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I’m well but not tested negative: Mashrafe

Dhaka  — Former Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Bin Mortaza ruled out a rumour regarding being to be negative in coronavirus test. He confirmed that he is doing well but not tested negative yet. Mashrafe is tested positive for coronavirus on June 20. Since then, he has been taking treatment at his home in Dhaka. His condition is well. “A news is ... Read More »

Jamal, Sabina feel proud & honor

DHAKA – Both Jamal Bhuyan and Sabina Khatun the captain of their respective Bangladesh national football team feels very proud and honor after the Bangladesh Football Federation (BFF) made them brand ambassadors of country’s grassroots football. “I just want to thank the BFF for giving me the opportunity to be the brand ambassador for grassroots football .. I feel very ... Read More »

Indonesia officially announces 2021 FIFA U-20 World Cup venues

JAKARTA – The Football Association of Indonesia (PSSI) has officially picked six out of the 10 potential sports stadiums on the shortlist for the forthcoming 2021 FIFA U-20 World Cup to be staged in the country, an official has said. The six stadiums are located on the main Java Island, Sumatra Island and Bali Island, Media reported on Sunday. The ... Read More »

BFF lauds Sports Minister Russell’s kind acts

DHAKA  – The Bangladesh Football Federation (BFF) lauded State Minister for Youth and Sports Zahid Ahsan Russell MP for his generosity shown towards the hapless athletes as well as the poor people, a BFF congratulatory message said today. The State Minister, standing beside the helpless, has provided financial assistance to the athletes hit hard by coronavirus. He has raised more ... Read More »

Coronavirus: Mashrafe doing well

Former Bangladesh captain Masrhafe Bin Mortaza, who tested positive for coronavirus a week ago, is doing well and not suffering from any health complications, his family said. Masrahfe’s test result came on June 20 and he has since been in isolation at his home. The 36-year-old has asthma which was enough to make his family and fans scared. But after ... Read More »

IBBL board recommends 10% cash dividend for shareholders

The Board of Directors of Islami Bank Bangladesh Limited has recommended 10% cash dividend for the shareholders for the year 2019 subject to approval of the 37th Annual General Meeting of the Bank. The decision was taken in a virtual meeting of the board of directors on 27 June 2020, Saturday with its Chairman Professor Md. Nazmul Hassan, Ph.D in ... Read More »

A Tour de France like no other

Cycling’s Tour de France should have embarked from the Mediterranean city of Nice this weekend, but the two-month coronavirus delay will heighten the drama on a “unique edition”, race organiser Christian Prudhomme has told AFP. Read More »

FIFA approves $1.5 billion coronavirus relief fund for world football

LAUSANNE  – FIFA is to make available $1.5 billion in grants and loans as a relief fund to help associations impacted by the coronavirus, world football’s governing body announced on Thursday. Gianni Infantino, the FIFA president, said the relief fund had been “unanimously approved” by the members of its council and insisted there would be “strict controls” on how the ... Read More »

West Indies coach Simmons has no worries over Holder’ niggle’

LONDON – West Indies coach Phil Simmons had no qualms over the fitness of Jason Holder after the captain played a restricted role on the final day of his side’s first warm-up match ahead of next month’s Test series against England. Holder led one team in a drawn intra-squad three-day game against Kraigg Brathwaite’s XI at Old Trafford. But the ... Read More »

Bangladesh celebrates 20 years of Test Status

Dhaka – Bangladesh completed the 20th year of getting Test status today (Friday). On this day in 2000, the country achieved historic recognition from International Cricket Council (ICC) as the 10th Test playing nation. Earlier, Bangladesh upheld their claim for the status  in international cricket when Tigers won their first major international trophy, the ICC Trophy,  beating Kenya in Kuala ... Read More »

I have to take more responsibility now: Akbar

DHAKA  – Bangladesh World Cup winning Under-19 captain Akbar Ali felt he now has to take more responsibility after he was selected as one of the 20 cricketers who could dominate the next decade. The cricket monthly magazine of ESPNcricinfo prepared the list asking 15 coaches, scouts, analyst, players and observers around the world. The wicket-keeper batsman Akbar Ali showed ... Read More »

All Blacks, Kangaroos discuss union, league hybrid match

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand Rugby has confirmed it is in talks over a hybrid match between the All Blacks and Australia’s national rugby league team, the Kangaroos. Chief executive Mark Robinson told reporters in New Zealand on Thursday that it has “had the option put to us” of playing a 14-a-side match between the teams in December. ... Read More »

BCB introduces app to monitor cricketers’ health

Dhaka – Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has introduced an app to monitor the physical health and mental well-being of cricketers during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The COVID-19 WELLNESS app has been customised using the EDGE10 sports analytics software to track individual players on a daily basis, said a BCB media release on Thursday. The app has been launched with the ... Read More »

Mashrafe’s brother now infected with Covid-19

The younger brother of former Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Bin Mortaza has been infected with coronavirus. The development comes a few days after the former captain was diagnosed with Covid-19. Golam Mortaza Swapan, father of Mashrafe, confirmed that his younger son Morsalin Bin Mortaza also tested positive for Covid-19 in the morning. He is now taking treatment at his Dhaka residence, ... Read More »

Mother of national footballer Abdul Gaffar dies

Rahima Khatun, mother of former national footballer cum former BFF member Abdul Gaffar, passed away on Wednesday at Shomorita hospital in the capital. She was 85. She left behind five sons, three daughter and large number of admirers to mourn her death. Rahima Khatun breathed her last at about 1:20 am on Wednesday. She was undergoing treatment at the  ICU of the hospital ... Read More »

