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Bangladesh A beat Ireland A by 87 runs in 1st ODI

A brilliant 92 runs by Zakir Hasan enabled Bangladesh A to record a thumping 87 runs victory over Ireland A in the first ODI at Wicklow, Dublin in the early hours of today.   Earlier, Bangladesh asked to bat first, piled up impressive 289 for 6 in their allotted 50 overs. Thanks to brilliant Zakir Hasan’s dazzling 92 runs off ...

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England 287 all out against India in 1st Test

England were dismissed for 287 on the second day of the first Test against India at Edgbaston on Thursday.   It took India just 10 balls on Thursday to wrap up the hosts’ first innings after England resumed on 285 for nine.  Sam Curran fell for his overnight 24 after edging Mohammad Shami to wicket-keeper Dinesh Karthik.   James Anderson ...

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Milan, Turin, Cortina to launch joint bid for 2026 Olympics

Milan, Aug 2 : Italy will launch a three-city bid to host the 2026 Winter Olympics in Milan, Turin and Cortina. The Italian Olympic Committee announced the move on Wednesday, having decided a joint bid was more cost effective. It was unanimously voted for by the CONI board. Milan Mayor Giuseppe Sala, however, has criticized the decision and says that ...

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India eager to cement No 1 status with series win in England

India may be the world’s top-ranked Test side but they still face accusations they are lions at home and lambs abroad.   But a series win in England, where Virat Kohli’s men begin a five-Test campaign at Edgbaston on Wednesday, would go some way to ridding India of that unwanted tag.  In the past five years, India have won just ...

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Bangladesh, Windies T20I series kicks off Wednesday

Dhaka, July 30 : Bangladesh will play the first T20I of a three-match series against host West Indies at Warner Park, Basseterre in St Kitts on Wednesday. The match will begin at 6:30 am [Bangladesh time]. This will be the first-ever three-match T20I series between Bangladesh and West Indies. After a successful campaign for a 2-1 win in the three-match ...

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Mullins, Mensah help Crew beat Red Bulls 3-2

Harrison, Jul 29 : Patrick Mullins had a goal and an assist and Jonathan Mensah scored his first goal of the season to help the Columbus Crew beat the New York Red Bulls 3-2 on Saturday night. Zack Steffen had four saves, including a diving stop on Aaron Long’s header, for Columbus (10-7-6). The Crew have won back-to-back games for ...

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Toronto FC beats Fire 3-0 for 1st home win since May

Toronto, Jul 29 : Jozy Altidore, Jonathan Osorio and Sebastian Giovinco scored in the second half in Toronto FC’s 3-0 victory over the Chicago Fire on Saturday night. Defending champion Toronto (6-11-4) won for the first time at home since May 18. Chicago (6-12-5) has lost five straight and is 1-5-3 in its last nine. Altidore opened the scoring in ...

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Qatar’s World Cup bid used “black operations”: UK report

Qatar’s World Cup team used a secret “black operations” propaganda campaign to undermine rival bids in violation of Fifa rules, a British Sunday broadsheet has reported.   The Sunday Times claims whistleblower emails show the bid team paid a PR firm as well as former CIA agents to disseminate “fake propaganda” concerning main rivals Australia and the US during their ...

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8 buses torched in northeastern Brazil

Sao Paulo, Jul 29 : Police in Brazil say eight public buses have been firebombed with Molotov cocktails in the northeastern state of Ceara. The buses were torched Friday night in several neighborhoods of the capital city of Fortaleza. State police said shots were also fired at public buildings. No injuries or deaths were reported. The Ceara public security department ...

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Tamim ton helps Bangladesh beat West Indies 2-1 in ODIs

Opener Tamim Iqbal playing a shot during the third ODI against West Indies at Warner Park, Basseterre in St Kitts on Saturday, July 28, 2018. Photo: Collected Basseterre, Jul 29 : Opener Tamim Iqbal scored another century and Bangladesh successfully defended 301 runs to beat the West Indies by 18 runs and win their one-day international series 2-1 on Saturday. ...

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