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Shakib’s five-for puts Bangladesh on top


DHAKA: Shakib Al Hasan claimed five wickets to help dismiss Australia for 217 and give Bangladesh the upper hand on the second day of the opening Test on Monday. Australia, who resumed the day on a precarious 18-3, were bowled out early in the final session for 217 to hand the hosts a 43-run first-innings lead. By stumps they had ... Read More »

4th BPL T20: Opening game abandoned due to rain


The opening match of the 4th Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) T20 Cricket between Rajshahi Kings and Comilla Victorians has beenabandoned without a ball being bowled due to continuous rain. The match officials took the decision after re-inspecting the field of Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Mirpur at 4:50pm on Friday. After the inspection at 4:10pm, the match officials decided the ... Read More »

Cricketer Shahadat, wife acquitted of child torture charges


A Dhaka court has acquitted former national cricketer Shahadat Hossain and his wife Jesmine Jahan Nitto in a case filed for torturing their minor domestic help. Dhaka’s Women and Children Repression Prevention Tribunal-5 judge Tanzila Ismail passed the verdict on Sunday in presence of the couple. Earlier, Shahadat secured bail from the High Court on December 8 citing health issues, ... Read More »

Sussex willing to wait on Mustafizur Rahman


Bangladesh left-arm bowling sensation Mustafizur has been in action in the ongoing Indian Premier League from April 12 and missing home during his longest period away from his rustic village at Tetulia, Bangladesh. Considering Mustafizur’s predicament, Sussex County Cricket Club agreed to give the 20-year-old extra time off following speculation he was considering pulling out of coming to England altogether ... Read More »

Suarez hat trick fires Barca to La Liga title


MADRID: Barcelona sealed their 24th La Liga title as Luis Suarez took his tally for the season to 59 goals with a hat trick in a 3-0 win at Granada to hold off Real Madrid’s late-season surge. Real registered their 12th consecutive La Liga win, 2-0 at Deportivo la Coruna thanks to Cristiano Ronaldo’s double, but finished a point behind ... Read More »

Luis Suarez fires hattrick as Barca seal 24th La Liga title


Barcelona sealed their 24th La Liga title as Luis Suarez took his tally for the season to 59 goals with a hat-trick in a 3-0 win at Granada to hold off Real Madrid's late-season surge. Real registered their 12th consecutive La Liga win, 2-0 at Deportivo La Coruna thanks to Cristiano Ronaldo's double, but finished a point behind their bitter ... Read More »

Bangladesh lifts ban on Shahadat Hossain


DHAKA: Bangladesh lifted a ban on disgraced fast bowler Shahadat Hossain Tuesday, allowing him to play domestic matches weeks after he apologized for torturing an 11-year-old girl he employed as a maid. Hossain was banned from all forms of cricket last year by the Bangladesh Cricket Board after he became a subject of investigation for alleged criminal offense, which drew ... Read More »

Three-digit tonic for Riyad & Marshall


The fifth round of the Dhaka Premier League ended yesterday with batting exhibitions from Mahmudullah Riyad and Marshall Ayub at BKSP, which guided Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club to their third success with a 90-run victory over Cricket Coaching School (CCS). The two batsmen shared a 203-run third-wicket partnership on way to their individual tons, helping Sheikh Jamal post a formidable ... Read More »

Shakib Al Hasan posts his highest IPL score


Shakib Al Hasan hit his highest score in the Indian Premier League in Kolkata during his side’s game against the Gujarat Lions. The allrounder, who was under pressure due to his lean run with the bat in the competition, came back in style with an unbeaten 49-ball 66. While he did begin slowly, the ace all-rounder ended up smacking four ... Read More »

The Fun in Fizz


Bangladesh left arm pacer Mustafizur Rahman may have escaped the hindi lesson from Yuvraj Singh on stage but had to complete an amusing task with his head during the lively promotional event of Sunrisers Hyderabad yesterday. Read: No luck for Fizz's female fans The event hosted by the hilarious comedian Cyrus Broacha came to life when Sunrisers Hyderabad all-rounder Yuvraj Singh, ... Read More »

Little Messi flees Afghanistan after threats


KABUL: The family of a five-year-old Afghan boy who received autographed shirts from his soccer hero Lionel Messi was forced to leave Afghanistan amid constant telephone threats, the boy’s father said Tuesday. Mohammad Arif Ahmadi — whose son grabbed headlines when he was photographed wearing a homemade Argentina shirt with No. 10 on the back — said they have moved ... Read More »

Bangladesh retain AFC U-14 Girls’ Regional Championship


The Bangladesh girls defeated their Indian counterparts 4-0 in the final of the AFC U-14 Girls' Regional Championship at the Aviator Stadium in Dushanbe on Sunday to retain their title. Having already beaten their opponents 3-1 in the group stages, Bangladesh were favourites going into the match and they lived up to the billing. Tohura Khatun finished as the top ... Read More »

Salahuddin re-elected third time as BFF president


Kazi Salahuddin was elected as the president of the Bangladesh Football Federation for the third consecutive time as he beat Kamrul Ashraf Khan Poton by a margin of 33 votes on Saturday. Salhuddin, who has been in the helm since 2008, bagged 83 votes and Poton, a member of parliament of Narshingdi-2 constituent, got 50 out of the total 134 ... Read More »

Mustafizur world’s best T20 bowler since debut


Just a few days ago, Mustafizur Rahman has completed his one year in international cricket (he made his debut in a T20I match against Pakistan in April 24, 2015). And since his debut, the Fizz has been drawing attention from all over the world. He has already established himself as a top-notch bowler across formats, and the skipper’s go-to option ... Read More »

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