Sunday, February 25, 2024

Royals give Kings the blues

Sylhet Royals prevailed over Chittagong Kings by three wickets in a see-saw battle to maintain their unbeaten run in the Bangladesh Premier League in Chittagong on Monday. The roar of the capacity crowd at the MA Aziz Stadium could not inspire the Kings, inarguably the biggest chokers in the tournament, who threw away another

From refugee camp to match winner

Afghan cricketer Mohammad Nabi made the most of his chance to impress the capacity crowd as he put in a match-winning performance in the Bangladesh Premier League against Chittagong Kings on Monday. When the BPL was having a fan-drought Chittagong came as a big exception as the stadium was fullest to the brim much to the ... Read more

Coventry, Tamim set up Duronto win

Openers Charles Coventry and Tamim Iqbal set up a four-run victory for Duronto Rajshahi over Barisal Burners to revive their semi-final hopes after three consecutive defeats in the Bangladesh Premier League in Chittagong on Monday. Coventry lifted the morale of the side with some lusty blows to make 62 from 25 balls

Abahani take solo lead

Holders Abahani regained the lead in the Grameenphone Bangladesh Premier League by defeating Feni Soccer Club 3-2 at the Bhasa Shaheed Salam Stadium in Feni as the second leg of the league kicked off after an eight-day gap yesterday. Former champions Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club, who had the chance to snatch the lead later, had ... Read more

BPL braces for another poor spell

The hopes of Khulna fans giving the Bangladesh Cricket League a rousing reception suffered a blow when very few people showed their interest in buying tickets for the matches of the tournament. Just over a month ago the people of the city went mad during the Test and one-day series between Bangladesh and West Indies ... Read more

Kings, Riders eye first win

After losing their respective first matches, both Rangpur Riders and Chittagong Kings are eager to open their account in the Bangladesh Premier League when they take on each other at the Sheikh Abu Naser Stadium in Khulna today. Kings were shocked in their tournament opener by Duronto Rajshahi when they were handed a two-run defeat in a ... Read more

Bangladesh lift SA Basketball title

Bangladesh beat Maldives by 69-54 points in the last league match to clinch the South Asian Basketball Championship, their first ever international title, at the Dhanmondi Basketball Gymnasium on Monday. Mithun Kumar Biswas caged highest 16 points for Bangladesh to maintain his impressive performance that he had throughout the tournament and he was duly adjudged ... Read more

‘Happy to have contributed’

Mithun Kumar Biswas wore a broad grin on his boyish face as his name was announced as the best player of the Citycell 2nd SABA Championship. He celebrated with his teammates for a while and held the small trophy and kissed the medal as photographers thronged. But the smile suddenly disappeared as soon as he ... Read more

Tamim fined for slow over rate

Duronto Rajshahi captain Tamim Iqbal became the first cricketer to receive a penalty in the Bangladesh Premier after the match referee fined him Tk 50,000 for maintaining a slow over rate during their match against Sylhet Royals. Match referee Roquibul Hassan imposed the fine after Duronto were ruled to be two overs

Div I cricket

Raihan missed a hundred by three runs but his effort helped Tasin Hasin Cricket Academy secure a comfortable 75-run victory over Bangladesh Boys Club in the First Division Cricket Super League match at BKSP yesterday. In the day’s other match, Partex Sporting Club defeated Indira Road Krira Chakra by

Niaz now in second

GM Niaz Murshed is in the second position of the Chennai Super Kings 5th International Grandmasters Chess Tournament at the close of the ninth round held in Chennai, India yesterday. Niaz drew with Indian GM MR Lalith Babu in the ninth round to secure seven points and shared the second position along with 10 other ... Read more

Long-route bus fare hiked by 7pc

The government on Sunday announced a fresh increase in long-route bus fares by seven per cent to adjust the cost of operation after the latest increase in fuel oil prices. The bus fare hike comes into effect on Tuesday. Passengers of long-route buses will have to pay Tk 0.10 more for a kilometre from

HC orders police to arrest attacker in 48 hours

Acid Attack on Aakhi HC orders police to arrest attacker in 48 hours The High Court on Sunday asked the police to arrest in 48 hours Moniruddin, who reportedly threw acid on the girl, an Eden Girls’ College student, he loved after she had refused to marry him. The bench of Justice AHM Shamsuddin Choudhury ... Read more

2nd phase ends with Akheri Munajat

The second phase of Bishwa Ijtema concluded Sunday with several million devotees coming from across the country and abroad offering Akheri Munajat or the final prayer. All roads led to Tongi since early Saturday, with people streaming in on all sorts of transport. Thousands of them had to make it on foot as vehicular movement ... Read more

BGMEA taskforce makes little headway

Ensuring Fire Safety In Garment Factories BGMEA taskforce makes little headway The taskforce formed by the Bangladesh Garments Manufacturers and Exporters Association to ensure fire safety in the garment factories has made little headway as it is working in a slow pace. The BGMEA taskforce visited only four factories in the last one month after ... Read more

China’s ZTE launches two smartphones

Chin’s telecoms equipment maker ZTE launched two smartphones yesterday to cater to the growing middle-class population in Bangladesh. The touchscreen, dual SIM handsets — Grand X and Skate Acqua — are 3G-enabled and would run on the Android 4.0 platform. The Grand X, which comes with a 1 Gigahertz dual core processor and 4.3-inch display, sells

BTRC to go tough on mobile phone operators

Bill Shocks After Promotional Offers BTRC to go tough on mobile phone operators The Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission is likely to go tough on the mobile phone operators as many subscribers are facing bill shocks after availing themselves of different promotional or campaign offers. BTRC officials said the commission would issue a directive to the ... Read more