Tanzid, Afif in HP squad for Australia tour

Published at : 11 July 2024, 11:00 am
Tanzid, Afif in HP squad for Australia tour

The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) announced a strong High Performance (HP) team yesterday for visiting Australia where they will face off a number of teams in three formats of cricket.

The BCB included national players like Tanzid Hasan Tamim, Afif Hossain and Mahmudul Hasan Joy for this month long tour as they haven't been in cricket at this moment.

Not only that, Afif Hossain, Mahmudul Hasan Joy, Sadman Islam, who have tasted international cricket for a long time, are in with HP, the likes of Shahadat Hossain Dipu is also with them as their travel companion.

HP team will play two four-day matches, three one-day matches and six T20 matches in this tour in Australia.

Bangladesh HP will play two four-day matches against Pakistan Shaheens and one-day matches against Northern Territory.

However they will face Pakistan Shaheens and several teams from Big Bash in T20 tournament where the cricketers will get a chance to play six matches apart from the semi-final and final. If they play semi-final and final, they matches will increase by two more.

Mahmudul Hasan Joy will be the captain in the four-day match. Shahadat Hossain Dipu will be his deputy. Afif Hussain will captain the ODI and T20 teams. The HP team will leave the country for Australia on July 13.

Squad for the four-day match:

Sadman Islam, Mahmudul Hasan Joy, Parvez Hossain Imon, Amit Hasan, Shahadat Hossain Dipu, Ariful Islam, Mahidul Islam Ankan, Aich Molla, Rakibul Hasan, Parvez Rahman Jibon, Hasan Murad, Rezaur Rahman Raja, Mukidul Islam, Ripon Mandal and Maruf Mridha .

One-Day Team:

Tanzid Hasan Tamim, Jisan Alam, Parvez Hossain Emon, Afif Hossain, Shamim Hossain Patwari, Ariful Islam, Akbar Ali, Wasi Siddiqui, Rakibul Hasan, Parvez Rahman Jibon, Mahfuzur Rahman Rabbi, Abu Haider Rony, Mukidul Islam, Ripon Mondol and Maruf Mridha. .

T20 Team:
Tanzid Hasan Tamim, Jisan Alam, Parvez Hossain Emon, Afif Hossain, Shamim Hossain Patwari, Ariful Islam, Akbar Ali, Wasi Siddiqui, Rakibul Hasan, Alis Islam, Mahfuzur Rahman Rabbi, Abu Haider Rony, Mukidul Islam, Ripon Mondol and Maruf Mridha.

Mushfiqur to play for Fortune Barishal in BPL 2024

Published at : 24 September 2023, 03:42 pm
Mushfiqur to play for Fortune Barishal in BPL 2024

Bangladeshi wicketkeeper-batter Mushfiqur Rahim is set to feature for Fortune Barishal in the forthcoming Bangladesh Premier League (BPL).

 

Mushfiqur had played for Sylhet Strikers in the last edition. His price was fixed at 80 lakhs in the players' draft according to the category. Which means he was in 'A' category.

The top category player will play along with other star players like Tamim Iqbal, Mahmudullah, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, and Khaled Ahmed in Fortune Barishal.

Neymar quits PSG to sign for Saudi Arabia’s Al-Hilal

Published at : 20 September 2023, 05:06 pm
Neymar quits PSG to sign for Saudi Arabia’s Al-Hilal

Neymar said he was relishing “new challenges and opportunities in new places” after he joined Saudi Arabia’s Al-Hilal from Paris Saint-Germain on a two-year deal Tuesday, becoming the latest big name lured to the oil-rich Gulf state.

The Brazil forward, 31, ends a six-year stay in the French capital and follows in the footsteps of Cristiano Ronaldo, Karim Benzema and Sadio Mane in swapping Europe for the Middle East.

“I have achieved a lot in Europe and enjoyed special times, but I have always wanted to be a global player and test myself with new challenges and opportunities in new places,” Neymar said in a statement from the Saudi Pro League.

“I want to write new sporting history, and the Saudi Pro League has tremendous energy and quality players at the moment,” he added.

Neymar ‘in negotiations’ over Saudi move as Mbappe returns to PSG good books

Published at : 20 September 2023, 05:05 pm
Neymar ‘in negotiations’ over Saudi move as Mbappe returns to PSG good books

Neymar was “in negotiations” on Sunday to become the latest football superstar to decamp for Saudi Arabia, leaving Paris Saint-Germain just as Kylian Mbappe was brought back in from the cold by the French champions.

A source close to PSG told AFP that 31-year-old Neymar “no longer figures in the club or manager’s plans” with the Brazilian immediately linked to Al-Hilal in the Gulf kingdom.

Another source in Saudi Arabia said that “direct negotiations” between Neymar’s agents and the Public Investment Fund (PIF) were ongoing.

PSG get better of Dortmund in Champions League opener

Published at : 20 September 2023, 05:03 pm
PSG get better of Dortmund in Champions League opener

Paris Saint-Germain got their Champions League campaign off to a winning start on Tuesday as a Kylian Mbappe penalty set them up for a 2-0 victory over Borussia Dortmund at the Parc des Princes.

The French champions had dominated the first half without overly troubling the Dortmund defence, but they went ahead four minutes after the break when Mbappe scored a spot-kick awarded for a Niklas Suele handball.

Achraf Hakimi added a memorable second, and PSG could have won the Group F encounter by a far more handsome margin in the end.

The result immediately puts them in control of the group, after AC Milan and Newcastle United drew 0-0 earlier, and coach Luis Enrique will hope they can build on this performance when they visit the English side next in a fortnight.

"It was an almost perfect evening," said Luis Enrique.