Dhaka, April 17 (UNB) – The ICC Cricket for Good, in partnership with UNICEF, has announced ‘One Day for Children’ campaign, bringing together one billion cricket fans to help build a better world for children.
OneDay4Children will use the power and reach of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019 to help children learn play and be healthy. The money raised will support UNICEF’s work for children in cricket playing nations across the world.
The campaign will climax at the England vs India match at Edgbaston on June 30. The #OneDay4Children match will be special, with the players, the sell-out crowd and global audience all playing a part in the celebrations.
Edgbaston will turn blue whilst players will support the campaign with special one off #OD4C branded kit. Celebrities and legends of the game will also join the action.
This edition of the World Cup will run from May 30 to July 14. The semi-finals will be played at Old Trafford in Manchester and Edgbaston in Birmingham on July 9 and 11 respectively while Lord’s will host the final on July 14.
Ten teams will play against each other in a single-league format and the top four sides will qualify for the two semi-finals.
OneDay4Children ambassador Nasser Hussain and England all-rounder Chris Woakes launched the campaign Tuesday. There will be #OneDay4Children activity throughout all 48 matches.
“This is our most ambitious charity project to date and we know that cricket’s one billion fans will come together to help build a better world for every child,” said David Richardson of the ICC.
Dhaka, Apr 17 (UNB) - In the second round of the Super League of ongoing Dhaka Premier Division Cricket League, Abahani Limited beat Mohammedan Sporting Club by 45 runs on Wednesday at BKSP ground, Savar.
Mosaddek Hossain, who recently got the chance in the World Cup squad of the Tigers, showed an all-round performance to seal the match for Abahani.
Abahani won the toss and decided to bat first. They have accumulated a mammoth total of 304 for seven wickets in 50 overs.
Sabbir Rahman, Mohammad Mithun and Mosaddek Hossain contributed most with the bat as they scored 64, 56 and 54 respectively. Along with them, Najmul Hossain Shanto and Mohammad Saifuddin scored 36 and 41 respectively.
For Mohammedan, Shafiul bagged three wickets while Rahatul Ferdous took two wickets.
While replying, Mohammedan lost three wickets in 20 runs. Two of the first three wickets of Mohammedan were taken by right-arm off-spinner Mosaddek.
Despite two superb knocks from Raqibul Hasan and Mohammad Ashraful, Mohammedan tumbled for 259 all-out in 46.3 overs and eventually they lost the game by 45 runs.
While Raqibul scored 96 with 10 fours and three fours, Ashraful recorded his first half-century of the season smashing 68.
For Abahani, Mosaddek and Mashrafe bagged three wickets each while Soumya Sarkar took two wickets.
Mosaddek was awarded man of the match for his fifty and three-wicket haul.
In the other match in Fatullah, Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club beat Legends of Rupganj by four wickets. It was Rupganj's first defeat after nine consecutive wins.
Rupganj won the toss and batted first. They posted 171 all-out in 49.3 overs. Mohammad Naim was the best batsman for Rupganj as he hit 58 with two fours.
No one of their batsmen passed the 30-run mark. Rishi Dhawan was their second best batsman scoring only 23.
For Sheikh Jamal, Khaled Ahmed took four wickets while Taijul Islam took two wickets as well.
In reply, Sheikh Jamal lost Imtiaz Hossain (5), Dilshan Munaweera (2), Nasir Hossain (4) in just 20 runs. But Elias Sunny hit a fifty to continue chasing the target hitting a fifty (58).
Along with him, Nurul Hasan (29), Tanbir Hayder (43) contributed with the bat to seal the game.
For Sheikh Jamal, Nabil Samad bagged three wickets and Rishi Dhawan took two wickets.
Elias Sunny was awarded the man of the match award for his match-winning knock.
In the other match at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium, Prime Doleshwar Sporting Club battered Prime Bank Cricket Club by seven wickets in the low-scoring affair.
Doleshwar won the toss and sent Prime Bank to bat first, who capitulated for 169 all-out in 48.1 overs. Two of their first three batsmen returned with a duck. They lost three wickets in nine runs.
