they are hosting the new season of Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) at their own, but former national skipper Mushfiqur Rahim was not happy over the payment disparity in the BPL T20 league. Mushfiqur will get 50 lakh BDT as a player of A plus-category. But the ... Read More »

Dhaka Assets beat Gulshan Youth Club by 9 runs

Dhaka – Dhaka Assets earned a nine-run victory over old horse Gulshan Youth Club in the Dhaka First Division Women’s Cricket League at POMG on Wednesday. Sent into bat first, Dhaka Assets were all out for 149 runs in 39.1 overs. Afia Humaira (28), Sagorika Akter (26) and Monika Akter (22) were the main contributors for Dhaka Assets. Lucky Khatun ... Read More »

Bangabandhu BPL kicks off Wednesday

Dhaka – The wait is over. The new edition of Bangladesh Premier League (BPL), which is rebranded as Bangabandhu BPL to pay tributes to Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman to mark his birth centenary, is all set to begin on Wednesday. Chattogram Challengers and Sylhet Thunder will meet each in the opening match at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket ... Read More »

No more international cricket at neutral venues

Rawalpindi (AP/UNB) — Pakistan will no longer look for neutral venues to stage home international cricket matches. “The onus will be on the other teams to tell us why they can’t play in Pakistan,” Pakistan Cricket Board chairman Ehsan Mani told the Associated Press on Tuesday. “Our default position will remain that Pakistan is safe. We play cricket in Pakistan ... Read More »

Women’s Cricket: Kalabagan KC, Mirpur Promila Club win

Dhaka – Kalabagan Krira Chakra and Mirpur Promila Cricket Club won their respective matches in the Dhaka First Division Women’s Cricket League at different city grounds on Tuesday. Kalabagan KC beat Narail Express Women’s Cricket team by five wickets at the Mirpur City ground while Mirpur Promila Cricket Club beat Rayer Bazar AC by two wickets at POM ground. Brief ... Read More »

Bangladesh women clinch gold medal

The Bangladeshi contingent at the ongoing 13th South Asian Games has already created history securing a record haul of gold medals for the country in an edition of the regional games held outside Bangladesh. Bangladesh’s haul was buoyed by the country’s archers, who bagged all six gold medals up for grabs in the discipline on Sunday at Pokhara Stadium, Nepal, ... Read More »

SA Games Cricket: Bangladesh suffer first defeat to Sri Lanka

Dhaka — Bangladesh Men’s cricket team (U-23) suffered their first defeat against Sri Lanka (U-23) in the ongoing 13th South Asian Games (SA Games) on Sunday in Nepal. Before heading to this game, Bangladesh won three consecutive games respectively against Maldives, Bhutan and Nepal. But in the last game before the final, Saif Hassan-led Bangladesh suffered their first defeat. Sri ... Read More »

PM wishes ‘grand success’ of Bangabandhu BPL

Dhaka — Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina wished for the competition’s ‘grand success’ as she inaugurated the special edition of the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL), rebranded as Bangabandhu BPL to pay tribute to the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman in his hundredth birth anniversary year, on Sunday evening at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium. The Bangabandhu BPL will ... Read More »

Grand opening ceremony of Bangabandhu BPL Sunday

Dhaka – The grand opening ceremony of the Bangabandhu Bangladesh Premier League (BBPL) will be held at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium on Sunday. But, the main event will kick off on December 11 at the same venue with Chattogram Challengers taking on Sylhet Thunder in the opening match. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will inaugurate the seventh and special edition of ... Read More »

BPL opening to be live on giant screens in 7 division cities

Dhaka — Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) will install giant screens in all seven divisional cities of the country to telecast the opening ceremony of Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) live on December 8, confirmed board president Nazmul Hasan Papon on Thursday. The new season of BPL is rebranded as Bangabandhu BPL to pay tribute to the birth centenary of the Father ... Read More »

Bangladesh Men’s outplay Maldives by 109 runs

Dhaka — Bangladesh Men’s cricket team (U-23) outplayed minnows Maldives in their first game of the ongoing 13th South Asian Games (SA Games) by 109 runs on Wednesday at Kirtipur, Nepal. Bangladesh batted first after winning the toss and posted a big total of 174 runs in 20 overs for four wickets. Mohammad Naim and Soumya Sarkar added 59 runs ... Read More »

Bangabandhu BPL: BCB starts selling tickets of opening ceremony

Dhaka – Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) started selling tickets for the grand opening ceremony and concert of Bangabandhu Bangladesh Premier Leauge (BPL) which will be held on December 8 at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium. Sheikh Sohel, the chairman of BPL governing council told media that they have started selling tickets for the opening ceremony and concert for 8000 spectators. But ... Read More »

