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Champions Saif SC, Police maintain lead after round 8

Dhaka – Defending champions Saif Sporting Club and Bangladesh Police maintained their joint lead in the Walton Refrigerator Premier Division Chess League securing 16 points each after the 8th round at the NSC Tower auditorium here on Saturday. Uttara Central Chess Club are in 2nd slot earning 12 points and Bangladesh Navy are in 3rd securing 11 points. In the ... Read More »

Saif SC , Bangladesh Police maintain their lead

Dhaka  – Defending champions Saif Sporting Club and Bangladesh Police maintained their lead in the Walton Refrigerator Premier Division Chess League securing 10 points each after the 5th round matches at the NSC Tower Auditorium here on Wednesday. Bangladesh Navy and Uttara Central Chess Club are in the 2nd slot collecting eight points each. In the day’s 5th round matches, ... Read More »

Gold-winning archers to get warm reception upon return

Dhaka – Bangladesh Archery team, which earned a rare feat of bagging all the 10 gold medals in archery of the seven-nation 13th South Asian Games in Nepal, will be accorded a grand reception at the airport on Wednesday evening. State Minister for Youth and Sports Zahid Ahsan Russell MP will be present at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport to receive ... Read More »

Gourab reaches 2nd round of men’s singles

Dhaka – Gourab Singha reached the 2nd round of the men’s singles beating Hossain Jayan of Maldives by 20-22, 21-13, 21-11 points in the 19-nation Yonex-Sunrise Bangladesh International Challenge Badminton that began at Shaheed Tajuddin Ahmed Indoor Stadium here on Tuesday. State Minister for Youth and Sports Zahid Ahsan Russell inaugurated the six-day meet as chief guest this morning. Famed ... Read More »

World Anti-Doping Agency imposes 4-year ban on Russia

The Russian flag and national anthem were banned from next year’s Tokyo Olympics and other major sports events for four years on Monday. Russia’s hosting of world championships in Olympic sports also face being stripped after the World Anti-Doping Agency executive committee approved a full slate of recommended sanctions as punishment for state authorities tampering with a Moscow laboratory database. ... Read More »

SA Games: Bangladesh win 18 gold

The Bangladeshi contingent at the ongoing South Asian Games have secured a record18 gold medals in an edition of the regional games held outside the country. The archers created history securing all 10 gold medals in the archery discipline on Monday at Pokhara Stadium in Nepal, pushing the country’s tally to 18. Bangladesh’s best performance at the SA Games remains ... Read More »

Bangladesh clinch record 19 gold medals; all 10 in archery

Dhaka – Bangladesh made the record of achieving most gold medals in a South Asian Games securing 19 gold medals in the ongoing 13th SA Games in Nepal, featuring all the 10 gold medals in archery. Celebrated archer Mohammad Ruman Shana and Eti Khatun have displayed a brilliant show in archery securing three gold medals each — two in team ... Read More »

All-rounders hold the key for Rajshahi Royals in BPL

Dhaka — Former English cricketer Owais Shah believes Rajshahi Royals can do well in the Bangabandhu Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) starting from December 11, if their all-rounders come up with expected efforts. The 41-year-old former cricketer is all set to coach the Royals in BPL which will be his first coaching stint in Bangladesh. Shah is confident to go all ... Read More »

Bangladesh create history securing 14 golds

Dhaka- The Bangladeshi contingent at the ongoing 13th South Asian Games has already created history securing a record haul of gold medals for the country in an edition of the regional games held outside Bangladesh. Bangladesh’s haul was buoyed by the country’s archers, who bagged all six gold medals up for grabs in the discipline on Sunday at Pokhara Stadium, ... Read More »

Fatema secures first gold in fencing for Bangladesh

Dhaka – Fencer Fatema Mujib secured the first gold medal for Bangladesh in women’s sabre individual of fencing discipline in the 13th South Asian Games at Kirtipur Covered Hall in Nepal Capital Kathmandu on Saturday. Bangladeshi weightlifters Mabia Aktar Simanta and Jiarul Islam bagged two gold medals in their respective categories on the same day. Mabia Aktar Simanta clinched the ... Read More »

