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Belarusian football wins fans abroad as locals boycott matches

As Belarus resists imposing a lockdown to combat the coronavirus, its football league has stumbled into the international limelight as Europe’s only remaining top-flight competition. But players are worried about the health risks and only diehard fans are braving matches. FC Slutsk fan Yahor Khavanski, 26, is “a bit afraid” but could not imagine quitting his weekend football fix.On Sunday ...

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Shooter Asif to auction his CW gold

Celebrated shooter Asif Hossian Khan, who won the first and only shooting gold medal for Bangladesh in the Commonwealth Games, expressed his interest to auction his medal to raise funds for people affected by the coronavirus outbreak. Asif brought laurel for the country by winning an individual gold medal in the 10-metre air rifle in the 17th Commonwealth Games 2002 ...

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Shakib Al Hassan blessed with second baby girl

Shakib Al Hasan with his first daughter Alaina Shakib Al Hasan has become father of his newly born daughter today. The baby has come to the light of this earth at a US Hospital. Both his wife Umme Ahmed Shishir and the baby are in good condition. At this moment Shakib is beside his wife and daughter in America.The Bangladesh ...

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Mayor demands investigation into Liverpool-Atletico match

One of the mayors for Liverpool has called for an investigation into why Liverpool’s Champions League clash against Atletico Madrid was allowed to go ahead in front of 52,000 supporters last month. Despite the game taking place after a plan was agreed to play La Liga matches behind closed doors, 3,000 visiting fans were allowed to travel from Spain and ...

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Won’t accept schedule change of Asia Cup for IPL: PCB CEO

The Pakistan Cricket Board will object to any change in the schedule of Asia Cup to accommodate the currently-suspended Indian Premier League (IPL), PCB CEO Wasim Khan has asserted. Khan said the PCB is hoping to hold the Asia Cup T20 tournament in the UAE as scheduled in September unless there are issues related to the COVID-19 pandemic. “Our stance ...

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Shakib’s bat sold for Tk 20 lakh

Bangladesh star all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan’s World Cup bat has been sold for Tk 20 lakh to a buyer identified as Raj, a Bangladeshi expatriate living in the USA. Shakib had put this bat, which he played with during the last World Cup, on auction to raise fund to help the people suffering from the effect of coronavirus in Bangladesh. ...

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Coronavirus: Ashraful to auction his bats to raise fund

After Mushfiqur Rahim and Shakib Al Hasan, former  captain Mohammad Ashraful plans to auction his favourite cricket bats to raise funds for people affected by coronavirus in the country. Ashraful, who suffered a five-year ban for match-fixing, is yet to return to the national team. He came forward to help the country’s distressed people. He plans to auction off his ...

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Coronavirus: Now Shakib decides to put his bat on auction

Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan has decided to put his bat with what he played in the World Cup 2019 in England, on auction aiming to raise fund to help the people affected by the coronavirus pandemic. Shakib is the second Bangladeshi cricketer after Mushfiqur Rahim to put the bat on auction. Earlier, Shakib formed a foundation named ‘Shakib Al ...

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South Africa tour of Sri Lanka off until ‘normality returns’

South Africa’s tour of Sri Lanka set for June was officially called off Monday because of the coronavirus pandemic with no new date set for the three one-day internationals and three T20 clashes. Sri Lanka Cricket said it had decided with Cricket South Africa that the tour should be indefinitely postponed. Sri Lanka has now not played a game since losing two T20s against ...

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Djokovic against compulsory coronavirus vaccination

Novak Djokovic has said he would be against a compulsory coronavirus vaccination if it became a requirement for tennis players to travel to tournaments. “Personally I’m against vaccination. I wouldn’t like that someone forces me to get a vaccine in order to be able to travel,” the world number one said late Sunday. The Serbian star was speaking from Spain, ...

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