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Regional academies first step in BCB decentralisation
Eighteen years after the idea was first mooted, the BCB is set to widen its canvas and open new branches of the National Cricket Academy outside Dhaka

Rashid, Shakib and Tamim join World XI to face West Indies
They join Shoaib Malik, Shahid Afridi, Thisara Perera and Eoin Morgan, with more names expected to be announced in the coming days

Mosaddek, Mithun salvage draw for South Zone
The two batsmen hit counterattacking centuries in the second innings after Central Zone had secured a 111-run first-innings lead in Rajshahi

Arafat, Shoriful strangle East Zone twice to seal innings victory
The rookie seamers extracted ample assistance from an unusually green Mirpur pitch as North Zone romped to an innings-and-28-run win at the Shere Bangla National Stadium

BPL teams to have a maximum of four overseas players in 2018
The 2017 edition of the tournament allowed team to play five overseas players in their XI, but the next edition will go back to the original rule

BCB cuts contracts list for 2018 to ten
Soumya Sarkar, Mosaddek Hossain among players who have been kept out of the coveted list

The toilet leading a women's cricket revo-loo-tion
Muslim Uddin's camp for women cricketers in Bogra, run out of a toilet converted into an office and storeroom, has produced international cricketers such as Khadija Tul Kubra, Ritu Moni and Sharmin Akhter

Asia Cup 2018 moved from India to UAE
The six-team tournament is slated for September; PCB to co-host Emerging Team's Asia Cup with Sri Lanka in December

BCB to review 10-year bans to domestic cricketers
Punishments handed out to two teams over wayward bowling in protest at umpiring decisions will be reconsidered after appeals to the BCB

Brothers Union seal final-ball win to stay afloat in the DPL
In the thrilling relegation play-off match which had all the emotion of a contest for survival, Brothers Union hit a six off the final ball to beat Agrani Bank in Savar

Ashraful strikes third consecutive ton in Kalabagan defeat
He signed off the Dhaka Premier League campaign with an unprecedented fifth century, but could not stop another loss for his side who went down by six wickets to Brothers Union in the relegation playoff

Abahani smash 393, the highest total in Bangladesh List A cricket
They remain top of the DPL table after they beat Prime Doleshwar by 20 runs in a rain-interrupted game

Raza, Liton Das and Unmukt shine on day of batsmen
Dhanmondi topple table-toppers Abahani, while Rupganj and Gazi Group pick up comfortable victories

Bangladesh zeroing on Gary Kirsten for consultant's role
Although the two parties haven't made the deal "full and final" yet, Kirsten is expected to get in touch with the BCB over the same after the IPL

Farhad Reza's 37-ball 68 powers Prime Doleshwar to victory
Unmukt Chand and Hanuma Vihari, meanwhile, made match-winning hundreds for Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi and Abahani respectively

Halsall steps down as Bangladesh assistant coach
The 49-year old cites family commitments for his decision; will step away with immediate effect

Gazi, Sunny power Dhanmondi Club into Super League
In Dhaka, Shahriar Nafees' 82 helped Agrani Bank to a six-wicket win against Rupganj, while Mohammedan signed off their DPL campaign with a hard-fought two-wicket win over Kalabagan in Savar

'We have confidence in T20s now, like in Tests and ODIs' - Mushfiqur
Despite their impressive performance in the Nidahas Trophy, Bangladesh's wicketkeeper said they "haven't become a T20 side of caliber yet"

Shakib backs his boys after Karthik magic
The captain says there was not much wrong done on Bangladesh's part, but still wonders whether it's "nerves or luck" that kicks in to thwart them in tournament finals

Dinesh Karthik's magic eight balls
A ball-by-ball breakdown of Dinesh Karthik's title-winning cameo

India clinch title with Karthik's stunning last-ball six
India needed 34 off 12. Dinesh Karthik almost single-handedly achieved that target with a stunning 29* off eight balls

