Sakeb Subhan

October 24, 2019
October 24, 2019

Players call off strike

The impasse between the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) and top cricketers was resolved when the BCB agreed to nine of the original 11 demands during a meeting between the two parties in Mirpur late last night.

October 23, 2019
October 23, 2019

Will the real custodians please stand up

Over the last two days, two press conferences took place at Bangladesh cricket’s headquarters in Mirpur: the first a 15-minute affair on Monday and the second yesterday stretching to nearly an hour and 40 minutes.

September 10, 2019
September 10, 2019

A time for introspection

There was much that was discouraging about Bangladesh’s 224-run loss to Afghanistan in the one-off Test in Chattogram yesterday. It has already been mentioned ad nauseum, but bears repeating one more time. Afghanistan were playing their third Test match just

July 16, 2019
July 16, 2019

Cricket philosopher’s triumph

Kane Williamson stood with hands outstretched as an accurate throw from Martin Guptill ricocheted off a diving Ben Stokes’s bat and went for four in the 100th over of a sublime World Cup final at Lord’s on Sunday. If the ball had just found the keeper’s glove, or even

July 15, 2019
July 15, 2019

Cricket’s greatest celebration

‘The world’s greatest cricket celebration’ was the tagline for the 2019 World Cup in England and Wales. Yesterday, the catchy marketing slogan was proven true by two of the most deserving teams in champions England and runners-up New Zealand. The high

July 15, 2019
July 15, 2019

England’s cup of joy at last

Martin Guptill played a full ball on leg stump from Jofra Archer to deep midwicket. Two runs were needed off the last ball of the Super Over and he put in a desperate dive -- the second fateful one in less than half an hour -- to complete the second, but there was too

July 14, 2019
July 14, 2019

Battles within the battle

One of the two sides that qualified as the third and fourth-placed teams from the group stages will take home cricket’s most glittering trophy today at Lord’s. There will of course be talk about how India and Australia had played more consistent cricket before the semifinals

July 14, 2019
July 14, 2019

Kiwi resilience versus English aggression

Cricket’s global crown will find a new resting place today when perennial bridesmaids England and New Zealand square off in the 2019 World Cup final at Lord’s. By the end of the final, cricket will have first-time world champions for the first time since 1996, when Sri Lanka etched its name into cricketing folklore.

July 12, 2019
July 12, 2019

Smith battles the Edgbaston cauldron

Deafening boos rang out when Steve Smith went out to bat, when he reached a fighting 50 and when he was finally run out through a brilliant direct hit from wicketkeeper Jos Buttler. The crowd reaction in Edgbaston felt cruel and unappreciative towards a great

July 12, 2019
July 12, 2019

From cynicism to enjoyment

Before the World Cup began, West Indies legend Viv Richards said during a pre-tournament function that somewhere along the line, favourites England would mess it up.