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  • ‘It does not really feel good to stay under strict restrictions’

    Players around the globe have found life in a bio-secure bubble hard. Bangladesh batsman Najmul Hossain Shanto is also no different in that regard. The left-handed batsman said that he does not ‘feel good’ staying amid strict restrictions but also mentioned that he is now slowly adjusting to the situation.

  • Former Australia legend Dean Jones dies of heart attack

    Former Australian cricket legend Dean Jones, who was in a bio-secure bubble in a seven-star hotel in Mumbai fulfulling his commitments for the host broadcasters of the Indian Premier League, has died of a massive heart attack at the age of 59.

  • Sharma hits 80 as Mumbai break UAE jinx in IPL

    Skipper Rohit Sharma Wednesday struck a brisk 80 to help holders Mumbai Indians win their first match in the United Arab Emirates in seven attempts during two IPL editions.

  • Smith’s 69 guides Rajasthan

    Rajasthan Royals batsman Sanju Samson said it was an "absolute pleasure" to bat with Steve Smith as the Australian showed no lingering effects from a concussion in helping his side beat Chennai in the Indian Premier League (IPL) on Tuesday.

  • ‘Dhoni not leading from the front’

    India great Mahendra Singh Dhoni faced criticism on Wednesday for his uncharacteristically slow start in Chennai Super Kings’ unsuccessful run chase in the IPL against Steve Smith’s Rajasthan Royals.

  • Zimbabwe get government approval for Pakistan tour

    Zimbabwe Cricket have received government permission for a six-match limited overs tour of Pakistan in November, officials confirmed on Wednesday.

  • ‘We intend to resume domestic cricket even if we play SL series’

    While the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) still awaits a response from the Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) about their upcoming potential three-Test series, the BCB CEO Nizamuddin Chowdhury today mentioned that they intend to start domestic cricket soon regardless of what the SLC may propose about the tour in the coming days.

  • Jayed the only one among 27 cricketers to test positive for Covid-19

    A total of 27 cricketers from the preliminary squad for the upcoming potential three-Test tour of Sri Lanka underwent the coronavirus test on September 22 and only right-arm pacer Abu Jayed tested positive for the virus, informed the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) today.

  • Smith and Samson star as Rajasthan beat Chennai in IPL six-fest

    Skipper Steve Smith cracks a match-winning 69 in Rajasthan Royal's opening Indian Premier League game, which produced a record-equalling 33 sixes in the Twenty20 tournament.

  • Sporting well drying up in inactive Barishal

    Cynics say that to the authorities concerned sports development means making more infrastructure in the country, regardless of whether existing ones are properly used or not.

  • Under-19 players to resume camp under head coach

    Bangladesh Under-19 squad will resume residential training at BKSP from October 1 under head coach Naveed Nawaz, who arrived in the country recently, as the young Tigers are to start their preparation for the upcoming 2022 ICC Under-19 World Cup.

  • Throwers and bowlers gave us a tough time: Taskin

    On Sunday, after 198 days, the Bangladesh National team started training as a group at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur for their potential three-Test tour of Sri Lanka later this month. And today it was the batting session for all the bowlers in the preliminary squad for the upcoming tour.

  • IPL on top, BPL ranks seventh!

    According to a study carried out in May this year by CricViz, a cricket analytics firm, the standard of cricket in Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) is below that of an average T20 international match, reports Times of India.

  • De Villiers, Chahal propel RCB to 10-run win

    South African veteran AB de Villiers struck a brisk half-century as Royal Challengers Bangalore opened their Indian Premier League Twenty20 campaign with a win over Sunrisers Hyderabad on Monday.

  • Umpiring in focus

    Kings XI Punjab lodged a formal complaint on Monday over an umpiring error which proved critical in their narrow Indian Premier League loss to the Delhi Capitals.

  • Uncertainty continues for Tigers

    While cricketers have stepped into a bio-secure bubble and have finally started group training from Sunday after a long wait, the main purpose of the residential camp for the 27-member preliminary squad -- the tour of Sri Lanka – was still under a cloud of uncertainty yesterday.

  • Working hard to become a regular in all three formats: Fizz

    Bangladesh’s ace left-arm paceman Mustafizur Rahman said that he is working hard to make himself a regular starter in all three formats for Tigers.

  • Langer mindful of 'hub life' as Australia prepare for summer

    Australia cricket coach Justin Langer says one of the most difficult things his team will face during the home summer is spending time away from their families as they play their international schedule from within bio-secure bubbles.

  • Tigers back training together

    The Bangladesh national team trained as a group at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur yesterday after 198 days as members of the preliminary squad for the tour of Sri Lanka converged upon the home of cricket.

  • BCB still waiting for revised health protocol from SLC

    The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) is still waiting for directives with a revised health protocol from the Sri Lanka Cricket over the upcoming three-Test tour to the island nation.

  • Google briefly removes India payments app for betting violations ahead of IPL

    Google Friday removed one of India's biggest digital payment apps for several hours from its online store for breaching gambling rules, a day before the start of the lucrative Indian Premier League cricket tournament.

  • 'McMillan unable to take up his role as Tigers’ batting consultant'

    Former New Zealand batsman Craig McMillan will not be taking over his position as Bangladesh’s batting consultant due to a loss in his family, informed Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) through a media release today.

  • 'Fit and Fresh' Dhoni ready to lead Chennai in IPL

    Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who retired from international cricket last month, is in top shape and ready to lead the Chennai Super Kings in the 13th edition of the Indian Premier League on Saturday, head coach Stephen Fleming has said.

  • Inter’s mission to end Juventus domination

    Antonio Conte begins his second season as Inter Milan coach with a mission to stop his former club Juventus winning a 10th consecutive Serie A title.

  • Vettori, McMillan expected at Dhaka first

    The Bangladesh Cricket Board has asked the national team’s spin bowling consultant Danniel Vettori and newly appointed batting consultant Craig McMillan to come to Bangladesh ahead of the upcoming Sri Lanka tour.

  • Cricket’s summer in a bubble a lesson for everyone

    Despite England’s five-year unbeaten record in home series coming to an end when Australia’s Mitchell Starc swept Adil Rashid for a boundary at Old Trafford in the third ODI on Wednesday, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) would still have been proud of what they achieved this summer -- cricket’s first summer in a bio-secure bubble.

  • RR hope to fight stigma around periods with sanitary pad sponsorship

    Cricketers from an Indian Premier League team will be sporting the logo of a sanitary pad brand on their jerseys when the tournament kicks off on Saturday, a step they hope will fight stigma around periods.

  • England's bio-secure bubbles a blueprint for others: Morgan

    The England and Wales Cricket Board's successful completion of their summer schedule inside bio-secure 'bubbles' is a blueprint for other countries to stage matches amid the Covid-19 pandemic, one-day international (ODI) skipper Eoin Morgan said.

  • Carey, Maxwell lift Australia to dramatic win over England

    Superb centuries from Alex Carey and Glenn Maxwell inspired Australia to a dramatic three-wicket victory over England on Wednesday as the touring side clinched the one-day international series 2-1.

  • SLC ‘easing up’ on BCB’s terms

    Sri Lanka Cricket [SLC] is going through a busy time to set a revised tour plan to host Bangladesh for the three-Test series under the ICC Test Championship.