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A 14-year-old boy was killed while fielding in Bangladesh after a stump hit his neck.

14-Year-Old Kid Dies In Bangladesh After A Stump Hits His Neck

A very sad and unpleasing incident happened in the southeastern port city of Chittagong, where a 14-year-old boy died while fielding, as a stump unintentionally hit the boy’s neck by an angry batsman, who was reportedly given out, claimed by the assistant police commissioner Jahangir Alam.

The police registered the case and explained, ‘The batsman was furious when he saw that he was stumped or bowled out. He grabbed a stump and threw it in the air. The stump hit part of the neck and head of Faisal who was fielding close to the wicket. He collapsed on the ground in pain and was declared dead after he was taken to a hospital.

The batsman due to whom, the boy life has been detained and will be prosecuted for causing unintentional death. The incident appears to be scary for both the onlookers and the readers.

Clashes on such scale is not a rare incident in a country like Bangladesh, where the passion of the game seems to have taken seriously. Not only this, in May 2016, a batsman wielding a stump allegedly beat a 16-year-old cricketer to death in Dhaka after the teenager taunted the umpire over a no-ball delivery.

Arafat Sunny and his mother have been accused in a repression case by a woman, who claims to be her wife.

Arafat Sunny In Trouble Again, Accused In Repression Case By Woman

Already under the hammer for unveiling sensitive images of his girlfriend on social media around ten days back, Bangladesh spinner Arafat Sunny has now been accused in a repression case by a 23-year-old woman, who claims to be his wife. Not only him, his mother has also been reported to have involved in the matter.

The case has, however, been filed against the mother-son duo under Women and Children Repression Prevention Act on Wednesday. After the case was taken into the court’s custody, Judge SM Rizanur Rahman of the Women and Children Repression Prevention Tribunal-4 asked the officer-in-charge (OC) to submit a detailed report on the matter before commencing the investigation.

Nasrin Sultana, Arafat’s girlfriend filed a case against him on January 5, after the spinner allegedly blackmailed her for leaking private images on Facebook.

He was thus taken into charge under Information and Communication Act (ICT). While speaking to the police, Arafat admits nothing of that sought has happened and that the matter has been made up.

As he was kept in remand for one day on January 22, Sultana’s lawyer during the hearing did produce the documents of Sunny’s and Sultana’s marriage.

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Bangladesh captain Mushfiqur eyes England win to celebrate 50th Test

Dhaka, Oct 27 (IANS) Skipper Mushfiqur Rahim is keen to celebrate the milestone of his 50th Test match by helping Bangladesh square the series against England.

The second Test begins on Friday at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium here, reports bdnews24.com.

Upon being congratulated on his way to practice on Wednesday, Mushfiqur looked content.

“You’re about to make a half-century, your 50th Test…,” he was told by reporters on Wednesday.

Mushfiqur smiled back, saying, “Yes, I remember that,” and asked “How many of us have played 50 Tests before?”

On being told that Mohammad Ashraful (61) and Habibul Bashar (50) are the only Bangladeshis to have reached the tally, Mushfiqur said, “I’ll only be the third…actually it makes sense, we play so few.”

The wicketkeeper-batsman expressed his excitement ahead of his landmark Test appearance.

“Playing 50 Tests is a huge thing. Obviously, it feels very good, particularly because we get to play too few Tests. Considering that, 50 Tests is a big achievement,” he said.

“It will be great if I can do something good in this Test, and better if the team can turn up with something good.”

Mushfiqur earned his Test cap at the Lord’s cricket ground in England in 2005 at 17 years 351 days – the youngest player to debut at the historical ground.

And it is against the same opponents that he will reach another landmark.

“My international career began with a Test. My love for Tests has also been around for a long time. I’ve always wanted to play a lot of Tests and had a lot of dreams with it. But it was impossible to imagine I’d come this far,” he said.

“It feels great to have come so far. Only two others have played 50 Tests before this. I definitely feel very fortunate.”

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Mushfiqur bemoans Bangladesh pacers’ inability to get reverse swing

Dhaka, Oct 26 (IANS) England seamers’ ability to get the ball to reverse swing stood out in their 22-run win in the first Test in Chittagong in sharp contrast to our fast bowlers, Bangladesh captain Mushfiqur Rahim has lamented.

Bangladesh pacers Shafiul Islam and Kamrul Islam Rabbi’s efforts with the old ball did not produce anything remotely close to what Ben Stokes and Stuart Broad pulled off for England at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium using the rough and shiny sides of the ball, reports bdnews24.com.

England won the first Test by 22 runs.

Rahim believes the reason for the Bangladesh pacers’ incapacity lies in local first-class cricket.

Bangladesh’s two domestic tournaments, National Cricket League and Bangladesh Cricket League, are four-day contests where pacers rarely get the chance to bowl with old balls. They bowl the opening overs with the new ball and then the spinners take over.

The Bangladesh skipper thinks for a team to do well on pitches like the ones in Chittagong, the pacers must be well-versed in the art of reverse swinging.

“I’ve said this before. If a bowler doesn’t even know how to bowl with the old ball — how to set a batsman up, how to bowl strategically — can we expect him to do well against a big team in a Test match?” he said.

