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Bangladesh Cricket Board

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...

ICC Cricket World Cup 2015

Rubel's chances brighten up

Rubel's chances brighten up

Rubel Hossain's prospects of playing the World Cup looked back on track with some initiatives taken yesterday by the Bangladesh Cricket Board suggesting that the board would stand by the national pacer. BCB president Nazmul Hassan Papon told reporters yesterday that he asked the BCB's legal experts to analyse the case filed against Rubel...

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...

BCB decision on lifting Shakib’s foreign league ban Thursday

BCB decision on lifting Shakib’s foreign league ban Thursday

Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) on Thursday will come up with its decision over lifting the ban on participation in overseas league by Shakib Al Hasan. “We are waiting for official approval of the other board directors regarding the Shakib issue. It would be done on Thursday,” BCB President Nazmul Hassan Papon told reporters at...

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...

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...

Taijul unleashes firepower

Taijul unleashes firepower

Taijul Islam made history at Sher-e Bangla National Stadium on his second international Test match today with an eight-wicket haul against Zimbabwe. The 22-year-old lad from Natore broke the previous most-wicket-haul record of Bangladesh in a Test match – previously held by Shakib Al Hasan.   Today, on the third day of the first Test series...

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