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Rohingya inflow: IOM calls for coordinated response

  

Pns: IOM, the UN Migration Agency highlighted the need for a coordinated humanitarian response to the massive inflow of destitute people fleeing Myanmar and arriving in Cox’s Bazar. Estimated new arrivals have reached 391,000 and there is no sign of the flow of people drying up, as smoke from burning villages in Myanmar’s North Rakhine State remains clearly visible from the Cox’s Bazar district, reports IOM, the UN Migration Agency.Thousands of the new arrivals are now walking...

Naeem, Dhiman tons propel Rangpur

  

Pns: Experienced campaigner Naeem Islam coupled with Dhiman Ghosh slammed centuries for Rangpur Division that guided them to a comprehensive total of 325-6 against defending champions Khulan Division at the close of the Day-1 of the Walton National Cricket League in Khulna yesterday. At Sheikh Kamal International Cricket Stadium (SKICS) in Cox’s Bazar, the Day-1 of another Tier-1 match between Dhaka Division and Barisal Division has been abandoned due to the wet field condition....

Nannu looks for spirited performance in SA

  

Pns: Even though a player like Shakib Al Hasan will always be irreplaceable, Bangladesh team management pondered his temporary absence from the Test cricket will act as a motivation for the players to prop up their game. As he always excels in both batting and bowling, selectors had to consider two players simultaneously in Mahmudullah Riyad and Taijul Islam to cover up his absence but still there is some loopholes because Shakib is also an ‘X factor’ for Bangladesh...

BPL Players' draft on Saturday

  

Pns: The Player draft for the 5th edition of Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) will be held Saturday (September 16) at the city's hotel at 12 pm. The players' draft will telecast live worldwide through GTV, Rabbithole Aps and You Tube. Each franchise can buy at least 5 foreign players instead of four and 10 to 13 local players from the players draft program. This time a franchise can include minimum three foreign players in a match. A total of seven franchises will take part in...

Champions Pakistan face stellar World XI in historic T20 today

  

Pns: Pakistan, for the first time after winning the Champions Trophy, will face a star-studded World XI team for the first of three T20 matches at the Gaddafi Stadium tonight, in a history-making event which sees the return of high-profile international cricket to the country after a wait of eight years. The World XI, led by South African skipper Faf du Plessis, reached Lahore on Monday morning amid tight security, with West Indian spinner Samuel Badree joining the team earlier today...

Shakib rested for two Tests with South Africa

  

Pns: The speculation that was circulated surrounding the iconic all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan has partially been true. Bangladesh team management relaxed Shakib for the next away Test series against the top-fight South Africa. Keeping Shakib out from the Test squad, BCB selection panel announced the 15-man Tigers squad for the South Africa tour. The rumour was rife after the conclusion of the home Test series against Australia that Shakib applied to the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) president...

Mahmudullah recalled for South Africa Tests

  

Pns: Mahmudullah has been recalled to Bangladesh's 15-member squad for their two-Test series against South Africa, which begins on September 28. Bangladesh also strengthened their seam-bowling options by adding Subhasis Roy and Rubel Hossain to the squad. Shakib Al Hasan, who was granted a break from the South Africa Tests, and Nasir Hossain, who underperformed in his comeback series against Australia, were excluded. It will be the first time Shakib won't be part of the Test team...

Australia aim to salvage pride against Bangladesh

  

Pns: Heavily criticised after their first-ever Test defeat to Bangladesh, Australia are desperate to restore some lost pride when the teams meet in the second and final Test, starting in Chittagong on Monday. The visitors were slammed by Australian media when they lost the opening match in Dhaka by 20 runs and coach Darren Lehmann admitted the players had been stung by the level of condemnation of the team's performance."The boys are all hurting with the criticism you get,"...

Target whitewash

  

Pns:Bangladesh now can focus on their original goal to inflict a 2-0 whitewash on Australia, a thing that gained the momentum ahead of the series. Just after their 20-run win over Australia in the first Test, Bangladesh captain Mushfiqur Rahim said it is the high time to fulfill the hope as the visitors are in huge pressure now to perform. If Bangladesh also win the second Test, starting in Chittagong on Monday, Australia's Test ranking could slide to as low as sixth. So there is definitely...

Tigers tame Aussies in historic Test win

  

Pns: Prodigious all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan gave the nation an occasion to exult before the Eid-ul-Azha, bowling Bangladesh to a groundbreaking, maiden win over mighty Australia in the first Test yesterday at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium. The 20-run victory in first of the two-match series, held between the two sides after 11 years, gave Bangladesh 1-0 lead and thereby kept the hope alive of inflicting a 2-0 whitewash on Aussies.As he was considered as the main...

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