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Amit Mishra arrested on assault charge, released on bail

India legspinner Amit Mishra has been arrested, and subsequently released on bail, in Bangalore, capital city of India’s southern Karnataka state, in connection with the case of assault filed against him by a woman on October 20. Mishra, who had been asked to report to the police within seven days, was charged under Indian Penal Code sections 323 (voluntarily causing ...

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Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton won a thrilling United States Grand Prix to seal his third World Championship, reports BBC. Hamilton pressured team-mate Nico Rosberg into a mistake during a frantic last 10 laps after a safety car and swept by to take his 10th win of 2015. It was an exciting climax to a race of fluctuating fortunes, lead changes and ...

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Crisis ends, relief for Bangladesh hockey

The long days of crisis in the country’s hockey arena finally came to an end after the federation’s Khaja Rahmatullah officially resigned from the general secretary’s post yesterday. The eldest vice president of Bangladesh Hockey Federation, Abdus Sadek, became the new general secretary while Rahmatullah will now be serving as the new vice president. The changes, that were decided during ...

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Mourinho faces misconduct charge

Jose Mourinho has been charged with misconduct by the Football Association over his language and behaviour in Chelsea’s defeat by West Ham United, reports BBC. Mourinho was sent to the stands after going to speak to referee Jon Moss in his room at half-time on Saturday. Both clubs have been charged for failing to control their players and have until ...

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Pakistan threaten to boycott World T20

Pakistan may boycott next year’s World Twenty20 if India fail to play a proposed series with them this year, reports BBC. The arch-rivals have yet to agree the first of six proposed series between 2015 and 2023. Talks were disrupted after far-right Hindu nationalists attacked Board of Control for Cricket in India offices, protesting against games with Pakistan. The Pakistan ...

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Shakib awaits his ‘princess’

It won’t be a surprise if the Bangladesh women’s cricket team up their training intensity by a few degrees from today onwards, for in a month’s time Shakib Al Hasan and his wife Umme Ahmed Shishir are expected to be proud parents of a baby girl. Another special all-rounder in the making? One can never rule out that idea. But ...

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Tamim to organise age-group tournaments in Ctg

 In the bid to revive cricket in Chittagong, Tamim Iqbal has announced that he will organise age-group tournaments in the region for the next three years. He is one of the last international cricketers to hail from the south-eastern division that was once considered the second-most important cricket hub in Bangladesh. Tamim said that the lack of quality among Chittagong ...

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Younis breaks Miandad runs record

Younis Khan surpassed the record for most runs for Pakistan in test cricket during the first match against England in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday, overtaking Javed Miandad’s previous mark of 8,832 runs. The 37-year-old Younis overhauled the record in his 102nd match, taking 22 fewer than Miandad to set the mark. Younis needed 19 runs to surpass Miandad, doing so ...

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Cricketer Shahadat sent to jail

A Dhaka court on Tuesday sent Shahadat Hossain, a suspended national player, to jail rejecting his bail plea in a case filed for torturing his domestic help, says news agency UNB. Dhaka metropolitan magistrate Kazi Kamrul Hossain passed the order after officer-in-charge of Mirpur Model police station Shafiqur Rahman, also the investigation officer of the case, produced Shahadat before the ...

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England finish with 100pc record

England completed the perfect 10 wins from 10 in their Euro 2016 qualifying campaign with an easy victory in Lithuania, reports BBC. Manager Roy Hodgson fielded an England team with an experimental look – but it still had far too much class for the very limited Lithuanians, whose manager Igoris Pankratjevas resigned immediately after the match. Ross Barkley’s deflected shot ...

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