Bangladesh Test captain Mominul Haque tested negative for Covid-19 and backed to the field to prepare himself for the upcoming Bangabandhu T20 Cup 2020 starting from November 24.
Mominul and his wife Fariha Bashar tested positive on November 10, and now both have recovered from the deadly virus, confirmed Bangladesh Cricket Board’s (BCB) chief physician Debashis Chowdhury on Friday.
The Test captain of Bangladesh will represent Gazi Group Chattogram in the Bangabandhu T20 Cup 2020 under the leadership of Mohammad Mithun.
Apart from Gazi Group Chattogram, a total of four other teams— Beximco Dhaka, Fortune Barishal, Minister Group Rajshahi and Gemcon Khulna will play in the event.
The Bangabandhu T20 Cup will be marked as Bangladesh’s second competitive cricket event after the Covid-19 hiatus. The BCB has earlier hosted a 50-over competition comprising three teams.
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Left-handed top-order batsman Najmul Hossain Shanto will lead Minister Group Rajshahi in the Bangabandhu T20 Cup 2020 starting from November 24.
In a ceremony on Thursday, the team sponsor of Rajshahi, Minister Group, unveiled the jersey of the team and announced that Najmul would be leading the team in the event.
“It’s a good opportunity for me (to lead the team). I always enjoy myself to lead a team on a bigger stage. I'm grateful to the team management because they gave me this opportunity. We've a good number of experienced cricketers. I believe we're capable enough to do well in the Bangabandhu T20 Cup,” Najmul told the media on Thursday.
Rajshahi will play the Bangabandhu T20 Cup under the coaching of veteran coach Sarwar Imran. He reckons that the squad they have is a well balanced one capable of giving a good fight.
“We didn’t get 100 percent what we wanted. But, we managed to meet our expectation upto 70 percent in terms of roping in the expected players,” Imran told the media during the jersey unveiling event.
A total of five teams will participate in the event. Apart from Minister Group Rajshahi, the other teams are— Beximco Dhaka, Gemcon Khulna, Gazi Group Chattogram and Fortune Barishal.
A tourist died falling from the eighth floor of a resort in Kolatoli area in Cox’s Bazar town.
The deceased was identified as Sheikh Babu, a resident of Tangail municipality area and son of Khan Sur.
Abdullah Al Asif, a neighbor of the deceased ,said a 52-member tourist group including Babu came here from Tangail and was staying at Sea Classic Resort. Babu got a room on the eighth floor from where he fell down.
When he was taken to Upazila Health Complex, doctors declared him dead.
Officer-in-Charge of Sadar Police Station Md Selim said they are investigating the cause of his death.
The body has been sent to Sadar Hospital morgue for autopsy, the OC said.
Mohsin Talukdar, who threatened to kill cricketer Shakib Al Hasan, confessed before a court on Wednesday.
Sylhet Metropolitan Magistrate Court-2 judge Saifur Rahman recorded his statement.
Confirming the news, Jalalabad Police Station Officer-in-Charge Okil Uddin Ahmed said Mohsin confessed before the court that he had threatened to end Shakib's life.
"However, I do not know the details. As there was a power cut, I could not collect his statement's copy from the court."
On November 15, Mohsin brandished a sharp weapon on a Facebook live and threatened to kill the 33-year-old cricketer for allegedly attending a ceremony in Kolkata dedicated to a Hindu goddess.
As Mohsin's threat and name-calling sparked sharp criticism, the law enforcers started a manhunt to arrest him.
However, Shakib apologized to the fans on November 16 in a video. He never inaugurated Kali puja as it was being claimed on social media and had only participated in an event near the puja pandal, the all-rounder also said.
On November 16, police filed a case against Mohsin under the Digital Security Act with Jalalabad Police Station.
And Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) nabbed him from Sunamganj the next day.
Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) on Wednesday appointed a gunman for the security of Shakib.
In an unprecedented move, the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has appointed an armed guard for Shakib Al Hasan.
The national allrounder has recently received a death threat from a man named Mohsin Talukder.
In recent years, BCB never appointed an armed guard for any local cricketer. However, they did so for the foreign members of the coaching staff.
Nizamuddin Chowdhury, the CEO of BCB, confirmed the news saying, “Shakib received a death threat on social media, and we decided to take step to ensure his safety. Therefore, we appointed a gunman who will stay with Shakib.”
Shakib visited Kolkata on November 12 reportedly to inaugurate a Hindu ceremony which has created reaction among some people.
He was invited by Paresh Paul, a member of the legislative council in West Bengal government of India. Shakib, however, in a live session on his social media, denied the claim of inaugurating any ceremony.
In the social media live session, Shakib claimed himself a “proud Muslim” and urged for unconditional apology to “the people who he might have hurt”.
Mohsin, a man from Sylhet who had threatened Shakib of death, was arrested by a law enforcement agency. He appeared on a social media live session with a knife and threatened the allrounder.