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With trick play in penalty kick, Barcelona routs Celta 6-1

Lionel Messi put on another show at the Camp Nou on Sunday, scoring a remarkable goal from a free kick and then helping to set up a hat trick for Luis Suarez – including a daring assist from a penalty kick – as Barcelona thrashed Celta Vigo 6-1. Ivan Rakitic and Neymar also scored as Barcelona opened up a three-point ...

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Final round of Bashundhara Bangladesh Open-2016 begins

The final round of ‘Bashundhara Bangladesh Open-2016’ golf tournament is underway at Kurmitola Golf Club on Saturday morning. At 9:50am, Bangladesh rising professional golfers Zamal Hossain and Shakhawat Sohel  have played the first tee off at the final round from hole no-1. Besides, golfers Abdul  Matin took his tee shot from the first hole at 9:40 am. A total of ...

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Sakib to be picked by Jamaica for CPL

All-rounder Sakib al Hasan is only Bangladeshi to be picked by Jamaica for the upcoming Caribbean Premier League. The Player Draft for the CPL 2016 was unveiled at a gala ceremony in Barbados on Thursday. Seven Bangladeshi players ¬- Sakib al Hasan, Tamim Iqbal, Imrul Kayes, Mahmudullah, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mustafizur Rahman and Soumya Sarkar – were included in the preliminary ...

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Real Madrid coach Zidane insists Ronaldo is better than Messi

The general perception is that Lionel Messi is the best player in the world. With countless trophies, five Ballon d’Or awards and more, it’s hard to argue against him. But don’t tell that to Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane. According to Mexican magazine Record, Zidane was asked if Messi was the best player in the world. “Cristiano Ronaldo is the ...

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Swimmer Mahfuza earns Bangladesh third gold

Bangladesh swimmer Mahfuza Khatun Shila continued her superb run of form in the 12th South Asian Games as she clinched her second gold medal in the event’s fourth day yesterday. Following her first gold in the women’s 100m breaststroke category last Sunday, Mahfuza offered another inspiring performance by sealing first spot in the 50m breaststroke category. She took 34.88s to ...

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Disadvantaged children coached by young Tigers

A grup of disadvantaged boys and girls from Dhaka on Monday took part in a special cricket coaching session with Bangladesh Under-19 Cricket team who are playing in the ongoing ICC U19 Cricket World Cup. The event was held at Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) Academy Ground in Mirpur as part of the ICC Cricket for Good partnership between the International ...

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Mustafiz gets a prestigious IPL deal

As it was speculated, Bangladesh’s bowling sensation Mustafizur Rahman got a prestigious IPL deal even before he completed a year in the international cricket circuit. He was acquired by Sunrisers Hyderabad during the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2016 auction for $208,000 (INR 1.40 crore or BDT 1.62 crore approximately) yesterday. The kind of performance the left arm pacer showed since ...

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India move to under-19 final

India have reached the final of the ICC U-19 World Cup to be played in Dhaka on 14 February. On Tuesday, the junior Indians beat Sri Lanka by 97 runs in the first semi-final the Shere Bangla National Stadium. Strong batting by Anmolpreet Singh and Sarfaraz Khan contributed to India’s win after they posted a good total of 267 runs ...

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England under-19s cricket team visits Underprivileged Children’s Educational Programme (UCEP) to see the impact of UK aid in Bangladesh

Fresh from qualifying for the quarter-finals of the ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup, the England under-19s team visited Mirpur Technical School in Dhaka today (Thursday 4 February) to see how the UK aid funded Underprivileged Children’s Educational Programme (UCEP) has helped thousands of children from some of the poorest communities in Bangladesh to access education, skills training and employment. To ...

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Shanto set historic milestone in Youth ODI cricket

Bangladesh Under-19 Cricket Team vice-captain Nazmul Hossain Shanto laid down a historic milestone as he became the highest run-getter in the history of youth ODIs with 1747 runs, including two centuries and 2 fifties. The middle-order batsman Shanto completed this remarkable job during the Bangladesh vs Scotland Group-A 2nd match of the ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup at Sheikh Kamal ...

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