Thursday, 20 Jun, 2024


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

Sayem Sobhan new chairman of Sheikh Russel Krira Chakra

DHAKA: Legendary sports patron and Managing Director of the Bashundhara Group, leading industrial and business conglomerates in the country, Sayem Sobhan Anvir has taken over the Sheikh Russel Krira Chakra, icon in the country’s sports arena, as the chairman recently.Grandfather of the

Bangladesh –The Dark Horse of ICC World Cup

Bangladesh may not be among the favorites for winning ICC World Cup 2015 but it is neither a mere push over. In the past in World Cup Bangladesh has beaten India, Pakistan, England and South Africa. In One Day International on home soil Bangladesh in not too distant past was considered a

Mashrafe to lead, Shakib to assist

DHAKA: Seamer Mashrafe Bin Mortaza will lead the Tigers’ ICC Cricket World Cup-2015 mission in Australia and New Zealand with the help of all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan as vice captain. Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) announced the 15-member squad making Mashrafe Bin Mortaza and Shakib

Ashraful fixes Sri Lankan league match

DHAKA: Former Bangladesh skipper Mohammad Ashraful who is currently serving a five-year ban for match fixing has confessed to match fixing in the Sri Lanka Premier League (SLPL), reports Daily Mirror. Ashraful had made a witness statement on May 23 of 2013 to the Anti Corruption and