Dhaka, Nov 19 (UNB) - After winning the five–match Youth ODI series 3-0, Bangladesh Under-19 Cricket completed a 4-0 whitewash beating Sri Lanka Under-19 side by 50 runs in the 5th and last match at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chattogram on Tuesday.
Towhid Hridoy created world record in youth cricket smashing 3 consecutive centuries.
Young Tigers started the Youth ODI series beating Sri Lanka by 5 wickets in the 2nd match at Sheikh Abu Naser Stadium in Khulna as the first game was abandoned at the same venue due to cyclonic storm ‘Bulbul’.
The hosts took 2-0 lead thrashing the Islanders Sri Lanka by a huge margin of 161-run in the 3rd match at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chattogram last Thursday and clinched the series 3-0 beating the visitors by 5 wickets in 4th match at the same venue last Sunday.
Electing to bat first in the day’s match, the Young Tigers scored 283 for 7 in 50 overs, riding on the 3rd consecutive century by Towhid Hridoy in the series.
Hridoy smashed 111 runs off 102 deliveries hitting 3 fours and 5 sixes while Prantik Nawrose Nabil added 65 off 77 featuring 4 fours and 2 sixes for the hosts.
Rohan Sanjaya bagged 2 wickets for 57 while Rodrigo, Wijesinghe, Perera and Thilakaratne took one wicket each.
In chasing target of 284 runs, the touring Sri Lanka were dismissed for 233 runs in 44.4 overs.
Ravindu Rasantha scored the team’s highest 84 runs off 92 balls hitting 9 fours and 2 sixes, Mohamed Shamaz added 40 and Perera 30 runs.
Shahin Alam and Hasan Murad bagged 2 wickets each conceding 46 and 47 runs respectively.
Towhid Hridoy was adjudged the man of the match as well as man of the series.
Earlier, the two-match four-day Youth Test series between the two teams ended in a draw.
The rain-hit first match ended in a draw at Abdur Rab Serniabat Stadium in Barishal on October 29 and the 2nd match also ended in a draw at Sheikh Abu Naser Stadium in Khulna on November 5.
Dhaka, Nov 19 (UNB) - Khulna Division clinched the Tier-1 National Cricket League crown for a record seven time beating their main-contender Dhaka Division by nine wickets on the 4th day and final day of the 6th and final round of the first class league at Sheikh Abu Naser Stadium in Khulna on Tuesday.
Khulna Division clinched the top slot in the four-team Tier-1 league securing 39.81 points from 6 matches with three wins and three draws, Dhaka Division finished runners-up collecting 24.39 points with one win, one defeat and 4 draws
Rangpur Division finished 3rd collecting 21.46 points with one win, two defeats and three draws while last time champions Rajshahi Division relegated to Tier-2 league as they finished 4th and last in four-team league bagging 18.65 with one win, three defeats and two draws.
Earlier, Sylhet Division emerged Tier-2 champions to earn promotion in the Tier-1 of the National Cricket League (NCL) with a convincing nine–wicket victory over Chattogram Division on the very 2nd day of the four-day affairs at the Shaheed Chandu Stadium in Bogura on Sunday. The match featured 13 wickets haul by 18-year-old rookie left arm pace bowler Ruyel Miah.
In the Tuesday’s match, Dhaka Division resumed the 2nd innings with an overnight total of 102 for 5 and were dismissed for 216 in 86.3 overs, setting a poor target of 117 runs for Khulna.
Raqibul Hasan, who was unbeaten on 39, scored team’s highest 99 runs off 227 balls hitting 4 fours and 3 sixes while Mohammad Arafat, who was not out for 9 on 3rd day, scored 53 off 148 balls, hitting 5 fours.
Ziaur Rahman claimed five for 44 runs and Nahidul Islam two for 74.
Chasing an easy target of 117 runs, Khulna Division scored the match-winner 117 for the loss of one wicket in 25.4 overs to earn their 7th NCL crown.
Opener Anamul Haque remained unbeaten on 79 runs off 76 balls hitting 4 fours and 4 sixes while Amit Majumder made an unbeaten 33 runs off 74, featuring 5 fours.
