Bangladesh national team cricketer Mosaddek Hossain Soikat has been sued allegedly for torturing his wife for dowry. Samira Begum filed a case against Mosaddek and his mother Parul Begum in this regard with additional chief judicial magistrate court in the district on Sunday. According to the case statement, on 15 August, Mosaddek and his mother assaulted Samira and the family demanded Tk 1 million as dowry. She was then sent back to his father’s house as her family failed to pay the dowry money.
The West Indies defeated Bangladesh by three runs to level their three-match one-day series at 1-1 on Wednesday. Shimron Hetmyer’s superb 125 helped the West Indies to 271 all out in the day-night game. Bangladesh were then restricted to 268 for six wickets off 50 overs as the hosts claimed victory at the Guyana National Stadium. Shimron Hetmyer blazed 125 off 93 balls to pace the home side to a competitive 271 all out batting first. Bangladesh were left stranded on 268 for six after their 50 overs as West Indies held on for a three-run win. West Indies captain Jason Holder, who started the innings by conceding 20 runs and whose final analysis of one for 66 was the most expensive ever by a Caribbean bowler in an ODI against Bangladesh, bowled the 50th over to give the hosts the victory. Holder's first delivery accounted for topscorer Mushfiqur Rahim for 68 via a catch on the midwicket boundary and he conceded just four runs off the remaining five deliveries to celebrate a result with his teammates which leaves the series to be decided in the final match on Saturday in St Kitts. "We just had to hang in there and believe in ourselves," said the delighted captain after the match. "Bangladesh came at us hard and credit to them for the way they batted at the top. But we didn't give up and it really sets things up for the final match." Yet it should never have come to the final over drama, especially after the flying start in which Bangladesh raced to their fastest-ever fifty in ODIs - off 4.4 overs - and were 71 for one by the seventh over and apparently cruising. However both Tamim Iqbal (54) and Shakib al Hasan (56) fell to careless shots to spinners Devendra Bishoo and Ashley Nurse respectively to get the West Indies back into the fray. Mushfiqur and Mahmudullah, who contributed 39, then featured in an 87-run fourth-wicket stand that looked to have tilted the balance decisively Bangladesh's way. There were more twists to come though as Mahmudullah was run out at the start of the 46th over at 232 for four, which opened the door to a West Indies team who appeared to have been closed out from the contest just minutes earlier. "It was a game we should have won but we made too many mistakes at the end," said Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Mortaza. "We weren't at our best in the field either but the series is still alive and we believe we have what it takes to win it." The third and final ODI is scheduled to take place in St. Kitts and Nevis on July 28. [b]Scores in brief:[/b] [b]West Indies:[/b] 271 all out in 49.3 overs (Hetmyer 125, Powell 44, Gayle 29; Rubel 3-61, Shakib 2-45) [b]Bangladesh:[/b] 268 for 6 (Tamim 54, Shakib 56, Mahmudullah 39, Mushfiqur 68; Nurse 1-34, Holder 1-66)Result: West Indies won by 3 runs
Mashrafe Bin Mortaza, Bangladesh’s inspirational captain, led the charge with the ball in hand, bagging four wickets for 37 runs from 10 overs to ensure Tigers’ first competitive fixture victory in the West Indies tour as they beat the hosts by 48 runs in the first ODI at Guyana. In the end, it took a team effort from Bangladesh to pull off a victory following the disastrous Test series defeat. Mashrafe and Mehedi Miraz bowled economically at the start after Tamim Iqbal and Shakib Al Hasan had laid the foundation for victory with a 207-run second-wicket stand to ensure a strong 279/4 on the scoreboard. Tamim Iqbal and Shakib Al Hasan made 207 runs in the second wicket to lead Bangladesh to 279 for 4 and then skipper Mashrafe Bin Mortaza bagged four wickets to flatten the Caribbean who could only manage 231 for 9. The 280-run target did not look too difficult for a team that boasted the likes of Chris Gayle, Evin Lewis and Andre Russell, but the Bangladesh bowlers