Bangladesh

  • Former Bangladesh skipper Ashraful's ban reduced to five years Yesterday

    The chairman of Bangladesh Cricket Board's (BCB) disciplinary panel on Monday reduced the eight-year ban on former skipper Mohammad Ashraful for involvement in 'fixing' to five years, with two years suspended, following his appeal in July to Justice Mohammad Abdur Rashid who chairs the disciplinary panel. Ashraful is serving a...
  • Bangladesh appoints Syed Muazzem Ali as new envoy to India Yesterday

    Dhaka: Bangladesh on Monday appointed veteran diplomat and former foreign secretary Syed Muazzem Ali as its new High Commissioner to India. Ali served as the foreign secretary during the ruling Awami League's previous 1996-2001 tenure. He will succeed Tariq A Karim who is Bangladesh's envoy in India for the past five...
  • Asian Games: India men and women beat Bangladesh in Kabaddi 2 days ago

    Incheon: India made a resounding start in kabaddi competition of the 17th Asian Games with both the men's and women's teams thrashing Bangladesh in their opening preliminary round matches at the Songdo Global University Gymnasium here on Sunday. Indian women's team was the first to get across their Bangladeshi counterparts as...
  • Bangladesh to restore abandoned railway linkages with India 5 days ago

    Agartala: Bangladesh might restore the abandoned railway connectivity that existed before the partition of India to boost trade and people-to-people contact, Mohammad Mazibul Hoque, the country's railway minister, said here on Thursday. "After the partition of India in 1947, many railway connectivities between the two neighbours had snapped. We are considering...
  • Bangladesh becoming gold smuggling hub: Officials 5 days ago

    Dhaka: Bangladesh has seen a huge leap in gold smuggling to neighbouring India, the customs intelligence chief said. Mainul Hossain Khan said his team was catching gold smugglers red-handed every day at the country's two international airports, with bullion brought in mainly from the Middle East and believed destined for...
  • India, Bangladesh Foreign Ministers meet, no major headway on emotive issue September 20, 2014

    New Delhi: India on Saturday offered Bangladesh expertise in civil nuclear sector and outer space during a meeting between their Foreign Ministers but the meet could not make any major headway on emotive issues of Land Boundary Agreement, Teesta water sharing and extradition of ULFA leader Anup Chetia. During the third...
  • Bangladesh name Shakib, Rubel in Asian Games squad September 18, 2014

    Bangladesh's 15member squad for the Asian Games has received a fillip with star allrounder Shakib Al Hasan and fast bowler Rubel Hossain brought in as replacements for offspinner Sohag Gazi and paceman AlAmin Hossain who have come under the ICC radar clamping down on bowlers with suspect action. The Games...
  • West Indies' Darren Bravo fined by ICC September 17, 2014

    Dubai: West Indies player Darren Bravo has been found guilty of breaching the International Cricket Council (ICC) Code of Conduct during the fourth and final day's play in the second Test against Bangladesh in St. Lucia. He was fined 30 percent of his match fee for breaching Article 2.1.8 of the...
  • 2nd Test: Benn takes five as West Indies thrash Bangladesh by 296 runs to win series 20 September 17, 2014

    Veteran Shivnarine Chanderpaul completed his 30th Test century and leftarm spinner Sulieman Benn followed with 5 for 72 on Tuesday as the West Indies defeated Bangladesh by 296 runs late on day four of the second Test. The West Indies, playing their landmark 500th Test, swept the twoTest series 20. Chanderpaul's unbeaten...
  • As it happened: West Indies vs Bangladesh, 2nd Test, Day 4 September 17, 2014

    (For ballbyball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 3 Roundup: Shivnarine Chanderpaul's phenomenal run of form against Bangladesh continued with the veteran West Indies batsman unbeaten on 63 in guiding his team to 4 for 208, an overall lead of 427. After captain Denesh Ramdin declined to enforce...
  • Bangladesh says Bitcoin users could be jailed for up to 12 years September 16, 2014

    Dhaka: Bangladesh's central bank warned against dealing in bitcoin, saying anybody caught using the virtual currency could be jailed under the country's strict antimoney laundering laws. The Bangladesh Bank, which regulates the impoverished country's banking industry, said it issued the order after reports in local media of Bitcoin transactions through various...
  • 2nd Test: Chanderpaul fifty puts West Indies in control September 16, 2014

    Shivnarine Chanderpaul's phenomenal run of form against Bangladesh continued with the veteran West Indies batsman unbeaten on 63 in guiding his team to 4208, an overall lead of 427, at stumps on the third day of the second and final Test at the Beausejour Stadium on Monday. After captain Denesh Ramdin...
  • As it happened: West Indies vs Bangladesh, 2nd Test, Day 3 September 16, 2014

    (For ballbyball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 2 Roundup: Kemar Roach took 5 for 33 as Bangladesh slumped to 104 for seven at stumps. Bangladesh still trail their hosts' first innings score by 276 runs. Mahmudullah will continue in the morning on 13, and Shafiul Islam has...
  • 2nd Test: Kemar Roach dismantles Bangladesh on Day 2 September 15, 2014

    Kemar Roach took 5 for 33 as Bangladesh slumped to 104 for seven at stumps on the second day of the second and final Test against the West Indies at the Beausejour Stadium on Sunday. Bangladesh still trail their hosts' first innings score by 276 runs. Mahmudullah will continue in the morning...
  • As it happened: West Indies vs Bangladesh, 2nd Test, Day 2 September 15, 2014

