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Papon responds to PCB offer

The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB), through a letter on Thursday, responded to the Pakistan Cricket Board's (PCB's) demand that the PCB should receive half of the earnings from the upcoming series between the two teams scheduled to begin in April. According to BCB president Nazmul Hassan Papon, the letter touched on two crucial issues. "Firstly, we wanted to draw PCB's attention to the fact that when New Zealand had cancelled their tour of Pakistan in 2008, we decided to send our...

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...

Six uncapped in WI probables

Six uncapped players were named in the West Indies' 30-man provisional squad on Tuesday for the World Cup in Australia and New Zealand next year. Left-arm seamer Kenroy Peters, 30-year-old leg-spinner Imran Khan, off-spinner Ashley Nurse, teenage fast bowler Marquino Mindley, and left-handed batsmen Evin Lewis and Jonathan Carter are the new names. However, there was no place for experienced right-arm fast bowler Ravi Rampaul who has played 90 one-day internationals and taken 115 wickets. The squad will be cut to 15...

Australia gets first female chief pilot

Australia gets first female chief pilot

Australian Capt Georgina Sutton has become the first female chief pilot for an Australian airline. Capt Sutton was chosen for the role by Jetstar Airways - which covers all of Australia and New Zealand - and will oversee 900 pilots across the fleet. The low cost airline said Capt Sutton was "leading the way" for...

New Zealand wins seat on UN Security Council

New Zealand wins seat on UN Security Council

Prime Minister John Key vowed that New Zealand would be a "small country with a loud voice" after it won a seat on the UN Security Council. New Zealand secured 145 votes in the 193-nation General Assembly to win a non-permanent seats. Four other countries won a seat: Spain, Angola, Malaysia and Venezuela. The 15-member council...

New Zealand PM wins 3rd term in office

New Zealand PM wins 3rd term in office

Prime Minister John Key won an emphatic victory Saturday in New Zealand's general election to return for a third term, a result that will be seen as an endorsement of the way his National Party has handled the economy. "This is a great night. This is a victory for those who kept the faith,"...

'I'm not a big player'

It is quite apparent from his recent performances that off-spinner Shohag Gazi has suffered a major slump in form ever since his emphatic performance against New Zealand last year, which saw him take a hattrick and score a century in the first Test. In the six ODIs that he has played this year he took four wickets at an average of 43.75. He failed to pick any wickets in the four T20 matches that he played this year and had...

In search of a new hero

It's been eight months since Bangladesh last tasted a win in one-day cricket. Truth be told, very few could have predicted the treacherous slide that the Tigers have gone through ever since their dramatic four-wicket victory over New Zealand in Fatullah last winter. In a rare occurrence, the Tigers chased down 307 without any help from their most-sought after batsmen. Shakib Al Hasan and Tamim Iqbal did not feature in that game, while captain Mushfiqur Rahim was caught at square-leg...

Tigers to be based in Brisbane

Bangladesh will play a total of four practice matches in Australia before they begin their 50-over World Cup campaign, set to begin in Australia and New Zealand from February 14 next year. The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has decided to send the national team 12 days ahead of the start of the mega event. The Tigers will leave on January 26 next year for Brisbane. “The official practice matches for the World Cup will begin on February 6. But we are...

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