Saturday, September 30, 2023

De Kruif welcomes Africans

National team head coach Lodewijk de Kruif on Thursday welcomed the initiative of the Bangladesh Football Federation to help three African players get Bangladeshi citizenship. The BFF initiated the move of helping three Africans — Guinean Ismail Bangoura, Ghanaian Samad Yussif and Nigerian Nkwocha Kingsley Chigozi — getting the citizenship at the insistence of Kruif, who

Govt boosts efforts to protect archaeological sites

Amid criticism of distorting a portion of the historic Lalbagh Fort by the department of archaeology, the government has taken an initiative to demarcate archaeological sites in the country in a bid to protect those from encroachment. The government will also control development work in the buffer zones of these sites, cultural affairs minister Asaduzzaman ... Read more

Salman, Akshay Kumar and both Bachchans feature on Forbes rich-list

The Forbes annual Celebrity 100 rankings of the world’s highest-paid celebrities has been announced and Bollywood superstars Amitabh Bachchan, his son Abhishek, Salman Khan and Akshay Kumar have made the cut along with cricketer MS Dhoni, reports Hindustan Times. Both Bachchan and Salman share the 71st rank with earnings of $33.5 million each, while Akshay ... Read more

Sohag back for SA T20

Uncapped Jubair in for injured Taskin Selectors on Wednesday recalled off-spinner Sohag Gazi and added leg-spinner Jubair Hossain in Bangladesh’s 14-man squad for the two Twenty20 internationals against visiting South Africa scheduled in next week. Sohag did not play for Tigers since he was suspended from bowling for a flawed action in October last year. ... Read more

SA expect to combat heat and Tigers

The sweltering heat and the new-found confidence of Bangladesh will be the biggest challenge for South Africa in the upcoming home series against Tigers, said batsman Faf du Plessis on Wednesday. Du Plessis will lead South Africa in two Twenty20 Internationals against Bangladesh next week before Hashim Amla takes over the charge for the one-day ... Read more

SA take authorities by surprise with drone

Visiting South Africa sprung a surprise on Wednesday when they used a drone camera in their first training session, apparently to record the movement of the players. The team’s technical analyst Prasanna Agoram used the camera through a remote control to take an aerial view of the practice session, prompting an immediate protest from the ... Read more

Razzak, Al-Amin picked for BCB XI

Veteran left-arm spinner Abdur Razzak and paceman Al-Amin Hossain were given a chance to prove their worth after they were picked to represent the Bangladesh Cricket Board XI in a Twenty20 warm-up game against visiting South Africa. The match is scheduled on July 3 at the Khan Shaheb Osman Ali Stadium in Fatullah. Opener Imrul ... Read more

AFC asks Bangladesh to host U-19 matches

The Asian Football Confederation on Wednesday requested Bangladesh Football Federation to host the Group A AFC Under-19 Championship qualifying round matches after Sri Lanka declined to host the event. The Group A games of the AFC Under-19 Championship were originally scheduled to be held in Colombo from September 28 to October 8. Bangladesh have been

African trio ready to play for Bangladesh

Three African footballers eligible to represent Bangladesh national football team have accepted the offer of Bangladesh Football Federation to apply for the national citizenship. Guinean forward Ismail Bangoura, Ghanaian defender Samad Yussif and Nigerian forward Kingsley Chigozie had discussed the matter with the BFF officials in a meeting on Wednesday.

Rani wins gold in C’wealth Chess

Bangladesh claimed their second medal in the Commonwealth Chess Championship when Women’s International Master Rani Hamid won gold medal in the senior age (over 60-year) group in New Delhi, India on Wednesday. Rani’s success came a day after Fide Master Mohammad Fahad Rahman had won the bronze medal in the Under-12 group. Rani completed her ... Read more

Binodini to be staged in US

Dhaka Theatre is going to stage a special show of its acclaimed monodrama Binodini at the upcoming North American Bengali Conference in Houston, Texas, USA. The three-day conference, an annual event held in the North American states, will kick off on July 10 and feature social gatherings, class reunions, film screenings, literary readings and performances ... Read more

Tigers’ CT berth not in real threat

Bangladesh Cricket Board’s chief executive officer Nizamuddin Chowdhury on Tuesday dismissed the fear that the planned tri-series in Zimbabwe could create any obstacle to Bangladesh’s Champions Trophy qualification. Pakistan, West Indies will join Zimbabwe in the tri-series in August hoping to overtake Bangladesh in one-day rankings and qualify for the tournament in 2017.

Tigers switch to Twenty20 mood

Bangladesh cricket team switched to Twenty20 mood ahead of their home series against South Africa when they played warm-up match at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium on Tuesday. Members of the national team and High Performance Unit were divided in BCB Red and Green, respectively led by national captain Mashrafee bin Murtaza and vice-captain Sakib al ... Read more

Selectors to continue ‘until next meeting’

The Bangladesh Cricket Board extended the contracts of two selectors Minhajul Abedin and Habibul Bashar only until its next meeting, said an official on Tuesday. Minhajul and Bashar, who are serving the selection committee since 2011, ended their term on Tuesday and were expecting to get a fresh term after national cricket team’s recent successes. ... Read more

Proteas land in Tigers’ den

The South African national cricket team arrived in Dhaka on Tuesday fully knowing the challenge that they are going to face during their visit of over a month. Batsman Faf du Plessis led the Twenty20 squad that landed Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport around 5:30pm, nine hours after their scheduled arrival. They were scheduled to arrive ... Read more

BFF to meet African trio today over citizenship

Bangladesh Football Federation will sit with the three African footballers — Ismail Bangoura, Samad Yussif and Kingsley Chigozi — today to know their decisions about accepting Bangladeshi citizenship in order to make them available for the national team. Even though the move did not go well with many local football experts, BFF decided to press ... Read more