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Fortune Barishal signs Afghanistan star Ibrahim Zadran

In anticipation of the forthcoming BPL season, Fortune Barishal has began squad preparation a little sooner. Tamim Iqbal was just added to the roster.

Fortune Ibrahim Zadran has joined Barishal’s squad for the upcoming Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) campaign. Through a Facebook post, Barishal officially announced the hiring of Ibrahim. In the upcoming BPL season, this Afghanistan opener will don Barishal’s jersey.

Fortune Barishal have began the team’s preparation a little earlier in anticipation of the forthcoming BPL season. Tamim Iqbal was just added to the roster. Additionally, Fakhar Zaman, Pakistan’s opener, will play in Barishal’s uniform. Ibrahim Zadran, a different opener, has been added to the lineup this time.

Ibrahim has been in charge of managing Afghanistan’s opening for a very long time. This opener has already represented Afghanistan in all three forms since making his international cricket debut in 2019. In 24 innings of international T20 play, Ibrahim scored 530 runs. His strike rate is 102.71, average is 26.50, and he has two fiftys.

Afghanistan’s cricket squad is captained by cricketer Ibrahim Zadran. Ibrahim Zadran was born on December 12, 2001, making him 22 years old as of 2023. Ibrahim Zadran is a right-handed batter from Khost. 

Ibrahim Zadran has played 5 matches in his Test career so far, during which time he has amassed 362 runs at an average of 36. In his Test career, Ibrahim Zadran has struck 42 fours and 4 sixes. At the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Mirpur, Bangladesh, on June 20, 2023, he played his most recent Test match against Bangladesh, recording 6 runs off 17 balls.

Ibrahim Zadran has played 14 matches in his ODI career so far, during which time he has scored 748 runs at an average of 62. In his ODI career, Ibrahim Zadran has hit 76 fours and 10 sixes. In one of his most recent ODI games, he scored one run off six balls in Chittagong, Bangladesh’s Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, in July 2023.

To date in his T20 career, Ibrahim Zadran has played 24 games and amassed 530 runs at an average of 27. In his T20 career, Ibrahim Zadran has hit 41 fours and 13 sixes. Ibrahim Zadran scored 22 runs off of 27 balls for his team in their most recent T20 match against Bangladesh at the Sylhet International Cricket Stadium in Sylhet, Bangladesh, which took place in July 2023.

With a total of 432 points, Ibrahim Zadran is presently ranked 73rd in the ICC Test batting rankings. With a total of 657 points, he is now ranked 16th in the ICC ODI batting rankings. With a total of 517 points, Ibrahim Zadran holds the 43rd spot in the ICC T20 batting rankings. 

The following BPL season is anticipated to begin in January 2024, while the time has not yet been set in stone. The BPL will be set up following the country’s upcoming national elections, the tournament’s governing body said in a statement. In the middle of February, the final of the biggest T20 tournament in the nation will take place.   

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BPL 2024 Teams, Schedule, and Venues

The 10th season of the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL 2024), a Twenty20 cricket competition run by the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB), will take place in January and February 2024.

The BPL 2024 is set to feature competitive teams including Rangpur Riders, Chattogram Challengers, Comilla Victorians, Minister Group Dhaka, Khulna Tigers, and Sylhet Sunrisers, promising an exciting and action-packed cricket season ahead.

The reigning champions, Comilla Victorians, clinched victory in the previous season of BPL 2023, asserting their dominance on the cricket field. On Thursday, February 16, at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Mirpur, Comilla Victorians won the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) 2023 championship after defeating Sylhet Strikers by a score of 7 wickets. 

The Comilla Victorians secured their victory with a sensational performance, earning themselves a well-deserved reward of 2 Crore BDT. In the climactic final match, Johnson Charles of the Comilla Victorians emerged as the Player of the Match, showcasing a brilliant unbeaten innings of 79 runs off 52 balls and earning a well-earned reward of 5 Lakhs BDT for his exceptional performance. Najmul Hossain Shanto of the Sylhet Strikers was named the Player of the Tournament, earning a remarkable prize of 10 Lakhs BDT for his outstanding cricketing prowess.

Here is the tentative schedule for the upcoming BPL 2024. 

