BANGLADESH CRICKET

  • Bangladesh lift ban on allrounder Shakib Al Hasan August 26, 2014

    Bangladesh allrounder Shakib Al Hasan's sixmonth ban imposed last month for "misbehaviour" has been lifted, the Bangladesh Cricket Board said on Tuesday. "After Sept. 15, Shakib will be available for selection," BCB president Nazmul Hassan told reporters after a board meeting. However, the embargo on participating in overseas competitions will stand. Bangladesh's most...
  • Shakib Al Hasan apologises, appeals for reduced ban July 20, 2014

    Suspended allrounder Shakib Al Hasan apologised on Sunday and appealed to the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) to reduce the sixmonth ban slapped on him earlier this month for misbehaviour. Bangladesh's most prominent cricketer was punished for what the BCB called a "severe attitude problem" and the board also decided not to...
  • Dates announced for India's ODI tour of Bangladesh May 14, 2014

    Dhaka: India will play against Bangladesh in a short threematch ODI series between June 15 and 19, the Bangladesh Cricket Board announced on Wednesday. The ODI series, sandwiched between the ongoing IPL and the long tour of England starting latter next month will be played on June 15, 17 and...
  • Shane Jurgensen resigns as Bangladesh cricket coach April 28, 2014

    Dhaka: Bangaldesh cricket team's Australian coach Shane Jurgensen on Monday tendered his resignation in the wake of the national team's disastrous performance in the ICC World T20 where they even lost to minnows Hong Kong. Jurgensen took up the Bangladesh job permanently in February 2013 after being the interim coach for...
  • Bangladesh Cricket Board issues show-cause notice to Shakib Al Hasan April 5, 2014

    Mirpur: There seems to be no end to the troubles of Shakib Al Hasan. The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has issued a showcause notice to country's premier all-rounder for making critical remarks about the national team during an interview with a local vernacular newspaper. Shakib has been given time till the...
  • Bangladeshi cricket fans face ban for waving rivals' flags March 25, 2014

    Dhaka: The Bangladeshi hosts of cricket's World Twenty20 threatened to ban local supporters on Tuesday from stadiums if they were seen carrying the flags of any of the other teams competing in the tournament. The order came after an outcry over images of locals waving Pakistani flags during the recently...
  • ICC, BCB disappointed with outcome in BPL fixing case February 26, 2014

    Dubai: The ICC and the Bangladesh Cricket Board on Wednesday expressed disappointment after the tribunal investigating alleged corruption in the BPL, found one of the owners of Dhaka Gladiators guilty of "being party to an effort to fix" a match in the 2013 edition of the T20 league. Dhaka Gladiators' Shihab...
  • Injured Tamim Iqbal ruled out of Asia Cup February 23, 2014

    Bangladesh batsman Tamim Iqbal will miss the coming Asia Cup due to a neck strain as the BCB selectors announced Bangladesh's squad for the tournament. The left-handed batsman had also missed Bangladesh's three-match one-day international series against Sri Lanka, which ended in a 3-0 rout. "We will not be getting Tamim...
  • Bangladesh protest twotier Test cricket proposal January 29, 2014

    Dhaka: Bangladesh cricket has formally protested plans to shake up the world game, while Sri Lanka have demanded more discussions on the issue at the ICC meeting, officials said on Wednesday. A Bangladesh Cricket Board spokesman said it was strongly opposed to a discussion paper circulated at an International Cricket Council...
  • Unrest threatens to take T20 World Cup away from Bangladesh December 10, 2013

    Dhaka: A day after West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) cancelled its U19 team's tour of Bangladesh due to a lowintensity bomb blast near the team hotel in Chittagong, Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) president Nazmul Hassan admitted that the organisation of ICC World Twenty20 in the country next year is under...
  • Bangladesh wants WI U19 team to stay on despite bomb blast December 10, 2013

    Chittagong: The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) wants West Indies Under19 team to reconsider its decision to pull out of the current tour. West Indies decision to withdraw was prompted by an explosion near the team hotel in Chittagong on Sunday as the country prepares for general election next month, reports...
  • Bangladesh says World T20 safe after Windies pull out December 9, 2013

    Dhaka: Bangladesh cricket authorities played down security fears on Monday after a bomb explosion outside the hotel of a West Indian touring team sparked jitters ahead of the World Twenty20 next March. The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) on Sunday withdrew their Under19 national cricket team from a sevenmatch series underway...
  • Bangladesh matchfixing hearing underway November 24, 2013

    Dhaka: A hearing was underway in Bangladesh on Sunday against nine cricketers and officials charged with matchfixing offences involving the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL), officials said. The disciplinary hearing convened by the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) involves seven people charged with matchfixing including former Bangladesh captain Mohammad Ashraful, who made...
  • ICC charges 9 in Bangladesh for breaching anticorruption code August 13, 2013

    Dubai: The ICC's AntiCorruption and Security Unit (ASCU) has charged nine individuals in Bangladesh for breaching the anticorruption code, cricket's ruling body announced Tuesday. The news came after the ASCU submitted its report on the alleged corruption in the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL), the announcement of which had been delayed...
  • ACSU's report on BPL likely to be released after August 12 July 27, 2013

    Dhaka: ICC's AntiCorruption and Security Unit's report on the alleged corruption in the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) is likely to be out after August 12 as the Bangladesh Cricket Board has asked the investigation body to submit its report after the EidulFitr holidays. BCB president Nazmul Hassan said the report will...
  • ICC ACSU report on corruption in BCB delayed June 30, 2013

