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President of the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB), Nazmul Hasan Papon, and former Bangladesh captain Tamim Iqbal held a meeting on Monday. “Two or three days ago, Tamim expressed his desire to meet. During our last conversation, he mentioned, 'I want to tell you many things,'” stated Nazmul, offering no specific details. He continued to be elusive with his statement. Tamim to decide career path after BPL “I did not want to come to the board this time. People ask me if there is any pressure on me. I said no. Two reasons why I don’t want to come to the board: firstly, I don’t have much time, and secondly, I have to make decisions that people won’t like,” he said, yet again without clarity on the nature of these decisions. Speculation mounted over Tamim’s possible retirement after the World Cup - for the second time in six months. When he did retire earlier, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's intervention led to a reversal of his decision. Preview of 2023 BAN vs NZ 1st Test Match in Sylhet When asked about his conversation with Tamim, Nazmul offered another vague statement. “Tamim said something at a time when I don’t have much time,” he said. “We are heading to the election in one month. I need to know where the problem lies. I want to delve deeper. I need to talk to everyone and make my decision. I have talked to him. Whatever decision we take, we will need to make it after the BPL.” Tamim missed the World Cup in India under a cloud over his fitness and the management's assessment of his value to the side short of full fitness entering the tournament. Mashrafe, Shakib, get Awami League nominations for 12th National Parliament Election Post-World Cup, Tamim had discussions with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, and on Monday, he met with the BCB president. However, he did not clearly state the reasons for these meetings.
Masrafe Bin Mortaza, former Bangladesh captain and a current MP, contended that Tamim Iqbal's absence from the World Cup squad was a matter of choice rather than Bangladesh Cricket Board's decision. Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) unveiled the World Cup squad on Tuesday, sans Tamim Iqbal. Tamim's World Cup exclusion due to injury: Chief Selector Chief selector Minhajul Abedin attributed Tamim's omission to concerns about his injuries, but Masrafe put forth a different perspective. "While many assert that Tamim was left out, the truth is that Tamim chose not to be part of the team," Mashrafe stated. "There is a significant distinction between exclusion and a voluntary decision not to join." Bangladesh suffers ODI series defeat to New Zealand Masrafe shared his take on his social media account after the team was announced. He was spotted at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium on Tuesday, the same day the squad was unveiled. It remains uncertain whether he played a part in any deliberations regarding the team selection. Tamim's exclusion from the World Cup squad reverberated as a surprising development within Bangladesh's cricketing circles. The esteemed opener has grappled with a longstanding injury. Mahmudullah 4th Bangladeshi to score 5000 runs in ODIs He sat out the Asia Cup due to the same reason, dedicating over a month to rehabilitation. He had to leave captaincy for the same as well. Tamim Iqbal made a return during the New Zealand series, batting in just one match before his injury resurfaced, leading to his absence from the final match.
The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) is set to host a camp with at least 32 cricketers starting from July 31st. Initially, the camp will provide an opportunity for the cricketers to improve their fitness. On August 3rd, the players will undergo a Yo-Yo Test. Those who pass the fitness test might earn a spot in the main squad for the Asia Cup. Minhazul Abedin, the chief selector of BCB, said that the squad for the Asia Cup will be announced in the first week of August. Shoriful gets BCB's nod to play in LPL"We want to assess the fitness level of the cricketers," Minhazul told the reporters on Sunday in Mirpur. "We've initially selected 32 players for the camp. Following the Yo-Yo Test, we will narrow it down to 21 cricketers. By the end of the first week of August, we'll announce the final squad for the Asia Cup." Tamim Iqbal, the opener, is going to miss the start of the camp as he is currently in London, undergoing treatment for a back injury. It's unclear whether he will join the camp soon. Asia Cup 2023 Fixtures: Team List, Schedule, and VenuesBangladesh's last assignment was the home series against Afghanistan. Since then, most of the cricketers have had an extended break from cricket, with a few of them participating in foreign leagues. Mushfiqur Rahim and Taskin Ahmed took part in the Zim Afro T10 League in Zimbabwe, while Shakib Al Hasan and Liton Das are busy playing in Canada. Shoriful Islam, Towhid Hridoy, and Afif Hossain went to Sri Lanka to play in the new season of the Lankan Premier League, so they will miss the start of the camp. Bangladesh's probable squad for ICC ODI World Cup 2023Apart from them, most of the cricketers are currently not engaged in any cricketing activities. For them, proving their fitness is key to earning a spot in the squad. "It's been weeks since the conclusion of the Dhaka Premier League and National League. So, we would like to assess the fitness levels of the cricketers," Minhazul said.
