CHATTOGRAM, Bangladesh (AP) — Left-handed batter Zakir Hasan earned a maiden callup to the Bangladesh squad for the first test against India next week.
Zakir hit 173 runs for Bangladesh A in the first four-day game against visiting India A last week in Cox’s Bazar, helping the side draw from a huge deficit.
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Mehidy Hasan hit his maiden century as Bangladesh recovered from 69-6 to beat India by five runs in the second ODI and seal the three-match series on Wednesday.
Mehidy helped Bangladesh to an unlikely victory in the first match by staring down a 51-run deficit with one wicket at hand.
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Bangladesh captain Liton Das won the toss and decided to bat first Wednesday in the second one-day cricket international against India as he chased a series-clinching win.
Bangladesh won the first match by one wicket with Mehidy Hasan holding his nerve to steer the hosts to an unlikely victory after staring down the deficit of 51 runs with one wicket at hand.
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — India was fined 80% of their match fee for maintaining a slow over-rate against Bangladesh in the first ODI on Sunday.
The sanction was imposed after India was ruled to be four overs short of the target after time allowances were taken into consideration.
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Bangladesh secured a one-wicket victory over India in their first ODI on Sunday with Mehidy Hasan holding his nerve to steer the home side to the unlikely win after staring down a deficit of 51 runs with one wicket in hand.
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Ahead of their three-game ODI series starting Sunday, Bangladesh interim captain Liton Das believes India won’t underestimate the hosts after an intense rivalry in recent years.
RANGAMATI, Bangladesh (AP) — A quarter century ago, Modhumala Chakma says it was impossible to leave her house in the evening and walk around the nearby hills because they were controlled by a tribal insurgent group seeking autonomy in southeastern Bangladesh.
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — On their way to Argentina's decisive game against Poland, Mohit Daga and Aayush Verma approached the stadium carrying a massive painting of their heroes Lionel Messi and Diego Maradona with the World Cup trophy.
The West Indies have had little success in the shortest form of cricket lately but veteran Jason Holder says that won't diminish the test team’s ambitions for the two-match series against Australia beginning Wednesday.
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Star allrounder Shakib Al Hasan is available for Bangladesh's three-match one-day international series against touring India starting next week.
Shakib missed the last series against Zimbabwe in August and Bangladesh went on to lose the Twenty20 and ODI series.
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — A fire early Thursday in a building housing foreign workers in the Maldives capital killed 10 people and injured another critically, police said.
Maldives police spokesman Yoonus Sobah said the fire broke out in the building after midnight.
DHAKA,Bangladesh (AP) — The International Monetary Fund reached a preliminary agreement on Wednesday with Bangladesh to provide $4.5 billion to help the country weather disruptions caused by the war in Ukraine and manage risks from climate change.
RAMPAL, Bangladesh (AP) — Fish, rice, mangrove trees and the lush delta wetlands where the massive Ganges, Brahmaputra, and Meghna rivers drain into the Bay of Bengal.
It’s not luxury. But for the farmers and fishermen who live by the world’s largest mangrove forest, it’s more than enough.
SYDNEY (AP) — Rohit Sharma’s resurgent India lineup will take on England for a spot in the Tweny20 World Cup final, aiming to finish the tournament where it started: at a packed Melbourne Cricket Ground.
In-form New Zealand returns to a happy hunting ground on Wednesday to meet a pace-packed, recharged Pakistan in the first of the Twenty20 World Cup semifinals.
New Zealand made a rollicking start to the Super 12 stage at the Sydney Cricket Ground last month when it thrashed host Australia by 89 runs, a win that avenged a defeat in last year's world T20 final and a margin that ultimately cost the defending champions a spot in the semifinals.
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Suryakumar Yadav smashed a 23-ball half-century as India topped Group 2 with a dominant 71-run win over Zimbabwe in the T20 World Cup on Sunday.
Yadav scored 61 not out off just 25 balls as India finished with 186-5 in 20 overs.
