Bangladesh

4:38 AM ET ESPNcricinfo staff Bangladesh will have a strong South African presence in their backroom after Russell Domingo was named head coach for a two-year period on Friday. The 44-year-old pipped Mike Hesson and Mickey Arthur in the race to succeed Steve Rhodes, who parted ways with the BCB after the team finished eighth
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8:06 AM ET Mashrafe Mortaza has asked the BCB for two months to decide when he wants to retire from ODIs, according to board president Nazmul Hassan. On Saturday afternoon, Mashrafe was seen entering Nazmul’s BCB office, for what was probably his first official discussion with the board about his retirement. Other board directors were
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4:58 AM ET Peter Della PennaCricket Close Peter Della Penna is an American cricket journalist who also writes for ESPNcricinfo.com and DreamCricket.com. Since 2010, he has penned the USA entry in the Cricket Round the World section of the Wisden Cricketers’ Almanack.Follow Peter on Twitter @PeterDellaPenna Not even a month removed from the greatest World Cup final,
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8:03 AM ET Tamim Iqbal has requested for a break from cricket. The 30-year old opener had gone to the Bangladesh Cricket Board, seeking some time off in early August and ESPNcricinfo understands that it has now been approved. As a result, he will miss next month’s one-off Test against Afghanistan and the T20I tri-series
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2:44 AM ET Mohammad Isam in Dhaka The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has cranked up its search for the senior team coach, with the side’s next assignment – a one-off Test against Afghanistan – less than a month away. The board’s shortlist includes Mike Hesson, Grant Flower, Paul Farbrace, Russell Domingo and Chandika Hathurusingha, after
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4:42 AM ET Mahela Jayawardene and Tom Moody, head coaches of Khulna Titans and Rangpur Riders, have slammed the constant changes to the Bangladesh Premier League’s rules and regulations. Their criticisms follow the BPL governing council’s announcement of August 4, which said that existing teams require a fresh franchise agreement to be part of the
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© Getty Images Toss Sri Lanka opt to bat v Bangladesh Sri Lanka captain Dimuth Karunaratne elected to bat in the first of three ODIs against Bangladesh. The hosts would want to give Lasith Malinga a winning farewell in his final ODI. Sri Lanka made two changes from their XI that played their final league
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3:00 AM ET Bangladesh 285 for 5 (Mithun 91, Mushfiqur 50, Kumara 2-26) beat Sri Lanka Board President’s XI 282 for 8 (Shanaka 86, Shehan 56, Soumya 2-29, Rubel 2-31) by five wickets Mohammad Mithun and Mushfiqur Rahim steered Bangladesh to a five-wicket win in their only warm-up match against Sri Lanka Board President’s XI
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11:35 PM ET Madushka Balasuriya Lasith Malinga is set to retire from ODIs after the first game of the upcoming three-match series against Bangladesh. This will give Sri Lanka a chance to identify their next line of wicket-taking bowlers, which will be their “biggest problem” going forward, according to captain Dimuth Karunaratne. “Our biggest problem
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10:45 AM ET BCB director Khaled Mahmud is “close” to becoming Bangladesh’s temporary head coach for the upcoming three ODIs against hosts Sri Lanka, according to his colleague Akram Khan, the chairman of the cricket operations committee. Mahmud will replace Steve Rhodes who was removed from the head coach’s position last week through “mutual consent”
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12:28 PM ET Mohammad Isam in London Steve Rhodes‘ term as Bangladesh’s head coach has come to a premature end following the team’s eighth-place finish at the World Cup. Rhodes, who took over in June 2018, was on a two-year contract that was originally set to run until next year’s World T20. The BCB and
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