India's youth v Bangladesh's seniors in title clash
While Washington Sundar, Vijay Shankar, and Manish Pandey have impressed for India, Mahmudullah and Mushfiqur Rahim have shepherded tricky chases for Bangladesh

Shakib hopes Bangladesh stay away from pressure and focus on process
The Bangladesh captain has said he wants his side to remain as relaxed as he had seen them throughout the day

Shakib, Nurul fined for breaching code of conduct
They have also received one demerit point each for separate incidents during their side's T20I match against Sri Lanka in Colombo

Bangladesh's dressing room door damaged in Colombo
Aggressive bodily contact, shoving, agitated yelling, pointed fingers and a shattered dressing room door, all marred the rancorous finish and the immediate aftermath, of the Nidahas Trophy match between Sri Lanka and Bangladesh

Rupganj climb to second spot; Kalabagan languish at bottom
A six-wicket win over Mohammedan Sporting Club took Khelaghar Samaj Kallyan Samity to fourth place with a genuine shot at getting a Super-League place

Ugly scenes mar Bangladesh's dramatic win
For a few moments, play came to a halt with players from both sides having to be restrained from each other. Then Mahmudullah struck a six to seal Bangladesh's place in the final

ICC upholds Mirpur pitch's sanctions
The track at the Shere Bangla National Stadium was rated below-average after the Sri Lanka Test in February, fetching it one demerit point, and the BCB had appealed that decision

'If Shakib is not fit, it is a desperate measure' - Hathurusingha
Sri Lanka coach Chandika Hathurusingha has not been shaken by Shakib Al Hasan's surprise re-entry in to Bangladesh's squad

'Haven't bowled as well as we can' - Walsh
Bangladesh's interim head coach hopes for a big performance from Mustafizur Rahman and his spinners; says Shakib's inclusion subject to a fitness test

Advantage Bangladesh as Shakib returns for do-or-die
The home side's batting holds the key for them; the bowling remains their big worry

Waqar Younis to coach BPL franchise Sylhet Sixers
The former Pakistan captain and coach has inked a two-year deal as head coach of Bangladesh Premier League franchise

Shakib returns for Bangladesh's knockout match
The BCB announced the allrounder had sufficiently recovered from his finger injury and is expected to arrive in Colombo on Thursday

Mahmudullah rues expensive death-over bowling
Bangladesh's bowlers started well, but were unable to prevent India from plundering 105 runs in the last ten overs

Rohit and Sundar carry India into final
Rohit Sharma's 102-run second-wicket partnership with Suresh Raina lifted India to 176, a score that proved 17 runs beyond Bangladesh, despite another fifty from Mushfiqur Rahim

Nahidul 73 leads Prime Bank's charge in five-wicket win
Prime Doleshwar staved off a late resurgence from Agrani Bank to squeeze through to a three-wicket win as well

Gazi Group destroy Abahani after Yeasin's record eight-for
Medium pacer Yeasin Arafat became the first Bangladeshi bowler to take an eight-wicket haul in List-A cricket as Gazi Group Cricketers cantered to an eight-wicket win against DPL table-toppers Abahani Limited

'Want to create Bangladesh brand of T20 cricket' - Mahmudullah
The stand-in captain admits his team does not have power-hitters, but they can compensate by taking calculated risks against vulnerable bowlers

Bangladesh, India look to build on recent gains
Rain is forecast in Colombo, and the teams must prepare themselves for what could be a stop-start contest

Farbrace 'turned down Bangladesh coaching role'
BCB haven't given up hope of securing England No.2 to replace Hathurusingha, after having initial offer turned down

'Now is my best time to contribute to the team' - Mushfiqur
The batsman also hopes that the BCB president now realises that he can play in an aggressive manner

Salauddin Pappu's maiden ton powers Rupganj to second
Tanvir Islam and Anjum Ahmed shared seven wickets to help Khelaghar Samaj Kallyan Samity to a six-wicket win over Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club

