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Six names in running for India national cricket coach job

Ravi Shastri

MNA Sports Desk: Ravi Shastri, India’s current head coach, and five other candidates have been shortlisted for Team India’s head coach job, news agency PTI reported. Apart from Shastri, who is currently on a 45-day extension after the World Cup 2019, Lalchand Rajput and Robin Singh are the other two Indians who have been shortlisted for the coveted job. Former New Zealand coach Mike Hesson, former Sri Lanka coach Tom Moody and former Afghanistan coach Phil Jones are the three foreign nationals shortlisted for the role. The candidates will give a presentation to the Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) headed by ...

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Brazil’s Jesus gets two-month ban for bad behaviour

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MNA Sports Desk: Striker Gabriel Jesus has been suspended from international matches with Brazil for two months because of bad behavior in the latest Copa América final. The governing body of South American soccer, CONMEBOL, also announced Wednesday that it fined the 22-year-old Jesus $30,000 for actions it considers insulting and defamatory during Brazil’s 3-1 win over Peru in the July 7 decider. Jesus was sent off after a second yellow card at the 70-minute mark in the South American cup final, reports the Associated Press. He protested the decision with hand gestures suggesting the referee had been paid off ...

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Shakib joins awareness campaign against dengue

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MNA Sports Desk: Bangladesh cricket superstar Shakib Al Hasan on Thursday joined a campaign to raise awareness against mosquito-borne dengue which has spread all over the country. The campaign was held at Banani Bidyaniketan School & College. “Dengue is now nearly an epidemic in the country which has never happened before. The virus is now spreading all over the country. So, I think everyone should be aware about it,” Shakib told the media. “Everyone should understand how serious it is. I am not affected by dengue now but I understand how painful it can be because I suffered once before,” ...

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Mushfiq completes 6000 ODI runs

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MNA Sports Desk: As the third Bangladeshi batsman after Tamim Iqbal and Shakib Al Hasan, wicketkeeper cum right handed batsman Mushfiqur Rahim completed 6000 runs in ODIs. He needed just eight runs in the 2nd match of three-match ODI series against Sri Lanka to complete 6000, reports UNB. Mushfiqur came in to bat after the dismissal of Tamim Iqbal and touched the lank-mark of 6000 runs in 201 innings of 215 matches featuring seven centuries and 37 half-centuries. The talented batsman started his career in 2006 against Zimbabwe. He did not get a chance to bat in his first two ...

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Tigers off to Sri Lanka to play ODI series

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MNA Sports Desk: Bangladesh National Cricket Team left Dhaka for Sri Lanka on Saturday to play a three-match ODI series against the hosts in Colombo. The Tigers departed from Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport around 12:45pm. The first match between Bangladesh and Sri Lanka will take place on July 26 while the remaining ones will be played on July 28 and 31. In the absence of Mashrafe Bin Mortaza, who has been ruled out of the series due to a hamstring injury just one day the before team’s departure, Tamim Iqbal will lead the Tigers in the series. “The series is ...

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England win Cricket WC after super over drama

England

MNA Sports Desk: England are crowned world champions for the first time. New Zealand tied England’s score of 15 in the super over but England were crowned champions as they had hit six more boundaries than the Kiwis during regulation play of 50 overs. As a result, according to the ICC rules, England were crowned champions even though the scores were level after the super over. England’s Ben Stokes and Jos Buttler took 15 off Trent Boult’s over. Jofra Archer bowled England’s over against Martin Guptill and Jimmy Neesham, who smashed a six off the second ball. With two runs required ...

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Mashrafe set to lead Tigers in Sri Lanka series

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MNA Sports Desk: Mashrafe Bin Mortaza will tour Sri Lanka and lead the Tigers in the three-match ODI series against the island nation. However, the participation of Shakib Al Hasan in this series is still uncertain. Liton Das, the middle-order batsman, will miss the tour as he is on leave till August 5 for his marriage formalities. “We’re close to finalising the squad for the Sri Lanka series. Shakib is still uncertain. He asked for rest. We’re discussing it. Liton will miss the tour for his marriage,” Habibul Bashar, a member of Bangladesh selector committee, told the media on Friday ...

