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Ahsan Zaheer passes away

Ahsan Zaheer passes away

Ahsan Zaheer, the first cricketer to score a century in competitive cricket in Bangladesh, passed away at Birdem hospital in Dhaka this afternoon. The 60-year-old great compatriot and a popular figure amongst both the media and the cricketing fraternity, Zaheer died hours after his elder brother passed away last night. According to ex-cricketers, Zaheer had...

Busy 2015 for Tigers

Busy 2015 for Tigers

The cricket operations committee of BCB was not in favour of sending the national team to Zimbabwe for a three-match ODI series prior to the World Cup; instead they wanted to play a series of one-dayers in Dubai in January next year. International Cricket Council's High Performance Unit invited Bangladesh and Zimbabwe to play...

BCB XI beat Zimbabwe by 88 runs

BCB XI beat Zimbabwe by 88 runs

Bangladesh Cricket Board's (BCB) XI team today beat the visiting Zimbabwe team by 88 runs at Chittagong’s Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium. BCB XI won the practice match that was played ahead of Bangladesh’s five-match one day series (ODI) after the Tigers whitewashed Zimbabwe 3-0 in the Test series. Losing the toss, BCB XI scored 282...

BCB spells Tigers’ squad for ODI matches

BCB spells Tigers’ squad for ODI matches

Bangladesh Cricket Board today announced the Tigers’ squad for the first two one day internationals (ODI) of the five-match series against Zimbabwe, a BCB press release said. Mashrafe Mortaza will lead the Tigers team comprising of Shakib Al Hasan (vice captain), Tamim Iqbal, Anamul Haque Bijoy, Mominul Hoque, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mahmud Ullah, Shabbir Rahaman,...

Shakib’s foreign league ban to go ‘soon’

Shakib’s foreign league ban to go ‘soon’

Happy with the behaviour of Shakib Al Hasan, Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) said today it will lift the embargo on his playing overseas cricket leagues - valid till December 31, 2015 – on appeal. “The cricket board is happy with Shakib’s behaviour,” BCB President Nazmul Hassan Papon told reporters after returning to Bangladesh from...

BAN-ZIM 2ND TEST

Tamim, Mahmudullah fifties keep Zimbabwe at bay

Tamim, Mahmudullah fifties keep Zimbabwe at bay

Bangladesh lost an early wicket of opener Shamsur Rahman in the beginning of the second Test match against Zimbabwe at Sheikh Abu Naser Stadium in Khulna today.

BCB XI take lead

BCB XI take lead

Half-centuries from Shamsur Rahman and Shuvagata Hom, both of whom have been included in the squad for the first Test against Zimbabwe, helped BCB XI take the lead at the end of the second day of the three-day practice match against Zimbabwe in Fatullah yesterday. The local side finished the day on 252 for...

BCB to introduce DRS in ZIM series

BCB to introduce DRS in ZIM series

The Bangladesh Cricket Board has decided to introduce the Decision Review System (DRS) for the upcoming series against Zimbabwe due to begin on October 25. This will be the first time that the DRS will be employed in a home series in Bangladesh. The system, which provides the bowling side to appeal against an...

Bangladesh offers Pakistan alternate home venue

Bangladesh offers Pakistan alternate home venue

Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has reiterated that Bangladesh will tour Pakistan only when the International Cricket Council (ICC) agrees to send its officials for the fixtures - because of security concerns. But there was progress on other fronts during a meeting between the heads of the two boards in Dhaka yesterday, ESPNcricinfo reports. BCB president...

PCB chairman courts Bangladesh

PCB chairman courts Bangladesh

Chairman of Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), Shaharyar Khan, has sought a revival of relationship with the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB), even if it comes through low-profile tours by Bangladeshi representative teams, ESPNcricinfo reports. Upon arrival in Dhaka on Friday, Khan took very little time to put forth his main objective: to seek Bangladesh's assistance in reintroducing international cricket back home, Mohammad Isam writes. Khan’s recent predecessors, particularly Zaka Ashraf, have had a complicated time with the BCB after two proposed tours by Bangladesh to Pakistan in 2012 were called off. It led to the PCB...

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