Nazmul Islam claimed the lone wicket for Dhaka Division conceding 49 runs.
Captain Nurul Hasan, who smashed not out 150 for Khulna in the 1st innings, was adjudged man of the match.
Brief score: Dhaka Division 1st innings: 279 all out in 93.1 overs; Taibur 110, Mazid 66, Shuvagata 60, Abdul Halim 5/27 and Ziaur 4/24
2nd innings: 269 all out in 84 overs; Raqibul Hassan 99, Arafat 53 and Ziaur 5-44
Khulna Division 1st innings: 379 all out in 128 overs , Nurul Hasan not out 150, Tushar Imran 82, Anamul Haque 50, Robiul Islam 45, Ajit Majumder 21, Nahidul Islam 16, Shuvagata Hom 5/46 and Nazmul Islam 2/114.
2nd innings: 117 for 1 in 25.4 overs Anamul 79*, Amit 33*,
Rangpur Division vs Rajshahi Division:
In the day’s other Tier-1 match, Rangpur Division crushed former NCL champions Rajshahi Division by 155 runs at Shaheed Kamaruzzaman Stadium in Rajshahi on Tuesday.
Tanbir Hayder and Rishad Hossain were remained unbeaten on 72 and 18 runs respectively.
Delwar Hossain took four wickets conceding 73 runs while Muktar Ali took two wickets.
In reply, Rajshahi Division were bundled out for 93 in 43.1 overs with Junaid Siddique scoring 34 and Sujon Hawlader 27 runs.
Alauddin Babu and Ariful Haque took 3 wickets each conceding 42 and 20 runs respectively.
Brief score: Rangpur first innings: 274/10 in 89.4 overs, Sohrawordi 105, Ariful 57, Delwar 4/59 and Mohor 3/53
2nd innings: 228/6 (declared) in 61 overs, Tanbir 72*, Ariful 48, Jahid Jabed 33, Delwar 4/73 and Mukter 2/44
Rajshahi first innings 254/10 in 86.2 overs, Avishek 67, Farhad 75, Ariful 6/41 and Sajedul 2/59
2nd innings: 93 all out in 43.1 overs, Junaid 34, Sujon 27, Alauddin 3/42, Ariful 3/20
Barishal Division vs Dhaka Metro:
The Tier-2 match between Barishal Division and Dhaka Metro ended in draw on the 4th and final day at Barishal Divisional Stadium on Tuesday.
Resuming the 2nd innings with overnight total of 30 for 3 in 16 overs, Barisal Division were all out for 269 in 84 overs.
Moin Khan scored the team’s highest 80 off 105 balls, Fazle Mahmud 75 off 113 balls and Salman Hossain added 53 runs off 104.
Arafat Sunny bagged 5 wickets for 85, Taskin Ahmed 3 for 41 and Asif Hasan 2 for 63.
In reply, Dhaka Metro scored 19 for 1 in 5 overs at the end of 4th and last day.
Azmir Ahmed scored 10, Shykat Ali not out 8 and Shamsur Rahman added not out 1.
Kamrul Islam Rabbi picked up 1 for 12 runs.
Brief score: Barishal first innings 414/10 in 108.2 overs, Fazle Mahmud 141, Moin 75, Salman 72, Taskin 4/67 and Asif 3/106
2nd innings: 269 all out in 84 overs; Moin 80, Mahmud 75, Salman 53, Sunny 5-85, Taskin 3-41 and Asif 2-63.
Dhaka Metro first innings 466/10 in 140.3 overs, Shamsur 103, Marshal 109, Al Amin 92, Gazi 3/98, Fazle 2/26
2nd innings: 19 for 1 in 5 overs Azmir Ahmed 10, Kamrul Islam Rabbi 1-12
National fast bowler Shahadat Hossain Rajib has been banned for five years, with two years being suspended, for physically assaulting his team-mate Arafat Sunny Jr in the field on the 2nd day of the 6th and final round match of the National Cricket League in Khulna on Sunday.
