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Cricketer Bijoy accused of beating youth

A complaint was filed against national cricket team player Anamul Haque Bijoy on Sunday for beating and stabbing a young man in Kushtia, reports UNB news agency on Monday.Abdul Halim, father of victim Motaleb Hossain Bappy, 24, filed the case with Kushtia Model Police Station on Sunday night.Abdul Halim complained that Bijoy’s family had been living at a rented out ... Read More »

100 mph delivery caused by a bird!

A low-flying seagull was blamed for interfering with the speed gun on Friday when New Zealand’s Neil Wagner bowled a ball clocked at 160 kilometres (99.4 miles) per hour — one of the quickest on record.The surprise missile from Wagner, whose normal bowling speed is in the low 130s, lit up social media before the speed radar’s operators said the ... Read More »

Starc to miss World T20

Australia pace spearhead Mitchell Starc will have ankle surgery and is “unlikely” to play in the World Twenty20 tournament in India next year, Cricket Australia said on Thursday.Starc, who has had trouble with his right ankle stemming back to the Ashes series in England this year, suffered a stress fracture of the same foot in the day-night third Test against ... Read More »

Shakib lost no 1 spot in test

India’s Ravichandran Ashwin has toppled Bangladesh’s Shakib Al Hasan from the top spot in the ICC’s ranking for Test allrounders.The game’s governing council published the rankings after the conclusion of the Test series between India and South Africa.The right-arm offspinner took seven wickets and scored a half-century in India’s resounding 337-run win in the fourth Test in Delhi that gave ... Read More »

ICC to stage world T20 in US

Cricket chiefs hope to stage a Twenty20 World Cup in the United States within a decade as the game ramps up efforts to crack the huge American sports market, a report said Tuesday.The International Cricket Council’s head of global development Tim Anderson said the world governing body had ambitions to further popularise the sport in a country more used to ... Read More »

Windies loses to CA XI

The West Indies lost their warm-up for next week’s opening Test against Australia with a resounding 10-wicket defeat to the Cricket Australia XI in Brisbane on Saturday.The tourists managed to avoid an innings defeat with skipper Jason Holder scoring 65 to leave the home side just 10 runs to win.CA XI openers Tim Paine (6) and Jake Carder (7) needed ... Read More »

Victorians crush Vikings

Comilla Victorians took the top slot in the 3rd Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) points table after the 2nd phase of the league with a six-wicket victory over Chittagong Vikings at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium on Thursday.Replying to Ctg Vikings’ 136/5, Comilla Victorians scored 142 for 5 in 19.4 overs to register their 5th win in the league riding on the ... Read More »

Superstars gets their first victory

All round performance from Ravi Bopara and calm knock by captain Mushfiq gives Sylhet Superstars their first victory in this year BPL tournament. Loosing the toss Comilla Victorians started well as their openers scored 56 runs for the first wicket. Liton Das seemed to getting back in to form as he scored 42 runs. Imrul also get among runs. He ... Read More »

Mahmadullah, Cooper helps Bulls to win

A captaincy knock by Mahmudullah and Kevib Cooper produced a fierce bowling spells helped Barisal Bulls to record their third victory in the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) beating Chittagong Viking by 33 runs held on Monday at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium.Chasing, a winning target of 171 runs set by Barisal Bulls, Chittagong found the chase very stiff losing early ... Read More »

England clean sweeps Pakistan

Paceman Chris Woakes starred for a second match in succession as he defended ten runs in the last over to help England win the third and final Twenty20 in a Super Over finish in Sharjah on Monday.Woakes conceded seven off the first two deliveries thanks to a six but managed to tie the game off the last ball as Pakistan ... Read More »

Fury stuns Klitschko to become world champion

Britain’s Tyson Fury pulled off one of the great boxing upsets as he outpointed Wladimir Klitschko to become heavyweight champion of the world. It was a dour and often messy fight but Fury, courtesy of his superior boxing skills, fully deserved to be awarded a unanimous decision.Klitschko, whose nine-year reign as champion was brought to an end, simply could not ... Read More »

