Elton Chigumbura hit an unbeaten half-century as Zimbabwe recorded a famous three-wicket victory over No. 1-ranked Australia in a one-day triangular series match in Harare on Sunday for only their second win over their opponents in 31 years. Chigumbura finished on 52 not out and shared an unbroken stand of 55 with Prosper Utseya as Zimbabwe chased down a target of 210 to win with two overs to spare. Zimbabwe’s only previous win over the Australians was at Trent Bridge in the 1983 World Cup, in the first ever encounter between the two sides. Sunday’s defeat was... more ›
The Cotton Group 30th National Age Group Swimming Championship under the auspices of Bangladesh Swimming Federation started at the Syed Nazrul Islam National Swimming Complex in Mirpur on Monday. President of Bangladesh Swimming Federation and Chief of Bangladesh Navy Vice Admiral M Farid Habib inaugurated the three-day meet at 4pm. Chairman of the meet’s sponsor Cotton Group Shahin Mahmud was also present as a special guest. A total of 378 boys and 163 girls from 52 teams, split into five age groups, are expected to compete in 100 swimming and three diving events. The five age groups are: Under-10, 11-12, 13-14, 15-17 and 18-20 years. Apart from medals, the champions and... more ›
Mushfiqur Rahim and Nasir Hossain picked up important centuries on day two of Bangladesh’s warm-up game in Warner Park. But the day would not end well for the visitors after St Kitts & Nevis’ Shane Jeffers pummeled 118. Shivnarine Chanderpaul cruised to an unbeaten 70 as the bowlers struggled to put together a string of good overs. At stumps, the home side were 232 for 4 after Bangladesh had declared on 377 for 7. Mushfiqur was the first to reach the three-figure mark and remained not out on 106 off 170 balls, with eight fours and three sixes.... more ›
Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB), on Monday, named left-arm spinner Mohammad Elias as replacement for off-break bowler Shohag Gazi in the Bangladesh squad for the two-match Test series against the West Indies. Elias will leave Dhaka for West Indies today. Gazi, who will undergo testing for suspected illegal bowling action, returned to Dhaka yesterday morning from the West Indies along with Masrafe Bin Mortaza, Abdur Razzak, Taskin Ahmed and Mohammad Mithun. Gazi will have to submit documents to apply for a UK visa because he is required to be at the Cardiff Metropolitan University by September 19 to have his bowling action tested. Gazi was reported by the umpires after the second ODI against West... more ›
Hong Kong hockey team will arrive in Dhaka on Wednesday night to take part in the Men’s first round of the World Hockey League scheduled to begin on September 5 at Maulana Bhasani Hockey Stadium. Three nations — Bangladesh, Hong Kong and Sri Lanka — will take part in the meet. Sri Lanka are expected to arrive here on Thursday morning. Each team will play two matches in the world event. Bangladesh will face Sri Lanka in the opener and play Hong Kong on September 7 while Sri Lanka will lock horns with Hong Kong on September 6. The Bangladesh team for the league will be constituted from the 24-member preliminary squad... more ›
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