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  • Afghan women swimmers defy threats for Olympic dream

    There are just 30 pools in Afghanistan, only one which welcomes girls -- and it is facing militant threats for doing so. Nevertheless a handful are diving in, pioneers racing to achieve Olympic glory in Tokyo.

  • Zim beat Afg to keep ODI series alive

    Tarisai Musakanda hit 60 as Zimbabwe kept their five-match ODI series alive with a three-run win over Afghanistan in Harare on Tuesday.

  • Afghanistan's captain Mohammad Nabi

    Nabi becomes first Afghan player to be picked in IPL

    On Monday, Mohammad Nabi became the first ever Afghanistan player to be picked by in the history of Indian Premier League (IPL).

  • Afghanistan edge Zimbabwe in rain-hit ODI

    Afghanistan edged Zimbabwe by 12 runs in the first one-day international on Thursday but only after heavy rain had washed away home hopes.

  • Germany's cricket boom poised to hit the silver screen

    A boom of interest in cricket in Germany, fuelled by the influx of asylum seekers from Pakistan and Afghanistan, is a tale poised to hit the silver screen.

  • Bangladesh

    Crossing the line

    Pitch invasion by a fan is nothing new in the sporting world. But in the context of Bangladesh, Sunday night's pitch invasion by what appeared to be an 'emotionally charged' fan while the Tigers were bowling against Afghanistan in the third and final ODI was something unique.

  • Cops interrogating pitch-invader

    The individual, who entered the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium ground during the third and final ODI between Bangladesh and Afghanistan, is being quizzed by police.

  • Bangladesh pip Afghanistan to record their 100th ODI win

    A century from Tamim Iqbal and a disciplined three-wicket haul from Mosharraf Hossain, who returned to ODI cricket after a gap of eight years, lead Bangladesh to a 2-1 victory in the 3-match series against Afghanistan at Mirpur stadium.

  • Tigers reach 100th win, seal series

    Bangladesh notch up their 100th win in ODIs when they thump Afghanistan by 141 runs and take the 3-match series 2-1 at Mirpur stadium.

  • 'No issues with Mushy'

    Mushfiqur Rahim may be one of the most consistent and hardworking batsmen of the national team. But in the last year or so he has been making headlines for a few unfortunate reasons.

  • Mashrafe keeping it in perspective

    Nearly 11 months later Bangladesh are in a bit of a pickle. A fortified territory that some of the world's best teams could not breach last year is now in danger of collapsing against the most unexpected of opponents -- Afghanistan.

  • Tigers' last chance to get it right

    Bangladesh go into the series decider at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium today facing a situation they would not have expected before the series.

  • ‘Bangladesh have the confidence and belief to win’

    Even though Afghanistan outplayed Bangladesh to level the 3-match ODI series, Tigers captain Mashrafe Mortaza does not want to dwell in the collective failure and allow any negativity to affect his team’s approach for the final game on Saturday at Mirpur Stadium.

  • Did clear thinking expire in 2015?

    There was a reason why Bangladesh fans were so eager for the ODI series against Afghanistan and England to start, and that

  • Mosharraf included in squad for third ODI

    Bangladesh Cricket Board announces the 14-man squad for the third and final ODI on October 1 against Afghanistan.

  • Mosharraf

    Mosharraf joins training camp

    Mosharraf Hossain, the 34-year old left-arm spinner and useful late order batsman joins the training camp of Bangladesh cricket team at Mirpur Stadium.

  • Mosaddek makes debut, Afghans to bowl first

    Young Mosaddek Hossain Shaikat will get the opportunity to serve his country on the cricket field as he was selected in the Bangladesh team to face Afghanistan in the second game of the 3-match ODI series at Mirpur Stadium.

  • Tigers stalking wounded Afghans

    Having been at the receiving end of a shattering loss in the first One-Day International, Afghanistan will hope to restore parity and prevent Bangladesh from clinching their 100th win in the must-win second ODI in Dhaka on Wednesday (September 28).

  • 100th ODI win beckons Bangladesh

    If Tigers go on to win the second game of the 3-match ODI series against Afghanistan on September 28, Mashrafe and his boys will create history by notching up the 100th win in ODI matches for Bangladesh.

  • 'Enjoy batting at number 4'

    Since his debut in international cricket close to a decade ago Mahmudullah Riyad has batted in a number of positions. There

  • Soumya Sarkar

    Soumya tastes duck for the first time

    Bangladesh cricketer Soumya Sarkar is sent back to the pavilion for a duck for the first time in his career during the first game of the 3-match ODI series against Afghanistan at Mirpur Stadium.

  • Bangladesh come out in front by seven runs

    Bangladesh manage to beat a spirited Afghan side by seven runs in the first game of the 3-match ODI series at Mirpur stadium.

  • Afghanistan ready for a scrap

    Most Bangladeshi fans may have one eye on the England series next month, but for Afghanistan this is the biggest chance they

  • 'The first hour is vital for us'

    Bangladesh's ODI series against Afghanistan that gets underway today may have taken on the feel of a sideshow, considering

  • Afghans defend 233 against BCB XI

    In the only practice game ahead of the three-match ODI series due to begin on September 25, Afghanistan manage to defend a below-par total to beat BCB XI by 66 runs at Fatullah.

  • Ban-Afg tickets on sale online

    Tickets go on sale from for the three matches on September 25, 28 and October 1, and can be bought at, the official ticketing partner for the series.

  • Shaikat surprise for Afghan series

    Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) announces the 13-member squad for the first and second one-day international matches against Afghanistan.

  • Afghans in town

    Afghanistan national cricket team arrives to take part in the three-match ODI series against Bangladesh starting from September 25 at the Sher-e- Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur.

  • Tamim batting again

    Bangladesh opener Tamim Iqbal seems to have recovered in time from a finger fracture and is now looking good to play a part in the Afghanistan series

  • Afghanistan

    Afghan ODIs to start at 2:30pm

    The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) have confirmed that the three ODIs between Bangladesh and Afghanistan will be day-night