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  • Yasir Shah ruled out of ODI series against Bangladesh April 16, 2015

    Karachi: Pakistan leg spinner Yasir Shah has been ruled out of the ODI series against Bangladesh with a hand injury, which he sustained during the one-day practice match against the Bangladesh Board Presidents XI. The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) confirmed that Yasir had injured his left hand while fielding on Wednesday...
  • Pakistan open Bangladesh tour with one-wicket loss in warm-up April 15, 2015

    Pakistan's tour of Bangladesh started off with a one-wicket defeat against Bangladesh Cricket Board XI (BCB XI) in a warm-up game at the Khan Shaheb Osman Ali Stadium in Fatullah on Wednesday (April 15). Choosing to bat first, Pakistan made 268 for 9, and then reduced BCB XI to 259 for...
  • Future of Asia Cup in doubt as ACC faces shutdown: report April 14, 2015

    The Asian Cricket Council (ACC) could soon be dissolved or merged with the International Cricket Council (ICC), putting a question mark over the future of Asia Cup. According to a report in the Pakistan Observer, its sources have revealed that the ACC headquarters will be shut down from June this year....
  • Pakistan team arrives in Bangladesh for month-long tour April 14, 2015

    Dhaka: The Pakistan cricket team arrived in Dhaka on Monday for the forthcoming series against Bangladesh. The series, spread over almost a month, will include three One-Day Internationals (ODIs), two Tests and a lone Twenty20, reports bdnews24.com. The squad arrived at the Shahjalal International Airport and went straight to Hotel Sonargaon. The ODIs...
  • I am not arrogant and revengeful: Waqar Younis April 14, 2015

    Karachi: Pakistan cricket's head coach Waqar Younis has hit out at critics and former players branding him as "arrogant" and "revengeful" and said he was a totally patriotic Pakistani. In an exclusive interview on Geo Super sports channel on Monday night, Waqar was responding to questions that he is arrogant with...
  • Injured Sohail Khan ruled out of ODI series against Bangladesh April 12, 2015

    Islamabad: Pakistan fast bowler Sohail Khan has been ruled out of the one-day series against Bangladesh due to a back injury a day before the team was scheduled to depart for Dhaka. The Pakistan Cricket Board says on Sunday that Khan complained of pain in his back during a practice match...
  • 25 Indian fishermen detained by Bangladesh Navy April 12, 2015

    Dhaka: At least 25 Indian fishermen were detained by Bangladesh Navy for allegedly poaching into the country's waters. The fishermen on two trawlers were detained 90 nautical miles off the coast of Bagerhat's Mongla sea port during a regular patrol, police said. All of them hailed from South Chabbish Pargana District of...
  • Bangladesh hangs top Jamaat leader for war crimes during 1971 war April 11, 2015

    Dhaka: Top Jamaat-e-Islami leader Muhammad Quamaruzzaman was hanged on Saturday night for committing war crimes and mass killing during Bangladesh's 1971 independence war against Pakistan, days after he lost his final bid to overturn his death sentence. He was hanged at 10:01 PM local time, jail officials were quoted by local...
  • Azhar Ali wants Pakistan batsmen to score fast runs April 11, 2015

    Islamabad: Pakistan's new one-day captain Azhar Ali says his batsmen must match the fast pace of modern cricket and score quick runs. The 30-year-old middle order batsman says "definitely cricket these days is going fast and we are surely going to match the pace at the top level." Ali, who played the...
  • Bangladesh set to hang top Jamaat leader April 11, 2015

    Dhaka: Bangladesh is set to hang top Jamaat- e-Islami leader Muhammad Quamaruzzaman on Saturday for committing a massacre during the 1971 independence war, a day after authorities abruptly halted his execution process. Quamaruzzaman, the third most influential leader in the Islamist party, was originally expected to be hanged this morning, but...
  • Unless we tour big teams, we won't be ready for the top level: Shakib Al Hasan April 11, 2015

    Bangladesh had a more than satisfactory 2015 World Cup, knocking England out to make the quarter-finals, where they fought for a while before falling away in the face of the collective muscle of the Indians. Shakib Al Hasan, the biggest star Bangladesh cricket has ever had, had a decent World Cup...
  • Pakistan coach Waqar Younis wants right attitude in 'new era' April 10, 2015

    Dhaka: Pakistan head coach Waqar Younis on Friday warned only players with the right attitude will represent the national team as it embarks on a "new era" with their Bangladesh tour next week. Pakistan lost in the quarter-finals to the victorious Australians in the World Cup last month, which was...
  • Promoted Sarfraz Ahmed vows new start for Pakistan April 9, 2015

    Pakistan's fast-rising wicketkeeper Sarfraz Ahmed vowed to take the new-look side to the next level after his elevation to the one-day and Twenty20 vice-captaincy. Under new one-day captain Azhar Ali, Pakistan are hoping for a fresh start when they start their Bangladesh tour next week following the retirement of stalwarts Misbah-ul-Haq...
  • Bangladesh call up uncapped Rony Talukdar for Pakistan ODIs April 8, 2015

    Dhaka: Bangladesh on Wednesday named uncapped opener Rony Talukdar in a 14-man squad for the first two of their three one-day internationals against Pakistan this month. Talukdar has been rewarded for consistent performance in domestic competitions, having top-scored in the Dhaka Premier League with 714 runs at an average of 51...
  • Saad Nasim replaces injured Sohaib Maqsood for Pakistan's Bangladesh tour April 7, 2015

