Wednesday, 04 Oct, 2023


It was important to build a partnership

With his team on 56 for three after being inserted to bat, Shakib Al Hasan joined the in-form Robin Uthappa to help set Royal Challengers Bangalore a 196-run target, and put the Kolkata Knight Riders in a commanding position. The all-rounder rebuilt the innings with the opener during a

Kolkata needs 161-run

DHAKA: Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) are chasing 160-run set by Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) batsmen in the 54th match of the 7th Indian Premier League (IPL) on May 24. Earlier, Hyderabad scored 160–run losing seven wickets in their stipulated 20-over at Eden Gardens in Kolkata. Sammy and

Shakib’s contribution can’t be forgotten

DHAKA: Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) admits that Bangladeshi all-rounder Shakib al Hasan's contributions cannot be forgotten, with the tight overs he throws in along with the considerable amount of runs he piles onto the scoreboard. KKR site made the remark in its latest blog write-up

Croatia targets G16

Some teams in world cup always remain under shadow of giants with little ambition. But they play well to surprise many and leave behind some legacy. Croatia with some glories in the past is one such team. Favorite teams often do not take much notice of them but gets shock before they can

Coca-Cola celebrates ‘World’s Cup’ in BD

DHAKA: Coca-Cola has extended its global campaign for the FIFA World Cup titled ‘The World’s Cup’ for the Bangladesh market. The film conceptualised by Bates CHI & Partners, opens in a street in Bangladesh and shows two Brazilian football fans in Brazil colours celebrating on a

Rooney wants to be Man Utd captain

DHAKA: Wayne Rooney hopes to be named as captain of Manchester United, despite reports suggesting fellow striker Robin van Persie will get the armband.  With defender Nemanja Vidic having left the club, new boss Louis van Gaal must appoint a skipper when he takes over after the World

Shakib’s 60-run innings against RCB

DHAKA: Bangladeshi all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan's 60 (38b, 5x4, 3x6)  powered Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) to a 30-run win over Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in the 49th Match of IPL on Thursday. Shakib, Uthappa and Narine booked the IPL playoff berth after shutting doors on RCB at

Belgium the European Dark Horse

When Soccer pundits predict about the chances of European teams in any world cup usually the names of Italy, France, Spain and England feature in the discussions. Sometimes Portugal, Netherlands and Croatia are also discussed. Few discuss the prospect of Belgium.  But Brazil world may

Demo against world cup Brazil

DHAKA: Demanding socio-cultural development along with increasing lifestyle, members of social movements and students take part in a demonstration against the World Cup, in Sao Paulo, Brazil on Thursday evening.The protesters at the evening marched against the cost of hosting the football

Shahrukh ecstatic about Shakib

DHAKA: Shahrukh Khan truly has lost his words except ‘Ecstatic’ to express his feelings about the performances by all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan, Sunil Narine and Robin Uthappa. He also termed Kolkata as his ‘city of joy’. SRK also has also said something metaphorical about the

KKR ensure playoffs

DHAKA: Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) beat Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) by 30-run in the 49th match of Indian Premier League (IPL) at Eden Gardens in Kolkata on Thursday. With Utappa’s 83 not-out and Shakib’s 60, Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) scored 195 losing three wickets. Starc,

Can France Surprise Pundits?

Soccer pundits observe that France may struggle to get out of the group E with Honduras, Switzerland and Ecuador but with creative talents like Frank Ribery, Paul Pogba and Karim Benzama France may go beyond even go beyond quarter finals if they manage to advance from the group. France

KKR terms Shakib Superman

DHAKA: The craze of all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan has touched another height with the victory of Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) over Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in their last match of IPL. Shakib has been termed “Superman” in the latest article on the blog of Kolkata Knight Riders’ (KKR)

‘Sakib I want to carry u on my bak’

DHAKA: Immediately after Shakib Al Hasan belted an unbeaten 46 off 21 to lead Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) to a victory over Chennai Super Kings (CSK), Bollywood superstar Shahrukh Khan, also owner of the club, tweeted expressing his overwhelming joy. Shahrukh Tuesday night tweeted:

South American Dark horse Chile

Football is played in almost all countries of the world. But since the advent of the World Cup in 1930 (the Jules Rimet Trophy) two schools of football__ South American classical style and European power football__ have had the final laugh. Brazil and Uruguay won the early limelight in

Giggs retires after 23-year career

DHAKA: Ryan Giggs announced he was retiring from his career as a player following his appointment as assistant manager to newly-installed Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal.The 40-year-old one-club man revealed his decision in an open letter to supporters published on United’s

Pele pens song for Brazil World Cup campaign

DHAKA: Football legend Pele has written a song to cheer on his native Brazil in the World Cup as it prepares to host the June 12-July 13 tournament. ‘It’s given me so much happiness, it’s made me cry, football is in our nation's veins,’ goes the opening verse, which Pele sang to

Barcelona appoint Luis Enrique as coach

DHAKA: Barcelona appointed outgoing Celta Vigo manager Luis Enrique as their new coach to replace Gerardo Martino after a disappointing trophy-less season. The Catalan club said, The Straits Times publishes this report on Tuesday. ‘The FC Barcelona Board of Directors have this evening

Stylish closing ceremony of Brazil WC

DHAKA: Before the 2014 FIFA World Cup Final gets underway at the Maracana in Rio de Janeiro on Sunday, a special closing ceremony involving around 1,000 people will celebrate the greatest values of the globe’s most popular sport as the tournament nears its unmissable climax.        

Argentina are more than Messi

DHAKA: Germany boss Joachim Low believes it would be "mistake" to concentrate too much on the threat posed by Argentina captain Lionel Messi as he prepares for Sunday’s World Cup final in Rio de Janeiro. The three-time champions come in to the game at the Maracana in fine form