Monday, 15 Apr, 2024

Sports

Barcelona reach semi-finals

DHAKA: Barcelona came from a goal down to beat nine-man Atletico Madrid 3-2 in a lively Copa del Rey quarter-final second-leg clash at the Vicente Calderon on Wednesday.Fernando Torres opened the scoring for the hosts in the first minute with a low strike that went in off the post

Teenage batsman hit by ball dies in Pakistan

DHAKA: In another tragic incident on the field, 18-year-old Zeeshan Mohammed died after being struck on the chest by a cricket ball, reports The Hindu.Doctors at the Orangi Town General Hospital said that Mohammed died from a heart seizure after he was struck by the cricket ball

Tamed Tigers hope to bite at cricket World Cup

DHAKA: Bangladesh will need a dramatic turn in fortunes to ensure another World Cup does not cause more misery after the Tigers endured a morale-sapping year in which they slumped from one defeat to another.Bangladesh failed to register wins for most of 2014 till fellow wooden-spooners

Tigers’ Under-19s win series against Sri Lanka

DHAKA: Tigers’ Under-19s beat Sri Lanka Under-19s by 14 runs in the fifth and final one-dayer on Sunday to seal a remarkable 3-2 series victory. Junior tigers were trailing 2-0 before winning the final three games of the series.Nazmul Hossain Shanto continued his superb form with his

Malaysia Nat’l Team due on Tuesday

SYLHET: Malaysia football team is expected to arrive in the district on Tuesday ahead of the Bangabandhu Gold Cup opener against Bangladesh, scheduled to begin on Thursday.Teams of the six-nation tournament will stay at Rose View Hotel at the city, sources concerned told banglanews.The

Tigers urge countrymen’s blessing

DHAKA: Bangladesh cricket team urged the countrymen to keep them in prayers before leaving for Australia on Saturday night to join the World Cup Cricket-2015.Sources told banglanews that the 15-member Bangladesh squad, led by Mashrafe Bin Mortaza, left Dhaka for Brisbane through an

Pakistan demands 50pc revenue for touring Bangladesh

DHAKA: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has demanded a slice of 50 percent of the revenue from the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) in return for touring the country as scheduled in April-May this year. The PCB has also stipulated a condition to exchange Under-19 and A team tours. The

35th American cup golf tournament kicks off

DHAKA: The three-day 35th American Cup Golf Tournament kicked-off at the Kurmitola Golf Club of the city on Friday.  Chevron Bangladesh is organizing sponsor of the tournament. Media Officer of Chevron Bangladesh (External Affairs) Sabrina Khan sent a press release in this regard.

11th Golf Tournament kicks off in Savar

SAVAR, DHAKA: The two-day long 11th Hosaf President Cup Golf Tournament-2015 began at Savar, on outskirt of the city, on Friday.Brigadier General Abul Kalam Mohammad Ziaur Rahman inaugurated the tournament through releasing colorful balloons at Savar Golf Club (SCG) in the morning.SGC

8th ULAB Fair Play Cup Begins

DHAKA: The 8th ULAB Fair Play Cup (Inter Private University Cricket Tournament) was inaugurated at the University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh (ULAB) Play Ground at Ramchandrapur of Mohammadpur in city on Thursday.Faruque Ahmed, Chairman of Selection Committee, Bangladesh Cricket Board

Mashrafe hopeful for better play in WC

DHAKA: One Day International (ODI) Captain of Bangladesh National Cricket Team Mashrafe Mortaza on Thursday said they want to play better in the upcoming would cup.“We want to play till the final but our real target is to play at least in the quarter final,” he said.The Bangladesh

Shakib loses top ODI all-rounder spot to Mathews

DHAKA: The International Cricket Council (ICC) has issued its fresh ranking in which Bangladesh ace all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan ceded his number-one position for ODI all-rounders to Sri Lanka's Angelo Mathews.Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews, has surged to the top of the Reliance ICC ODI

Can Pakistan Do a Cornered Tigers Feat Again?

Pakistan in Cricket is always an exciting event. They either win brilliantly against any team or loose badly against any team as well. There are no half measures. Pakistan team creates sensation, excitement and dramas. Cricketer earned good and bad names for Pakistan very regularly. They

De Villiers smashes 31-ball ton

DHAKA: AB de Villiers ripped up the record books with the fastest century in ODIs, off just 31 balls, as South Africa smashed their own record at the Wanderers and racked up 439, four shy of the world record of 443.The world record was made by Villiers in the second ODI match against West

Ex-hockey skipper Jummon passes away

DHAKA: Eminent hockey player Jummon Lusai, and also the former captain of Bangladesh Hockey Team, passed away at a city hospital on Sunday.He was 59.Sources told banglanews that he breathed last at the Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) around 3:00pm.He was kept on

Shakib Al Hasan: pursuing greatness

My grandfather used to tell me stories. He used to tell me, “When you grow up, you will become so big that everyone in the world will know you. When you come to your home town, people will stand and clap you.” DHAKA: There’s a certain irony to the predictions made by Shakib Al

Happy challenges bail to cricketer Rubel

DHAKA: Actress Naznin Akter Happy filed a petition with the High Court (HC) on Sunday seeking cancellation bail to cricketer Rubel Hossain in a rape case.Happy’s move came some three days after a Dhaka court granted appeal of Rubel, a member of Tigers’ squad for World Cup 2015,

Walton Media Cup Badminton Tournament begins Sunday

DHAKA: The Walton Media Cup Badminton Tournament-2015 is set to kick off in Shaheed Suhrawardy Indoor Stadium of the city’s Mirpur on Sunday.A total of 80 shuttlers from 20 different media houses are taking part in the tournament, which is a knockout game with a total of Tk 1 lakh

Australia Is Geared for a Penta

Australia has glorious past proven records in World Cup Cricket. They are the only team to win four times and the only to win three in a row – 1999 beating Pakistan, 2003 beating India and 2011 beating Sri Lanka. They also featured in inaugural World Cup final at Lords in 1975 and

Torres lifts Atleti, Barca win

DHAKA: Fernando Torres struck twice to reaffirm his place in Atletico Madrid hearts and send arch-rivals Real Madrid crashing out of the Copa del Rey 4-2 on aggregate.The former Liverpool and Chelsea striker scored his first two goals since rejoining his boyhood club as Atleti claimed a