SA Games: Bangladeshi archers reach finals in all 10 events

Dhaka – Bangladesh archers brightened their chances to earn more gold medals in the ongoing 13th South Asian Games as they reached the finals of all the 10 events of Archery at Pokhara Stadium in Nepal on Saturday. In the men’s recurve singles, Bangladeshi celebrated archer Mohammad Ruman Shana reached the final beating Ashim Sherchan of Nepal by 6-0 set ... Read More »

Ardina Ferdous clinches silver in 10-m air pistol shooting

Dhaka – Bangladeshi shooter Ardina Ferdous clinched silver medal scoring 234.6 points in the women’s 10-metre air pistol shooting in the 13th South Asian Games at Satdobato Shooting Range in Nepalese city Lalitpur on Friday. Shri Nivetha Parmanathan of India bagged gold medal scoring 238.4 and Anna Ibtisam of Pakistan bagged bronze medal scoring 214.9 points. Bangladesh women’s shooting team ... Read More »

Bangladeshi archers shine on opening day

Dhaka – Bangladeshi celebrated archer Mohammad Ruman Shana finished top scoring 686 in the men’s recurve singles ranking round on the first day of archery discipline of the 13th South Asian Games at Pokhara Stadium in Nepal on Friday. Another Bangladeshi archer Mohammad Tamimul Islam finished 4th scoring 660 in the men’s recurve singles ranking round. Shana will play against ... Read More »

Golfers Farhad, Jakia clinch silver medals for Bangladesh

Dhaka – Bangladeshi Golfer Md Farhad clinched silver medal for Bangladesh in boys individual event on the last day of golf discipline in the 13th South Asian Games at Gokarna Forest Golf Course in Nepalese capital Kathmandu on Friday. Golfer Jakia Sultana clinched silver in girls individual event at the same venue on the day. Besides, Bangladesh Boys’ Golf team ... Read More »

Mohima Akter Mou clinches bronze on the opening day

Dhaka – Bangladeshi fencer Mohima Akter Mou clinched bronze medal in women’s foil individual of fencing discipline in the 13th South Asian Games at Kirtipur Covered Hall in Nepal Capital Kathmandu on Friday. Mou shared the event’s bronze medal with Rama Singh of hosts Nepal. Devi Wangelbam of India clinched gold medal in the women’s foil individual while her compatriot ... Read More »

Weightlifters Sathy, Shakayet clinch silver medals for BD

Dhaka – Bangladeshi weightlifter Rokeya Sultana Sathy clinched silver medal lifting total of 155 kgs in the women’s senior -71 kgs of weightlifting competition of 13th South Asian Games in the Nepalese tourist town  of Pokhara on Friday. Bangladeshi weightlifter Md Shakayet Hossain secured silver medal lifting total of 268 kgs in the men’s senior -89 kgs of weightlifting on ... Read More »

Bangladesh beat hosts Nepal in opener

Dhaka – Bangladesh Men’s Basketball team started their 13th South Asian Games Basketball mission beating hosts Nepal by 67-61 points in the opening match at the Tripureshwor Cover Hall in Kathmandu on Thursday. Bangladesh will play their 2nd match against the Maldives on Friday at 10:45 am at the same venue.UNB Read More »

Lifter Fullpoti Chakma clinches silver on opening day

Dhaka – Bangladeshi Weightlifter Fullpoti Chakma clinched the first silver medal  weightlifting competition of 13th South Asian Games on the opening day of the competition  in Nepalese tourist town  of Pokhara on Thursday. Fullpoti Chakma clinched the silver made in the women’s -55 kgs category.Three other Bangladeshi weightlifters – Shabira Molla, Fayema Akhter and Mostain Bella – clinched bronze medals ... Read More »

