Tuesday, 19 Oct, 2021


Cricket coach Jalal Ahmed Chowdhury passes away 

Noted cricket coach and sports writer Jalal Ahmed Chowdhury died at a hospital in Dhaka on Tuesday morning. He was 67. Jalal Ahmed The former coach breathed his last at Anwar Khan Modern Hospital at 11:25am. Debabrata Paul, general secretary of the Cricketers Welfare Association of

"Chokers" Protean Are Dark Horse 

South Africa has not won many global tournaments. So far can recollect they won only one and that was Champions trophy at Dhaka Bangladesh. In every global tournament whether ODI or T20 South Africa promises to rock.  But they choke most times. Everything is not always well in

BPL champions Bashundhara Kings Receive Trophy 

Bashundhara Kings received the trophy of Bangladesh Championship League (BCL) formally in a prize giving ceremony after the closing match of the league on Monday.  They played a 1-1 draw against Dhaka Abahani Ltd in their last match at the Bangabandhu National Stadium in the

Decision to substitute Messi for team's sake: Pochettino

Lionel Messi made his home debut for Paris St-Germain but was replaced in the second half as they went on to beat Lyon to make it six wins from six. Summer signing Messi hit the angle of post and bar with a free-kick in the first half and forced a save from Anthony Lopes but was below

Reality Check For Team Tigers 

Bangladesh cricket in recent times winning three series on a trot must be oozing in confidence. Does not matter whatever is the composition or strength of the opposition or whatever wickets or conditions the matches are played consistent wins always give confidence. But such confidence

Mane scores 100th goal in Liverpool win

Liverpool remain unbeaten in the Premier League this season after Sadio Mane scored his 100th goal for the club in a victory against Crystal Palace. Jurgen Klopp's side created numerous chances against a resilient Palace before Mane pounced on a rebound at the back post in the

Pele says he is 'recovering very well' after surgery

Brazil legend Pele says he is "recovering very well" after briefly being readmitted to intensive care following a recent operation. The 80-year-old had surgery to remove a tumour from his colon this month and was initially released from intensive care on Wednesday. Sao

Challenges Would Be Very Different For Tasman Cousins 

New Zealand is the form team in all formats now. They won the first ever World Test Championship planning appropriately and executing clinically against firm favorites India in the one off final.  They almost won the ICC ODI Championship 2019 at Lords only losing to the host

Can Two Popular Teams Reach The Prime In T20 World Cup?

What happens if two of the most popular teams in UAE, host India and defacto home team Pakistan to reach the final finishing top two and winning the semis? It would be box office bonanza and definitely most viewed cricket event of the recent time. True the two teams would have advantages

Messi kept quiet on full debut as PSG draw at Bruges

Lionel Messi's main task at Paris St-Germain will be to help deliver an elusive Champions League, but for all the fanfare surrounding the Argentina star's first start it proved a frustrating evening as the club began their European campaign with a draw at Club Bruges. Messi

Man City beat RB Leipzig in 9-goal thriller 

Jack Grealish scored a wonderful goal on his Champions League debut as Manchester City scored six past RB Leipzig to put the pain of losing last season's final behind them. City produced a stunning attacking display to overcome last season's Bundesliga runners-up and get their

Why West Indies and England Are Two Fancied Sides? 

ICC T20 World Cup T20 World Cup 2021 will be the most popular global event over the next two months at Oman and UAE.  The outbreak of cricket fever has been already felt. Contamination world spread during the remaining part of IPL 2021 in UAE.  All squads have been announced.

Lewandowski scores twice as Bayern beat Barca 

Goals from Thomas Muller and Robert Lewandowski settled a battle of the big two in Champions League Group E as Bayern Munich claimed a dominant opening-game victory at Barcelona. The German champions controlled the game, with Muller scoring his seventh career goal against Barca

Who Wins T20 World Cup 2021? 

For COVID19 global impacts ICC T20 World Cup 2020 scheduled for staging in Australia was postponed for 2022. Some critics would argue that powerful BCCI for paving the way for IPL 2021 influenced ICC taking that decision. But for massive Corona contamination devastating India IPL 2021 was

Ronaldo scores but Young Boys beat Man Utd 

Cristiano Ronaldo scored again for Manchester United, but they were beaten 2-1 late on by Young Boys in their Champions League opener after Aaron Wan-Bissaka's red card. Despite playing with 10 men 55 minutes, it looked like a solid defensive display would see United come away with

Can Sri Lanka Spring Some Surprise? 

One-time formidable Sri Lanka in the recent past has been looking like a shadow of the past. The team that rose to glorious heights under the leadership of Argon Rangatunga and with players flamboyant Rangatunga, Kaluvitarna, brilliant Aravinda de Silva and bowlers like Chamina Vaas and

Medvedev beats Djokovic to win maiden major at US Open

Russia's Daniil Medvedev won his first Grand Slam title by shattering Novak Djokovic's hopes of completing a calendar sweep of the majors in a one-sided US Open final. Second seed Medvedev, 25, lost his two previous Grand Slam finals but was composed throughout a 6-4 6-4 6-4

Ronaldo scores twice on his return to Man Utd 

Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice on his return to Manchester United as the hosts eventually cruised to victory against Newcastle United and delighted a packed Old Trafford. Cheered from the moment he left the team coach on its arrival at the ground, throughout the warm-up and then once

Brave Afghans Would Cause Few Upsets 

Afghanistan is going through turmoil yet again. The very resourceful but very unfortunate country for continuous war and conflicts however possess some top-quality cricketers who took their team to great heights already in world cricket.  Fortunately, Talibans love cricket and

UK’s Raducanu makes history with US Open victory

Emma Raducanu ended Britain's 44-year wait for a women's Grand Slam singles champion as she beat Leylah Fernandez to win the US Open in the most thrilling style. The 18-year-old ended her scarcely believable run in New York with a 6-4 6-3 win over her 19-year-old Canadian