The decision to rebuild Bangladesh team for the next World Cup had convinced me to step down, avers Mashrafe Mortaza. File / Agence France-Presse
A two-year ban was imposed on Bangladesh captain and star all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan on Tuesday from all cricket activities, with one year suspended, the International Cricket Council (ICC) announced.
Ban came after Shakib accepted three charges of breaching the ICC Anti-Corruption Code.
Wicketkeeper-batsman Mushfiqur Rahim scored a brilliant half-century as Bangladesh registered their first ever T20I victory over India here on Sunday. In what was the 1000th
India, who won the previous match for an unbeatable 3-1 lead in the five-match series, lost regular wickets after being put into bat first before Shreyas Iyer smashed 53 off 37 balls to lift the total in Bengaluru.
The tournament, held on Saturday, saw enthusiastic participation from international and local teams, including delegates from the Islamabad Polo Club, Pakistan.
The hosting right of the 2026 XIII FIP World Championship was awarded to UAE on Saturday. The announcement was made during a general assembly meeting of the Federation of International Polo (FIP) taking place in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
“This is such a lovely tournament for me as I won here two years ago, and that gave me that confidence and belief to go ahead in my career as a tennis player. I now find myself as someone who is capable of doing much better on the WTA Tour,” she said.