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  • Twists and turns of BPL 7

    July 31, 2019: Rangpur Riders announce that they had roped in top all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan, who had been playing for Dhaka Dynamites for three seasons. Earlier, Khulna Titans announced that they had lured star Bangladesh opener Tamim Iqbal away from defending champions Comilla Victorians.

  • BPL 2019

    Shakib’s Rangpur move not endorsed by BPL GC

    The Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) governing council (GC) announces that the seventh edition of the BPL will be part of a new cycle that will require a ‘fresh franchisee agreement/contract’, meaning that deals struck by franchises -- like Shakib Al Hasan’s high-profile move to Rangpur Riders – is not been endorsed by the governing council.

  • No Chittagong Vikings in upcoming BPL

    No Chittagong Vikings in upcoming BPL

    Chittagong Vikings will not participate in the upcoming Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) scheduled to begin from December 6 this year. DBL Group decided to step aside from the ownership of the franchise and the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) have issued tender looking for interested parties.

  • Tamim Iqbal

    I was using Mashrafe bhai’s tactics, says Tamim

    Bangladesh and Comilla Victorians batsman Tamim Iqbal said that he took a leaf out of Mashrafe Bin Mortaza’s book to infuse not only imbue himself with confidence but also the team.

  • Tamim Iqbal

    Tamim explodes Dynamites

    Dhaka Dynamites had everything a T20 team would want in their arsenal to win the final of the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL). Yesterday, however, Comilla Victorians had something better in the form of a single player.

  • Lewis takes Comilla into final

    Comilla Victorians sealed their berth in the final of the sixth edition of the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) with a thumping eight-wicket win over defending champions Rangpur Riders in the first qualifier at the Sher-e-Bangla Stadium in Mirpur last night.

  • Dhaka Dynamites

    Dynamites knock Chittagong Vikings out

    Dhaka Dynamites knock Chittagong Vikings out of the Bangladesh Premier League BPL), winning the Eliminator match by six wickets at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur today.

  • Comilla Victorians opener Tamim Iqbal gives his cap to Mashrafe Bin Mortaza's son

    Rangpur riding high

    Mashrafe Bin Mortaza's Rangpur Riders look to have hit top gear when it matters most, confirming first place in the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) with a whopping nine-wicket victory over Comilla Victorians in their last league match at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium yesterday.

  • Tamim Iqbal

    Comilla take top spot by thumping Chittagong

    An unbeaten 54 from opener Tamim Iqbal guides Comilla Victorians to a seven-wicket win over Chittagong Vikings in a rare low-scoring match of the Chattogram leg of the BPL.

  • Ab de Villiers during his fantastic 50-ball 100 yesterday

    AB, one of the ‘good’ people

    Comfort matters to AB de Villiers and he spoke of why the Riders outfit suits his kind of cricket.

  • Roussow and Hales power BPL record

    There was no Chris Gayle or AB de Villiers at the centre of action, but Rangpur Riders made and broke a few Bangladesh Premeir League (BPL) records on the back of Alex Hales and Rilee Rossouw's twin tons to post the tournament's highest ever total of 239 for four during a 72-run win over Chittagong Vikings at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury stadium in Chattogram yesterday.

  • Chittagong take top spot

    Chittagong Vikings continued their brilliant run in the sixth edition of the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) as skipper Mushfiqur Rahim's unbeaten fifty guided the side to a six-wicket win over Rajshahi Kings at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur yesterday.

  • Chris Gayle and Alex Hales

    Gayle and Hales storm uproot Khulna with help from AB

    The Rangpur Riders top-order hit form as Rangpur Riders overhauled the target of 182 posted by Khulna Titans. Alex Hales hit a 29-ball 55 at the top before De Villers hit reigned with his brand of T20 shots. Chris Gayle ensured the victory by getting amost the runs with a half-century.

  • Laurie Evans

    Evans powers his way to BPL’s first ton of the season

    Englishman Laurie Evans powered his way to Bangladesh Premier League’s first ton of the season to see his side post 176 runs for the loss of three wickets against Comilla Victorians at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium today.

  • Rangpur Riders vs Sylhet Sixers Match

    BPL lights up on Sylhet's last day

    The Sylhet phase of the sixth edition of the Bangladesh Premier League ended yesterday in contrasting fashion to how it had started. While the first two days of the Sylhet leg saw mostly low-scoring encounters, the final two days provided the crowd with what they love most -- exciting, high-scoring matches.

  • Comilla Victorians’ opener Tamim Iqbal

    Haven’t been this nervous in 7-8 years: Tamim

    After scoring a match-winning 42-ball 73, Comilla Victorians’ opener Tamim Iqbal came to the post-match press conference and said, after two consecutive ducks, he was ‘very nervous’ before taking the crease.

