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Experience Ashraf dropper for Eng, Ire and Scotland tour

Former Captain of the Bangladeshi Team, Mohammad Ashraful has not been selected for the tour of England, Ireland and Scotland starting this July. Read the rest of this entry

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Asia Cup to be held next month

Asian Cricket Council announced the schedule of the Micromax Asia Cup 2010 which is to be held in Sri Lanka involving the four Asian teams- Sri Lanka, Pakistan, India and Bangladesh. Seven ODIs will be played between June 15th and June 24th in Dambulla, Sri Lanka.

Sri Lanka is the defending champions of the Asia Cup as they defeated India in 2008 at Karachi. This year will have three reserve days.

SCHEDULE

Asia Cup Schedule and Fixtures 2010:

S.NO. DAY
DATE
TIME TEAMS VENUE
1 Tuesday
June 15, 2010
2:30 PM (IST)
14:30 local, 09:00 GMT
Sri Lanka vs Pakistan Dambulla
2 Wednesday
June 16, 2010
2:30 PM (IST)
14:30 local, 09:00 GMT
Bangladesh vs India Dambulla
3 Thursday
June 17, 2010
2:30 PM (IST)
14:30 local, 09:00 GMT
Reserve Day
4 Friday
June 18, 2010
2:30 PM (IST)
14:30 local, 09:00 GMT
Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh Dambulla
5 Saturday
June 19, 2010
2:30 PM (IST)
14:30 local, 09:00 GMT
India vs Pakistan Dambulla
6 Sunday
June 20, 2010
2:30 PM (IST)
14:30 local, 09:00 GMT
Reserve Day Dambulla
7 Monday
June 21, 2010
2:30 PM (IST)
14:30 local, 09:00 GMT
Bangladesh vs Pakistan Dambulla
8 Tuesday
June 22, 2010
2:30 PM (IST)
14:30 local, 09:00 GMT
Sri Lanka vs India Dambulla
9 Wednesday
June 23, 2010
2:30 PM (IST)
14:30 local, 09:00 GMT
Reserve Day Dambulla
10 Thursday
June 24, 2010
2:30 PM (IST)
14:30 local, 09:00 GMT
Final Dambulla

Don't take opponents lightly: MSD

Remember what happened last time when India visited the Caribbean Islands for the World Cup 2007. Yes, the stunning defeat for the Men in Blue by the Bangla Tigers. That game changed the course of India’s World Cup Journey with a unexpected exit.

Dravid and Co had overconfidence of beating the Bangladesh team so did they lose. But MS Dhoni this time is taking it seriously.

Here are his words:-

If you ask me, I would not consider our opening match against Afghanistan as a practice game. I don’t take my opponents lightly. At the end of the day you have to win whichever team you play.

I don’t know much about them. It is good in a way because if we know too much about a side then you are thinking too much about them. However, our preparation will remain the same as if you are playing the best opponent in world cricket

We can’t really relax against whichever team you are playing. At the end of the day you are representing India and you have to be at your best when you turn up on the field.

We don’t actually need to play a warm-up game as the way we have shaped up after the long journey, there wouldn’t have been any good coming out of it. It is good that we can rest and have a rigorous practice session and get back into the groove and prepare for the match against them

Let us see what happens…

ICC World Cup 2011

With less than a year to go for the World Cup, India prepares to host the World Cup in a superb fashion. There are renovations seen in many stadiums. Here are the schedules:-

