Saturday, September 30, 2023

Ashraful fitter than ever

Former national skipper Mohammad Ashraful looked to have lost nothing as far as his fitness is concerned during his three years of suspension as he returned fitter than ever. Ashraful, whose three-year suspension due to an involvement in match-fixing at Bangladesh Premier League ended on August 13, performed to a satisfactory level

Tamim injures finger, ruled out for weeks

Bangladesh opener Tamim Iqbal suffered a fracture in his ring finger on the left hand that ruled him out for three to four weeks, said officials on Sunday. Tamim received the injury during a practice session on Saturday, said Debashish Chowdhury, the chief medical officer of Bangladesh Cricket Board.

BCB confirms Afghans date

Bangladesh Cricket Board on Sunday confirmed the three-match one-day international series against Afghanistan in September ahead of England’s visit in October. BCB president Nazmul Hasan confirmed the series in an impromptu press conference at his residence adding that three matches will be held at Dhaka’s Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium

BFF defers BPL again

Bangladesh Football Federation on Sunday deferred the seventh round of Bangladesh Premier League to September 19 from September 8 following a demand of participating clubs. The league, which remained suspended from August 19 to facilitate a camp of the national team ahead of its Asian Cup Qualifier Play-offs against Bhutan,

Al-Amin keen on facing Afghans

Bangladesh’s pace bowler Al-Amin Hossain said on Sunday that he hopes the planned three-match one-day international series against Afghanistan would help them prepare better against England. The Bangladesh Cricket Board had been in talks with Afghanistan over hosting the country for the three-match series in late September ahead of England’s tour to Bangladesh.

Salma misses out on Ireland tour

Ace all-rounder Salma Khatun will not feature in Bangladesh women cricket team when they will tour to Ireland for two one-day internationals and two Twenty20 matches due to shoulder injury. A 14-member squad was announced on Sunday for the tour of Ireland, where they will play the Twenty-20 matches on September 5 and 6 before ... Read more

U-16 girls confident of further success

A motivated Bangladesh Under-16 women’s team is ready to repeat their brilliant performance when they take on Singapore today in their second AFC Under-16 Championship Qualifiers at the Bangabandhu National Stadium. The match will kick off at 6:00pm and Bangladesh Television World will telecast it live. Bangladesh thrashed Iran, group C favourites, on

Hosts blow away Iran

Hosts Bangladesh made a flying start to their AFC Under-16 Women’s Championship Qualifiers with a thumping 3-0 win over Group C favourites Iran at the Bangabandhu National Stadium on Saturday. Marzia Khatun, Moushumi Jahan and Tohura Khatun scored one goal apiece for the girls in Red and Green which also boosted their confidence to qualify ... Read more

Test specialists eye to end long wait

Bangladeshi cricketers were elated as England decided to go with their scheduled tour against Tigers while the joy became doubled for Test match potentials of the Tigers’ camp as they envisage a chance to get taste of international cricket. Though there are hardly whole sale changes between Bangladesh Test and One Day International squad yet some ... Read more

German ‘drug cheat’ eyes Bangladesh role

Bangladesh Hockey Federation is all set to interview controversial German coach Oliver Kurtz for the national team, officials said. Kurtz, an Olympic gold medalist, who was once tested positive for taking cocaine, was scheduled to arrive on Saturday with an eye on the job. The Bangladesh Hockey Federation, who has been searching for a head coach for ... Read more

Relief as England confirm tour

The Bangladesh Cricket Board on Friday heaved a sigh of relief as England confirmed that their scheduled tour to Bangladesh in October will go ahead as planned. The England and Wales Cricket Board gave the confirmation on late Thursday that ended months long speculation regarding the fate of the series comprising

Sense of déjà vu grips football

The commitment and professionalism of national footballers were called into question once again after five of them recently joined an inter-service match without permission from their coach. Bangladesh Football Federation released Mamunul Islam, Rayhan Hasan, Sohel Rana, Jewel Rana, Shahidul Alam Sohel to play for Bangladesh Navy, raising doubts

U-16 football carnival begins today

The qualifying round of the AFC Under-16 Women’s Championship Group C matches gets underway today with hosts Bangladesh facing Iran at the Bangabandhu National Stadium. A total of 22 teams split into four groups will take part in the qualifiers with four top teams joining the four semi-finalists of the last edition in the next ... Read more

BCSA thanks ECB for Bangladesh tour

The United Kingdom unit of Bangladesh Cricket Supporters Association on Friday thanked England and Wales Cricket Board for their decision to go ahead with the upcoming tour of England cricket team in Bangladesh. Abdus Salam, the president of BCSA’s UK unit handed over a flower bouquet to ECB chief executive Tom Harrison, wishing the England cricket ... Read more

Relieved Mustafiz eyes better future

Pace bowler Mustafizur Rahman said on Monday that he was feeling well and he believed he would deliver even better in future after his successful surgery in his injured left-shoulder in England earlier this month. Mustafiz landed at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka around 11:30am on Monday 11 days after his shoulder operation under surgeon

Developing local coaches Smalley’s top priority

The new technical and strategic director of Bangladesh Football Federation, Paul Smalley, said on Monday that improving the technical nuances of the local coaches will be his initial priority. The Englishman, who signed a two-year contract with the federation, spoke during a ceremony at the BFF house where he and national team’s new Belgian coach

Wretched Russell take on Tatung FC today

Sheikh Russell KC will be desperate to put aside their awful domestic form when they take on Tatung FC of Chinese Taipei in their opening Group C match of the AFC Cup Play-Off Qualifiers in Bhutan today. The match will start at 6:00pm Bangladesh Standard Time. Russell, who are languishing at the bottom of

National football team’s preparation camp resumes today

Bangladesh national football team will resume their preparation camp for the Asian Cup qualifiers Play-offs against Bhutan under the tutelage of its Belgian coach Tom Saintfiet at the Bangabandhu National Stadium today. On the same day, the 43-year Belgian will also sign a three-month long contract with the Bangladesh Football Federation. The two-leg

Sainfiet inserts fresh blood

National team head coach Tom Saintfiet picked six new faces as the Bangladesh Football Federation announced a 33-member preliminary squad for the forthcoming Asian Cup qualifiers play-offs against Bhutan. Saintfiet, who took charge of the national side on July 11, was given a 32-member list by BFF for week long training and he excluded 12 ... Read more

Abahani finish Round-6 joint top

The sixth round of Bangladesh Premier League concluded on Saturday with four teams sharing the top spot of the points table with 12 points each as Abahani Limited joined three others after their 2-0 win over Arambagh Krira Sangha. Abahani joined with Muktijoddha Sangshad KC, Rahmatganj MFS and Sheikh Jamal DC while Chittagong Abahani are just