DateTimeMatchesVenue
05-Jan-20242:00 PMChattogram Challengers vs Fortune BarishalDhaka
06-Jan-20246:30 PMKhulna Tigers vs Dhaka DominatorsDhaka
22-Jan-20241:30 PMComilla Victorians vs Sylhet StrikersDhaka
22-Jan-20246:00 PMChattogram Challengers vs Dhaka DominatorsDhaka
24-Jan-20241:30 PMKhulna Tigers vs Sylhet StrikersDhaka
24-Jan-20246:00 PMComilla Victorians vs Fortune BarishalDhaka
25-Jan-20241:30 PMFortune Barishal vs Dhaka DominatorsDhaka
25-Jan-20246:00 PMChattogram Challengers vs Sylhet StrikersDhaka
28-Jan-20242:00 PMKhulna Tigers vs Fortune BarishalChattogram
28-Jan-20246:30 PMSylhet Strikers vs Dhaka DominatorsChattogram
29-Jan-20241:30 PMComilla Victorians vs Chattogram ChallengersChattogram
29-Jan-20246:00 PMFortune Barishal vs Khulna TigersChattogram
31-Jan-20241:30 PMKhulna Tigers vs Chattogram ChallengersChattogram
31-Jan-20246:00 PMFortune Barishal vs Sylhet StrikersChattogram
1-Feb-20241:30 PMDhaka Dominators vs Comilla VictoriansChattogram
1-Feb-20246:00 PMKhulna Tigers vs Fortune BarishalChattogram
3-Feb-20241:30 PMDhaka Dominators vs Sylhet StrikersDhaka
3-Feb-20246:00 PMChattogram Challengers vs Comilla VictoriansDhaka
4-Feb-20242:00 PMFortune Barishal vs Rangpur RidersDhaka
4-Feb-20246:30 PMChattogram Challengers vs Khulna TigersDhaka
7-Feb-20241:30 PMFortune Barishal vs Comilla VictoriansSylhet
7-Feb-20246:00 PMKhulna Tigers vs Sylhet StrikersSylhet
8-Feb-20241:30 PMDhaka Dominators vs Chattogram ChallengersSylhet
8-Feb-20246:00 PMSylhet Sunrisers vs Comilla VictoriansSylhet
9-Feb-20241:30 PMKhulna Tigers vs Dhaka DominatorsSylhet
9-Feb-20246:00 PMFortune Barishal vs Rangpur RidersSylhet
11-Feb-20242:00 PMComilla Victorians vs Khulna TigersDhaka
11-Feb-20246:30 PMFortune Barishal vs Dhaka DominatorsDhaka
12-Feb-20241:30 PMChattogram Challengers vs Sylhet StrikersDhaka
12-Feb-20246:00 PMComilla Victorians vs Dhaka DominatorsDhaka
14-Feb-20241:30 PMEliminatorDhaka
14-Feb-20246:00 PM1st QualifierDhaka
16-Feb-20246:00 PM2nd QualifierDhaka
18-Feb-20246:00 PMBPL T20 Final Match 2023Dhaka

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bpl news – baji999 com – Dhaka Dominators vs Fortune Barishal: Who will win? What’s your prediction?

The Bangladesh Premier League is at its business end of proceedings as teams at the bottom half of the table face do-or-die situations in order to make the top four, while teams at the top half look to consolidate their positions eyeing the Qualifiers.


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With such contrasting realities, Nasir Hossain’s Dhaka Dominators, who are languishing at the bottom with two wins out of eight matches, will take on one of the most likely candidates to take hold of the Qualifier positions, Shakib Al Hasan-led Fortune Barishal.

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Dhaka got their campaign off to a wonderful start with a six-wicket win over Khulna Tigers but since then had to endure a horrific run of results as they lost the next six matches.

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However, they have shown signs of life with another win over Khulna in their latest encounter but will have to play out of their skin in order to upset a marauding Barishal.

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Captain Nasir has been Dhaka’s top performer with both bat and ball and had help from speedster Taskin Ahmed but underwhelming efforts from their batters and a lacklustre display from their foreign recruits have somewhat put a rope on their potential progression.

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On the other end of the table, Shakib has led from the front, this time predominantly with the bat and match-winning performances from their foreign inclusions have boosted their strength and made them one of the frontrunners in the tournament so far.  

