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Stokes arrested over Bristol incident

  

Pns: Ben Stokes, the England allrounder, has been arrested after an incident in Bristol on Sunday. Stokes spent the night in prison but was released without charge. His team-mate Alex Hales was also involved and both have been suspended for the final two ODIs of the series against West Indies. The incident happened after England's victory during the third ODI against West Indies on Sunday, in which Stokes scored 73. Stokes reportedly Neither player was present at The Oval for...

Bangladesh face Bhutan in crucial match of SAFF Football Wednesday

  

Pns: Bangladesh take on host Bhutan in their crucial last match of the SAFF U-18 Championship scheduled to be held tomorrow (Wednesday) at Changlimithang Stadium, Thimphu. The match kicks off at 4 pm. Following commanding performances against tournament favorite India and Maldives, Bangladesh needed an outright win over Nepal to strengthen their claim on the regional trophy, but the boys in red and green failed to replicate that performance against Nepal after a 1-2 goal defeat...

HC order on writ seeking bar on BCB AGM Tuesday

  

Pns: The High Court Monday fixed Tuesday for delivering its order on a writ petition seeking its directive to stop the activities of the board of directors of Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) and holding its AGM and EGM scheduled to be held on October 2 . The HC vacation bench comprising Justice S.M. Emdadul Hoque and Justice Bhishmadev Chakrabortty fixed the date.Attorney general Mahbubey Alam moved for the National Sports Council (NSC) while AJ Mohammad Ali and Barrister Mahbub...

Bangladesh team facing injury problems in South Africa

  

Pns: The Bangladesh cricket team, now touring South Africa to play a full-fledged series, facing injury problems ahead of the first match of the 2-Test series against the Proteas, beginning September 28 at Senwes Park in Potchefstroom. Bangladeshi opening batsman Tamim Iqbal retired hurt on the first day of the three-day tour match on Thursday against South African Invitational X1 scoring only 5 runs at Willowmoore Park, Benoni.Another opener Soumya Sarker, who made 43 runs in...

Shakib best ODI all-rounder, believes Nasser

  

Pns: Though Ben Stokes has been impressive in limited-overs cricket, Nasser Hussain believes Shakib Al Hassan is superior to others. However, the former England captain believes Stokes will give Shakib close competition in the coming year, given the way he is improving his game with every passing day, reports Cricket Country. Former England captain Nasser Hussain also compared Stokes with India’s Hardik Pandya, saying both have immense potential within them to become big names in...

SA announce squad for first Test against Bangladesh

  

Pns: Aiden Markram will make his debut for South Africa (SA) in the first Test against touring Bangladesh next week after the 22-year-old was selected to open the batting alongside Dean Elgar. Markram's teammate from the Under-19 World Cup-winning side of 2014, all-rounder Andile Phehlukwayo, could also debut in Potchefstroom as the Proteas grapple with injuries to several key players, source cricket website. Markram's elevation to the Test side looked a certainty after he opened the...

Rubel to fly for SA tonight

  

Pns: Tigers' pace bowler Rubel Hossain finally received the required security clearance to go to the South Africa to join with the team. Talking to BSS over phone today (Thursday) Bangladesh Cricket Board senior media manager Rabid Imam said Rubel has got security clearance and would board 1.15 am flight tonight for South Africa. Pacer Rubel Hossain did not manage to board the flight with the rest squad after he failed to obtain a No Objection Certificate from South Africa's...

Tharanga relief as Windies loss sees Sri Lanka into World Cup

  

Pns: Sri Lanka captain Upul Tharanga backed his side to uphold the island's proud World Cup record after their automatic qualification for the 2019 edition in Britain was assured by West Indies' seven-wicket loss to England on Tuesday. With September 30 set as the cut-off date for automatic qualification for the International Cricket Council's showpiece 50-over tournament, two-time champions West Indies (78 points) now cannot move ahead of Sri Lanka (86 points) in the ODI team...

Bangladesh off to flying start in SAFF U-18 Champs

  

Pns: Coming from three goals behind, Bangladesh Under-18 Football Team beat their giant neighbour India by 4-3 goals in the opening match of the five-nation SAFF U-18 Championship at the Changlimithang Stadium in Thimphu, Bhutan on Monday to get off to a flying start in the tournament. Bangladesh smartly returned to the match displaying a brilliant performance scoring four goals in a row in the 2nd half after trailing by 0-3 goals in the first half against India.It was a sweet...

Mushfiqur requests less pressure on top order batsmen

  

Pns: Bangladesh captain Mushfiqur Rahim has made a request to put less pressure on Imrul Kayes, Sabbir Rahman and Soumya Sarkar during the upcoming tour of South Africa. His request came at the end of the press conference which at times veered into the polemic when he poked, with a smile on his face, at Shakib Al Hasan. All three players had a tough time in the Australia Tests earlier this month with only Sabbir scoring a half-century. Imrul and Soumya had an ordinary time, getting...

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