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Women’s World T20 team announced

World T20

MNA Sports Desk: The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) on Tuesday announced a 15-member final squad of Bangladesh for the ICC Women’s World T20 beginning in West Indies on November 9. Bangladesh will play hosts West Indies in one of the three opening day matches, reported news agency. Bangladesh squad: Salma Khatun, Rumana Ahmed, Jahanara Alam, Fargana Haque, Khadija Tul Kubra, Fahima Khatun, Ayesha Rahman, Shamima Sultana, Nahida Akter, Panna Ghosh, Ritu Moni, Sanjida Islam, Nigar Sultana, Lata Mondol and Sharmin Akter Supta. Besides, four more cricketers are in the standby lists. They are Sharmin Sultana, Surya Azmin, Shaila Sharmin and ...

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Robi ends Bangladesh cricket sponsorship


MNA Sports Desk: Mobile network company Robi has pulled-out from its contract with the BCB as a sponsor of the Bangladesh national cricket team, reported news agency. The deal had also allowed Robi to brand on Bangladesh A team, Bangladesh U19 and Bangladesh national women’s cricket team. A media release from Robi claimed the decision to move out from the contract was based on the deal losing its relevance. BCB chief executive officer Nizamuddin Chowdhury informed that the board has already come to a decision to stop Robi branding on all BCB assets and that the issue has been forwarded ...

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Rhodes appointed Bangladesh Head Coach


MNA Sports Desk: The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has appointed former England wicketkeeper Steve Rhodes as the National Team Head Coach. Rhodes, 53, has agreed terms with the BCB which will see him in the Head Coach’s position up to the ICC World Twenty20 in Australia in 2020. He will take over in his new role ahead of the Bangladesh team’s Tour of West Indies 2018. The Bangladesh side is scheduled to leave for the Caribbean on 23 June to play two Tests, three ODIs and three Twenty20 internationals, says a BCB media release. Rhodes had appeared in 11 Tests ...

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Team announced for Women’s Asia Cup

Asia Cup

MNA Sports Desk: Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) on Wednesday announced a 15-member squad for the upcoming ACC Women’s Asia Cup T20I 2018, reported news agency. The six-nation women’s continental cricket event will be held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from June 3 to 10. Bangladesh team will leave for Kuala Lumpur at 2pm on Friday and will play the first game against Sri Lanka at Royal Selangor Club on June 3. Bangladesh T20I squad: Salma Khatun (captain), Nahida Akter, Rumana Ahmed, Panna Ghosh, Nigar Sultana, Lily Rani Biswas, Fargana Haque, Sanjida Islam, Khadaija Tul Kubra, Sharmin Sultana, Fahima Khatun, Jahanara Alam, ...

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Gary Kirsten to join BCB as consultant

Gary Kirsten

MNA Sports Desk: BCB President Nazmul Hassan Papon said that South African Gary Kirsten appointment as a consultant is in the final stages. He was talking to Sport scribes yesterday after the reception to honour former coach West Indian Gordon Greenidge, reported news agency. BCB chief literally surprised the reporters by saying that Kirsten was already working for the board. Kirsten, who is currently in India as the coach of IPL outfit Royal Challengers Bangalore might come to Bangladesh on May 21 when his IPL duties end. Bangladesh head coach role has been vacant since Chandika Hathurusingha resigned last year ...

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BD ‘disappointed’ at Australia tour cancellation


MNA Sports Desk: The Bangladesh Cricket Board said it was “really disappointed” that a Test tour of Australia had been scrubbed for financial reasons. Bangladesh had been scheduled to play two Tests and three One Day Internationals Down Under later this year but there was no mention of it when Australia’s schedule for the 2018-19 home season was published at the end of last month. “They have told us this series is not financially viable due to the off-season,” chief executive Nizam Uddin Chowdhury told news agency. “This is really disappointing. All the series we hosted were not always profitable. ...

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BCB excludes 6 cricketers from contract


MNA Sports Desk: Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) reduced the number of national cricketers under its central contract to 10 from exiting 16, excluding six national cricketers from their contract. Six-cricketer who excluded from the BCB central contract are: opening batsman Soumya Sarkar, top order batsman Imrul Kayes, all rounders Sabbir Rahman and Mosaddek Hossain Saikat, pacers Taskin Ahmed and Kamrul Islam Rabbi. BCB President Nazmul Hassan Papon made this announcement to the pressmen after the day’s Executive Committee meeting. Nazmul did not make any announcement that there will be any increase in the salary of the national contracted cricketer as per ...

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BCB accepts Halsall resignation


MNA Sports Desk: The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has accepted the resignation of the assistant coach of the national team Richard Halsall, said a BCB media release. “Richard has officially submitted his resignation. We understand that his decision is from family considerations and he wishes to stay close to home especially to be by the side of his ailing father. The Board respects his priorities and has accepted the resignation,” BCB CEO Nizam Uddin Chowdhury said. “Richard has been an integral member of the Bangladesh team management during the last four years and part of many successes of the national ...

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Tigers practise in full force


MNA Sports Desk: Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has included practice matches for the tigers of the Bangladesh National Cricket team for the ensuing Tri-nations series. BCB on Tuesday announced the revised practice schedule for the tri-nation series and Sri Lanka’s tour of Bangladesh. The tri-nation series involves Zimbabwe and Sri Lanka. Some 32 players of the preliminary squad of Bangladesh team started their practice from the past week. After the tri-series, Bangladesh will host Sri Lanka for two Tests in Chittagong and Dhaka respectively. Fixture of Sri Lanka tour of Bangladesh: 1st Test: 31 January -4 February, Chittagong 2nd Test: ...

