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BCB election on Oct 10

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The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) election will be held on Oct 10, the election commission, formed by the National Sports Council (NSC), announced on Thursday. Objections and hearing over the councillors’ list will be held on Sunday according to the schedule announced by the election commission. The candidates must submit their nomination within Oct 3 […]

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Mohammedan clinched a last-ball thriller against perennial rivals Abahani in a high-scoring encounter yesterday and maintained their winning run in the Dhaka Premier League with a 3-wicket victory at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur. There was no shortage of excitement all through the match and a sparse crowd had to wait till the last […]

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Bangladesh may host IPL

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Bangladesh may host the next season of the Indian Premier League (IPL) or at least some matches of the T20 tournament that overlap dates of Indian parliamentary elections due early next year, an Indian English daily reported on Tuesday. Quoting a top Indian cricket board official, The Indian Express reported that some of the matches […]

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Former Chief Justice Mahmudul Amin Chowdhury will lead a disciplinary committee of Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) which will hold trial of nine cricketers and officials accused of breaching BCB’s anti-corruption code. Speaking to The Daily Star, the former Chief Justice confirmed his acceptance of the role. “I have given my consent to the BCB with […]

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2 others accused of failing to report corruption On a cloudy day at a posh city hotel, a little light was shed on one of the darkest chapters of the country’s sporting history yesterday. David Richardson, the ICC CEO, announced that nine individuals, including three foreigners, had been charged with corruption in the second edition […]

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2 weeks given to plead guilty or defend themselves   Anti Corruption and Security Unit (ACSU) of the International Cricket Council (ICC) has found the involvement of nine individuals in match fixing in the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL), 2013. Of the nine individuals, seven have been charged with fixing-related offences, while the remaining two with […]

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The ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 will be staged in Australia and New Zealand from February 14 to March 29, the International Cricket Council (ICC) announced on Tuesday. On the opening day of the tournament, co-hosts New Zealand to face Sri Lanka in Christchurch and Australia to meet England, while the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) […]

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The continual delay of the Dhaka Premier Division Cricket League has caused issues for Bangladesh cricket’s development programme Bangladesh cricket’s development programme has been adversely affected by the five-month delay in the 2012-13 Dhaka Premier Division Cricket League (DPL), after the National Cricket Academy (NCA) player intake for 2013 remained deferred for almost the same […]

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India has offered a few venues in the east of the country to the ICC for the 2014 T20 World Cup which is to be hosted in Bangladesh. This is because the ICC is not sure whether Bangladesh will be able to complete the venues in Sylhet and Cox’s Bazar on time. Bangladesh is to […]

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Mushfiqur Rahim will lead Bangladesh until the end of this year, Bangladesh Cricket Board has decided. At a meeting, it also extended the tenure of current BCB selection committee until September this year, the board’s Media Committee Chairman Jalal Yunus said on Wednesday. Rahim had earlier announced he was standing down after losing to Zimbabwe […]

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India held their nerve to beat England by five runs in a tense finish to a rain-disrupted Champions Trophy final at Edgbaston on Sunday. In a match reduced to 20 overs a side, a fifth-wicket partnership of 64 between Eoin Morgan and Ravi Bopara put England in sight of a victory target of 130 and […]

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Like most Indians, I have followed cricket since I began to walk. It’s difficult to exactly say why we like the game of cricket more than football or even our national game, hockey. Maybe it had something to do with the way the cricketers conduct themselves and the way it is played — it is […]

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