Royals give Kings the blues

January 29, 2013

Sylhet Royals prevailed over Chittagong Kings by three wickets in a see-saw battle to maintain their unbeaten run in the Bangladesh Premier League in Chittagong on Monday.
The roar of the capacity crowd at the MA Aziz Stadium could not inspire the Kings, inarguably the biggest chokers in the tournament, who threw away another Read more

From refugee camp to match winner

January 29, 2013

Afghan cricketer Mohammad Nabi made the most of his chance to impress the capacity crowd as he put in a match-winning performance in the Bangladesh Premier League against Chittagong Kings on Monday. When the BPL was having a fan-drought Chittagong came as a big exception as the stadium was fullest to the brim much to the delight of the organisers who Read more

Coventry, Tamim set up Duronto win

January 29, 2013

Openers Charles Coventry and Tamim Iqbal set up a four-run victory for Duronto Rajshahi over Barisal Burners to revive their semi-final hopes after three consecutive defeats in the Bangladesh Premier League in Chittagong on Monday.
Coventry lifted the morale of the side with some lusty blows to make 62 from 25 balls Read more

Abahani take solo lead

January 29, 2013

Holders Abahani regained the lead in the Grameenphone Bangladesh Premier League by defeating Feni Soccer Club 3-2 at the Bhasa Shaheed Salam Stadium in Feni as the second leg of the league kicked off after an eight-day gap yesterday. Former champions Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club, who had the chance to snatch the lead later, had to settle for a 0-0 against Read more

Tigers’ Lanka tour dates announced

January 29, 2013

Bangladesh will play two Tests, three one-day internationals and one Twenty20 match on their month-long tour of Sri Lanka in March, the Sri Lankan board announced yesterday.
This is Bangladesh’s first away tour this year. The last time the Tigers went on a complete tour to Sri Lanka was in 2007 when they were whitewashed in both the Test and Read more

BPL braces for another poor spell

January 22, 2013

The hopes of Khulna fans giving the Bangladesh Cricket League a rousing reception suffered a blow when very few people showed their interest in buying tickets for the matches of the tournament.
Just over a month ago the people of the city went mad during the Test and one-day series between Bangladesh and West Indies and the Bangladesh Cricket Board was hoping for a similar Read more

Kings, Riders eye first win

January 22, 2013

After losing their respective first matches, both Rangpur Riders and Chittagong Kings are eager to open their account in the Bangladesh Premier League when they take on each other at the Sheikh Abu Naser Stadium in Khulna today. Kings were shocked in their tournament opener by Duronto Rajshahi when they were handed a two-run defeat in a low-scoring game while Read more

Bangladesh lift SA Basketball title

January 22, 2013

Bangladesh beat Maldives by 69-54 points in the last league match to clinch the South Asian Basketball Championship, their first ever international title, at the Dhanmondi Basketball Gymnasium on Monday.
Mithun Kumar Biswas caged highest 16 points for Bangladesh to maintain his impressive performance that he had throughout the tournament and he was duly adjudged as the most valuable Read more

‘Happy to have contributed’

January 22, 2013

Mithun Kumar Biswas wore a broad grin on his boyish face as his name was announced as the best player of the Citycell 2nd SABA Championship. He celebrated with his teammates for a while and held the small trophy and kissed the medal as photographers thronged. But the smile suddenly disappeared as soon as he was asked the amount of the prize money Read more

Tamim fined for slow over rate

January 22, 2013

Duronto Rajshahi captain Tamim Iqbal became the first cricketer to receive a penalty in the Bangladesh Premier after the match referee fined him Tk 50,000 for maintaining a slow over rate during their match against Sylhet Royals.
Match referee Roquibul Hassan imposed the fine after Duronto were ruled to be two overs Read more

Div I cricket

January 22, 2013

Raihan missed a hundred by three runs but his effort helped Tasin Hasin Cricket Academy secure a comfortable 75-run victory over Bangladesh Boys Club in the First Division Cricket Super League match at BKSP yesterday.
In the day’s other match, Partex Sporting Club defeated Indira Road Krira Chakra by Read more

Niaz now in second

January 22, 2013

GM Niaz Murshed is in the second position of the Chennai Super Kings 5th International Grandmasters Chess Tournament at the close of the ninth round held in Chennai, India yesterday.
Niaz drew with Indian GM MR Lalith Babu in the ninth round to secure seven points and shared the second position along with 10 other players Read more

Long-route bus fare hiked by 7pc

January 21, 2013

The government on Sunday announced a fresh increase in long-route bus fares by seven per cent to adjust the cost of operation after the latest increase in fuel oil prices.
The bus fare hike comes into effect on Tuesday.
Passengers of long-route buses will have to pay Tk 0.10 more for a kilometre from Read more

HC orders police to arrest attacker in 48 hours

January 21, 2013

Acid Attack on Aakhi
HC orders police to arrest attacker in 48 hours
The High Court on Sunday asked the police to arrest in 48 hours Moniruddin, who reportedly threw acid on the girl, an Eden Girls’ College student, he loved after she had refused to marry him.
The bench of Justice AHM Shamsuddin Choudhury and Justice Mahmudul Haque asked the police to explain in 15 days why they should not be directed to arrest Moniruddin who Read more

2nd phase ends with Akheri Munajat

January 21, 2013

The second phase of Bishwa Ijtema concluded Sunday with several million devotees coming from across the country and abroad offering Akheri Munajat or the final prayer.
All roads led to Tongi since early Saturday, with people streaming in on all sorts of transport. Thousands of them had to make it on foot as vehicular movement on the Read more

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