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Bangabandhu National School hockey kicks off in Rangpur

Dhaka – Rangpur Shishu Niketon High School made a flying start in the Bangabandhu National School Hockey Tournament’ 2020 outplaying Tushvandar Government High School of Lalmonirhat by 6-0 goals in the opening zonal match at Rangpur District Stadium on Sunday. Ridoy and Labib scored two goals each while Sajib and Aminul scored one goal each. Nine school teams are participating ... Read More »

Kenin of US tops Muguruza at Australian Open for 1st major

Melbourne (AP/UNB) — This, essentially, was where Sofia Kenin was going to win or lose the Australian Open final: She was down love-40 while serving at 2-all in the third set against two-time major champion Garbiñe Muguruza. Kenin came through in spectacular fashion. She won the next five points, each with a winner — one an ace, the others clean ... Read More »

Pakistan recalls Faheem Ashraf and Asif for Bangladesh test

Islamabad (AP/UNB) — Pakistan has recalled allrounder Faheem Ashraf and offspinner Bilal Asif for next week’s ICC World Test Championship match against Bangladesh at Rawalpindi. Pakistan is at No. 4 in the WTC points table with 80 points after it won 1-0 at home against Sri Lanka in December when it hosted its first test series in over 10 years. ... Read More »

Tigers’ Test squad for Pakistan tour announced

Dhaka  — Tamim Iqbal has been recalled in Bangladesh squad as the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has announced a 14-member squad for the first Test of Pakistan series starting from February 7 in Rawalpindi. Along with the seasoned campaigner Tamim, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Saif Hasan, Rubel Hossain and Soumya Sarkar have also been recalled in the team. To pave way ... Read More »

Brahmanbaria Residential School & College emerge district champions

Dhaka – Brahmanbaria Residential Model School and College emerged district champions in the Prime Bank-Bangabandhu National School Cricket Tournament beating Annada Government High School by three wickets in the final in Brahmanbaria on Saturday. As the district champions, Brahmanbaria Residential Model School earned the right to play in the Chattogram Divisional Cricket Championship. Batting first in the day’s match, Annada ... Read More »

AFC Cup: Maziya SRC of Maldives to arrive Dhaka on Sunday

Dhaka  – A 32-member Maziya Sports and Recreation Club of the Maldives will arrive in the capital on Sunday afternoon to compete in the play-off match of the AFC Cup Football against Dhaka Abahani Limited. The Maldives Club will play their away match against hosts Dhaka Abahani Limited on February 5 at the Bangabandhu National Stadium in Dhaka while they ... Read More »

Messi scores twice as Barca brush past Leganes in Copa del Rey

Madrid (Xinhua/UNB) — FC Barcelona produced their most convincing performance since Quique Setien took over as first team coach to enter quarterfinals of the Spanish Copa del Rey with a 5-0 win at home to Leganes. Although Leganes, who are currently second from bottom of the Liga Santander, helped the Barca cause with a display that implied they were more ... Read More »

Prime Bank Cup Golf Tournament ends

Dhaka – The Prime Bank Cup Golf Tournament concluded at the Kurmitola Golf Club (KGC) here on Friday. Commandant of National Defence College Lieutenant General Sheikh Mamun Khaled was present as the chief guest in the inaugural and also the closing ceremony of the meet. Vice President of KGC Major General Md Enayet Ullah, Club Captain of KGC Brigadier General ... Read More »

BB National Football: Three zonal finals on Saturday

Dhaka – The finals of three zones of the ongoing Bangabandhu National Football Championship’2020 will be held across the country on Saturday. A total of 12 teams from three zones will lock-horn in the double-leg basis cup and plate finals. In Chitra zone, Satkhira will face Barishal in the first-leg of the cup final at Satkhira District Stadium while Barguna ... Read More »

BCL: Taijul bags five to restrict Central Zone to 213

Dhaka  — Left-arm spinner Taijul Islam bagged five wickets for Islami Bank East Zone against Walton Central Zone as the eighth edition of Bangladesh Cricket League began at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium on Friday. Riding on the tremendous bowling effort of Taijul, Islami Bank managed to restrict Walton for 213 all-out in 75.1 overs in the first innings of the ... Read More »

