Not many chief selectors’ reigns are especially notable. In the modern era, there has generally been a regular turnover, almost everywhere. Some have been lengthy: David Graveney was around for 11 years in England; further back, Lawrie Sawle helped transform Australian cricket as national selector from 1982 to 1995. Last week came the end of
Fast bowler Mustafizur Rahman has been taken to hospital in Chattogram after taking a blow to the head during a Comilla Victorians training session at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium. Mustafizur fell down immediately after being hit by a ball on the left side of his head. The incident took place on Sunday morning while
Shakib Al Hasan‘s eye condition has kept him out of Bangladesh’s ODI and T20I squads for the upcoming home series against Sri Lanka. However on the same day that the selectors announced the squads for the Sri Lanka series, Shakib struck a whirlwind 31-ball 69 for Rangpur Riders in a BPL game in Chattogram. Shakib
Tamim Iqbal has opted out of the Bangladesh Cricket Board’s central contracts list for 2024. Among the 21 cricketers who were handed national contracts, Shoriful Islam and new captain Najmul Hossain Shanto got the all-format deals. Taskin Ahmed, who had the triple contract last year, now has the ODI and T20I deal with the BCB.
Gazi Ashraf Hossain, is happy to have open lines of communication between his panel and the players and team management, but he said it was important for selectors to have the freedom to make decisions. Ashraf had to address these concerns because of the perception that his predecessor Minhajul Abedin and his selection committee had
Tamim Iqbal‘s Bangladesh future continues to be in limbo, after being left out of the BCB’s central contracts list for 2024. Tamim had retired from international cricket for less than 24 hours in July last year, before the country’s Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina talked him out of it. He resigned from captaincy and made himself
Najmul Hossain Shanto has been appointed as Bangladesh’s captain in all three formats. Shanto has been handed the reins for a year, according to BCB president Nazmul Hassan. The news comes as a surprise at least in the T20I format, in which Shakib Al Hasan was set to lead till the upcoming T20 World Cup
Babar, Rizwan, Malik, Wasim, Nawaz leave for PSL While on a high, Rangpur, like other teams, will have to bear with the exodus of the Pakistan players. PSL teams will be expecting them to arrive this week, with the competition starting on February 17. The likes of Babar Azam, Mohammad Rizwan, Shoaib Malik, Mohammad Wasim
Bangladesh will play the two World Test Championship (WTC) matches against Sri Lanka in Sylhet and Chattogram in March. It will be the first time since they started playing at the Shere Bangla National Stadium in Dhaka, that Bangladesh won’t play at the ground in a Test series, as the venue will be busy hosting
Sylhet Strikers captain Mashrafe Mortaza has taken a break from this season’s BPL to concentrate on his political career. Mashrafe is a member of parliament – he was elected for a second time in the country’s general elections earlier this month. His party, the Awami League, has appointed him as the party’s whip in parliament.
Shoaib Malik has left the BPL abruptly after playing just three games for his team Fortune Barishal. In a conversation with Sports 24, the Fortune Barishal owner, Mizanur Rahman, said that Malik’s contract was “till February 14”, by when the team would have played nine of their 12 league games. “He left after the third
Bangladesh allrounder Nasir Hossain has been banned from all cricket for two years by the ICC for breaching the Emirates Cricket Board’s Anti-Corruption Code during the 2020-21 Abu Dhabi T10 League. He will be eligible to resume playing international cricket on April 7, 2025. Hossain was one of eight people associated with the Pune Devils
Is the Bangladesh dressing room a better place without some of the senior – even iconic – players around? At the end of what he called a “successful tour” of New Zealand, Chandika Hathurusinghe, the coach, stopped short of saying that, but did say that “the environment in the dressing room is much better”. Bangladesh
New Zealand 95 for 5 (Allen 38, Neesham 28*, Shoriful 2-17, Mahedi 2-18) beat Bangladesh 110 (Shanto 17, Santner 4-16, Southee 2-25) by 17 runs (DLS method) Mitchell Santner and James Neesham saved New Zealand the blushes by helping the hosts crawl back from 49 for 5 to seal victory in a low-scoring third T20I
Bangladesh 137 for 5 (Litton 42*, Sarkar 22, Southee 1-16, Santner 1-16) beat New Zealand 134 for 9 (Neesham 48, Santner 23, Shoriful 3-26, Mahedi 2-14) by five wickets The target of 135 looked briefly tricky for Bangladesh, but opener Litton Das held his nerve to anchor the chase and helped Bangladesh take a 1-0
Bangladesh 99 for 1 (Shanto 51*, Anamul 37) beat New Zealand 98 (Tanzim 3-14, Sarkar 3-18, Shoriful 3-22) by nine wickets Bangladesh’s seamers skittled New Zealand for 98 in a thumping nine-wicket win in the third ODI in Napier to help the visitors avoid a series whitewash. This was New Zealand’s lowest total against Bangladesh.
