Country’s largest industrial conglomerates Bashundhara Group will sponsor the upcoming Bangladesh National Cricket team’s home series (three Tests and five ODIs) against Zimbabwe. Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) confirmed the news during the title sponsorship declaration ceremony of Bangladesh-Zimbabwe series at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Mirpur, Dhaka on Monday. Meanwhile, BCB Director and Media Committee Chairman Jalal Younus praised Bashundhara Group during the press meet. “It is a pleasure to say that country’s one of the largest business groups and the key promoter in Bangladesh sports arena, Bashundhara Group, are with Bangladesh cricket for the next home series... more ›
Visiting Zimbabwe began their Bangladesh campaign on a frustrating note as they were all out for 241 runs in 76.2 overs in the first innings on the first day of the three-day preparation match against BCB XI at the Khan Saheb Osman Ali Stadium in Fatullah on Monday. Batting first after winning the toss, Zimbabwe got early batting jolt as Bangladesh pacer Robiul Islam claimed the wicket of opener Vusi Sibanda by an in-swinger in the third over with scoreboard showing 9 for 1 in 2.1 overs. But, another opener Brian Chari pairing with one down Sikandar Raza repaired the early damage contributing 63 runs in the 2nd wicket stand before both fell... more ›
The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) announced a 14-member final squad for the first Test against Zimbabwe on Sunday where promising under-19 leg spinner Jubair Hossain has been called up in the 14-man squad. The rookie Jubair was excited to get a chance to play for the national team for the first time ever. He talked to the media during the practice session at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Mirpur on Monday. “Every cricketer has a dream to play for national team. My dream has come true for being a part in Bangladesh National Cricket Team for the first time.... more ›
A young footballer lost his life in India’s north-east over the weekend after injuring his spinal cord while celebrating a goal he had scored, newspapers reported on Monday. Peter Biaksangzuala, 23, fell backwards on his head as he took a series of somersaults after scoring the equaliser for his team in a local match in Khawzawl town close to India’s eastern border with Myanmar last Tuesday, the Times of India said. As he lay on the ground in pain, unsuspecting team-mates jumped on him to celebrate before they realised the extent of the injury and summoned an stretcher to rush him to hospital. Biaksangzuala died on Sunday after his condition deteriorated in... more ›
Pakistan hope to end a 20-year drought against Australia when they meet in the first of two Tests in Dubai from Wednesday but they are hobbled by the absence of spin king Saeed Ajmal. Ajmal, who has been suspended due to an illegal bowling action, has single-handedly ruled the dry and slow tracks of Pakistan’s neutral venues in the United Arab Emirates, especially at Dubai where he has 37 wickets in six Tests, three of which Pakistan won. That includes 24 wickets in a 3-0 rout of England in 2012. Pakistan have also lost frontline seamers Junaid Khan and Wahab Riaz — both through knee injuries — and have to rely on... more ›
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