England takes T20 series

England wrapped up victory in the T20 series against Pakistan after a thrilling three-run victory in Dubai.Captain Shahid Afridi’s late cameo – 24 off eight deliveries – was not enough to help Pakistan over the line after England finished on 172-8.James Vince (38) top scored for England, with stand-in captain Jos Buttler (33) and opener Jason Roy (29) also chipping ... Read More »

Riders got heavy defeat from Victorians

Comilla Victorians completed their first phase of the franchise-based 3rd Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) with a convincing 9-wicket victory against Rangpur Riders in the 11th Twenty20 league match at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Mirpur on Thursday.Replying to Rangpur Riders’ league lowest score of 82 runs, Comilla Victorians drew the winning line scoring 84 runs losing only one wicket in ... Read More »

Superstars loosing streak continues

Dhaka Dynamites beat Sylhet Superstars by 34 runs in the 12th match of the franchise-based 3rd Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Mirpur on Friday.Chasing a target of 177 runs, Sylhet Super Stars were forced to fold their innings at 132 in 19.5 overs with Nurul Hasan scoring the highest not out 35 off 22 balls ... Read More »

Riders rode on Shakib’s all round performance

Mohammad Shahid bagged four wickets conceding only 12 runs but still finished on the losing side as Rangpur Riders defeated Sylhet Super Stars by six runs in a tight match in the Bangladesh Premier League on Thursday.Batting first, Rangpur could only manage 109 in the stipulated 20 overs as only three of their batsmen reached double figures.Shakib Al Hasan was ... Read More »

Mustafiz,spinners gives Dynamites easy vistory

National bowlers Nasir Hossain and Mustafizur Rahman both grabbed three wickets each as Dhaka Dynamites comfortably beat Chittagong Vikings by six wickets on Thursday’s second game of the Bangladesh Premier League.The Bangladesh duo is not only wicket-takers, but also economic as well, as Nasir conceded only 12 runs in 4 overs while Mustafizur gave away 14 in 3.4 overs.Only three ... Read More »

New look England flattens Pakistan

A new-look England beat clumsy Pakistan by 14 runs in the first Twenty20 international to take a 1-0 lead in the three-match series in Dubai on Thursday.England scored a challenging 160-5 in their 20 overs with Sam Billings hitting a maiden half century before Pakistan were bowled out for 146 off the last ball in another rollercoaster batting display at ... Read More »

Shakib banned for one match

Shakib Al Hasan has been slapped with a one-match suspension for hurling invective in a breach of the Code of Conduct of Bangladesh Cricket Board.The Rangpur Riders captain was also fined Tk 20,000 on two counts of the violation during Thursday’s match against Sylhet Superstars at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Mirpur.The BCB in a media statement issued after ... Read More »

Victorians get second straight win

Bowlers have put in a superlative show in a lowscoring match to help Comilla Victorians to a comfortable eight-wicket victory against Barisal Bulls in the Bangladesh Premier League.The Bulls were skittled out for a measly 89 in the 18.3 overs after electing to bat at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium on Wednesday.Nuwan Kulasekera, Ashar Zaidi and Abu Hider Rony kept ... Read More »

All rounder Shakib guides Riders to victory

Shakib Al Hasan bagged four wickets conceding only 14 runs while Thisara Perera bagged three to guide Rangpur Riders to a 69-run win over Dhaka Dynamites in their Bangladesh Premier League match on Wednesday.Batting first, Rangpur scored 176 thanks to Lendl Simmons’ 51 and Mohammad Mithun’s 34. Perera and Shakib added 27 and 24 respectively. Defending the score, Rangpur skipper ... Read More »

