Sunday, December 10, 2023

BFF goes to polls today

The much-talked Bangladesh Football Federation elections will be held today at the Radisson Water Garden Hotel with a total of 134 delegates choosing the 21-member executive committee from 46 candidates. The elections turned out to be a tough contest for incumbent BFF president Kazi Salahuddin, who is seeking his third term after eight years at ... Read more

Eight bowlers reported with suspect action

Eight bowlers of different clubs were reported with suspect bowling action in the first two rounds of Dhaka Premier League, confirmed the officials of Bangladesh Cricket Board. Mohammedan Sporting Club’s left-arm spinner Naeem Islam jr and Faisal Hossain were latest in the list after they were reported by the umpires during their two-wicket

MSC storm into Club Cup semis

Defending joint-champions Mohammedan Sporting Club stormed into the semi-finals of the Club Cup Hockey tournament with a crushing 7-1 win over Sonali Bank Recreation Centre at the Maulana Bhasani National Hockey Stadium on Friday. It was Mohammedan’s third successive win in the tournament, which put the Black and White outfits in the last four

Mushfiq’s century goes in vain

Mushfiqur Rahim struck a fine century but it was not enough to prevent Mohammedan Sporting Club’s first defeat in the Dhaka Premier League on at the BKSP Thursday. Victoria Sporting Club rode on the half-centuries of Abdul Mazid, Mominul Haque and Nadif Chowdhury to edge past Mohammedan by two-wicket at the BKSP for

Banned Ashraful plays for Beximco

Suspended batsman Mohammad Ashraful on Thursday participated in a private cricket tournament, three months before completing his ban, raising quite a few eyebrows. Ashraful featured for Beximco Limited in the indoor corporate cricket tournament at the Shaheed Sohrawardy Indoor Stadium, hitting 40 before he retired

Shahadat desperate for comeback

Tainted fast bowler Shahadat Hossain made a desperate attempt to return back into cricket with the ongoing Dhaka Premier League through making a public apology on Thursday. The 29-year cricketer is barred from participating in the league as a case against him for assaulting his 11-year-old child maid is pending at Dhaka court.

BCB boss dodges Bachao Football meeting

The Bangladesh Cricket Board president Nazmul Hasan Papon on Thursday avoided the view-exchange programme of Bachao Football panel ahead of Saturday’s Bangladesh Football Federation elections. Earlier the panel leaders claimed that the BCB president and the Member of Parliament from Bagerhat-2 constituency Sheikh Helal Uddin would be present on

Sakib’s batting woe continues

Bangladesh’s Sakib al Hasan continued his lean patch with the bat in the Indian Premier League for Kolkata Knight Riders as he was dismissed for six runs against Mumbai Indians at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Thursday. Promoted to one-down position, Sakib edged medium pacer Hardik Pandya to wicketkeeper Parthiv Patel for a cheap ... Read more

U-14 girls storm into semis

Bangladesh Under-14 women’s football team thrashed Nepal 9-0 to book their place in the semi-finals of the AFC U-14 Girls Regional Championship in Dushanbe, Tajikistan on Thursday. Forwards Anuching Mogini and Marzia each struck a hat-trick for Bangladesh while Tahura Khatun scored a brace. Sajeda Khatun netted the other goal.

Director blasts BCB over video footage

Prime Bank Cricket Club general secretary Tanjil Chowdhury on Thursday took a swipe at the Bangladesh Cricket Board for not allowing using video cameras during matches of the ongoing Dhaka Premier League. In a directive issued — on Bangladesh Cricket Board and Cricket Committee of Dhaka Metropolis said, ‘no team is permitted or any player ... Read more

Australia’s tour to B’desh back on radar

Bangladesh may host Australia’s postponed Test tour in June-July next year after the planned series in 2015 was deferred due to security concerns, said officials two Boards on Wednesday. Cricket Australia chief executive James Sutherland has confirmed that CA has recently held ‘off-line’ discussions with the Bangladesh Cricket Board and that the series

Abahani, MSC win in Club Cup hockey

Both Abahani Limited and Mohammedan Sporting Club have won their respective matches of the Club Cup Hockey Tournament at the Maulana Bhasani National Hockey Stadium on Wednesday. Former national striker Maksudul Alam Habul struck three goals to help Abahani register a comfortable 5-0 win over Bangladesh Sporting Club while Mohammedan tasted their

‘Bangladesh better than SL now’

Sri Lankan Upul Tharanga said on Wednesday that at present Bangladesh is ahead of his country due to the transitional period they are going through with the absence of some senior cricketers. Tharanga, who is representing Mohammedan Sporting Club in the Dhaka Premier League, came up with the candid admission after completing his session at ... Read more

Salahuddin concerned over BFF polls

Incumbent Bangladesh Football Federation president Kazi Salahuddin-led combined panel on Wednesday was forced to postpone their scheduled panel introduction ceremony after a city hotel authority refused to provide them security. The postponement came amid allegations of intimidation, threat to the delegates, who will vote for 20 BFF posts on April 30.

U-14 girls take on Nepal today

Bangladesh Under-14 women’s football team will look forward to secure their semi-final berth of the AFC Girls’ Regional Championship when they take on last edition’s runners-up Nepal at the Aviator Stadium in Dushanbe, Tajikistan today. A draw against Nepal will be enough for Bangladesh to book their place in the last four of the competition ... Read more

Muktar stuns Abahani with last ball six

All-rounder Muktar Ali held his nerve to hit Abahani’s Taskin Ahmed a six off the last ball of the innings to seal a thrilling four-wicket win for Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club in the Dhaka Premier League in Mirpur on Tuesday. Taskin took the match close and nearly snatched a victory from the jaws of defeat ... Read more

Mahbubul rues ICL stint

Opener Mahbubul Karim regrets his stint in the Indian Cricket League that derailed his way to reach stardom according to his potential. Mahbubul came into the spotlight after his murderous 130 runs guided Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club to a thrilling four-wicket win over Abahani in the

No fairytale finish from Mashrafee

Mashrafee bin Murtaza has proved even he may fail to deliver a fairytale finish as he failed to help his side Kalabagan reach home against Prime Doleshwar in their Dhaka Premier League match at Fatullah on Tuesday. Chasing Doleshwar’s 287-9 Kalabagan needed a six in the last ball of the match but Mashrafee failed to ... Read more

PM showers Mustafiz with praise

Prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Tuesday showered Bangladesh’s left arm pace bowler Mustafizur Rahman with praise for his outstanding performance in the ongoing Indian Premier League. At the onset of ECNEC meeting prime minister praised Mustafiz’s magical performance, planning minister and former International Cricket Council president

Saif, Salman hit centuries in loss

Saif Hassan and Salman Hossain will get very little consolation as the debut centuries of both the youngsters of Cricket Coaching School went in vain against Prime Bank Cricket Club in their Dhaka Premier League match on Tuesday. The 17-year old Saif Hasan scored 100 and 19-year old Salman hit 110 to make a 195-run ... Read more