Sports Special

Sports Special

Comilla unwilling to stay in next BPL without revenue sharing

Bangladesh Premier League’s (BPL) planning and professionalism have often come under scrutiny due to the lack of structure. Comilla Victorians are the most-successful franchise in BPL history and organise themselves better than most in building a star-studded BPL team. Their success is reflected in the way the franchise run their business model but the franchise also has problems with the financial model the BPL is run with. Comilla Victorians owner Nafisa Kamal discussed whether BPL has been a profitable venture, the problems with the tournament’s branding, Comilla Victorians’ brand value, wishing for women’s franchise cricket and most importantly the fact that the owner feels the franchise may not continue in next BPL due to the absence of revenue-sharing model.

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‘Plucking U19 players directly for national team not ideal’

The Asian Champions Bangladesh Under-19 team will soon fly to South Africa in pursuit of their second ICC Under-19 World Cup, which begins on January 19. The Daily Star’s Mazhar Uddin caught up with Bangladesh Cricket Board’s game development committee chairman Khaled Mahmud Sujon where he spoke about his expectations from the upcoming event and about preparing future stars in an exclusive interview.

2w ago

Bangladesh’s U-19 obsession and its consequence

Which of these two countries are more successful in age-level cricket, India or Bangladesh?

2w ago

Interview: Nigar Sultana Joty / 'Women deserve same respect as men in sports'

Bangladesh scaled to many new heights in women's cricket in 2023 and the person who led them in this ascend from the front was captain Nigar Sultana Jyoti. As a new year begins with new possibilities and challenges, The Daily Star's Ekush Tapadar spoke with Jyoti, where she spoke about the remarkable 2023 and what she hopes to achieve in 2024.

2w ago

Sporadic successes in a year of gloom

The disappointments in other sports could’ve been swept under the rug had the men’s cricket team performed up to expectations.

3w ago

Kashmiri students arrested for celebrating India's World Cup loss get bail

An Indian court has granted bail to seven Kashmiri students who were arrested under anti-terror laws for allegedly celebrating Australia's victory over India in the men's Cricket World Cup final last month, a lawyer said on Sunday.

Cummins will remember ‘quiet as library’ Ahmedabad crowd in deathbed

In an interview with Australian newspaper The Age, the pacer was asked what moment he would remember in his deathbed.

Akram blames ‘battle of words’ for World Cup disaster

“The truth is that many people here are more interested in winning the battle of words. That’s why we as a nation didn’t perform well,” Akram said

Disney says 518 mln Indian users watched cricket World Cup on TV

A record 518 million Indian viewers watched the recently concluded men's cricket World Cup matches on Walt Disney-owned television channels during the 48-day event, the entertainment firm said on Thursday.

Shami tells ex-Pakistan players to ‘mend their ways’

"You are continuing to create controversy by saying that they (Indian bowlers) are getting a different colour ball, different company’s ball. Please, mend your ways.”

Record 1.25 million fans attended World Cup 2023, says ICC

ICC Head of Events Chris Tetley said the one-day international (ODI) tournament had been a "great success."

Five risky calls that won Australia a World Cup

Cricket Australia took a deep dive into Australia’s World Cup campaign in India and pointed out the five biggest risks the world champions took in the tournament-

How keeping a cool Head paid off

“It's a lot better than seeing the World Cup on the couch at home,” said Travis Head as a smile crept across his face.

India the ‘real chokers’?

Cricket-obsessed India was left grappling for answers Monday after the team's devastating defeat to Australia in the final of their home World Cup extended a drought in global tournaments.

World Cup thrills cannot erase future ODI concerns

The issue of what happens to ODIs between World Cups remains to be discussed. Prior to this edition, incoming MCC president Mark Nicholas called for all ODIs between World Cups to be scrapped.

Ponting hails 'almost faultless' captaincy of Cummins

"I think that's been almost faultless, to be honest,” Ponting told Sky Sports after the match.

Six Indians, two Aussies in ICC's team of the tournament

Leading run scorer Virat Kohli — who was named player of the tournament — captain Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Ravindra Jadeja, Jasprit Bumrah and top wicket-taker Mohammed Shami were all included in the team.

It’s tough to watch boys like this: Dravid

“It’s tough to watch boys like this,” Dravid told the media after his team’s heartbreaking six-wicket loss to Australia in the final.

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