BAF evacuates 49 Bangladeshis from Nepal

Bangladesh Air Force has evacuated 49 Bangladeshis including a 25-member Bangladesh football team from the earthquake affected Nepalese capital Kathmandu on Sunday night. On arrival with a BAF transport craft at Base Bangabandhu at Kurmitola, the returned passengers — some of them were holidaymakers and some were travelling for official purpose — said that now they

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Relief as U-14 girls return from Nepal

Bangladesh Under-14 Girls’ football team returned home safely from earthquake-hit Nepal on Sunday by a special flight of Bangladesh Air Force. Bangladesh team was scheduled to play hosts Nepal in the final of the AFC Under-14 Girls’ Regional Championship at Dasarath Stadium of Kathmandu on Saturday. But the game was suspended due to earthshaking disaster four hours before

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Ansar & VDP win Pioneer League title

Bangladesh Ansar & VDP came from behind to beat Tangail Football Academy 3-2 to clinch the title of Pioneer Football League at the Bangabandhu National Stadium on Sunday. All five goals were scored in the second period of the game, thanks to Shamim, Rayhan and Jewel scoring one goal each for the victors after Arif and Joy Bardhan gave a 2-0 lead to the Tangail Football Academy.

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Tigers pile on Pak miseries

Bangladesh filed more misery on visiting Pakistan after a clean sweep in one-day international series, inflicting a seven-wicket defeat on the visitors in the lone Twenty20 International in Dhaka on Friday. Sakib al Hasan and Sabbir Rahman slammed unbeaten half-centuries as the Tigers showed their batting depth to race to 143-3 in just 16.2 overs to post their maiden win

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Tigers show batting depth

Bangladesh’s batting depth comes into light as they followed their one-day international series clean sweep to break their Twenty20 duck against Pakistan on Friday. Unlike the one-day series, the openers failed to provide them a sparkling start and Mushfiqur Rahim also showed rare failure but it could not prevent the Tigers from posting another dominant win. After restricting

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Shahid gets surprise Test call-up

Selectors sprung few surprises on Friday when they included uncapped paceman Mohammad Shahid and retained out-of-form Imrul Kayes in Bangladesh’s 14-man squad for two match Test series against Pakistan. Shahid joined Liton Kumar Das and Soumya Sarkar as three uncapped player in the Test squad, which is strikingly different from the one-day and Twenty20 squad that

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Prime make a flying start at BCL

Prime Bank South Zone got off to a flying start in the Bangladesh Cricket League as they won by 216 runs against BCB North Zone in the first match at Fatullah on Friday. Prime skipper Abdur Razzak mesmerised the opposition with a brilliant spell of 6-69 as BCB outfit were all-out in their second innings for just 167 while chasing 384 to win. Sohag Gazi gave him good support

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Walson quadruple stuns Muktis

A sublime quadruple from Haitian forward Augustine Walson gave Brothers Union a dazzling 5-2 win over Muktijoddha Sangsad Krira Chakra in the Bangladesh Premier League at the Bangabandhu National Stadium on Friday. While in the second match of the day, two dying moment goals from Zahid Hossain and Zahid Hasan Ameli gave Sheikh Russell Krira Chakra

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BD girls reach AFC U-14 final

Bangladesh Under-14 women’s team reached to the AFC U-14 Girls Regional Championship final with a 2-0 win against Iran in the second semifinal at the Dasarath Stadium in Kathmandu in Nepal on Friday. Krishna Rani put Bangladesh ahead in the 23rd minute before Marzia sealed the victory in the 62nd minute. This was the first time Bangladesh beat Iran at any level

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Mashrafee plays down Twenty20 expectations

The euphoria over the one-day international series sweep is yet to be over, but Bangladesh need to turn their attention quickly in Twenty20 format as they face Pakistan in the one-off series in Mirpur today. The day-night match will start at 6:30pm with Pakistan beginning as somewhat favourites despite a 0-3 mauling in the just-concluded one-day series.

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Pakistan seek T20 solace

Pakistan will look to start afresh putting behind the one-day international series nightmare when they take on Bangladesh in a one-off Twenty20 International match in Mirpur today. Shahid Afridi will lead a relatively experienced side with the return of himself, Sohail Tanvir and Ahmed Shehzad, who he believes can turn their fortune in their favourite format.

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Jr Tigers take series by 6-1

Bangladesh Under-19 cricket team defeated their South African counterparts by one wicket in the seventh youth one-day international to take the series by 6-1 in Chittagong on Thursday. Set a modest target after bowlers had restricted South Africa Under-19 to 232 runs the junior Tigers won the cliffhanger by one wicket with two balls to spare. Hosts needed 10 runs in the final over

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Anamul closes in on ton

Anamul Haque’s unbeaten 96 in the second innings steered Prime Bank South Zone to 213-2 helping the side stretch their lead over BCB North Zone to 330 runs at close on the third day of the Bangladesh Cricket League match at Fatullah on Thursday. Prime Bank dismissed the BCB outfit for 235 runs after they resumed third day’s play on 161-5 to take a vital 117-run first innings lead.

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Jamal continue winning run

Defending champions Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club came from behind to beat Team BJMC 2-1 sealing their fifth consecutive win in the Bangladesh Premier league at the Bangabandhu National Stadium on Thursday. BJMC took the lead with their captain Samson Iliasu but Jamal’s two in-form foreign forwards, Haitian Wedson Anselme and Nigerian Emeka Darlington, turned

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Tigers complete clean sweep

Soumya Sarkar took the inspiration from Tamim Iqbal to end his long innings drought and hit his maiden century as Bangladesh completed the clean sweep over Pakistan in the three-match one-day International series in Dhaka on Wednesday. Left-handed Soumya smashed an unbeaten 127 guiding the hosts to 251-2 for an eight-wicket win after skipper Azhar Ali’s first one-day

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Mashrafee hails terrific Tigers

Bangladesh skipper Mashrafee bin Murtaza hailed the professional approach of the Tigers that helped them make a comeback after being pushed into a difficult situation in the third one-day international against Pakistan on Wednesday. Pakistan were in a comfortable position reaching 203-2 in 39th over but the Tigers clawed their way back to dismiss them for 250

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Sublime Soumya sinks Pakistan

Tamim Iqbal may have missed the chance of scoring three successive centuries in one-day internationals cricket but his partner Soumya Sarkar seemed to take inspiration from his batting to score his maiden hundred on Wednesday. The 22-year left-hander was credited for bringing a positive air to Bangladesh’s top-order in the recent World Cup but still missed

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Ton-up Azhar shows his worth

Pakistan’s new one-day international skipper Azhar Ali proved his worth when he became the first skipper for his country to hit a one-day century in five years during the third match against Bangladesh in Mirpur on Wednesday. Azhar returned to the team after two years with the responsibility of leading the side and saw the team losing their first two matches

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Liton, Mustafiz in Twenty20 squad

Bangladesh Cricket Board included uncapped Liton Kumar and pace bowler Mustafizur Rahman in their 14-member Twenty20 squad for the lone Twenty20 international against Pakistan, said a BCB press release on Wednesday. Liton, the most consistent run scorer in the domestic circuit was rewarded for his form with the bat while left-arm pace bowler

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Sohag ton gives edge to Prime Bank

Off-spinner Sohag Gazi made a magnificent century to give Prime Bank South Zone an edge over BCB North Zone on the second day of the opening Bangladesh Cricket League four-day match at Fatullah on Wednesday. Resuming the play on 255-8, Prime Bank went to score 352 runs thanks to 108 runs off 113 balls from Sohag, who is looking for a way to make his

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