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.
Australia have struggled against the demands of the board before coming to play in the Champions Trophy. They came back to play in the Champions Trophy and were happy to play. But now they are living in the intimidation of fear. Points in the Pendulum losing their points in the drawn two matches due to rain, they have survived. If they go to the semifinals of the ICC Champions Trophy they will have to win against England today. If you do not win, you will have to leave the group. Australia will now face England in the afternoon at 3:00 pm. The match will be broadcast live from Birmingham's Edgbaston Stadium, Gazi TV, Maasranga, BTV and Star Sports-1. England have reached the semifinals before winning the first two matches. That's why this match is just about formalities for them. On the other hand, this match is important for Australia as far as it is important or more importantly for Bangladesh. If Australia lose in today's match or if the match is in the rain, England will go to England in the semifinals of the Champions Trophy. And Australia will leave. Australia's players are under a lot of pressure due to fitness. However, Australia captain Steven Smith feels the pressure will inspire his players to play well, "Of course, we must win this match. Australia's big teams in the ICC's major events. Now they are under pressure. Hope this pressure will help bring the best of the players. Players will play with their best. Good luck, however, that all the matches in the index did not end. We have no hands on the weather. It is not possible to control it. We can only control our game. But we are ready to play against England. " The match will be played between Australia and England, but the match in Bangladesh will keep an eye on this match as millions of cricket fans in Bangladesh.
Bangladesh defeats New Zealand on Wednesday in the final match of the Walton tri-series. In this match, New Zealand won two ratings points, Tigers ">Bangladesh has emerged as one of the ICC's ODI rankings ahead of the series with 93 rating points, ahead of the fraction. The official website of the ICC has already been updated in Bangladesh. Mashrafe's forces have left behind Sri Lanka with 93 ratings points. ">Former World Champion Sri Lanka has dropped from the back of the fraction with the same rating points. ">If Bangladesh can stay in the top eight by September, they will have the opportunity to play directly in the 2019 World Cup. Pakistan, with 88 rating points after Sri Lanka, is in eighth position. West Indies are at ninth place with 79 points. South Africa is at the top of the rankings with 122 ratings points. Australia has second place with 118 rating points. India has third place with 117 points. New Zealand fourth with 114 rating points. England are placed above Bangladesh with 111 ratings points.
The collapse in batting kept Bangladesh losing streak in the New Zealand tour as they also were defeated by the hosts by 6 wickets in the first of a three-match T20 international series at Napier on Tuesday. Bangladesh scored 141 for 8 wickets in 20 overs after skipper Mashrafe Mortaza won toss and chose to bat first at McLean Park. New Zealand surpassed the target in 18 overs with 6 wickets in hand. Pacer Rubel Hossain made the first strike in the third over to dismiss Neil Broom who was caught by Shakib Al Hasan for 6. Mustafizur Rahman got Colin Munro caught by wicketkeeper Nurul Hasan for a duck in the following over. Country`s ace all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan then dismissed Corey Anderson (13) who was caught by Tamim. The Blackcaps lost their fourth wicket as Tom Bruce was run out in the 11th over. From there on, New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson and Colin de Grandhomme kept batting and take the hosts home.They added 81 runs in the 5th wicket unbeaten partnership off just 47 balls. Williamson was unbeaten on 73 off 55 balls and smashed 5 fours and 2 sixes while Grandhomme contributed unbeaten 41 off 22 balls hitting 3 fours and 3 sixes as well. Earlier, Bangladesh opener Imrul Kayes was caught by wicketkeeper Luke Ronchi off Matt Henry in the second over of the innings for a duck. His partner Tamim Iqbal couldn’t go far and departed in the 5th over scoring only 11. This time debutant Bruce held a catch off another debutant Ben Wheeler. In the following over Lockie Ferguson, the third debutant for the Blackcaps, picked up the wickets of Sabbir Rahman (16) and Soumya Sarkar (0) in back-to-back deliveries. Bangladesh lost 4 wickets in just 6th over for 30 runs. Country`s ace all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan and Mahmudullah put some resistance in the middle order and made a 37-run partnership in the 5th wicket. However, Colin de Grandhomme made Shakib (14) caught by Santner in the 11th over to erase the half of the Bangladesh batsmen for only 67. Mahmudullah and Mosaddek Hossain then added 32 runs more in the 6th wicket. Mosaddek contributed 20 of 17 balls with two sixes before getting caught by Anderson off Santner in the 16th over. Skipper Mashrafe couldn`t do well and added only 1. But Mahmudullah bagged his third T20I fifty and scored 52 off 47 balls hitting 3 fours and same number of sixes before Ferguson bowled him in the final over. New Zealand debutant fast bowler Lockie Ferguson took 3 wickets for 32 while another debutant Ben Wheeler claimed 2 for only 22.

The first match of the competition will be held on Nov 24.

The domestic Twenty20 competition was started in 2012 and was continued in 2013.

This will be its first edition after it was discontinued following match fixing scandals in the 2013 edition.

