Japan loss leaves hosts content with 6th place

October 21, 2017

Bangladesh had to remain content with a sixth-place finish in the 10th Men’s Asia Cup Hockey after suffering a 0-4 defeat against Japan in the fifth-position deciding match at the Maulana Bhashani National Hockey Stadium on Friday. Bangladesh had to play the match in less than 24-hour after their fifth-sixth position play-off match against China, where the home side Read more

Korea join Malaysia in Super-Four

October 17, 2017

Title aspirants Malaysia kept their hundred per cent winning record in the 10th Men’s Asia Cup Hockey when they beat Oman 7-1 in their final Pool B match at the Maulana Bhashani National Hockey Stadium on Monday.
Defending champions South Korea joined them Super-Four from the group thrashing China 4-1 in the day’s second match under floodlights at the same venue. Read more

B’desh’s last chance for redemption

October 15, 2017

After two heavy defeats against giants India and Pakistan, Bangladesh will get their last chance for redemption in the Asia Cup hockey when they will face Japan in their final Pool A match today.
The match will kick-off at 3:00 pm at the Moulana Bhasani National Hockey Stadium.
Pakistan and India both netted seven goals each agains Read more

Clueless hosts suffer another big defeat

October 14, 2017

After a 7-0 drubbing against Pakistan in their opening match, Bangladesh displayed another poor show in the Asia Cup Hockey to suffer a defeat by an identical margin, this time at the hands India, in Dhaka on Friday.
In the other Pool A match at the Moulana Bhasani National Stadium, Japan held Pakistan for a 2-2 draw.
India, the top-ranked side in the tournament and two-time Read more

Hosts suffer before crunch game

October 13, 2017

Bangladesh national hockey team, still smarting from 0-7 defeat in their Asia Cup opening match against Pakistan, left the ground without any training on Thursday ahead of another crunch game against India.
The hosts would face India in their second match today, but the charges of coach Mahbub Harun had to remain satisfied with simple stretching before their toughest Read more

Hosts ready for mighty Pakistan

October 11, 2017

The curtain on the 10th Men’s Asia Cup Hockey rises today with hosts Bangladesh facing mighty Pakistan in the second match of the day under the newly-installed floodlights at the Maulana Bhasani National Hockey Stadium. The match will kick-off at 5:30pm after the opening encounter between India and Japan, which will start at 3:00pm. STAR SPORTS 2 will live telecast Read more

All set for Asia Cup hockey

October 10, 2017

All eight participating teams of the 10th Men’s Asia Cup Hockey hoped to produce their best in the tournament, which is scheduled to get underway at the Maulana Bhashani National Hockey Stadium on Wednesday. Eight teams split into two pools will play in the group stage to settle their rankings for the place-deciding matches. XHosts Bangladesh were drawn in Pool Read more

Coach unhappy with performance

October 9, 2017

Bangladesh beat Japan in Asia Cup warm-up
Bangladesh defeated Japan by 2-1 in their only warm-up match before Asia Cup hockey on Friday, though the performance of the home side in the 40-minute game left their coach Mahbub Harun unhappy.
Milon Hossain put Bangladesh ahead in the fifth minute of the game before Ashraful Islam converted a penalty corner in the 31st minute to double the lead – three minutes Read more

AHF sees no problem in security plan

October 7, 2017

The representative of Asian Hockey Federation on Friday expressed her satisfaction over Bangladesh’s security plan during the forthcoming Asia Cup in Dhaka but insisted that a lot of works was needed to be done to ensure other facilities. Bangladesh will host the tournament from October 11 to 22 featuring eight teams – hosts Bangladesh, India, Pakistan and Japan, Read more

Kabaddi team to play in Nepal tourney

September 19, 2017

Bangladesh national kabaddi team will leave Dhaka today to participate in the International Friendship Men’s Kabaddi Tournament in Kathmandu, Nepal, scheduled to start from September 21.
Bangladesh along with India, Sri Lanka and hosts Nepal will participate in the competition.
National kabaddi team skipper Masud Karim was Read more