    (For ballbyball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 1 Roundup: Opening batsmen Leon Johnson and Kraigg Brathwaite hit halfcenturies as the West Indies built a strong firstday total of 246 for 3 against Bangladesh in the second Test at Beausejour Stadium on Saturday. Lefthander Johnson, on debut, compiled...
  • 2nd Test: Opening stand guides WI to 246 for 3 on day one September 14, 2014

    St. Lucia: Opening batsmen Leon Johnson and Kraigg Brathwaite hit halfcenturies as the West Indies built a strong firstday total of 246 for 3 against Bangladesh in the second Test at Beausejour Stadium on Saturday. Lefthander Johnson, on debut, compiled 66 off 162 balls. He struck five fours and a six. Brathwaite,...
  • Sheikh Hasina, Narendra Modi likely to meet on UNGA sidelines: Bangladesh official September 13, 2014

    Dhaka: Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is expected to hold first meeting with her Indian counterpart Narendra Modi on September 27 on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York, a foreign ministry official said on Saturday. "The two prime ministers are likely to hold their...
  • WI vs Ban, 2nd Test, Day 1: as it happened September 14, 2014

    (For ballbyball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) TOSS: Bangladesh elected to bowl. PLAYING XIs: Bangladesh: Tamim Iqbal, Shamsur Rahman, Anamul Haque, Mominul Haque, Mahmudullah, Mushfiqur Rahim (c/wk), Nasir Hossain, Taijul Islam, AlAmin Hossain, Shafiul Islam, Robiul Islam West Indies: Leon Johnson, Kraigg Brathwaite, Kirk Edwards, Darren Bravo, Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Jermaine...
  • Historymaker Chanderpaul cherishes West Indies' 500th Test September 13, 2014

    West Indies' most capped player, Shivnarine Chanderpaul, is cherishing the 500th Test to be played by the regional side, and says it is a reminder of the rich cricketing heritage of the Caribbean. The second and final Test against Bangladesh starting on Saturday will signal the historic landmark and Chanderpaul says...
  • West Indies hunt series win in historic 500th Test September 13, 2014

    Gros Islet: The West Indies will hope to mark their 500th Test with a victory when they face Bangladesh in the second and final Test at the Beausejour Cricket Ground here Saturday. They swept aside the visitors by 10 wickets in the first encounter at Arnos Vale last week and with...
  • Gayle unavailable for second Test against Bangladesh September 12, 2014

    Gros Islet (St. Lucia): The West Indies will have to do without talismanic opener Chris Gayle for the second and final Test against Bangladesh starting Saturday at the Beausejour Cricket Ground. The lefthander was not named in the 13man squad announced late Thursday, with Guyana lefthander Leon Johnson called up as...
  • Bangladesh pacer AlAmin Hossain reported for illegal action September 10, 2014

    Dubai: Just a day after ace Pakistan spinner Saeed Ajmal was handed a bowling ban for illegal action, Bangladesh pacer AlAmin Hossain has been reported for chucking during his side's 10wicket loss against West Indies in St Vincent. With new and stringent rules in place, the International Cricket Council (ICC) is...
  • I am enjoying my bowling, says Sulieman Benn September 10, 2014

    Kingstown: West Indies bowler Sulieman Benn says he has been improving as a spinner since his return to the Test side after a gap of four years. The leftarm orthodox spinner grabbed 5/39 to help bowl out Bangladesh for 182 in their first innings of the first Test against the West...
  • West Indies skipper Denesh Ramdin wants better catching from team September 10, 2014

    Kingstown: West Indies captain Denesh Ramdin has appealed to his team to improve on their fielding ahead of the second cricket Test against Bangladesh, starting in St. Lucia on Saturday. Bangladesh's resistance was assisted by sloppy West Indies fielding, with five catches going down, despite the Caribbean side's 10wicket win in...
  • Curtly Ambrose praises pacer Shannon Gabriel September 10, 2014

    West Indies bowling consultant Curtly Ambrose has praised the performance of pacer Shannon Gabriel in the first cricket Test against Bangladesh which ended on Tuesday. The Trinidad and Tobago fast bowler finished with three wickets in the match which the West Indies won comprehensively by 10 wickets before the fifth day's...
  • India, Bangladesh sign MoU for enhanced cooperation in traditional medicine September 10, 2014

    Dhaka: Bangladesh and India have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for enhanced cooperation in the fields of traditional medicine like Ayurveda and Unani, as World Health Organisation decided to lay an extra focus on the issue as an "important part of healthcare" in the region. The two countries inked...
  • 1st Test: West Indies thrash Bangladesh by 10 wickets September 9, 2014

    Bangladesh captain Mushfiqur Rahim completed his third Test century but could not prevent West Indies from romping to a 10wicket victory early on day five of the opening Test match at Arnos Vale Sports Complex on Tuesday. Mushfiqur was last man out for 116 as Bangladesh, 256 for 5 overnight, was...
  • As it happened: West Indies vs Bangladesh 1st Test, Day 5 September 9, 2014

    (For ballbyball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 4 Roundup: Captain Mushfiqur Rahim struck an unbeaten 70 on Monday as Bangladesh batted doggedly to reach 256 for 5 in their second innings on day four as they faced an uphill battle to save the first Test against...
  • Harsh Vardhan seeks Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina's support in taming vectorborne diseases September 9, 2014

    Dhaka: India on Tuesday sought Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's support in combating many vectorborne diseases and providing "the highest standards of health care" to people in South Asia. "I seek your valuable support in traversing a path where we can attain the highest standards of health not only for...