Monday, 15 Apr, 2024

Sports

Durjoy in, Akram out!

DHAKA: Former captain of Bangladesh cricket team Naimur Rahman Durjoy has been appointed as the operations committee chairman of Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) in place of Akram Khan.Akram Khan has been moved to tournament committee as chairman.Another former all-rounder Khaled Mahmud

India in new colours in World Cup

DHAKA: The Board of Control for Cricket in India unveiled the new official Team India jersey at the Melbourne Cricket Ground ahead of the tri-series and the World Cup. The defending world champions will be involved in a tri-nation ODI tournament with England and World Cup co-hosts

Brett Lee retires from cricket after 20-year career

DHAKA: Former Australia fast bowler Brett Lee has announced his retirement from all forms of cricket after a 20-year career.The 38-year-old stopped playing internationally in July 2012, but had been a Twenty20 regular, both in the Indian Premier League and in domestic competition in

How Equipped is English Team for Battles Royal?

England is never a very strong cricket team for winning a major tournament .But they are also not a team not to take into account. Thrice in the past they were bride mates in the party of World Cup final. But three times they were pepped for the post – first by legendary West Indian

Rubel to play in World Cup

DHAKA: A Dhaka Court on Wednesday granted cricketer Rubel Hossain to play abroad exempting him from physical appearance before the court in case filed by actress Naznin Aktar Happy.Therefore, Rubel has no legal bar to play for World Cup to be begun in Australia and New Zealand on February

Can The Caribbean Redeem?

Amidst series of controversies West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) announced its 15 member Squad for ICC world Cup 2015. The young West Indian fast bowler Jason Holder has been nominated as the Captain and the 15 members’ squad has excluded immediate past Captain Dwayne Bravo and

Cristiano Ronaldo wins Ballon d’Or again

DHAKA: Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo has won the Ballon d'Or world footballer of the year award for the second year in a row, report BBC on Tuesday. The Portugal captain beat Barcelona forward Lionel Messi and Bayern Munich goalkeeper Manuel Neuer to the award. Ronaldo

Shakib best all-rounder in all formats

DHAKA: Bangladesh ace all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan took himself into the cricket history becoming the top all-rounder in all formats of cricket.He achieved the top spot in Test, ODI (One Day International) and Twenty20 formats at the same time, according to International Cricket Council

Messi masterclass defeats Atletico

DHAKA: Barcelona's superstar attacking trident of Neymar, Luis Suarez and Lionel Messi inflicted revenge for being beaten to La Liga on the final day of last season with a 3-1 victory at Camp Nou on Sunday, putting a week of turmoil behind them.Head coach Luis Enrique was criticised

Australia Cricket Team Ready for Penta

Australia has featured in six of the past ten Cricket world cups winning it four times including three in a row on 1999, 2003 and 2007. World cup 2015 is in its backyard and at this moment Australia is on top of ICC ranking. In all analysis Australia is tipped among the top favorites

Will the Chokers Choke Again?

South African Golden Generation which could compete well with all conquering West Indian team of 1970s and 1980s were banned by ICC from international cricket for apartheid policy. When they returned they in no time proved competitive at world level producing many top cricketers They were

Can Kiwis Ever Fly?

Kiwis are a tiny nation in a beautiful land down under. There you find more sheep than people. But they are a very strong sporting nation as far as Ruby and Football are concerned. Black Caps are fare some team in rugby and Kiwis are admired as competitive cricketers at all format of

Sheikh Russel Krira Chakra Delighted

DHAKA: Sayem Sobhan Anvir, Managing Director (MD) of country’s largest industrial conglomerate Bashundhara Group (BG), has taken up the responsibility of Sheikh Russel Krira Chakra Ltd.Sheikh Russel Krira Chakra is set to start with a new vigor in the New Year, with new zeal along

Gazi set to test reworked action

DHAKA: After a change to his delivery stride, Sohag Gazi is confident of his reworked bowling action and believes it might help him spin the ball more as well. He is set to travel to Chennai for an official test on January 24 as he hopes to lift his suspension from bowling in

No Bravo, Pollard for World Cup: Ramnarine

DHAKA: Dwayne Bravo and Kieron Pollard are not part of 15-man West Indies World Cup squad according to Dinanath Ramnarine, the former West Indies leg spinner and former longtime president of West Indies Players Association. "Confirmed Bravo and Pollard are both out of the 2015 WC,"

Pakistan May Repeat Imran’s Corned Tigers Feat

Pakistan Cricket team is as unpredictable as cricket. One match they appear with all gun blazing, the very next match they can crumble like cookies. The team always possess very high quality natural talents –bowler, batsmen. But they surprise many when not much expected of them.But they

South Africa visit Bangladesh in June

DHAKA: South Africa will visit here on a month-long tour on June 30 to play two tests, three one-day internationals and two Twenty20 matches with Bangladesh.Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) said in a media release on Tuesday.Proteas’s tour will start with the first T20 on July 5 in

Can Sri Lankan Lions be Third Time Lucky?

A well balanced Sri Lanka team finished bride’s maid in the last two world cup in 2007 and 2011. In 2007 they lost to Ricky Ponting’s all-conquering Australian team in the Caribbean. In 2011 captain cool Dhoni’s men got better of them when the man himself played an out of the world

Champion India Announces World Cup Squad

Reigning Champion India has announced its ICC World Cup Squad to defend its title that it won at home in 2011. India also was the surprise winner in 1983 when Kapil Dev’s India turned the table on favorite West Indies at Lords. Indian team is currently touring Australia. Australia has

South Africa to visit Bangladesh in July

DHAKA: Bangladesh will play two tests, three one-day internationals and two Twenty20 matches against South Africa as the proteas will visit here on a month-long tour, starting in July.Bangladesh Cricket Board said in a media release on Tuesday.Proteas’s tour will start with the first