When: 1:30 pm, January 30, Monday

Where: Sylhet international cricket Stadium, Sylhet

Reverse fixture: Fortune Barishal won by 13 runs 

Probable XI
Dhaka Dominators: Soumya Sarker, Mizanur Rahman, Usman Ghani, Mohammad Mithun (wk), Nasir Hossain (c), Muktar Ali, Ariful Haque, Taskin Ahmed, Amir Hamza, Al-Amin Hossain, Salman Irshad 

Fortune Barishal: Anamul Haque (wk), Saif Hassan, Shakib Al Hasan (c), Mahmudullah Riyad, Chaturanga de Silva, Iftikhar Ahmed, Salman Hossain, Karim Janat, Mohammad Wasim Jr 

Players to watch 
Nasir Hossain (Dhaka Dominators)

Matches: 8
Runs: 291
Strike-rate: 125.97
Wickets: 11
Economy rate: 7.23

Shakib Al Hasan (Fortune Barishal)
Matches: 8
Runs: 306
Strike-rate: 186.58
Wickets: 4
Economy rate: 6.62

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bpl scores – baji999 com – Toyam Sports Limited one of the official ‘Associate Sponsor’ for the 2023 Bangladesh Premier League

Toyam Sports Limited (TSL) is pleased to announce that the company, through its soon-to-be subsidiary Pacific Star Sports Services LLC, has signed on as the official ‘Associate Sponsor’ for the 9th season of the 2023 Bangladesh Premier League, also known as the BPL 9, organised by the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB).

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New Delhi [India], January 18 (ANI/PNN): Toyam Sports Limited (TSL) is pleased to announce that the company, through its soon-to-be subsidiary Pacific Star Sports Services LLC, has signed on as the official ‘Associate Sponsor’ for the 9th season of the 2023 Bangladesh Premier League, also known as the BPL 9, organised by the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB).

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The event, which has kicked off from 5th of Jan and will continue till 16th of Feb 2023, will see a total of 7 teams playing 46 games with each other. The 7 teams are Chattogram Challengers, Comilla Victorians, Dhaka Dominators, Fortune Barishal, Khulna Tigers, Rangpur Riders & Sylhet Strikers. The BPL 9 matches conducted will have a viewing capacity of 64,500 spectators, across 3 venues in Bangladesh. Apart from this, the Live streaming of every game in BPL 9 will be accessible on Fancode and the Daraz App.

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In Bangladesh, the viewers will have the chance to register for GTV and Maashranga TV and watch the live broadcast of the BPL 2023. In India, cricket fans can watch all the matches of BPL 2023 live on Sony Liv, Max, and Ten.

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Mohamedali Budhwani (CMD TSL) commented “With this development, we are not only set to deepen our relationship with the Bangladesh Cricket Board, but to increase our international footprints.

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It was only last month that we had become the ‘Title Sponsor’ of the Bangladesh – India ODI Series, which found a lot of interest from cricket fans around the globe.” Like India, Cricket is the most popular sport in Bangladesh and this development helps TSL build global visibility. With the matches being streamed digitally in India, on popular sports channels like Sonly Liv, Max and Ten, TSL hopes to gain popularity amongst the huge sporting fan base of the country.

We remain committed to popularise sports and help build platforms for deserving athletes to showcase their talent. We will continue our efforts in this direction. Even if we maintain the momentum that we have managed to create in the last few months, TSL could soon become a household name in the coming year, in India, in the world of Cricket. I won’t hesitate to reiterate that we promise more action going ahead, not only in the cricket vertical but also other areas.”

Toyam Sports Limited (TSL) is a publicly (BSE & MSEI) listed company, run passionately by sports enthusiasts, engaged in sports production, promotion and management. On the Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) space, TSL successfully conducted the ‘Kumite-1 League’, in the presence of legendary Mike Tyson, and will be soon showcasing the league’s vision through its ‘1st of its kind’ reality TV show, ‘Kumite-1 Warrior Hunt’. TSL has also established its foothold in the Cricket business. TSL will soon own a majority stake in Rajwada Cricket League and Pacific Star Sports Services LLC, courtesy which it has league rights in countries like Kenya, Mauritius and Greece across formats like T10 and T20, domestically and internationally. Additionally, TSL is on course to establish its international footprints after being associated with Africa Cup T20, Tanzania Cricket Premier League, Cricket Kenya, Oman Cricket Academy & India-Bangladesh ODI series in various capacities. TSL also aims to address athlete mental wellbeing via its stake ownership in Bhakti World Radio.

This story is provided by PNN. ANI will not be responsible in any way for the content of this article. (ANI/PNN)

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bpl scores – BPL 2023: Shakib among players fined for arguing with umpires

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Former Bangladesh captain Shakib al Hasan, currently playing in Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) 2023, was fined 15% of his match fees for arguing with umpires during a game

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between Fortune Barishal and Rangpur Riders.

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 Nurul Hasan and Anamul Haque were also fined for disobeying the umpire’s instructions and showing dissent, respectively, under Article 2.4 of the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) Code of Conduct. 