“How many of our pacers bowl with the old ball in first-class cricket? If you look at scorecards, regardless of the wicket being a grassy one or anything else — you will see spinners taking five wickets and pacers getting one or two.”

The tendency of relying too much on spin is also carried over to Bangladesh’s five-day game. The spinners took 18 wickets for Bangladesh in the Chittagong Test, Rabbi grabbed the lone wicket from a seamer and the other was a run out.

Years of practice and devotion have led Broad, who played his 99th Test in Chittagong, to where he is now. He and Stokes have joined forces to torment batsmen in the recent years.

Mushfiqur is unwilling to compare them with Shafiul and Rabbi.

“It’s not that Shafiul and Rabbi were terrible. They got an opportunity to learn how important every run is on a wicket like this, how important each spell is.”

“I think they now have a good understanding that such reverse swings can be found with old balls. I hope they will learn from this,” he added.

Bangladesh have left out Shafiul for the second Test in Dhaka but Rabbi retained his spot in the squad. The Dhaka Test begins on Friday.

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Bangladesh captain Mushfiqur thinks consistency key to Test progress

Chittagong (Bangladesh), Oct 19 (IANS) Still a long way from being a force to reckon with in Test cricket, Bangladesh captain Mushfiqur Rahim feels consistency is the key for them to make progress in the toughest format.

Bangladesh will play their first Test in more than 14 and a half months – their longest break from the five-day game – when they take on England in the first of the two Tests in Chittagong on Thursday, reports bdnews24.com.

Such long breaks in fixtures have made it considerably harder for them to take strides in Tests. They currently languish on ninth among 10 Test-playing nations, above Zimbabwe and below the West Indies.

Bangladesh have improved significantly in limited-overs cricket, especially at home where they did not lose a bilateral One-Day series in two years until England snapped that streak last week.

But they have usually struggled to sustain the intensity over five days and the lack of experience in their pace attack also compromises their ability to take 20 wickets in a Test.

Head Coach Chandika Hathurusingha thinks beating England will be a “bonus” for Bangladesh with their present bowling attack.

The skipper, however, was more subtle in his view.

“The last two years we played One-Days very consistently… we want that in Tests too, to get better with each Test,” Mushfiqur said here on Wednesday.

“If we are consistent over five days, we can reach a position where we can win. So I think that is what the coach meant that if that happens it will be a bonus.”

“And even if it doesn’t happen, if we can keep fighting over five days and play well to prove that we have the ability to compete physically and mentally,” he added.

The 28-year-old is aware that the day-time heat may play against England and wants to use the conditions to the hosts’ benefit.

“Maintaining concentration and consistency over five days will be challenging. I think it will be more difficult for them than it will be for us, as they are not habituated to this weather, though they have been here for around 15-20 days,” he said.

“We’ll try to maximise our advantage to the full, be it from the wicket or the weather conditions.”

England Captain Alastair Cook will overtake Alec Stewart to become his country’s most-capped Test player on Thursday. He will be making his 134th Test appearance.

Mushfiqur paid tribute to the 31-year-old England skipper saying, “He is a role model for any young player – the way he has played in the last 10 years.”

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Bangladeshi fan tries to take a dig at Indian team, completely destroyed by R Ashwin

Time and again Ravichandran Ashwin has proved that he is not the right man to mess with on social media. He has trolled the user on Twitter several times with his brilliant sense of humor and this time, a Bangladeshi national was in line to face the Indian offspinner’s troll.

In the recent times, the Bangladeshi fans have made a habit of taking a dig at other countries’ performance. They rarely show respect towards any other teams or players and continuing the trend a Bangladeshi fan had a piece of advice for Ashwin after India thrashed New Zealand by 6 wickets in the first ODI at Dharamsala.

The Bangladeshi national told the Indian bowler:“If Indian win the series, Indians will be happy. If New Zealand wins the series, the world will be happy”

Well, he had little idea that he had messed with the wrong person as the Indian bowler completely destroyed the fan by taking a dig at his entire country’s history.

He tweeted:“India got independence in 1947, nevertheless thank you.”

 

The Tamil Nadu spinner is currently spending some quality time at his home as he has rested for the series after playing  a starring role in the recently-concluded Test series. With India scheduled to play 10 more Tests at home in this season, the bowler’s availability will be very crucial for India’s fortune and so he has been given enough time to get freshen up for tough series ahead.

Mashrafe Mortaza
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Injured Bangladesh skipper Mashrafe joins practice

Dhaka, Oct 5 (IANS) Showing strong signs of recovery after hurting his ankle against Afghanistan, Bangladesh skipper Mashrafe Bin Mortaza took part in a training session with the team on Wednesday.

Mashrafe, who turned 33 on Wednesday, bowled at the nets under the close watch of bowling mentor Courtney Walsh, reports bdnews24.com.

The strapping pacer suffered an awkward fall in his delivery stride and hurt his ankle badly in the third One-Day match against Afghanistan last Saturday.

The pain has eased over the days while the swelling, too, has reduced, but Mashrafe is still dealing with the mental hurdles of his recovery.

