Thursday, 19 July 2018

Tag Archives: Bangladesh

Soumya, Sabbir back in selection spotlight

DHAKA: Bangladesh’s selectors were left with hard decisions to take ahead of Sunday’s squad announcement for the T20Is against Afghanistan in India next month. Most of their selections will be based on the performances in the Nidahas Trophy that was played in Sri Lanka in March. Imrul Kayes, Abu Jayed, ...

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Bangladesh bourse sells stake to China, rejects India bid

DHAKA: Bangladesh’s main stock exchange signed an agreement Monday selling a quarter of the bourse to a Chinese consortium, an official said, formally rejecting a rival bid from regional ally India. Officials from the Shenzhen Stock Exchange and Shanghai Stock Exchange inked the deal to acquire 25 percent of the ...

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Windies to host Bangladesh for T20Is in Florida

ST KITTS: West Indies are set to host Bangladesh for three Twenty20 internationals in August, with the second and third games to be held at the Central Broward Regional Park Stadium in Lauderhill, Florida. St Kitts is likely to be the venue for the first game. A Florida stadium official ...

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Lightning strikes kill dozens across Bangladesh

DHAKA: Dozens of Bangladeshis were killed in lightning strikes as pre-monsoon thunderstorms wreaked havoc across the South Asian country, an official said Thursday. Farmers harvesting rice in open fields made up the majority of victims, Iftekharul Islam, a director at Bangladesh’s disaster management department, told AFP. “In the last 24 ...

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Bangladesh foreign exchange reserves rise to $33.11bn at end-April

DHAKA: Bangladesh’s foreign exchange reserves rose to $33.11 billion at the end of April, $709 million more than one month earlier, the central bank said on Sunday. The reserves were nearly 2 percent higher than one year earlier. They are sufficient to cover about 10 months’ of imports for the ...

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Bangladesh marks 5 years after garment factory collapse

DHAMRAI: A few hundred workers, activists and relatives of victims of a 2013 garment factory collapse in Bangladesh that killed 1,134 people and left thousands injured held a rally Tuesday as the country marked the fifth anniversary of the disaster. Protesters placed flowers at a makeshift monument near the abandoned ...

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Anti-Rohingya Myanmar monk’s Facebook page removed

MYANMAR: Facebook has removed the page of a Myanmar monk once dubbed the “Buddhist Bin Laden” for his incendiary posts about Muslims, the company confirmed, as it faces pressure to clamp down on hate speech. Wirathu, a prominent face of Myanmar’s Buddhist ultra-nationalist movement, had amassed hundreds of thousands of ...

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Mendis drives Sri Lanka to Twenty20 series sweep

SYLHET: Opener Kusal Mendis hit a blazing half-century as Sri Lanka thrashed Bangladesh by 75 runs in the second Twenty20 to complete a 2-0 series sweep. Sri Lanka rode on Mendis ‘ 70 off 42 deliveries to post 210-4 and then bowled out the hosts for 135 in Sylhet. Skipper ...

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After Dhaka now Mirpur pitch rated below average by ICC

MIRPUR: For the second time in as many Tests, pitch preparation in Bangladesh has come under the microscope after another ‘below average’ rating from the International Cricket Council. Dhaka’s Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium has received a ‘below average’ rating from the ICC for the pitch used in the second Test between ...

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