Bangladesh

  • Bangladesh, Afghanistan fight to stay afloat in Asia Cup February 28, 2014

    Fatullah (Bangladesh): An interesting battle of the minnows is on the cards when Bangladesh and tournament-debutants Afghanistan fight it out here on Saturday to stay alive in the Asia Cup after suffering opening losses. Both the teams are winless after losing their opening matches but not without showing some spark against...
  • Mashrafe Mortaza ruled out of Asia Cup February 28, 2014

    Dhaka: The Bangladesh cricket team's injury problems were compounded after senior pacer Mashrafe Mortaza was ruled out of the remainder of the Asia Cup due to a side strain. The setback comes on the eve of their clash against a spirited Afghanistan. Pacer Shafiul Islam has been brought as Mortaza's replacement....
  • Injured Mushfiqur Rahim uncertain for Afghanistan match February 27, 2014

    Dhaka: Bangladesh skipper Mushfiqur Rahim, who had sustained a shoulder injury while fielding against India, is still under observation and it's not yet known whether he would be available for their Asia Cup match against Afghanistan on Saturday. "For now we will continue to assess his condition," team physio Vibhav Singh...
  • Kohli's special knock made the difference: Razzak February 27, 2014

    Fatullah: Bangladesh left-arm spinner Abdur Razzak has conceded that Indian captain Virat Kohli's 'special' knock of 136 made all the difference in his side's six-wicket loss in their Asia Cup campaign opener here. "I would say our bowlers did not do that badly. Nothing went wrong for us. Sometimes some special...
  • Bangladesh win will give us momentum ahead: Rahane February 27, 2014

    Fatullah: India began their Asia Cup campaign with a comfortable win over hosts Bangladesh here and talented batsman Ajinkya Rahane said the victory would give his side the momentum in the tournament ahead. "Obviously it's very important for us. Great momentum at the start of the series, and we're just looking...
  • Asia Cup: Virat Kohli dedicates ton to his father February 27, 2014

    Fatullah: Captain Virat Kohli remembered his dad after guiding India to a convincing six-wicket win over Bangladesh in their Asia Cup opener in Fatullah on Wednesday, and said whatever he has achieved in his life so far was solely because of the contributions of his departed father. Captaining the side in...
  • New Zealand's Lou Vincent pleads guilty in fixing investigation February 27, 2014

    Wellington: Former New Zealand Test cricketer Lou Vincent has pleaded guilty to a charge of failing to report an approach from an illegal bookmaker while playing in the Bangladesh Premier League. The opening batsman was one of nine players investigated by anti-corruption officials in Bangladesh and was one of three to...
  • Dhaka Gladiators owner convicted of match-fixing February 27, 2014

    Dhaka: A special tribunal convicted one of the owners of the Dhaka Gladiators on Wednesday of match-fixing in the tainted Bangladesh Premier League, while three international cricketers pleaded guilty in the 2013 scandal, officials said. Shihab Jishan Chowdhury, managing director of the reigning BPL champions, was found guilty of one charge...
  • Kohli leads India's chase against Bangladesh February 26, 2014

    Virat Kohli along with Ajinkya Rahane put up a 213-run stand to help India overhaul Bangladesh's target of 280. ...
  • Rahim rushed to hospital after injuring shoulder February 26, 2014

    Fatullah: Bangladesh skipper Mushfiqur Rahim was rushed to a hospital in Dhaka after injuring his shoulder while fielding during their match against India in the Asia Cup here on Wednesday. "He has gone for a check up to hospital. We are yet to get the doctor's report. We don't have any...
  • Kent's Darren Stevens cleared in Bangladesh corruption probe February 26, 2014

    Kent cricketer Darren Stevens has been found not guilty by an International Cricket Council (ICC) tribunal of failing to report an illegal approach while playing in the Bangladesh Premier League in 2013. The 37-year-old all-rounder had been charged with two counts of failing to report a corrupt approach while playing for...
  • It was very important for someone like Ajinkya to bat: Virat Kohli February 26, 2014

    Fatullah: Captain Virat Kolhi on Wednesday remembered his dad after guiding India to a convincing six-wicket win over Bangladesh in their Asia Cup opener, and said whatever he has achieved in his life so far was solely because of the contributions of his departed father. Captaining the side in place of...
  • 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...
  • Asia Cup: Kohli hits century, leads India to six-wicket win over Bangladesh February 26, 2014

    Virat Kohli began his stand-in captain responsibility in a perfect fashion as his 19th ODI century helped India register a comprehensive six-wicket victory over Bangladesh in the Asia Cup on Wednesday. Kohli, who is captaining India in this tournament in the absence of injured MS Dhoni, scored 136 and shared 213-run...
  • As it happened: Bangladesh vs India, Match 2, Asia Cup February 26, 2014

    (Scroll down to the bottom of the page for ball-by-ball commentary) India will have to fight bad form, absence of MS Dhoni and a dangerously unpredictable Bangladesh in their first match of the Asia Cup. India skipper Virat Kohli won the toss and chose to field. No place for Cheteshwar Pujara in...
  • Beating India is no longer an upset, says Mashrafe Mortaza February 25, 2014

