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  • Throwers and bowlers gave us a tough time: Taskin

    On Sunday, after 198 days, the Bangladesh National team started training as a group at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur for their potential three-Test tour of Sri Lanka later this month. And today it was the batting session for all the bowlers in the preliminary squad for the upcoming tour.

  • IPL on top, BPL ranks seventh!

    According to a study carried out in May this year by CricViz, a cricket analytics firm, the standard of cricket in Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) is below that of an average T20 international match, reports Times of India.

  • De Villiers, Chahal propel RCB to 10-run win

    South African veteran AB de Villiers struck a brisk half-century as Royal Challengers Bangalore opened their Indian Premier League Twenty20 campaign with a win over Sunrisers Hyderabad on Monday.

  • Umpiring in focus

    Kings XI Punjab lodged a formal complaint on Monday over an umpiring error which proved critical in their narrow Indian Premier League loss to the Delhi Capitals.

  • Uncertainty continues for Tigers

    While cricketers have stepped into a bio-secure bubble and have finally started group training from Sunday after a long wait, the main purpose of the residential camp for the 27-member preliminary squad -- the tour of Sri Lanka – was still under a cloud of uncertainty yesterday.

  • Working hard to become a regular in all three formats: Fizz

    Bangladesh’s ace left-arm paceman Mustafizur Rahman said that he is working hard to make himself a regular starter in all three formats for Tigers.

  • Langer mindful of 'hub life' as Australia prepare for summer

    Australia cricket coach Justin Langer says one of the most difficult things his team will face during the home summer is spending time away from their families as they play their international schedule from within bio-secure bubbles.

  • Tigers back training together

    The Bangladesh national team trained as a group at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur yesterday after 198 days as members of the preliminary squad for the tour of Sri Lanka converged upon the home of cricket.

  • BCB still waiting for revised health protocol from SLC

    The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) is still waiting for directives with a revised health protocol from the Sri Lanka Cricket over the upcoming three-Test tour to the island nation.

  • Google briefly removes India payments app for betting violations ahead of IPL

    Google Friday removed one of India's biggest digital payment apps for several hours from its online store for breaching gambling rules, a day before the start of the lucrative Indian Premier League cricket tournament.

  • 'McMillan unable to take up his role as Tigers’ batting consultant'

    Former New Zealand batsman Craig McMillan will not be taking over his position as Bangladesh’s batting consultant due to a loss in his family, informed Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) through a media release today.

  • 'Fit and Fresh' Dhoni ready to lead Chennai in IPL

    Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who retired from international cricket last month, is in top shape and ready to lead the Chennai Super Kings in the 13th edition of the Indian Premier League on Saturday, head coach Stephen Fleming has said.

  • Inter’s mission to end Juventus domination

    Antonio Conte begins his second season as Inter Milan coach with a mission to stop his former club Juventus winning a 10th consecutive Serie A title.

  • Vettori, McMillan expected at Dhaka first

    The Bangladesh Cricket Board has asked the national team’s spin bowling consultant Danniel Vettori and newly appointed batting consultant Craig McMillan to come to Bangladesh ahead of the upcoming Sri Lanka tour.

  • Cricket’s summer in a bubble a lesson for everyone

    Despite England’s five-year unbeaten record in home series coming to an end when Australia’s Mitchell Starc swept Adil Rashid for a boundary at Old Trafford in the third ODI on Wednesday, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) would still have been proud of what they achieved this summer -- cricket’s first summer in a bio-secure bubble.

  • RR hope to fight stigma around periods with sanitary pad sponsorship

    Cricketers from an Indian Premier League team will be sporting the logo of a sanitary pad brand on their jerseys when the tournament kicks off on Saturday, a step they hope will fight stigma around periods.

  • England's bio-secure bubbles a blueprint for others: Morgan

    The England and Wales Cricket Board's successful completion of their summer schedule inside bio-secure 'bubbles' is a blueprint for other countries to stage matches amid the Covid-19 pandemic, one-day international (ODI) skipper Eoin Morgan said.

  • Carey, Maxwell lift Australia to dramatic win over England

    Superb centuries from Alex Carey and Glenn Maxwell inspired Australia to a dramatic three-wicket victory over England on Wednesday as the touring side clinched the one-day international series 2-1.

  • SLC ‘easing up’ on BCB’s terms

    Sri Lanka Cricket [SLC] is going through a busy time to set a revised tour plan to host Bangladesh for the three-Test series under the ICC Test Championship.

  • Bairstow ton helps England post 302 for seven after terrible start

    After an awful start, England were able to post a commendable 302 for seven -- thanks to a magnificent century from Jonny Bairstow -- in the third and deciding ODI against Australia at Old Trafford in Manchester today.

  • SLC requests Ministry of Health to relax safety guidelines

    The Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) has appealed to the country’s Ministry of Health to relax safety guidelines for Bangladesh’s planned tour of the Island nation later this month.

  • SLC in discussion to reconsider protocols for BCB

    Following the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) president Nazmul Hassan’s announcement that it is not possible to tour Sri Lanka under the terms that has been set by the host, including the 14-day quarantine period, media reports claimed the Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) officials held a meeting today to shorten the quarantine period.

  • ECB plans to make 62 jobs redundant due to Covid-19

    The England & Wales Cricket Board (ECB) is planning to make 62 positions within the organisation redundant due to the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, chief executive Tom Harrison said on Tuesday.

  • Dhoni set to 'rule roost' in UAE

    India's Mahendra Singh Dhoni may have signed off from international duties but he'll be at the heart of the action in the Indian Premier League -- a tournament he helped inspire, and where he remains a towering figure.

  • Not possible to tour under ‘historically unique’ protocols

    Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) President Nazmul Hassan said yesterday that the planned tour of Sri Lanka later this month for three Test matches would not be possible under the Covid-19 health protocols Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) had sent to the BCB the previous day.

  • England level series after dramatic Australia collapse

    England won the second ODI by 24 runs to level their three-match series against Australia after the visitors, chasing a modest target of 232, suffered a dramatic collapse on Sunday.

  • HP squad’s tour of Sri Lanka in doubt

    There are question marks over Bangladesh’s upcoming tour of Sri Lanka and as per the latest updates, Sri Lanka Cricket is only willing to host the national team and not the High Performance (HP) squad.

  • Smith doubtful starter for today’s 2nd ODI

    Australia’s batting stalwart Steve Smith will have to undergo a fresh concussion test before the second ODI against England today after being ruled out of Friday’s opener at Old Trafford.

  • SLC ‘unreachable’

    The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) are waiting for Sri Lanka Cricket to provide clear information regarding the health protocols in their country ahead of an upcoming three-match Test tour around which dark clouds are gathering quickly.

  • ECB defends equality record after Holding criticism

    The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has defended its stance on diversity and equality after West Indies great Michael Holding criticised England and Australia for not taking a knee in support of the "Black Lives Matter" movement during their ongoing limited-overs series.