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  • World Cup: England may drop misfiring Ballance for next match against Bangladesh 4 hours 58 minutes ago

    Misfiring batsman Gary Ballance is likely to be the sacrificial lamb when England's harried selectors decide on the lineup for next week's World Cup crunch match against Bangladesh. Disgruntled former players and raging media pundits are demanding changes to a team that has won only one game from their opening four...
  • Scotland look for World Cup boost against Bangladesh 5 hours 34 minutes ago

    New Zealand: Scotland have another chance to revive a Cricket World Cup campaign which has fallen below their own expectations when they play Bangladesh in a Pool A match at Nelson's Saxton Oval on Thursday. Bangladesh have one win to their credit - a 105-run victory over Afghanistan - shared points...
  • Eagerly waiting to visit Bangladesh soon:PM Modi writes to Sheikh Hasina Yesterday

    Dhaka: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has expressed his eagerness to visit Bangladesh soon in a letter which was today handed over to his counterpart Sheikh Hasina by visiting Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar, officials said. "I am eagerly waiting to visit Bangladesh soon," a spokesman of Hasina's office quoted the letter as...
  • Bangladesh arrest main suspect in U.S. blogger's killing 2 days ago

    Dhaka: Bangladesh's anti-terrorism unit said it had arrested on Monday the main suspect in the killing of a U.S. blogger who died in Dhaka last week in the latest attack on critics of religious extremism in the Muslim-majority nation. Forces from the Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) arrested Farabi Shafiur Rahman, who...
  • Blogger hacked to death, protest held across Bangladesh 2 days ago

    Days after prominent aethiest blogger Avijit Roy was hacked to death in Dhaka, protests were held across Bangladesh. Eye witnesses to the incident have now come forward to describe that gruesome attack. He is the second blogger to have been killed and the fourth writer attacked in the Muslim majority...
  • Bangladesh rallies for free speech after US blogger's murder 2 days ago

    Dhaka: Bangladeshis gathered on Sunday to pay tribute to an American blogger and critic of religious extremism who was hacked to death in Dhaka, in the latest of a series of attacks on writers in the predominantly Muslim nation. Avijit Roy, an engineer of Bangladeshi origin, was killed by machete-wielding assailants...
  • Jaishankar arrives in Bhutan on first leg of 'SAARC yatra' 3 days ago

    Thimphu: Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar on Sunday called on Bhutanese Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay soon after arriving in Thimpu on the first leg of his 'SAARC yatra'. "Jaishankar SAARC Yatra begins. Foreign Secy Jaishankar in Thimphu," External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin tweeted. Bhutan's trip will be followed by Bangladesh on March...
  • US blogger hacked to death in Bangladesh for writing against religious fundamentalism 4 days ago

    Dhaka: A prominent US blogger has been hacked to death and his wife seriously injured in Bangladesh by unknown attackers, days after receiving threats from Islamists for writing against religious fundamentalism. Avijit Roy, 44, had come to the country on February 16 to attend the a book fair where three of...
  • Watch: Afghanistan Day at World Cup, Sri Lanka trounce Bangladesh, Day 13 highlights 5 days ago

    Afghanistan held their nerves to beat Scotland by a wicket for their first every win at ICC World Cup while the Sri Lankans jumped to No. 2 in Pool A by hammering Bangladesh. Watch all the highlights from Day 13. ...
  • World Cup 2015: Sri Lanka skipper hails 'brilliant' Dilshan, Sangakkara 5 days ago

    Melbourne: Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews hailed century makers Tillakaratne Dilshan and Kumar Sangakkara as "brilliant" after they lifted the 1996 champions to a 92-run win over Bangladesh on Thursday. Dilshan smashed an unbeaten 161 off 146 balls - the ninth highest score in World Cup history -- while Sangakkara marked...
  • World Cup: Bangladesh captain let down by batting, bowling, fielding 5 days ago

    Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Mortaza described the 92-run defeat against Sri Lanka on Thursday as "frustrating", saying his team was not up to the mark in batting, bowling or fielding. "It is obvious we did not play well today," said Mortaza. "We need to work hard if we are to do well...
  • World Cup: Dilshan, Sangakkara guide Sri Lanka to huge win over Bangladesh 5 days ago

    Something about Bangladesh triggers Sri Lanka into action. So far in the 2015 World Cup, Sri Lanka have failed to completely dominate an innings. At the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Thursday (February 26), they dominated a whole match. Perhaps that wasn't surprising, given their 32-4 record against Bangladesh heading into this...
  • As it happened: Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh, World Cup, Match 18, Pool A 6 days ago

    (For Live Blog, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Brief Preview: The Islanders, losing finalists in the last two editions, have had an uninspiring start to the 2015 event, with their batsmen struggling to cope with the conditions in New Zealand. Angelo Mathews's men were thrashed by the co-hosts...
  • Bangladesh issues arrest warrants for former PM Khaleda Zia in graft cases 1 week ago

    Dhaka: A court in Bangladesh has issued arrest warrants against ex-Prime Minister Khaleda Zia and two others in two cases filed by the country's anti-graft body. The Special Judge Court-3 of Md Abu Ahmed Jomadar scrapped bail for Khaleda Zia, chairperson of the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) after she failed to...
  • Upul Tharanga replaces Jeevan Mendis in Sri Lanka World Cup squad 1 week ago

