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Cook 'gutted' to miss World Cup

Cook 'gutted' to miss World Cup

Alastair Cook has said he is "gutted" to be left out of England's World Cup squad after Eoin Morgan was confirmed as the new one-day captain. Cook, 29, has been dropped from the 15-man squad to play matches in Australia next month and the World Cup. "I'm gutted to be left out of the World...

Cricketer Rubel gets 4-week bail

Cricketer Rubel gets 4-week bail

The High Court today granted anticipatory bail to Bangladesh pacer Rubel Hossain for four weeks in a woman-torture case. The case was filed against the cricketer for allegedly having an affair with a cinema actress, whom he had apparently promised to marry. The actress filed the case with the Mirpur Model Police Station under the Prevention of Women and Child Repression Act on December 13. At day’s hearing, the HC passed the order after hearing a petition by Rubel seeking anticipatory bail. He appeared before the HC bench of Justice Syed AB Mahmudul Huq and Justice Md Akram Hossain Chowdhury for bail in the case. Deputy Attorney General Bashir Ullah told The Daily Star...

Sri Lanka v England: Kumar Sangakkara seals series win

Sri Lanka v England: Kumar Sangakkara seals series win

A Kumar Sangakkara century led Sri Lanka to a 90-run victory over England in the sixth one-day international, a win that sealed the series 4-2 on a miserable day for Alastair Cook. Cook dropped a simple catch when Sangakkara was on 41, the left-hander going on to 112 in Sri Lanka's 292-7. The captain was...

State memorial for Hughes cancelled

State memorial for Hughes cancelled

A state memorial service for cricketer Phillip Hughes has been cancelled. Australia batsman Hughes, 25, died in hospital two days after being struck by a ball in a domestic game last month. New South Wales Premier Mike Baird said the decision followed consultation with Cricket Australia and Hughes's family. He added: "All parties felt that given...

Pak, Indian showbiz stars to play cricket in Dhaka

Pak, Indian showbiz stars to play cricket in Dhaka

Dhaka is going to host an exceptional cricket tournament with the participation of showbiz and cricket stars from Bangladesh, India and Pakistan in February. The four-day tournament styled “Love of Cricket (LOC)” will be held at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Mirpur, reports the Bangla daily Prothom Alo. Bangladeshi stars Shakib Khan, Ferdous, Nobel, Tahsan,...

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...

Thousands mourn Hughes at funeral

Thousands mourn Hughes at funeral

Family, friends, dignitaries and team-mates turn out for the funeral of Australian cricketer Phillip Hughes. Hughes, 25, died after being hit by a ball during a match in Sydney. His death stunned Australia and prompted the rescheduling of the upcoming Test series against India. The service took place in Macksville, where Hughes grew up, and was...

BANGLADESH VS ZIMBABWE 5TH ODI

Tigers whitewash Zimbabwe in ODI too

Tigers whitewash Zimbabwe in ODI too

Bangladesh spinners decimated Zimbabwe to fold the visitors’ innings at 128 runs in the fifth and final match of the ODI series at Mirpur. Debutant Taijul Islam picked four wickets, including a hat-trick, to devastate Zimbabwe’s middle order. Shakib Al Hasan claimed three wickets and Jubair Hossain two. Taijul became the first bowler to get a hat-trick on debut in an ODI. Zimbabwe cruised to start their innings despite the early breakthrough by Mashrafe Mortaza. Masakadza hammered his way to a 50. The scoring rate was beyond 5.5 runs an over before the spinners were brought on and Jubair and Shakib clipped two wickets each and reined the run rate. This was by far the lowest total for Zimbabwe among the five ODIs despite the pitch at Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium being a batting track.

Taijul makes history on debut

Taijul makes history on debut

Left arm orthodox bowler Taijul Islam became the first cricketer in history to get a hat-trick on debut during Bangladesh-Zimbabwe 5th ODI at Mirpur today. The 22-year-old bowled Chatara, Panyangara and trapped Nymbu leg before to claim his hat-trick. He ended with four wickets in seven overs at an economy rate of 1.5. He was...

Israeli cricket umpire killed after hit by ball

Israeli cricket umpire killed after hit by ball

An umpire standing in a cricket match in the Israeli city of Ashdod was killed after being struck by a ball on Saturday, Israeli police said. Police said the 60-year-old umpire, who was not named, was taken to hospital in the nearby town of Ashkelon in critical condition where he died of his injuries. One...

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