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BCB announces one-time monetary support for women cricketers

Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has announced a one-time monetary allowance of BDT 20,000.00 (Twenty Thousand Taka) per person to assist women cricketers who had appeared in the 2018-19 Women’s NCL and were part of the BCB’s selection camps in 2019-20. All cricketing activities of the BCB including women’s tournaments and training camps have been postponed indefinitely due to outbreak of ... Read More »

Coronavirus: Tigers to donate 50pc of one month’s salary

Dhaka — Top 27 cricketers of Bangladesh have expended their hand to help fight against deadly coronavirus. Under the initiative by Tamim Iqbal, cricketers opted to donate 50 percent of their salary for one month to the government. All of 17 players who are in the central contact will donate 50 percent of their salary, and other 10 players, who ... Read More »

Mashrafe urges youths to stay home for safety

Dhaka  – Immediate past captain of Bangladesh ODI team Mashrafe bin Mortaza, MP, on Monday urged country’s young generation to stay home to be safe amid the outbreak of deadly coronavirus. He made the call in a Facebook post made on Monday. “Ekhon Joubon Jar, Bashai Thakar Tar Sreshtho Somoy Tar (Now is the best time for the young men ... Read More »

Cricket organizer Reza-e-Karim passes away

Dhaka  — Celebrated Bangladeshi cricket organizer Reza-e-Karim breathed his last at a city hospital here on Sunday. He was 82. “Karim passed away in the early hours on Sunday at Bangladesh Specialized Hospital in Dhaka after a long battle with multiple health conditions including cancer,” said a press release from Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB). Karim was a former General Secretary ... Read More »

Shakib Al Hasan in self-isolation in USA

Dhaka—Bangladeshi superstar cricketer Shakib Al Hasan, currently serving a  two-year ban (with one year suspended) from cricket by the International Cricket Council (ICC), has gone into self-isolation in a hotel upon arriving in the United States of America on Saturday amid the outbreak of COVID-19 that has reached epidemic levels there. As of Sunday,  Covid-19, the name of the illness ... Read More »

BCB adopts ‘work from home’ policy

Dhaka — Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) on Saturday announced that it will follow the ‘work from home’ policy from March 22, aiming to prevent the transmission of coronavirus. The staff who are not essential to stay at the office have been advised to work from home. Confirming the matter, BCB sent a media release on Saturday afternoon. It says, “In ... Read More »

Coronavirus: Bangladesh’s Ireland tour postponed

Dhaka — Bangladesh and Ireland have jointly decided to postpone the Tigers’ upcoming series against Ireland in Ireland and England. Cricket Ireland announced the decision in a media statement on Saturday. “Once the scale of the COVID-19 pandemic was understood, and the advice of both governments and partner boards was sought, it became increasingly unlikely that this series could proceed ... Read More »

Coronavirus: BCB chief physician in quarantine

Dhaka — The chief physician of Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB), Debashis Chowdhury, went in home quarantine after returning from Australia recently, a source from BCB confirmed UNB. Debashis went to Australia to accompany two cricketers- Shadman Islam and Mrittonjoy Chowdhury- who needed to see doctors there.  Along with Debashis, Shadman and Mrittonjoy are also in-home quarantine. “It’s a part of ... Read More »

Mustafiz eyeing to get his old form back

Dhaka  — Bangladeshi left-arm pacer Mustafizur Rahman says he has been working hard to get his old form back to stand out in the crowd. The bowler failed to maintain his early performance and his specialties no longer seem to work. But, the southpaw said he was aware of his performance and trying hard to improve his bowling to get ... Read More »

Coronavirus: BCB suspends cricket for indefinite period

Dhaka  – Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) on Thursday suspended all kinds of cricket in the country for an indefinite period, aiming to prevent the spread of Covid-19 (novel coronavirus). Board president Nazmul Hasan told media that the cricket in the country will remain suspended until further notice. “As you all came to know all sporting events around the globe have been ... Read More »

Coronavirus: BCB on high alert

Dhaka  – The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has postponed all cricketing events and is on high alert to prevent the outbreak of COVID-19 (novel coronavirus). Currently, everyone entering the BCB has to use hand sanitisers at the entrance. BCB is currently open for desk jobs. Mamun, a security guard, said the authorities are taking all steps to prevent the spread ... Read More »

Cricket Australia cancels end of season, awards title to NSW

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — All professional cricket has been canceled in Australia in response to the coronavirus pandemic, and national organizers are “strongly recommending” that the season be called off at every level right down to children’s community games. Cricket Australia announced the cancellation Tuesday, and declared New South Wales state the winner of the Sheffield Shield, the national firsts-class ... Read More »

Pakistan Super League finals postponed amid virus outbreak

Lahore, Pakistan (AP/UNB) — The Pakistan Super League has been postponed because of concerns over the spreading coronavirus, hours before the first of the semifinals was set to begin. The Pakistan Cricket Board made the call Tuesday, saying the Twenty20 tournament has been “postponed, to be rescheduled.” Lahore’s Gaddafi Stadium was due to host the semifinals between top-ranked Multan Sultans ... Read More »

Cricket to return back to fields soon, hopes Khaled Mahmud

Dhaka  —Former captain of Bangladesh cricket team and the head coach of Dhaka Abahani Limited Khaled Mahmud hoped that cricket will return back to the field shortly which has been halted due to coronavirus outbreak. Along with all sports events, Dhaka Premier Cricket league was also halted as per direction of the government due to the virus. “It was the ... Read More »

