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

Super-sub Mithun does it again

October 15, 2017

Super-sub Mithun Chowdhury hit an injury time winner to help Mohammedan Sporting Club secure a dramatic 4-3 win over 10-man Brothers Union in their last match of first phase in the Bangladesh Premier League on Saturday. In the second match of the day, Team BJMC managed a convincing 3-0 win over Muktijoddha Sangshad Krira Chakra. It was BJMC’s fourth win Read more

Relaxed Sakib reassures Tigers

October 14, 2017

Ace all-rounder Sakib al Hasan said on Friday that they were not concerned about the result of the forthcoming three-match one-day international series against the hosts South Africa despite a string of poor result so far in the tour. Bangladesh suffered crushing defeats in both the Test matches against the hosts and they were also outplayed by six-wicket in the lone 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

Abahani upend league leaders

October 14, 2017

Abahani Limited threw the title race in the Bangladesh Premier League wide open when they registered 1-0 win against table-toppers Chittagong Abahani at the Bangabandhu National Stadium on Friday.
Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club completed their first phase of the league with a huge 5-0 win over Farashganj Sporting Club in the second match of the day. Read more

Regional cricket left in lurch

October 13, 2017

Regional cricket was the most neglected side under the present executive committee of the Bangladesh Cricket Board as it is set to complete its full-term of four years today.
When the 27-member board of directors took over the charge on October 13, 2013, one of their major pledges was strengthening regional cricket in order Read more

Tigers dismal show continues

October 13, 2017

Bangladesh cricket team’s dismal show in South Africa continued as they lost their only warm-up match before the one-day international series to Cricket South Africa Invitational XI by six wickets at Bloemfontein on Thursday. The presence of some senior cricketers like Sakib al Hasan and Mashrafee bin Murtaza could do little to motivate the visiting side as they were dismissed Read more

BCB election on October 31

October 13, 2017

The election of Bangladesh Cricket Board will be held on October 31, it was announced by five-member election commission on Thursday
The election commission, led by sports ministry joint secretary Omar Faruk, held a meeting with other representatives at the BCB before announcing the schedule. 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 crushed to defeat by Pakistan

October 12, 2017

Hosts Bangladesh made an awful start to the 10th Men’s Asia Cup when they suffered a crushing 0-7 defeat to Pakistan at the Maulana Bhasani National Hockey Stadium on Wednesday.
Pakistan, the three-time Asia Cup champions dominated the whole game to secure a deserving win.
For the winners, Abu Mahmood scored three goals 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

A year of wilderness for football

October 10, 2017

Bangladesh national football team will complete one year without international football — a rare drought for any team in this era of modern football with so many competitions around.
The dry spell came after their humiliating 3-1 defeat to Bhutan in the Asian Cup Qualifiers play-off match in Thimpu on October 10, 2016. The defeat ensured Bangladesh missed Read more

BCB boss blasts ‘different’ Mushfiq

October 10, 2017

Bangladesh Cricket Board president Nazmul Hasan on Monday accused Test captain Mushfiqur Rahim of damaging country’s image with his comments in South Africa but refused to confirm his removal from this position. Mushfiq came under fire from many corners after he opted to field first in the both the Test matches against South Africa in pitches that later appeared to be Read more

Stalemate everywhere in NCL

October 10, 2017

All four matches of the 19th National Cricket League ended in a draw with rain washing out final’s day’s play in at least one match on Monday.
Opener Shamsur Rahman scored 102 off 67 balls to help Dhaka Metro set up 274-run target for Chittagong, but the hosts somehow managed to avoid a defeat, 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

Dispirited Tigers hit rock bottom

October 9, 2017

Dispirited Bangladesh hit the rock bottom on Sunday as they suffered a crushing innings defeat against South Africa inside three days in the second Test in, Bloemfontein to concede a 2-0 series defeat in the two-Test series. This was Bangladesh’s first innings defeat in almost four years, having suffered the ignominy lastly way back in 2014 against Sri Lanka in January 2014 at 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

Uncomplaining Mushfiq refuses to quit

October 9, 2017

Bangladesh Test skipper Mushfiqur Rahim said on Sunday that he would not resign from his captaincy despite humiliating innings and 254 runs defeat against South Africa in the second Test in Bloemfontein on Sunday. Mushfiq was highly criticised for his inappropriate decisions throughout the series, especially in both the tosses, where he asked South Africa Read more

All four matches head for draw

October 9, 2017

All four matches of the National Cricket League fourth round match are heading for a day when two centuries were scored on the third day in separate venues on Sunday.
In the rain-hit match Bogra, where rain ate up more than one day’s play take an edge over Sylhet thanks to the fifth first-class century of Mizanur Rahman. Read more

Mushfiq’s time is up as captain?

October 8, 2017

South African batsmen feasted on Bangladesh’s bowling for nearly two days to amass 573-4 before they declared their first innings of the first Test, but they are not the first team to do it with the Bangladeshi bowlers. Mushfiqur Rahim failed to read the pitch in successive Tests and that also should not be a problem. He is certainly not the first captain in history to make the blunder Read more

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