He will not be able to take part in any cricketing activities for the first three years, and his remaining two years’ suspension might be reduced if he does not breach the discipline during the three-year period.
The technical committee of Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) took the decision at a meeting on Tuesday after reviewing the reports of the on-field umpires and the match referee.
Chairman of the technical committee Minhajul Abedin Nannu said, “We took the unanimous decision to give him (Shahadat) such a punishment considering the gravity of his offence as he was found guilty on disciplinary issue earlier, too.”
“With this exemplary punishment, we want to give a message to other cricketers that nobody will escape punishment in the future after breaching the discipline,” he added.
Dhaka Division pacer Shahadat Hossain Rajib was withdrawn from the match using red card by the match umpires soon after he beat up Sunny in the field in their vital match against hosts Khulna Division at the Sheikh Abu Nesar Stadium in Khulna.
The 33-year-old veteran pacer was found angry following an argument with Arafat Sunny Jr about shining the ball.
His actions amounted to a Level 4 offence and he was handed a fine of Tk 3 lakh by the BCB on Tuesday.
Shadahat Hossain, who played 38 Tests, 51 ODIs and six T20Is between 2005 to 2015, has not been part of the national frame since he was arrested in 2015 for beating up his domestic help that also led to a temporary suspension.
A top Pakistan Cricket Board official says his country has lost serious income and a generation of players because it couldn’t host a test match at home for a decade.
"We've probably lost part of a generation (of potential cricketers) because they've not been able to grow up watching their heroes,” PCB chief executive Wasim Khan told the Australian Associated Press. "We want players to be playing at home so our kids can be inspired to want to become cricketers, take up the game, like any other country."
Pakistan last hosted a test match in March 2009, when a terrorist attack on the Sri Lanka team’s bus at Lahore left eight people dead and injured several Sri Lankan players.
Incoming tours were canceled amid security concerns, and Pakistan lost it rights as a co-host of the 2011 Cricket World Cup.
Since 2009, the United Arab Emirates has been Pakistan’s primary home away from home, but Khan said it cost the cricket board heavily to host teams at a neutral venue.
"It's difficult to put a figure on it but it would probably run into a few hundred million (dollars)," Khan told AAP in Australia, where Pakistan will play a two-test series starting Thursday in Brisbane. “We've had to play in the UAE and it costs us huge amounts of money ... I don't think we can financially sustain ourselves if cricket keeps getting played in other areas.”
The PCB has long been seeking to regain the confidence of foreign teams that it’s safe to play in Pakistan.
Foreign players have visited Pakistan and played in the Pakistan Super League matches at Lahore and Karachi for the last three years.
Zimbabwe, West Indies, a World XI and Sri Lanka have also visited for limited-overs series in recent seasons and now Pakistan is set to host Sri Lanka at Rawalpindi and Karachi for the two test matches next month.
Khan said for the last two to three years there have been no terrorism incidents in any major city of Pakistan.
"Terrorism is a scourge for everybody and we've probably lost more people to terrorism in Pakistan than any other country, but I firmly believe that all those things are behind us now," he said. “There's a perception in the outside world which is not a reality of what's going on in Pakistan."
Australia has not toured Pakistan since 1998 but Khan hoped to organize a series at home within three years. Australians Tim Paine, Ben Cutting and George Bailey played with the World XI team for three Twenty20s matches at Lahore in 2017.
"We know it all comes down to the players," Khan said. "Players have to feel confident. They have to feel comfortable in the environment they're coming into."
The channel 24 earned a massive 76 runs victory over Sangbad Pratidin in the Pran-DRU Media Cricket Tournament at the Maulana Bhashani National Stadium here n Monday.
In the day’s other matches, bdnews24.com beat Bangladesher Khabor by four wickets; Rtv defeated Dhaka Times by five wickets; Inqilab overcame BSS by nine runs; Jagonews24.com beat Dinkal by four wickets; NTV defeated Risingbd by 30 runs, Asianmail 24 beat Alokito Bangladesh by five wickets and Channel i defeated Sangram by five wickets.