Four days after screenshots of Bangladesh pacer Tanzim Hasan Sakib’s misogynistic social media posts went viral, Bangladesh Cricket Board faced the media yesterday, but could only offer what amounted to a mere apology on the player’s behalf.
For those of us wedded and welded to our routine-ruled existences, there is an almost jealous fascination about people like Vespanda Ilario Lavarra.
The similarities were uncanny, the possibilities either too cruel or poetically just. The actor and his nemesis were the same, as were the stage and situation, give or take a wicket here and a run there.
Warne singlehandedly revolutionised the difficult but immensely rewarding art of leg-spin in the early 1990s. Along with Sri Lankan off-spinner Muttiah Muralidaran, he can be credited for the revival of spin bowling.
With less than three months’ training, Poly Khatun and Mim Akhter, children from the slums of Mirpur, have defeated internationally rated chess players.
Can Bangladesh win the World Cup? Even half a decade ago, that question would have been a preposterous one, but it has become less so in the 50-over format.
Bangladesh woke up today to a new craze that has gripped social media following ace all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan's Facebook apology last night.
On national television, a domestic cricketer had to flinch twice because his captain, a national superstar, threatened to hit him with the ball. Twice in the space of a few minutes. Not quite threatened, but the captain instinctively wound up to chuck the hard cricket ball at the hapless junior cricketer at point-blank range.