Dhaka, Sept 12 (UNB) – The Walton Deaf Tri-Nation T20 Cricket Tournament begins on Friday (Sept 14) at the Khan Shaheb Osman Ali Cricket Stadium in Fatullah, Narayanganj.
India, Pakistan and hosts Bangladesh will initially compete on double league basis match, organized by Bangladesh Deaf Sports Foundation and sponsored by Walton Group. Later, two top teams will play the final.
India and Pakistan are expected to reach the capital on Thursday to compete in the eight-day meet.
The champion team will be awarded with Tk 50,000 and the runners-up team will get prize money of Tk 25,000 in addition to trophies. Besides, the meet’s sponsor Walton Group will give man of the award in every match.
The details of the meet was disclosed by vice president of Bangladesh Deaf Sports Foundation Zakir Hossain Khan at a press conference in the city on Wednesday.
Deputy Executive Director of Walton Group Uday Hakim, Senior Assistant Director of Walton Group Milton Ahmed and Manager cum Co-Ordinator of Bangladesh Deaf Sports Foundation Anisul Islam Nipu were also present on the occasion.
Bangladesh Deaf Cricket team for Tri-Nation T20 Cricket: Shahriar Ahmed Chowdhury (Captain), Russell Ahmed, Wahidul Alam Momin, Afsaruddin Riyad, Aksar Ahmed, Ahmed Abdullah Al Hasib (WK), Rubel Hossain, Shohel, Imran Khan, Ahmed Nafis Imtiaz Dip, GM Mahbubur Rahman Setu, Immi Chowdhury, Akib Mahmud, Saidur Rahman and Raihan Monir.
Dhaka, Sept 12 (UNB) – Bangladesh cricket team’s one of the most dependable middle-order batsmen and senior all-rounder Mahmudullah Riyad expressed the hope to do better in the upcoming Asia Cup in the UAE.
“I think we have got some good memories against Sri Lanka from a few months back, but Sri Lanka is a very good team and they are playing very good cricket and we have to be at our best to beat them. We have been preparing quite well back at home. So hopefully we can deliver,” said Mahmudullah.
The experienced spin all-rounder came up with the comments in the UAE on Wednesday before starting their campaign in the 14th edition of the six-nation Asia Cup taking on Sri Lanka in the tournament opener at Dubai International Cricket Stadium on September 15.
Mahmudullah, who is usually considered as a man of trust and responsibility of finishing innings, expected to get a really good crowd to support them at the stadium as plenty of Bangladeshis live there and said, “I’ll try to contribute as much as I can and hope to deliver some good results for them [supporters].”
However, the keen supports and fans from around the world boosted Bangladesh’s recent rise on the world stage -- they are number seven in the ICC Men’s ODI Team Rankings at the moment.
“To be honest, I think all the teams are playing very good cricket at the moment…we have no space to be relaxed. We need to play game by game so that we can do well in the first stage,” Mahmudullah added.
Hosts for the last three successive events, Bangladesh reached the final of the 50-over Asia Cup in 2012 and the T20 version in 2016. However, they missed out titles, losing to Pakistan and India by two runs and eight wickets respectively.
Inspirational captain Mashrafe Bin Mortaza’s side Bangladesh was trained in Dhaka for a week before making the trip across on September 9.
With an expectation of a successful campaign in the event, this time Bangladesh built their backbone up with including experienced opener Tamim Iqbal, world famed all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan, a consistent run-getter Mushfiqur Rahim, cutter master Mustafizur Rahman alongside the finisher Mahmudullah in the team.
In their second and last Group ‘B’ game, Bangladesh will play against Afghanistan at Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi on September 20.
Dhaka, Sept 12 (UNB) – The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) announces the final squad of Bangladesh team for the ensuing ACC U19 Asia Cup Bangladesh 2018 beginning here on September 29.
Tawhid Hridoy was named as captain while Shamim Hossain his deputy for U-19 Asia Cup.
Earlier, Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has announced final itinerary for the Asian Cricket Council (ACC) U-19 Asia Cup Bangladesh 2018 scheduled for September 29 to October 7 to be held in Dhaka and Chattogram.
Eight Asian countries-- India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Afghanistan, Hong Kong, Nepal and UAE, split into two groups, will compete in the 50-over-a-side matches.
Afghanistan, India, Nepal and UAE was placed in Group A while Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Hong Kong put Group B.
The group A matches will be held at BKSP ground in Dhaka while the Group B matches will be played at MA Aziz Stadium and Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chattogram as all the matches of Cox’s Bazar were shifted to Dhaka.
On completion of the group matches, top two teams from each group will advance to the semi-finals. Afghanistan U-19 comes into the tournament as the defending champions from the 2017 edition held in Malaysia.
Bangladesh U-19 team: Tawhid Hridoy (Captain), Shamim Hossain (Vice-Captain), Tanzid HasanTanim, Sajid Hossan Seam, Prantik Nawrose Nabil, Amite Hasan, Akbar Ali, Shahadat Hossain, Rakibul Hasan, Minhazur Rahman Mohanna, Mohammad RishadHossain, Shoriful Islam, Mehedi Hasan, Mohammad Mirttunjoy Chowdhury Nipun, Avishek Das.
