Saudi confirm AFC U-16 berth

September 21, 2015

Saudi Arabia confirmed the final round of the AFC Under-16 Championship after thrashing United Arab Emirates 6-2 in the last qualifying match of group D at the Banglabandhu National Stadium on Sunday.
Saudi Arabia earlier beat Bangladesh 5-1 in their first match.
Arabian juvenile team dominated the rain-hit game, Read more

Fahad lifts Malaysian chess title

September 21, 2015

Bangladesh’s Fide Master Mohammad Fahad Rahman became unbeaten champion in the Under-12 group of the 6th Swensen Age Group Chess Championship, a part of Malaysian Chess Festival, in Kuala Lumpur on Sunday. The event was held with the formation of Rapid chess where Fahad and three other players earned 5.5 points each. In the tie-breaker, Fahad beat Read more

Nipu ascends from U-16 to U-19

September 21, 2015

Bangladesh Under-16 national team’s in-form forward Sarwar Zaman Nipu was awarded with a place in the national under-19 national team ahead of the AFC Under-19 Championship Qualifiers .
Hosts Bangladesh were drawn with Uzbekistan, Bhutan and Sri Lanka for the Group-A qualifiers, which will be held in Dhaka from October 2-6. Nipu, a student of Read more

Martial leads United comeback

September 21, 2015

Anthony Martial struck his third goal in two games for Manchester United as Louis van Gaal’s men came from behind to beat Southampton 3-2 at St Mary’s, repots ESPN.
Southampton took the lead early on when Sadio Mane’s effort was parried by David De Gea and turned home by Graziano Pelle. However, United hit back before the break Read more

BCCI president Dalmiya dies

September 21, 2015

Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president Jagmohan Dalmiya passed away on Sunday. He was 75 years old. He is survived by his wife, son Abhishek and a daughter, reports ABP online.
Dalmiya was in city’s BM Birla Hospital since Thursday night after he complained of chest pain and breathing troubles. Dalmiya began his second term as BCCI president last March. Read more

All-round Nasir sinks India ‘A’

September 19, 2015

Nasir Hossain put on a brilliant all-round performance as Bangladesh ‘A’ team beat their Indian counterparts by 65 runs in their second one-day match to level the three-match series in Bangalore on Friday.
Nasir struck an unbeaten 102 off 96 balls to help Bangladesh post 252-8 in 50 overs and then grabbed 5-36 to dismiss the hosts for 187 in 42.2 overs. Read more

Streak delighted with ‘A’ team’s fightback

September 19, 2015

Bangladesh ‘A’ team coach Heath Streak said on Friday that he was delighted to see his charges taking the game away from the hosts despite making a modest total to level the three-match one-day series against India ‘A’ Bangladesh scored 252-8 on the back of Nasir Hossain’s unbeaten century and later dismissed the hosts for 182 runs to earn a 65-run Read more

Women’s Pak tour all but cleared

September 19, 2015

The Bangladesh Cricket Board has all but cleared the national women’s cricket team’s proposed tour to Pakistan as the security delegation that visited the country earlier this month gave a positive report, said an official. Bangladesh women’s cricket team are expected to play three one-day internationals and as many Twenty20 internationals against their Pakistani rivals Read more

Mosaddek hits first ton of NCL

September 19, 2015

Barisal’s Mosaddek Hossain scored the first century of the domestic season as the new-look two-tier National Cricket League first-round got underway at different venues of the country on Friday.
Mosaddek scored 122 runs as Barisal put 302 against Rajshahi before reducing the hosts to 19-2 to make them trail by 283 runs at the Shaheed Kamruzzaman Stadium. Read more

Hosts bow out with crushing defeat

September 19, 2015

Hosts Bangladesh ended their AFC Under-16 Championship qualifying campaign on a sorry note when they suffered a humiliating 6-1 defeat to United Arab Emirates in their last Group-D match in Dhaka on Friday.
Bangladesh began their campaign with a 5-1 defeat against Saudi Arabia on Wednesday.
UAE captain Majid Rashid struck a hat-trick Read more