Gold-winning athlete Priya hospitalised with head injury

Dhaka – Bangladeshi karateka Marjan Akter Priya, who won the gold medal in the women’s 55-kg weight category of kumite in the ongoing 13th South Asian Games on Tuesday, was hospitalised after suffering a head injury in the team event final of kumite at Karate Hall of Satdobato Sports Complex in Nepal on Wednesday. Priya, who was battling for her ... Read More »

Bangladesh clinches silver medal losing to India 9-16

Dhaka – Bangladesh team finished runners-up to clinch the silver medal in the Men’s Kho Kho competition of the 13th South Asian Games losing to India by 9-16 points in the final at Kritipur in Nepal on Wednesday. Bangladesh smartly reached men’s final eliminating hosts Nepal by 24-23 points in the additional innings as the first two innings of the ... Read More »

Athletes bring three more gold medals for Bangladesh

Dhaka – Bangladesh’s athletes clinched three more gold medals in kumite events of karate of the 13th South Asia Games on the 3rd day of the 10-day seven-nation regional meet at the Karate Hall of Satdobato Sports Complex in Lalitpur, Nepal on Tuesday. After Dipu Chakma’s first gold medal for Bangladesh in Taekwondo on Monday, three Bangladeshi Karatekas Mohammad Al ... Read More »

Bangladesh beaten handily by Sri Lanka in fight for bronze

Dhaka – Bangladesh finished outside of the medals in the men’s volleyball competition of the 13th South Asian Games, after being beaten comfortably by Sri Lanka in the playoff for bronze at Tripureshwor Covered Hall in Kathmandu on Monday. Fierce rivals India and Pakistan will play in the competition’s final on Tuesday (December 3) to decide gold and silver. Earlier, ... Read More »

Bangladesh clinches one-gold, 12 bronze medals on Monday

Dhaka – Bangladesh clinched one gold and twelve bronze medals on the 2nd day of the 13th South Asian Games from two disciplines of sports –Taekwondo and Karate– held at Satdobata Sports Complex in Nepal till 9:15 pm on Monday. Rangamati-born Dipu Chakma won the first gold medal for Bangladesh in men’s individual Poomsae (above 29 years age group) Taekwondo ... Read More »

South Asian Games kicks off in Kathmandu Sunday

Dhaka – The 13th South Asian Games, the seven-nation biggest sports extravaganza of the region, begins on Sunday at Dasharath Rangasala Stadium in the Nepalese capital of Kathmandu through a gala opening ceremony. Nepalese Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli will address the three-and-half-hour inaugural ceremony of the South Asian Games scheduled to be held from December 1-10 at capital Kathmandu, ... Read More »

SAARC Chess: Five players share top slot

Dhaka – Five players shared the top slot in the 1st SAARC (Open & Women’s) Chess Championship 2019 securing five points each after the 6th round matches at FARS Hotel & Resorts in the capital on Saturday. The leaders are: GM Ziaur Rahman, GM Eanmul Hossain Razib, CM Subrota Biswas, Indian IM Mohammad Nubairshah Shaikh and Indian IM Prantik Roy. ... Read More »

Benazir Ahmed elected President of South Asian Chess Council

Dhaka- President of Bangladesh Chess Federation Benazir Ahmed, who is also the Director General of RAB Forces, elected President of the newly formed South Asian Chess Council on Friday. Benazir Ahmed, elected President of the regional chess body in the inaugural congress of the newly formed South Asian Chess Council held at the Conference Hall of FARS Hotel & Resorts ... Read More »

BD Women’s concede 0-3 defeat against Nepal in opener

Dhaka – Bangladesh Women’s Volleyball team made a frustrating start in the 13th South Asian (SA) Games after conceding straight 0-3 sets defeat against hosts Nepal in the opening match at NSC Tripureshwor Covered Hall in Kathmandu on Wednesday. Both the men’s and women’s volleyball competitions of the seven-nation South Asian Games began on Wednesday (Nov 27), four days ahead ... Read More »