Dhaka, May 12 (UNB) – Sheikh Rasel Sports Development Academy and Bangladesh Krira Shikka Protishtan (BKSP) won their respective matches in the Dhaka Premier Division Women’s Cricket League at two separate venues of BKSP on Sunday.
Dhaka, May 12 (UNB) - Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) on Sunday launched a practice camp with 24 best performers of Dhaka Premier Division League.
Several famed coaches and former national cricketers will conduct practice camp that will continue till May 30.
Former coach of Bangladesh Under-19 Cricket team Mizanur Rahman will look after the batting side, veteran spinning coach Wahidul Gani will work with the spinners while former national pacer Talha Jubair will look after pace bowlers with the support of Sri Lankan Champaka Ramanayeke.
“The camp is for the players who did well in the premier league. I think it is a great idea to conduct this kind of camps. It will surely help the guys to be fit and ready for the upcoming challenges,” Mizanur Rahman said while talking to reporters at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium on Sunday.
“Bangladesh A team have some tours in near future. I think we’ll get players for A team from this camp. This camp will make them ready to take more challenges,” BCB selector Habibul Bashar said.
Farhad Reza and Taskin Ahmed, who are with the national team in Ireland now, will join the camp upon their return, confirmed BCB.
Players of Elite Camp: Anamul Haque Bijoy, Jahurul Islam, Shadman Islam, Mizanur Rahman, Imrul Kayes, Mominul Haque, Raqibul Hasan, Fazle Rabbi, Ariful Haque, Farhad Reza, Mehedi Hasan, Tanvir Haider, Nazmul Islam Apu, Taijul Islam, Sunjamul Islam, Nurul Hasan Sohan, Irfan Sukur, Salauddin Sakil, Khaled Ahmed, Ebadat Hossain, Kamrul Islam Rabbi, Shafiul Islam, Abu Hider Rony and Taskin Ahmed.
Dhaka, May 12 (UNB) — Bangladesh women pacer Jahanara Alam shone in the final of this year’s Women T20 Challenge, which is known as Women Indian Premier League, for her team Velocity. She scalped two wickets for 21 runs.
In the first innings of the final, Velocity, led by Mithali Raj, posted 121 runs for six wickets in 20 overs. In reply, Supernovas chased the target of 122 easily with four wickets in hand. They ended on 125 for six wickets in 20 overs.
Jahanara conceded only eight runs in her first three overs. However, in the last over, she conceded 13 runs.
Jahanara bowled Natalie Sciver out in the last ball of her first over. Natalie tried to swipe across the line and the ball ends up skidding and shattered her stump.
In the next over, Jahanara, probable bowled the best delivery of this year’s Women T20 Challenge. She delivered toward the off-stump with a little bit of in-swing. Sophie Devine, the New Zealand sportswoman, failed to judge the ball properly and lost her stump.
Plying this event, Jahanara became the first women cricketer of Bangladesh to participate in a foreign event.
The right-arm pacer has played 35 ODIs and 56 T20Is for Bangladesh. She bagged 30 and 39 scalps respectively in ODIs and T20Is.
England, May 12 (AP/UNB) — Pakistan's run chase faltered in the last over as England clinched a 12-run victory in the second one-day international on Saturday ahead of the Cricket World Cup.
England's heavyweight hitter Jos Buttler reached his eighth ODI century in just 50 balls and finished on 110 not out after Pakistan chose to bowl.
Buttler and captain Eoin Morgan posted an unbroken 162-run stand as England struck 373-3, with Pakistan reaching 361-7 in reply.
David Willey replaced possible World Cup choice Joffra Archer as England rotated resources and the Yorkshire paceman's tight death bowling helped see the hosts home, giving them a 1-0 lead in the five-match series after a no-result in the opener due to rain.
Former Pakistan Navy officer Fakhar Zaman blasted 138 in 106 balls only to be dismissed on review, Chris Woakes' out-swinger catching the toe of his bat for Buttler to hold behind, but his contribution was in a losing cause.
Buttler and wife Louise recently celebrated the birth of their first child Georgia Rose and England's premier one-day run-maker celebrated his stunning innings with a family tribute.
Morgan fired an unbeaten 71 of his own at the Rose Bowl.
England has now passed 300 runs in ODIs 35 times since the 2015 World Cup — compared with 34 times in its entire previous history.
Buttler hit six fours and nine sixes, with his second 50 coming in just 18 balls.
Jonny Bairstow scored 51 and Jason Roy plundered 87 but could not turn that 13th half century into a three-figure knock.
For Pakistan, Babar Azam hit 51 before being caught and bowled by Adil Rashid.
Asif Ali drove straight at Ben Stokes on the boundary off Willey's bowling to depart on 51.
Captain Sarfaraz Ahmed wound up stranded on an unbeaten 41, with Hasan Ali four not out, as England ground out the result.
Dhaka, May 11 (UNB) - Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) is planning to cancel Tigers’ ensuing tour to Sri Lanka in July next following the recent terrorist attacks in the island nation, BCB president Nazmul Hassan Papon said on Saturday.
The tour was originally scheduled for December this year, but the two boards re-fixed the tour in July which became uncertain for the current security situation in Sri Lanka following the terrorist attacks.
“They (Sri Lanka) have invited us to continue the tour on schedule (July). Now, we’re observing the present situation there, but under the current circumstances, there’s no question of touring Sri Lanka,” Nazmul Hassan said.
“Not only Bangladesh, I think, no team will agree to tour Sri Lanka at this moment due to the current situation in the island nation. At the same time, their president recently said they have fear of more terror attacks. Since they’re in fear of more attacks in near future, there’s no possibility of a tour to Sri Lanka,” he said.