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Tigers squad for first two T20Is against Zim announced

Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) on Tuesday announced Bangladesh National Cricket team for the 1st and 2nd matches of the four-match Twenty20 internationals series against Zimbabwe. Pacer Mashrafe Bin Mortaza remained as captain of the 14-member squad while world all rounder Shakib Al Hasan as vice captain. Zimbabwe Cricket team will arrive in Dhaka on January 11 on a 17-day tour ...

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Zimbabwe Cricket team due on Jan 11

Zimbabwe Cricket team will arrive in Dhaka on January 11 on a 17-day tour to Bangladesh to play a four-match T20 series against Bangladesh ahead of the ICC World Twenty20 to be held in India in March next. The Zimbabwean national cricket team will travel to Khulna on the same day to play T20 International matches against the Tigers on ...

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Amla doubles down, doubles up

Hashim Amla secured his third Test double-hundred on the fourth morning in Cape Town as he guided South Africa towards safety in the second Test. By lunch, he was 200 not out, the latest interlude in an innings that has spanned 467 balls and around 12 hours. South Africa trailed by 201 runs, the follow-on, to all intents and purposes, ...

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Neymar winning Ballon d’Or only a matter of time: Kaka

Ballon d’Or glory is only a matter of time for Barcelona star Neymar, says Kaka Kaka believes it is only a matter of time until Barcelona star Neymar wins the Fifa Ballon d’Or. The 23-year-old has been included in the three-man shortlist for the 2015 edition of the accolade alongside Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, who have split the award ...

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Australia pull out U-19 WC in Bangladesh

Australia have pulled out of the Under-19 World Cup in Bangladesh starting on January 27 due to security concerns. CA chief executive James Sutherland said the decision was taken after advice from the government stated that the threat to Australian interests in Bangladesh was as high as when the senior team had pulled out of their tour in October last ...

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Gayle says sorry for asking out Australian reporter

West Indies cricketer Chris Gayle says he was “joking” when he asked a reporter out on live television. Journalist Mel McLaughlin was reportedly left angry and upset after Gayle abruptly asked her out during an interview in Hobart on Monday night. “To see your eyes for the first time is nice. Hopefully we can have a drink afterwards. Don’t blush ...

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Taka getting stronger as Bangladesh Bank buys US dollars

The Taka-dollar exchange rates have come down as the Bangladesh Bank has started to buy the greenback from the local currency market. Over the last one month, the rate for one US dollar has dropped by Tk 0.45. On Monday, the central bank bought $25 million at Tk 78.50 per dollar. The exchange rate was Tk 78.95 a month ago. ...

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Chinese shares recover early losses after rout

Mainland Chinese shares recovered early losses amid volatile swings, following Monday’s suspension of trading which led to a global equities sell-off. The Shanghai Composite was up 0.8% at 3,324.27 after opening more than 3% lower, while the Hang Seng also changed direction to head up 0.1% to 21,342.09. Trading in Shanghai was suspended early on Monday under a new rule ...

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Biman to induct 2 Boeing aircraft

Biman Bangladesh Airlines has decided to add at least two Boeing aircraft to its fleet, aiming to tackle its aircraft shortage after the phase-out of its decades-old two Airbus aircraft. The national flag carrier has floated two tenders in this connection to take the aircraft under dry lease (only aircraft) system for 60 months, UNB reports quoting Biman officials involved ...

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Afghanistan conflict: US casualties on special forces mission

Image caption Local forces have been supported by the US and UK military in combating the Taliban in Helmand One US service member has been killed and two wounded during a special forces mission in Afghanistan’s southern Helmand province. The forces were taking part in a counter-terrorism operation when they came under fire, officials told US media. A medical helicopter ...

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