Monday, 26 Sep, 2022


Akram Khan resigns

DHAKA: Chief selector of national cricket team Akram Khan Wednesday resigned from his post for participating in the upcoming election of Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB).Akram Khan confirmed the matter in a press briefing at Mirpur National Cricket Stadium.Earlier, he was elected as

Lalit Modi expelled for life by BCCI

DHAKA: The Board of Control for Cricket (BCCI) in India has banned former Indian Premier League chairman Lalit Modi for life on charges of financial irregularities. In its Special General Meeting in Chennai on Wednesday, the Board discussed a report filed by its disciplinary committee and

2 town schools topper in Nilphamari

NILPHAMARI: Amongst the schools of Nilphamari, two government primary schools of the town won the championship title in Bangabandhu Gold Cup Football Tournament and Bangamata Sheikh Fazilatunnesa Gold Cup Football Tournament respectively on Tuesday evening.Beradanga government primary

S Africa complete clean sweep over BD

DHAKA: A sudden batting collapse from Bangladesh Women, followed by a patient 76 from opener Trisha Chetty, paved the way for a comprehensive eight-wicket victory for South Africa Women, who swept the ODI series 3-0.Chetty, the Player of the Match, struck six fours and one six during her

Michael Downey named as LTA chief

DHAKA: Canadian Michael Downey has been appointed as chief executive of the Lawn Tennis Association (LTA).Downey, 56, has been Tennis Canada`s president for nine years and succeeds Roger Draper, who leaves in six days.He takes over an organisation threatened with a funding cut of £10.3m

Messi unhappy with media lies

DHAKA: Lionel Messi has responded angrily to reports that he made a gesture after being substituted in Barcelona`s 4-1 win at home to Real Sociedad.The 26-year-old scored his seventh league goal of the season in the win but was taken off by coach Gerardo Martino with 10 minutes

Andy Murray tweets hospital bed photo

DHAKA: Andy Murray took to Twitter last night to post a photo of himself recovering in hospital after back surgery.The world number three underwent a procedure to solve an ongoing problem with a disc in his lower back and is expected to miss the rest of the season, including the ATP World

Real Madrid president admits MU bid

DHAKA: Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has claimed the Spanish giants scrapped their plan to wait a year for Gareth Bale because Manchester United had bid for him.Bale, 24, finally confirmed his move to the Bernabeu for £86million a day before the transfer deadline.United boss

Michael Downey new LTA chief executive

DHAKA: Canadian Michael Downey has been appointed as chief executive of the Lawn Tennis Association (LTA).Downey, 56, was Tennis Canada`s president for nine years and succeeds Roger Draper, who leaves in six days.He takes over an organisation threatened with a funding cut of £10.3m from

Liverpool return, says Brendan Rodgers

DHAKA: Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers says Luis Suarez is "chomping at the bit" ahead of his side`s Capital One Cup match against Manchester United on Wednesday.Suarez is available again after serving a ten-game ban for biting Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic in April."It has been a

14 arrested in Singapore raids

DHAKA: Police in Singapore have arrested 14 people believed to be part of an organised crime gang involved in global football match-fixing.The 12 men and two women were detained during a series of raids, European and Singaporean officials said.Police said those arrested include the

BAN-New Zealand 1st Test drawn

DHAKA: The first Test between Bangladesh and New Zealand ended in a draw in Chittagong. Bangladesh scored 173 for 3 in 48.2 over in their second innings at at Jahur Ahmed Stadium in Chittagong. Earlier New Zealand declared second innings scoring 287 for 7 on the fifth and final day

Federer wins first singles in U.S. Open

DHAKA: In Roger Federer`s last tournament, he lost at the U.S. Open to a player he had beaten 10 straight times.Federer returned to the singles court at the Shanghai Masters on Wednesday and in defeating Andreas Seppi, ensured that another long winning streak didn`t come to an end.

Plane carrying Olympic flame lands in Moscow

DHAKA: The Olympic flame for the Sochi 2014 Winter Games touched down in Moscow on Sunday after travelling from Greece, where it was lit. The flame was held in two special containers in a seat on a chartered Aeroflot flight from Athens that landed at the city’s Vnukovo International

Rooney powers ManU Champions win

DHAKA: David Moyes got his first Champions League group stage win as Wayne Rooney`s landmark double helped Manchester United to a 4-2 victory over Bayer Leverkusen Wednesday (Thailand time) at Old Trafford.Manchester United`s Wayne Rooney celebrates scoring against Bayer Leverkusen during

10 arrested over VPL match-fixing probe

Ten people were arrested in Melbourne as part of an international match-fixing probe.The Purana taskforce has been investigating $2 million in betting on Victorian Premier League (VPL) soccer fixture, a Victoria Police spokeswoman said.Ten people have been arrested over the probe.Players

Zimbabwe seal historic win over Pakistan

DHAKA: Zimbabwe completed only their 11th test victory with a dramatic 24-run win over Pakistan at Harare Sports club on Saturday to draw the series 1-1.It was Zimbabwe`s first test win over any team except Bangladesh since 2001.The visitors started the final day on 158 for five wickets,

Bangladesh to host Asia Cup

DHAKA: Top members of the Asian Cricket Council (ACC) on Saturday discussed the modalities of the 2014 Asia Cup tournament, which is to be hosted by Bangladesh for a second straight time, in February-March of 2014.The tournament, to be held from February 24 to March 8, has gone to

Italy & Netherlands reach World Cup

DHAKA: The Netherlands and Italy have become the first two European countries to qualify for the 2014 World Cup.Robin van Persie scored twice as the Dutch beat Andorra 2-0, and Turkey`s 2-0 win in Romania ensured they could not be overtaken at the top of Group D.Italy just needed to beat

Premier Division Cricket League starts

DHAKA: The Dhaka Premier Division Cricket League 2012-13 has begun on Tuesday at three different venues across the country.Victoria Sporting Club is to face Kalabagan Cricket Academy at BKSP ground-2 in Savar as it is being delayed due to rain.Khelaghor Samaj Kallyan Samity is batting