'We cannot expect batting plans from Walsh' - BCB president
In another instance of his unusually hands-on involvement with team matters, Nazmul Hassan has questioned the interim coach's ability to handle the batting side of the Bangladesh job

Dinesh Chandimal handed two-match over-rate ban
Thisara Perera will captain Sri Lanka in their Nidahas Trophy matches against India on Monday and Bangladesh on Friday

Liton's promotion gives Bangladesh a new high
It has long been a Sri Lankan T20 strategy to move the ball away from top-order batsmen, and not only did Bangladesh take notice of it, but they came up with a sound counter-measure

Mushfiqur has made amends for Bangalore - Tamim
Mushfiqur was the man who was largely blamed for Bangladesh's loss in the World T20 in 2016, but his Colombo blitz has helped him take centre stage for good reasons

Mushfiqur pulls off record Bangladesh chase
Uncowed by their recent history, a blazing Bangladesh top order ran down a target of 215, the wicketkeeper-batsman's audacious 72 off 35 balls building upon terrific work from openers Liton Das and Tamim Iqbal

Prime Doleshwar rise to second place; Azim powers Mohammedan to win
In Savar, Jahurul Islam's century helped Gazi Group Cricketers beat Prime Bank Cricket Club by seven wickets

Can Bangladesh turn their form around against resurgent Sri Lanka?
Bangladesh have lost 13 of their last 14 T20Is, and will need to resolve their batting issues, particularly their difficulty with rotating the strike

Bangladesh let down by lack of strike rotation
Mahmudullah has identified the abundance of dot balls in Bangladesh's innings, and the lack of singles and twos, as the reason behind their fifth straight T20 defeat

Dhawan, Unadkat brush aside Bangladesh
An underwhelming display with the bat cost Bangladesh their opening game in the Nidahas Trophy as India overhauled a target of 140 with six wickets and eight balls to spare

Shadman Islam's 144 takes Shinepukur to second place
Half-centuries from Mohammad Naim and Naeem Islam took Legends of Rupganj to their fifty victory. Also, Junaid Siddique's sixth List A hundred helped Brothers Union trample Kalabagan Krira Chakra

India look to make up lost ground against depleted Bangladesh
After having lost to the hosts in the tournament opener, India face a side that have come into this series a little bruised

Mashrafe's final-over four-for strangles Agrani
The medium-pacer took four wickets off four balls in a sensational finish, helping Abahani Limited to an 11-run win

'Want full support of players, BCB heads' - Walsh
Apart from addressing Bangladesh's form, interim coach Courtney Walsh's immediate challenges will include dealing with the the hands-on approach of the BCB president Nazmul Hassan

Shakib ruled out of Nidahas Trophy
Mahmudullah will continue to lead the T20 side in the absence of Shakib, who is yet to recover from the finger injury he sustained during the ODI tri-series in January

Shariful four-for ends Abahani's six-match winning streak
Mohammad Azim's six-for helped Mohammedan tie with Prime Doleshwar while Shykat Ali's century helped Dhanmondi beat Gazi Group

Rajshahi Kings appoint Vettori as head coach
The BPL franchise has signed the former New Zealand captain for the 2018 and 2019 seasons

BCB appeals against ICC's 'below average' rating for Mirpur pitch
The appeal will be heard by March 14 as per the period stipulated in the pitch monitoring process and will be determined by Geoff Allardice, ICC's general manager (cricket), and Anil Kumble, the chairperson of the cricket committee

Menaria 95 helps Khelaghar pip Kalabagan in tight contest
An all-round display from Delwar Hossain helped Prime Bank end a four-match losing streak, while a century from Shuvagata Hom went in vain as Brothers Union downed Shinepukur Cricket Club by five wickets

Bangladesh assistant coach Halsall to miss Nidahas Trophy
The BCB has given Halsall extended leave as part of a coaching-staff shake-up

