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  • Progress, but not for locals

    There is not much else to say about Chris Gayle when it comes to talking about how special the West Indian is in T20 cricket. And the

  • Chris Gayle and Brendon McCullum

    A spectator named Baz

    When Chris Gayle and Brendon McCullum arrived in Dhaka and the fantasy opening pair consisting of two of the most destructive T20 batsmen in the world was on the cusp of becoming reality, McCullum seemed to be unnecessarily modest when he was asked about the prospect.

  • Chris Gayle

    No mishit when it's Gayle

    The definition of sheer power in batting is a batsman who can clear the ropes without much apparent effort going into the bat swing, be it against a pacer or a spinner.

  • When BPL turned into street cricket

    There is a great love of street or neighbourhood cricket in Bangladesh; in the absence of robust grassroots structures budding cricketers get together with their neighbours to form teams and play tournaments. A word in the Bangla language -- jora tali (roughly

  • Charles powers Riders

    Rangpur Riders galloped into the Bangladesh Premier League final by defeating Comilla Victorians by 36 runs in the second qualifier at the Sher-e-Bangla National stadium in Mirpur yesterday.

  • Dhaka, Rangpur to fight for title today

    After more than a month of high-octane, if at times mismanaged, cricket the Bangladesh Premier League's fifth edition will come to a

  • Brendon McCullum and Johnson Charles

    To be continued

    There were chaotic scenes in the second qualifier game between Rangpur Riders and Comilla Victorians last night, after rain had earlier forced a stop to the game in the Bangladesh Premier League at the Sher-e-Bangla national stadium in Mirpur yesterday.

  • Uncertainty reigns

    Many may be anticipating another Chris Gayle storm but there are concerns that weather may spoil today's Qualifier-2 of the Bangladesh

  • Dynamites romp into final

    A clinical Dhaka Dynamites outplayed Comilla Victorians to clinch a comprehensive 95-run win yesterday in the first Qualifier at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium to reach a second consecutive Bangladesh Premier League final.


    We all know the Gayle Storm

  • Titans and Riders fight for survival

    No more room for mistakes or second chances. Losing this game means goodbye. These are the thoughts that will play on the back of

  • Tamim challenged to show his skills

    While the debate over the unfavourable pitches at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur has continued, Comilla Victorians

  • Comilla brush aside Sylhet

    Table-toppers Comilla Victorians completed the Bangladesh Premier League group stage on a high with their ninth win from 12 games by beating Sylhet Sixers by 25 runs at the Sher-e-Bangla National stadium in Mirpur yesterday.

  • Shakib fires Dhaka to second

    Shakib Al Hasan's all-round performance guided defending champion Dhaka Dynamites to a comfortable 43-run win over Rangpur


    Tamim has the right to speak the truth

  • Mashrafe Mortaza and Brendon McCullum

    Riders complete playoffs lineup

    The Mashrafe Bin Mortaza-led Rangpur Riders became the fourth team to qualify for the Bangladesh Premier League playoff stage with a spirited 19-run win over third-placed Khulna Titans at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur last night.

  • Nasir Hossain

    Sylhet win by 10 wickets after Nasir's five-for

    Nasir Hossain's heroics with the ball allows Sylhet an easy ten-wicket victory over Chittagong Vikings after the latter were bowled out for 67 runs.

  • Al-Amin reported

    Comilla Victorians paceman Al-Amin Hossain has been reported for suspect bowling action during the ongoing Bangladesh Premier League.

  • First Division lost among BPL's glamour

    With all the glamour surrounding the ongoing Bangladesh Premier League, the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) seems to have forgotten about the First Division cricket league as the clubs are still in the dark regarding its start for the 2017-18 season.

  • Three pillars standing, two crumbling

    Tamim Iqbal's gentlemanly gesture hogged the spotlight at the end of the Chittagong leg of the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL). The Comilla Victorians skipper was applauded all over social media for his comments after the match against Dhaka Dynamites.

  • Evin Lewis

    Table-toppers dominate

    The ongoing Chittagong leg of the Bangladesh Premier League continued to be the highlight of the fifth edition as the strip at the

  • BPL 2017 Shakib Al Hasan

    'Ball, ball... watch!'

    The shortest format of cricket is not a serene avatar of the gentleman's game; that much was obvious, thankfully not painfully so, at

  • BPL 2017 Sami

    Sammy, Sami & Perera's last-ball 6

    There was very little else that the eager crowd at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium could have wanted from the second day of the

  • ZACS decked out

    If there was any doubt about regional loyalties in the Bangladesh Premier League, the first day of the Chittagong leg debunked it as


    Khulna Titans' youngster Afif Hossain hit Rangpur Riders' Rubel Hossain for two fours in the third over. The ball after the second

  • Raza lords over Sylhet Sixers

    Buoyed by vocal home support at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chittagong yesterday, lowly Chittagong

  • Mustafizur Rahman is ready to play

    Fizz in good shape to return

    Rajshahi Kings, currently wallowing in sixth spot in the seven-team Bangladesh Premier League, will likely receive the boost they need as


    I am lucky because I do not have to play against Chittagong (in the Chittagong leg of BPL). But since I am a hometown boy here, I hope

  • Chittagong leg of the BPL begins

    Will the tide turn in the port city?

    Competitions like the Bangladesh Premier League progress at breakneck speed – 24 matches across the Dhaka and Sylhet legs have

  • Riders fined for slow over rate

    Rangpur Riders were fined for a slow over rate during their Bangladesh Premier League match against the defending champion Dhaka Dynamites on Tuesday.