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BCB starts meeting franchisees to set rules for next BPL

Dhaka —The Bangladesh Crickest Board (BCB) started meetings with the franchise-based Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) T20 teams at the board office in Mirpur on Monday to chalk out a new agreement for a new circle of the event. The BPL governing council conducted meetings with Dhaka Dynamites, Khulna Titans and Rajshahi Kings on the first day today (Monday). “We have ... Read More »

Madrid loses, Arsenal gains as playmaker Ceballos shines

New York, Aug 19 (AP/UNB) – As he bewildered two Burnley midfielders with a center-field pirouette, delivered a stream of dangerous set-pieces and generally controlled play, it was easy to see why there was so much hype around Dani Ceballos this time last year. The playmaker was about to be an early-season regular for Real Madrid — at the time ... Read More »

Mahmudullah starts gearing up with batting, bowling

Dhaka – Bangladesh all-rounder Mahmudullah Riyad started gearing up after the Eid vacation as he batted for an hour and bowled five overs at the academy ground in Mirpur on Sunday. Mahmudullah had been suffering from several injuries. But as per the latest update, he felt no pain while batting, and bowled five overs without complaining any pain as well. ... Read More »

Barca confirm Suarez calf injury

Madrid (Xinhua/UNB) — FC Barcelona striker Luis Suarez is likely to be out of action for a while after suffering a calf injury in his side’s 1-0 defeat to Athletic Club Bilbao on the first day of the new Liga Santander season. Read More »

BD women’s hockey team to play first foreign opponent

Dhaka – The Bangladesh Women’s Hockey team is set to play their first match against a foreign opponent, the Sports Authority of India’s (SAI)-National Women’s Hockey Academy team on Tuesday at Maulana Bhasani Hockey Stadium here. The match will kick-off at 4 pm (BST).Bangladesh Women’s Hockey team will play six preparatory matches against the Indian side ahead of their maiden ... Read More »

BCB announces 15-member one-day squad for HP

Dhaka, Aug 16 (UNB) — Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) on Friday announced a 15-member squad for the High-Performance Unit (HP). They will play a three-match one-day and two-match four-day series against their Sri Lankan counterparts. Najmul Hossain Shanto, the 20-year-old top-order batsman, will lead HP while Yasir Ali was appointed as his deputy. On August 18, 21 and 24, Bangladesh ... Read More »

Nick Kyrgios fined more than $100,000 for vulgar conduct

Mason, Aug 15 (AP/UNB) — Nick Kyrgios was fined $113,000 by the ATP for expletive-filled outbursts in which he smashed rackets, insulted a chair umpire and refused to get ready to return serve during a second-round match at the Western & Southern Open. The tour announced the penalties Thursday, a day after Kyrgios berated chair umpire Fergus Murphy and left ... Read More »

Messi, Ronaldo, Van Dijk nominated for UEFA award

Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Virgil van Dijk have been named as the finalists for the UEFA Men’s Player of the Year award, reports ESPN soccer. While Ronaldo, a three-time winner, has been ever-present in the final three since the award was created in 2011, Van Dijk makes his first appearance after helping Liverpool win the Champions League title last ... Read More »

Tigresses off to Netherlands to join training camp

Dhaka – Bangladesh National Women’s Cricket team left here for the Netherlands on Thursday to take part in a 10-day training camp as part of their preparations for the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup Qualifier’2019 in Scotland. Bangladesh will take on Papua New Guinea in the opening day of the Qualifiers on August 31.Two top teams of the eight –team ... Read More »

Australia leaves bowler Pattinson out for 2nd Ashes test

London (AP/UNB) — Australia has left fast bowler James Pattinson out of its 12-man squad for the second Ashes test against England, giving Mitchell Starc and Josh Hazlewood the chance of a recall at Lord’s. Pattinson made his return to test cricket in the 251-run win at Edgbaston. He collected just two wickets in that game and, although not injured, ... Read More »

Dortmund primed to challenge Bayern’s Bundesliga dominance

Berlin (AP/UNB) — Borussia Dortmund has declared a challenge to end Bayern Munich’s seven-year domination of the Bundesliga and is encouraged by signs of disharmony and unrest from the defending champion. After pushing Bayern to the final day last season, Dortmund invested heavily over the summer to strengthen defensive frailties and give Swiss coach Lucien Favre more attacking options for ... Read More »

3 Indian clubs to take part in Sheikh Kamal Int’l Club Cup

Dhaka – Three Indian football clubs — East Bengal FC, Mohun Bagan AC and Kolkata Mohammedan SC — will participate in the upcoming Sheikh Kamal International Club Cup 2019 to be held at MA Aziz Stadium in Chattogram in October. Mohun Bagan Athletic Club signed the deed of consent with the organiser on Friday while Kolkata Mohammedan Sporting Club on ... Read More »