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UEFA makes formal proposal to delay Euro 2020 by one year

NYON, Switzerland (AP) — UEFA formally proposed postponing the 2020 European Championship for one year on Tuesday because of the coronavirus outbreak. The new tournament dates will be June 11 to July 11, the Norwegian soccer association announced during a conference call that UEFA hosted with its 55 national member federations. The UEFA executive committee was due to make a ... Read More »

Cricket to return back to fields soon, hopes Khaled Mahmud

Dhaka  —Former captain of Bangladesh cricket team and the head coach of Dhaka Abahani Limited Khaled Mahmud hoped that cricket will return back to the field shortly which has been halted due to coronavirus outbreak. Along with all sports events, Dhaka Premier Cricket league was also halted as per direction of the government due to the virus. “It was the ... Read More »

DRU Media Football: Eight teams reach 2nd round

Dhaka – Eight teams have reached to the 2nd round of the Walton Smart Fridge-Dhaka Reporters Unity (DRU) six-a-side Media Cup Football Tournament after winning their first round matches at the Shaheed (Capt) M Mansur Ali National Handball Stadium here on Monday. The teams are: Ekattor TV, Radio Today, Bangla Vision, GTV, New Age, Khola Kagoj, Ittefaq and New Nation. ... Read More »

Coronavirus: BCB halts Dhaka Premier Division Cricket League

Dhaka  — Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) on Monday halted the second round matches of the ongoing Bangabandhu Dhaka Premier League till March 31 over coronavirus outbreak. The decision was taken following a direction of Ministry of Youth and Sports to halt all the ongoing sports event of Bangladesh, said a media release from BCB. The board will take further decision ... Read More »

Dhaka Mohammedan SC goes to polls on April 18

Dhaka – The long-awaited election of traditional fan-based Dhaka Mohammedan SC will be held on April 18 this year. The decision was taken at a board of directors meeting of the club held at club tent in Motijheel Sunday night. Director of Dhaka Mohammedan SC and former badminton star Quamrun Nahar Dana said, “Our club election will held on April ... Read More »

All sporting events brought to halt on ministry’s directive

The State Minister for Youth and Sports M Zahid Ahsan Russell MP directed all the National Sports Federations, Associations and concerned authorities to immediately halt all ongoing and scheduled upcoming  sporting events, both domestic and international, in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. . He gave the directive while addressing a meeting to review the progress and implementation of different sports ... Read More »

Premier Cricket: Mohammedan concede defeat to Shinepukur

Dhaka — Mohammedan Sporting Club lost their first game of Bangabandhu Dhaka Premier Division Cricket League to Shinepukur Cricket Club by five wickets at Khan Shaheb Osman Ali Stadium in Fatullah on Monday, before the league is halted by Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) later on the day to tackle coronavirus. BCB said in a press release sent on Monday evening ... Read More »

Super Rugby to be suspended after weekend games due to virus

Super Rugby organizers decided on Saturday to suspend the competition indefinitely after the weekend’s games because New Zealand players returning home from matches overseas faced being forced into self-isolation for two weeks due to the coronavirus pandemic. SANZAAR, the body that runs Super Rugby, said the tournament would be off for the “foreseeable future” with only seven of 18 rounds ... Read More »

Mushfiqur hits ton to guide Abahani to flying start

Dhaka – A captain’s knock of 127 by Mushfiqur Rahim helped defending champions Dhaka Abahani Limited make a flying start in the Bangabandhu Dhaka Premier Division Cricket League outplaying Partex SC by 81 runs at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Mirpur on Sunday. Newly appointed Abahani captain Mushfiqur Rahim opted to bat first after winning the toss in the ... Read More »

Ctg Abahani advance to top slot shocking Bashundhara Kings 4-3

Dhaka- Defending champions and start-studded Bashundhara Kings conceded 3-4 goals defeat against Chittagong Abahani Ltd in the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) Football at their home venue of Sheikh Kamal National Stadium in Nilphamari on Sunday. Bashundhara Kings conceded the first defeat in the league losing to Mohammedan SC by 0-1 goal in Cumilla on March 7. The big budgeted Bashundhara ... Read More »

Rangpur Keramotia School emerge new champions

Dhaka  – Rangpur Keramotia School emerged new champions in the Bangabandhu First Security Islami Bank National School Hockey Tournament beating former champions Armanitola Government High School of Dhaka by 2-0 goals in the final at the Maulana Bhashani National Stadium here on Sunday. Mohammad Bishal put the winners ahead in the very 3rd minute by a field goal while Rezaul ... Read More »

