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Footballers jittery before squad announcement

The footballers are passing anxious moments before the announcement of the final squad, which will be declared anytime soon by national team’s Dutch coach Lodewijk de Kruif for the forthcoming SAFF Football Championship. A 24-member squad, along with Denmark-based Jamal Bhuiyan and newly included young striker Aminur Rahman Sazib are now practising in the camp. The final squad will be […]

August 17, 2013 · 0 comments · Sports

BD golfers to compete in Amateur C’ship

Bangladeshi golfers Sajib Ali and Nazim Hossain will participate in the 126th Amateur Golf Championship in Sri Lanka, which begins on August 19. Sajib, who is Bangladesh’s top-ranked amateur golfer, said that the five-day competition will be held in eight rounds and will feature amateur golfers from the Indian subcontinent, Malaysia and Myanmar. The first two days’ play will be […]

August 17, 2013 · 0 comments · Sports

Anamul ton takes ‘A’ team to 274/8

Anamul Haque amassed 110 runs at the top of the order as Bangladesh A posted a first innings total of 274/8 in their one-dayer against Worcestershire on Friday. Anamul hit eight fours and three sixes in his 122-ball knock before finally offering a catch to Daryl Mitchell off the bowling of Shaaiq Choudhry, whose 3/35 from 10 overs were by […]

August 17, 2013 · 0 comments · Sports

Foreign imports bolster Sheikh Jamal DC

Former Bangladesh national football team trainer Ariel Coleman arrived in Dhaka on Friday, having been hired by Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club for the upcoming season. The Argentine trainer previously worked with the national team when his compatriot Andres Cruciani was the head coach and he served the side again under Brazilian coach Edson Silva Dido. This will be his first […]

August 17, 2013 · 0 comments · Sports

Sylhet awaits World T20 fate

The fate of the Sylhet Divisional Stadium hosting the ICC World Twenty20 matches could be sealed when a high-level ICC inspection team will visit the stadium to see the progress of its development work. The ICC delegation, which includes event director Chris Tetley, stadium consultant Eugene Van Vuuren, event manager Dhiraj Malhotra and chief curator Andy Atkinson, will arrive today […]

August 16, 2013 · 0 comments · Sports

Football transfers delayed amid disputes

The Bangladesh Football Federation has decided to postpone the beginning of the inter-club local players’ transfer window, which was scheduled to open today, until Wednesday. The BFF said that they postponed the transfer window because the executive committee has yet to approve league by-laws, but a source confirmed that some top clubs, including Mohammedan Sporting Club Limited and Abahani Limited, […]

August 16, 2013 · 0 comments · Sports

Pakistan plans D/N Test

Pakistan cricket authorities said Thursday they have proposed playing day-night Tests in the upcoming series against Sri Lanka in the United Arab Emirates in a bid to attract bigger crowds. The International Cricket Council last year approved the idea of day-night matches played under floodlights as a way to stem dwindling interest in Tests in many countries. No country has […]

August 16, 2013 · 0 comments · Sports

Bangladesh U-19 post 198

A rearguard action from the lower middle-order enabled Bangladesh Under-19 to post 198 runs before being dismissed in 50 overs against their English counterparts in Worcester on Thursday. Bangladesh U-19 team kept losing wickets at regular intervals in the face of some disciplined bowling by the England U-19 bowlers, as half of the side had departed with the scoreboard reading […]

August 16, 2013 · 0 comments · Sports

Kamal’s first ICC blunder!

AHM Mustafa Kamal committed his first blunder as the vice-president of International Cricket Council when he made certain comments on local TV channels about the BPL match-fixing issue at his business office on Wednesday. His comments came a day after the ICC stated that it will not make any further comments on the issue after it formally announced that nine […]

August 16, 2013 · 0 comments · Sports

Relief as ICC hands report

The cricketers, fans and organisers felt relived as the International Cricket Council formally charged nine individuals for various offences committed during the 2013 Bangladesh Premier League. Though the ICC did not name any individual, it has been widely published in the media, clearing the unease that prevailed in the cricketing arena ever since the saga unfolded in May. ‘Our main […]

