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Akram removed as chief of cricket operations

Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) handed national contracts to fourteen players for the period of January 1 to December 31 this year. Opener Imrul Kayes, pacer Shafiul Islam, left-arm spinner Taijul Islam, pacer Al-Amin Hossain and left-arm spinner Arafat Sunny were the new inclusions beside Mashrafe Bin Mortaza, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim, Tamim Iqbal, Mahmudullah Riyad, Rubel Hossain, Nasir Hossain, Anamul Haque and Mominul Haque. Veteran left-arm spinner Abdur Razzak, off-spinner Shohag Gazi and pacer Robiul Islam were dropped from the...

Rubel in jail

Rubel in jail

Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) found itself in a spot of bother after Rubel Hossain landed in jail yesterday following the paceman's surrender before a Dhaka court in connection with a rape case filed by film actress Naznin Akter Happy. The BCB on Sunday announced a 15-member Bangladesh World Cup team that included the 25-year-old...

Cricketer Rubel lands in jail

Cricketer Rubel lands in jail

National team cricketer Rubel Hossain was sent to jail today after his surrender before court in connection with a rape case filed by film actress Naznin Akter Happy. Rubel, who received a four-week anticipatory bail on December 15, appeared before the court of Metropolitan Magistrate Anwar Sadat this morning and submitted a petition for...

‘Rubel might be replaced’

‘Rubel might be replaced’

With his future uncertain after he landed in the jail today, there is a possibility that pacer Rubel Hossain could be replaced by another bowler for Bangladesh’s upcoming ICC Cricket World Cup campaign, cricket news website ESPNcricinfo reported. The biggest cricketing tournament is taking place in Australia and New Zealand from February 14 to March 29. The Bangladesh cricket team is scheduled to fly for Brisbane on January 24. Talking to ESPNcricinfo, Nizamuddin Chowdhury, chief executive officer of Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB), said that it was too early to comment on the issue, but discussions were on. "We are discussing the matter, so it is quite early to say what we are...

BCB announces Cricket World Cup squad

BCB announces Cricket World Cup squad

Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) today declared the squad for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 in Australia and New Zealand. BCB President Nazmul Hassan announced the squad at a press conference in the Media Conference Area, SBNCS Media Block (ground floor) at BCB office in capital’s Mirpur. Mashrafe Mortaza has been selected as the captain...

Mushfiq hurt ahead of World Cup squad call

Mushfiq hurt ahead of World Cup squad call

With just days left for the announcement of Bangladesh’s World Cup team, Test skipper Mushfiqur Rahim sustained shoulder injuries during practice sessions today. However, the extent of his injuries could not be known but he has been advised for full bed rest for the time being, officials at the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) said. Mushfiqur...

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,...

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