Dhaka, Oct 23 (UNB) – Bangladesh Women’s Cricket team left the capital for West Indies to play in the Women’s World T20 which will begin at Providence on November 9.
Bangladesh, put in Group A of the women’s world meet, will face the hosts West Indies in the opening match.
The Tigress will face England on November 12, Sri Lanka on November 14 and South Africa on November 18 in the remaining group engagements.
Bangladesh team, emerged as the most successful team in this year by winning its maiden Asia Cup title in last June and winning the qualification tournament in the Netherlands in last July.
Experienced all-rounder, Salma Khatun was in the leading side that has won 12 out of 20 T20Is this year, while 24 year old batsman Sharmin Sultana, who was in the every squad of this year team, missed out but has been named among four stand-by cricketers.
On even of the tour, Bangladesh captain Salma Khatun said, “We are going to West Indies two weeks ahead of the meet to adjust ourselves with the local atmosphere and conditions.”
Bangladesh's bowling, particularly leg spinner Rumana Ahmed and left-arm spinner Nahida Akter, will have to keep the team afloat throughout the competition. Rumana is the second highest wicket-taker this year, with 26 wickets at 10.73.
Bangladesh Squad : Salma Khatun (capt.), Rumana Ahmed, Jahanara Alam, Fargana Haque, Khadija Tul Kubra, Fahima Khatun, Ayesha Rahman, Shamima Sultana (wk), Nahida Akter, Panna Ghosh, Ritu Moni, Sanjida Islam, Nigar Sultana, Lata Mondol, Sharmin Akter Supta
Dhaka, Oct 23 (UNB) – Hosts Bangladesh will take on visiting Zimbabwe in the 2nd game of the three-match day-night basis ODI series on Wednesday at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in the port city of Chattogram with a hope to seal the series with a match to spare.
The match will begin at 2:30pm where the Tigers will miss the entertaining services from dashing opener and local hero Tamim Iqbal and talismanic world famed all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan like the first ODI as both of them are sidelined from the squad due to injury.
Bangladesh, which enjoyed an upper hand advantage in the three-match ODI series beating Zimbabwe by 28 runs in the first ODI on Sunday in Dhaka featuring opener Imrul Kayes’ career best 144 runs, will play the 3rd and last ODI on Friday (Oct 26), also at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chattogram.
Cutter mater Mustafizur Rahman may be rested for Wednesday’s match subject to his injury and pacer Rubel Hossain, who almost recovered from fever, may return to the best eleven.
Despite not having two reliable senior cricketers, Bangladesh skipper Mashrafe Bin Mortaza wants to win the series beating Zimbabwe on Wednesday.
“We don’t like to take Zimbabwe lightly. They have also some good and senior players to change the game, but we’re ready to give our full efforts displaying our best performance with professionalism to win the match,” he said during the team’s practice session at Sagarika in Chattogram Tuesday.
Both Bangladesh and Zimbabwe made their practice on Tuesday ahead of the 2nd ODI match.
Dhaka, Oct 22 (UNB) - 17-year-old spinner Nayeem Hasan set his career-best figure by picking up eight wickets in an innings in the first-class National Cricket League (NCL) at Sheikh Kamal International Cricket Stadium in Cox’s Bazar on Monday.
Nayeem playing for Chattogram Division conceded 106 runs in 35 overs for-eight when he was in the 4th round of the 20th NCL in a Tier 2 match restricting Dhaka Division at 288/10 in 88 overs in the 1st innings on day one.
However, Chattogram will open the 1st innings on Tuesday.
The youngster Nayeem got Abdul Mazid , Raqibul Hasan, Shuvagata Hom , Taibur Rahman, skipper Nadif Chowdhury, Mosharraf Hossain, Shahadat Hossain  and Salauddin Sakil to complete the mission.
Nayeem, who captured nine wickets (3/74 and 6/119) in the two innings of the 3rd round match against Dhaka Metro, made his first class debut against Sylhet Division in the 19th NCL in January 2017.
Nayeem, however, got a call for the national side in a Test against Sri Lanka in January 2018, but did not get chance in best XI.
Dhaka, Oct 22 (UNB) – Qatari news network Al Jazeera aired its 2nd documentary on corruption in cricket, alleging corruption and fixing in 15 international cricket matches during the 2011-12 period, including a Bangladesh-England ICC World Cup match in 2011.
Of the 15 matches, Al Jazeera claimed spot-fix attempts in the 2011-12 periods with seven involving England, five Australia, four Pakistan and three South Africa.
Al Jazeera claimed to have obtained recordings of a person identified as Aneel Munawar, who is said to work for the crime syndicate D Company, revealing details of fixed matches to an Indian bookmaker.
Munawar was also at the center of Al Jazeera's previous documentary in cricket, which alleged that the Chennai Test in December 2016 and the Ranchi Test in March 2017 had been subject to spot-fixing by English and Australian players respectively.
The Al Jazeera report claims there were some matches where players on both teams attempted to fix periods of play.
The spot-fixing plots reportedly surrounded fixing periods of matches to allow bookmakers to know the number of runs scored in periods ranging from six overs to ten overs.