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The incident occurred when Hasan, who was not playing in the game, instructed a teammate to take a strike, which led to a change in the opposing team’s bowling strategy and resulted in an argument between Hasan and the opposing captain and umpires. 

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All three players accepted the fines and one demerit point to their disciplinary record proposed by the match referee.

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bpl match – BPL 2023: Match 9, CCH vs FBA Match Prediction – Who will win today’s BPL match between CCH vs FBA?

Both Chattogram Challengers and Fortune Barishal have won one match each.

After losing their first game of the Bangladesh Premier League season, Chattogram Challengers (CCH) registered an important win in the previous match against Khulna Tigers and are set to host Fortune Barishal (FBA) on January 13 at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chattogram. The Barishal-based side, on the other hand, managed to win their last match against Rangpur Riders and will eye for a win to improve their standing in the league.

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Their batting has been marvellous so far this season with the middle-order delivering on a consistent basis. Afghanistan batter Ibrahim Zadran scored a brilliant half-century in the last match (52 off 41) while Mehidy Hasan Miraz accompanied him in the middle, scoring 43 off 29. Iftikhar Ahmed (25* off 18) and Karim Janat (21* off 14) too played their part as the team won their first match of the season by six wickets.

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When it comes to their bowling, they have plenty of options and thus the captain can try various things. They conceded more than 190 runs in the first match but managed to restrict the Riders to 160 and that is a massive positive. Chaturanga de Silva and Miraz notched two wickets in the last match while Shakib, Ebadot Hossain and Janat picked one each.

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Coming back to the Challengers, the Shuvagata Hom-led side completely dominated Khulna Tigers in the last match. Opener Usman Khan scored a scintillating century (103* off 58) while his partner Max O’Dowd scored 58 off 50. Courtesy of their blistering partnership, Chattogram chased the target with ease. Coming to their bowling performance, two of their bowlers conceded more than 11 runs per over in the previous match and overall, there is a lot of room for improvement.

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Match Details:

Venue: Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chattogram

Date & Time: January 13, 1:30 PM IST

Telecast & Live Streaming: FanCode

Pitch Report

The surface at Chattogram will help the batters settle well and take advantage of the conditions. The team winning the toss might elect to bowl first and anything above 165 can be considered to be a good total.

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Probable Playing XIs for CCH vs FBA

Chattogram Challengers (CCH):

Max O’Dowd, Irfan Sukkur(w), Shuvagata Hom(c), Afif Hossain, Usman Khan, Unmukt Chand, Vijayakanth Viyaskanth, Mrittunjoy Chowdhury, Abu Jayed, Ziaur Rahman, Mehedi Hasan Rana

Fortune Barishal (FBA):

Chaturanga de Silva, Anamul Haque(w), Iftikhar Ahmed, Shakib Al Hasan(c), Mahmudullah, Ibrahim Zadran, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Karim Janat, Kamrul Islam, Ebadot Hossain, Khaled Ahmed

Probable Best Performers from CCH vs FBA:

Probable best batter: Usman Khan

The opener was sensational in the previous match. Batting at a strike rate of 177.59, Usman Khan scored 103* off 58 deliveries. If the 27-year-old continues to bat in a similar fashion, he can be the main difference in the match against Fortune Barishal.

Probable best bowler: Chaturanga de Silva

The 32-year-old all-rounder picked up three wickets from two matches so far in the tournament. Even though he hasn’t been very dangerous with the ball, the Galle-born cricketer can give crucial breakthroughs to help his team.

Disclaimer: This prediction is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While making your prediction, consider the points mentioned, and make your own decision.
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bpl news – A need for growing T20 bowling skills

It was Fortune Barishal skipper Shakib Al Hasan who said that bowlers have not quite turned up at the ninth edition of the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL), especially during night fixtures where pitches offered big scores.

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As a format, the T20 mindset and culture is still in its primary period. The lack of T20s in the domestic circuit, except the BPL, has been brought up as a key reason for why it is more difficult to bring up players ready for the format.

The batters have found some rhythm and a few bowlers have shown their mettle so far, but as the Chattogram phase begins on Friday – with Chattogram Challengers taking on Fortune Barishal in the day’s opening fixture – the onus will be on the bowlers to respond in kind on wickets where runs are expected.

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Barishal’s Ebadot Hossain talked about the same need for improvement. Although he referred to the quicks, spinners need to get on their game too.