Date and Time Match Weather
2011
Sat Feb 19 1st match – India v Bangladesh
Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur
N/A
2011
Sun Feb 20 3rd match – Sri Lanka v Canada
Hambantota International Cricket Stadium
N/A
Sun Feb 20 2nd match – Kenya v New Zealand
MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chepauk, Chennai
N/A
Mon Feb 21 4th match – Australia v Zimbabwe
Sardar Patel Stadium, Motera, Ahmedabad
N/A
Tue Feb 22 5th match – England v Netherlands
Vidarbha Cricket Association Ground, Nagpur
N/A
Wed Feb 23 6th match – Kenya v Pakistan
Hambantota International Cricket Stadium
N/A
Thu Feb 24 7th match – South Africa v West Indies
Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi
N/A
Fri Feb 25 9th match – Bangladesh v Ireland
Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur
N/A
Fri Feb 25 8th match – Australia v New Zealand
Vidarbha Cricket Association Ground, Nagpur
N/A
Sat Feb 26 10th match – Pakistan v Sri Lanka
R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo
N/A
Sun Feb 27 11th match – India v England
Eden Gardens, Kolkata
N/A
Mon Feb 28 12th match – Netherlands v West Indies
Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi
N/A
Mon Feb 28 13th match – Canada v Zimbabwe
Vidarbha Cricket Association Ground, Nagpur
N/A
Tue Mar 1 14th match – Kenya v Sri Lanka
R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo
N/A
Wed Mar 2 15th match – England v Ireland
M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore
N/A
Thu Mar 3 17th match – Canada v Pakistan
R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo
N/A
Thu Mar 3 16th match – Netherlands v South Africa
Punjab Cricket Association Stadium, Mohali, Chandigarh
N/A
Fri Mar 4 19th match – Bangladesh v West Indies
Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur
N/A
Fri Mar 4 18th match – New Zealand v Zimbabwe
Sardar Patel Stadium, Motera, Ahmedabad
N/A
Sat Mar 5 20th match – Australia v Sri Lanka
R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo
N/A
Sun Mar 6 21st match – India v Ireland
M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore
N/A
Sun Mar 6 22nd match – England v South Africa
MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chepauk, Chennai
N/A
Mon Mar 7 23rd match – Canada v Kenya
Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi
N/A
Tue Mar 8 24th match – New Zealand v Pakistan
Pallekele International Cricket Stadium
N/A
Wed Mar 9 25th match – India v Netherlands
Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi
N/A
Thu Mar 10 26th match – Sri Lanka v Zimbabwe
Pallekele International Cricket Stadium
N/A
Fri Mar 11 28th match – Bangladesh v England
Zohur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chittagong
N/A
Fri Mar 11 27th match – Ireland v West Indies
Punjab Cricket Association Stadium, Mohali, Chandigarh
N/A
Sat Mar 12 29th match – India v South Africa
Vidarbha Cricket Association Ground, Nagpur
N/A
Sun Mar 13 30th match – Canada v New Zealand
Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
N/A
Sun Mar 13 31st match – Australia v Kenya
M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore
N/A
Mon Mar 14 33rd match – Bangladesh v Netherlands
Zohur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chittagong
N/A
Mon Mar 14 32nd match – Pakistan v Zimbabwe
Pallekele International Cricket Stadium
N/A
Tue Mar 15 34th match – Ireland v South Africa
Eden Gardens, Kolkata
N/A
Wed Mar 16 35th match – Australia v Canada
M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore
N/A
Thu Mar 17 36th match – England v West Indies
MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chepauk, Chennai
N/A
Fri Mar 18 37th match – New Zealand v Sri Lanka
Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
N/A
Fri Mar 18 38th match – Ireland v Netherlands
Eden Gardens, Kolkata
N/A
Sat Mar 19 40th match – Bangladesh v South Africa
Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur
N/A
Sat Mar 19 39th match – Australia v Pakistan
R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo
N/A
Sun Mar 20 41st match – Kenya v Zimbabwe
Eden Gardens, Kolkata
N/A
Sun Mar 20 42nd match – India v West Indies
MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chepauk, Chennai
N/A
Wed Mar 23 Quarter Final – TBC v TBC
Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur
N/A
Thu Mar 24 Quarter Final – TBC v TBC
R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo
N/A
Fri Mar 25 Quarter Final – TBC v TBC
Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur
N/A
Sat Mar 26 Quarter Final – TBC v TBC
Sardar Patel Stadium, Motera, Ahmedabad
N/A
Tue Mar 29 Semi Final – TBC v TBC
R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo
N/A
Wed Mar 30 Semi Final – TBC v TBC
Punjab Cricket Association Stadium, Mohali, Chandigarh
N/A
Sat Apr 2 Final – TBC v TBC
Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
N/A

3 people arrested for Betting

In Jaipur, three people were arrested Yesterday for allegations on Betting involving crores of Rupees. Two laptops, six mobile phones and Rs 8,200 cash in were seized from them.