Shyamoli wins bronze in Asian Archery

March 25, 2017

Bangladeshi archer Shyamoli Roy managed a bronze medal in the recurve women’s category of the ongoing Asia Cup World Ranking Tournament Stage 1 and World Games 2017 Wroclaw Archery Qualification in Thailand on Friday. Shyamoli was the only archer among 16 Bangladeshi participants to reach the last-four in the recurve individual category Read more

Women’s kabaddi in disarray

September 12, 2016

Bangladesh women’s kabaddi team was left in disarray ahead of fifth Asian Beach Games in Vietnam due to series of irregularities committed by the Bangladesh Kabaddi Federation.
The team is set to play the Games, scheduled from September 24 to October 3, without any coach and a player short because of the ignorance and indifference of the federation. Read more

Bangladesh make flying start in Chess Olympiad

September 4, 2016

Bangladesh got off to a flying start in the 42nd Chess Olympiad as both the men’s and women’s team won in their respective opening round games in Baku, Azerbaijan on Friday.
Bangladesh men’s team thrashed San Marino by 4-0 points with Grand Masters Enamul Hossain Razib, Abdullah Al Rakib, Niaz Murshed and International Read more

Baki maintains his supremacy

September 1, 2016

Abdullah Hel Baki maintained his supremacy in 10-metre air rifle event when the premier Bangladeshi shooter grabbed his fifth consecutive gold medal in the 28 National Shooting Championship in a nail-biting finish on Wednesday. Baki, who represented Bangladesh in the just-concluded Rio Olympic Games, previously won gold medals in Read more

German ‘drug cheat’ eyes Bangladesh role

August 28, 2016

Bangladesh Hockey Federation is all set to interview controversial German coach Oliver Kurtz for the national team, officials said. Kurtz, an Olympic gold medalist, who was once tested positive for taking cocaine, was scheduled to arrive on Saturday with an eye on the job. The Bangladesh Hockey Federation, who has been searching for a head coach for quite Read more

Mezbah hits new low

August 14, 2016

Mezbahuddin Ahmed, the fastest man of Bangladesh, was eliminated from the preliminary stage of the 100-metre sprint event of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games after finishing fourth out of seven participants in the respective heat on Saturday. Mezbah, who clocked 11.34 seconds, ended at 14th place among 21 athletes in the preliminary stage. The 21-year-old sprinter Read more

Siddik starts medal quest

August 11, 2016

Golfer Siddikur Rahman, the first ever Bangladeshi to directly qualify for the Olympic Games, will begin his mission today as the golf returns to the world’s biggest sports meet for the first time in 112 years.
The first round of the competition at the Olympic Golf Course in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil will start at 4:30pm Bangladesh Standard Time. When several top golfers Read more

Baki’s promise proved futile

August 9, 2016

Shooter Abdullah Hel Baki became 25th among 50 participants in the 10metre Air Rifle of Olympic Games and was ruled out from the qualification round at the Olympic Shooting Center on Monday. Baki scored a total of 621.2, less than his best ever of 624.8 that he scored in the ISSF World Cup in Germany, May this year. Baki, who was given many opportunities Read more

Baki’s Olympics starts today

August 8, 2016

Bangladesh shooter stays clam before event
Bangladesh’s Abdullah Hel Baki will take part in 10metre air rifle event of the Olympic Games at the Olympic Shooting Centre in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil today.
A total of 58 participants from around the world will vie in the discipline, scheduled to start at 6:00pm Bangladesh Standard time. Baki, who is going Read more

Shyamoli finishes 53rd in ranking round

August 7, 2016

Bangladesh began their Rio Olympics Games mission in Brazil on Friday, hours before the opening ceremony with archer Shyamoli Roy finishing 53rd among 64 participants in the ranking round of women’s individual archery events. With the result, Shyamoli set her round of 64 clash against Gabriela Bayardo of Mexico, scheduled on August 11 and the winner Read more

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