 

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The left-handed batting all-rounder made his debut at the age of 18 against New Zealand at Old Trafford in 1949 and went on to play 22 Tests, out of which he captained England in seven. The former Yorkshire skipper, who also played three one-day internationals, had a highest score of 70 to go alongside his 18 wickets in the longer format. Also a daredevil fielder at short leg, such was Close's reputation for bravery that he received a call back to the national team at the age of 45, after a nine-year gap, to face the Caribbean pace battery at home in 1976. His last innings, in the third Test of the series against West Indies at Manchester, when he went out to open the batting with ageing John Edrich, has become part of cricket folk lore. The tall left-hander made 20 off 108 balls, fending off bouncers with his body to deny the West Indies bowlers early success with a opening partnership of 54 with Edrich against the likes of Andy Roberts and Michael Holding. Close is survived by his widow, and a son and daughter.
The second Test was called off on the fifth day due to wet outfields at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Mirpur on Monday after the first match suffered a similar fate. The hosts, ranked ninth in Tests, now have 47 points as the two matches barely allowed four days of action in total. Bangladesh also managed a draw in the one-off Test against India last June. They took two points in the Fatullah Test which lost nine sessions to the rain. So the Tigers have earned eight points playing just six days in the three Tests. Mushfiqur Rahim, however, is unwilling to give rain all the credit for their first ever series draw with the Proteas. "Many are saying rain saved Bangladesh. It is not like that at all. Let’s talk about this match. Scoring 246 on this wicket is like scoring 350 on others,” the captain said at a press conference after the match. "I batted here myself, I know the wicket was not easy at all. We played well in the last Test as well… we have achieved much in this series." Bangladesh stand far behind eight-placed West Indies, who have 81 points, while Zimbabwe are at the bottom with just five points. South Africa lost five points after the series, slipping from 130 to 125, but are still at the top as Australia follow with 111.
The second test and final Test between Bangladesh and South Africa ended in a draw after the umpires called off play on the fifth day due to a wet outfield at Mirpur Sher-e-Bangla Stadium in Dhaka. The outcome was always on the cards after the second, third, and fourth days of the test were completely rained out after Bangladesh had reached 246-8 in their first innings on the first day. Earlier on the opening day, Bangladesh won the toss and elected to bat. Skipper Mushfiqur Rahim announced one change for his side  Nasir Hossain coming in for Taijul Islam. In the South African camp, Dane Vilas got his maiden Test cap by occupying the spot of the out-of-form Quinton de Kock. Opening batsman Tamim Iqbal was given a second chance early in his innings, after Dean Elgar dropped him at the slips. He was soon dismissed however, getting caught by Hashim Amla in the same region to give Dale Steyn his 400th Test wicket. Mushfiqur (65), Mominul Haque (40), Mahmudullah (35), Shakib Al Hasan (35) and Imrul Kayes (30) made useful contributions to the Bangladeshi total, before some disciplined pace bowling in the final session saw the hosts lose wickets in a heap. JP Duminy and Steyn took three wickets apiece, conceding 27 and 30 runs respectively. The result means that the two-match series is drawn 0-0 after the first test was also affected by rain with the last two days of that encounter also being rained out.
The entire first session was wasted on the third day. The start was scheduled for 9:30am but wet outfields due to morning drizzle and overnight rain forced play to be called off at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Mirpur on Saturday. The teams are yet to arrive at the ground from the hotel. The entire second day had washed away on Friday. Bangladesh were 246 for 8 after opting to bat first at the end of the first day's play at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Mirpur. The hosts are looking to Nasir Hossain, who is unbeaten on 13, to take them to a decent total. The weather had also played spoilsport in the drawn first Test in Chittagong. Only 221 overs were bowled as rain curtailed play on the second and third days before washing out the last two days.
Day five was washed out without a ball being bowled on Saturday at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium. Incessant rain forced play to be abandoned on the fourth day and continued to frustrate on the last day before the umpires called it off following an inspection at 12:00pm, when it was still drizzling. It was Bangladesh’s first draw against South Africa after eight defeats in as many Test matches. Seven of those were innings defeats. Bangladesh’s one-off Test against India last month also ended in a draw due to torrential rain in Fatullah. The Tigers may have been happy with the rain in the Test against India, but they would rue it against South Africa because they had the upper hand in the Chittagong Test with a good first innings lead. Bangladesh bowled superbly to restrict the Proteas to 248 in their first innings on day one before scoring 326 to take a 78-run lead. South Africa were 61 for no loss in their second innings, 17 runs behind the hosts, on the third day. But the rain washed out after that. The Board will seriously have to look at the weather to finalise future series at home and avoid monsoon season. The rain deny spectators of watching a fair contest with the possibility of a result.
The match was scheduled to start at 9:30am at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium on Friday but was abandoned due to overnight rain soaking the port city. The players, too, did not come to the stadium from the hotel. It is for the first time that a Test match between these two sides has stretched to the fifth day. The Proteas are trailing the Tigers by 17 runs. With the fourth day ending without a ball being bowled, the tourists’ chance of winning the match has become even slimmer. South Africa were 61 for no loss on Thursday, when bad light forced the players off the field. The play was called off later because of the rain. Openers Stiaan van Zyl (33) and Dean Elgar (28) had cut the deficit to 17 runs. Bangladesh had started the third day at 179 for 4 and were bowled out for 326, their highest score against South Africa, in the second session. The Tigers restricted South Africa to a mere 248 in the first innings, thanks to some magnificent bowling by Bangladeshi bowlers. Debutant Mustafizur Rahman returned 4 for 37, which included three wickets in four balls, while legspinner Jubair Hossain got 3 for 53. Plays of the previous two days were also cut short by the rain.