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  • As it happened: World Cup warm-ups, Day 5 February 12, 2015

    (For Live Blog, scroll down to the bottom of the page) TOSS: Match 1: West Indies opted to bat against Scotland. Match 2: Ireland opted to field against Bangladesh. Teams: West Indies: Chris Gayle, Dwayne Smith, Lendl Simmons, Darren Bravo, Marlon Samuels, Jonathan Carter, Denesh Ramdin(w), Andre Russell, Darren Sammy, Jason Holder(c), Jerome Taylor,...
  • Fit-again Bangladesh opener Tamim Iqbal delighted with recovery February 10, 2015

    Sydney: Bangladesh opener Tamim Iqbal on Tuesday said he was delighted with his recovery from knee surgery after hitting 81 in the narrow World Cup warm-up loss to Pakistan. The 25-year-old left-hander showed no ill effects from last month's operation during a 168-run stand for the third wicket with Mohammad Mahmudullah...
  • Bangladesh: 10 newborn die mysteriously within 12 hours February 10, 2015

    Dhaka: Ten newborn babies have died mysteriously within 12 hours at a major state-run hospital in Bangladesh, prompting authorities to launch a probe into the incident. "Five of the 10 babies were neonatal who were born only yesterday and the oldest among the children was a one and half year...
  • Sohail Khan develops strain after warm-up match February 10, 2015

    Karachi: The beleaguered Pakistan team in Australia is facing another injury scare with just days remaining before the start of the World Cup 2015. The latest player to suffer a fitness problem is fast bowler, Sohail Khan who has developed a calf muscle strain after bowling just six overs in the...
  • World Cup warm-up: Sohaib Maqsood takes Pakistan to 3-wicket win over Bangladesh February 9, 2015

    Sydney: Sohaib Maqsood scored an unbeaten 93 from 90 deliveries to guide Pakistan to a three-wicket win over Bangladesh with 11 balls to spare in a World Cup warmup match on Monday. Mohammad Irfan took 5 for 52 to restrict Bangladesh to 246, with Mahmudullah (83) and Tamim Iqbal (81) sharing...
  • Bangladesh fans deserve more from team, says Rahul Dravid February 7, 2015

    Adelaide: Former Indian captain Rahul Dravid said on Saturday that the Bangladesh cricket team have given very few "positive stories" for their fans to cherish. "People in Bangladesh deserve a bit more from their cricketers," Dravid was quoted as saying by ESPNcricinfo. The 42-year-old believes apart from a few cricketing upsets Bangladesh...
  • Australia's Michael Clarke bats, bowls as comeback gathers pace February 5, 2015

    Michael Clarke's comeback from injury gathered pace Thursday with the Australian captain bowling two overs and knocking a breezy 34 for a Cricket Australia XI against Bangladesh. The 33-year-old was forced onto the sidelines after the first Test against India in December with a serious hamstring injury that required surgery, and...
  • Burdwan blast: NIA arrests a core member of Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh February 5, 2015

    Kolkata: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Wednesday arrested a core member of Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) in connection with the October 2, 2014 Burdwan blast. Mufazzil Haque was arrested from Mukimnagar in Murshidabad (West Bengal) on Tuesday night. According to NIA, Haque used to own the Lalgola madarsa in Mukimnagar which...
  • Share revenues else tour is off: PCB to BCB February 4, 2015

    Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has decided in principle to call off its tour to Bangladesh in April-May if the Bangladesh Cricket Board refuses to share revenues for the series of two Tests, three One-day Internationals and a T20. "We don't want to end up spending money from our coffers...
  • Bangladesh to ask India to play ODIs in 2015 February 2, 2015

    Dhaka: Bangladesh will ask India to play three One-Day Internationals (ODIs) rather than one Test match later this year, Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) president Nazmul Hassan said on Monday. Hassan had said last year that India would be touring Bangladesh in 2014, 2015 and 2020 as per the new Future Tour...
  • Shakib Al Hasan tops ICC rankings for allrounders February 2, 2015

    Dubai: Ace Bangladesh cricketer Shakib Al Hasan has been ranked as the best all-rounder in One-Day cricket, according to the latest International Cricket Council (ICC) rankings released on Monday. The southpaw regained the top slot in One-Day Internationals (ODI) to head the list in all the three formats, reports bdnews24.com. He had...
  • World Cup 2015 Team Profile: Time for Bangladesh to turn a corner February 2, 2015

    Cricket in Bangladesh, just like its economy, has not evolved as much as people thought it would. But for a Bangladeshi cricket fan, victories, which are few and far in between, will always be a part of the memory and nothing beats the ICC World Cup 2007 where the Bengal...
  • Delhi elections: BJP alleges AAP workers coming from Pakistan, Bangladesh January 30, 2015

    New Delhi: Continuing with its announcement made on Thursday, the BJP asked five questions on the second day from Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief Arvind Kejriwal on the Delhi Assembly elections. Commerce Minister Nirmala Sitharaman again trained guns on Kejriwal and this time pointed out that AAP's website showed volunteers...
  • West Bengal: Five Burdwan blast accused in NIA custody till February 3 January 28, 2015

    Kolkata: A city court on Wednesday remanded five accused in the Burdwan blast case to NIA custody till February 3 after the agency sought time to unravel more details of their alleged links with Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh. Chief Judge of Metropolitan Court Md Mumtaz Khan remanded the five accused to seven...
  • Saeed Ajmal, Sohag Gazi undergo bowling test in Chennai January 24, 2015

    Chennai: Suspended Pakistan off-spinner Saeed Ajmal was on Saturday put through an official ICC bowling test at the apex cricket body's accredited laboratory here under the supervision of two technical experts from Dubai. Apart from Ajmal, Bangladeshi right-arm off-break bowler Sohag Gazi, 23, also reported for testing on Saturday as per...
  • Bangladesh eye World Cup quarter-finals January 22, 2015

