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Mahmudullah rested, Hasan Mahmud, Yasir Ali new faces in Test team

Dhaka — MahmudullahRiyad has been rested while pace-bowler Hasan Mahmud and middle-order batsman Yasir Ali earned maiden call to the Bangladesh Test team as Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) announced a 16-member squad for one-off Test against Zimbabwe starting from February 22. “It is just rest for Mahmudullah. He is one of our senior players. Since the Zimbabwe series is in ... Read More »

Craig Ervine eyes successful series in familiar conditions

Dhaka – The interim Test captain of Zimbabwe, Craig Ervine, is eying a successful series in Bangladesh in the familiar conditions. The visitors are playing cricket in Bangladesh on a regular basis and they played a series here last year, too. “We’ve come to Bangladesh after a successful home series against Sri Lanka. It gave us good momentum after a ... Read More »

BCL: South Zone need 348 runs to win against Central Zone

Dhaka  – BCB South Zone have an uphill task to score 348 runs on the last day on Monday with six wickets in hand to post a win against Walton Central Zone in the 3rd round match of Bangladesh Cricket League (BCL) at the academy ground of Sheikh Kamal International Stadium in Cox’s Bazar. Walton Central Zone, having 235 runs ... Read More »

Final round of National Football kicks off on 1st week of March

Dhaka – The 10-team final round of the Bangabandhu National Football Championship will kick off in the first week of March. The decision was taken at a tournament committee meeting held at BFF House in Motijheel on Sunday with Harunur Rashid in the chair where BFF President Kazi Mohammad Salauddin was also present. Ten teams, split into two groups, will ... Read More »

BPL Football: Dhaka Abahani make good start beating Police FC 2-0

Dhaka –The 6th-time champions Dhaka Abahani Limited made a good start in the ongoing Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) Football beating Bangladesh Police FC by 2-0 goals at the Bangabandhu National Stadium here on Sunday. Nigerian forward Sunday Chizoba and Kyrgyzstan booter Edgar Bernhardt scored one goal each for the sky-blue popular Dhanmondi outfit Abahani. Abahani took lead in 43rd minute ... Read More »

Tarafder Ruhul Amin not to compete in BFF election

Dhaka – In a surprise decision, renowned sports organizer Tarafder M Ruhul Amin has backed down from competing for the hot seat of the President of Bangladesh Football Federation ( BFF) just two months before the election. Tarafder, who announced his intention to run for the post two years back, made the surprise U-turn seemingly handing a third term to ... Read More »

ফেসবুকে বিপজ্জনক কন্টেন্ট বন্ধে রাষ্ট্রকেই কঠোর আইন করতে হবে

ফেসবুকে বিপজ্জনক অনলাইন কন্টেন্ট বন্ধের জন্য বিভিন্ন রাষ্ট্রকে আরো কঠোর আইন প্রণয়নের আহ্বান জানিয়েছেন প্রতিষ্ঠানটির প্রধান মার্ক জাকারবার্গ। Read More »

Kuchar leads by 2 at Riviera as Woods falls 9 shots behind

Los Angeles (AP/UNB) — Matt Kuchar made a mess of the easiest hole at Riviera. He couldn’t find the fairway and felt he was on the defensive all afternoon Friday in the Genesis Invitational. He was good enough with the short irons that Kuchar still managed a 2-under 69 and built a two-shot lead over Rory McIlroy and two others ... Read More »

Kentucky Derby winner Country House retired with foot injury

Country House, the horse who won the Kentucky Derby in 2019 after the first horse over the finish line was disqualified, has been retired because of a foot ailment. Blackwood Stables on Friday said Country House won’t race again after being treated for laminitis in his right front foot. He finished second in the Derby as a 65-1 shot and ... Read More »

BB Hockey: Army earn 7-1 goals victory over Police

Dhaka – Bangladesh Army earned a huge 7-1 goals victory over Bangladesh Police in the Bangabandhu Shaheed Smriti Hockey Tournament at the Maulana Bhashani National Stadium here on Saturday. Ahsan Habib struck three, Hasan Jubair Niloy scored two while Naimuddin and  Milon Hossain netted one each for the winners while Shawon Ahmed netted the consolation goal for the losers. In ... Read More »

BCL: Shanto, Yasir hit centuries

Dhaka — Najmul Hossain Shanto and Yasir Ali Rabbi smashed centuries for their respective teams on the 2nd day 3rd round match of Bangladesh Cricket League (BCL) at different venues on Saturday. Walton Central Zone, which scored 235 runs in the first innings, on Saturday scored 209 for 6  riding a century by Najmul Hossain Shanta to take 330 runs ... Read More »