“Chattogram’s wickets are always batting-friendly. The fast bowlers need to improve their skill and bowl intelligently. Given that wickets are friendly for batters, the pacers with more skill will do better compared to others,” Ebadot said while talking to reporters at Chattogram yesterday.

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The national team pacer was not just talking about BPL success. He himself was at the receiving end of a bitter end to Bangladesh’s Asia Cup campaign last year, when he bagged crucial wickets but Sri Lanka targeted him at the death and took him for runs to seize the game away from the Tigers. With ICC wickets providing sporting surfaces at the very least, it is the need of the hour to get accustomed to bowling on batting-friendly surfaces.India recently scored over 400 runs in the third ODI in Chattogram but the Bangladesh bowlers can take valuable lessons from the experience.

Sylhet Strikers skipper Mashrafe Bin Mortaza is the leading wicket-taker with seven wickets in this BPL alongside Al Amin Hossain. Mashrafe has brought his experience and new-ball bowling skills and has not been hit for too many runs. Al Amin though suffered, conceding an economy rate of over nine. Sylhet’s other pace duo Rejaur Rahman Raja and Mohammad Amir are second on the list with six wickets. The freedom to express themselves has not only allowed batters but also the bowlers of Sylhet to shine.

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“Raja bagged four wickets in the first game of the Dhaka phase. Everyone said that although the wicket was good, Raja bowled well. Wickets got better and better after that in Dhaka. Chattogram is always good, so if we can do well on these surfaces, it will help in the upcoming World Cup,” said Ebadot.

When batters were able to show superiority, bowlers were not often on the mark. The yorkers have not come through while slower deliveries have been picked off when the surface has not held up slightly.

“You have to be accurate with your yorkers and slowers,” he reminded, with death-bowling still a headache for the national side.

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Ebadot said he has been working with his Bangladesh teammate and Comilla Victorians pacer Mustafizur Rahman to develop his cutters.

“My strength is to bowl fast and I have the yorker going for me. Along with that I am working on cutters and their accuracy. Mustafizur is good at cutters and I was learning from him. He changed the grip of my slower bouncers and it helped me,” he said.

Working as a unit always works for pacers. Ebadot has Khaled Ahmed in his side. If the pacers can get their execution right in these BPL tracks, it will be the best thing for the national team.

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bpl schedule – Shakib finds some positives in BPL at last

“Everything is on a break,” Bangladesh’s Test and T20I skipper Shakib Al Hasan said when asked about his reaction to umpiring in the BPL at an event organised by Yamaha, only a day after he had made headlines for getting into the field of play before his side Fortune Barishal’s innings.

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The all-rounder has already made headlines for his criticism of the BPL since the ninth edition of the tournament began, stating he could do a better job than the current organisers if he were CEO. At another commercial event a little later, he said it would be better to be board president than CEO.

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Shakib accepted the fine for a level 1 breach of the BCB’s code of conduct for entering the field, but it remains to be seen whether the all-rounder has had enough of going after the BPL’s organisation.

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Despite the shortcomings of the BPL this time around, Shakib found some positives from a cricketer’s perspective, not getting into the logistical challenges left unmet. Yet, he reminded of difficulty playing T20s in Mirpur.

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“The pitch is very good this year. Getting such pitches in Mirpur is unexpected. You have to credit the curator for that. That’s why runs are being scored and games are going well. It’s exciting,” Shakib said.

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While the night games have produced runs, it still remains a bit difficult during the afternoon games for batters. A few local batters, a majority from the Sylhet Strikers, have started the BPL on the right foot.

“[Nazmul Hossain] Shanto, Towhid Hridoy and Zakir [Hasan] have done well. The best thing is that local batters are doing well and the pitch deserves credit,” he said.

However, Shakib also pointed out that local bowlers are yet to really make a case for themselves. “Bowlers are not doing well. We have to learn how to bowl on these pitches now,” he said.

While any fiery remarks have been put on hold, when the action takes to the field at Chattogram, it remains to be seen whether Shakib will go from ‘break’ to action again.

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bpl team – Mashrafe sees silver lining amidst lacklustre BPL

Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) newcomers Sylhet Strikers are in terrific form. In the first five days of BPL9, Sylhet had four matches scheduled, all of which they won.

Naturally, skipper Mashrafe Bin Mortaza’s leadership is being praised after such sparkling performance of the team.

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However, after Sylhet’s win over Dhaka Dominators on Tuesday, Mashrafe credited the entire team for the brilliant start to their maiden season.