Chandika Hathurusingha has been named coach of the Bangladesh national cricket team for a second time. He will begin his new role during the upcoming England series in Bangladesh. Khaled Mahmud, former Bangladesh coach and director of the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB), has referred to Chandika as a "good man." Mahmud stated that he expects Chandika to turn the Bangladesh team's fortunes around during this tenure. He acknowledged that while Chandika has a reputation as a strict coach, he is not as strict as people think. Mahmud praised Chandika for his honesty, saying that he is not a coach with a "double face." He added that Chandika has matured and is now more capable of delivering results as the head coach of the Tigers. The former Bangladesh cricket captain, Mahmud, previously served as the team director. However, he stated that he is uncertain about fulfilling the same role in the upcoming series. “The role of team director is not a permanent position for me," he said. "If the board president asks me to do the job, I am willing to do so. However, I have not received any recent confirmation from the president.” Read more: Home Sports Cricket Chandika returns as Bangladesh cricket team’s head coach England is set to tour Bangladesh in March for three ODIs and three T20Is. The first two ODIs will be played in Dhaka on March 1 and 3, while the third ODI and first T20I will be held in Chattogram on March 6 and 9. The final two T20Is will take place in Dhaka on March 12 and 14.
The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has announced the dates for Ireland's tour of Bangladesh, which is set to take place in March and April this year. This will be Ireland's first full series in Bangladesh and will consist of three ODIs, three T20s, and one Test match. Ireland last played a three-match ODI series against the hosts in Dhaka in 2008. The upcoming tour will also mark Ireland's return to the longer format of the game after three-and-a-half years, and will also be the first meeting between the two teams in a Test match. The tour is set to begin in Sylhet with the ODI series, followed by T20s in Chattogram, and a Test in Dhaka. BCB CEO Nizam Uddin Chowdhury said: "Ireland's Bangladesh visit is another exciting event in our home season after the series against India and England. The BCB and Cricket Ireland have a cordial and strong relationship and the two boards have worked very closely to arrange this bilateral tour despite the challenges of a busy international calendar." Warren Deutrom, chief executive of Cricket Ireland, hoped that the tour would be "a great on-field rivalry. Read more: Tri-Nation Series: Bangladesh, Ireland share points as rain spoils match The Test match will be a "challenging experience in Asian conditions for our squad, but it will be invaluable to our players' development knowing that we will be playing a great deal of cricket in Asia over coming years," he said. Ireland will arrive in Dhaka on March 12 and play a warm-up match. This will be followed by a three-match ODI series at the Sylhet International Cricket Stadium from March 18 to 23. The T20 series will take place at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Cricket Stadium in Chattogram from March 27 to 31. Finally, Ireland will play a Test match at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Mirpur, starting April 4.
