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BCB announces 16-man T20I squad for Nidahas Trophy

Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) on Monday announced a 16-man T20I squad to play the tri-nation ‘Nidahas Trophy’ against India and Sri Lanka in Colombo.   Recovering from finger injury, all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan will return to captain the Tigers’ in the tournament beginning on March 6 in Sri Lanka.   Shakib suffered injury in his left hand little finger during ...

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England beats New Zealand by 6 wickets in 2nd ODI

Ben Stokes and Eoin Morgan made half centuries to guide England to a six-wicket win over New Zealand in the second one-day international on Wednesday, leveling the five-match series at 1-1. Morgan made 62 and Stokes signaled his return to form after a five-month layoff with an unbeaten 63 as England surpassed New Zealand’s total of 223 with more than ...

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Stepney lose but retain top spot

Muhammad Ismael: Stepney FC were beaten by SYA at Mabley Green as the race for the title hits up. Israel Amadi scored two goals either side of the half time whistle to take home the spoils for Muhammed Nashir’s men who are firmly established as dark horses for the title after winning promotion to the Premiership last season. Nashir said: ...

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Messi, Ronaldo both net 2 in wins by Barca and Madrid

Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo both scored twice to lead Barcelona and Real Madrid to comfortable wins in the Spanish league on Saturday. While Luis Suarez netted a hat trick for Barcelona, Messi scored two superb goals to help beat Girona 6-1 and set a new club record of 32 consecutive Liga matches without a loss. That was one more ...

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Bale blues cloud Real Madrid’s return to form

Talk of a crisis at Real Madrid is over for now, but the form of Gareth Bale remains a cause of concern ahead of this weekend’s meeting with Alaves in La Liga. The Welshman was back on the bench for Wednesday’s 3-1 victory at Leganes, his involvement restricted to a late cameo as Zinedine Zidane’s side claimed a fourth consecutive ...

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Bangladesh  U15 girls to play friendly football tourney in Hong Kong

Bangladesh Under-15 Women’s Football Team will play four-nation friendly football tournament in Hong Kong. Bangladesh will play the tournament opener against Chinese Taipei on March 30 and face the Asian powerhouse Iran on March 31 and will end their tour with the last match against hosts Hong Kong on April 1. Hong Kong Football Association Ltd invited Bangladesh to participate ...

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Australia beats New Zealand by 19 runs in Tri-Series final

Left-arm spinner Ashton Agar took 3-27 to lead Australia to a 19-run win over New Zealand on Wednesday under the Duckworth-Lewis system in the rain-affected final of the Twenty20 tri-series. Agar first took a catch from the bowling of Kane Richardson to set in motion the collapse of the New Zealand top and middle order, then claimed the wickets of ...

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FIFA lifts ban on 2026 World Cup voters publicly backing bid

FIFA has lifted a ban on voters publicly endorsing a 2026 World Cup bid. Soccer’s governing body last month ordered officials not to openly discuss the merits of either the joint Northern American bid, featuring the United States, Canada and Mexico, or the rival Morocco contender. It led to Confederation of African Football President Ahmad, who goes by just one ...

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HRF Team Ghana deliver football in the community

Emdad Rahman: The Human Relief Foundation Team Ghana had a fruitful day as the Londoners visited Banvum and Tolon in northern Ghana to coach school children. There was a visit to the Timtooni Football Club under 15’s before watching the senior team win 1-0 against Tolon. The morning session saw the team receive a huge reception in Banvum where open ...

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Rochdale scores late vs Spurs to set up Wembley replay

What a difference a few days can make. After coming from two goals down to draw 2-2 at Juventus in the Champions League last 16 on Tuesday, Tottenham made 11 changes to its team on Sunday and was held 2-2 by English third-tier team Rochdale in the fifth round of the FA Cup. “It was an amazing game and an ...

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