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“Everyone in the team has been trying hard from the get-go. You never know what will happen on the field. We are trying to do right things off the field in hopes that our efforts will reflect on the field. It’s not just about me, it’s about the entire team,” Mashrafe told the media on Tuesday.

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Franchises from Sylhet have never fared well at the BPL. In the second edition, Sylhet Royals had made it to the semifinal, which remains the highest success for a team from the region.

This year, Sylhet roped in Mashrafe as a direct signing before the players’ draft and then assembled a team around him.

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Sylhet began their campaign with an eight-wicket win over Chattogram Challengers, followed it up by a six-wicket win over Fortune Barishal, a five-wicket win over Comilla Victorians and a 62-run victory over Dhaka Dominators.

Four wins in as many games have placed Sylhet at the top of the points-table with eight points.

Meanwhile, the first phase of BPL9 at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Dhaka ended on Tuesday. The teams are now in Chattogram for the second leg which will begin on 13 January.

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The ninth edition of the tournament has been criticised for its mismanagement, poor umpiring and a lack of star power. However, Mashrafe sees a silver lining amidst all of this as according to the pacer the pitches at the SBNS during the first leg were ideal for T20 cricket, something which was not seen in earlier editions of the league.

“When the wicket is good, playing good cricket becomes easier. The wickets I saw here (SBNS), were excellent. In wickets like these, we can nurture some good cricketers. This is a big positive thing that amidst so much criticism, the action on the ground has been good,” said the 39-year-old pacer.

The group-phase of this year’s BPL does not have the Decision Review System (DRS) technology. Instead, the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) is using Additional Decision Review System (ADRS), a technology that has proven to be mostly ineffective in helping the third umpire make the right decision.

Questions have been raised on the standard of umpiring as well, with multiple players getting into heated arguments with the umpires on the field.

Mashrafe feels that the umpires have to take responsibility to improve the standard of umpiring, “At the end of the day, some questions still remain. But if the umpires can’t improve their standard, it’s their failure. Umpires can be brought in from other countries. But I would say we need to give our umpires a chance. If they can learn something from all of this, then it would be good.”

“There will be some wrong decisions, that’s bound to happen as there is no snickometer or hotspot. I think the umpires need to make some brave calls, which we see in foreign league or during international matches. The umpires also need to take some steps to set a higher standard.”

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bpl match – Shakib, Nurul, Anamul fined for misconduct

Fortune Barishal captain Shakib Al Hasan, opener Anamul Haque and Rangpur Riders captain Nurul Hasan were fined 15 per cent of their match fees each for their misconduct during their Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) match at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Dhaka on Tuesday.

Shakib and Nurul were fined for their part in the drama over who will take first strike for Barishal during their chase and which bowler would open the attack for Rangpur.

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Anamul, on the other hand, was penalised for arguing with the on-field umpire after the third umpire upheld the original lbw decision taken against him, which he believed was wrong.

The players accepted that their behaviour was out of line and accepted the misconduct charges laid on them by match referee Akhtar Ahmad.

The first incident occurred at the start of Barishal’s 159-run chase against Rangpur.

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Left-arm spinner Rakibul Hasan was set to open the attack for Rangpur and Barishal’s Chaturanga de Silva was ready to take first strike.

But seeing the left-hander Chaturanga on strike, Rangpur skipper Nurul took the ball from Rakibul and handed it to right-arm off-spinner Mahedi Hasan.

Seeing this change of bowlers, Barishal openers also swapped places, with right-hander Anamul Haque going to the striker’s end.

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After that, Rangpur once again gave the ball to Rakibul to open the attack.

Rangpur’s insistence to bowl a left-arm bowler against a right-hander or a right-arm bowler against a left-hander and Barishal’s intention to avoid that anyhow caused all the trouble.

When this drama was taking place at the middle, Shakib stormed in from the dugout and went straight to square leg umpire Gazi Sohel.

As per the rules, Shakib is not allowed to come into the field like that. But that didn’t stop the Barishal captain from getting into a confrontation with the umpire.

The argument continued for around five more minutes. Once Shakib left the field, left-handed Chaturanga took first strike against left-arm spinner Rakibul. In the same over, Chaturanga was dismissed by Rakibul.

The second incident occurred in the fourth over of the chase.

Anamul was hit on the pads and given lbw. But the opener claimed he touched the ball with his bat and reviewed the decision.

The third umpire used the much debated Additional Decision Review System (ADRS) to review the decision and chose to uphold the umpire’s call.

Anamul was infuriated by the decision and hung around to let his displeasure known to the umpires before finally leaving the field furious.

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