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  • Fizz makes dismal debut for Rajasthan as Punjab win thriller

    Mustafizur Rahman made a dismal debut for Rajasthan Royals as his side suffered an agonising four-run defeat against Punjab Kings in the ongoing 14th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai today.

  • SA beat Pak in 2nd T20I to level series

    South Africa levelled their four-match Twenty20 international series against Pakistan with a comfortable six-wicket win in the second match at the Wanderers in Johannesburg on Monday.

  • Tigers reminded of equal responsibility as they leave for SL

    Tigers’ motto would have to be to play as a team, with the responsibility of playing good cricket falling on each and every member of the team equally, BCB director Khaled Mahmud said before he left with the national team today for Bangladesh’s two-Test series against Sri Lanka.

  • 'England willing to boycott social media'

    England's cricket team would be prepared to boycott social media if the players wanted to take a stand against online abuse, bowler Stuart Broad said.

  • Mominul at ease under pressure

    There will be a significant amount of focus on Test skipper Mominul Haque and the rest of the Bangladesh team when they board a flight for Sri Lanka today to take part in a two-match Test series.

  • Shakib’s KKR off to winning start in IPL

    Bangladesh ace all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan bagged a wicket in his first delivery in what was his return to old colours of Kolkata Knight Riders as his side won their opening IPL fixture against Shakib’s former team Sunrisers Hyderabad by 10 runs at Chennai today.

  • PITCH foundation helps out Nadir, Rubel

    Voluntary organization PITCH foundation, which was formed recently in order to support the game of cricket locally, donated TK two lakh respectively to ailing international umpire Nadir Shah and former national spinner Mosharaf Hossain Rubel. Both Nadir and Rubel are suffering from cancer.

  • Mominul plays down impact of Shakib's absence

    Bangladesh captain Mominul Haque believes the absence of experienced all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan will not have a major impact on the outcome of the upcoming Test series against Sri Lanka.

  • Rizwan leads Pak to T20 win over SA

    Opener Mohammad Rizwan smashed an unbeaten half-century to lead Pakistan to a nail-biting four-wicket victory over inexperienced South Africa in the first Twenty20 International at The Wanderers on Saturday.

  • Pant's Delhi thrash Dhoni's Chennai

    Captain Rishabh Pant won the battle of wicketkeepers as Delhi Capitals trumped the Mahendra Singh Dhoni-led Chennai Super Kings in the Indian Premier League on Saturday.

  • Sri Lanka home series still on schedule

    The Pakistan Under-19 team’s tour of Bangladesh has been called off with the current Covid-19 situation in the country in mind after both boards mutually agreed to postpone the tour.

  • Kohli says Patel has ended Bangalore's death-overs woes

    Royal Challengers Bangalore captain Virat Kohli believes Harshal Patel has solved the team's death-overs woes in the Indian Premier League (IPL) following the seamer's bowling masterclass in Friday's victory against champions Mumbai Indians.

  • Akram Khan on tri series final 2019

    Akram tests positive for Covid-19

    Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) cricket operations chairman Akram Khan has contracted the coronavirus. The former Bangladesh skipper tested positive on Friday.

  • RCB stun holders Mumbai in IPL opener

    South Africa's AB de Villiers hit a quickfire 48 as Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) prevailed in a last-ball thriller against holders Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League opener played behind closed doors on Friday.

  • SA skipper Bavuma out of Pak T20s

    Recently-appointed South African white-ball captain Temba Bavuma has been ruled out of the Twenty20 international series against Pakistan, which starts on Saturday, because of a hamstring injury.

  • Players under watch as IPL starts amid Covid scare

    Cricket chiefs have stepped up surveillance of star players ahead of Friday's launch of the Indian Premier League amid a rapid surge in coronavirus cases.

  • Can Shakib, Fizz shine amidst the likes of Kohli, Gayle in IPL?

    Top players from around the world have gathered for the 14th Indian Premier League, which starts on Friday for a 52-day Twenty20 extravaganza played in empty stadiums because of the coronavirus pandemic. Bangladesh’s Shakib Al Hasan and Mustafizur Rahman are also set to feature for their sides Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and Rajasthan Royals (RR) respectively.

  • New Zealand name squad for England tour

    New Zealand named a squad of 20 players on Thursday for their upcoming tour of England including three uncapped players but with a question mark over the talismanic Kane Williamson and Trent Boult.

  • Babar hails Pakistan's series win in South Africa

    Pakistan captain Babar Azam hailed a rare series win by his team in South Africa after they defeated the hosts by 28 runs in the third and final one-day international in Centurion on Wednesday.

  • ‘Can’t imagine what would have happened if Bangladesh players did the same’

    A number of regular starters for South Africa are not featuring in their series-deciding third and final ODI against Pakistan at SuperSport Park in Centurion today. Players like David Miller, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Lungi Ngidi and Quinton de Kock have already left for India to adhere to the mandatory seven-day quarantine protocol ahead of the upcoming edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL), starting from next Friday.

  • T20 WC in India on track despite pandemic woes: ICC

    The International Cricket Council does not yet see the need to activate its backup plan for the Twenty20 World Cup and is sticking to hosting the event in India later this year despite the country experiencing a record COVID-19 surge recently.

  • India players better at handling mental health in pandemic: Ganguly

    Indian cricket chief Sourav Ganguly has stoked the debate on the pressures of bio-secure bubble cricket by saying Indian players are better at handling mental health than foreign stars

  • English cricketers blast Taslima Nasreen over tweet regarding Moeen

    Controversial author Taslima Nasreen faces wide-range criticism on social media following her tweet regarding England player Moeen Ali.

  • Nigar ton powers hosts to victory

    Nigar Sultana’s unbeaten century helped Bangladesh Emerging side register an easy seven-wicket victory over the visiting South Africa Emerging team in their second of the five-match one-day series at the Sylhet International Cricket Stadium today. The hosts, who won the first one-dayer by 54 runs, lead the series 2-0.

  • De Kock unlikely to face sanction for Fakhar run out

    South African wicketkeeper Quinton de Kock is unlikely to face any sanction over the run out of Fakhar Zaman during the Proteas' 17-run win in the second ODI, according to reports.

  • Up to the umpires to decide if there was an attempt to deceive: MCC

    The ‘spirit of cricket’ debate broke out after Pakistan opener Fakhar Zaman was made run-out in their second of the three-match ODI series against South Africa in Johannesburg on Sunday.

  • Shakib al-Hasan

    Shakib wants hundred and fifer in same IPL match

    Bangladesh ace all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan said that he wanted to contribute to the team’s winning cause in this season’s IPL while also breaking the record of scoring a hundred and bagging a fifer.

  • Fakhar's 193 in vain as South Africa beat Pakistan

    Pakistan opening batsman Fakhar Zaman's astonishing innings of 193 could not prevent South Africa winning the second one-day international by 17 runs in Johannesburg on Sunday.

  • 'Clear skies and different weather' to blame for poor fielding in NZ

    Bangladesh cricket team quietly returned to Dhaka this morning from their 40-day tour of New Zealand, where they were whitewashed in both ODIs and T20s.

  • Patel tests positive for coronavirus ahead of IPL

    Spin star Axar Patel has tested positive for coronavirus and been put into isolation, his team said Saturday as the Indian Premier League battles new pandemic fears days ahead of its start.