New Zealand abandons ODI, T20 series over virus concerns

Sydney (AP/UNB) — Australia’s one-day international series against New Zealand has been abandoned after the New Zealanders had to rush home due to coronavirus precautions. The New Zealand government announced Saturday that all incoming passengers would be subject to a 14-day quarantine, from midnight Sunday. “A consequence of this is that we need to get our team back to New ... Read More »

Dhaka Premier League begins Sunday amid coronavirus fear

Dhaka — Dhaka Premier Division Cricket League, the most competitive domestic cricket event of the country, is all set to begin from Sunday amid the fear of COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) which has forced to postpone many sporting events around the world including a two-match T20I series between World XI and Asia XI in Bangladesh. The event is renamed to Bangabandhu ... Read More »

Expecting from me to surpass Mashrafe overnight is unfair: Tamim

Dhaka  —Newly appointed ODI captain of Bangladesh Tamim Iqbal, in this first media interaction after taking over captaincy from Mashrafe Bin Mortaza,  said on Saturday it will be unfair to expect from him overnight to surpass  Mashrafe. The southpaw batsman cum Tigers captain Tamim urged the fans to keep faith on him and give some time to improve his skills ... Read More »

Coronavirus outbreak made Pakistan tour tough: Nazmul

Dhaka — Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) president Nazmul Hassan Papon on Saturday said the 3rd and final phase of the Pakistan tour of Bangladesh National cricket team is now very tough due to spread of coronavirus globally. “The final decision is yet to be made. We’re in close contact with Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB). I hope the final decision will ... Read More »

Zatopkova, Olympic champion and wife of Zatopek, dies at 97

Prague (AP/UNB) — Dana Zatopkova, an Olympic javelin champion and the wife of running great Emil Zatopek, has died. She was 97. The Czech Olympic Committee said Zatopkova died Friday. No details about the cause of death were immediately given. Zatopkova was born on the same day as her husband, and the two formed one of the best known sports ... Read More »

Trump “postpone” idea shot down by Japanese Olympic minister

Tokyo (AP/UNB) — President Donald Trump’s suggestion to postpone the Tokyo Olympics for a year because of the spreading coronavirus was immediately shot down by Japan’s Olympic minister. “The IOC and the organizing committee are not considering cancellation or a postponement — absolutely not at all,” Seiko Hashimoto, an Olympic bronze medalist, told a news conference on Friday in Tokyo. ... Read More »

Australian sports begin feeling effects of the coronavirus

Brisbane, Australia (AP/UNB) — Australian sports fans didn’t really need a reminder about the coronavirus, but they got one anyway Friday when a number of major events Down Under were affected by concerns over the pandemic. And more are likely to follow. As the Australian Formula One Grand Prix was being called off in Melbourne, Cricket Australia announced that three ... Read More »

Premier League, Champions League call off matches

Düsseldorf, Germany (AP/UNB) — The Premier League and the Champions League were both suspended Friday as the chaos stemming from the coronavirus outbreak continues to impact soccer. Matches in England will be stopped until at least April 3 after five Premier League clubs said some players or staff were in self-isolation. Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has tested positive for the ... Read More »

Sikder Group Independence Day Cup Golf ends

Dhaka – The 8th Sikder Group Independence Day Cup Golf Tournament 2020 ended at the Kurmitola Golf Club here on Friday. Sikder Group & R&R Aviation Ltd, a concern of the group, organised three-day the international tournament on the occasion of the ‘Mujib Borsho’ to commemorate the birth centenary of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, said a ... Read More »

Adrian’s error ushers Liverpool toward Champions League exit

Liverpool  (AP/UNB) — Anfield was rocking. Jurgen Klopp was beating his chest and punching the air. Another famous comeback was on for Liverpool in the Champions League. One error from their backup goalkeeper saw it all come crashing down for the titleholders on Wednesday.When Adrian received the ball at his feet seven minutes into extra time, Liverpool had just gone ... Read More »

Juventus player Rugani tests positive for coronavirus

Milan (AP/UNB) — Italian soccer club Juventus announced Wednesday that one of its players, defender Daniele Rugani, has tested positive for COVID-19. Rugani, who also plays for the Italian national team, is the first player in the country’s top soccer division to test positive for the disease, which is caused by the new coronavirus. Juventus, which has won the last ... Read More »

Real Madrid soccer team put in quarantine

London (AP/UNB) — Real Madrid says its soccer and basketball teams have been put in quarantine after a basketball play for the club tested positive for the coronavirus. The Spanish club says the soccer team was also affected because it shares training facilities with the basketball team. German broadcaster Sky says it will show some Bundesliga soccer games on a ... Read More »