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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 »

Bappi, Anik hit tons in Bangabandhu National School Cricket

Dhaka – Shakibul Hasan Bappi, captain cum wicket-keeper of Brahmanbaria Annada Government High School and Anik of Barisal Charbaria High School scored centuries in the Bangabandhu National School Cricket Tournament at two separate venues on Monday. Annada Government High School beat Ideal Residential School & College by 174 runs in Brahmanbaria while Barisal Charbaria High School outplayed Barisal Model School ... Read More »

Four-team BCL to begin Jan 31

Dhaka — Bangladesh Cricket League (BCL), four-team franchise-based first-class cricket competition of the country, is set to begin on January 31. The players’ draft of the ensuing league was held on Monday at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Mirpur. Walton Group and Islami Bank Bangladesh Ltd will run the franchise of Central Zone and East Zone respectively while Bangladesh Cricket ... Read More »

BISC Sports: Shaheed Abdul Jabbar House emerge champions

Dhaka – Bhasha Shaheed Abdul Jabbar House emerged champions in the Inter-House Annaul Sports Competition of Bangladesh International School & College (BISC) concluded on Sunday at school premises in Nirjhor, Dhaka Cantonment. Bhasha Shaheed Abdus Salam House finished runners-up in the week-long meet. On the final day (Sunday), there was a great congregation of students, teachers and guardians in the ... Read More »

Cornered Tigers eye consolation win against Pakistan

Touring Bangladesh National Cricket Team are looking for a consolation win against Pakistan when they lock horns in the 3rd and last game of the three-match T20 series at Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore on Monday. The match will kick off at 3pm Bangladesh time. Before the series, Tigers’ captain Mahmudullah Riyad and coach Russell Domingo insisted that they were upbeat ... Read More »

BB National Football: BKSP crushes BUET by 7-1 goals

Dhaka – Bangladesh Krira Shikkha Protishtan (BKSP) outplayed Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET) by 7-1 goals in the Bangabandhu National Football Championship at the Kamalpur Stadium here on Sunday. In the day’s other match at the same venue, Dhaka University beat Dhaka Education Board by 5-1 goals. Hosts Natore District trounced Joypurhat District by 7-1 goals at the ... Read More »

Bashundhara Kings form strong team for Women’s Football

Dhaka – Bashundhara Kings have formed a strong team for the 3rd edition of the Women’s Football League recruiting 23 booters, including 19 national players. They together with other teams completed their player registration formalities for the upcoming meet at Bangladesh Football Federation (BFF) office on the last day on Sunday. They included National Women’s team Captain Sabina Khatun, Bangladesh ... Read More »

Nat’l Taekwondo: Army champs in men’s senior events

Dhaka- Bangladesh Army emerged champions clinching 8 gold, 7 silver and 2 bronze medals in the men’s senior events of the Mujib Borsho Trust Bank 17th National Senior-Junior Taekwondo Competition’2020 at the gymnasium of National Sports Council Tower here on Sunday. Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) finished runners-up in the men’s senior events clinching 5 gold, 4 silver and 5 bronze. ... Read More »

Australian Open Glance: Barty sees opposition disappear

Ash Barty was on and off the court quickly in her third-round match, a straight-sets win that left her most of the rest of the day to do whatever she pleased. If she chose to watch any tennis on TV, it would have been interesting viewing. Serena Williams and Australian Open defending champion Naomi Osaka were both beaten in her ... Read More »

Stokes sorry for swearing at fan, says he reacted to abuse

Star England allrounder Ben Stokes has apologized for swearing at a cricket fan while leaving the field after being dismissed on the opening day of the series-deciding final test against South Africa on Friday. Stokes said he was subjected to “repeated abuse from the crowd” when he was walking off but “I should not have reacted in that way.” Stokes ... Read More »

Pakistan seal T20I series with one match to play

Dhaka — Another poor batting and bowling show handed Bangladesh a nine-wicket defeat in the 2nd game of the three-match T20I series against Pakistan at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore on Saturday. With this win, Pakistan sealed the series with one match to play on January 27 at the same venue. Bangladesh won the toss and opted to bat first ... Read More »

Palestine rout Burundi 3-1 to retain Bangabandhu Gold Cup

Dhaka – Palestine retained the Bangabandhu Gold Cup title beating Burundi by 3-1 goals in the final of the 6th edition of the meet at Bangabandhu National Stadium here on Saturday. Forward Khaled Salem, captain-cum-midfielder Sameh Maraaba and forward Layth Kharoub scored one goal each for the champions while defender Ndikumana Asman scored the lone goal for Burundi. The West ... Read More »

Chittagong Municipal High School clinch 10-1 goals win against Sonapur High School in opener

Dhaka – Chittagong Municipal Model High School beat Sonapur High School of Feni by 10-1 goals in the opening match of Bangabandhu National School Hockey Tournament’2020 at the MA Aziz Stadium in Chattogram on Saturday. Chattogram City Corporation (CCC) Mayor AJM Nasir Uddin inaugurated the meet as chief guest. Besides, Vice Presidents of Bangladesh Hockey Federation Dr Mahfuzur Rahman, Abdur ... Read More »

