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  • Paine backs Smith to regain Test captaincy

    Australia skipper Tim Paine has thrown his support behind Steve Smith replacing him as captain of the Test team when the time comes for a leadership change.

  • ECB reports annual loss of £16.1 million

    The England and Wales Cricket Board chief reported an annual loss of £16.1 million ($22.8 million) on Tuesday, with chief executive Tom Harrison warning the onging effects of the coronavirus pandemic meant "we're not out of the woods yet".

  • No Karunaratne, Mathews in SL squad for Bangladesh ODIs

    Sri Lanka’s squad for the Bangladesh ODIs does not include Angelo Mathews and Dimuth Karunaratne.

  • Kohli and Co. get first vaccine dose ahead of England tour

    India captain Virat Kohli and several of his team mates have received their first dose of Covid-19 vaccines before they leave for a tour of England next month.

  • ‘Need to understand your qualities as a fielder’

    Fielding has been an issue for Bangladesh in their latest tours. Bowlers like Taskin Ahmed had to bear the brunt of dropped catches time and again. And with the Sri Lanka ODIs beginning later this month, one thing among many that the Tigers would need to work on is their fielding.

  • IPL 'can't happen' in India while coronavirus rages: Ganguly

    This year's suspended IPL cannot be completed in India while it battles a raging coronavirus crisis and could struggle to find a slot elsewhere, India's cricket chief Sourav Ganguly has said.

  • Babar looks to West Indies after Pakistan seal series against Zim

    Pakistan captain Babar Azam lauded his players after they completed a successful southern Africa tour with a second straight innings victory over Zimbabwe on Monday –- then looked ahead to his team's planned tour of the West Indies in July.

  • ‘Go and check the stats’

    The Daily Star (DS): Has there been a change of attitude overall in terms of playing shots or is that just in the Test format as we witnessed during the last Sri Lanka series?

  • Sakariya loses father to Covid

    Rajasthan Royals (RR) pacer Chetan Sakariya's father died of COVID-19, the Indian Premier League franchise said on Sunday.

  • Out of quarantine, Mushfiqur and Co back in Mirpur

    The Bangladesh cricketers who returned from their two-match Test series in Sri Lanka recently, ended their institutional quarantine today and took part in official training at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur.

  • Warner, Slater deny late night brawl

    Star opener David Warner and cricketer-turned-commentator Michael Slater have denied reports of their involvement in a drunken bar brawl in Male, where Australian cricketers competing in the now-suspended IPL are waiting to board a flight home in a few days' time.

  • Covid protocols for athletes worldwide is different: BCB CEO

    With Shakib Al Hasan and Mustafizur Rahman having already returned to the country from India following the suspension of IPL, the interest among fans remain regarding their period of quarantine.

  • Shakib negative in first Covid-19 test

    Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan, who returned to the country on Thursday following the suspension of IPL, returned negative in his first Covid-19 test today. Meanwhile, Mustafizur Rahman, who accompanied Shakib from India, is still awaiting his test result.

  • Abid and Azhar centuries put Pakistan in strong position

    Centuries by Abid Ali and Azhar Ali put Pakistan in a strong position on the first day of the second Test against Zimbabwe at Harare Sports Club on Friday.

  • NZ's Seifert tests positive for Covid-19 in India

    New Zealand batsman Tim Seifert will remain in India after testing positive for Covid-19 but skipper Kane Williamson and four others have been moved to the Maldives pending their departure for England, New Zealand Cricket said on Saturday.

  • Jadeja set to return to India action in WTC final

    Indian selectors on Friday brought back star allrounder Ravindra Jadeja into the squad for the World Test Championship final against New Zealand next month.

  • Familiar Mirpur conditions ought to bode well for Tigers, Saifuddin believes

    Bangladesh all-rounder Mohammad Saifuddin thought that playing in familiar conditions in Mirpur ought to bode well for Bangladesh during their three-match ODI series against Sri Lanka, scheduled to start later this month.

  • Prominent cricket coach Wahidul Gani’s father passes away

    Abdul Ghani Khandoker, father of former Bangladesh cricketer and prominent cricket coach Wahidul Gani, breathed his last at his residence in Dhaka yesterday.

  • IPL bubble not as ‘secure as it was in UAE’

    A player quoted in Indian media reports have said that the IPL bio bubble was not as tight as it when the tournament took place in UAE last year.

  • South Africa to tour West Indies in June

    South Africa will tour the West Indies next month at the start of an intensive build-up to the T20 World Cup, which is scheduled for India in October, the national federation announced on Thursday.

  • India hopeful of completing IPL before hosting T20 WC

    India's cricket board is hoping it might be able to squeeze the remainder of its lucrative Indian Premier League into a crowded calendar and is still confident of hosting the T20 World Cup later this year, a top official told Reuters on Thursday.

  • Australians in IPL head for Maldives

    The Indian Premier League's Australian cohort is headed for the Maldives after the tournament's abrupt suspension over the coronavirus crisis in the south Asian nation, said Sourav Ganguly, the chief of the Indian cricket board.

  • Shakib, Mustafizur expected to arrive in Dhaka today evening

    Bangladesh star all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan and ace left-arm pacer Mustafizur Rahman, who were in India for the 14th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL), are expected to land in Dhaka today evening.

  • PCB considering UAE to host remaining PSL matches

    The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is considering the United Arab Emirates as a venue to stage the remainder of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) Twenty20 tournament but the country's COVID-19 body will take a final call, the governing body said on Thursday.

  • Hosting IPL not a mistake, says Ganguly

    India's cricket chief Sourav Ganguly has defended the attempt to hold the Indian Premier League during the country's coronavirus emergency, insisting it was not a mistake.

  • SL to arrive on May 16

    The Sri Lankan cricket team will arrive in Bangladesh on May 16 to take part in a three-match ODI series, the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) revealed as they announced the schedule for the upcoming home series yesterday.

  • BCCI says it faces $270 million hit from IPL suspension

    The Indian cricket board faces losing about $270 million in revenue after its lucrative and star-studded Indian Premier League (IPL) was halted by the COVID-19 crisis in the country, a senior official told Reuters on Wednesday.

  • Eight England players return home, Australians to wait in Maldives or Sri Lanka

    Eight England players returned to London on Wednesday after the abrupt suspension of the Indian Premier League (IPL), with tournament organisers planning an airlift to Maldives or Sri Lanka for the stranded Australian cohort.

  • IPL's foreign contingent to start returning home from Wednesday

    The Indian Premier League's (IPL) foreign contingents will start leaving for home from Wednesday, a senior Indian cricket board (BCCI) official has told Reuters, following the tournament's abrupt suspension due to the COVID-19 crisis in the country.

  • Aussie ex-Test cricketer 'kidnapped', four arrested

    Australian police on Wednesday arrested four men in connection with the armed kidnapping of former Test bowler Stuart MacGill.