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By Indo Asian News Service | IANS Adelaide, Jan 18 (IANS/CMC) Former West Indies captain Carl Hooper says he has no interest in becoming the next head coach of the Bangladesh cricket team. Hooper was reacting to claims by the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) media committee chairman Jalal Yunus that he was one of those interested in taking […]

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LAHORE: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has rejected the claim of its Bangladesh counterpart that the latter sent a request to the former regarding release of its players for the Bangladesh Premier League. Commenting on the media release issued by the Bangladesh Cricket Board on Jan 18, the PCB spokesman said, “In order to put […]

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BPL T20 kicks off

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Fireworks light up the sky at the grand opening ceremony of Bangladesh Premier League T20 tournament at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in capital’s Mirpur on Thursday. The grand opening ceremony of the Bangladesh Premier League T20 tournament was held in Dhaka on Thursday. President Zillur Rahman inaugurated the second edition of the competition at 6:30pm […]

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Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) on Wednesday decided that the second edition of Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) will start without any Pakistani players. “We have decided to kick off the BPL without Pakistani players,” BCB President Nazmul Hassan Papon told this to reporters during a press briefing at the BCB headquarters at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium […]

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Shakib Al Hasan talks on BPL, Dhaka Gladiators and more By Nazmus Saquib   On 14 January, the most expensive player of this season’s BPL (Bangladesh Premier League) – Shakib Al Hasan returned to the field after his long hiatus from cricket due to injury. After this practice session with his team Dhaka Gladiators, the […]

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'BPL to go ahead without Pakistani players'

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As Bangladesh's tour to Pakistan is becoming more uncertain, Pakistani players would not take part in the second Bangladesh Premier League (BPL). “BPL will continue anyway. It won't stop even if the Pakistani players are denied permission to join,” BPL Governing Council Chairman Afzalur Rahman Sinha said on Monday. “Maybe the tournament will lose some […]

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A 106-run fourth-wicket partnership between captain Mohammad Hafeez and Shoaib Malik helped Pakistan overcame a terrible start to pull off a thrilling last-over win the first Twenty20 International against India by five wickets at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore yesterday. It was a match of contrasting innings from Pakistan and India, as the hosts […]

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Sachin Tendulkar  Record-breaking India batsman Sachin Tendulkar has retired from one-day international cricket. In a statement, the 39-year-old said: “I feel blessed to have fulfilled the dream of being part of a World Cup-winning Indian team.” The ‘Little Master’ made his one-day debut in 1989 and collected 463 caps. He excelled in the 50-over format […]

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Bangladesh have agreed to tour Pakistan next month in the first visit by any country since armed militants attacked the Sri Lanka team bus in Lahore in 2009, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Zaka Ashraf said on Friday. “The Bangladesh board has conveyed to us their team’s visit is confirmed and they have also got […]

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Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan turned out to be the most expensive buy when the players’ auction of the second edition of Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) T20 was held at a posh city hotel yesterday. He was bought for 365,000 dollars by the Dhaka Gladiators. In fact, contrary to general expectations, it was the Bangladesh […]

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GOOD JOB NOT GOOD ENOUGH! Bangladesh opener Tamim Iqbal plays a cover drive during the lone T20I against the West Indies at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium yesterday. The dashing left-hander’s unbeaten 88 off 61 balls took Bangladesh towards the victory target of 198, but in the end fell short by 18 runs. A superb unbeaten […]

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Bangladesh players celebrate with their second major silverware after defeating the West Indies in the fifth and final ODI at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur yesterday. Photo: Firoz AhmedNaimul Karim For a moment it seemed like the game would never end. The nerves were jittery even when Bangladesh needed just four runs to win […]

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