Shana wins KOOL-BSPA Best Player of the Year award

Dhaka – Bangladesh’s premier Archer Mohammed Ruman Shana clinched the KOOL-BSPA Best Player of the Year’2019 award as he was selected the best sportsman of the year in 2019 for winning three gold medals in 13th South Asian Games in Nepal in December and for securing a spot for the Tokyo Olympics’2020 from the World Archery Championship in the Netherlands ... Read More »

Mooy completes permanent move to Brighton

London (AP/UNB) — Australia midfielder Aaron Mooy completed a permanent transfer to Brighton from second-tier team Huddersfield on Friday after impressing during a loan spell this season. Mooy has played 17 games for Brighton, scoring two goals, after leaving Huddersfield following its relegation from the Premier League last season. “His understandable preference is to play in the Premier League, and ... Read More »

Iyer guides India to 6-wicket win in 1st T20 vs New Zealand

Auckland (AP/UNB) — Shreyas Iyer emerged as a new star of Indian cricket Friday when his calm, unbeaten half-century clinched a six-wicket win for his team over New Zealand in a high-scoring Twenty20 international. K.L. Rahul (56) and Virat Kohli (45) shared a 99-run partnership for the second wicket, setting the foundation for India’s chase to New Zealand’s formidable 203-5. ... Read More »

Chennai chess tournament: GM Zia earns six points after 9th round

Dhaka – Bangladeshi Grand Master (GM) Ziaur Rahman earned 6 points after 9th round games of the 12th Chennai Open International Grandmasters Chess Tournament in the Indian city Chennai on Friday. Other Bangladeshi Chess players Tahsin Tajwar Zia and Md Jishan Rahman Maleq earned 4.5 and 3.4 points respectively, said Bangladesh Chess Federation (BCF) in a press release. In 9th ... Read More »

World Anti-Doping Agency shuts down Moscow lab again

Montreal(AP/UNB) — The World Anti-Doping Agency ordered Moscow’s drug-testing laboratory to be shut down again Wednesday. That followed WADA’s finding last month that data stored at the lab was tampered with in an apparent bid to cover up past drug use by Russian athletes and implicate WADA witnesses. That was “a serious violation of the code of ethics,” WADA quoted ... Read More »

U-19 World Cup: Bangladesh take on Pakistan on Friday

Dhaka — While Bangladesh national team will take on Pakistan in Lahore in the first match of three-match T20 series, the Under-19 teams of the respective countries will face off at Senwes Park, Potchefstroom, in the last Group C match of the ongoing ICC Under-19 World Cup. Both of Bangladesh and Pakistan have played two matches each and won to ... Read More »

Tigers to face off Pakistan Friday

Dhaka  — Many things were happening about Bangladesh-Pakistan series in the soil of Pakistan. But now, keeping everything aside, the cricket is finally set to take the field when the Tigers will face off the hosts on Friday in the first T20 of the three-match series in Lahore. The match will start at 3pm (Bangladesh time) at the Gaddafi Stadium ... Read More »

BB Gold Cup: Burundi reach final routing Bangladesh 3-0

Dhaka – A brilliant hat-trick from forward Nshimirimana Jospin sent Burundi in the final of the ongoing six-team Bangabandhu International Gold Cup Football Tournament as they routed hosts Bangladesh by 3-0 goals in the second semifinal at the Bangabandhu National Stadium here on Thursday. Burundi will play against Palestine in the final match on January 25 at 4 pm at ... Read More »

Ottis Gibson replaces Charl Langeveldt as BD bowling coach

Dhaka — Former West Indies fast bowler Ottis Gibson has been appointed Bangladesh national team bowling coach for two years. He replaces South African Charl Langeveldt who was released by Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) in December 2019 to serve as coach of South Africa. Gibson had appeared for the West Indies in Tests and ODIs and had an accomplished First-class ... Read More »

Coco Gauff sets up Osaka showdown in Australia; Serena wins

Melbourne, Australia (AP/UNB) — Plenty was going badly for Coco Gauff in the second round of the Australian Open. The double-faults kept coming Wednesday, nine in all. The deficits, too: First, she dropped the opening set against 74th-ranked Sorana Cirstea. Then, after forcing a third, Gauff fell behind by a break, ceding 14 of 16 points with a series of ... Read More »

Bangladesh meet Burundi in semifinal Thursday eying victory

Dhaka – Hosts Bangladesh will face upper-ranked Burundi in the tough 2nd semifinal of the six-team Bangabandhu International Gold Cup on Thursday eyeing a win. The match will kick off at 5pm at the Bangabandhu National Stadium here. The hosts reached the semifinals as the Group A runners-up with one win and one defeat. They started their campaign conceding 0-2 goals ... Read More »

Shakib wishes Bangladesh team a safe, successful series PK

Dhaka — Former Bangladesh captain Shakib Al Hasan, who has been serving a two-year-long ban imposed by ICC, wished Bangladesh national team a safe and successful tour in Pakistan. The southpaw signed an agreement with Lifebuoy at the Daily Star premises on Wednesday. During the event, he talked to the media and wished Bangladesh team a successful series. “I wish ... Read More »