were right on their job to record a comfortable win. Barring Gayle (40 off 60 balls) and highest scorer Shimron Hetmyer (52 in 78 deliveries), no hosts batsmen threatened the visiting bowlers, who kept picking up wickets every now and then. Mustafizur Rahman bagged two wickets while Mehedi Hasan Miraz and Rubel Hossain bagged one apiece. Mashrafe ended the day with the figure 10-1-37-4 and Bangladesh lament what could have been in the Tests had he played those longer version games. Winning the toss, Mashrafe had opted to bat first, but opener Anamul Haque was sent to the pavillion by West Indies captain Jason Holder with only one run on board. Tamim and Shakib then steered the team clear of danger. Both the batsmen slowed down a little as they inched closer to century, but with the bowlers playing their part to clinch a win, the slow batting of the duo will certainly be forgotten. Shakib was unfortunate to miss out on a century, giving a catch to Shimron Hetmyer on 97. His 121-ball innings featured six fours. Tamim did seal his 10th ODI ton, making an unbeaten 130 off 160 balls courtesy of 10 fours and three sixes. Mushfiqur Rahim slammed 30 in just 11 balls late on to take the visitors to a fighting total that in the end proved too much for the hosts. The second match of the series will be played on 25 July and a win in that will seal the series. Right after the Tests it looked impossible but Mashrafe has rejuvenated the side and as long as he is there, everything is possible. [b]Bangladesh XI:[/b] Tamim Iqbal, Anamul Haque, Sabbir Rahman, Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Shakib Al Hasan, Mahmudullah, Mosaddek Hossain, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Mashrafe Mortaza (capt), Rubel Hossain, Mustafizur Rahman [b]West Indies XI:[/b] Jason Holder (captain), Chris Gayle, Evin Lewis, Shai Hope (wicketkeeper), Shimron Hetmyer, Jason Mohammed, Andre Russell, Rovman Powell, Ashley Nurse, Devendra Bishoo, Alzarri Joseph
Bangladesh Women's cricket team took on host Malaysia women in their last group match of the ACC Women's Asia Cup 2018 today (on Saturday) at Kinrara Oval, Royal Selangor Club, Kuala Lumpur and confirmed their berth in the final match against defending champion India beating Malaysia women by 70 runs. Winning the toss the Tigresses elected to bat first and got off to a very promising start as they scored 59 runs in 9.5 overs before Ayasha Rahman went back to the pavilion after scoring 31 runs off 27 balls. However, the Tigresses cruised along and put a total of 130 runs for four on the scoreboard courtesy of a late cameo from Fahima Khatun, who remained not out after scoring 26 runs off just 12 balls. Opener Shamima Sultana scored 43 runs off 54 balls. In reply, Malaysia women could only manage to score 60 runs for 9 in 20 overs as they struggled from the beginning. Only three players managed to reach double figures for Malaysia women cricket team with the highest 17 run knock coming from the skipper Duraisingam’s bat. The leg break bowler of Bangladesh women cricket team, Rumana Ahmed took 3 wickets for 8 runs from four overs while skipper Salma, Jahanara, Nahida and Khadija took a wicket each. Earlier, Bangladesh women started their ACC Women's Asia Cup 2018 mission with a six-wicket defeat against Sri Lanka women, who bounced back in the next match beating Pakistan women by seven wickets on June 4. Bangladesh eves caught the spotlight beating six times champion India women by seven wickets on June 6 and extended their winning streak smashing Thailand by nine wickets in the following day. India are the champion of all previous six editions of the tournament, who got Sri Lanka for four times and Pakistan for two times in the final encounters. The seventh edition thus is going to be witness of minimum one new finalist. Tigresses are now set to face India Women in the final of Women’s T20 Asia Cup at the same venue tomorrow (June 10). [b]Scores in brief Bangladesh:[/b] 130 for 4 in 20 overs (Shamima 43, Ayasha 31, Fahima 26 not out; Duraisingam 2-19, Sasha 1-29) [b]Malaysia:[/b] 60 for 9 in 20 overs (Duraisingam 17, Elysa 14, Yaakop 11; Rumana 3-8) [b]Result:[/b] Bangladesh women won by 70 runs. [b]Player-of-the-match[/b]: Shamima Sultana.
Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has appointed former England wicketkeeper Steve Rhodes as head coach for all three formats. BCB president Nazmul Hasan Papon came up with the disclosure after Rhodes met him at his Beximco office in the capital on Thursday. Rhodes will join Bangladesh team on June 20 while he will continue until 2020 World T20. The appointment ended the BCB's search for a new coach that has lasted eight months following Chandika Hathurusingha's resignation in last October. It has been learned that since the other candidates had not been called up for a face-to-face interview, Rhodes was BCB's No. 1 choice. It is also understood that Rhodes was Gary Kirsten's recommendation. Kirsten was recently appointed BCB's short-term consultant to find coaches. Rhodes, who will turn 54 next week, played 11 Tests and nine ODIs and is now known for his talent-spotting skills. He had been in charge of Worcestershire since 2006, having played for them from 1985 to 2004. But he was sacked last year by the county and relieved of his duties as head coach of the England Under-19 squad just before the World Cup, after it emerged that he had failed to report the arrest of a young allrounder - Alex Hepburn - in a timely fashion. He also oversaw the promotion of Worcestershire into Division One of the County Championship at the end of the 2017 season and had been recently made an England scout. His work with Worcestershire involved promoting a young and homegrown squad.
Bangladesh women cricket team on Monday thrashed Pakistan by seven wickets in T20 Asia Cup with 13 balls remaining in Kinrara Academy Oval, Kuala Lumpur on Monday. Winning toss, Bangladesh skipper chose to field first. Pakistan scored 95 runs for 5 wickets at the end of their twenty overs. Sana Mir scored 21 runs hitting two boundaries and remained unbeaten, while Javeria Khan scored 18 runs. Bangladesh’s bowler Nahida Akhtar bagged 2 valuable wickets giving only 23 in four overs. Besides, Salma Khatun, Fahim Khatun and Raumana Ahmed took 1 wicket each. In reply, Bangladesh chased the 96 runs target easily losing only three wickets. Nigar Sultana scored 31 runs facing 35 balls, while Shamima Sultana scored 31 hitting three boundaries. Fahima Khatun got best player of the match award for her outstanding performance. She took one wicket and scored 19 runs (not out).
Bangladesh will face India in the final of the tri-nation T20I Nidahas Trophy as Tigers beat Sri Lanka by 2 wickets in the 6th match at the R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo on Friday. The hosts, thanks to Kusal Perera’s 61 runs, managed to score 159 runs losing seven wickets in 20 overs. The wicketkeeper Kusal Perera hit 61 runs off 40 balls with 7 fours and a six. Thisara Perera (c) bagged 58 runs of 37 balls which includes three sixes and three fours. For Bangladesh, Mustafizur Rahman earned two wickets off 39 runs. Shakib Al Hasan (c), Rubel Hossain, Mehidy Hasan and Soumya Sarkar shared a wicket. In chase, Bangladesh reached 160 runs losing 8 wickets with remaining a ball left. Tamim Iqbal hit a brilliant fifty to help Bangladesh to secure berth in the final. His innings of 50 runs off 42 balls includes 4 fours and 2 sixes. Sabbir Rahman bagged 13 runs off 8 balls with three fours while Liton Das hit duck. Mushfiqur Rahim scored 28 runs off 25 balls which includes 2 fours while Soumya Sarkar earned 10 runs off 11 balls. Captain Shakib Al Hasan scored 7 runs from 8 balls while Mahmudullah hit 43 runs off 18 balls with 3 fours and 2 sixes to lift Bangladesh to the final. For Sri Lanks, Akila Dananjaya earned 2 wickets off 37 runs. Amila Aponso, Danushka Gunathilaka, Isuru Udana and Jeevan Mendis got a wicket.
Bangladesh will face host Sri Lanka in the third T20I of the tri-nation Nidahas Trophy at the R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo today evening (Saturday). The match will begin at 7:30 pm (Bangladesh time). Bangladesh and Sri Lanka are at opposite ends of the confidence spectrum as they face up in the Nidahas Trophy. The visiting side could not register win in any international match since January 23. Tigers lost two One Day Internationals (ODIs), two Tests and three T20s at home. They lost 13 of their last 14 T20Is and will need to find ways to get back their form. Sri Lanka on the other hand looked like complete reverse with their success in Bangladesh. The host also secured a five-wicket win against India in the opener of the seven-match Nidahas Trophy showing their level of confidence while Bangladesh started the tournament campaign conceding a six-wicket loss against India on Thursday. Bangladesh XI (probable): Tamim Iqbal, Soumya Sarkar, Liton Kumar Das, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mahmudullah Riyad (captain), Sabbir Rahman, Mehidy Hasan, Mustafizur Rahman, Taskin Ahmed, Rubel Hossain and Nazmul Islam. Sri Lanka XI (probable): Danushka Gunathilaka, Kusal Mendis, Kusal Perera, Dinesh Chandimal (captain), Upul Tharanga, Dasun Shanaka, Thisara Perera, Jeevan Mendis, Akila Dananjaya, Dushmantha Chameera and Nuwan Pradeep.
