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Stokes sorry for swearing at fan, says he reacted to abuse

Star England allrounder Ben Stokes has apologized for swearing at a cricket fan while leaving the field after being dismissed on the opening day of the series-deciding final test against South Africa on Friday. Stokes said he was subjected to “repeated abuse from the crowd” when he was walking off but “I should not have reacted in that way.” Stokes ... Read More »

Pakistan seal T20I series with one match to play

Dhaka — Another poor batting and bowling show handed Bangladesh a nine-wicket defeat in the 2nd game of the three-match T20I series against Pakistan at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore on Saturday. With this win, Pakistan sealed the series with one match to play on January 27 at the same venue. Bangladesh won the toss and opted to bat first ... Read More »

Iyer guides India to 6-wicket win in 1st T20 vs New Zealand

Auckland (AP/UNB) — Shreyas Iyer emerged as a new star of Indian cricket Friday when his calm, unbeaten half-century clinched a six-wicket win for his team over New Zealand in a high-scoring Twenty20 international. K.L. Rahul (56) and Virat Kohli (45) shared a 99-run partnership for the second wicket, setting the foundation for India’s chase to New Zealand’s formidable 203-5. ... Read More »

U-19 World Cup: Bangladesh take on Pakistan on Friday

Dhaka — While Bangladesh national team will take on Pakistan in Lahore in the first match of three-match T20 series, the Under-19 teams of the respective countries will face off at Senwes Park, Potchefstroom, in the last Group C match of the ongoing ICC Under-19 World Cup. Both of Bangladesh and Pakistan have played two matches each and won to ... Read More »

Tigers to face off Pakistan Friday

Dhaka  — Many things were happening about Bangladesh-Pakistan series in the soil of Pakistan. But now, keeping everything aside, the cricket is finally set to take the field when the Tigers will face off the hosts on Friday in the first T20 of the three-match series in Lahore. The match will start at 3pm (Bangladesh time) at the Gaddafi Stadium ... Read More »

Ottis Gibson replaces Charl Langeveldt as BD bowling coach

Dhaka — Former West Indies fast bowler Ottis Gibson has been appointed Bangladesh national team bowling coach for two years. He replaces South African Charl Langeveldt who was released by Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) in December 2019 to serve as coach of South Africa. Gibson had appeared for the West Indies in Tests and ODIs and had an accomplished First-class ... Read More »

Shakib wishes Bangladesh team a safe, successful series PK

Dhaka — Former Bangladesh captain Shakib Al Hasan, who has been serving a two-year-long ban imposed by ICC, wished Bangladesh national team a safe and successful tour in Pakistan. The southpaw signed an agreement with Lifebuoy at the Daily Star premises on Wednesday. During the event, he talked to the media and wished Bangladesh team a successful series. “I wish ... Read More »

U-19 World Cup: Bangladesh earn 2nd victory beating Scotland

Dhaka — Bangladesh registered their 2nd consecutive victory in the ongoing ICC Under-19 World Cup in South Africa beating Scotland by seven wickets with 200 balls to spare on Tuesday featuring the first hat-trick of the event by left-arm spinner Rakibul Hasan. With the win, Bangladesh came close to making it to the quarterfinals from the group. In the day’s ... Read More »

Sherpur Police emerge champions in Mymensingh Range Cricket

Sherpur  – Hosts Sherpur District Police team emerged champions in the Mymensingh Range T20 Cricket Tournament of Bangladesh Police beating Netrakona District Police team by eight wickets in the final at the local Police Lines ground on Tuesday. Favoured by coin, Netrakona team batted first and scored 56 runs for the loss of three wickets in a curtailed six-over a-side ... Read More »

Tight security will not affect our game: Shanto

Dhaka — Top-order batsman Najmul Hossain Shanto on Monday said tight security will not affect the performance of Bangladesh cricket team during Pakistan tour. Making a comeback in the national team after a good performance in Bangabandhu Bangladesh Premier League (BPL), Shanto told the media at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium during the day’s practice session. Tigers conducted a four-day practice ... Read More »

Domingo to sort out players for T20 WC from Pakistan series

Dhaka – Head coach of Bangladesh National Cricket team Russell Domingo has said he will start to sort out the national squad for the upcoming T20 World Cup from the ensuing Pakistan series beginning on January 24. Bangladesh will have to compete in the first round of the event in group B with Namibia, the Netherlands and Scotland. All the ... Read More »

Bangladesh storm semifinals thrashing Sri Lanka 3-0

Dhaka – Hosts Bangladesh reached the semifinals of the ongoing six-team Bangabandhu International Gold Cup Football Tournament thrashing Sri Lanka by 3-0 goals in their 2nd and last Group A match at the crowded Bangabandhu National Stadium here on Sunday. Forward Motin Miah netted twice while another forward Mohammad Ibrahim scored the remaining goal for the home side. With the ... Read More »

Islami Bank Cricket: Dhaka Central Zone emerge champion

Dhaka- Dhaka Central Zone emerged champions in the Islami Bank Cricket Tournament beating Noakhali Zone by eight wicket in the final held at Bangladesh Krira Sikkha Protishtan (BKSP) ground in Savar on Saturday. Managing Director and CEO of the Islami Bank Bangladesh Limited (IBBL) M Mahbub ul Alam was the chief guest at the day’s final and later he distributed ... Read More »

