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Shohag to miss Test series against WI

Shohag to miss Test series against WI

Bangladesh off-spinner Shohag Gazi will not be able to play the upcoming Test series against West Indies as he is being brought back home to undergo testing for his suspected bowling action. Gazi has been reported for a suspected bowling action during the second ODI against West Indies in Grenada on August 22. The off-spinner is required to undergo testing within 21 days from August 22. So he is being brought back home from West Indies for taking preparation to go to Cardiff in UK where he would have to...

Shakib’s suspension reduced

Shakib’s suspension reduced

Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has reduced the suspension of ace all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan by over three and a half months, allowing him to return to the cricket from September 15. In a BCB board meeting at Mirpur today, it was decided that Shakib will be available for selection from September 15 onwards. However, the...

Silence masks pain of missing out

Shakib Al Hasan now regularly visits the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur as the ace all-rounder has a separate training schedule to follow. He often flashes an infectious smile at the reporters and sometimes even exchanges a few words; of course not anything serious or relating to his six-month ban on disciplinary grounds. Shakib is naturally straightforward but he has been showing a lot of restraint since the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) slapped the all-rounder with a six-month ban...

PM witnesses World Cup Cricket Trophy

PM witnesses World Cup Cricket Trophy

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today witnessed the much-coveted World Cup Cricket Trophy, which is now in Bangladesh as part of its visit to countries that are going to participate in next year's World Cup Cricket Tournament. Officials of the International Cricket Council (ICC) and Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) brought the spectacular trophy to the Prime Minister's official Ganobhaban residence this morning to show her. Speaking on the occasion, the Prime Minister asked the cricket players of Bangladesh national team to take preparations with utmost sincerity for better result in the upcoming World Cup, 2015. "I hope that you will further brighten the country's image by showing excellent performance in the World...

Batting Woes concern Faruque

Batting Woes concern Faruque

With a number of Bangladesh's top-order batsmen struggling to hit form, BCB's chief selector Faruque Ahmed said that he was concerned about the national team's batting and that it was an aspect that the Tigers would have to improve upon before the World Cup.   While Bangladesh's ploy to field seaming wickets in the India series did manage to trouble the visitors' strong batting line-up, it also however backfired heavily as the Tigers were bundled out for just 58 in the second ODI.   The second-stringed Bangladesh team which visited the West Indies recently has many players who are currently in the preliminary squad for the tour in August -- including Nasir Hossain,...

Apology softens hearts

Shakib Al Hasan's decision to appeal to the Bangladesh Cricket Board to reconsider his suspension has now put the ball in the BCB's court. While it is still not clear as to whether the board will bring about any modifications to the suspension at all, a large section of Bangladesh's cricketing community feels that Shakib, who publicly apologised for his behavioural misconduct yesterday, now deserves a shorter sentence. "He has apologised to the nation, which I think is a respectful...

Shakib appeals for curtailing penalty

Shakib appeals for curtailing penalty

Ace all rounder Shakib Al Hasan today appealed to the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) to curtail the ban slapped on him for breaching rules. Shakib came up with the appeal 13 days after BCB suspended him from taking part in any competitive cricket for six months and also barred him from taking part in...

BPL Fixing

Both ICC, BCB to appeal verdict

The International Cricket Council (ICC) and the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) through a press release yesterday confirmed their intention to appeal the decision made by the BCB anti-corruption tribunal regarding the disciplinary procedures related to the 2013 Bangladesh Premier League. Six out of the nine individuals charged with corruption during the BPL were cleared by the anti-corruption tribunal. Dhaka Gladiators owner Shihab Chowdhury, who was slapped with a 10-year ban, was the only one found guilty. The individuals who confessed...

Shakib 'has a severe attitude problem'

Shakib 'has a severe attitude problem'

The year 2014 for Bangladesh cricket so far, both on and off the field, has been shrouded in darkness. Yesterday's decision by the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) to impose a six-month ban on all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan has added another chapter to Bangladesh's bad run. It was expected that the board was going to take stern action against the all-rounder but still the BCB president Nazmul Hassan Papon's words were heavy with emotion when he announced: “Our board has unanimously decided to ban him from competitive cricket for the next six months, both...

Come back with a smile

Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) on Monday banned Shakib Al Hasan from all cricket for six months and barred him from playing in overseas competitions until the end of 2015. Was the harsh punishment inevitable for the champion all-rounder? Was it something that the whole nation tried to overlook time and again until it reached a point of severe suffocation that needed a little dose of inhaler in a serious attempt to breathe fresh air? It's a bit of both and...

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