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Bangladesh’s Shakib seeks break from Tests

DHAKA: Bangladesh's Shakib Al Hasan, the world's leading all-rounder, has requested a six-month break from Test cricket ahead of the upcoming tour of South Africa, the country's board said Monday. Bangladesh are likely to name their squad later Monday for the South Africa tour comprising two Tests, three one-day internationals and two Twenty20 games, starting on September 28. "Shakib has handed a letter to the board, seeking a break from Test cricket," Bangladesh Cricket Board spokesman Jalal Yunus told AFP. "He…

‘Tit-for-Tat’: Pakistan calls off Bangladesh cricket tour

LAHORE: Pakistan has called off its scheduled tour of Bangladesh this year,reportedly after the neighbouring country's repeated refusals to visit Pakistan. Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) said the series has been postponed indefinitely by mutual consent. Pakistan was to play two Tests, three ODIs and a T20I series in Bangladesh in July and August this year. PCB chairman Shaharyar Khan told cricket website ESPNcricinfo, "We had spoken about the possibility of hosting them this year,". "Pakistan have now toured Bangladesh…

Bangladesh player freed in girlfriend snaps case

DHAKA: Bangladeshi cricketer Arafat Sunny was released on bail two months after being charged with posting intimate photos of his girlfriend on social media, his lawyers said Thursday. Police arrested the 30-year-old cricketer in a Dhaka suburb in January after his longtime girlfriend filed a complaint under Bangladesh's strict internet laws. The spinner was accused of opening a fake Facebook account in her name and posting "intimate photos" which she found "offensive and defamatory". “Sunny was released at around…