Mashrafe guides Victorians to an easy win

Captain Mashrafe Bin Mortaza has put on a fine show with the bat to lead Comilla Victorians to a seven-wicket victory with Marlon Samuels.A combined batting effort helped the Vikings to 176 for 4 after being put to bat at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Mirpur on Tuesday.After another failure from the Victorians’ openers, Mashrafe (56), who promoted himself ... Read More »

Al Amin’s hat trick gives Bulls second victory

Al-Amin Hossain’s five-wicket haul that included maiden hat-trick of BPL, helped Barisal Bulls win a low-scoring one-run thriller against Sylhet Superstars.Replying Barisal Bulls 108, Sylhet Super Stars finished at 107 for 9 in 20 overs.Al-Amin Hossain who was adjudged man of the match made the tournament’s maiden hat-trick in this match with his five-wicket haul conceding economic 36 runs in ... Read More »

Bulls begins BPL with win

Barisal Bulls started Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) campaign with a 13-run victory against Rangpur Riders at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Mirpur on Monday. Replying to Barisal Bulls’ 155 runs in the 4th BPL Twenty20 match on the day, Rangpur Riders finished for 142/10 in 20 overs.Mohammad Mithun scored highest 55 runs off 32 balls involving five fours and two ... Read More »

Amir takes Ctg to a 1 run win

Chittagong Vikings sealed first victory in their 2nd match of the 3rd Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) beating Sylhet Super Stars in a nerve-shattering match at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Mirpur on Monday.Chittagong Vikings conceded a two-wicket defeat to Rangpur Riders in the last ball thriller in the opening match on Sunday.Chasing 181 runs to win the match, Sylhet Super ... Read More »

BPL hit by irregularity on day two

Organisers of Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) have broken the rules they made on the second day of the tournament.The match between Sylhet Superstars and Chittagong Vikings saw an impasse over playing foreign players on Monday.The BPL Governing Council later violated the rule to play four foreign players in a team, letting the Sylhet franchise play with two foreigners.The match started ... Read More »

Dynamites ease past Victorians

Dhaka Dynamites to secure a six-wicket victory against Comilla Victorians in their first match of the franchise-based Twenty20 format 3rd Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Mirpur on Sunday. Replying to Comilla Victorians’ 110, Dhaka Dynamites reached their target scoring 112 runs for 4 in 19.2 overs.Nasir Jamshed and Kumar Sangakkara pair contributed 55 runs in ... Read More »

Riders get dramatic victory

Pakistan batsman Misbah-ul-Haq hit 61 off 39 balls to lead Rangpur Riders to a two-wicket victory over Chittagong Vikings in the opening match of the Bangladesh Premier League’s third edition at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Mirpur on Sunday.Chasing 188, Rangpur Riders lost four wickets, with just 23 runs on the board, but Misbah and Thisara Perera, who slammed 43 ... Read More »

Suarez scores twice as Barca thrash Real

Barcelona moved six points clear at the top of La Liga as Luis Suarez scored twice in a dominant victory over Real Madrid at the Bernabeu.The visitors controlled El Clasico throughout, opening the scoring early on when Luis Suarez struck from 16 yards, before Neymar sidefooted home.Andres Iniesta finished off a fine team move to add a third after the ... Read More »

Namibian cricketer van Schoor dies at 25

Namibia wicketkeeper-batsman Raymond van Schoor has died in Windhoek at age 25, five days after suffering a stroke during a match. Van Schoor was batting on 15 during Namibia’s five-wicket win over Free State in a CSA Provincial One-Day Challenge contest when he collapsed on field and was taken by ambulance to a local hospital.Van Schoor remained hospitalised since then ... Read More »

England takes ODI series against Pakistan

Jos Buttler hit the fastest one-day hundred by an Englishman to guide England to an 84-run win over Pakistan in the fourth and final day-night international in Dubai on Friday for a 3-1 series triumph.Buttler’s 52-ball 116 not out — his hundred coming off just 46 deliveries — coupled with a maiden century by opener Jason Roy lifted England to ... Read More »