BCB XI-England ODI practice match today


Visiting England will start their Bangladesh campaign taking on Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) XI in the one-day practice match scheduled to be held on Tuesday at the Khan Shaheb Osman Ali Stadium in Fatullah. The match will start at 10.30 am. The English team will play the first two day-night …

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Mosaddek credits coach Hathurusingha for promising debut


Mosaddek Hossain, the Bangladesh youngster who made an impressive debut with bat and ball against Afghanistan in the recently concluded One-Day International (ODI) series, said the advice by coach Chandika Hathurusingha helped him perform well under pressure. When the 20-year-old all-rounder walked in to bat in the second match of …

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‘Messi ‘doesn’t look after himself’


Lionel Messi does not look after himself properly because he always wants to play, according to Jorge Miadosqui, the Argentina team secretary. The 29-year-old has been sidelined since September 21 after sustaining a groin strain during Barcelona’s 1-1 La Liga draw with Atletico Madrid at Camp Nou, meaning he will …

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I’m not yet at Ronaldo and Messi level: Griezmann


Atletico Madrid star Antoine Griezmann concedes he is not yet at the same level as Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo. The 25-year-old is among the favourites for this year’s Ballon d’Or after sustaining exceptional form for club and country. Griezmann scored 32 goals last season as Atletico finished third in …

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Bangladesh hold war game ahead of England ODIs


Bangladeshi army commandos abseiled into the national stadium Thursday as they staged a war game designed to reassure England’s cricketers over their security on the eve of the opening ODI of their controversial tour. More than a dozen commandos scaled down ropes from helicopters hovering over the nets at Dhaka’s …

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