“I bowled four overs and didn’t have much problem. I feel the pain if my foot lands in an angle but the soreness is no longer there,” Mashrafe said after practice.

“But there is some uneasiness mentally; specially during landing after the delivery stride, I feel I might get hurt again. It’s difficult to bowl naturally with the feeling in the back of the mind. Let’s see, maybe it’ll be okay after bowling a bit tomorrow.”

After falling face down in Saturday’s match, Mashrafe got treated on the ground, finished his over and went off the field for an over.

He then bowled four more overs and returned 1-15 from six overs.

Mashrafe Mortaza
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Bangladesh’s Mashrafe ‘worried’ about ankle injury

Dhaka, Oct 2 (IANS) Bangladesh skipper Mashrafe Bin Mortaza who suffered a bad fall while bowling against Afghanistan in the third and final One-Day International (ODI), hopes his injury is not serious.

But he is “a bit worried” about whether he can be fit in time for the England series, beginning on October 7, reports bdnews24.com.

The pacer dismissed Afghan opener Mohammad Shahzad with the first ball of his second over at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium on Saturday. Bangladesh won the match by 14 runs.

But in the next ball, his front foot got tangled with the rear one on his delivery stride and he painfully landed on his ankle.

His team-mates rushed to attend to their captain but Mashrafe got treated on the field and finished his over. He then went off the field for an over and returned to bowl with a shorter run-up.

Mashrafe, who turns 33 on Wednesday, limped his way in and out of the post-match press conference.

“I was kind of having a feeling about the injury since this morning — anyways, there is a slight swelling. I hope the pain will go away,” Mashrafe said on Saturday.

But with the England ODIs just a few days away, he will not get much time to tend to his sore ankle.

“I’ve hurt this ankle before as well. That is why I am a bit uneasy. It might have been okay if I had 10 days. But we have five or six days to go before the England series. So I am a bit worried. Let’s see, I hope there won’t be any problem.”

Mashrafe’s career has been plagued with injuries but he has not picked up any major injury since becoming the captain almost two years ago.

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Mosaddek ready to showcase skills after Bangladesh ODI call-up

Dhaka, Sep 23 (IANS) Having earned a Bangladesh call for the One-Day Internationals (ODIs) against Afghanistan, young batsman Mosaddek Hossain is keen to get on the field and is confident that he can make his mark.

He is the only newcomer in the squad Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) named for the first two ODIs against the Afghans, reports bdnews24.com.

At just 20, Mosaddek has caught the eyes of many with his composed batting, useful limited-overs bowling and livewire fielding in domestic cricket.

Chief Selector Minhajul Abedin is one of them.

“There are cricketers whose talents can be spotted early. Mosaddek batted in domestic cricket with plenty of confidence. He has done really well over the last two years,” he said on Thursday.

“He also performed very well in longer formats… and in the Dhaka Premier League. We believe he is now ready.”

Following a good showing in the Bangladesh Premier League last year, Mosaddek was handed international debut in a Twenty20 match against Zimbabwe in January this year but he failed to live up to expectations.

He is now keen to put his second chance to good use.

“Since my childhood, I’ve dreamed of playing in the national team one day. I had a different feeling when I was called up for the T20 team, but the call-up for the one-day team is a feeling of another kind,” Mosaddek said.

“I wanted my debut in a one-day match. Now I feel at ease and I think I can do something good if I get the opportunity.”

He got his first class debut in the 2013-14 season, scoring just 24 runs in four innings. But the right-handed batsman showed his class in the three seasons that followed.

The youngster amassed 1,333 runs in 12 innings at an average of 86.08 in the next season and went on to score 194 runs averaging 64.66 in two unofficial Tests in Zimbabwe.

Bangladesh cricket team
Bangladesh cricket team
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Bangladesh happy as two-tier Test plan shelved

Dhaka, Sep 8 (IANS) Bangladesh has heaved a sigh of relief at the International Cricket Council’s (ICC) decision to put the proposal for a two-tier Test structure “off the table” and the country’s future in Test cricket is “not heading for uncertainty”.

The game’s governing body withdrew the proposal in an ICC meeting in Dubai on Wednesday, reports bdnews24.com.

Reports on Wednesday said India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Zimbabwe had opposed the proposal which had found support from the boards of Australia, England, South Africa, New Zealand, Pakistan and the West Indies.

The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) took a stand against the proposal which suggested Tests in two tiers — teams ranked in top seven in one and the following five in the other — and considered promotion and relegation between the two.

“This is indeed great news,” BCB President Nazmul Hassan said late on Wednesday.

“We were convinced it won’t be something good. We protested against the proposal from the beginning. We are very happy that they announced it officially today. The future of Bangladesh cricket is not heading towards uncertainty.”

Hassan believes BCCI’s stand against the proposal was a determining factor for the withdrawal.

“Actually we were not too worried. My first impression was that it won’t be possible to implement the system. Because it gives us no specific advantage — then why should we agree?”

“It couldn’t even be passed over from the CEC (Chief Executives Committee) meeting to the board meeting and when India came over (to our side), I was no longer too much worried about it.”