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Opener-heavy team picked

Opener-heavy team picked

Bangladesh cricket selectors yesterday picked four openers when they announced a 15-member squad for the three-match ODI series against the West Indies. Left-handed opener Imrul Kayes returned to the side along with pacer Rubel Hossain after missing last month's ODI series against India. The selectors made two changes from the last squad as, for the first time, a fit-Shakib Al Hasan, who is serving a six-month suspension, was ignored for selection while right-arm paceman Rubel, who...

Coach not concerned about Shakib

Bangladesh head coach Chandika Hathurusingha apparently doesn't want to shed much light on the suspended all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan ahead of...

Mahela lifts Sri Lanka

Mahela lifts Sri Lanka

Mahela Jayawardene smashed an unbeaten 140 as Sri Lanka regrouped after...

ICC World Cup trophy in city

The ICC Cricket World Cup trophy arrived in the city last evening. The trophy for the 50-overs mega event came here...

Afghanistan level series

Off-spinner Sharafuddin Ashraf took three wickets as Afghanistan skittled hosts Zimbabwe for 159 to win the fourth and final one-day international by 100 runs on Thursday and draw the series 2-2. Ashraf returned figures of three for 29 and along with seamer Dawlat Zadran (two for 39) was the pick of the bowlers as Afghanistan recorded their biggest ever 50-over victory by runs. Having been sent into bat, Afghanistan posted a par-score of 259 as they were bowled out in the...

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Wedson's near miss

Wedson's near miss

Abdus Salam Murshedy's record of 27 league goals in a season is safe for now. The Mohammedan Sporting club striker's 32-year enviable record however came under real threat this season with Haitian forward Wedson Anseleme pushing for a belated charger to touch the milestone. Wedson struck twice for champions Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club's 2-0...

Foreigner quota may be reduced

Bangladesh Professional Football League Committee (PFLC) has agreed in principle to reduce the number of foreign players in the domestic circuit from next season. “This year we have witnessed that our local players got less opportunities to play due to the number of foreign players each club have fielded. It is a matter of great concern and it is time to reduce the number of foreign players,” said BFF senior vice president Abdus Salam Murshedy after the PFLC meeting yesterday. Murshedy...

Games' first gold goes to England

England's Jodie Stimpson claimed the first gold medal at the Commonwealth Games with victory in the women's triathlon on Thursday. In an enthralling finish at the Strathclyde Country Park, the 25-year-old Stimpson managed to pull away from Canada's Kirsten Sweetland to finish in one hour 58 minutes 56 seconds. England's Vicky Holland took the bronze medal. England's Alistair Brownlee won the men's triathlon to retain family bragging rights. The reigning Olympic and European champion finished in 1hr 48min 50sec, 11sec ahead of younger...

XX Commonwealth Games, Glasgow 2014

And the Games begin

And the Games begin

Queen Elizabeth II officially opened the 20th Commonwealth Games at Celtic Park on Wednesday after a moving and colourful ceremony in front of a 40,000 capacity crowd. The Games will feature 17 sports across 11 days of competition with more than 4,500 athletes from 71 nations competing, making the event the biggest Scotland has...

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Bangladeshis bow out

The Bangladeshi athletes as expected bowed out after one shot in the XX Commonwealth Games that commenced in Glasgow yesterday. Swimmer Mahfuza Khatun finished 26th out of 35 swimmers in the 50m breaststroke with a time of 35.88 seconds, 2.60 seconds more than N Robinson who qualified for the semifinal as the 16th and last swimmer at the Tollcross International Sports Centre. Of the 28 cyclists, Bangladesh's Tarikul Islam and Iftekhar Alam Refeat came first and second from the bottom in...

Taffarel joins Dunga revolution

Former goalkeeper Claudio Taffarel joined the coaching staff of fellow 1994 World Cup winner Dunga at the helm of the new-look Brazil squad on Wednesday. The 48-year-old Taffarel played in the same team as Dunga which won a fourth world title in the United States in 1994 and will be responsible for goalkeeper coaching. Another World Cup winner from 1994, Mauro Silva, will serve as assistant coach when Brazil face Colombia and Ecuador on September 5 and 8 in friendly internationals....

Bangladeshis bow out

The Bangladeshi athletes as expected bowed out after one shot in the XX Commonwealth Games that commenced in Glasgow yesterday. Swimmer Mahfuza Khatun finished 26th out of 35 swimmers in the 50m breaststroke with a time of 35.88 seconds, 2.60 seconds more than N Robinson who qualified for the semifinal as the 16th and last swimmer at the Tollcross International Sports Centre. Of the 28 cyclists, Bangladesh's Tarikul Islam and Iftekhar Alam Refeat came first and second from the bottom in...

Games lose Mo shine

The Commonwealth Games were dealt a huge blow Thursday when England's double Olympic and world champion Mo Farah announced he was withdrawing due to fitness concerns. Farah, alongside Jamaican sprint star Usain Bolt, is one of the most recognisable faces of track and field, and his absence will be sorely missed. "There's no question that we're disappointed," admitted David Grevemberg, the chief executive of Glasgow 2014. Farah, the 5,000 and 10,000 metres Olympic and world champion, was recently laid low by illness...

Roma edge Liverpool

A 90th-minute own goal Wednesday cost Liverpool a 1-0 loss to AS Roma but an early spill left striker Fabio Borini with a much more worrisome right shoulder injury. The 23-year-old Italian striker, a former Roma standout before coming to Liverpool, fell on an early tackle and came up holding his shoulder. Liverpool said during the match that Borini's shoulder was not dislocated but further examination was needed in a tough setback during the opening minutes of the English Premier League...

Published Date: July 24, 2014
Batting Woes concern Faruque

Batting Woes concern Faruque

With a number of Bangladesh's top-order batsmen struggling to hit form, BCB's chief selector Faruque Ahmed said that he was concerned about the national team's batting and that it was an aspect that the Tigers would have to improve upon before the World Cup.   While Bangladesh's ploy to field seaming wickets in the India series did manage to trouble the visitors' strong batting line-up, it also however backfired heavily as the Tigers were bundled out for just 58 in the second ODI.   The second-stringed Bangladesh team which visited the West Indies recently has many players who are currently in the preliminary squad for the tour in August -- including Nasir Hossain,...