Bangladesh scored 466 runs with loss of seven wickets in 117.1 overs in the second day of the first test against Sri Lanka at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chittagong on Thursday. Earlier, Bangladesh completely dominated the first day of the first test against Sri Lanka as they closed on 374 for 4. Bangladesh were off to a flying start on the first day. The hosts began on the front foot with both opening batsmen. Tamim Iqbal and Imrul Kayes were scoring run at a brisk pace. Tamim, who was the primary aggressor of the two quickly went on to stitch his 25th Test fifty in just 46 balls, giving his side an edge in the first session. However, he departed on 52 soon after. From there on Mominul Haque picked up the baton and went on to pile the runs. Mominul and Keyes stitched a 48-run partnership before Lakshan Sandakan dismissed Kayes for 40 just before Lunch. Mominul and Mushfiqur Rahim then stitched together a mammoth 236 run stand between them which put Bangladesh on top.. At one point it seemed like the hosts were well on course to reach 400 but late strikes by Suranga Lakmal helped the Lankans claw back into the game. At the end of Day one, Bangladesh are in a commanding position with Mominul Haque still at the crease on 175. He has now scored the most runs by a Bangladeshi batsman on the first day of a Test.
Bangladesh scored 82 runs with loss of all wickets in 24 overs. Tigers were in early trouble losing three wickets within the first five overs. Anamul Haque, Shakib Al Hasan and Tamim Iqbal all returned to the pavillion for single digit scores. Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Bin Mortaza won the toss and decided to bat first against Sri Lanka in the 6th match of the seven-match tri-nation series at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium on Thursday. The variation of net run rate between two bottom-run sides-Sri Lanka (-0.989) and Zimbabwe (-1.087) is very close with having four points each, registering one win apiece. If Sri Lanka can manage a win against rocking Bangladesh, they will face each other in the final on Saturday without any further equation. In reverse result, the fate of the final berth will be decided by net run rate between Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe.
Bangladesh batsman Tamim Iqbal has denied reports that an acid attack on his family was behind his decision to end a spell with Essex after one game. The county announced on Tuesday that hard-hitting opener Tamim would not be fulfilling the rest of his contract, which was meant to run for eight games in the NatWest T20 Blast competition. An Essex statement said he had left for "personal reasons" but reports later emerged which alleged he and his family had been subject to an acid attack in a restaurant. But he said, "I want all my fans and well-wishers to know that I cut short my season with Essex to come back home early for personal reasons. Some media reported that we were the target of attempted hate crime. This is really not true." Tamim also added, "England is one of my favourite places to play cricket and Essex have been entirely gracious even though I had to leave early."
The Australia A team has decided to boycott the South Africa tour due to not having a salary agreement with Cricket Australia (CA), Australia A team. The Australian Cricketers Association (ACA) confirmed this on Thursday. On Sunday, the cricketers had an emergency meeting with the Australian Cricket Association (ACA) in Sydney. After the meeting, it was announced that Australia will boycott South Africa tour if they do not have an agreement with the Board. Finally, Maxwell traveled on the way, Usman Khawaja Not just South Africa tour, but the next series of cricketers are thinking! In a statement sent to the media, the ACA said, "It is very disappointing that there is no progress to resolve the current dispute. Australia's players have confirmed that they will not tour South Africa. "Players have decided that more than 200 men and women support the players. The decisions that they made in the party at the moment of crisis have really proved to be unity among themselves. ACA also said, "All players are deeply disappointed with CA's behavior. Players can not play for their country. They do not support such a move. " Australia 'A' team to play a series against South Africa 'A' Team from July 12 Apart from playing two four-day internationals, they also have to play the tri-series with the hosts and India 'A' team. In this tour Glenn Maxwell was accompanied by Peter Handscomb, Usman Khawaja and Hilton Cartwait, who is also in the squad for Bangladesh tour. Australian Cricket Australia's proposed salary structure has refused to sign a deal with Australia's 230 professional cricketer The last day of renewal of the salary agreement was on June 30. But at the scheduled time no cricketer signed the contract. Unconditional unaccompanied cricketers in a sense not signing the contract. Australia tour of Bangladesh, tour of India and Ashes series, threatening to boycott South Africa tour! Certainly, cricketers will not play for the national team if they do not have a contract with the board.