SYDNEY (AP) — Pakistan stayed in contention for the T20 World Cup semifinals after beating South Africa by 33 runs in a rain-affected match on Thursday.
South Africa would have clinched a top-four berth with a win, and has a last chance on Sunday against the Netherlands.
ADELAIDE, Australia (AP) — India moved in sight of the T20 World Cup semifinals by beating Bangladesh by five runs in a rain-affected thriller on Wednesday thanks to another impressive knock by Virat Kohli and an unfortunate run-out of Litton Das in the chase.
PERTH, Australia (AP) — David Miller overcame bowling friendly conditions to help South Africa beat India by five wickets in the 2022 T20 World Cup on Sunday as Pakistan and Bangladesh also secured victories.
BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — Shakib Al Hasan and his Bangladesh players hugged, traded high-fives, and shook hands with their Zimbabwe rivals as they walked off the field Sunday to celebrate what they thought was a narrow Super 12 win in the Twenty20 World Cup.
NEW DELHI (AP) — Players for the India men's and women's cricket teams will receive the same match fees, the Board of Control for Cricket in India said Thursday.
Jay Shah, secretary of the BCCI, tweeted that men and women will receive 1.5 million rupees ($18,290) for a test match, 600,000 rupees ($7,317) for one-day internationals and 300,000 rupees ($3,658) for a T20 match.
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Authorities in Bangladesh were evacuating hundreds of thousands of people across its vast coastal region on Monday as a tropical storm quickly approached amid fears of extensive damage.
SYLHET, Bangladesh (AP) — Opener Smriti Mandhana struck a brilliant 25 ball-51 not out as India clinched the T20 Women’s Asia Cup, routing Sri Lanka by eight wickets in the final on Saturday.
Sri Lanka’s decision to bat first backfired as it put up 65-9 with just two batters reaching double digits.
NEW DELHI (AP) — Fast bowler Mohammed Shami has replaced injured Jasprit Bumrah in India’s T20 World Cup squad, the Board of Control for Cricket in India said Friday.
Shami has already landed in Australia and will join the Indian team in Brisbane for two warmup matches against Australia and New Zealand next week.
ISLAMABAD (AP) — The relentless opening pair of captain Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan combined with some brutal pace bowling makes Pakistan a formidable team at the Twenty20 World Cup.
Finalists in the first edition in 2007, champions in the next, and semifinalists three times since then makes Pakistan one of the favorites to go through to the knockout stage in Australia from a group which includes archrival India, South Africa, Bangladesh and the two qualifiers from the first round.
CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — Mohammad Nawaz struck an unbeaten 38 from 22 balls to lift Pakistan to a five-wicket win over New Zealand with three balls remaining Friday in the final of the New Zealand Twenty20 Tri-Series.
CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — Mohammad Rizwan and captain Babar Azam shared a 101-run opening partnership as Pakistan edged Bangladesh by seven wickets with one ball remaining Thursday at the New Zealand Twenty20 cricket tri-series.
CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — Devon Conway continued a compelling run of form leading into the Twenty20 World Cup with an innings of 64 on Wednesday in New Zealand’s 48-run win over Bangladesh at the New Zealand T20 Tri-series.
CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — Finn Allen and Devon Conway shared a 117-run opening partnership as New Zealand cruised to a nine-wicket win over Pakistan with almost four overs remaining Tuesday in the Twenty20 Tri-Series.
CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — Captain Kane Williamson and opener Devon Conway shared an 85-run partnership for the second wicket that helped steer New Zealand to an eight-wicket win over Bangladesh Sunday at the New Zealand Twenty20 Tri-Series.
CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — Mohammad Rizwan posted an unbeaten 78 from 50 balls to help Pakistan to a 21-run win over Bangladesh on Friday in the Twenty20 tri-series opener in New Zealand.
The three teams are using the series to prepare for the T20 World Cup in Australia starting later this month.
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Electricity supply across Bangladesh has been restored after the South Asian country plunged into a blackout following the failure of its national power grid, officials said.
LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistan fast bowler Naseem Shah has tested positive for COVID-19 and will miss the remaining two Twenty20s against England, the Pakistan Cricket Board said on Thursday.
Shah was discharged from hospital on Thursday after being diagnosed with pneumonia and the PCB said the fast bowler was feeling “much better."
With roosters crowing in the background as he speaks from the crowded refugee camp in Bangladesh that's been his home since 2017, Maung Sawyeddollah, 21, describes what happened when violent hate speech and disinformation targeting the Rohingya minority in Myanmar began to spread on Facebook.
LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistan fast bowler Naseem Shah has been diagnosed with pneumonia and is doubtful for the remainder of the Twenty20 series against England.
The Pakistan Cricket Board said Wednesday that its medical panel is monitoring Shah and the pacer will stay in the hospital at Lahore.
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Rescuers in northern Bangladesh on Tuesday found more bodies from an overcrowded boat with Hindu pilgrims that capsized in one of the country's worst recent river disasters, pushing the death toll to 66, officials said.
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Rescuers recovered 17 more bodies on Monday from a boat that capsized while carrying about 100 Hindu pilgrims in northern Bangladesh, raising the confirmed death toll to 41, police and news reports said.
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — A boat carrying about 100 Hindu pilgrims capsized Sunday in a river in northern Bangladesh, leaving at least 24 people dead, police said.
The overcrowded boat overturned in the afternoon while returning from a Hindu temple on the other side of the River Karatoa at Boda area in Panchagarh district, said local police chief S.M.
BANGKOK (AP) — A retired high-ranking officer in Myanmar’s military was shot dead at his home in the country’s biggest city, Yangon, in the latest such killing attributed to militants opposed to army rule.
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — In speech after speech, world leaders dwelled on the topic consuming this year’s U.N. General Assembly meeting: Russia’s war in Ukraine.
A few, like Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari, prodded the world not to forget everything else.
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Standing in line to try to buy food, Rekha Begum is distraught. Like many others in Bangladesh, she is struggling to find affordable daily essentials like rice, lentils and onions.
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan picked uncapped fast bowler Mohammad Saleem and recalled allrounder Qais Ahmad and batter Darwish Rasooli for the T20 World Cup in Australia.
Ahmad has played just two Twenty20s for Afghanistan and was not at the Asia Cup where the team reached the Super 4 stage.
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Bangladesh left experienced batter Mahmudullah out of the team's 15-member squad for the upcoming T20 World Cup in Australia.
Bangladesh's most capped player and highest run-getter in the format doesn’t fit into the one-year plan set by technical consultant Sridharan Sriram, said chief selector Minhajul Abedin.
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Bangladesh’s prime minister said Monday that the prolonged stay of more than 1 million Rohingya refugees in crowded camps in the country has become a serious security and stability concern.
ISLAMABAD (AP) — Former Australian opening batter Matthew Hayden was appointed as a mentor to Pakistan's team for next month’s T20 World Cup in Australia.
Hayden served the Pakistan team in a similar role during last year’s T20 World Cup in the United Arab Emirates where Pakistan won all its five group games before losing in the semifinals by Australia.
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Virat Kohli recorded his first international hundred in nearly three years as India bowed out of the Asia Cup with a massive 101-run win over Afghanistan on Thursday.
NEW DELHI (AP) — India and Bangladesh on Tuesday signed a water-sharing agreement and six other pacts, including ones on space technology and scientific collaboration, aimed at boosting ties between the two countries.
GENEVA (AP) — Police in Switzerland said Tuesday that they found 23 migrants packed into the back of a delivery van during a traffic check on a highway.
The Italian-registered vehicle was stopped early Monday morning as it headed northward on the A2 highway at Buochs, near the central city of Lucerne , police in Nidwalden canton (state) said.
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Sri Lanka pulled off a sensational two-wicket victory over Bangladesh and advanced to the Super 4 stage of Asia Cup on Thursday.
In a must-win last Group B game, Sri Lanka's tailenders held their nerves to reach 184-8 for their second-highest successful run-chase in a T20 international.