The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) announced a new national contract for the year 2023, comprising of 21 players. Four new players- Khaled Ahmed, Zakir Hasan, Musaddek Hossain Saikot, and Hasan Mahmud- have been included in the contract. The contract will be valid until December 31, 2023. However, four players- Shadman Islam, Yasir Ali, Mahmudul Hasan Joy, and Mohammad Naim- have been omitted from the previous contract announced in 2022. Read more: BCB announces new central contract with Shakib in all formats BCB National Contract 2023: All format: Liton Das, Shakib Al Hasan, Taksin Ahmed, Mehidy Hasan Miraz; For Test and ODI: Tamim Iqbal and Mushfiqur Rahim; For Test and T20Is: Najmul Hossain Shanto, Nurul Hasan Shohan; Only Test: Mominul Haque, Taijul Islam, Ebadot Hossian, Khaled Ahmed, Zakir Hasan; Only ODI: Mahmudullah Riyad; ODI and T20Is: Mustafizur Rahman, Afif Hossain, Shoriful Islam; Only T20Is: Nasum Ahmed, Mahedi Hasan, Mosaddek Hossain Saikat, Hasan Mahmud. Read more: BCB announces new central contracts
Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) on Thursday announced the 16-member squad for the three-match ODI series against India starting on December 4 at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium. Tamim Iqbal will lead the team in this series as the regular ODI captain. He was out of the national team for a long time as the team was busy playing Asia Cup and T20 World Cup. Mahmudullah Riyad, Mushfiqur Rahim are all set to return to the national team with this series. They were also out of the Bangladesh setup when the World Cup took place in Australia. While Mahmudullah was overlooked by the selectors, Mushfiqur retired from the T20 format. Read more: BPL 2023: Mahmudullah in Barishal, Mushfiqur in Sylhet Anamul Haque Bijoy is also in the ODI team. He hit two fifties in his last three ODIs against Zimbabwe. He was also part of the T20 team in Zimbabwe series, but he was axed from the World Cup squad. Mosaddek Hossain, Taijul Islam and Shoriful Islam were overlooked for this series. They were part of Bangladesh team in the last ODI series against Zimbabwe. To replace them, Bangladesh included Shakib Al Hasan, who was out of the Zimbabwe series due to personal reasons, Yasir Ali and Ebadot Hossain Chowdhury. While the first match of the series is on December 4, the second match is on December 7, and the last match will be played on December 10. First two matches will take place in Dhaka, the last match will be hosted in Chattogram’s Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium. Read more: Bangladesh Cricket League One-dayers: South Zone, North Zone win 2nd round matches After the ODI series, Bangladesh will take on India in a two-match Test series with the first Test being played in Chattogram and second in Dhaka. Bangladesh ODI squad: Tamim Iqbal (Captain), Liton Das, Anamul Haque Bijoy, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim, Afif Hossain, Yasir Ali, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Mustafizur Rahman, Taskin Ahmed, Hasan Mahmud, Ebadot Hossain, Nasum Ahmed, Mahmudullah Riyad, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Nurul Hasan Sohan
Finally, the wait is over! The new jersey for the forthcoming T20 World Cup 2022 was finally unveiled by the Bangladesh Cricket Board on Friday (September 30). The BCB unveiled the eagerly anticipated new uniform for the Tigers men's cricket team for the Australia 2022 Twenty20 World Cup via a number of social media platforms. Read: Tigers to leave for New Zealand on Friday According to a video published by the Bangladesh Cricket Board, the Bengal tiger, the Sundarbans, and the traditional Jamdani sari are shown on the Bangladesh men's national cricket team jersey. The jersey has so far been well-received. Keep in mind that the Bangladeshi team's T20 World Cup campaign will begin on October 24 and will play their final group stage fixture on November 6 against Pakistan. The top two teams from each group will progress to the semifinals. Bangladesh will compete in a tri-nation T20I series against Pakistan and New Zealand before the World Cup. Read: The 3 challenges Bangladesh may face in New Zealand Tri-Series 2022
