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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 »

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 »

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 »

Palestine edge past Seychelles to reach final

Dhaka – A late-strike from forward Layth Kharoub helped Palestine edge past lowly East African nation Seychelles 1-0 in the first semifinal match of the Bangabandhu International Gold Cup Football Tournament at the Bangabandhu National Stadium (BNS) here on Wednesday. Forward Kharoub luckily netted the match-winner with a right-footer shot inside the box from a pass by midfielder Mahmoud Abuwarda ... Read More »

Palestine to play Seychelles in first semifinal on Wednesday

Dhaka – Defending champions Palestine will play lowly Seychelles in the first semifinal of the six-team Bangabandhu International Gold Cup Football Tournament on Wednesday. The match will kick-off at 5 pm at the Bangabandhu National Stadium here. Hosts Bangladesh will play Burundi in the 2nd semifinal on Thursday at the same time and same venue. Palestine emerged Group A champions ... Read More »

U-19 World Cup: Bangladesh earn 2nd victory beating Scotland

Dhaka — Bangladesh registered their 2nd consecutive victory in the ongoing ICC Under-19 World Cup in South Africa beating Scotland by seven wickets with 200 balls to spare on Tuesday featuring the first hat-trick of the event by left-arm spinner Rakibul Hasan. With the win, Bangladesh came close to making it to the quarterfinals from the group. In the day’s ... Read More »

Sherpur Police emerge champions in Mymensingh Range Cricket

Sherpur  – Hosts Sherpur District Police team emerged champions in the Mymensingh Range T20 Cricket Tournament of Bangladesh Police beating Netrakona District Police team by eight wickets in the final at the local Police Lines ground on Tuesday. Favoured by coin, Netrakona team batted first and scored 56 runs for the loss of three wickets in a curtailed six-over a-side ... Read More »

GM Ziaur Rahman, Tajwar Zia earn three points each

Dhaka – Bangladeshi Grand Master (GM) Ziaur Rahman and Tahsin Tajwar Zia earned three points each after the 5th round matches of the 12th Chennai Open International Grandmasters Chess Tournament in the Indian city Chennai on Tuesday. M Jishan Rahman Maleq earned 1.5 points after the day’s 5th round. In the day’s 5th round matches, GM Zia beat Abhinav Chakrapani ... Read More »

Tahsin Tajwar Zia earns 3 points from four matches

Dhaka  – Bangladesh’s Tahsin Tajwar Zia earned 3 points after 4th round matches of the ongoing 12th Chennai Open International Grandmasters Chess Tournament’2020 at Indian city Chennai on Monday. Among other Bangladeshi participants, GM Ziaur Rahman earned 2 points and Md Jishan Rahman Maleq earned 1.5 points. In the 4th round matches, Tahsin and Maleq beat India’s Bipin Raj and ... Read More »

Tight security will not affect our game: Shanto

Dhaka — Top-order batsman Najmul Hossain Shanto on Monday said tight security will not affect the performance of Bangladesh cricket team during Pakistan tour. Making a comeback in the national team after a good performance in Bangabandhu Bangladesh Premier League (BPL), Shanto told the media at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium during the day’s practice session. Tigers conducted a four-day practice ... Read More »

Walton School Chess Tournament to begin on Jan 25

Dhaka – The Walton School FIDE Rapid Rating Chess Tournament’2020, organized by Bangladesh Chess Federation (BCF) and sponsored by Walton Group, will begin on January 25 at the Chess Federation Hall-Room in NSC old building here. The day-long tournament is open only for school students and it will be held on eight-round follow Swiss-League system, said the BCF in a ... Read More »

Fed Cup TT: Soma, Mahi reach women’s singles final

Dhaka – Sonam Sultana Soma of Abahani Limited and Nowrin Sultana Mahi of Bangladesh Army moved into the women’s singles final of the Federation Cup (Ranking)  Table Tennis Tournament eliminating their rivals in the semis at the Shaheed Tajuddin Ahmed Indoor Stadium here on Monday. Soma beat her compatriot Sadia Rahman Mou by 4-2 sets while Mahi defeated her compatriot ... Read More »

Seven-team Women’s Football League begins on January 31

Dhaka – The 3rd edition of the seven-team Women’s Football League will begin on January 31 at the Bir Shrestho Shaheed Shipahi Mohammad Mustafa Kamal Stadium in Kamalapur after a break of seven years. Seven participating teams are — Bashundhara Kings, Anwara Sporting Club, Nasrin Sporting Club, Kacharipara Ekadash, FC Uttarbanga, Comilla United, Shopnochura & Akkelpur Football Academy. The BFF ... Read More »

Domingo to sort out players for T20 WC from Pakistan series

Dhaka – Head coach of Bangladesh National Cricket team Russell Domingo has said he will start to sort out the national squad for the upcoming T20 World Cup from the ensuing Pakistan series beginning on January 24. Bangladesh will have to compete in the first round of the event in group B with Namibia, the Netherlands and Scotland. All the ... Read More »

Bangladesh storm semifinals thrashing Sri Lanka 3-0

Dhaka – Hosts Bangladesh reached the semifinals of the ongoing six-team Bangabandhu International Gold Cup Football Tournament thrashing Sri Lanka by 3-0 goals in their 2nd and last Group A match at the crowded Bangabandhu National Stadium here on Sunday. Forward Motin Miah netted twice while another forward Mohammad Ibrahim scored the remaining goal for the home side. With the ... Read More »

Islami Bank Cricket: Dhaka Central Zone emerge champion

Dhaka- Dhaka Central Zone emerged champions in the Islami Bank Cricket Tournament beating Noakhali Zone by eight wicket in the final held at Bangladesh Krira Sikkha Protishtan (BKSP) ground in Savar on Saturday. Managing Director and CEO of the Islami Bank Bangladesh Limited (IBBL) M Mahbub ul Alam was the chief guest at the day’s final and later he distributed ... Read More »

President of Burundi, SL Football Federations visit BFF office

Dhaka- Presidents of the Burundi and Sri Lankan football federations made a courtesy visit to Bangladesh Football Federation (BFF) office in Motijheel Sunday on invitation from BFF. President of  Burundi Football Federation Reverien Ndikuriyo and the president of Sri Lankan Fooball Federation Anura De Silva met with the President of Bangladesh Football Federation (BFF) Kazi Md Salahuddin at the BFF ... Read More »

Pakistan T20 series: Mahedi, Shanto ready to prove their worth

Dhaka — Mahedi Hasan and Najmul Hossain Shanto are eager to prove their mettle in the upcoming T20 International series against Pakistan starting from January 24. Mahmudullah Riyad will lead the Bangladesh side in the upcoming T20I series. Bangladesh team will fly for Pakistan on January 23 to play a three-match T20 series in Lahore on January 24, 25 and ... Read More »

Rain halts play as Bangladesh start campaign

Dhaka — Bangladesh started their ICC Under-19 World Cup campaign on Sunday taking on Zimbabwe at Senwes Park, Potchefstroom in South Africa. However, rain halted the game after 28.1 overs. Bangladesh won the toss and opted to bowl first. Zimbabwe managed a good start scoring 68 in 11 overs for two wickets. But they lost some more wickets in the ... Read More »