    Karachi: Sohaib Maqsood, Pakistan's middle-order batsman, was on Tuesday ruled out of the Bangladesh tour with an arm injury. Saad Nasim, the uncapped leg spinning allrounder, was named as his replacement in the one-day squad. Nasim was already included in the Twenty20 International squad. According to the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), Maqsood,...
  • Injured Sohaib Maqsood ruled out of Pakistan squad April 7, 2015

    Islamabad: Pakistan batsman Sohaib Maqsood has been ruled out of an upcoming one-day international series and Twenty20 match against Bangladesh due to a hand injury. The Pakistan Cricket Board said Maqsood complained of pain in his left hand during a training session on Tuesday and doctors found a tiny fracture just...
  • Bangladesh police seek acquittal of Rubel Hossain in rape case April 6, 2015

    Dhaka: Bangladeshi cricketer Rubel Hossain on Monday got a clean chit in an alleged rape case filed by an aspiring actress as the police, in its final report, sought acquittal of the 'country's World Cup hero'. Police told Dhaka's Chief Metropolitan Court that they found no proof of the charges the...
  • Mirpur to host all three Pakistan ODIs against Bangladesh April 6, 2015

    Bangalore: Pakistan are scheduled to play three one-day internationals, one Twenty20 International and two Test matches between April 13 and May 11, 2015 in their first full tour of Bangladesh since December 2011, a media release from Bangladesh Cricket Board said on Monday. The ODI team, led by new skipper Azhar...
  • Shakib to captain Bangladesh in first ODI against Pakistan April 6, 2015

    Bangladesh's iconic allrounder Shakib Al Hasan will be doing captain's duty for his team in the first ODI against Pakistan on April 17 since regular skipper Mashrafe Mortaza is serving a one-match suspension. Mortaza was suspended for an ODI due to his team's slow over rate in the ICC World Cup...
  • Bangladesh opposition leader Zia granted bail in graft cases April 6, 2015

    Dhaka: Bangladesh's former premier and main opposition leader Khaleda Zia was granted bail in two graft cases on Sunday after she appeared before a special court, a potential sign of easing tension in the politically unstable South Asian country. Zia appeared amid tight security before a special anti-graft court in the...
  • PCB accepts Bangladesh tour conditions April 5, 2015

    Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has finally accepted the terms and conditions for its tour of Bangladesh that is now scheduled to begin from April 17. A senior official of the PCB confirmed to PTI on Sunday that they had accepted terms and conditions sent by the Bangladesh cricket...
  • Bangladesh can beat Pakistan: Shakib Al Hasan April 5, 2015

    Shakib Al Hasan believes Bangladesh's new found confidence after the 2015 World Cup will make them favourites for the home series against Pakistan later this month. Bangladesh won three matches, including a famous triumph over England, to secure a berth in the knockout stages of a World Cup for the first...
  • BCB to compensate PCB for postponing tours April 4, 2015

    Dhaka: The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) will compensate its Pakistani counterpart for postponing two tours in 2012. BCB president Nazmul Hassan said that they want to end the matter by paying Pakistan their due for missing the two tours, adding that the amount could range between $100,000 and $300,000. The announcement comes...
  • Mustafa Kamal's resignation as ICC President lauded, ICC mulls replacement April 4, 2015

    With Bangladesh aggrieved after the controversy surrounding their quarter-final against India at the recently concluded ICC World Cup, followed by the then ICC President Mustafa Kamal being snubbed at the presentation ceremony during the final at MCG, it was only a matter of time for Kamal to put down his...
  • Misbah, Waqar wanted PCB to sideline Shehzad, Akmal for a year April 3, 2015

    Karachi: Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq and head coach Waqar Younis wanted the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) to sideline Ahmed Shehzad and Umar Akmal from the national team for atleast a year to force them to improve their attitudes. According to a report on Geo News channel, Misbah and Waqar in their tour...
  • It won't be smooth sailing for Pakistan in Bangladesh, says Rameez Raja April 3, 2015

    Karachi: Pakistan's cricket community welcomed the new squads announced for the series in Bangladesh but former Test captain Rameez Raja cautioned the team to expect a tough challenge from the hosts. "Let me tell you clearly that Bangladesh looked a changed and more confident side in the World Cup and their...
  • Disciplinary breach will not be tolerated, says Haroon Rasheed April 3, 2015

    Karachi: Pakistan's new chief selector Haroon Rasheed hinted that the trio of Umar Akmal, Nasir Jamshed and Ahmed Shehzad was not dropped only because of inconsistent performance but also for disciplinary issues. "The squads for Bangladesh have been picked totally independently by the new selectors without any pressure from anyone. Players...
  • Mustafa Kamal's resignation will not affect ties with India: Bangladesh Cricket Board April 3, 2015

    Dhaka: Bangladesh Cricket Board president Nazmul Hassan said on Friday that he does not believe compatriot Mustafa Kamal's quitting as International Cricket Council (ICC) president will affect cricketing ties between Bangladesh and India. Hassan said the event of Kamal's stepping down was "unfortunate" and that it would have been better if...
  • Shakib Al Hasan confident of performing well against Pakistan April 3, 2015

    Dhaka: Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan on Friday exuded confidence about playing well against Pakistan at home later this year. Pakistan's tour of Bangladesh will begin with a three-match One Day Internationals (ODI) series on April 17, followed by a Twenty20 (April 24) and a two-match Test series beginning on April...
  • Saeed Ajmal returns as Pakistan selectors axe 3 World Cup batsmen April 3, 2015

    Islamabad: Pakistan offspinner Saeed Ajmal returned in all three formats after clearing his bowling action for the series against Bangladesh, and the new selectors dropped three batsmen from the World Cup squad on Friday. Nasir Jamshed (tournament average 1.66), Umar Akmal (27.33), and Ahmed Shehzad (32.42) were axed, while Younis Khan...