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I’m not another Imran Khan: Bangladesh’s Mashrafe Mortaza

DHAKA: He may be Bangladesh's biggest cricket star, but Mashrafe Mortaza insists he is not another Imran Khan, Pakistan's cricketing superhero-turned-prime minister. Contesting a seat in the national parliament for the ruling Awami League party in the December 30 elections, Mashrafe says he just wants to do more for sports and charity. "To be honest, the level where Imran Khan has reached, people cannot always reach there even if they want to," Mashrafe told AFP in an interview. "My desire is to do something for…

Bangladesh and India will fight today for ticket to Champions Trophy final

BIRMINGHAM: Defending Champion India will play against Bangladesh in the second semi-final of the Champions Trophy here at Edgbaston today. The match will begin at 2:30 pm Pakistan Standard Time (PST). The winning team will play against Pakistan in final of the tournament on Sunday. Pakistan defeating favorites England in the first semi-final at Cardiff booked its seat for final. India topped the table after winning two matches in Group B of the Champions Trophy, while Bangladesh was runner up in Group A of the…

England, Bangladesh to lock horns in Champions Trophy opener today

LONDON: England and Bangladesh will look for a return to form from their top-order batsmen when they lock horns in the Champions Trophy opening match at the Oval on Thursday (today). On Monday, across London at Lord's, England collapsed to 20 for six in five overs -- the worst start in one-day international history -- against the South Africa new-ball duo of Kagiso Rabada and Wayne Parnell. "It certainly was a wake-up call in the fact that you need to be able to adapt in different circumstances," England captain Eoin…

Cricket or War: Bangladesh holds war games ahead of England series

DHAKA: Bangladeshi army commandos abseiled into the national stadium Thursday in a show of strength designed to reassure England's cricketers over their security on the eve of the opening ODI of their controversial tour. More than a dozen commandos scaled down ropes from helicopters hovering over the nets at Dhaka's Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium, which is hosting the first two games in a three-match series beginning on Friday night. The side is being skippered by Jos Buttler after regular one-day captain Eoin Morgan…

Bangladesh hails ‘valiant’ T20 Tigers

BANGALORE: Bangladesh hailed its "valiant" cricketers on Tuesday after a narrow three-wicket loss to giants Australia at the World Twenty20 that all but puts the Tigers out of the tournament.