Coaches are more like 'father figures' - Walsh
Having been Bangladesh's fast bowling coach for 18 months, he has been asked to lead the support staff in the Nidahas T20I tri-series in Sri Lanka

Sharif's hat-trick bowls Rupganj to victory
Abahani cruise to sixth successive win; Reza, Mahmud star in Doleshawar's win over Dhanmondi

Walsh named Bangladesh's interim head coach
The announcement was made ahead of Nidahas Trophy as the BCB is yet to narrow in on a replacement for Chandika Hathurusingha

Shakib in tri-series despite major fitness concerns
There were several changes to the squad that was beaten by Sri Lanka in February, notably the returns of fast bowler Taskin Ahmed and offspinner Mehidy Hasan

Taijul's all-round display earns tense win for Mohammedan
Centuries from Mahidul Islam Ankon and Ashok Menaria, meanwhile, steered Khelaghar Samaj to a seven-wicket win against Agrani Bank

Walsh's pace camp to focus on consistency, mental strength
In light of their failure in the home T20s against Sri Lanka, Bangladesh pace bowlers were ordered to participate in a special training camp under bowling coach Courtney Walsh ahead of the Nidahas Trophy

Mashrafe, Anamul cement Abahani's dominance
Gazi Group's Gurkeerat Singh hits fifty to beat Brothers Union and Mosharraf Hossain's four-wicket haul gave Legends of Rupganj victory over Prime Doleshwar

BCB hope for Mashrafe's return as leadership crisis looms
BCB president Nazmul Hassan said Mashrafe would be formally requested to come out of retirement in T20Is even as the board prioritise the appointment of a 'high-quality' coach

'Fault is in our execution' - Mahmudullah
The stand-in captain also said they were still looking for the right combination in T20s, as they handed six debuts in their last two matches

Mendis stars in thumping win as SL sweep tour
Sri Lanka ended their Bangladesh tour in style, crushing the hosts by 75 runs to wrap up the T20 series 2-0

Sri Lanka's rare chance to cap successful tour
In five matches against Sri Lanka, Bangladesh have lost four and drawn one, but Sunday is their last chance to restore a degree of respectability to the affair

Sri Lanka capitalise on coach Hathurusingha's insider information
Having been Bangladesh's head coach - a role he had held since 2014 - the current Sri Lanka coach was privy to information on individual players' games. Sri Lanka have used that effectively to gain a substantial edge

Prime Doleshwar win three in a row, Abahani continue dominance
Pakistan's Akbar-ur-Rehman made 80 with the bat and chipped in with the ball as Kalabagan Krira Chakra earned their first win of the season against Gazi Group

'Have to bowl yorkers or bouncers on flat wickets' - Mahmudullah
Bangladesh's stand-in captain was disappointed with the lack of discipline from his bowling unit

Shamsur Rahman century topples Dhanmondi Club
Legends of Rupganj defended 239 to beat Prime Bank Cricket Club while unbeaten fifties from Dhiman Ghosh and Salman Hossain lead Agrani Bank to victory over Shinepukur

Kusal Mendis, Thisara Perera overpower Bangladesh
Dasun Shanaka and Thisara Perera ransacked Bangladesh's bowlers, after a fifty from opener Kusal Mendis, to help Sri Lanka chase down 194 - their highest in T20Is

Sri Lanka eye tour sweep against injury-hit Bangladesh
Last year in Sri Lanka, Bangladesh enjoyed, perhaps, their best-ever away tour. Fast forward to the return series in 2018 and the tables have turned, across formats. Can the hosts halt Sri Lanka's charge?