In response to those claims, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) and Cricket Australia (CA) had said there was no credible evidence linking any of their players to corruption.
The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) called Al Jazeera's information "poorly prepared", but said it had looked into the allegations and found no evidence against any England player.
Meanwhile, Cricket Australia had been aware of Al Jazeera's plans to release a second documentary, and of the Australia matches mentioned in it. James Sutherland, CA's then chief executive, had said a CA integrity unit investigation had been conducted into the claims.
The ICC had then asked Al Jazeera for its cooperation in investigating these allegations, including sharing "un-edited and unseen evidence" - which it later said the broadcaster had refused to hand over.
The 15 matches in question are:
1. Australia v England, ODI, January 21st, 2011.
2. Australia v Zimbabwe, ODI World Cup, February 21st 2011.
3. England v Netherlands, ODI World Cup, February 22nd, 2011.
4. Australia v Kenya, ODI World Cup, March 3rd, 2011.
5. England v South Africa, ODI World Cup, June 3rd 2011.
6. England v Bangladesh, ODI World Cup, March 3rd, 2011.
7. England v India, Test, July 21st-25th, 2011.
8. South Africa v Australia, Test, November 9th-11th, 2011.
9. Australia v New Zealand, Test, December 9th-12th, 2011.
10. England v Pakistan, Test, January 17th-19th, 2012.
11. England v Pakistan, Test, January 25th-28th, 2012.
12. England v Pakistan, Test, February 3rd-6th, 2012.
13. Sri Lanka v Zimbabwe, T20I World Cup, September 18th, 2012.
14. England v Afghanistan, T20I World Cup, September 21st, 2009.
15. South Africa v Pakistan, T20I World Cup, September 28th, 2012.
Dhaka, Oct 22 (UNB) – Defending champions Khulna Division scored 281* for 7 at stumps in the 1st innings against Rajshahi Division after the first day’s play in their Tier1 4th round first-class match of the 20th National Cricket League (NCL) at Sheikh Abu Naser Stadium in Khulna on Monday.
Khulna won the toss and opted to bat first and played 81 overs for their collection on the day spurred with three half centuries by Tushar Imran [71 off 127b; 9x4], Soumya Sarkar [66 off 96b; 9x4; 1x6] and Anamul Haque [56 off 112b; 6x4; 1x6].
Ziaur Rahman [37* off 73b; 3x4; 2x6] and Moinul Islam [1*] were at the crease when the bails were drawn for the day.
Sunzamul Islam [3/73] and Farhad Reza [2/37] shared five wickets while Muktar Ali [1/43] and Shafiul Islam [1/51] were other wicket takers for the Tier1 top slot holders Rajshahi division.
Barishal vs Rangpur
In another Tier-1 match at Cricket Ground Rangpur, Barishal Division trailed by 112 runs with 8 wickets remaining in hand in the 1st innings after Sohag Gazi’s [5/40] wicket haul to restrict Rangpur Division at 147 for all in 74 overs in the 1st innings.
Rakin Ahmed [46 off 152b; 3x4] and Naeem Islam [39 off 105b; 3x4] were the notable scorers for Rangpur, the side showed powerless game in the innings after sent in to bat first as their six batsmen were out for single digit while three batsmen were out before reaching to 20-run marks.
Opening the 1st innings, Barishal 35/2* in 14 overs, at stumps, where Rafsan Al Mahmud [14* off 36b] and Al-Amin [8* off 25b] were at the crease in the 3rd stand.
Subashis Roy [2/13] was the only wicket taker for the side.
Chattogram vs Dhaka Division
At Sheikh Kamal International Cricket Stadium in Cox's Bazar, the 17-year-old Chattogram Division spinner Nayeem Hasan bewildered Dhaka Division batsmen with his haul of eight wickets for 106 in 35 overs in the 1st innings of a Tier-2 match allowed the opponent to manage a total 288/10 in 88 overs.
Opening batsman Abdul Mazid [72 off 134b; 5x4; 1x6] and Shuvagata Hom [57 off 96b; 3x4] hit half centuries while opener Saif Hassan added 71-ball 41, including five boundaries and one six.
Dhaka Division opened the 1st innings with bat after winning the toss and opening pair Mazid and Saif Hassan shared an innings of 82 in 24.2 overs for a good start.
Sylhet vs Dhaka Metro
Sent in to bat first, Sylhet Division scored 292/9* in 90 overs at stumps in the 1st innings against Dhaka Metro after day1 in the Tier-2 match at Shaheed Kamruzzaman Stadium in Rajshahi.
Shanaj Ahmed [60 off 110b; 12x4], Shahanur Rahman [54 off 103b; 6x4; 1x6] and Zakir Hasan [50 off 86b; 9x4] hammered half centuries for Sylhet.
Khaled Ahmed [5*] and Ebadat Hossain [4*] were at the crease in the 9th wicket stand when the bails were drawn for the day.
Shykat Ali [2/25], Qazi Onik [2/53], former national team captain Mohammad Ashraful [2/56] and Arafat Sunny [2/60] equally shared eight wickets.