, the world’s leading cricket web site, today signed an agreement with the Bangladesh Cricket Development Foundation (BCDF), appointing CricInfo to host and manage the official web site of the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB). The site will form part of CricInfo’s global network of official web sites at CricInfo now hosts eight of the ten Test-playing countries as well as the ICC and many first-class teams.

Fans of Bangladeshi cricket will be able to enjoy unprecedented coverage of their team, including audio highlights, audio and video commentary from domestic matches, live scorecards, statistics and photographs. Other features will include interactive content and material such as games, fantasy cricket competitions, other contents, quizzes, polls, forums, live chat, reviews and articles.

Saber Hossain Chowdhury MP, President of the Bangladesh Cricket Board said: ‘These are very exciting times for supporters of Bangladesh cricket. Interest is going to be higher than ever in our cricket as well as our national side and hence our desire to reach more people globally than ever before. It is important too that, in an increasingly digital age, followers all over the world of Bangladesh cricket have the best and most accessible internet service available. With CricInfo’s established focus on cricket, we believe they can deliver this.’

CricInfo’s Chief Executive Simon King said: ‘The challenge for CricInfo is to produce a web site that reflects the intense passion found in Bangladesh for cricket. The addition of a new country to the CricInfo network always brings with it a whole range of new features, personalities and challenges. CricInfo and the BCB are looking to build an instant site for Bangladesh cricket worthy of its newly-elevated status and worldwide attention.’

For further information, please contact:

Graham McKechnie
Press Officer, CricInfo Ltd.
Tel: +44 (0)1249 700733