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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 »

Mashrafe reveals how he was left out of World Cup 2011

Bangladesh former captain Mashrafe Bin Mortaza revealed one of the painful memories of his career. The right-pacer was left out of the World Cup 2011 due to an injury, but Mashrafe had claimed he was fit enough to play. On Saturday night, Mashrafe joined Tamim Iqbal’s Facebook Live session with Mushfiqur Rahim and Mahmudullah Riyad. During the session, Tamim asked ... Read More »

AB de Villiers motivates Shakib to bat at No.3 in World Cup

DHAKA -Shakib Al Hasan’s exceptional performance in 2019 World Cup was vastly inspired by a conversation with South African great AB de Villiers who actually gave him the idea to bat at No. 3 position. Shakib ended the World Cup by stamping his own authority as he scored 606 runs and claimed 11 wickets, a record that none could do ... Read More »

World Cup record-holder Klose joins Bayern as assist coach

BERLIN – Miroslav Klose, who holds the record for the most goals scored at men’s World Cups, has joined Bayern Munich as assistant coach, it was announced Thursday. “It feels very good, I’m really looking forward to the task,” said the 41-year-old, who scored 16 goals at four World Cups and won the 2014 title with Germany. Klose will be ... Read More »

Taylor Kiwi cricket’s top gong, eyes World Cup exit in India

WELLINGTON (BSS/AFP) – Veteran batsman Ross Taylor won New Zealand Cricket’s top award for the third time Friday and vowed to bat on until the 2023 World Cup in India. The 36-year-old was awarded the Sir Richard Hadlee Medal in a virtual ceremony held online because of COVID-19 restrictions. Taylor was a key part of the Black Caps’ run to ... Read More »

World Cup on sight as T20Is series begins Monday

Dhaka  — After a successful ODI series win, Bangladesh are now set to face Zimbabwe in a two-match T20I series starting from Monday. Bangladesh captain Mahmudullah Riyad Bangladesh will keep an eye on World Cup combination in this series. While the first match of the series will take place on Monday the other match will be played on Wednesday. Both ... Read More »

India secures semifinal spot at Women’s Twenty20 World Cup

Melbourne (AP/UNB) — India secured the first of the semifinal spots at the Women’s Twenty20 World Cup after holding off New Zealand for a three-run win at the Junction Oval on Thursday to improve to 3-0 in the group stage. The 16-year-old opener Shafali Verma scored 46 from 34 balls to guide India to 133-8, a target usually well within ... Read More »

Women’s T20 World Cup: Bangladesh beat Pakistan in warm-up game

Dhaka — In the last warm-up game of Women’s T20 World Cup before the main event, Bangladesh Women’s beat their Pakistani counterparts by five runs at Allan Border Field, Brisbane on Thursday. Jahanara Alam and Khadijatul Kubra took four and three wickets respectively to ensure the confidence-boosting win before the main event. Despite this win in the warm-up game, Bangladesh’s ... Read More »

Bangladesh squad for ICC Women’s T20 World Cup announced

Dhaka – The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) on Wednesday announced a 15-member final squad for the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup’ 2020. The competition will be held in Australia from February 21 to March 8. Salma Khatun will lead the Bangladesh team in the T20 World Cup while Rumana Ahmed was made her deputy. Bangladesh, which was placed in the ... Read More »

Two Bangladeshi umpires will conduct ICC U-19 World Cup matches

Dhaka —Two Bangladeshi umpires— Sharfuddowla Ibne Shahid Saikat and Masudur Rahman Mukul—brought themselves to a new height as they for the first time got the direct match allocations in the upcoming ICC Under-19 World Cup in South Africa this month. The media department of Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) on Monday evening confirmed that Sharfuddowla Ibne Shahid Saikat and Masudur Rahman ... Read More »

BFF plans to bring former wc stars for Bangabandhu Gold Cup

Dhaka  – Bangladesh Football Federation (BFF) planned to bring one or two former world cup stars for the upcoming Bangabandhu Gold Cup to create mass hype for the meet. The meet is scheduled to be held from January 15 to 25 while the draw will take place on January 4 here. BFF already shortlisted some of those world cup stars. ... Read More »

Wales rallies to beat 14-man France, reach World Cup semis

Oita Japan (OCT,20,(AP/UNB) — Once again, a red card proved pivotal in a Rugby World Cup knockout match between Wales and France decided by just one point. The Welsh were the beneficiaries this time. France was leading 19-10 and in total control of the quarterfinal match in Oita on Sunday when its lock, Sebastien Vahaamahina, freed his arms at a ... Read More »