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U-19 Cricket World Cup team announced

Cricket World Cup

MNA Sports Desk: Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) on Wednesday announced a 15-member final squad for the ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup beginning in New Zealand on January 13 next year. Bangladesh was put in Group C of the Under-19 World Cup with Namibia, Canada and England. In the group matches, Bangladesh will play Namibia in one of the four opening day match on January 13 at Bert Sutcliffe Oval in Lincoln, Canada on January 15 at the same venue and will face England on January 18 at John Davies Oval in Queenstown. Bangladesh team is expected to leave for New ...

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Why BCB body function not illegal: HC


MNA Sports Desk: The High Court on Tuesday issued a rule seeking explanation that why the function of the current Board of Directors committee of Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) will not be declared illegal. However, it passed no order in response to a writ petition that sought bar on the BCB’s annual general meeting (AGM) and extraordinary general meeting (EGM). The HC vacation bench comprising Justice S M Emdadul Hoque and Justice Bhishmadev Chakrabortty issued the rule following a writ petition seeking its directive to stop the activities of the Board of Directors of BCB and holding its AGM and ...

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NSC can’t interfere in BCB: SC


MNA Sports Desk: The Appellate Division of the Supreme Court (SC) on Wednesday disposed of an appeal against High Court order that declared illegal the amended constitution of BCB (Bangladesh Cricket Board). A three-member Appellate Division panel headed by chief justice Surendra Kumar Sinha passed the order with observation that the National Sports Council is not allowed to interfere in BCB’s authority. “As per today’s order, only Bangladesh Cricket Board can amend its constitution, not NSC,” a lawyer involved with the case said. The High Court on 27 January 2013, had declared the amended constitution of BCB illegal. NSC and ...

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Australia to play two tests in August: BCB chief


MNA Sports Desk: Australia cricket team will visit Bangladesh in August to play the pre-scheduled two-match Test series, which was postponed on October 2015 due to security concerns, said Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) chairman Nazmul Hasan Papon on Friday. The BCB chief came up with the announcement while talking to journalists after returning from ICC meeting in Dubai. BCB President said, “Cricket Australia (CA) chairman David Peever confirmed me that they are going to send the team to Bangladesh in August as per the schedule for the two-match Test series.” Australia have not played in Bangladesh since Ricky Ponting’s team ...

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PM awarded Tk 2 crore to National cricket team

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MNA Sports Desk: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina hands over cheques to the national cricket team’s Test captain Musfiqur Rahim and ODI captain Mashrafe Bin Mortaza for the team’s excellent performance in the recent tour to Sri Lanka. Prime Minister was abuzz with a huge number of sports celebrities last night as the premier honoured them through a gala reception at Ganabhaban. As many as 339 athletes, coaches and officials attended the over one-hour long programme at the PM’s official residence. Bangladesh Mashrafe Bin Murtaza received Tk 1 crore while Mushfiqur Rahim Tk 1 crore from the prime minister. The Bangladesh ...

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Bangladesh Premier League to restart from Nov 8


MNA Sports Desk: The Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) authorities have decided to restart the tournament on 8 November because of stubborn rain of the first two days. After the opening day’s matches, pitting defending champions Comilla Victorians against Rajshahi Kings and Rangpur Riders and Khulna Titans, were abandoned on Friday, the Barisal Bulls-Chittagong Vikings tie, too, was washed out on Saturday as the teams shared the points on all three occasions. Like the opening day, persistent rain has forced both of the second day’s play of the T20 Cricket abandoned at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Mirpur. The Bangladesh Cricket ...

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BCB announced test squad with four new faces

test squad

MNA Sports Desk: Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) on Sunday selected first test squad including four new faces against England. The first test will be played in Chittagong on 20-24 October. The test squad will be led by Mushfiqur Rahim with Tamim Iqbal acting as his deputy. Sabbir Rahman, a regular face in the ODI and T20 squads, is in line to make his Test introduction, as all-rounder Mehedi Hasan Miraz and wicketkeeper-batsman Nurul Hasan made the cut. This year Miraz led the under-19 team in the Youth World Cup earlier. He now is on the edge of earning his first ...

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Mustafiz missed Sunday’s match due to shoulder injury


MNA Sports Desk: Bangladeshi superstar and Sussex pace-man Mustafizur Rahman missed Sunday’s Royal London One Day Cup match against Gloucestershire due to a shoulder injury. The fast bowler was feeling pain during the last match, his second in the Natwest T20 Blast, which prompted his club to rest him for today’s game. “The previous shoulder pain has returned. I have met a physician here.” Mustafiz told to media over phone from England on Sunday. The Satkhira lad is scheduled to undergo a scan on his shoulder today or tomorrow. His teams and the fans need to wait till then. He ...

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BCB devised about Mustafizur

The name Mustafizur is now a buzzing word in the IPL but BCB is devised about Mustafizur and keen on preventing anything going wrong with the magical boy. He is at the center point of discussion and eagerness of all crickets playing nation around the world. At the time of attending the conference of ICC the president of BCB Nazmul Hassan Papon was questioned a surprising question by the president of the cricket Australia. Mustafizur has achieved respect from the cricket world by his magical bowling with an array of bowling tricks up his sleeve. The board chief said his ...

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