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221 unlucky for both India & Bangladesh

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MNA Sports Desk: 221 remains an unlucky number for two Asian cricketing nations – India and Bangladesh. Both the teams’ score stood at 221 on their last game of this world cup. Bangladesh stopped at 221 after failing to chase Pakistan’s 315 in their last group stage game while India finished on 221 while chasing 239 of New Zealand in the first semifinal of ICC Cricket World Cup today. Hence for both the Asian teams, 221 will be a nightmare. New Zealand stormed the final of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 winning a thriller over India at Old Trafford ...

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India-New Zealand semifinal match to resume today due to rain

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MNA Sports Desk: The first semifinal match of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 between India and New Zealand will resume on Reserve Day on Wednesday after rain stopped play on Tuesday. The match will resume from New Zealand’s score of 211 for 5 in 46.1 overs Ross Taylor and Kane Williamson hit fifties for the Kiwis after they came under pressure from the Indian bowling attack. All five Indian bowlers bagged one wicket each before rain came down heavily . Earlier, New Zealand won the toss and decided to bat first against India. India playing XI Lokesh Rahul, Rohit ...

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Jesus, Firmino send Brazil into Copa Amercia final

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MNA Sports Desk: Brazil advanced to the final of the Copa America with a 2-0 win over old rivals Argentina in Belo Horizonte on Tuesday thanks to a goal in each half from Gabriel Jesus and Roberto Firmino. Jesus gave Brazil the lead in 19 minutes when Firmino sent in a low cross for the unmarked striker to side-foot home from close range. The two combined again on the counterattack after 71 minutes to make it 2-0 after great work from Jesus left Firmino with the simplest of tap-ins, reports Reuters. Sergio Aguero hit the bar with a header in ...

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Shakib, Mushfiqur in Anandabazar’s best World Cup XI so far

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MNA Sports Desk: More than half of the ICC World Cup 2019 has been played. If anyone asks you to make a dream team based on the performance of individuals so far, what would it look like? Well, Kolkata’s iconic newspaper Anandabazar Patrika has picked eleven players to draw up a dream XI for the tournament played until now, and both Shakib Al Hasan and Mushfiqur Rahim from Bangladesh side made it to the squad thanks to their sublime performance. The report said about Bangladesh ace all-rounder: Shakib has been simply extraordinary with both bat and ball. He keeps proving ...

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Shakib’s performance helps Bangladesh sink Afghanistan

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MNA Sports Desk: The all-round brilliance of Shakib Al Hasan has powered Bangladesh to a convincing 62-win against Afghanistan in their crucial World Cup clash at the Hampshire Bowl. It was a day of milestones for Shakib who became only the second player in history to score a fifty and pick up five wickets in a World Cup match after India’s Yuvraj Singh. The talismanic all-rounder also became the first Bangladeshi batsman to score 1000 runs in World Cup cricket on his way to reclaiming his position as the tournament’s leading scorer. Bangladesh posted a strong 262 for seven on ...

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Brazil have three goals disallowed in draw with Venezuela

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MNA Sports Desk: Copa America hosts Brazil had three goals ruled out and missed a series of chances as they were held 0-0 by Group A rivals Venezuela on Tuesday. Roberto Firmino had a goal chalked off late in the first half after the referee awarded a foul against the hosts, before substitute Gabriel Jesus found the net on the hour mark only for a Video Assistant Referee (VAR) review to deem Firmino offside in the build-up. Philippe Coutinho looked to have finally found the winner when he netted from close range but VAR intervened again, according to a Reuters ...