‘Injured’ Hemanta in hot water

September 19, 2015

The Bangladesh Football Federation on Friday issued a show cause notice to national team’s injured midfielder Hemanta Vincent Biswas for playing an unauthorised match in Dinajpur without prior permission from national team management. Hemanta led Dinjpur Sadar team in a local tournament on September 16 while nursing a hamstring injury that Read more

Lopez gets into business with charges

September 18, 2015

New Bangladesh national football team coach Fabio Lopez got into business on Thursday as he conducted his first training session since taking over the charge this month.
The Italian has got three weeks time to pick up a 23-member side and prepare them for his first assignment against Kyrgyzstan in the World Cup qualifying match Read more

Law asks to lower expectations on Under-19 side

September 18, 2015

Bangladesh Under-19 cricket team’s technical advisor Stuart law said too much expectation over the teenage boys will not bring any good but some fatal results in the upcoming junior World Cup. The former Australian cricketer, who also coached Bangladesh national side, gave his opinion about the future of the age-level side in Dhaka on Thursday after the completion Read more

A competition more than special

September 18, 2015

For Parul Akhter, Khushi Khatun and Siddikur Rahman it was not just an ordinary competition. They have just returned from Special Olympics, yet the National Age-Level Swimming was more than special to them as it has opened the door for three intellectually disabled swimmers to compete with regular swimmers. Parul, a 14-year old swimmer from Dhamrai Read more

Aussies warned of ‘real fright’ in Bangladesh

September 18, 2015

Former Australia cricketer Stuart Law on Thursday asked his countrymen to prepare for a ‘real fright’ when they visit Bangladesh for a two-match Test series later this month.
Law, who played a Test and 54 one-day internationals for Australia, coached Bangladesh’s national team in 2012, taking them to the Asia Cup final, before quitting for family reasons. Read more

New-look NCL starts today

September 18, 2015

National stalwarts to star for respective division
The 17th edition of country’s premium first-class competition, National Cricket League, will start today in four venues under a new format, with eight participating teams splitting in two tiers.
Defending champions Rangpur will take on Dhaka Metropolis at Shaheed Chandu Stadium in Bogra while Khulna will host Dhaka at the Sheikh Abu Naser Stadium Read more

‘A’ team’s 2nd one-day today

September 18, 2015

Bangladesh ‘A’ team will be looking to bounce back after their dismal show in the first match when they take on their Indian counterparts in the second of the three-match one-day series at Bangalore today.
The visitor’s top-order batsmen must return to form if they are to stay alive in the series.
In the first match on Wednesday, chasing Read more

Age-level swimming ends

September 18, 2015

The 31st National Age-Level Swimming and Diving Competition ended on Thursday with 27 new national records in three days at the Syed Nazrul Islam National Swimming Complex in Dhaka.
In the last day, nine new records were set with BKSP boy Ariful Islam maintaining his dominance in 18-20 age-level to finish the competition with 12 gold medals. Read more

BCB names 6 BPL franchises

September 17, 2015

The Bangladesh Cricket Board on Wednesday confirmed six franchises for the third edition of the Bangladesh Premier League Twenty20 tournament, which gets underway from November 24. Eastern city Comilla will join Dhaka, Chittagong, Sylhet, Rangpur and Barisal for the event that will resume after a gap of two years. The BCB excluded Rajshahi and Read more

B’desh drawn with Afghans in SAFF

September 17, 2015

Bangladesh were drawn against defending champions Afghanistan in Group B of the 11th SAFF Championship, scheduled to be held from December 23 to January 3, 2016 in the Indian city of Kerala.
The draw for the tournament, which is officially known as the SAFF Suzuki Cup 2015, was held in New Delhi on Wednesday in the presence of SAFF secretary Read more

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