    Dhaka: Bangladesh have set their sights on the quarter-finals of next month's cricket World Cup in Australia and New Zealand, the team's Sri Lankan coach said today. Chandika Hathurusinghe told journalists in Dhaka he was happy with the team's preparations and hoped they would go "all the way". But he said he...
  • Injury scare for Bangladesh's Taijul Islam January 20, 2015

    Mirpur: Bangladeshi left arm spinner Taijul Islam was struck on his bowling arm while batting in the nets on Monday. He was immediately rushed to a hospital for treatment. According to team manager Khaled Mahmud, the reports did not show anything serious. "Taijul hurt his wrist while facing Shafiul Islam in the...
  • World Cup 2015: What to expect from the minnows January 20, 2015

    The cricket World Cup over the years has been a place for the minnows where you can showcase your talent, although giving an opportunity to a side after every four years neither does any good to their confidence nor does it help their cricket grow. Some of the minnows, like...
  • Court allows Bangladesh's Rubel Hossain to play in World Cup 2015 January 14, 2015

    Dhaka: A Dhaka court on Wednesday allowed cricketer Rubel Hossain to travel abroad to play in the forthcoming World Cup. The order in this regard was issued in a case filed against Rubel under the Women's Oppression Act by actress Naznin Akter Happy, reports bdnews24.com. The court of Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Rashed...
  • Aminul Islam relives his journey from World Cup to Test Arena January 14, 2015

    Since its independence in 1971, Bangladesh wanted to play in the World Cup. Bangladesh competed in the 1979, 1982, 1990 and 1994 ICC Trophies and not only improved every time, but got closer to qualification to the pinnacle event. My ODI debut was in 1988 and I played in the ICC...
  • Bangladesh gets its first Hindu Chief Justice in SK Sinha January 12, 2015

    Dhaka: Justice SK Sinha was on Monday appointed Chief Justice of Bangladesh to become the first Hindu to hold the highest judicial post in the Muslim-majority country. President Mohammad Abdul Hamid appointed Sinha, the senior most judge of the apex court, as its Chief Justice who will have a term of...
  • Bangladesh bowler gets bail, to stay with World Cup squad January 11, 2015

    Dhaka: Paceman Rubel Hossain will remain part of Bangladesh's World Cup squad, the local cricket board said, after he got bail on Sunday in a case filed by an actress alleging the cricketer had failed to carry out his promise of marriage. Rubel's participation in the Feb. 14-March 29 tournament in...
  • Bangladesh cricketer remanded in actress rape case January 8, 2015

    Dhaka: Bangladesh cricketer Rubel Hossain, who has been named in the country's World Cup squad, was behind bars on Thursday after being remanded in custody over allegations that he raped an actress. A magistrate in the capital Dhaka delivered the order after 19-year-old Naznin Akter Happy lodged a complaint of "rape"...
  • South Africa to tour Bangladesh in July January 6, 2015

    Dhaka: South Africa will play two Tests, three one-day internationals and two Twenty20 matches on their month-long tour of Bangladesh starting in July, the Bangladesh Cricket Board said on Tuesday. The tour will start with the first T20 on July 5 in Mirpur, followed by the ODI series and the Test...
  • World Cup squads: Allrounder Soumya Sarkar makes the cut in Bangladesh's 15 January 4, 2015

    Dhaka: Bangladesh on Sunday picked all-rounder Soumya Sarkar in their 15-member squad for the 2015 One-day International (ODI) cricket World Cup. Sarkar made his international debut against Zimbabwe in December last year and made 20 runs. It has been his only appearance for Bangladesh so far. Fast bowler Taskin Ahmed and left-arm...
  • Big Bash best way to prepare for World Cup: Shakib Al Hasan December 28, 2014

    Dhaka: Bangladeshi allrounder Shakib Al Hasan has said playing in Australia's domestic Big Bash Twenty20 cricket tournament would enable him to prepare in the best possible way for the ICC World Cup to be jointly hosted by Australia and New Zealand next year. Hasan, who will be playing for the Melbourne...
  • India attaches highest importance to Bangladesh: Pranab Mukherjee December 19, 2014

    New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee on Friday said India attached "highest importance" to bilateral relations with Bangladesh, an official statement by the Rashtrapati Bhavan said. Receiving his Bangladesh counterpart Abdul Hamid in the Rashtrapati Bhavan here, Mukherjee welcomed him and complimented him for his role in the consolidation of bilateral relations. "India...
  • 45th anniversary of 1971 Indo-Pak War December 16, 2014

    New Delhi: It is the 45th anniversary of the gory 1971 war between India and Pakistan which led to the liberation of Bangladesh. On the occasion of Vijay Diwas, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar along with the three service chiefs paid tribute to the martyrs of the war at Amar Jawan...
  • India on alert after massive oil spill in Sunderbans December 13, 2014

    New Delhi: Authorities on India's eastern coast are on alert after a tanker and another vessel collided, spilling more than 350,000 litres of furnace oil into the waters of the Sunderban tidal mangrove forests in neighbouring Bangladesh. "We are taking all precautionary measures," Pradeep Vyas, additional director of India's Sunderban Biosphere...
  • 3.5 lakh litre oil spills into Shela river, threatens Sunderbans ecology December 12, 2014

    Dhaka: The Sunderbans in Bangladesh continues to reel from a major oil spill after an oil tanker sank in the Shela river on Tuesday. Bangladesh on Thursday retrieved an oil-leaking sunken tanker, two days after it capsized in a river at the Sunderbans, as the oil overnight spread in 34,000...