    Mirpur: Bangladesh's premier pacer Mashrafe Mortaza on Tuesday said that beating a heavyweight Indian cricket team is no longer considered as an "upset" as the hosts have defeated them on a few occasions in the near past including the last edition of Asia Cup. "I don't count a win against India...
  • Asia Cup: Virat Kohli's India open campaign against hosts Bangladesh February 25, 2014

    Three things take precedence over most other in India's Asia Cup campaign this year - MS Dhoni's absence, Virat Kohli's captaincy and Cheteshwar Pujara's return to the ODIs. But topping the list of objectives will be to arrest a slide that began in South Africa and extended to New Zealand...
  • MS Dhoni not the only casualty as injuries mar Asia Cup 2014 February 25, 2014

    Injuries to star players, including India's World Cup-winning captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni, have taken the sheen off the Asia Cup which opens in Bangladesh on Tuesday. New entrants Afghanistan appear the only injury-free side as the other four teams struggle to field their best players for the 11-match tournament, billed as...
  • Asia Cup 2014: World champions India begin as underdogs February 25, 2014

    India are winless in 2014 so far after two embarrassing tours of South Africa and New Zealand, and without the services of MS Dhoni, the ODI champions will have an added void to fill when the 12th Asia Cup begins in Dhaka on Tuesday. Here's how the five teams shape-up...
  • India aim to retain No.2 position in ODI rankings February 23, 2014

    Dubai: India will start their campaign in the Asia Cup with an aim to retain the number two position in the ICC ODI team rankings at the April 1 cut-off date. At number two, India will be the highest ranked side in the five-team tournament with 115 ratings points. Apart from India,...
  • 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...
  • Virat Kohli-led India squad departs for Asia Cup February 23, 2014

    Mumbai: The Indian cricket squad, led by Virat Kohli in the absence of injured regular skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni, departed on Sunday for the Asia Cup competition in Bangladesh starting on February 25. Dhoni has been ruled out of the tournament after the wicketkeeper-batsman sustained a Grade I left side-strain injury...
  • 3rd ODI: Sri Lanka beat Bangladesh to clean sweep three-match series February 22, 2014

    Mirpur: Opener Kusal Perera hit his maiden century as Sri Lanka beat Bangladesh by six wickets to sweep the one-day series 3-0 on Saturday. Sri Lanka scored 246 for 4 in reply to Bangladesh's 240 for 8 with captain Angelo Mathews smashing a six over mid-wicket off Naeem Islam to complete...
  • As it happened: Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka, 3rd ODI February 22, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page TOSS: Sri Lanka decided to field. PLAYING XIs: Bangladesh: 1 Anamul Haque (wk), 2 Shamsur Rahman, 3 Mominul Haque, 4 Mushfiqur Rahim (c), 5 Naeem Islam, 6 Mahmudullah 7 Nasir Hossain, 8 Sohag Gazi, 9 Arafat Sunny, 10 Shafiul Islam, 11 Rubel...
  • Bangladesh allrounder Shakib suspended, to miss Asia Cup start February 22, 2014

    Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has suspended star allrounder Shakib Al Hasan for three matches after he was considered to have breached the board's code of conduct by "making an inappropriate gesture on live television" during the second ODI against Sri Lanka. "Bangladesh cricketer Shakib Al Hasan has been penalised for breaching...
  • 3rd ODI: Sri Lanka target clean sweep in Bangladesh February 21, 2014

    Sri Lanka will be without the veteran trio of Mahela Jayawardene, Kumara Sangakkara and Tillakaratne Dilshan as they target a clean sweep in Bangladesh by winning the third and final ODI in Mirpur on Saturday. The first instance since 1999 when not one of Jaywardene, Sangakkara and Dilshan will be in...
  • 2nd ODI: Sangakkara century helps Sri Lanka beat Bangladesh February 20, 2014

    Mirpur: Kumar Sangakkara's 17th international century led Sri Lanka to an easy 61-run win over Bangladesh in the second one-day International at Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium on Thursday. Bangladesh were bowled out for 228 in reply of Sri Lanka's 289 for 6. The victory gave Sri Lanka an unassailable 2-0 lead in...
  • India calls for institutional reform within the SAARC February 20, 2014

    India on Thursday called for institutional reform within the SAARC and define a clear set of policies on the nature of the grouping's relations with countries having observer status. The eight-member grouping needs to "move faster and to add momentum to our cooperation within the SAARC framework," External Affairs Minister Salman...
  • As it happened: Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka, 2nd ODI February 20, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page.) Toss: Sri Lanka have won the toss and will bat first against Bangladesh in the second ODI. Teams: Sri Lanka: Kushal Janith Perera, Tillakaratne Dilshan, Kumar Sangakkara(w), Dinesh Chandimal, Ashan Priyanjan, Angelo Mathews(c), Kithuruwan Vithanage, Thisara Perera, Sachithra Senanayake, Lasith Malinga, Ajantha...