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Day: January 4, 2015

BCB announces Cricket World Cup squad
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BCB announces Cricket World Cup squad

  Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) today declared the squad for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 in Australia and New Zealand. BCB President Nazmul Hassan announced the squad at a press conference in the Media Conference Area, SBNCS Media Block (ground floor) at BCB office in capital’s Mirpur. Mashrafe Mortaza has been selected as the captain while Shakib Al Hasan is made the vice-captain of the squad. Left-hand batsman 21-year-old Soumya Sarkar, who played only one One-Day-International against Zimbabwe, has been enrolled into the squad. "We have tried to create a balanced team, thus, we have taken a few all-rounders in," Faruque Ahmed, BCB chief selector, said. The 15-member squad contains: 1. Mashrafe Mortaza (c), 2. Shakib Al Hasan (vc), 3. Tamim Iqbal, 4. Anamul Haque Bijoy, 5...
Khaleda asks 20-party men to defy ban
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Khaleda asks 20-party men to defy ban

  BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia has called upon the leaders and activists of the BNP-led 20-party alliance to defy a police ban on political gatherings and to make their January 5 rally a success. “We don’t obey the government’s ban on political activities ahead of tomorrow’s programme in Dhaka. I’m calling upon you (rank and file) to remain on the streets to ensure our success,” Shawkat Mahmud, an adviser to Khaleda, quoted her as saying.   Shawkat, also president of the pro-BNP faction of Bangladesh Federal Union of Journalists (BFUJ, was speaking to reporters after meeting the BNP chief at her Gulshan office in the afternoon. Earlier, BNP today said they will go ahead with its programmes marking the anniversary of January 5 polls and announced for countrywide protests this even...