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
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 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.
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
Shanto led impressively in the recent Tests against New Zealand, and also later during a white-ball tour of New Zealand. It is understood that the BCB had considered Shakib for the ODI captaincy, but the board went ahead with Shanto for the role after Shakib informed them of a condition in his eye.
Tamim Iqbal‘s Bangladesh future appears to be in limbo, after the batter was excluded from 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
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
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
Toss New Zealand opt to bowl vs Bangladesh With the aim of levelling the T20I series, New Zealand captain Mitchell Santner chose to chase in Mount Maunganui with rain a possibility in the afternoon. Bangladesh, who could win their maiden T20I series in New Zealand if results go their way, added a left-arm spinner into
Toss Bangladesh opt to bowl vs New Zealand With rain predicted later in the evening, Bangladesh captain Najmul Hossain Shanto won the toss in the second T20I and opted to chase against New Zealand in Mount Maunganui. Bangladesh are chasing a historic T20I series win in New Zealand after winning the first T20I two nights
Toss Bangladesh opt to bowl vs New Zealand With cloudy evening conditions welcoming both teams in Napier along with some rain predicted for the second innings, Bangladesh captain Najmul Hossain Shanto opted to chase at the toss in the first T20I against New Zealand. He also handed a debut to right-arm quick Tanzim Hasan Sakib.
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.
New Zealand 296 for 3 (Nicholls 95, Young 89, Mahmud 2-57) beat Bangladesh 291 (Sarkar 169, O’Rourke 3-47, Duffy 3-51) by seven wickets Soumya Sarkar cracked a career-best 169 out of Bangladesh’s total of 291 in the second ODI against New Zealand, but the visitors still fell well short in Nelson. Henry Nicholls hit 95
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
IPL 2024 is likely to be played between March 22 and the end of May, with the final schedule to be announced once the polling dates for India’s general elections have been finalised by the Election Commission. On the eve of the 2024 auction, the IPL also notified franchises about the availability of players in
30 overs New Zealand 239 for 7 (Young 105, Latham 92, Shoriful 2-28) beat Bangladesh 200 for 9 (Anamul 43, Clarkson 2-24, Sodhi 2-35, Milne 2-46) by 44 runs (DLS method) A power-packed partnership of 171 for the third wicket between centurion Will Young and captain Tom Latham led the way for New Zealand to
During the chase, South Africa were reduced to 9 for 2 in the third over, with Sultana Khatun having Laura Wolvaardt caught behind and Marufa Akter trapping Tazmin Brits lbw. Anneke Bosch and Sune Luus briefly steadied the hosts with a 41-run stand, before left-arm spinner Nahida Akter claimed her first wicket by having Bosch
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
Thirty batters were dismissed by spinners as 36 wickets fell in the Test in just 178.1 overs of action – the third-lowest number of balls bowled in a Test (1069) for that many wickets to fall – and Southee felt the pitch was far too much in favour of bowlers, making it an uneven contest.
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
South Africa 95 for 2 (Wolvaardt 49*) beat Bangladesh 94 for 6 (Mondal 42, Shorna 23, Hlubi 2-15, Klaas 2-23) by eight wickets A sensational opening burst from debutant Ayanda Hlubi coupled with Masabata Klaas‘ discipline set South Africa up for a series-levelling win in the last women’s T20I against Bangladesh in Kimberley. South Africa
Bangladesh 38 for 2 (Zakir 16*, Southee 1-8, Ajaz 1-13) and 172 lead New Zealand 180 (Phillips 87, 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 second Test
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
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 Spin took 13 out of the 15 wickets that fell on the first day of the Dhaka Test. New Zealand sunk to 46 for five in response to
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,