Sohag back for SA T20

July 2, 2015

Uncapped Jubair in for injured Taskin
Selectors on Wednesday recalled off-spinner Sohag Gazi and added leg-spinner Jubair Hossain in Bangladesh’s 14-man squad for the two Twenty20 internationals against visiting South Africa scheduled in next week. Sohag did not play for Tigers since he was suspended from bowling for a flawed action in October last year. He was cleared to bowl in February after Read more

SA expect to combat heat and Tigers

July 2, 2015

The sweltering heat and the new-found confidence of Bangladesh will be the biggest challenge for South Africa in the upcoming home series against Tigers, said batsman Faf du Plessis on Wednesday. Du Plessis will lead South Africa in two Twenty20 Internationals against Bangladesh next week before Hashim Amla takes over the charge for the one-day and Test series. Read more

SA take authorities by surprise with drone

July 2, 2015

Visiting South Africa sprung a surprise on Wednesday when they used a drone camera in their first training session, apparently to record the movement of the players. The team’s technical analyst Prasanna Agoram used the camera through a remote control to take an aerial view of the practice session, prompting an immediate protest from the Bangladesh Cricket Board. Read more

Razzak, Al-Amin picked for BCB XI

July 2, 2015

Veteran left-arm spinner Abdur Razzak and paceman Al-Amin Hossain were given a chance to prove their worth after they were picked to represent the Bangladesh Cricket Board XI in a Twenty20 warm-up game against visiting South Africa. The match is scheduled on July 3 at the Khan Shaheb Osman Ali Stadium in Fatullah. Opener Imrul Kayes was made the captain Read more

AFC asks Bangladesh to host U-19 matches

July 2, 2015

The Asian Football Confederation on Wednesday requested Bangladesh Football Federation to host the Group A AFC Under-19 Championship qualifying round matches after Sri Lanka declined to host the event. The Group A games of the AFC Under-19 Championship were originally scheduled to be held in Colombo from September 28 to October 8. Bangladesh have been drawn Read more

African trio ready to play for Bangladesh

July 2, 2015

Three African footballers eligible to represent Bangladesh national football team have accepted the offer of Bangladesh Football Federation to apply for the national citizenship. Guinean forward Ismail Bangoura, Ghanaian defender Samad Yussif and Nigerian forward Kingsley Chigozie had discussed the matter with the BFF officials in a meeting on Wednesday. Read more

Rani wins gold in C’wealth Chess

July 2, 2015

Bangladesh claimed their second medal in the Commonwealth Chess Championship when Women’s International Master Rani Hamid won gold medal in the senior age (over 60-year) group in New Delhi, India on Wednesday. Rani’s success came a day after Fide Master Mohammad Fahad Rahman had won the bronze medal in the Under-12 group. Rani completed her game Read more

Tigers’ CT berth not in real threat

July 1, 2015

Bangladesh Cricket Board’s chief executive officer Nizamuddin Chowdhury on Tuesday dismissed the fear that the planned tri-series in Zimbabwe could create any obstacle to Bangladesh’s Champions Trophy qualification. Pakistan, West Indies will join Zimbabwe in the tri-series in August hoping to overtake Bangladesh in one-day rankings and qualify for the tournament Read more

Tigers switch to Twenty20 mood

July 1, 2015

Bangladesh cricket team switched to Twenty20 mood ahead of their home series against South Africa when they played warm-up match at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium on Tuesday. Members of the national team and High Performance Unit were divided in BCB Red and Green, respectively led by national captain Mashrafee bin Murtaza and vice-captain Read more

Selectors to continue ‘until next meeting’

July 1, 2015

The Bangladesh Cricket Board extended the contracts of two selectors Minhajul Abedin and Habibul Bashar only until its next meeting, said an official on Tuesday. Minhajul and Bashar, who are serving the selection committee since 2011, ended their term on Tuesday and were expecting to get a fresh term after national cricket team’s recent successes. However, Read more

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