    Wellington: Opening batsman Upul Tharanga will join Sri Lanka at the World Cup as a replacement for injured allrounder Jeevan Mendis. The International Cricket Council approved the replacement after Mendis injured a hamstring at training on Tuesday. Sri Lanka will play Bangladesh in Melbourne on Thursday in their third match in Pool...
  • Sri Lanka seek World Cup lift against Bangladesh 1 week ago

    Perennial contenders Sri Lanka will fear their own inconsistent form more than their opponents when they meet Bangladesh in the World Cup at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Thursday. The Islanders, losing finalists in the last two editions, have had an uninspiring start to the 2015 event, with their batsmen struggling...
  • Sri Lanka, Bangladesh suffer World Cup injuries February 24, 2015

    Sri Lanka and Bangladesh were dealt injury blows ahead of Thursday's World Cup clash at the Melbourne Cricket Ground with both Jeevan Mendis and Mushfiqur Rahim taken to hospital for assessment. Mendis, a left-handed batsman and right-arm leg-spinner, has a hamstring injury that could be serious enough to rule him out...
  • Bangladesh rubbished World Cup bookie links February 24, 2015

    Melbourne: Bangladesh, on Monday, rubbished media reports back home that seamer Al-Amin Hossain had been kicked out of the World Cup for reportedly confessing to meeting an illegal Indian bookmaker. The official statement issued on Sunday by the team management had said Hossain, 25, was being sent home for breaking curfew...
  • Shafiul Islam cleared to join Bangladesh squad at World Cup February 23, 2015

    Melbourne: The International Cricket Council has approved Shafiul Islam as a replacement in Bangladesh's World Cup squad for pace bowler Al-Amin Hossain, who was sent home after breaking a team curfew. Al-Amin did not play in the team's opening 105-run win over Afghanistan, and Bangladesh's second match against Australia was washed...
  • 48 killed as ferry with 150 people capsizes in Bangladesh February 22, 2015

    Dhaka: At least 48 people, including many women and children, were killed on Sunday when an overcrowded ferry with over 150 passengers sank in a river in northwestern Bangladesh after colliding with a trawler, the latest maritime tragedy to hit the country. The ferry, heading to Paturia from Daulatdia in Rajbari,...
  • World Cup: Bangladesh's Al-Amin Hossain sent home for curfew breach February 22, 2015

    Sydney: Bangladesh pace bowler Al-Amin Hossain will be sent home from the World Cup after breaking a team curfew in Brisbane, media reports claimed on Sunday. Team manager Khaled Mahmud told www.cricinfo.com that Al-Amin had failed to return to the team hotel before the 10:00pm local deadline on February 19. "Normally if...
  • Bangladesh rescues 30 from capsized ferry after trawler collision February 22, 2015

    Dhaka: Bangladeshi rescuers on Sunday pulled 30 ferry passengers from the river Padma after the vessel capsized 70 km (44 miles) north of the capital with more than 100 people aboard, police said. Low-lying Bangladesh, with extensive inland waterways and slack safety standards, suffers regular ferry disasters, with deaths sometimes running...
  • Mamata Banerjee calls Bangladesh visit 'very successful' February 22, 2015

    Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee termed her Bangladesh visit as "very successful". On returning after her visit to Bangladesh, Banerjee told reporters at the Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International airport that her visit was successful and she was overwhelmed by the hospitality of the people of that country. "The...
  • Watch: West Indies blow away Pakistan, ICC World Cup, Day 8 Highlights February 22, 2015

    Reduced to a world record low of 1 for 4 chasing 310, Pakistan got a 150-run hammering, while Cyclone Marcia washed out the Australia-Bangladesh tie in Brisbane. ...
  • World Cup 2015: Brisbane washout piles pressure on England February 21, 2015

    Brisbane: The beleaguered England team found themselves under even more pressure after rain forced Australia's World Cup match against Bangladesh in Brisbane on Saturday to be abandoned without a ball bowled. A point apiece for the no-result at the Gabba saw both Australia and Bangladesh move to three points, three behind...
  • Seniors need to stand up: Ponting advises Pakistan after WI thrashing February 21, 2015

    Kris Srikkanth, Ricky Ponting and Zaheer Abbas analyse West Indies' big win over Pakistan and how the washout against Australia may benefit Bangladesh. ...
  • ICC World Cup: Australia, Bangladesh share points after Brisbane washout February 21, 2015

    Brisbane: Australia's cricket World Cup Pool A match against Bangladesh was abandoned without a ball being bowled at the Gabba here Saturday. Both teams will get one point each. Heavy rain generated by Cyclone Marcia swamped Brisbane Friday and persisted again Saturday, meaning no play was possible. The rain had eased early...
  • As it happened: Australia vs Bangladesh, ICC World Cup, Match 11 February 21, 2015

    (For live updates scroll down) Quick Preview: Favourites Australia will look to go all guns blazing as they meet Bangladesh in a Pool A match of the cricket World Cup on Saturday with the threat of a washout looming large due to the Tropical Cyclone Marcia. Co-hosts Australia kicked off their campaign...