Mortaza Misses Out As Bangladesh Name Squad

Fast bowler Mashrafe Mortaza has missed out on a place in Bangladesh's World Cup squad following the Bangladesh Cricket Board's (BCB) deicision to leave him out of their 15-man squad. Bangladesh, who co-host the tournament alongside India and Sri Lanka, open their campaign against India on 19th February in Dhaka.
19 January 2011

Shakib Al Hasan To Captain Bangladesh In 2011

All-rounder Shakib Al Hasan will captain Bangladesh in 2011, the country's cricket board, has confirmed, also installing opening batsman Tamim Iqbal as his vice-captain. Shakib has captained the Tigers whenever fast bowler Mashrafe Mortaza has been unavailable due to injury, which has been most of 2010 and all of the end of the 2009, when Shakib was able to lead Bangladesh to an historic overseas Test and One-Day International series win against the West Indies.
31 December 2010

Yousuf To Play League Cricket In Bangladesh

Pakistan batsman Mohammad Yousuf has been recruited to play with Bangladesh club, Mohammedan Sporting, in the Premier Division Cricket League of the country. The club replaced Sri Lanka all-rounder Farveez Maharoof, who has flown back home after sustaining an injury, with right-hander Yousuf.
27 December 2010

Mortaza Knee Injury Blow For Bangladesh

Bangladesh have suffered a dent to their chances in the World Cup as fast bowler Mashrafe Mortaza has injured his right knee again while batting for his club Abahani in a Dhaka Premier Division League match. The details of the injury follow an MRI scan which suggested a partial tear of the reconstructed ligament of Mortaza's knee, according to Bangladesh Cricket Board sports physician Dr.Manirul Amin.
22 December 2010

Cricket World® Audio Archive - Roddy Smith

Cricket Scotland chief executive Roddy Smith spoke to Jim White, looking back on a packed 2010 season for Scotland, which ended when they finished as runners-up to Afghanistan in the ICC Intercontinental Cup in Dubai...
21 December 2010

Bangladesh Name Preliminary World Cup Squad

2011 World Cup co-hosts Bangladesh have named their 30-man provisional squad for the tournament, including batsmen Alok Kapali and Nazimuddin in the squad. Kapali, the first man to score a century in the unofficial Indian Cricket League, has not played a One-Day International since 2008, while Nazimuddin also last played in 2008.
16 December 2010

2012 Asia Cup To Be Hosted By Bangladesh

The 2012 Asia Cup will be held in Dhaka, Bangladesh, the Asian Cricket Council (ACC) has confirmed, with the 11th edition of the tournament being held in Mirpur. Defending champions India, who won the tournament in 2010, will join hosts Bangladesh, Pakistan and Sri Lanka as well as four qualifiers from the ACC Associate and Affiliate nations.
13 December 2010

Bangladesh Seal Series With Six-Wicket Win

Tamim Iqbal blasted a belligerent half-century as Bangladesh swept to a series-clinching six-wicket win over Zimbabwe in the fifth and final One-Day International in Chittagong. Iqbal hit 95 in 96 balls as Bangladesh passed Zimbabwe's score of 188 for six with seven overs to spare, Junaid Siddique also making 56 not out.
12 December 2010

Spinners Lead Indian Rout Of New Zealand

India's spinners shared seven wickets as they dismissed New Zealand for just 103 on their way to a crushing eight-wicket victory in the fifth and final One-Day International in Chennai. New Zealand won the toss and chose to bat before slumping to their lowest score in ODI cricket against India, who then raced to 107 for two in 21.1 overs to seal a 5-0 series clean sweep.
10 December 2010

Bangladesh And Zimbabwe Frustrated By Rain

The fourth One-Day International between Bangladesh and Zimbabwe in Chittagong was abandoned without a ball being bowled due to heavy rain. After a number of inspections by the umpires, the match was called off around four hours after the scheduled start time.
10 December 2010

Vettori Pays Tribute To Pathan After Match-Winning Ton

New Zealand captain Daniel Vettori has praised Yusuf Pathan after the all-rounder's aggressive unbeaten century helped India move into a 4-0 One-Day International series win in Bangalore. Pathan smashed an unbeaten 123 in 96 balls - his maiden ODI century - as India chased down 316 to win with seven balls to spare as New Zealand's improved batting effort proved to be in vain.
8 December 2010

Cricket Scotland Seals 5-Year Deal With Surridge

Cricket Scotland has signed a five-year agreement with Surridge, which will see the Burnley-based manufacturer become Scotland's official kit supplier. From 1st January 2011, Surridge will supply all casual, training and teamwear to Scotland sides from age-group right up to the senior team, which recently reached the final of the ICC Intercontinental Cup in Dubai.
8 December 2010

A Hero's Welcome For Afghanistan Cricketers

Afghanistan players are given a warm welcome following their victory over Scotland in the ICC Intercontinental Cup earlier this week, as well as their silver-medal winning performance in the Asian Games in China last month.
8 December 2010

Pathan Hits Maiden Century As India Make It 4-0

Yusuf Pathan hammered a 79-ball century before India won the fourth One-Day International against New Zealand by five wickets in Bangalore. James Franklin smashed an unbeaten 98 in 69 balls as New Zealand posted 315 for seven but with Pathan in stunning form, India were able to surpass that and move into a 4-0 series lead with Pathan unbeaten on 123 in 96 balls.
7 December 2010

Bangladesh Take Series Lead With 65-Run Win

Bangladesh moved into a 2-1 series lead over Zimbabwe after a 65-run win in the third One-Day International in Mirpur after a solid all-round performance saw them outplay their opponents. Batting first, half-centuries from Shakib Al Hasan and Mushfiqur Rahim saw them post 246 for seven and four wickets apiece for Abdur Razzak and Shafiul Islam bowled Zimbabwe out for 181 in reply.
6 December 2010

ICC Expands Intercontinental Cup, Shelves Shield

The International Cricket Council (ICC) has announced plans to expand the Intercontinental Cup to eight teams with the result that the Intercontinental Shield will no longer exist. The Shield, won by Namibia in the first running of the competition as they beat the United Arab Emirates by six wickets in Dubai, was set up to allow four more Associate teams first-class experience.
6 December 2010

Afghanistan Win ICC Intercontinental Cup

Afghanistan overturned a first-innings deficit of 41, going on to bowl Scotland out for 82 in their second innings on their way to a seven-wicket victory in the final of the ICC Intercontinental Cup in Dubai. Mohammad Shahzad's unbeaten 56 steered them past their victory target in the final innings of the match as Afghanistan added another title to their growing honours list.
4 December 2010

Second Gambhir Ton Seals Series For India

Gautam Gambhir's rich vein of form continued as his unbeaten century steered India to a series-clinching nine-wicket win over New Zealand in the third One-Day International in Vadodara. Gambhir closed unbeaten on 126 as India chased down a target of 225 to go 3-0 up with two matches to play with ten overs and three balls to spare.
4 December 2010

Bangladesh Hit Back With Impressive Win

Bangladesh put their series-opening loss to Zimbabwe behind them as they comprehensively won the second One-Day International between the two sides by six wickets in Mirpur. Zimbabwe were dismissed for 191 as Abdur Razzak returned a five-wicket haul including a hat-trick but they were powerless to prevent Bangladesh motoring to victory with more than ten overs to spare.
3 December 2010