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Shakib, Liton stars as Tigers maul West Indies in high scoring match

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MNA Sports Desk: Riding on the back-to-back tons by Shakib Al Hasan and a brisk half century by Liton Das, Bangladesh outclassed West Indies by seven wickets with 51 balls to spare in their fifth game of the ongoing World Cup at Taunton on Monday. Chasing a record total of 321 runs, the rampant Tigers reached the target scoring 322 runs for three in 41.3 overs. Bangladesh never won a game in World Cups chasing as many runs. This win brought the Tigers to the 5th position of the points table. Shakib, who has been enjoying his best World Cup ...

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Neymar-less Brazil seal 3-0 victory over Bolivia

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MNA Sports Desk: It was not pretty, nor particularly convincing at times, but Brazil will take it – and so will Philippe Coutinho. With a little help from the struggling Barcelona star and a welcome hand from VAR, the Copa America hosts overcame the loss of Neymar and sealed a 3-0 victory over Bolivia that on another day could have finished with a result far less favourable to the South American giants. The Selecao caused the first stir of the Copa America as they walked out decked in white, a nod to their original colours that were all but jettisoned ...

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Rhodes hopeful of Shakib to be fit for Windies clash

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MNA Sports Desk: Bangladesh are optimistic that all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan will recover from a thigh injury in time for Monday’s World Cup match against West Indies in Taunton, their coach Steve Rhodes has said. Shakib strained a muscle in his left thigh while batting against England in Cardiff last week, but fought past the pain to make 121 runs as Bangladesh lost by 106 runs, reports Reuters. The 32-year old, who has scored 260 runs at the tournament so far, was a doubt for Tuesday’s match against Sri Lanka, which was subsequently abandoned, and Rhodes is confident the extra ...

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Rain delays Bangladesh-Sri Lanka match

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MNA Sports Desk: The toss of the World Cup match between Bangladesh and Sri Lanka at The County Ground in Bristol delayed due to rain. Rain ensured the covers remained on the pitch and square and prevented the toss taking place as scheduled at 3.30pm. Only 7.3 overs were possible in the match between West Indies and South Africa at Southampton on Monday. Sri Lanka’s match against Pakistan at Bristol on 7 June was abandoned without a ball being bowled. It is still not clear when the game can take to the field as the rain continues. UNB adds: The ...

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Mashrafe eyes semis spot in World Cup

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MNA Sports Desk: Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Bin Mortaza said their mission to seal the semifinal spot is still on the track as they have six matches at hand. The captain urged his side not to be panicked in the wake to successive defeats, stating that the Tigers are capable enough to turn the things around, BSS reports. ”Still six matches to go and hopefully others step up in those games because we have very important matches coming up,” Mashrafe said in the post-match presentation after their 106-run defeat to tournament favourties England. After their impressive 21-run win over mighty South ...

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New Zealand beat Bangladesh by 2 wkts

New Zealand

MNA Sports Desk: New Zealand held their nerve under the floodlights to beat Bangladesh by two wickets at The Oval on Wednesday. Chasing a modest target of 245, Ross Taylor and Kane Williamson shared a third-wicket partnership of 105 to put the Black Caps on course for a comfortable victory, but they lost six more wickets before notching up their second win of the tournament with 17 balls to spare. Set 245 to win, New Zealand was cruising at 218-5 in the 43rd over, but the loss in consecutive overs of allrounders Colin de Grandhomme and Jimmy Neesham left tailenders Mitchell ...

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Tigers off to flying start in ICC World Cup

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MNA Sports Desk: Bangladesh got off to a flying start in the ICC Cricket World Cup crushing South Africa by 21 runs in their first match at the Kennington Oval, London on Sunday. Chasing a target of 331 runs, the Proteas were restricted to 309 runs for eight in stipulated 50 overs. Mustafizur Rahman took three wickets conceding 67 runs in 10 overs while Mohammad Saifuddin scalped two for 57 runs in eight overs. Earlier, two brilliant half century by world number one all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan and former captain Mushfiqur Rahim helped Bangladesh post their highest-ever ODI total of ...