Mirpur pitch gets 'below average' rating
The venue has earned a demerit point, with match referee David Boon ruling that uneven bounce and inconsistent turn, 'which was even excessive at times', skewed the second Test between Bangladesh and Sri Lanka heavily in favour of the bowlers

Saif 108 keeps Abahani on top, Liton gets Prime Doleshwar off the mark
Khelaghar chased down 248 with five wickets in hand against Gazi Group, to put Jauhurul Islam's century in vain

Mahmudullah pips Tamim to captaincy for first SL T20
Mahmudullah will stand in for the injured Shakib Al Hasan as captain; uncapped left-arm spinner Nazmul Islam replaced Shakib in the squad

Environment around Bangladesh team 'dirty' - Khaled Mahmud
Bangladesh technical director Khaled Mahmud has said he is no longer interested in working with the national team

Alok Kapali fires Brothers Union to hard-earned win
Agrani Bank Cricket Club also fall short in tense chase against Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club, while Legends of Rupganj canter to first win of the competition

Shakib 'unlikely' for T20I series against Sri Lanka
The Bangladesh Cricket Board, however, has not yet made an announcement of his unavailability

Mahmudullah defends batsmen's 'intent' and 'positive' approach
The stand-in captain said that batsmen had to choose wisely which balls to defend and which ones to hit

Bangladesh pick five uncapped players for Sri Lanka T20I
Seniors Tamim Iqbal and Mustafizur Rahman also return the the squad after missing the T20I series against South Africa

Dananjaya takes five as Sri Lanka clinch series
Akila Dananjaya recorded the best figures for a Sri Lanka bowler on debut as the visitors sealed a 215-run win after lunch on the third day

Mashrafe leads Abahani to second straight win
Prime Doleshwar picked up their first win of the tournament with a thrilling one-wicket win against Khelaghar, while defending champions Gazi Group beating the newly-promoted Shinepukur Cricket Club

Mosaddek's omission: Did club pressure trump national interest?
The batsman's axing and subsequent appearance in the Dhaka Premier League raise some uncomfortable questions

Roshen Silva's fifty puts SL in firm control
Debutant Akila Dananjaya ransacked Bangladesh's lower-middle order in the morning, and Roshen Silva compiled a second high-quality fifty in the match, as Sri Lanka claimed a 312-run lead and took iron-grip of the Test

Razzak overcomes early 'nerves' for memorable return
Once he overcame the early nervousness, Abdur Razzak got into the sort of groove he has become accustomed to in the domestic circuit off late and finished with 4 for 63 on his Test comeback

Sri Lanka on top after 14-wicket first day
On a treacherous day-one Mirpur surface, Sri Lanka hit back with four wickets to soar ahead in the Test match after being wiped out for 222 by the spin duo of Abdur Razzak and Taijul Islam

Dhanmondi overcome Asif Hasan's hat-trick in thrilling win
A round-up of the Dhaka Premier League matches on February 7, 2018

Bangladesh face Sabbir v Mosaddek dilemma
Sabbir Rahman's aggressive style of batting could tip the balance in his favour on what is expected to be a turning pitch in Mirpur

Sterner tests await batsmen as teams move to Mirpur turner
Sri Lanka are no strangers to playing on dustbowls, but Bangladesh can only hope their familiarity with Mirpur, where they recently picked up wins over Australia and England, gives them an edge

Chittagong pitch rated 'below average' by ICC
Venue receives one demerit point, which will stay on it's record for five years; four more such points within that period and the ground will be suspended from hosting internationals for 12 months

Mushfiqur happy in new role as batsman - and father
With leadership and wicketkeeping duties removed from Mushfiqur Rahim's hands, the former Bangladesh captain said he has begun to enjoy his sole role as a middle-order batsman

Newly promoted Agrani Bank, Shinepukur register big wins
Mashrafe Mortaza, Sunzamul Islam and Saqlain Sajib combined to deliver a thumping win for Abahani Limited

Sunzamul dropped, Sabbir returns for second Test
Shakib Al Hasan continues to be sidelined after sustaining an injury during the recently-concluded tri-series

Players offer contrasting views on Chittagong pitch
The Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium can now be added to the list of recent venues (the others being the MCG and the Wanderers) in which either the batsmen or the bowlers had absolute advantage over the other

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