Pakistan T20 series: Mahedi, Shanto ready to prove their worth

Dhaka — Mahedi Hasan and Najmul Hossain Shanto are eager to prove their mettle in the upcoming T20 International series against Pakistan starting from January 24. Mahmudullah Riyad will lead the Bangladesh side in the upcoming T20I series. Bangladesh team will fly for Pakistan on January 23 to play a three-match T20 series in Lahore on January 24, 25 and ... Read More »

Rain halts play as Bangladesh start campaign

Dhaka — Bangladesh started their ICC Under-19 World Cup campaign on Sunday taking on Zimbabwe at Senwes Park, Potchefstroom in South Africa. However, rain halted the game after 28.1 overs. Bangladesh won the toss and opted to bowl first. Zimbabwe managed a good start scoring 68 in 11 overs for two wickets. But they lost some more wickets in the ... Read More »

Khulna Tigers beat Warriors to return to winning streak

Dhaka – After losing two games in a row, Khulna Tigers poste their sixth win in the ongoing Bangabandhu Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) beating Cumilla Warriors by 34 runs at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium on Wednesday. With this win, Khulna Tigers amassed 12 points with two matches to play while Warriors collected 10 points with one match to go. Replying ... Read More »

Police Cricket: Sherpur, Mymensingh win

Sherpur – Hosts Sherpur and Mymensingh District Police teams won their respective matches in the Mymensingh Police Range Cricket Tournament beating their rivals at local Police Lines ground on Wednesday. Sherpur District Police team beat Jamalpur District Police team by five wickets while Mymenisingh Police team again beat Jamalpur District team by 43 runs. Sent into bat first, Jamalpur scored ... Read More »

Challengers reclaim top place removing Royals

Dhaka — Riding on the fourth fifty of the season by Imrul Kayes, Chattogram Challengers beat Rajshahi Royals in the ongoing Bangabandhu Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium on Tuesday to reclaim the top place of the points table. It was the eighth win of the Challengers in 11 matches of the event while the Royals suffered ... Read More »

Ottis Gibson maintaining close touch with BCB

Dhaka — Former West Indian cricketer and coach Ottis Gibson is maintaining close touch   with Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) to fill the vacant place of Bangladesh National team’s bowling coach. Bangladesh’s last bowling coach and former South African cricketer Charl Langeveldt left Bangladesh recently to take the responsibility of his home country. Gibson is now in Bangladesh and working ... Read More »

Two Bangladeshi umpires will conduct ICC U-19 World Cup matches

Dhaka —Two Bangladeshi umpires— Sharfuddowla Ibne Shahid Saikat and Masudur Rahman Mukul—brought themselves to a new height as they for the first time got the direct match allocations in the upcoming ICC Under-19 World Cup in South Africa this month. The media department of Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) on Monday evening confirmed that Sharfuddowla Ibne Shahid Saikat and Masudur Rahman ... Read More »

Local players need to do well for Warriors: Soumya Sarkar

Dhaka – Cumilla Warriors batsman Soumya Sarkar has sought good performance from local cricketers to book a place in playoffs of the ongoing Bangabandhu Bangladesh Premier League (BPL). Warriors played nine matches so far and won only four. With eight points, they are now at number five in the points table and needed at least four more points to qualify ... Read More »

Chattogram book a playoff berth beating Khulna

Dhaka — As the first team of the ongoing Bangabandhu Bangladesh Premier League (BBPL), Chattogram Challengers booked a place in the playoff beating Khulna Tigers by six wickets at Sylhet International Cricket Stadium on Saturday. It was the seventh win for the Challengers in 10 games while Khulna Tigers suffered their fourth defeat in nine games. Replying Khulna Tigers’ moderate ... Read More »

Hasan Mahmud shines as Platoon beat Khulna Tigers

Dhaka – Dhaka Platoon jumped to the top of the points table beating Khulna Tigers by 12 runs in the ongoing Bangabandhu Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) at Sylhet International Cricket Stadium on Friday. Hasan Mahmud, the young pace bowler of Platoon, picked up four wickets conceding 32 runs to lead the team to ensure their sixth win of the season. ... Read More »

Australia-New Zealand cricketers turn attention to wildfires

With the three-test series between Australia and New Zealand decided, players from both teams will momentarily turn their attention away from the pitch at the Sydney Cricket Ground and to the deadly wildfires around the country. Black armbands will be worn from the first day of the test on Friday as a mark of respect for those who have lost ... Read More »

Rajshahi Royals take solo lead beating Rangpur Rangers

Sylhet – Rajshahi Royals took a solo lead in the ongoing Bangabandhu Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) T20 Cricket beating Rangpur Rangers by 30 runs in the opening Sylhet phase match at the Sylhet International Cricket Stadium here on Thursday. Sylhet is hosting the BPL matches for the 3rd time after 2017 and 2018. After the match, both the Rajshahi Royals ... Read More »

Langer says unchanged Australian team likely for 3rd test

Sydney (AP/UNB)— Australia coach Justin Langer says it will be hard to make a change for the third cricket test against New Zealand at the Sydney Cricket Ground despite the home side having clinched the series. Langer was impressed with Mitchell Swepson’s work in the nets on Wednesday, suggesting the legspinner remains in the mix to make his debut on ... Read More »

BPL: Sylhet phase begins Thursday

Dhaka – The six-match Sylhet phase of the ongoing Bangabandhu Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) begins on Thursday (January 2) at the Sylhet International Cricket Stadium. This is for the 3rd time that BPL matches are taking place in Sylhet. Earlier in 2017, Sylhet hosted BPL for the first time for eight matches and in the January last year, Sylhet hosted ... Read More »