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Bangladesh Cricket Board

'I can take my country forward'

'I can take my country forward'

Mashrafe Bin Mortaza has thanked the Bangladesh Cricket Board for 'keeping faith' in the player and giving him a chance to lead the Tigers for the second time in his career. The 'Narail-Express', who was named Bangladesh's ODI captain for the Zimbabwe series yesterday, was first assigned the responsibility in 2009 when he took...

Split-captaincy decision today?

Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) is most likely to make a decision on split-captaincy in today's board meeting at its headquarters in Mirpur. "I think Mushfiqur [Rahim] should give up captaincy in at least one format. Almost everyone believes that he should quit in one format," said BCB president Nazmul Hassan Papon while talking to reporters yesterday. The meeting has been convened mainly to discuss the Tigers' dismal performance on their Caribbean tour where Mushfiqur's men played so poorly that they suffered...

Ashraful's ban reduced by 3 yrs

Ashraful's ban reduced by 3 yrs

Former captain Mohammad Ashraful has had his eight-year ban for involvement in corruption reduced to a five-year penalty, with two years suspended, by the BCB's disciplinary panel chairman. Ashraful had appealed to the disciplinary panel chief, Justice Mohammad Abdur Rashid, in July, asking that the ban he received a month earlier, for his involvement...

Split-captaincy in Zim series?

An interaction between the media and the Bangladesh Cricket Board president Nazmul Hassan Papon at Mirpur yesterday has spread doubts over Mushfiqur Rahim's chances of captaining Bangladesh in all three formats during the Zimbabwe series next month. Speaking to reporters yesterday Papon said that the board will take a 'final decision' regarding the introduction of split-captaincy in a board meeting this Tuesday. When asked who the contenders would be, if the board eventually did agree to name different captains for different...

BCB seeks fresh test date for Al-Amin

Pacer Al-Amin Hossain's bowling test appointment is expected to be rescheduled due to the player's side-strain injury. The Bangladesh Cricket Board communicated with the ICC regarding the issue yesterday. The date set by the ICC was September 3 and Al-Amin was scheduled to fly to the United Kingdom on September 1. However, BCB trainer and doctors suggested that the bowler would require at least another four weeks to recover from his injury. The board has reportedly requested the ICC to...

Shakib plays for juniors

Ace all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan yesterday took part in his first competitive match -- an unofficial two-day practice match between Bangladesh Under-19 and Bangladesh A -- ever since he was suspended on disciplinary grounds in July. The left-hander's suspension will be lifted on September 15. He is however, allowed to practise and use Bangladesh Cricket Board's facilities. Surprisingly though Shakib is playing for U-19 side in the match as opposed to the second-string national side. "He has been training with the...

Views split on split-captaincy

Bangladesh's dismal run in international cricket this year led to the Bangladesh Cricket Board's (BCB's) directors discussing the possibility of introducing a split-captaincy policy. One of the points of discussion during the board meeting last week was regarding the possibility of Mushfiqur Rahim shouldering too much stress. Questions were also raised regarding the captain's strategy in a number of ODIs this year. As an alternative some of the directors suggested that a different ODI captain be named, with pacer Mashrafe...

Full-strength squads for Asian Games

The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) yesterday officially announced their best possible T20 squad, sans captain Mushfiqur Rahim and all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan, for the 17th Asian Games due to take place at Incheon, South Korea this year. Mushfiqur was excused for his wedding due on September 27 while Shakib is serving a suspension.   This means that the national players will be taking part in three international assignments in as many months and are not scheduled to get much of a...

Asian Games

BCB goes all out for gold

As per the Bangladesh Cricket Board's (BCB's) directive, the national selectors submitted a strong 15-member squad for the Asian Games to be held in Incheon, South Korea from September 19 to October 4. Almost all the leading cricketers except captain Mushfiqur Rahim, who has opted out in order to attend his marriage ceremony, were drafted in the side as the board is desperate to retain the gold in the multinational competition. But many have questioned the wisdom of sending the...

BPL Fixing

Final hearings from Sept 8-11

The final hearing of the appeals against the decisions of the Bangladesh Cricket Board's (BCB's) anti-corruption tribunal regarding match-fixing in the BPL will take place between September 8 and 11, the BCB's disciplinary panel through a press release informed yesterday. The tribunal's decisions -- which acquitted six out of the nine individuals charged for corruption by the ICC and imposed suspensions of varying lengths on cricketers Mohammad Ashraful, Kaushal Lokuarachchi and Dhaka Gladiators owner Shihab Chowdhury -- were challenged by...

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