Shafiul overshadows Rabbi in BCL

Dhaka  — Right-arm pacer Shaiful Islam overshadowed centurion Fazle Mahmud Rabbi bagging his fourth five-for in the first-class cricket with four wickets in one over in the ongoing Bangladesh Cricket League (BCL) in Chattogram on Friday. BCB North Zone won the toss and sent BCB South Zone to bat first in the match. South Zone lost the first wicket in ... Read More »

National Football: BKSP, BUET earn big win

Dhaka – Bangladesh Krira Shikkha Protishtan (BKSP) earned huge 5-0 goals victory against Dhaka University in a Seba Zone match of the Banghabandhu National Football Championship at the Kamalapur Stadium here on Thursday. Al-Amin made a hat-trick scoring four goals for BKSP in the 53rd, 63rd, 73rd and 80th minutes of the match while netted the other goal in the ... Read More »

Rakibul takes five to guide Tigers to semifinals

Bangladesh Under-19 cricket team stormed the semifinals of the ongoing ICC Under-19 World Cup in South Africa beating the hosts in the 3rd quarterfinal by huge 104 runs at Senwes Park, Potchefstroom on Thursday. Bangladesh will now face New Zealand in the semifinal at the same venue on February 6. Before eliminating the hosts in the Super League Quarter-final, Bangladesh ... Read More »

BB National Football: Zonal finals begin on Friday

Dhaka- The zonal finals of the ongoing Bangabandhu National Football Championship’2020 will begin across the country on Friday. A total of 16 teams from four zones will lock-horn in the double-leg basis Cup and Plate finals.In the Cup finals, Narayanganj will play Cumilla in the first-leg of Padma zone at 3pm in Shaheed Dhirendranath Stadium of Cumilla, Kushtia will play ... Read More »

BCL kicks off Friday

Dhaka — The 8th edition of Bangladesh Cricket League (BCL), the country’s lone franchise-based first-class cricket event, will kick off on Friday. In the first round of the event, Islami Bank East Zone will take on Walton Central Zone at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Mirpur on Friday BCB North Zone and BCB South Zone will face each other at ... Read More »

Bangladesh Women’s aim to play ‘smart cricket’

Dhaka — Bangladesh Women’s National Cricket team captain Salma Khatun said they are upbeat to display ‘smart cricket’ during the ICC T20 World Cup 2020 in Australia. Bangladesh will fly for Australia to play in the Women’s T20 World Cup on February 2. They will have a 12-day practice camp in Gold Coast before the main event starts. “We’re hopeful ... Read More »

Diplomats look forward to seeing democracy in action

Diplomats stationed in Dhaka on Thursday expressed their hope to see democracy in action in polling centres across the city on February 1. “We look forward to seeing democracy in action in polling centres across the city,” they said in a joint ‘local statement’ on Dhaka city corporations’ elections. The Heads of Mission are Canadian High Commissioner to Bangladesh Benoit ... Read More »

Bangladesh to face South Africa in quarter-finals

Dhaka — Bangladesh Under-19 cricket team to face their South African counterparts in the quarter-finals of the ongoing ICC U-19 World Cup in South Africa on Thursday. Bangladesh advanced to the quarter-finals as champions of Group C, beating Zimbabwe and Scotland in two consecutive matches before gaining one more point from the match against Pakistan which was washed out due ... Read More »

BPL Football begins on February 13

Dhaka – The 13-team Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) Football 2019-20, organised by Bangladesh Football Federation (BFF) will begin on February 13. The decision was taken in a meeting of the BFF Professional Football League Committee (PFLC) at their Board Room on Wednesday with committee chairman Abdus Salam Murshedy, MP in the chair. Earlier, the 13th version of the country’s top ... Read More »

No objection to tour Pakistan for Test series, says BCB President

Dhaka – Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) president Nazmul Hassan Papon said the security arrangement of Pakistan during the T20 International series was satisfactory and Bangladesh have no objection to tour Pakistan for the Test series. Bangladesh team backed home after the three-match T20 series on January 27 midnight. After returning home from Pakistan BCB Boss met the press Wednesday evening ... Read More »

Bangladesh squad for ICC Women’s T20 World Cup announced

Dhaka – The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) on Wednesday announced a 15-member final squad for the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup’ 2020. The competition will be held in Australia from February 21 to March 8. Salma Khatun will lead the Bangladesh team in the T20 World Cup while Rumana Ahmed was made her deputy. Bangladesh, which was placed in the ... Read More »

