Sunday, December 10, 2023

Jubair in on coach, captain insistence

Selectors on Wednesday included leg-spinner Jubair Hossain in Bangladesh’s 14-man squad for one off Test against India following the recommendations of coach Chandika Hathurusinghe and skipper Mushfiqur Rahim. Having not played any competitive match for the last two months, Jubair was unlikely to make the cut but selectors said they were forced to rethink

Frustrated Jubair keeps patience

Leg-spinner Jubair Hossain is frustrated to go into the series against India consisting of lone Test match with lack of match practice but remained hopeful to come up with his best, if selected in the final XI. Jubair did not play any competitive match for the last two months and yet got selected in the 14-man ... Read more

Salahuddin surprised

Bangladesh Football Federation president Kazi Salahuddin on Wednesday expressed his wonder regarding the dramatic resignation of FIFA chief Sepp Blatter. Blatter, who visited Bangladesh twice in 2006 and 2012, stepped down as president of world football’s governing body FIFA on Tuesday amid corruption scandal. The Swiss was re-elected for fifth term only

Kruif’s boys face race against time

Bangladesh national football team faces a race against time to quick-fix their problems ahead of the World Cup and Asian Cup joint qualification round, which begins on June 11. Bangladesh failed to keep their rhythm in the recent friendly matches against Singapore and Afghanistan after taking early lead on both occasions. They lost to Singapore by 1-2 ... Read more

Ex-BCB GS Moni dies

Former general secretary of the Bangladesh Cricket Board Aminul Huq Moni breathed his last on Sunday night at United Hospital in Dhaka. He was 66. He was put on a life support at city’s United Hospital since he suffered a massive heart-attack on April 8 after he had been ill for the last two years. ... Read more

Bankers feed BFF much-needed cash

The Bangladesh Football Federation on Monday received a much-needed financial boost when it was promised Tk 20 crore by the Association of Bankers of Bangladesh and the finance ministry. BFF general secretary Abu Nayeem Shohag told reporters that the Bankers Association will provide Tk 18 crore and the finance ministry will provide Tk two crore ... Read more

Maruf moves from Jamal to Russell

Maruful Haque was appointed as the head coach of the Sheikh Russell Krira Chakra on Monday, a week after he was sacked by the Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club. Maruf replaced Montenegrin Dragan Dukanovic to take the charges of his former club with whom he won treble- Federation Cup, Independence Cup and Bangladesh Premier League back ... Read more