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Comilla in final four after crushing win

Comilla Victorians, who thrashed Barisal Bulls in their first meeting, produced another dominating display in the return leg to secure their place in the final four, reports ESPNcricinfo. After the bowlers, led by Ashar Zaidi, limited Barisal to 105, Ahmed Shehzad struck an unbeaten 63-ball 76 to seal a seven-wicket win. Still smarting from their 58 all out against Sylhet ...

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BPL: Dynamites sink Vikings

Dhaka Dynamites condemned Chittagong Vikings to a 45-run defeat in the Bangladesh Premier League on Tuesday to go a step closer to a last four berth. The win means Dhaka have eight points from as many games, four clear off fifth-placed Sylhet Super Stars and bottom of the table Chittagong. Batting first, Dhaka lost three wickets before scoring 15, but ...

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Mustafiz in the ICC ODI Team of the year

Mustafizur Rahman has become the first ever player from Bangladesh to be featured in the ICC ODI Team of the Year. The ICC on Wednesday announced the Test and ODI Teams of the Year, with the qualification period running from September 18th last year till September 13th 2015. The panel included former West Indies fast bowler Ian Bishop, ex England ...

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Rubel returns with bigger, tougher looks!

When you think about a martial arts hero of Hollywood, you think of Bruce Lee. Likewise, when you think of a martial arts hero of Dhallywood—the name of Rubel pops up. We have all seen him in fantastic action with the baddies in the Bangladeshi films. Masum Parvez Rubel is not only a martial artist but also an actor, a ...

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Cricketer Shahadat freed on bail

Cricketer Shahadat Hossain on Tuesday was freed on bail in a child torturing case. A Dhaka court granted the bail for the suspended national team pacer, days after his wife Jesmin Jahan alias Nitya was freed on bail. Deputy attorney general Sheikh AKM Moniruzzaman told Prothom Alo that a bench, comprising Justice M Enyetur Rahim and Justice Md Amir Hossain, ...

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Riders outplayed Super Stars

Rangpur Riders outplayed Sylhet Super Stars and secured 8 wickets win throwing them out of the third edition of BPL match at the Shere Bangla National Stadium in the capital on Monday. Super Stars had to win all their matches in hand to gain any sort of chances in the knock out phase in the BPL -3 but they failed ...

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Michel Platini: Uefa chief’s lawyers welcome ‘important evidence’

Michel Platini’s lawyers say a memo published in a French newspaper on Sunday could help clear the suspended Uefa president of wrongdoing. Platini and Fifa president Sepp Blatter have been suspended over allegations a “disloyal payment” was made to Platini in 2011 for work done years earlier. Le Journal du Dimanche says the memo, dating back to 1998, includes a ...

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Mushfiqur wanted to step down as captain: Sylhet coach

Sarwar Imran, the Sylhet Super Stars coach, confirmed that Mushfiqur Rahim resigned as captain on his own terms ahead of the team’s clash against Barisal Bulls on Sunday. Shahid Afridi’s appearance at the toss merely confirmed rumors that had been going around for close to 48 hours of a change in Sylhet’s captaincy. Imran also revealed plenty of discussion involving ...

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Afridi grabs most economical bowling figures of BPL

Pakistan’s flamboyant all-rounder Shahid Afridi, who was also seen to captain Sylhet Superstars in Sunday’s match against Barisal Bulls in the third season of the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL), has clutched a great bowling record to his name. Afridi, the Pakistan T20 captain who holds the record of taking most number of wicket in the instant format of the game ...

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Bowlers shine as Sylhet squash Barisal

Sylhet Superstars’ bowlers made an unbelievable turnaround as they bowled out Barisal Bulls for 58, the lowest-ever total in the BPL, and then chasing it with ease to win by nine wickets. The massive swing in fortune – Sylhet lost five of their six matches previously – coincided with Shahid Afridi replacing Mushfiqur Rahim as captain for the remainder of ...

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