Ashraful set for rehab in Dec

Suspended former national skipper Mohammad Ashraful is looking forward to start his rehabilitation and educational programme by December in order to pave the way of his return to competitive cricket next year. Ashraful is currently serving a five-year ban for his involvement in Bangladesh Premier League’s match-fixing scam. His five-year ban included

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Kruif names squad for Aussie qualifier

Bangladesh national team coach Lodewijk de Kruif on Friday announced a 23-member squad for the upcoming FIFA World Cup qualifying match against reigning Asian Cup champions, Australia, scheduled in Perth on September 3. The squad will also play a friendly match against Malaysia in Kuala Lumpur on August 29 as part of their preparation for the match.

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Scandal Hits Bangladesh In Special Olympics : Footballer goes missing

A Bangladeshi footballer went missing during the Special Olympic World Games held from July 25 to August 4 in Los Angeles, United States in latest scandal of sportsperson defecting international meets. Joynal Abedin, a member of Bangladesh 11-a-side Unified football team, left the Games Village on the opening day and never returned, said officials of the

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Socceroos full strength for Bangladesh qualifier

Australia coach Ange Postecoglou has welcomed back Asian Cup heroes Robbie Kruse and Massimo Luongo as well as attacking midfielder Tom Rogic for the upcoming 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers against Bangladesh and Tajikistan in early September, reports socceroos.com.au. All three strike weapons make a return to the Socceroos from injury and add

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BPL bidders told to give pay-order by Aug 30

Companies that have submitted Expression of Interest to own a franchise of the Bangladesh Premier League have been asked to submit their pay-order and bank guarantee by August 30, said the Bangladesh Cricket Board officials on Thursday. The BCB on August 18 announced that 11 companies have shown their interest to own a franchise of BPL, which will be

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Titu mulls options as SAFF U-19 gets underway

The maiden SAFF Under-19 Football Championship kicked-off on Thursday with hosts Nepal edging past Bhutan by 3-1 goals in the Group-A match at the All Nepal Football Association Complex in Kathmandu. Nepal’s national striker Bimal Gharti Magar smashed a hat-trick while Sonam Togbay pulled one goal back for Bhutan. Bangladesh, the third team of the group,

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Book reading programme launched in Ctg

Bishwo Shahitto Kendro in association with bKash Ltd on Tuesday launched a book reading programme at the Chittagong Collegiate School in Chittagong. Professor Abdullah Abu Sayeed, founder and chief executive officer of Bishwo Shahitto Kendro, and Kamal Quadir, chief executive officer of bKash Ltd, the leading mobile financial service provider in Bangladesh,

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BFF to shield U-16 players from greed

Bangladesh football Federation has promised to save the young boys of National Under-16 football team, who achieved a phenomenal success by becoming the unbeaten champions in the SAFF Championship, from the pitfall of greed and glitter of short-time glory. The BFF is planning to give the teen-aged boys, who displayed wonderful brand of football throughout the tournament

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From Manchester to SAFF hero

When Faisal Ahmed blocked India’s fourth penalty diving to his right, he became an instant hero, as Bangladesh defeated India by 4-2 in the tie-breaker to lift their maiden SAFF Under-16 title on Tuesday. But the 15-year old shot stopper is not a stranger in Bangladesh’s football circle having already trained at one of the most famous clubs in the world, Manchester United, in 2013.

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BCB brings NCL date forward

The Bangladesh Cricket Board decided to bring the schedule of National Cricket League forward to give the national players some match practice ahead of their two-match Test series against Australia, officials said on Wednesday. NCL was scheduled to start from the first week of October but BCB decided to start it from mid-September following a request

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BCB to show-cause Sunny, Nadif

The Bangladesh Cricket Board will not allow national cricketers Elias Sunny and Nadif Chowdhury to play in the domestic cricket unless they give a satisfactory explanation about their participation of a match in United States, officials said on Wednesday. The BCB said it will serve Sunny and Nadif a show-cause notice for playing in US, alongside banned former

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Bangla Boys bask in SAFF glory

Bangladesh Under-16 football team achieved their goal of becoming SAFF champions with just 20 days of training, which coach and players hailed as incredible success.
Bangladesh lifted the title by beating defending champions India by 4-2 margin in the penalty shootout after the stipulated 90 minutes ended in 1-1.

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Bid for BPL teams lures 11 cos

A total of 11 new companies have submitted their bid to own a franchise of the Bangladesh Premier League Twenty20 tournament, said Bangladesh Cricket Board on Tuesday.
The BCB said they will now evaluate the bids before selecting five to seven teams for the tournament, which will be resumed in November after two years.

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Max-Group Bridge from October 20

A five-day long bridge tournament, sponsored by Max Group, will begin on October 20 at the Engineers Institute of the city, Bangladesh Bridge Federation announced at a press conference on Tuesday.
Minister for Science and Technology, Yeafesh Osman, is expected to inaugurate the tournament that has total prize money of over Tk 3 lakh.

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Sylhet fans show their passion again

Football fans in Sylhet demonstrated their passion for the game once again when they gathered at the Sylhet District Stadium en masse to support Bangladesh in SAFF Under-16 final against India on Tuesday. All 20,000 tickets were sold for the game and the local football association had to issue 3,000 extra tickets to meet the huge demand. Sylhet was chosen as the venue for

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U-16 boys a win away from glory

Bangladesh Under-16 football team is one win away from their maiden international title as they face holders India in the third SAFF Under-16 Football Championship final at Sylhet today.
The match, which will be telecast live on Bangladesh Television, will start at 5:00pm. The Bangladesh Football Federation has apologised for

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