India tour in doubt as Bangladesh players go on strike Oct 22, 2019 0 116 12345 Dhaka: Bangladesh’s professional cricketers – including several members of the national squad – went on strike Monday to call for better pay and benefits. The protest, announced by national Test and Twenty20 captain Shakib Al Hasan, could also put next month’s tour of India in jeopardy. “Unless our demands are met we will not get involved in any cricketing activities,” said Al Hasan, flanked by former and current national players, at a press conference in Dhaka. “It includes everything -- first-class cricket, national team preparations, (and) international cricket.” The industrial action is significant in cricket-mad Bangladesh, where national players are idolised. (AFP) Pages 123 RELATED ARTICLES Fencing bronze for Qatar at GCC Women’s Games in Kuwait Oct 22, 2019 0 608 Qatar’s Sheikh Fahad knocks out Sorin in Spain Oct 22, 2019 0 228 WorldSBK set for Qatar closer Oct 22, 2019 0 222 India on brink of series sweep, Elgar suffers concussion AFP Ranchi Pace duo Mohammed Shami and Umesh Yadav had India on the brink of a series whitewash after South Africa crumpled while following-on in the third Test, as batsman Dean Elgar was diagnosed with concussion after .. Pakistan drop Sarfraz, Malik from Australia tour Lahore: Pakistan dropped former skipper Sarfaraz Ahmed from the T20 and Test squads for their upcoming Australian tour while Shoaib Malik and Mohd Hafeez were also given the axe in the shorter format. SquadscColor:> ..