West Indies and Bangladesh commence a three-match One-Day International series at the Queen’s Park Stadium in Grenada on Wednesday with the home side heavily favoured to extend the tourists’ miserable record in 2014. Despite several encouraging performances in a 95-run win in their lone warm-up fixture against a Grenada XI on Sunday, Bangladesh will be hard-pressed to challenge a Caribbean side brimming with big-name international players, all of whom will be match fit given their participation in the just-concluded second season of the Caribbean Premier League T20 franchise tournament. This campaign, Bangladesh’s third tour of the region outside of involvement in the 2007 World Cup and 2010 World T20, is their first trip... more ›
The Walton Air Conditioner National (Under-19) Youth Female Handball Tournament, organised by Bangladesh Handball Federation, will begin from today in the capital after more than 15 years. Eighteen teams, split into six groups, will initially compete in the first phase at the Shaheed Suhrawardy National Indoor Stadium in Mirpur and Shaheed (Capt) M Mansur Ali National Handball Stadium in the city. State Minister for Youth and Sports Sri Biren Sikder will inaugurate the weeklong meet at 11 am at the Handball Stadium through a Magura-Panchagarh match. Six matches will be held on the opening day. Later, six... more ›
Bangladesh suffered 3rd consecutive defeat to be eliminated from the 2nd Summer Youth Olympics Games Hockey losing to Canada by 1-4 goals in their 3rd Pool A match at Nanjing YOG Sports Park Hockey Field on Tuesday. Earlier, in the first two group matches, Bangladesh lost to Spain by 1-9 goals and to Australia by 2-5 goals. In the day’s match, Canadian captain Pereira Brandon scored a field goal in the very 6th minute to dominate the first half 1-0. Amrit Sidhu, Panesar Balraj and Muldoon Braedon scored one goal each for Canada in the 29th, 34th and 35th minutes respectively. Naim Uddin scored the consolation goal for Bangladesh in the... more ›
Bangladesh’s lone shooter Sharmin Akhter miserably finished 19th among the 20 competitors in the Women’s 10 meter air rifles of the 2nd Summer Youth Olympic Games at the Fangshan Shooting Hall in Nanjing on Tuesday morning. Monika Izabela Woodhouse of Australia finished last and 20th scoring 396.3. Sharmin Akhter scored 397 to be eliminated from the event in the qualification round after making 101.4; 98.1; 98.4 and 99.1 score in four series. Sarah Hornung of Switzerland finished top among the 20 participants of the event scoring 416.4 to qualify for the final round. Ivana Babic of Croatia was the 8th and last person to qualify for the final scoring 410.9. Later,... more ›
The hosts West Indies will meet with the visitors Bangladesh today in the first ODI match in 3-match ODI series. However, there is sad news for West Indies clan as their head coach Ottis Gibson did not attend the training session. A source says, Gibson had been terminated by West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) and he did not attend Monday’s practice session at Granada. Today’s 1st ODI will be held at the same venue. On the other hand, WICB President Dave Cameron confirmed Gibson’s absence during practice session. “I’m sure he was not in Granada. In this circumstance, I can’t talk more over the issue. I will discuss over Gibson issue later,” Cameron... more ›
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