I regret the mistake I made, says Shakib

Bangladesh stalwart Shakib Al Hasan on Wednesday regretted the mistake for what he had to be banned for a tenure of two-year by the International Cricket Council (ICC). He came up with the disclosure in a recent interaction with Indian commentator Harsha Bhogle. Shakib talked about many aspects of his life, including the ban during the interaction. However, the world ... Read More »

18 Bangladeshi players in CPL T20 draft

DHAKA – A total of 18 Bangladeshi players including two surprising names–Nasum Ahmed and Mehedi Hasan Rana found a place in the players’ draft of the Caribbean Premier League (CPL). The draft will be held tomorrow (Wednesday) as the six franchisees will pick up the players including five overseas cricketers from the draft. A team however can play four overseas ... Read More »

World No.1 Novak Djokovic, wife test positive for COVID-19

BELGRADE – Men’s world number one tennis player Novak Djokovic said on Tuesday he and his wife have tested positive for coronavirus after taking part in a tennis exhibition series he organized. “The moment we arrived in Belgrade we went to be tested. My result is positive, just as Jelena’s, while the results of our children are negative,” Djokovic said ... Read More »

More virus positives won’t stop Pakistan tour, says Giles

A top English cricket official says Pakistan’s tour of England could still go ahead even if more players from the travelling party test positive for the coronavirus. Three members of Pakistan’s extended 29-man squad — Haider Ali, Haris Rauf and Shadab Khan — tested positive following checks for COVID-19 on Sunday, and more results were due in the coming days. ... Read More »

COVID-19: Bangladesh-New Zealand series postponed

Dhaka —The  Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) said they have postponed the  home series against New Zeland which was scheduled to take place in August-September this year The decision was taken after a joint discussion with the New Zealand Cricket, said a press release of BCB.New Zealand were due to visit Bangladesh to play two Tests which are the part of ... Read More »

Mother of Crickter Gazi Ashraf Lipu dies

Dhaka – Mina Hossain, mother of former captain of Bangladesh National Cricket Team and former BCB Director Gazi Ashraf Hossain Lipu, passed away Monday afternoon. She was 86. She left behind two sons, a daughter and large number of admirers to mourn her death. Mina Hossain  breathed her last at about 4pm at her residence in Bashundhara, Dhaka after suffering ... Read More »

Mashrafe doing well, confirms family

Dhaka — Bangladesh former national team captain Mashrafe Bin Mortaza, who tested positive for coronavirus two days ago, has been doing well. Some media reports suggested on Monday noon that the former captain and Parliament Member’s health condition worsened due to the virus, but a family member of Mashrafe said he is doing well. “Bhaia is doing well. He has ... Read More »

Kohli is a ‘terrific guy’, says Smith

NEW DELHI – Australia’s Steve Smith has hailed Indian superstar and on-field rival Virat Kohli as a “terrific guy” and a strong leader who plays hard on the field. While international sporting events were halted when the coronavirus pandemic hit, cricketers have been keeping in touch with each other through messages, phone and video calls. “I had few conversations with ... Read More »

Mushfiqur stands by small businessmen of JU

DHAKA  – Bangladesh wicket-keeper batsman Mushfiqur Rahim now stood beside the small businessmen of the Jahangirnagar University who was hit hard by the COVID-19. With the University being closed for the last three months due to the outbreak of the Novel Coronavirus in the country, those small businessmen who have small shops, tea stalls in the university premises fell into ... Read More »

BCB advise players not to give relief goods in person

DHAKA – The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) medical department felt it’s high time to send a guideline to the players, advising them not to give relief goods in person. BCB’s chief physician Dr. Devashis Chowdhury felt the urgency of the guidelines in the wake of three players being infected by the Novel Coronavirus which created mayhem around the world. Former ... Read More »

Technical committee approve proposal of appointment Paul Smalley

DHAKA – The technical committee of Bangladesh Football Federation (BFF) unanimously approved the proposal of appointment BFF technical and strategic director Paul Smalley and the technical committee will send their decision to BFF executive committee for approval at later stage. “We have discussed four agendas in the meeting … after considering the past and discussing with the others we want ... Read More »

Cricketer Nazmul Opu too tests positive for COVID-19

DHAKA — Right after the news of Mashrafe Bin Mortaza infected with Novel Coronavirus broke out, national left-arm spinner Nazmul Islam Opu also found positive for the deadly virus. Opu who played one Test, 5 ODIs and 13 T20 Internationals for Bangladesh has been giving the vulnerable people a voluntary service during the time of COVID-19. “I went to Narshigdi ... Read More »

Shakib pays glowing tribute to Ramchand Goala

DHAKA —Bangladesh ace all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan paid rich tributes to former cricketer Ramchand Goala, who died on Friday at the age of 79. Shakib who has been serving ICC-imposed ban at this moment termed Goala a legend in the history of Bangladesh cricket. “Ramchand Goala, one of the pioneers of Bangladesh cricket, left us yesterday,” he wrote in a ... Read More »

Mashrafe urges everyone to pray for him

DHAKA — Former Bangladesh skipper Mashrafe Bin Mortaza urged everyone to pray for him in his endeavor to overcome the COVID-19, a deadly virus which infected him today. Mashrafe, also the ruling party lawmaker from Narial-2 constituency, now has kept him isolated at his Mirpur residence. “Today I was tested positive for COVID-19. Everyone please prays for me, so that ... Read More »