Stand by: Mahmudul Hasan Joy, Pritom Kumar, Tanzim Hasan Sakib, Asadullah Hill Galib
Fixture of the ACC U-19 Asia Cup 2018
Sept 29 A AFGHANISTAN vs UAE (BKSP 4, Dhaka)
A INDIA vs NEPAL (BKSP 3, Dhaka)
B PAKISTAN vs HONG KONG (MA Aziz Stadium, Chattogram)
B BANGLADESH vs SRI LANKA (Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium)
Sept 30 A INDIAvs UAE (BKSP 3, Dhaka),
B SRI LANKA vs HONG KONG (Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium),
Oct 01 A AFGHANISTANvs NEPAL (BKSP 4)
B BANGLADESH vs PAKISTAN (Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium),
Oct 02. A AFGHANISTAN vs INDIA (BKSP 3),
A NEPAL vs UAE (BKSP 4)
B PAKISTAN vs SRI LANKA (MA Aziz Stadium)
B BANGLADESH vs HONG KONG (Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium)
04 Oct : SEMI FINAL 1
GROUP A CHAMPIONS vs GROUP B RUNNERS UP (Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Dhaka
Oct 05 SEMI FINAL 2
GROUP B CHAMPIONS vs GROUP A RUNNERS UP, Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium, Dhaka)
Oct 07 : FINAL (Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium, Dhaka)
Dhaka, Sept 12 (UNB) – The Pakistan Women’s Cricket team will arrive here on September 29 on a 12-day tour to Bangladesh to play a four–match T20 series and an ODI match against Bangladesh team.
All the matches will be held at the Sheikh Kamal International Cricket Stadium in the tourist town of Cox’s Bazar.
Touring Pakistan will play the first match of the four-match T20 series on October 1, 2nd match on October 3, 3rd match on October 4 and the 4th and last match on October 6.
They will play the lone ODI match against their Bangladesh counterpart on October 8 before leaving for home on October 10.
Dhaka, Sept 12 (UNB) – The Maldives smartly reached the final of the seven-nation 12th SAFF Suzuki Cup’2018 stunning Nepal by 3-0 goals in the rain-marred first semifinal at the Bangabandhu National Stadium here on Wednesday.
The former champions, the Maldives, will play final on September 15 at 7 pm against the winner of the second semifinal between India and Pakistan scheduled to be held from 7pm on Wednesday at the same venue.
The day’s first semifinal was stopped for about half an hour due to rain and thundershower in the capital.
Captain Akram Abdul Ghanee scored one goal while Ibrahim Waheed scored two goals in a span of only two minutes for the Maldives, which dominated the first half by a solitary goal.
The Maldives who came to the semifinals riding on the coin in the toss saved their best for the last to outplay Nepal who after falling behind early did all apart from scoring a goal.
Nepal which smartly reached the semifinals as Group champions by virtue of better goal difference denying host Bangladesh again completed the SAFF campaign before reaching the final.
With the drizzling making the pitch a little slippery, the Maldives appeared more attacking in the opening minutes.
Their pressing approach forced Nepal into their own zone. Their penetration paid dividends in the ninth minute as forward Ali Fasir was brought down at the left edge of the Nepalese box and Akram Abhul Ghanee, the Maldives skipper, saw the consequential free kick loop into the far post net (1-0).
Nepal intensified their attack in pursuit of the equaliser and Bharat Khawas tried his luck with a long range drive in the 18th minute and chipped the ball over from a handshaking distance following a goalmouth melee in the 24th minute.
With the game growing hot with attacks and counterattacks, Ali Fasis was ruing his chance in the 25th minute miscuing a right footer from the top of the eight yard box.
The game saw an unusual impede just in the stroke of the half hour when the Match Commissioner stopped the proceedings due to extreme thunders. Both the teams left the pitch before the game resumed after thirty minutes break.
Nepal dominated the post resumption period of fifteen minutes launching a series of attacks but the efforts of Bimal Gharti Magar, Bharat Khawas and Nirajan Khadka all fell short. In the 40th minute, Bharat Khawas’s sliding placement turned into a corner off the gloves of Md Faisal.
Nepalese goalie Kiran Kumar Limbu kept his team in the match saving a rasping drive of Maldives forward Hasan Naiz for a corner in the 49th minute. With the Nepalese defence standing a little up, Ibrahim Hussain paved the way for Naiz with a crisp through pass from the midfield.
Nepal was frustrated again in the 61st minute with Bimal Gharti Magar’s deflected head on a volley of substitute midfielder Anjanj Bjista landed right into the hand Md Faisal and returned to the game.
Nepal kept trying and trying but still remained at the day. Sunil Bal, the hardworking midfielder, ran down the left flank in the 70th minute and unleashed a cracker from the edge of the box but saw the ball whisker past side post.
Nepal coach added Nawajug Shreshta and Bishal Rai further bolstered his attack in the last fifteen minute of the match. However, Nawajug missed to the line of a Sunil Bal cross in the 76th minute with Faisal stranded far post.
But the dying minutes appeared to be a fairytale for the Maldives as forward Ibrahim Waheed extended the lead in the 84th minute when he hit the back of the net after Nepalese defender Dinesh Rajbanshi cleared a Asadulla Abdulla cross in the middle of box and the ball landed into the feet of unmarked Ibrhaim who beat Kiron in the near post (2-0).
Two minutes later, Ibrahim added his second goal off a counterattack placing the ball into the far post (3-0).