However, in the fourth wicket stand, Al-Amin and Alok Kapali added 85 runs. Al-Amin fell for 32 while Alok hit 61. Beside them, Ariful Haque and Monir Hossain posted 27 and 23 respectively at the lower of the order.
For Prime Doleshwar, Farhad Reza seized four wickets while Manik Khan and Taibur Rahman came up with two wickets each.
In reply, Prime Doleshwar chased the target in 43.4 overs with seven wickets in hand (172/3).
Saif Hassan was the best batsman for them hitting 55 while Farhad Reza remained unbeaten on 41.
Farhad was the man of the match with his tremendous all-round effort.
Dhaka, April 17 (UNB) – The quarterfinals of the Prime Bank Young Tigers National School Cricket Tournament begins on Thursday at country’s two northern venues—Rangpur Cricket Gardens and Lalmonirhat District Stadium.
Eight teams --Seven Divisional champions and Dhaka Metro champions—will battle for the national school crown on knockout basis. All the matches will kick-off at 9 am.
Defending champions and Rajshahi Division champions Bogura Police Lines School & College will play Dhaka Metro champions Wiles Little Flower School & College at Lalmonirhat District Stadium while Barishal Division champions Pirojpur Govt Boys High School will encounter Khulna Division champions Bagerhat ML School & College at Rangpur Cricket Garden in the quarterfinals on Thursday.
In the remaining two quarterfinals on Friday, Dhaka Division champions Narayanganj Jila School will face Rangpur Division champions Shishu Niketan High School while Sylhet Division champions PDB High School will meet Chattogram Division champions Cumilla High School.
The two semifinals billed for April 21 and the final scheduled for April 23, all at the Rangpur Cricket Garden.
Some 11,120 promising cricketers from 556 schools took part in 958 matches in the country’s biggest cricket meet, organized by Bangladesh Cricket Board and sponsored by Prime bank Limited.
Dhaka, Apr 17 (UNB) —Bangladesh ODI captain Mashrafe Bin Mortaza on Wednesday has become the second Bangladeshi bowler to scalp 400 wickets in List A cricket.
Before him, left-arm spinner Abdur Razzak also scalped 400 wickets in List-A cricket.
Mashrafe bagged his 400th List-A wicket when he scalped Irfan Sukkur of Mohammedan Sporting Club at Bangladesh Krira Shikkha Protishtan. The right-arm pacer is playing in the ongoing season of Dhaka Premier Division Cricket League for Abahani Limited.
The captain of the national ODI team completed 399 wickets three matches ago. Since then, he has been waiting to grab the 400th wicket. However, on Wednesday, his wait came to the end finally.
Mashrafe started the league with 389 wickets. He bagged two wickets in his first match of the season. But failed to take any wicket in next three matches. However, he returned to the form taking six wickets against Gazi Group Cricketers. In the next two matches, he scalped two wickets and reached 399.
Abdur Razzak took 269 matches to complete 400 wickets in List-A cricket. On the other hand, Mashrafe took 287 matches to touch the feat.
Dhaka, Apr 16 (UNB) — Right-handed middle-order batsman Mosaddek Hossain says representing Bangladesh on the biggest cricketing event has been his lifelong dream.
“It was my dream to play the World Cup. I’m in Bangladesh’s World Cup squad. It’s like a dream come true for me,” he told reporters on Tuesday.
He has been included in Tigers’ 15-member squad. Mosaddek said he was pleasantly surprised when he got the call from the cricket board.
He started playing for the national team in 2016. Since then, he has played 24 ODIs, eight T20 Internationals and two Tests but failed to cement his place in the team.
Mosaddek said he tried his best to do well for the national team. In the ODIs, he scored 341 runs at an average of 31 with the best score of an unbeaten 50. However, in List-A cricket, he is currently one of the best batsmen in Bangladesh.
He is also an off-spinner, a quality that caught the selectors’ eyes.
“Mosaddek played well in domestic cricket. At the same time, he is able to bowl off-spin,” chief selector Minhazul Abedin told reporters.
“Since Mahmudullah Riyad is still uncertain to bowl due to a shoulder injury, we wanted an off-spinning all-rounder, and this is why we included Mosaddek.”