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  • South Africa players explain decision not to take a knee

    South Africa’s squad to face England in a six-match limited overs home tour starting on Friday have released a joint statement explaining why they will not kneel before games after media criticism of the decision this week.

  • England to play four Tests in India: Ganguly

    India will host England for four Tests in early 2021 in what could become the key clashes in deciding who reaches the world Test championship final.

  • ICC must deliver world events or sport will suffer, says new chairman

    New Zealand's Greg Barclay has been elected as the International Cricket Council's new independent chairman, the sport's world governing body has said.

  • 'No room for abuse' in Australia-India series: Langer

    Verbal abuse won't be tolerated during the series with fierce rivals India, Australia coach Justin Langer said Wednesday, promising his team had moved on from their days of harsh sledging.

  • A thrilling opener and a muted return

    Like the tournament opener earlier yesterday, the second match of the Bangabandhu T20 Cup was full of drama and suspense as Gemcon Khulna rode on the last over heroics of Ariful Haque to clinch a sensational four-wicket win over Fortune Barishal at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur.

  • Ariful powers Khulna to a four-wicket victory over Barishal

    A blistering unbeaten knock from Ariful Haque helped star-studded Gemcon Khulna secure a four-wicket victory over Fortune Barishal in the second game of the Bangabandhu T20 Cup under lights at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium today.

  • All-round Mahedi guides Rajshahi to two-run victory

    The wait is over. Competitive cricket is back in Bangladesh after an eigtht-month break induced by the coronavirus pandemic as the Bangabandhu T20 Cup kicks off at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur today.

  • Kagiso Rabada

    Rabada reveals 'bizarre' South African training regime

    Fast bowler Kagiso Rabada revealed on Monday that the South African cricket team are training in two groups to minimise the risk of further Covid-19 infections ahead of their series against England.

  • David Warner

    Warner says he won't respond to India taunts

    Australian opener David Warner vowed Monday to keep his temper in check during the upcoming series against India, predicting Virat Kohli's men will try to wind him up with verbal taunts.

  • Saifuddin hurts ankle in training

    Minister Rajshahi got a massive jolt just one day ahead of the Bangabandhu T20 Cup as their premier all-rounder and national team member Mohammad Saifuddin hurt his left ankle during training in Mirpur today.

  • James Botham's allegiance with Welsh rugby, not English cricket

    Wales rugby debutant James Botham remembers vividly the moment he became aware the man he once thought of just as his grandfather was also one of England's greatest cricketers.

  • Everyone but Mahmudul tests negative

    Apart from the ICC Under-19 World Cup-winning member Mahmudul Hasan Joy and a Gazi Group Chattogram team boy, all players and support staff of the five teams tested negative for coronavirus ahead of the Bangabandhu T20 Cup, starting from November 24.

  • Underdogs banking on domestic performers

    Background: Minister Rajshahi are the only team that did not pick any Grade A cricketers during the players’ draft. Rajshahi picked all-rounder Mohammad Saifuddin with their first call, a decision that surprised many.

  • ‘Pressure of captaincy’ is a term made by the media: Tamim

    Bangladesh ODI skipper Tamim Iqbal said that the term “pressure of captaincy” is something that the media has made. The left-hander denied being affected by any such external pressures.

  • Need to play out-of-the-box cricket to win: Tamim

    Bangladesh ODI skipper Tamim Iqbal thought that it would be difficult for his team Fortune Barishal to make a mark in the upcoming Bangabandhu T20 Cup unless they play "out-of-the-box cricket" in the five-team T20 tournament, scheduled to begin from November 24.

  • He should have opted for harmony

    Bangladesh’s most celebrated cricketer Shakib Al Hasan has been in the news recently, and not in the sports pages.

  • Lyon targets 500 Test wickets

    Australian off-spinner Nathan Lyon has lofty plans to join a select few greats to snare 500 Test wickets, with India the next team in his sights.

  • International Cricket Council

    ICC alters WTC points system

    Teams will be ranked based on the percentage of points earned from completed matches to determine the finalists of the inaugural World Test Championship (WTC) next year, the International Cricket Council (ICC) said on Thursday.

  • Kohli 'irreplaceable' for India, says Border

    India captain Virat Kohli's decision to take paternity leave will give Australia a key advantage in the upcoming Test series, according to former Australian skipper Allan Border.

  • Cricket to forget all stress and troubles

    After a long week cooking and cleaning in the cramped households of Hong Kong, a group of Filipino domestic helpers are using their Sunday off for an unlikely hobby: cricket. And they’re proving rather good at it.

  • Three SA players isolated after one tests Covid-19 positive

    South Africa’s preparation for a limited-overs home series against England suffered a jolt with three players placed in isolation after one of them tested positive for the novel coronavirus.

  • Never experienced racism in English cricket: Moeen

    Moeen Ali has insisted "hand on heart" he has not experienced any racism during his time in English cricket following a welter of allegations.

  • Pakistan focus on new talent for upcoming NZ tour

    Pakistan will focus on up-and-coming talent for next month's New Zealand tour, the chief selector said Wednesday, dropping three big names from the 35-strong squad after lacklustre performances in England.

  • England to tour Pakistan for first time since 2009 attack

    England cricketers will tour Pakistan next year for the first time since a deadly 2009 attack on the Sri Lankan team bus, the English and Wales Cricket Board announced on Wednesday.

  • England announce India series as they target fans' return in 2021

    The England and Wales Cricket Board said Wednesday they hoped spectators would return to matches next year as they announced a full international programme for 2021 culminating with a five-Test series at home to India.

  • Tamim’s Lahore fall at final hurdle as Karachi win PSL title

    Bangladesh ODI captain Tami Iqbal top-scores for his Pakistan Super League side Lahore Qalandars but it is not enough as Karachi Kings coast to their maiden title with a five-wicket win in the final in Karachi yesterday.

  • Ex-umpires call for institutional racism probe into ECB

    Two former umpires have accused the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) of institutional racism and called for an independent investigation by the UK Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC).

  • Shakib to play under Riyad’s leadership in Khulna

    Gemcon Khulna has named all-rounder Mahmudullah Riyad as their captain for the upcoming Bangabandhu T20 Cup and the all-rounder will be leading the likes of Shakib Al Hasan, Imrul Kayes and Shafiul Islam in the five-team tournament, scheduled to begin from November 24.

  • Corona-negative Mahmudullah to return to training

    Bangladesh all-rounder Mahmuddulah Riyad has tested negative for coronavirus on Monday.

  • Williamson, Boult skip Windies T20s

    Kane Williamson and Trent Boult will skip New Zealand's Twenty20 series against West Indies to ensure they are raring to go for next month's test series against the Caribbean islanders, Black Caps coach Gary Stead said in naming his squads on Tuesday.