Australia wins by innings and 48 runs, sweeps Pakistan 2-0

Adelaide, Australia, (AP/UNB) — Nathan Lyon had never taken a five-wicket haul against Pakistan. The veteran off-spinner hadn’t taken a wicket in the day-night test until the fourth day. Then they tumbled. He took two wickets in the first session Monday and three in the second before Australia finished off a victory by an innings and 48 runs under lights ... Read More »

Anamul eager to do well in BPL

Dhaka – Bangladesh cricketer Anamaul Haque Bijoy wants to play well in the upcoming edition of Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) which is scheduled to be played from December 11. Anamul has long been out of the national set-up. The 26-year-old batsman last played for the national side in July last, but failed to impress with the bat and cement his ... Read More »

Mashrafe to lead Dhaka Platoon in BBPL

Dhaka — Bangladesh ODI captain Mashrafe Bin Mortaza is all set to lead Dhaka Platoon in the Bangabandhu Bangladesh Premier League (BBPL) which is slated to be played from December 11. Mashrafe played his last competitive cricket match in the World Cup 2019 in England and Wales. Since then, he has been out of action. However, the 36-year-old pacer started ... Read More »

Warner’s triple century sets records in day-night test

Adelaide  (AP/UNB) — David Warner produced the biggest innings ever in the day-night test cricket format and surpassed some of Don Bradman’s records before finishing unbeaten on 335 when Australia captain Tim Paine declared at 589-3 on day two against Pakistan. Paine’s decision to put the team above the individual on Saturday evening left Warner in second spot on Australia’s ... Read More »

Long gap can’t ruin Tamim’s experience: Salahuddin

Dhaka — A long gap cannot ruin the experience of Bangladesh stalwart Tamim Iqbal, said his childhood coach Mohammad Salahuddin on Saturday, who is set to coach his BPL team Dhaka Platoon as well. Tamim is set to return to competitive cricket with the upcoming edition of Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) starting from December 11. After the Sri Lanka tour ... Read More »

Gayle’s participation in BPL under cloud

Dhaka – The participation of one of the best T20 players of the world, Chris Gayle, in the upcoming Bangabandhu Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) is uncertain for his ‘reluctance’. An official of Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) told UNB on Saturday that the Caribbean batting giant is reluctant to take part in the BPL. He rather decided to refrain from cricket ... Read More »

SA Games Cricket: Bangladesh Women’s team aim Gold

Dhaka — Bangladesh Women’s cricket team are optimistic about securing gold in the South Asian Games (SA Games) 2019 which is set to begin on December 1. The event will be played in the T20 format. The last time cricket was part of SA Games was back in 2010. Since then, the authorities hosted the biggest sporting event in South ... Read More »

Archer “over” racism shock as England regroup for 2nd Test

HAMILTON, New Zealand (BSS/AFP) – England paceman Jofra Archer said Wednesday he had “moved on” after being racially abused by a spectator in New Zealand and was ready to help the tourists bounce back from a heavy first Test defeat. Archer said his focus was on the second Test in Hamilton beginning Friday, not the racial taunts thrown at him ... Read More »

7-digit send-off motivates Smith for 2nd Test vs Pakistan

Adelaide (AP/UNB) — A seven-digit send-off has Australia batsman Steve Smith motivated for an improved performance against Pakistan in the second cricket Test. Smith was looking to extend his strong form that netted him 774 runs in seven innings when Australia retained the Ashes in England. But in the first innings of the first Test at the Gabba in Brisbane ... Read More »

Mashrafe visits Walton Factory in Gazipur

Dhaka – Bangladesh ODI captain and brand ambassador of Walton Group Mashrafe Bin Mortaza visited the Walton Factory at Chandra in Gazipur on Monday. Mashrafe, a parliament member from Narail-2 constituency, played cricket with factory officials and workers of the Walton Hi-Tech Industries Limited and gave them some tips on cricket during his day-long tour. Mashrafe also visited the production ... Read More »

Chattogram Challengers to play Sylhet Thunder in opener

Dhaka – Chattogram Challengers will take on Sylhet Thunder in the opening match of the seven–team new-look Bangabandhu Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) on December 11 at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium (SBNCS) in Mirpur. The match will kick off at 12:30pm at the home of Bangladesh Cricket. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is expected to inaugurate the league on December 8 ... Read More »

CAB decides to refund ticketholders for days 4 and 5

Dhaka – The Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) has decided to refund the money potential spectators paid for the 4th and 5th days of the Kolkata Test that came to an immature end during the first session of the 3rd day at the famous Eden Gardens in Kolkata last Sunday. The Kolkata Test between hosts India and Bangladesh turned to ... Read More »