August 15, 2013 · 0 comments · Sports

Saber launches election bid

Former Bangladesh Cricket Board president Saber Hossain Chowdhury formally announced his candidacy for president in the forthcoming BCB election on Wednesday, ending months-long speculation. Saber made the announcement at a press conference at his residence at Paribagh in the evening, hours after he met the prime minister, Sheikh Hasina, who, according to him, refused to play any part in the […]

August 15, 2013 · 0 comments · Sports

Zia hits 104 off 69 balls for A team

Ziaur Rahman smashed a cracking century on the Bangladesh A team’s tour of England against Nottinghamshire in their one-day match at Trent Bridge on Wednesday. Batting first, A team piled up a big total of 292-7 in 50 overs with Zia making an unbeaten 104 from 69 balls with seven sixes and as many boundaries. He came to the crease […]

August 15, 2013 · 0 comments · Sports

Kruif blames fatigue for poor display

A day after his national football team’s disappointing display in their practice match on Tuesday, coach Lodewijk De Kruif blamed fatigue and said he needs to recharge his team. The Dutch coach also criticised the Bangladesh Football Federation for its failure to arrange his family’s accommodation in due time and reacted angrily to comments about his side’s performance made on […]

August 15, 2013 · 0 comments · Sports

No warm-up match for hockey before departure

The Bangladesh Hockey Federation has failed to arrange any practice match for the national hockey team ahead of the Asia Cup starting on August 24 in Malaysia. The national team are making preparations since the first week of July and other than some trial matches dividing themselves into two teams they did not play any warm-up matches to asses their […]

August 15, 2013 · 0 comments · Sports

Guess who?

The International Cricket Council charged nine individuals on Tuesday with various offences committed during the 2013 Bangladesh Premier League, prompting widespread speculation about their identifies. Former Bangladesh captain Mohammad Ashraful has already confessed his involvement in the scandal, but the ICC refused to disclose the names or nationalities of other accused. The global cricket oversight body indicated that all the […]

August 14, 2013 · 0 comments · Sports

ICC mum on international matches

The International Cricket Council refused to comment on whether it was investigating allegations of match-fixing in international matches involving Bangladesh at the joint press conference at the Radisson Hotel in Dhaka on Tuesday. A five-member ICC delegation, led by CEO David Richardson, submitted the much-anticipated report on match-fixing and spot-fixing claims in this year’s Bangladesh Premier League to the Bangladesh […]

August 14, 2013 · 0 comments · Sports

Gladiators owner claims innocence

Dhaka Gladiators owner Salim Chowdhury vowed to clear his name after the International Cricket Council’s Anti-Corruption and Security Unit submitted its report on allegations of match-fixing in the 2013 Bangladesh Premier League on Tuesday. Nine individuals were charged with various offences committed during the domestic Twenty20 competition and even though Salim was not formally named, his franchise is under the […]

August 14, 2013 · 0 comments · Sports

Ashraful could get leniency

Former Bangladesh captain Mohammad Ashraful can expect a lighter punishment for being the whistleblower in the Bangladesh Premier League match-fixing scandal, ICC chief executive officer David Richardson said on Tuesday. Ashraful is one of nine individuals charged with various offences committed during BPL 2013 and is now facing a ban of five years to life for his actions in the […]

August 14, 2013 · 0 comments · Sports

Youth athletes depart for China today

Most of the athletes and officials of the 29-member Bangladesh contingent for the 2nd Asian Youth Games, which begin on August 16, will leave Dhaka for Nanjing, China today. The shooting team left Dhaka on Tuesday. 23 athletes from eight different disciplines – athletics, swimming, shooting, weightlifting, golf, badminton, basketball and taekwondo – will participate in the youth meet. Although […]

August 14, 2013 · 0 comments · Sports

National side win as De Kruif returns

The national football team responded to head coach Lodewijk de Kruif’s return beating a BFF XI 2-1 in a practice match at the Bangabandhu National Stadium on Tuesday. The Dutchman re-joined the national camp after an eight-day vacation in the Netherlands. Zahid Hossain and Wali Faisal sealed the win for the national side by converting penalties on either side of […]

August 14, 2013 · 0 comments · Sports

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