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Platini will not run in Fifa presidential election

Suspended Uefa president Michel Platini says he will not stand in the Fifa presidential election next month, reports BBC. Platini, along with Fifa president Sepp Blatter, has been banned from football-related activities for eight years by world football’s governing body. Both men were found guilty of breaches surrounding a $2m “disloyal payment” made to Platini in 2011. They are appealing ...

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Preparations for ICC U19 Cricket World Cup Bangladesh 2016 to continue

The International Cricket Council (ICC) has said it will continue to prepare for this month’s ICC U19 Cricket World Cup Bangladesh 2016 despite Australia withdrawing its team from the event and expressing its concerns about the safety and security of its squad and management. A press release of the ICC explained that its own security manager and an independent security ...

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Tigers aim to make dream start in New Year

Soumya hopes to get back rhythm against Zimabwe A poor BPL outing following a blockbuster international year has raised a question when hardships and disappointments lie in wait for Soumya Sarkar, a batsman who gave the Bangladesh top order a rare solidity since his debut. Soumya would get the T20 series against Zimbabwe to reply those questions but for the ...

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Zimbabwe in city to play T20I series

A 16-member Zimbabwe cricket team arrived in the city on Monday to play a four-match T20I series against Bangladesh. Sheikh Abu Naser Stadium, Khulna will host all the four matches scheduled to be held on January 15, 17, 20 and 22. The visiting team will travel to Khulna from the capital on Tuesday. Zimbabwe squad: Malcolm Waller, Peter Joseph Moor, ...

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Tigers squad for first two T20Is against Zim announced

Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) on Tuesday announced Bangladesh National Cricket team for the 1st and 2nd matches of the four-match Twenty20 internationals series against Zimbabwe. Pacer Mashrafe Bin Mortaza remained as captain of the 14-member squad while world all rounder Shakib Al Hasan as vice captain. Zimbabwe Cricket team will arrive in Dhaka on January 11 on a 17-day tour ...

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Zimbabwe Cricket team due on Jan 11

Zimbabwe Cricket team will arrive in Dhaka on January 11 on a 17-day tour to Bangladesh to play a four-match T20 series against Bangladesh ahead of the ICC World Twenty20 to be held in India in March next. The Zimbabwean national cricket team will travel to Khulna on the same day to play T20 International matches against the Tigers on ...

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Amla doubles down, doubles up

Hashim Amla secured his third Test double-hundred on the fourth morning in Cape Town as he guided South Africa towards safety in the second Test. By lunch, he was 200 not out, the latest interlude in an innings that has spanned 467 balls and around 12 hours. South Africa trailed by 201 runs, the follow-on, to all intents and purposes, ...

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Neymar winning Ballon d’Or only a matter of time: Kaka

Ballon d’Or glory is only a matter of time for Barcelona star Neymar, says Kaka Kaka believes it is only a matter of time until Barcelona star Neymar wins the Fifa Ballon d’Or. The 23-year-old has been included in the three-man shortlist for the 2015 edition of the accolade alongside Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, who have split the award ...

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Australia pull out U-19 WC in Bangladesh

Australia have pulled out of the Under-19 World Cup in Bangladesh starting on January 27 due to security concerns. CA chief executive James Sutherland said the decision was taken after advice from the government stated that the threat to Australian interests in Bangladesh was as high as when the senior team had pulled out of their tour in October last ...

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Gayle says sorry for asking out Australian reporter

West Indies cricketer Chris Gayle says he was “joking” when he asked a reporter out on live television. Journalist Mel McLaughlin was reportedly left angry and upset after Gayle abruptly asked her out during an interview in Hobart on Monday night. “To see your eyes for the first time is nice. Hopefully we can have a drink afterwards. Don’t blush ...

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