Bangladesh’s World Cup Review: Shakib’s star shone lonely

Dhaka – Bangladesh were expecting their best-ever World Cup this time around in England and Wales riding on a mixture of youthful talent, and in particular the experience of four players, who were each playing their fourth World Cup. In the end, the Tigers failed to live up to expectations in the showpiece event as they returned only three wins ... Read More »

Overthrow controversy: Clear mistake, says Simon Taufel

ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Former ICC elite panel umpire Simon Taufel said England should not have been awarded 6 runs for the overthrow in the final over of their chase against New Zealand in the World Cup final at Lord’s on Sunday. Legendary umpire Simon Taufel has said the on-field umpires’ decison to award 6 runs for the controversial ... Read More »

Stokes steals World Cup beating Kiwis in nail-biting final

Dhaka, July 14 – After dramatic twists and turns, England beat New Zealand in the final at the cricket’s spiritual home- Lord’s – on Sunday to win their maiden ICC World Cup. After the match was tied, it went to the Super Over. However, the Super Over was also tied as both England and New Zealand scored identical 15 runs. Read More »

England eye World Cup glory as New Zealand plot shock

LONDON,(BSS/AFP) – Eoin Morgan’s England face New Zealand at Lord’s on Sunday desperate to win the World Cup for the first time after four years of hard graft. When England exited the 2015 tournament after an embarrassing defeat by Bangladesh, few tipped them as potential champions four years later. As captain Morgan put it: “If you had offered us the ... Read More »

New Zealand knock India out of World Cup

Dhaka – New Zealand knocked India out of the ongoing ICC Men’s World Cup, winning the first semifinal by 18 runs on Wednesday at Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester. The Kiwis marched into the final for the second successive time. They lost the 2015 final to Australia. New Zealand bundled India for 221 all-out in 46.3 overs. India’s were chasing 240 ... Read More »

Tigers eye to end World Cup on positive note

Dhaka – The dream of reaching semifinals came to an end after loss to India by 28 runs, but Tigers’ World Cup did not finish yet as they are set to face Pakistan at Lord’s, London on Friday. Tigers are eyeing to win this game to end the World Cup on a positive note. The match will kick off at ... Read More »

Auto DraftTon-up Bairstow stars as England book World Cup semi-final

CHESTER-LE-STREET, United Kingdom, (BSS/AFP) – Jonny Bairstow’s second successive hundred laid the foundation for England’s 119-run thrashing of New Zealand that saw the tournament hosts secure their place in the semi-finals of the World Cup on Wednesday. It is the first time England have reached this stage since 1992, when they made the last of their three losing appearances in ... Read More »

Tigers confident to beat India

Dhaka, July 2, 2019 – Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Bin Mortaza was not inclined to loss his sleep, thinking too much about India’s strength as he believed that his side can beat anybody else if they can play to their true potential. The Tigers have the experience to beat India in World Cup in 2007, when a youthful stunned India by ... Read More »

Bairstow and Woakes star as England get World Cup back

BIRMINGHAM, United Kingdom, (BSS/AFP) – Jonny Bairstow hit a hundred before Chris Woakes starred as England ended India’s unbeaten run at this World Cup with a 31-run win on Sunday to once again leave semi-final qualification in their own hands. England, who came into this match on the back of successive defeats by Sri Lanka and Australia, will be assured ... Read More »

Australia beat England to reach World Cup semi-finals

London, June 25, 2019 – Australia captain Aaron Finch hit a hundred before left-arm quicks Jason Behrendorff and Mitchell Starc shared nine wickets as the reigning champions thumped England by 64 runs at Lord’s on Tuesday to book their place in the semi-finals of the World Cup. Finch made exactly 100 in a total of 285-7 before England slumped to ... Read More »

Shakib hands Afghanistan 7th WC defeat

Dhaka, June 24 – A scintillating Shakib Al Hasan handed Afghanistan their seventh consecutive defeat in the ongoing World Cup as Bangladesh won the match by 62 runs at Southampton on Monday. The southpaw hit a fifty while batting and then took five wickets for just 29 runs while bowling to register Bangladesh’s third win in this World Cup. With ... Read More »

Sri Lanka upset England, create hope for World Cup underdogs

London, June 21 (AP/UNB) —Top-ranked England lost for the second time when Sri Lanka secured a stunning 20-run victory at Headingley. England had been aiming to retake the lead in the World Cup standings with a win and appeared to be on track after restricting Sri Lanka to 232-9. But Lasith Malinga took four top-order wickets and Dhananjaya de Silva ... Read More »