  • Shakib Al Hasan

    Shakib roars against Sylhet

    Skipper Shakib Al Hasan's all-round performance helped Dhaka Dynamites return to winning ways as they recorded a six-wicket win over Sylhet Sixers in yesterday's first Bangladesh Premier League game at the Sylhet International Stadium.

  • Warner’s right-handed stance ‘within the laws’

    David Warner, the Sylhet Sixers captain, caught everyone by surprise when he switched his stance to a right-handed batsman’s in the 19th over of the innings while batting against Rangpur Riders bowler Chris Gayle.

  • Chris Gayle

    ‘I feel for the side that is going to be in his way’

    Rangpur Riders are lying in fifth spot in this season’s BPL after six matches with their batting being the weak link so far despite their bowlers consistently doing the job. Their top-order have collapsed in some matches and dangerman Chris Gayle is yet to fire. Rangpur Riders coach opined that once the ‘Universe Boss’ keeps going, he will be a gale force of nature but the team’s emphasis should be on the collective responsibility of scoring runs in the top-order.

  • AB de Villiers in Sylhet

    Mr. 360 in town

    AB de Villiers, former South Africa captain and one of the most feared batsmen in international cricket during his playing days, arrived in Sylhet on Thursday morning to bolster beleaguered defending champions Rangpur Riders.

  • Khulna Titans vs Rajshahi Kings Match in BPL 2019

    Sixers' fireworks light up Sylhet

    There was a lot of talk that the Sylhet phase of the sixth edition of the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) would see some exciting cricket with big scores. While the first day on Tuesday had disappointed spectators, the match between Sylhet Sixers and Rangpur Riders provided a treat for the Sylhet crowd as the home side won by 27 runs at the Sylhet International Stadium yesterday.

  • Arafat Sunny

    'Special honour to play with our mothers’ name on the jersey’

    The Rajshahi Kings team’s jerseys were adorned with the mothers’ name of the players on the back of the shirt. Mehedi Miraz’s side picked up their third win in the tournament, beating Dhaka Dynamites, who had previously won all their games. Arafat Sunny, who finished with terrific figures of 3 for 8 from four overs, said that the win was dedicated to the mothers and owed the good performance to their birth givers.

  • Dhaka Dynamites vs Rajshahi Kings

    DRS decision causes controversy in Dhaka-Rajshahi match

    The incident took place in the 12th over of the Rajshahi Kings innings with Shakib Al Hasan’s Dhaka Dynamites side taking a review. Dhaka succumbed to their first defeat of the tournament and the DRS continued to remain a contentious thing in the Bangladesh Premier League so far.

  • Khulna Titans vs Rajshahi Kings Match in BPL 2019

    Spinners dictate the terms

    What was expected to be a cracker of a start to the Bangladesh Premier League's Sylhet phase turned out to be a dull affair both on and off the field at the Sylhet International Cricket Stadium yesterday.

  • Taijul Islam

    ‘Wicket was difficult for batting’

    Sylhet leg of the Bangladesh Premier League is supposed to be seeing a lot of runs but the very first match of the season in Sylhet turned out to be a low-scoring one. Naturally, questions will be asked of the batters’ ability to score big after Khulna Titans overcame Rajshahi Kings to pick up their first win of the tournament with Taijul Islam picking up three wickets for just 10 runs.

  • Khulna Titans

    Khulna's smile returned

    Khulna Titans picked up their first win in the BPL with a 25-run victory over Rajshahi Kings. The team had been struggling in close games and had even lost a game in the Super Overs.

  • Khulna Titans skipper Mahmudullah Riyad

    Bowlers keep Khulna afloat

    Khulna Titans’ bowlers, led by left-arm spinner Taijul Islam, deliver their first win of BPL 6 in their fifth match with a 25-run defeat of of Rajshahi Kings in Sylhet.

  • Sylhet Sixers

    Sixers eyeing comeback in Sylhet phase

    David Warner’s Sylhet Sixers have picked up just one win from three matches so far in the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) this season with their sole win being against Chittagong Vikings. The Sylhet team will now play in their home turf as the tournament moved to Sylhet and local boy Alok Kapali has high hopes for his side in the Sylhet phase.

  • BPL 2019 Rajshahi Kings vs Rangpur Riders

    Fizz, Mushy steal the show

    Bowling figures could hardly tell you anything about what Mustafizur Rahman did to secure a five-run victory for the Rajshahi Kings in the day's first Bangladesh Premier League encounter against Rangpur Riders at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur yesterday

  • Smith out of BPL

    Former Australian captain Steve Smith's Bangladesh Premier League stint with Comilla Victorians has officially come to an end. The

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