Tarafder Ruhul Amin exchanges views with BSJA

Dhaka – Tarafder Mohammad Ruhul Amin, one of the prominent football organisers and owner of premier football league club Saif Sports Club, visited the office of Bangladesh Sports Journalists’ Association ( BSJA) on Thursday noon. During the visit, he exchanged views with the BSJA members and senior sports journalists. Speaking on the occasion, Ruhul Amin criticised the Bangladesh Football Federation ... Read More »

US envoy visits Sundarbans to promote wildlife, conservation

US Ambassador to Bangladesh Earl Miller, accompanied by USAID Mission Director Derrick Brown, has visited the Sundarbans to support the growing partnership between the United States and Bangladesh. Ahead of World Wetlands Day that falls on February 2, his visit to the world’s largest mangrove forest from January 26-28 highlighted the importance of conserving the Sundarbans and its wildlife. Healthy ... Read More »

IBBL Rajshahi Zone holds Clients’ Get-together

Rajshahi Zone of Islami Bank Bangladesh Limited organized Clients’ Get-together at Parjatan Motel, Rajshahi on 26 January 2020. Mohammed Monirul Moula, Additional Managing Director of the Bank addressed the program as chief guest. Md. Omar Faruk Khan, Deputy Managing Director of the bank addressed the program as special guest. Md. Kawsar-ul-Alam, Senior Executive Vice President presided over the program while ... Read More »

Former Premier League stars headline wildfire recovery match

Sydney (AP/UNB) — Former Premier League stars Didier Drogba, Dwight Yorke and Park Ji-Sung are among an initial group of international footballers confirmed for an exhibition match in Sydney in May to aid in the country’s recovery from devastating wildfires. The first release of players for the ‘Football for Fires’ match, which will be played at Sydney’s Olympic Stadium on ... Read More »

Ruman Shana promoted to Lance Naik

Dhaka – Bangladesh’s celebrated archer Ruman Shana has been promoted to the post of Lance Naik of Bangladesh Ansar & VDP. Director General of Ansar & VDP Major General Kazi Sharif Kaikobad adorned badges to Shana, recognising his achievements in Archery on Tuesday at the headquarters Ansar & VDP in Khilgaon area. Besides, Vice President of Bnagladesh Olympic Association  and ... Read More »

Holders Titas Club to play PDB in final on Wednesday

Dhaka -Reigning Champions Titas Club will play Power Development Board (PDB) in the final of Bangabandhu Popular Life Insurance Premier Division Volleyball League on Wednesday. The match will kick-off at 3:30pm at the Shaheed Nur Hossain National Volleyball Stadium here. In the third place-deciding match, Bangladesh Ansar & VDP will play Police SC also on Wednesday at 1:30pm at the ... Read More »

Imrul, Shadman uncertain in first Test against Pakistan

Dhaka — Bangladeshi southpaw opening batsmen Imrul Kayes and Shadman Islam are uncertain about playing in the first Test of the two-match series against Pakistan starting on February 7 in Rawalpindi. Imrul is yet to recover from the hamstring injury sustained during the Bangabandhu Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) while Shadman has been suffering from a wrist injury. The medical team ... Read More »

BB National Football: Shariatpur beat Dhaka 1-0

Dhaka- Shariatpur District beat Dhaka District by 1-0 goal in a Padma Zone match of Bangabandhu National Football Championship at the Kamalpur Stadium here on Tuesday. In the day’s anther Padma Zone match, hosts Cumilla defeated Munshiganj by 3-0 goals at the Shaheed Dhirendranath Stadium. In the day’s other match, Bangladesh Navy beat Bangladesh Air Force by 2-1 goals at ... Read More »

Faridpur Police Lines HS beat Patuakhali Jubilee HS

Dhaka – Police Lines High School of Faridpur beat Patuakhali Government Jubilee High School by 3-2 goals  in the thrilling tiebreaker in  Faridpur Zone opener of the Bangabandhu National School Hockey Tournament’2020 on Monday. The match was locked in a goalless draw at the Sheikh Jamal Stadium in Faridpur. Deputy Commissioner of Faridpur and President of Faridpur District Sports Association ... Read More »