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Mahmudullah XI clinch BCB President’s Cup title

Pace bowler Sumon Khan’s five-wicket haul coupled by Liton Kumar Das and Imrul Kayes half centuries helped Mahmudullah XI clinched the BCB President’s Cup at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium on Sunday. Sumon Khan’s 5-38 helped Mahmudullah XI shot Nazmul XI out for 173 in 47.1 overs and later Liton 68 and Imrul’s unbeaten 53 runs guided Mahmudullah XI to 177-3 ...

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Real Madrid ease pressure on Zidane with rousing victory over Barca

Real Madrid averted a crisis in the best way possible on Saturday by beating Barcelona 3-1 in the first empty Clasico, landing an early blow in La Liga’s title race. Barca had the chance to inflict a third consecutive defeat on their rivals and increase the pressure on Zinedine Zidane. Instead, Madrid’s win earns them a six-point lead over the ...

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Ajax smash 13 past Venlo in record Dutch win

Ajax broke their own 48-year Eredivisie record on Saturday when they hammered Venlo 13-0 in the biggest ever win in the history of the division. Lassina Traore struck five times as the defending champions outdid Johan Cruyff’s Ajax, whose 12-1 win over Vitesse Arnhem had stood as the top flight’s record win since May 1972 — the season the Amsterdam ...

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Cristiano Ronaldo tests COVID-19 positive second time

Cristiano Ronaldo has tested COVID-19 positive for the second time on Thursday. As a result, he is all set to miss Juventus’ UEFA Champions League clash against Barcelona next week. The five times Ballon D’Or winner had earlier tested positive on October 13 while he was on international duty with the Portugal in the UEFA Nations League. The 35-year-old forward ...

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BCB President’s Cup final rescheduled for Sunday

The final of the BCB President’s Cup between Mahmudullah XI and Najmul XI, originally scheduled for Friday, has been shifted to Sunday due to inclement weather. The decision has been taken considering the inclement weather forecast over the next couple of days. BCB CEO Nizam Uddin Chowdhury said: “This has been a very well-received tournament so far and we want ...

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Brilliant Bayern thump Atletico

Champions League holders Bayern Munich extended their record run to 12 straight wins in the competition as they thumped Atletico Madrid. Just 59 days after lifting the 2020 title in Lisbon, Hansi Flick’s side were in ominous form again as they made light work of Diego Simeone’s usually watertight side. Winger Kingsley Coman, matchwinner against Paris St-Germain in Lisbon at ...

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Barcelona start afresh with five-goal rout of Ferencvaros

Barcelona exorcised some of their Champions League demons by thrashing Hungarian minnows Ferencvaros 5-1 on Tuesday, in their first European game since last season’s humiliation by Bayern Munich. Lionel Messi won and then scored a penalty before the 17-year-old Ansu Fati contributed to two brilliant goals, volleying in one for himself and then setting up another for Philippe Coutinho. Barca’s ...

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Morata double gets Juventus off the mark in Kiev

Alvaro Morata struck twice on Tuesday as Juventus made light of Cristiano Ronaldo’s absence to get their Champions League campaign off the mark with a 2-0 win at Dynamo Kiev. Spaniard Morata opened the scoring just after the break when he tapped in off a rebound and nodded in a second with six minutes to go to give Juventus three ...

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BCB expedites tempo to kick off Corporate T20 League next month

Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has been trying hard to organise the much-talked-about ‘Corporate T20 Cricket League’ after the newly-introduced BCB President’s Cup in place of the domestic blockbuster annual T20 extravaganza Bangladesh Premier League (BPL). BPL was scheduled to roll onto the ground either in November-December or December-January window. But it will not be held in either of the windows. ...

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Punjab beat Mumbai in IPL’s first-ever second super over

Kings XI Punjab beat holders Mumbai Indians as the Indian Premier League witnessed a second super over for the first time after skipper KL Rahul’s heroics on Sunday. Rahul smashed 77 off 51 deliveries as Punjab equalled Mumbai’s score of 176 in the second match of the day after the opening game also ended in a tie. Kolkata Knight Riders ...

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