The three guys involved in this matter were Dayal Das, Jwala Prasad alias Julie and Sohan Lal, whom the Manak Chowk Police arrested during a raid in Jwala Prasad’s house in Manak Chowk.

The trio were involved in betting of Bangladesh and England matches which was held in Bangladesh. The Police doesn’t know the exact amount of betting but they are suspecting their involvement in IPL too.

Banglas name the T20 WC Probables

The Bangladesh team has included a number of new faces in the team. Alok Kapali, Shahriar Nafees and Aftab Ahmed are set to return to the team.

The selectors have included many youngsters including Mohammad Elias, Alauddin Babu, Faisal Hossain Mithun Ali, Shamsur Rahman, Mohammed Sohrawordi, Nazmul Hossain Milon, Jahirul Islam Nasir Hossain, Rony Talukder and Robiul Islam.

Good news for them is that Mashrafe Mortaza and Mohammad Ashraful are back in the squad.

Here is the 20 man squad–

Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mashrafe Mortaza, Mohammad Ashraful, Tamim Iqbal, Imrul Kayes, Junaid Siddique, Mahmudullah, Naeem Islam, Shahadat Hossain Abdur Razzak, Rubel Hossain, Shafiul Islam, Syed Rasel, Aftab Ahmed, Alok Kopali, Nazmul Hossain, Dolar Mahmud, Mahbubul Alam, Faisal Hossain, Mithun Ali, Shamsur Rahman, Mohammed Sohrawordi, Nazmul Hossain Milon, Jahirul Islam, Nasir Hossain, Rony Talukder, Robiul Islam, Mohammad Elias and Alauddin Babu.

After the Lankan Ship, now its India’s ship of injuries!

Yes, First it was the Sri Lankans to suffer many blows when they toured India and Bangladesh. Many important players were ruled out.

Now its India’s turn. It started with S Sreesanth who had a hamstring injury and was forced to go back to India after playing the first test.

Next, was Laxman who too played the first test is now suffering from a left hand webbing. But, he is still with the team in Bangladesh.

Rahul Dravid had a mighty blow by a bouncer in the second test’s Day two. He was admitted to ICU after fracturing his Jaw. He will return to India.

Yuvraj Singh too was ruled out of the of the ongoing test match who had a ligament tear in his wrist forcing him not to play in the match. Yuvraj too is with the team.

Out of the 16 players who toured Bangladesh for test series, 4 of the are ruled out with injures. Rahul Dravid and Yuvraj Singh were ruled out during the match forcing India to play with 9 players and 2 substitutes.

The 24 year old devastating opener is back in the team to power the Banglas

The Bangladesh cricket selectors have named the Bangladesh squad for the ongoing Test series against India starting from January 17th in Chittagong.

The selectors have recalled the 24 old Shahriar Nafees into the 14 man squad. He too was named in the team for the Tri Series but unfortunately with the likes of Tamim Iqbal and Imrul Kayes, he had to sit out. He last played his test against the South Africans in 2008 but was removed from the team when he joined Indian Cricket League.

Major set back for the Bangaldeshi is that Mashrafe Mortaza, the leading bowler of their pace attack was left out of the test series as he is suffering from an injury.He too missed the tri series.

Shakib Al Hasan who led the Minnows to a emphatic win in West Indies last year will lead the side in absence of Mashrafe Mortaza.

The selectors too named the uncapped rookie paceman Shafiful Islam in the 14 man squad. The 20 year old, who had debuted in the Tri series, has been named the replacement for Mortaza.

Bangladesh Test squad:

Shakib Al Hasan (capt), Mushfiqur Rahim, Tamim Iqbal, Imrul Kayes, Junaid Siddique, Mohammad Ashraful, Raqibul Hossain, Mohammad Mahmudullah, Shahriar Nafees, Shahadat Hossain, Rubel Hossain, Enamul Hossain, Mahbubul Alam, Shafiul Islam.

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