Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Confident Bangladesh reach Australia

Bangladesh national football team reached Australia on Sunday for their World Cup qualifying match along with confidence that they incurred through their creditable draw against Malaysia in an international friendly at Kuala Lumpur a couple days back. Leaders of Bangladesh Welfare Association at Perth received the team once they reached Western Australian capital

Under-19 footballers rue their luck

A dejected Bangladesh Under-19 football team, who lost to India in the semi-final of the Inaugural SAFF Under-19 championship in Nepal, arrived home on Sunday and blamed their fate for the result they achieved. Bangladesh coach Saiful Bari claimed that he was forced to adopt a defensive approach in the game due to the absence of ... Read more

Doping rules set for domestic debut

The Bangladesh Cricket Board is all set to introduce domestic anti-doping code in the upcoming edition of Bangladesh Premier League, bringing all local players under its purview for the first time in a bid to create a doping free environment in domestic cricket. The domestic anti-doping code’s amended version will be placed in the next board ... Read more

Bangladesh-Malaysia fire blank in FIFA friendly

Bangladesh were held to a goalless draw by hosts Malaysia in a FIFA international friendly match ahead of their next week’s World Cup qualifying match against Australia, at the Shah Alam Stadium in Selangor on Saturday. Despite the total domination of the hosts throughout the game, Bangladesh’s back four of — Yeasin Khan, Topu Barman, Nasirul ... Read more

Last chance to get it right

Bangladesh face Malaysia today in friendly Bangladesh will take on hosts Malaysia today in a FIFA international friendly match as part of their preparation for the forthcoming World Cup qualifiers against Australia and Jordan. The match kicks off at 6:45pm Bangladesh Standard Time at the Shah Alam Stadium in Selangor, Malaysia. The two sides are familiar ... Read more

Kruif speaks of Aussie ambition

Bangladesh’s head coach Lodewijk de Kruif has warned Australia that the South Asians will be visiting to Perth for their September 3 World Cup qualifiers ready for action. His Bengal Tigers recovered from a 3-1 home loss to Kyrgyzstan on June 11 to draw 1-1 in Tajikistan five days later and de Kruif is looking ... Read more

Unusual and inspiring day of cricket

Cricket enthusiasts and Bangladesh Cricket Board officials had an unusual outing at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium on Friday as they witnessed a six-a-side cricket match involving physically-challenged cricketers. US Embassy in Dhaka organised the match to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act of the United States.

Sumaiya Shimu ties the knot!

Popular TV actress Sumaiya Shimu has just tied the knot, to Nazrul Islam. Nazrul is currently the country director for the international NGO Relief International. Their wedding ceremony was held today (August 28) at the Hotel Amari in the capital. According to Shimu, the marriage was arranged by her family, and the engagement had taken ... Read more

Aussies won’t be easy for Tigers

Australia may enter a transitional phase when they visit Bangladesh in October for two-Test series, but that gives the hosts no guarantee of success, chief selector Faruk Ahmed warned on Thursday. Bangladesh, who are in great form of late, will fancy their chances against Australia at home after a successful run against Pakistan, India and ... Read more

India deny B’desh in sudden death

Bangladesh’s hopes of reaching the inaugural SAFF Under-19 Championship final were dashed on Thursday when they lost to India 4-3 in a sudden-death in the second semi-final at the ANFA Complex in Lalitpur, Nepal. Defender Rahmat Miah sent the ball over the bar after India’s Daniel successfully converted their first shot of the sudden-death to break ... Read more

Test cut for T20s raises eyebrows

Bangladesh Cricket Board’s decision to drop a Test match from the itinerary of home series against Zimbabwe in January raised quite a few eyebrows as the decision undermined the board’s core goal to establish the country as a top Test nation. Bangladesh and Zimbabwe were originally scheduled to play three Tests, five one-day internationals and three ... Read more

NCL fixing allegation quashed

The Bangladesh Cricket Board dismissed the allegation of match-fixing between Dhaka Metropolis and Rangpur Division in their final round match at National Cricket League, said an official on Wednesday. Khulna lodged a formal complaint on March 19 claiming that the match, which Rangpur won by 102 runs to earn their maiden title in NCL, had ... Read more

Bangladesh brace for India

SAFF Under-19 semi-finals today Bangladesh look to bounce back from their defeat in the last group match against Nepal and cause an upset against favourites India in the second semi-final of the inaugural SAFF Under-19 Championship today. The match kicks off at the ANFA Complex in Kathmandu at 3:30pm Bangladesh Standard Time. Group-A champions and hosts Nepal ... Read more

Soumya out to prove Test credentials

Batsman Soumya Sarkar said on Wednesday that he is looking forward for an opportunity to prove himself in Test format during the forthcoming home series against Australia. Soumya, who had been quite a revelation in the shorter format cricket for his batting, is yet to make a mark in his fledging three-Test career that earned ... Read more

Under-18 shooting begins today

The Hamidur Rahman Youth Under-18 Shooting Championship gets underway at the BSSF Complex in Gulshan today. Bangladesh Shooting Sports Federation introduced the competition in a bid to find out the hidden talents across the country. Some 120 teenagers, including girls from 25 clubs across the country will contest in the 10-metre Air Pistol (M/W), 50-metre

Bangladesh Fly For Australia Today : Footballers feel thrill, chill

A 33-member Bangladesh national football team will leave home today for a challenging mission against reigning Asian champions Australia in the World Cup qualifier on September 3. En route to Australia, the team will make a stopover in Malaysia to play a FIFA friendly match against their national side as part of their preparation on ... Read more