Category Archives: Bangladesh

BPL joy for Azhar as he is named overseas MVP

Kent’s veteran all-rounder Azhar Mahmood was at the crease as his franchise club Dhaka Gladiators swept to an eight-wicket triumph in the inaugural Bangladesh Premier League Twenty20 competition. The former Pakistan Test player was at the non-striker’s end as Anamul … Continue reading

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Kent veterans shine alongside Pollard in Bangladesh

Kent’s Azhar Mahmood and Darren Stevens are quickly adding to their Twenty20 reputations with match-winning performances in this month’s inaugural Bangladesh Premier League event. The Kent veterans, aged 36 and 35 respectively, have helped their BPL franchise Dhaka Gladiators to … Continue reading

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Dhaka traffic so far the only problem for excited Stevens

While temperatures in the Garden of England plummet below zero, Kent all-rounder Darren Stevens is one of a handful of county players acclimatising to life in steamy, downtown Dhaka. The 35-year-old arrived in Bangladesh on January 31 ahead of his … Continue reading

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Stevens grateful for opportunity of Bangladesh T20 event

Clean-hitting Kent batsman Darren Stevens is one of only a handful of English county players to have been snapped up by the six new franchises set to contest next month’s inaugural Bangladesh Premier League T20 event. The 35-year-old Leicestershire-born right-hander … Continue reading

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Veteran Keedy ready for his Bangladesh adventure

Gary Keedy will stage a Lancashire reunion with Stuart Law and the county’s former analyst Jason Swift in the unlikely surroundings of Sylhet, in the north-east of Bangladesh, this winter. The Yorkshireman has secured a contract in the Bangladesh Premier … Continue reading

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Durham give Mustard blessing for Bangladesh event

Following his success in Zimbabwe’s domestic Twenty20 tournament, Durham’s Phil Mustard had hoped to feature in the South African equivalent next month. But he could be heading for an event in Bangladesh instead. The inaugural Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) will … Continue reading

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Lancashire’s Aussies take Bangladesh jobs

Two Australian coaches based in the north-west of England will coach Bangladesh after Stuart Law appointed Jason Swift as his assistant. Swift, who is originally from the Hunter Valley in New South Wales, has been working as Lancashire’s performance analyst … Continue reading

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World Cup: Watching Bangladesh beat England

Adrian Phillips is PR-man working for a sponsor at the World Cup. He’s got nine flights in 14 days as he pursues the tournament round India, Sri Lanka and, first, Bangladesh … Monday First trip to the sub-continent and first … Continue reading

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CMJ: Bangladesh win is good for cricket

Although, naturally, I would like to see England do well in this World Cup, it gladdened the heart to see how hard Bangladesh fought to win the victory against Andrew Strauss’s team which keeps alive their own hopes of reaching … Continue reading

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World Cup: It’s all gone Chittagong

It’s been a great World Cup, said a colleague, as England’s match against Bangladesh reached its conclusion. We reckoned it was an exaggeration – England’s matches have been great, the rest not so much.

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