Bangladesh

The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has opted to take control of the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) after a dispute with six of the seven owners of the domestic Twenty20 competition’s franchises.

The South Asian Football Federation has awarded hosting rights for the 2017 edition of its SAFF Championship to Bangladesh, while the country is also set to stage a new club competition.

The International Cricket Council (ICC) has stressed that security at this month’s U19 World Cup in Bangladesh is of the required standard after Cricket Australia today (Tuesday) withdrew its national team from the event because of concerns over the safety of its squad.

Bangladesh has been confirmed as the host nation of the 2016 Asia Cup, with the national team cricket tournament set to switch to Twenty20 format for the first time.

Six countries will host Hockey World League Round 2 events in early 2017, the International Hockey Federation (FIH) has announced.

The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has said it is hopeful of resurrecting its Bangladesh Premier League Twenty20 competition for a third edition later this year.

International Cricket Council (ICC) president Mustafa Kamal has resigned from his position as the fallout from his public criticism of umpiring decisions in the recent World Cup quarter-final match between India and his native Bangladesh continues.

Mohammad Ashraful will be able to resume playing competitive cricket in 2016 after the former Bangladesh captain had his suspension for match-fixing in the Bangladesh Premier League Twenty20 competition reduced on appeal.

Former Bangladesh cricket captain Mohammad Ashraful has been banned from the sport for eight years after he was found guilty of involvement in match-fixing in the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) Twenty20 club competition last year.

The Bangladeshi government has requested that businesses, shopping malls and markets close after 8pm local time in a bid to avoid power outages during the country’s staging of the World Twenty20 cricket tournament.

The Asian Cricket Council (ACC) has confirmed that the 2014 Asia Cup national team cricket tournament will take place in Bangladesh despite widespread civil unrest in the country.

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) national governing body has stalled on committing to send its national team to Bangladesh for two events amid security concerns.

The International Cricket Council (ICC) has extended Bangladesh’s stadia completion deadline for its hosting of next year’s ICC World Twenty20 tournament.

Bangladesh batsman and former captain Mohammad Ashraful has admitted to fixing cricket games and has asked for forgiveness after the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) suspended him.

Bangladeshi financial institution Prime Bank has signed up as title sponsor of the second season of the country’s Twenty20 cricket competition the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL).

The Sahara Group is poised to extend its cricket backing by becoming the new main sponsor of the Bangladesh national team.

The International Cricket Council yesterday awarded the next two World Twenty20 tournaments in 2012 and 2014 to Sri Lanka and Bangladesh respectively. England was awarded the 2013 Champions Trophy, nine years after they last staged the event.

The International Cricket Council and the organising committee for the 2011 Cricket World Cup have issued a call for companies interested in becoming the official marketing, advertising and media operations agency for the event.

ESPN Star Sports (ESS), the Asian arm of the international sports broadcaster, has held on to its media rights for the English Premier League in Asia, agreeing deals covering 18 markets until 2013.

Global sports marketing and production company, Nimbus Sport International, agreed a $56.88 million deal with the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) for TV and marketing rights until 2012.

Dubai-based IT services company netlinkblue acquired international rights to stream IPL matches live on the internet and mobile phones in a 10-year deal believed to be worth nearly $50 million.

ESPN STAR Sports extended its agreement with the FA Premier League (FAPL) to deliver the live and exclusive broadcast of the Premier League for the Indian subcontinent until 2010.

The Bangladesh government approved the Bangladesh Cricket Board’s record $56 million TV rights agreement with a Singapore-based Nimbus Sports International.

Ali Asghar, president of the Bangladesh Cricket Board resigned after a disagreement with the government.

The 2011 Cricket World Cup final will be held in a brand new stadium in the Indian capital, Delhi.

Cricket world governing body the ICC has awarded the 2011 Cricket World Cup to the joint Asian bid of Bangladesh, India, Sri Lanka and Pakistan.

The ICC Board has adopted a new six-year Future Tours Program, approved a shorter format for ICC Champions Trophy tournament and agreed to introduce Twenty20 World Championship events.

FIFA's Tsunami Task Force has approved six projects in Indonesia, Maldives and Sri Lanka worth $1.48million.

Nimbus Sport has agreed another three television deals, with ARY Digital, GEO TV and StarHub.

The International Cricket Council (ICC) has received bids from 15 member boards for its package of events from 2007 to 2015.

Australia and New Zealand have announced a joint bid to host the 2011 Cricket World Cup.

Nimbus Sport has reached agreement with leading broadcast platforms in the USA, Canada, Carribean, UK and the Middle East for live television coverage of Indian cricket.

The Asia Cup one-day cricket tournament to be hosted by Pakistan will not now take place until September 2007.