    Dhaka: The ICC AntiCorruption and Security Units report on corruption in the Bangladesh Premier League has been delayed till at least the next month after officials sought more time to complete their investigation. The report has been delayed thrice before and according to Bangladesh Cricket Board President Nazmul Hassan, it...
  • ICC to deliberate on venues for T20 World Cup June 26, 2013

    London: The ICC is likely to deliberate on the venues for next year's Twenty20 World Cup, scheduled to be held in Bangladesh, during the governing body's annual conference here. The tournament is scheduled to be organised between March 16 and April 6 in Bangladesh. The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) had recently raised...
  • Bangladesh suspend excaptain Ashraful amid fixing probe June 4, 2013

    Dhaka: The Bangladesh Cricket Board has suspended former captain Mohammad Ashraful until the International Cricket Council's AntiCorruption and Security Unit submits a report on investigations into suspected matchfixing and spotfixing during this year's Bangladesh Premier League. "As Ashraful has confessed his involvement in fixing to the ACSU team, so he...
  • ICC to probe Mohammad Ashraful's matchfixing link May 30, 2013

    Dhaka: The International Cricket Council is probing allegations of matchfixing in Bangladesh cricket with former captain Mohammad Ashraful among those being questioned, local officials said on Thursday. ICC anticorruption inspectors were investigating allegations of wrongdoing during a match in the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL), a spokesman for the Bangladesh Cricket Board...
  • Bangladesh cricketers protest Dhaka Premier League delay April 21, 2013

    Dhaka: Bangladesh's domestic cricketers protested the delay in holding the Dhaka Premier League, the country's most popular domestic competition, at the ShereBangla National Stadium on Saturday. The protestors, including several international cricketers, have not played any domestic cricket since midFebruary. The 12team oneday competition is also the biggest source of...
  • ICC lauds Bangladesh board for banning corrupt umpire March 18, 2013

    Dubai: The ICC on Monday lauded the Bangladesh Cricket Board for imposing a 10-year ban on umpire Nadir Shah, who was caught negotiating money for favourable decisions in an Indian TV sting operation last year. Nadir was banned but another umpire, Sharfuddoula Ibne Shahid Saikat, who was also shown in...
  • BCB to send delegation to Pakistan January 3, 2013

    Karachi: The Bangladesh Cricket Board could send a delegation to Lahore in the next few days to ensure the participation of top Pakistani players in the Bangladesh Premier League beginning on January 18. Sources in the Pakistan Cricket Board said that a delegation from the BCB headed by its President, Nazmul...
  • Bangladesh agree to tour Pakistan next month December 22, 2012

    Karachi: Bangladesh have agreed to tour Pakistan next month in the first visit by any country since armed militants attacked the Sri Lanka team bus in Lahore in 2009, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Zaka Ashraf said on Friday. "The Bangladesh board has conveyed to us their team's visit is confirmed...
  • Bangladesh agree 'in principle' to tour Pak December 18, 2012

    Dhaka: Bangladesh have agreed in principle to tour Pakistan and become the first team to play international cricket there since an attack on Sri Lanka's team bus nearly four years ago, officials said on Monday. Pakistan have had to play their 'home' matches in venues ranging from Dubai to London...
  • Pybus steps down as Bangladesh coach October 24, 2012

    Dhaka: Richard Pybus has stepped down as Bangladesh head coach after he was unable to agree terms on a formal contract, the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) said on Wednesday. "We have received an email from the agent of Mr Pybus which stated that he is unwilling to continue as our head...
  • Bangladesh to tour Pakistan in December: Report October 24, 2012

    Islamabad: The Bangladesh Cricket Board has reportedly agreed to send its cricket team to Pakistan for three oneday internationals and two Twenty20s in December. The Daily Jang newspaper says new BCB president Nazmul Hasan will chair a meeting on Wednesday after which the tour will be announced. Bangladesh was scheduled to...
  • Bangladesh board names politician as new chief October 17, 2012

    Dhaka: Bangladesh has named a ruling party Member of Parliament and business executive as the new president of its national cricket board. In a statement on Wednesday, the government says Nazmul Hasan, son of President Zillur Rahman, replaces AHM Mustafa Kamal who was recently made the vice president of the...
  • BCB to investigate alleged umpires corruption October 15, 2012

    New Delhi: Bangladesh Cricket Board has constituted a threemember committee to investigate into the allegations of fixing T20 matches by umpires as claimed by a television sting operation, a report said on Monday. According to Cricinfo, the BCB has formed a committee comprising its directors Sirajuddin Mohammad Alamgir and Mahmood Jamal,...
  • BCB offers Saqlain spin bowling consultant's job July 11, 2012

    Karachi: Former Pakistan offspinner, Saqlain Mushtaq has been offered the position of spin bowling consultant by the Bangladesh cricket Board (BCB) but he is yet to sign the contract. "I am more interested in doing something for Pakistan cricket unfortunately no one is interested in utilizing my experience," Saqlain said on...
  • Top cricketers sue BPL over unpaid wages July 11, 2012

    Sydney: The Federation of International Cricketers' Association (FICA) said Wednesday it will join players in legal action over unpaid wages by the Bangladesh Premier League, calling the situation "a joke". Bangladesh's inaugural Twenty20 league was held in February and attracted a host of overseas players, including Australians, but at least...
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