Bangladesh cricket team will leave for New Zealand on Friday. Ahead of the T20 World Cup, which will be played in Australia next month, Bangladesh will participate in a tri-series T20 in New Zealand that also involves Pakistan. Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has already announced the New Zealand tri-series and World Cup squad. Recently, Bangladesh played a two-match T20I series against the UAE and Bangladesh won 2-0. In this series, Afif Hossain has done well for the Tigers. But right-handed batter Sabbir Rahman, who played as an opener, failed to impress. Bangladesh made a change to their staff— team manager Nafis Iqbal has been removed, and senior media manager Rabeed Imam has been appointed as the new team manager. Media reports said the players are not happy to see Nafis as the team manager. Read: BCB announces Tk 50 lac reward for SAFF Champions The first match of the tri-series will take place on October 7 when Bangladesh will take on Pakistan. The Tigers will get at least four matches in this event. Shakib Al Hasan, the Bangladesh captain, missed the UAE series for CPL. But he will join the Bangladesh team in New Zealand. In his absence, Nurul Hasan Sohan led Bangladesh in the UAE series. Bangladesh squad for the New Zealand tri-series and the T20 World Cup: Shakib Al Hasan (captain), Sabbir Rahman, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Afif Hossain, Mosaddek Hossain, Liton Das, Yasir Ali, Nurul Hasan Sohan (vice-captain), Mustafizur Rahman, Mohammad Saifuddin, Taskin Ahmed, Ebadot Hossain, Hasan Mahmud, Nasum Ahmed, Nazmul Hossain Shanto, and Standby players: Shoriful Islam, Rishad Hossain, Mahedi Hasan, Soumya Sarkar.
Bangladesh women beat Ireland by 7 runs and Bangladesh men beat UAE by 7 runs in a rare coincidence, but it meant two very different reactions. The women’s team took the WC Qualifiers trophy three times in a row with yesterday’s victory, though Ireland fought hard. Bangladesh men also played a practice match against a lowly rated UAE and had a close win, but it was embarrassing to watch. One team is going up while the other is in decline. Read: A narrow escape: Bangladesh beat UAE by 7 runs in 1st T20 The Women Bangladesh and Ireland Women, the two finalists, had already reached the World Cup stage, so the stake was low. However, it showed some interesting features. The BD Women’s team is strong, but it still lacks the killer blow delivery capacity that a team needs to win on the global stage. Bangladesh did win the Asia Cup, beating India, but India has gone ahead and beat England last week. The West Indies men's team is not particularly strong, but their women's team—previous cup winners—is. So Bangladesh had better watch out about the possibility of bad days on the big stage. Both India and Pakistan have also improved, and India’s 3-0 win against England last week is a reminder that while we did beat them, it’s not the same team anymore. And SA and others have better records than us. One reason why the women’s team is not pushing up as much as it could be is a lack of sponsorship and investment. Globally, women’s cricket has yet to catch on, so ICC dole money is low for the qualifying countries. The media has only recently begun to get interested, and so promoting it as a money-making sport is important. This is already happening, but not enough. But betting sites are already active, which means more crowds and that will hopefully translate into funds for Women cricket. Performance wise, Bangladesh women still remain inconsistent. Its batting is below par and the fall of 8 wickets in 5 overs, including 3 in the last, means much more improvement is needed. While others are hitting sixes, BDW rarely do. Its strength remains in bowling, but a difference of only 7 runs in the final means it could have gone the other way. What was least impressive was the fielding. The girls didn't look fit and seemed sluggish in running and releasing the ball back. It was obvious Ireland took advantage of that to accumulate. But they won, and that is great. Read: Bangladesh champions of ICC Women's T20 World Cup Qualifier 2022 And the Men ? The least said about the men, the better. They were perfect clowns on the field and could neither bat nor bowl. Their fielding was spectacular as everyone, from commentators to spectators, ran out of words to describe them. If they have to sweat so much to beat an associate status team I think everyone should accept that it’s also at that level and not the test status. So we will suffer more as we watch the men get bashed by everyone in the next WC. We will keep our fingers crossed and hope to get some relief from the women's team's WC performance in South Africa next February. Read: Shakib Al Hasan shines in Caribbean Premier League