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  • Reminiscence: My first match

    The first match I watched live from a venue, unless my memory deceives me, was the India v Pakistan cricket match during the 1988 Wills Asia Cup in Dhaka.

  • BCB provides fitness guidelines for cricketers

    The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) designs a guideline for maintaining a basic level of fitness and conditioning as well as mental health for cricketers who are currently isolating themselves at home due to the coronavirus pandemic.

  • Morgan says England could field two cricket teams at same time

    World Cup-winning captain Eoin Morgan says he is open to England fielding two teams on the same day at separate venues if the coronavirus outbreak leads to a compressed home international season.

  • Indian cricketers face backlash for supporting Pakistan virus fund

    Indian cricketers Yuvraj Singh and Harbhajan Singh unleash a social media storm by backing former Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi's foundation in its fight against the coronavirus pandemic.

  • Jahanara stands by the helpless during coronavirus crisis

    Bangladesh women's team all-rounder Jahanara Alam comes forward to help those in need during this coronavirus pandemic.

  • ECB centrally contracted players to not accept temporary pay cut?

    According to a report by ESPNcricinfo, England's centrally contracted players appear to have declined the offer to accept a temporary pay cut as part of the sport's efforts to combat the challenges set by the coronavirus pandemic.

  • Former and current players unite to raise fund for coronavirus

    The Cricketers' Welfare Association of Bangladesh (CWAB) forms a committee comprising former and current players to help raise fund for those in need during this coronavirus pandemic.

  • Buttler auctions World Cup final shirt for hospital appeal

    England's Jos Buttler is auctioning the shirt he wore in last year's dramatic World Cup final win in support of hospitals treating the coronavirus.

  • Umar's destiny in his own hands: Misbah

    Pakistan's head coach Misbah-ul-Haq urges troubled batsman Umar Akmal to discipline himself and focus on his cricket if he wants to revive his derailed career.

  • South Africa sets deadlines for tours

    The South African team will require six weeks of preparation before embarking on any tours, Cricket South Africa’s acting director of cricket, Graeme Smith, informs on Tuesday.

  • World Cup winner tackles Covid-19 as police officer

    Joginder Sharma bowled the key final over when India beat arch-rivals Pakistan in the first Twenty20 World Cup cricket final in 2007, but says he faces more pressure as a police officer making sure people stay home during the coronavirus crisis.

  • Paine hints at BD tour postponement, backs Smith for captaincy

    Australia captain Tim Paine believes Test cricketers would be prepared to play a lot of matches in a short space of time once the coronavirus crisis is over to ensure the World Test Championship can be completed as scheduled next year.

  • SA run machine Conway cleared to play for NZ

    South African-born batsman Devon Conway is set to make his international debut with New Zealand after the International Cricket Council (ICC) confirmed his eligibility starting Aug. 28.

  • Lancashire CC chairman dies from coronavirus

    David Hodgkiss, Lancashire cricket club's chairman, succumbed to coronavirus aged 71 on Monday (March 30).

  • Australian documentary 'motivates' England skipper Root for Ashes

    England Test captain Joe Root has said watching the first few episodes of a documentary about the Australian cricket team has been a "motivator" ahead of the 2021/22 Ashes Down Under.

  • Would fight for my place in Test side: Mahmudullah

    The Daily Star (TDS): How is life during the growing coronavirus outbreak worldwide?

  • Pakistan's Akmal could face lifetime ban over corruption charges

    Controversial Pakistan batsman Umar Akmal could face a lifetime ban if convicted of match-fixing charges unveiled Friday by the country's cricket authorities.

  • Shakib Al Hasan wishes Tigers Success

    'Stand beside those in need'

    Bangladesh's champion all-rounder posts a video message on his Facebook page to bolster his support in the fight for those in need amid the growing coronavirus outbreak.

  • Reminiscence: My first match

    The cricket bug (intended) bit me hard around the winter of 1995, when Sri Lanka, West Indies and Australia were locked in battle in the tri-series down under and I was holed up at my grandparents’ with fever, glued to the television.

  • No opportunity before May: Hassan

    Sport worldwide has grinded to a halt following the outbreak of the coronavirus, with events postponed in order to stop the spread of the virus.

  • ‘Save Bangladesh; let’s fight together’

    The Shakib Al Hasan Foundation, an initiative of Bangladesh’s ace all-rounder, united with Mission Save Bangladesh -- a joint initiative of The Daily Star,, and Samakal and now Shakib’s foundation -- on Saturday to aid in the fight against coronavirus.

  • BCCI to contribute $6.8m to Indian PM's fund

    India's cricket board (BCCI) announced on Saturday that it will contribute 510 million rupees ($6.81 million) to the Prime Minister's Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations Fund (PM-CARES Fund) to help tackle the coronavirus outbreak.

  • Smith's leadership ban ends

    A two-year leadership ban slapped on Steve Smith after the ball-tampering scandal in South Africa ended Sunday, leaving the master batsman free to skipper Australia again.

  • Monetary support for non-contracted DPL cricketers

    Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) President Nazmul Hassan today announced that cricketers participating in the Bangabandhu Dhaka Premier Division Cricket League 2019-20, who are not included in the BCB’s central contract list for national cricketers or are not in BCB’s first class player contract, will receive a one-time amount of Tk30,000.00 from the board to support their expenses during the league’s stoppage due COVID-19 in the country.

  • Bashar's mother passes away

    Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) selector Habibul Bashar's mother, Rizia Begum, breathed her last at the age of 72 at her hometown Kushtia at around 1:15pm today.

  • Bangladesh Al-rounder Mahmudullah Riyad Fit to bowl

    Do not let boredom get better of you: Riyad

    Bangladesh T20I skipper Mahmudullah Riyad urges countrymen to not let boredom get the better of them during this period of lockdown through a video on social media today.

  • ‘I’m still hungry to play’

    England bowler James Anderson is determined that the coronavirus will not end his illustrious career as he focuses on keeping fit by taking part in “virtual” training sessions with his teammates.

  • No new recipes for downcast Jahanara

    The Bangladesh women’s national cricket team were one of the last sporting teams to return home before the coronavirus outbreak, landing in Dhaka on March 2 after completing their ICC Women’s T20 World Cup campaign in Australia.

  • Australia coach Langer sees 'silver lining' to virus shutdown

    Australia coach Justin Langer is encouraging his players to see a "silver lining" from the coronavirus shutdown of sport and enjoy the "nirvana" of unexpected time at home with family.

  • ECB considers to restart games behind closed doors

    English cricket chiefs are considering installing coronavirus checkpoints and isolation units at grounds in order to restart the game behind closed doors.