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Bangladesh to win only a match in World Cup: McCullum

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MNA Sports Desk: Former captain of New Zealand cricket team Brendon McCullum predicted Bangladesh can win only a match in the ICC World Cup 2019. In a facebook post, McCullum made predictions which team will win how many matches in the tournament where he placed the Tigers at bottom. The former NZ captain thinks Bangladesh can beat only Sri Lanka. Such prediction about Bangladesh team sparked an outcry on social media. Many reacted in the predictions. Among them, one wrote, ‘Yes, we will get victory just in a match, but it would be final game’. The former black cap captain ...

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ICC World Cup: Last-minute countdown on

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MNA Sports Desk: The wait is finally over. The 12th edition of ICC World Cricket World Cup is all set to begin in England and Wales on Thursday, with the opening match between the hosts England and South Africa at the Kennington Oval, London. The match will start at 3:30pm (BdST) and will be telecast in Bangladesh by Maasranga, GTV & BTV. At the same time, the live streaming of all the matches will be available through Rabbithole in YouTube and Bioscope (bioscopelive.com) in Bangladesh. In this edition of the World Cup, 10 Test-playing nations are the participants. The top ...

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Tigers’ World Cup theme song unveiled

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MNA Sports Desk: The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) and its team rights holder Unilever Bangladesh Limited jointly unveiled the official theme song of the Bangladesh Cricket Team on Saturday in a bid to give the side an impetus in the flagship event. The title of the theme song is “Khalbe Tiger, Jitbe Tiger, Tigers fans roaring, can you hear” — written by Pullok Anil, composed by Emon Chakrabartee, while Zoyat gave voice to it, BSS reports. BCB CEO Nizamuddin Chowdhury formally announced the unveiling of the theme song at the media block of the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium (SBNCS) in ...

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Shakib reclaims top spot in ODI all-rounder rankings

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MNA Sports Desk: Bangladesh got a further boost ahead of the ICC Cricket World Cup as the ace all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan finally reclaimed his number one spot in ICC ODI all-rounder rankings from the Afghanistan all-rounder Rashid Khan. Shakib, who is in No. 2 spot in both Test and T20 all-rounder rankings, is in top in ODI format with 359 points. Rashid Khan is now on the second spot with 339 points. The Bangladesh’s premier all-rounder basically regained the top spot on the basis of his terrific performance with both bat and ball in the recently concluded tri-series in ...

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Bangladesh’s 2015 win over England named as greatest moment in WC history

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MNA Sports Desk: Another ICC Cricket World Cup is knocking at the door. So ahead of the World Cup, the global governing body of cricket International Cricket Council (ICC) is arranging different features and competitions to make it more interesting. Among them, one of the competition was “Bira 91 ICC Cricket World Cup Greatest Moments” competition. Bangladesh’s victory over England in the 2015 tournament was selected as the winner of the competition, reports bdcrictime. For selecting the winner of this competition, ICC arranged a pole in their official website. Cricket fans and followers from all over the world voted for ...

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Bangladesh reach ODI final beating West Indies

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MNA Sports Desk: Bangladesh qualified for the tri-nations final in Ireland after another win over the West Indies on Monday. The West Indies reached Friday’s final after beating the tournament hosts Ireland on Saturday for a second time. But they lost for a second straight time to Bangladesh, when 247-9 was easily chased down by Bangladesh, which made 248-5 with 16 balls to spare. The match was won tamely on a wide delivery by Sheldon Cottrell, but it was an all-round effort by Bangladesh. Without haste, opener Soumya Sarkar scored 54 and Mushfiqur Rahim 63, and they were well supported ...

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Mumbai Indians clinch 4th IPL title

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MNA Sports Desk: Mumbai Indians (MI) beat Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in a thrilling encounter by one run to lift their 4th Indian Premier League (IPL) trophy. Needing nine to win off six balls, CSK’s star performer Shane Watson (80 off 59) got run out. Thereafter, veteran Lasith Malinga became the saviour for MI as he bowled tight lines to turn the tide in his side’s favour. Earlier, at one point CSK were cruising but MI bowlers took wickets in quick succession to bring their side back in the match. The biggest turning of the match was probably the runout ...

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