Coronavirus: BCB halts Dhaka Premier Division Cricket League

Dhaka  — Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) on Monday halted the second round matches of the ongoing Bangabandhu Dhaka Premier League till March 31 over coronavirus outbreak. The decision was taken following a direction of Ministry of Youth and Sports to halt all the ongoing sports event of Bangladesh, said a media release from BCB. The board will take further decision ... Read More »

Premier Cricket: Mohammedan concede defeat to Shinepukur

Dhaka — Mohammedan Sporting Club lost their first game of Bangabandhu Dhaka Premier Division Cricket League to Shinepukur Cricket Club by five wickets at Khan Shaheb Osman Ali Stadium in Fatullah on Monday, before the league is halted by Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) later on the day to tackle coronavirus. BCB said in a press release sent on Monday evening ... Read More »

Mushfiqur hits ton to guide Abahani to flying start

Dhaka – A captain’s knock of 127 by Mushfiqur Rahim helped defending champions Dhaka Abahani Limited make a flying start in the Bangabandhu Dhaka Premier Division Cricket League outplaying Partex SC by 81 runs at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Mirpur on Sunday. Newly appointed Abahani captain Mushfiqur Rahim opted to bat first after winning the toss in the ... Read More »

New Zealand abandons ODI, T20 series over virus concerns

Sydney (AP/UNB) — Australia’s one-day international series against New Zealand has been abandoned after the New Zealanders had to rush home due to coronavirus precautions. The New Zealand government announced Saturday that all incoming passengers would be subject to a 14-day quarantine, from midnight Sunday. “A consequence of this is that we need to get our team back to New ... Read More »

Dhaka Premier League begins Sunday amid coronavirus fear

Dhaka — Dhaka Premier Division Cricket League, the most competitive domestic cricket event of the country, is all set to begin from Sunday amid the fear of COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) which has forced to postpone many sporting events around the world including a two-match T20I series between World XI and Asia XI in Bangladesh. The event is renamed to Bangabandhu ... Read More »

Expecting from me to surpass Mashrafe overnight is unfair: Tamim

Dhaka  —Newly appointed ODI captain of Bangladesh Tamim Iqbal, in this first media interaction after taking over captaincy from Mashrafe Bin Mortaza,  said on Saturday it will be unfair to expect from him overnight to surpass  Mashrafe. The southpaw batsman cum Tigers captain Tamim urged the fans to keep faith on him and give some time to improve his skills ... Read More »

Coronavirus outbreak made Pakistan tour tough: Nazmul

Dhaka — Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) president Nazmul Hassan Papon on Saturday said the 3rd and final phase of the Pakistan tour of Bangladesh National cricket team is now very tough due to spread of coronavirus globally. “The final decision is yet to be made. We’re in close contact with Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB). I hope the final decision will ... Read More »

Coronavirus: Mujib Borsho cricket matches, concert postponed

Dhaka  — The T20I series between World XI and Asia XI on the occasion of the birth centenary of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman has been postponed as a precautionary step to prevent the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). The two-match series was scheduled to be held in Dhaka on March 21 and 22. President of Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) Nazmul Hasan Papon ... Read More »

T20 Series: Bangladesh beat Zimbabwe by 9 wickets

Dhaka — Hosts Bangladesh completed a clean sweep in the two-match T20 home series outplaying Zimbabwe by nine wickets on Wednesday. Tigers have maintained their all-win record against Zimbabwe beating the tourist by 48 runs in the first T20I after their convincing wins in the one off-Test and three-match ODI series. Bangladesh won the toss and sent Zimbabwe bat first ... Read More »

Tigers meet Zimbabwe in last T20 Wednesday eying clean sweep

Dhaka  – Bangladesh will play Zimbabwe in the 2nd and last match of the two-match T20I series on Wednesday at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium here eyeing to whitewash the tourists. The match will begin at 6pm Bangladesh and Gazi TV will telecast it live. Bangladesh all-rounder Mahadi Hasan said they are looking to end the series on a high ... Read More »

Soumya Sarkar named in A-plus category in new central contract of BCB

Dhaka — After missing out on the central contract initially, Soumya Sarkar has finally been named in A-plus category of the newly-announced cricketers central contract with Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB). The board sent a press release on Tuesday evening confirming Soumya Sarkar’s  contract for white-ball cricket in the A-plus category along with confirming the category of the other national cricketers. ... Read More »

T20 Series: Tigers take 1-0 lead outplaying Zimbabwe by 48 runs

Dhaka — Riding on the fiery batting efforts by Liton Das and Soumya Sarkar, the high-flying Tigers outplayed Zimbabwe by 48 runs in the first match of the two-match T20I series at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium on Monday. Sent into bat first after losing the toss, Bangladesh posted a comfortable 200 runs. In reply, Zimbabwe were bundled out for 152 ... Read More »

Want to cement my place in the team: Soumya Sarkar

Dhaka – After smashing a match-winning knock of 62 off 32 balls against Zimbabwe on Monday evening, Bangladesh top-order batsman Soumya Sarkar insisted that he is only eager to cement his place in the national team. Riding on this knock of the southpaw, the Tigers registered a flying start in the two-match T20I series beating the visitors by 48 runs ... Read More »