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School hockey championship set for Feb ‘14

The Bangladesh Hockey Federation signed a deal worth Tk 2 crore with the First Security Islami Bank to organise the National School Hockey Championship next year. After the national hockey team enjoyed some international success at the beginning of the year, the sport has received a lot of attention from the sponsors. Earlier, the BHF had secured a Tk 90.44 […]

July 11, 2013 · 0 comments · Sports

Hockey election results fuel new tensions

The National Sports Council has officially declared the results of the Bangladesh Hockey Federation elections on Wednesday, prompting new tensions among the rival groups. A panel led by general secretary candidate Khwaja Rahamatullah was elected unopposed, three weeks after it emerged as the lone contender with the withdrawal of its rival panel. ‘We could not issue the circular due to […]

July 11, 2013 · 0 comments · Sports

Wahed brace delights Kruif

Dutch coach Lodewijk de Kruif was satisfied after his charges defeated Team BJMC 2-0 in the first practice match at the Bangabandhu National Stadium on Wednesday. Promising marksman Wahed Ahmed scored both the goals. The young striker impressed the Dutch coach, who had picked him from the Super Cup. The 43-year-old coach is likely name his 23-member squad on Saturday […]

July 11, 2013 · 0 comments · Sports

Summer transfer window extended

The Premier League has confirmed to ESPN that the summer transfer window will be extended to Monday, September 2, this year, as August 31 falls on a Saturday, reports Soccernet. As yet there is no decision on what time the window will close in England, with the cut-off time in the past being at close-of-business of 5:00pm and on other […]

July 11, 2013 · 0 comments · Sports

Bayern-Dortmund row simmers on

The dispute between Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund continued to simmer as Bayern chief executive Karl-Heinz Rummenigge told his Dortmund counterparts not to ‘preach water and drink wine instead’, reports Soccernet. And with pre-season in Germany fully under way, Dortmund coach Jurgen Klopp told Welt am Sonntag his side would be ‘fighting Bayern’s bazooka with a bow and arrow’. He […]

July 11, 2013 · 0 comments · Sports

American boy finds place in Nat’l trial

Another expatriate footballer, Farhan Karim Khan, has joined the national camp on Tuesday to represent Bangladesh in the SAFF Football Championship, following Denmark-based midfielder Jamal Bhuiyan and Australia-based midfielder Anando Rahman. Tabith Awual, vice-president of the Bangladesh Football Federation and co-chairman of the National Teams Committee, asked national team coach Lodewijk de Kruif to observe Farhan, who plays for the […]

July 10, 2013 · 0 comments · Sports

Cook and Clarke play straight as battle for Ashes begins today

The final chapter of the Ashes build-up ended in predictable fashion on Tuesday when opposing captains Alastair Cook and Michael Clarke played the straighTest of bats ahead of the first Test at Trent Bridge. Australia skipper Clarke was more than happy to accept his team were underdogs going into the start of the five-match series today while England leader Cook […]

July 10, 2013 · 0 comments · Sports

Football friendlies against Pakistan?

Pakistan has expressed its willingness to play two friendly matches against Bangladesh in Dhaka and has requested the Bangladesh Football Federation to find a window, officials said on Tuesday. The BFF said that it has given a positive reply to its Pakistan counterpart and indicated that the matches might be held in August, after Eid-ul-Fitr. BFF president Kazi Salahuddin said […]

July 10, 2013 · 0 comments · Sports

Cracks in pipes at SBNS

Two pipes among 250 pipes at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium were unproductive due to a lack of maintenance which has potentially put the drainage system of the ground in trouble ahead of the World Twenty20 next year. The Bangladesh Cricket Board, however, dispelled the doubts stating that the pipes will be put to order within a few days. Manager of […]

July 10, 2013 · 0 comments · Sports

Biggest hockey deal to be signed today

A tripartite agreement between the Bangladesh Hockey Federation, First Security Islamic Bank and ATN Bangla will be signed today for the purpose of organising a nationwide school hockey tournament. The Tk two crore deal will be the biggest ever financial agreement in the history of Bangladesh hockey. Wing Commander Rafiul Haque, representative of BHF president Air Marshal Enamul Bari, confirmed […]

July 10, 2013 · 0 comments · Sports

Two Sri Lankan umpires banned over TV sting

Sri Lanka cricket bosses on Tuesday banned two umpires named by an Indian television programme last year that claimed they were willing to make favourable decisions during matches for cash. Sri Lanka Cricket said it banned Sagara Gallage for 10 years from umpiring in domestic matches, and Maurice de la Zilwa for three years after a disciplinary hearing over allegations […]

July 10, 2013 · 0 comments · Sports

ICC WORLD T20: BCB out to save Sylhet

The Bangladesh Cricket Board expressed its satisfaction over the progress of development work at the Sylhet Divisional Stadium, a designated venue for the ICC World Twenty20 2014. The stadium received worldwide attention after the International Cricket Council recently said it was concerned about the venue and will consider scrapping it from their plan if the works are not completed by […]

July 9, 2013 · 0 comments · Sports

Footballers’ Thai tour pushed back

The Bangladesh national football team’s tour of Thailand will be moved to next month due to Dutch head coach Lodewijk de Kruif’s suggestion that the players are not physically fit yet to compete against a higher-ranked Thailand. The Bangladesh Football Federation earlier decided to send the national team to Thailand on July 10 for a 10-day conditioning camp ahead of […]

July 9, 2013 · 0 comments · Sports

IBBL, Plan to extend BFF deals

Islami Bank Limited and Plan Bangladesh have extended their ties with Bangladesh football as title sponsors of school football and women’s football respectively, informed Bangladesh Football Federation president Kazi Salahuddin on Monday. The BFF organised a nationwide school football tournament involving 4,800 schools and nearly one lakh footballers after signing a contract with the Islami Bank in November, 2011. Islami […]

July 9, 2013 · 0 comments · Sports

BGB emerge champion in Nat’l Men’s Handball

Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) emerged champion in the Walton Invitational National Men’s Handball beating Bangladesh Police by 34-25 goals in the final at the Shaheed (Captain) M Mansur Ali National Handball Stadium on Monday. They led the first half by 13-11 goals. Imdadul Haque scored 10 goals, Khairuzzaman and Sudhan Barua scored six goals each for the winners while Mahbubul […]

July 9, 2013 · 0 comments · Sports

Moyes wants to win everything

David Moyes has vowed to try and win a quintuple of the Premier League, the Champions League, the FA Cup, the Capital One Cup and the Community Shield in his debut season at Old Trafford, reports Soccernet. And the new Manchester United manager believes he has a huge opportunity to retain the league title. The Scot’s only trophy came in […]

July 9, 2013 · 0 comments · Sports

‘Lewandowski will join Bayern’

Borussia Dortmund coach Jurgen Klopp has told Welt am Sonntag that he fully expects Robert Lewandowski to join Bayern Munich when his contract expires next summer, reports Soccernet. Lewandowski has been strongly linked with a move to Bayern for some time, with Jupp Heynckes having claimed after the Champions League final that the Poland striker would ‘not have to wait […]

July 9, 2013 · 0 comments · Sports

Guardiola ‘to make Bayern even better’

Two weeks into his reign as Bayern Munich coach, Pep Guardiola is continuing to work on new ideas for the German Treble-winners, with reports suggesting he will change their system from 4-2-3-1 to 4-1-4-1. Former coach Jupp Heynckes led the Bavarians to glory with two holding midfielders – most often Bastian Schweinsteiger and Javi Martinez, with Brazil international Luiz Gustavo […]

July 9, 2013 · 0 comments · Sports

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