Player of the Match Anneke Bosch hit an unbeaten 65 from No. 3, her innings coming at just better than a run a ball and featuring seven fours. She added an undefeated 117 for the third wicket with Sune Luus, who remained 47 not out off 57 deliveries. That partnership came off just 20 overs,
East Zone are the new Bangladesh Cricket League (BCL) champions, getting their hands on the trophy after defeating North Zone by an innings and 112 runs in the final round of matches in the tournament, which ended on Wednesday. Khaled Ahmed was the standout performer for East Zone, as he completed an 11-wicket match haul
Yasir Ali, bowlers impress for East Zone East Zone‘s seven-wicket win against Central Zone in Chattogram put them on top of the Bangladesh Cricket League’s table. Yasir Ali struck a century to win the player-of-the-match award but it was their bowlers who played a big part on the win. Batting first, Central Zone reached 280
The schedule of the 2024 edition of the Bangladesh Premier League will clash, to varying extents, with those of five other T20 leagues in the January-February window. The BCB announced the schedule of the tournament – January 19 to March 1 – on Monday. The ILT20 in the UAE will be on from January 19
New Zealand 180 (Phillips 87, Mehidy 3-53, Taijul 3-64) and 139 for 6 (Phillips 40*, Santner 35*, Mehidy 3-52) beat Bangladesh 172 (Mushfiqur 35, Phillips 3-31, Santner 3-65) and 144 (Zakir 59, Ajaz 6-57, Santner 3-51) by four wickets New Zealand aced a thrilling fourth-innings chase in the Dhaka Test, beating Bangladesh by four wickets.
Hridoy, Naeem impress in rained out match Experienced top-order batter Naeem Islam and youngster Towhid Hridoy struck centuries in the rain-interrupted drawn BCL game between Central Zone and North Zone at the Sylhet Academy Ground. Naeem reached his 32nd century in the first innings as Central Zone finished with 281. He struck nine fours and
Bangladesh 172 and 38 for 2 (Zakir 16*, Southee 1-8, Ajaz 1-13) lead New Zealand 180 (Phillips 87, Jamieson 20, Mehidy 3-53, Taijul 3-64) by 30 runs Glenn Phillips provided a lesson on how to bat on a sharp turner, counterattacking his way to 87 off just 72 balls on the third day of the
New Zealand 55 for 5 (Mitchell 12*, Phillips 5*, Mehidy 3-17, Taijul 2-29) trail Bangladesh 172 (Mushfiqur 35, Shahadat 31, Philips 3-31, Santner 3-65) by 117 runs Rain prevented any play from happening on the second day of the second Test between Bangladesh and New Zealand in Mirpur. The day was abandoned at 1:55pm local
He was dismissed in the 41st over, after defending a delivery from Kyle Jamieson into the ground and then swatting the ball away with his right hand after it had bounced up wide outside off stump. New Zealand appealed immediately and it was upheld by the TV umpire Ahsan Raza. “A cricketer who has played
A high-energy group led by a proactive captain. Experienced cricketers putting together important partnerships. A mature bowler growing tactically strong. These are the ingredients that Bangladesh head coach Chandika Hathurusinghe found in the Sylhet Test and wants to work with going forward. He said last month that his real work begins after the World Cup,
Bangladesh 149 for 2 (Murshida 62*, Nigar 34*) beat South Africa136 for 8 (Bosch 67, Brits 30, Shorna 5-28) Sixteen-year-old Shorna Akther added a glorious chapter in Bangladesh Women’s cricket as they stunned South Africa in the first T20I in Benoni. Defending 149, the legspin-bowling allrounder picked up her maiden five-for to trigger a middle-order
Bangladesh 310 and 338 (Shanto 105, Mushfiqur 67, Patel 4-148) beat New Zealand 317 and 181 (Mitchell 58, Southee 34, Taijul 6-75) by 150 runs Taijul Islam scripted one of Bangladesh’s finest Test victories, as he took six wickets in the second innings to complete a 10-wicket match haul to help beat New Zealand by
Najmul Hossain Shanto will lead Bangladesh in both ODIs and T20Is during their tour of New Zealand in December. Shanto is currently leading the Test side against New Zealand, in the absence of regular captain Shakib Al Hasan and his deputy Litton Das. While Shakib remains out with his finger injury, Litton returns to both
Glenn Phillips knew that the opposition batters would get stuck into him for relief. He is the fifth bowler of a strong New Zealand attack. He was also bowling for the first time in a Test. Phillips the batter would have certainly tried to hit Phillips the bowler out of the park. It was this