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Bishwanath Sports Association hold AGM

Emdad Rahman : Bishwanath Sports Association have held their AGM on Sunday 7th January at the Osmani Centre. The election commissioner was Dr Mujibur Rahman. The committee selected were: Chair  Abdul Khalique, Vice chairs, Dawlath Khan Babul, General Secretary  Koyes Miah, Asst Secretary Ashiq Miah, Treasurer Kobir Choudhury, Publicity Secretary, Misbah Uddin, Regional Secretary Yakub Ali, Azad Ali  and Muhibur Rahman. ...

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Choudhury gets extended run at Sylhet FC

Emdad Rahman: Whitechapel based Sylhet FC have extended the contract of manager Pervez Choudhury for another year after a successful trophy laden year in 2017. PB will lead Sylhet FC for the summer and winter campaigns of 2018. He commented: “I simply love football management and it is a privilege to be at the helm of this prestigious football club ...

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BCB announce 16-man squad for first two ODIs of Tri-Nation Series

Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) on Sunday announced a 16-man ODI squad for the two matches of Tri-Nation series, starting on January 15 at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium (SBNCS) in Mirpur. BCB selection committee chief Minhajul Abedin Nannu announced the squad in a press conference at SBNCS media block while another selection panel member Habibul Basha also present on the occasion. ...

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England all out for 346 on day 2 of 5th test 

Some big hitting by the lower order helped England reach 346 and a competitive first-innings total at lunch on the second day of the fifth Ashes test. Despite losing their last specialist batsman, Dawid Malan early in the session to a spectacular Steve Smith catch, England’s tail wagged with both Tom Curran and Stuart Broad flaying the Australian bowlers in ...

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BCB cancels deal with Sabbir, fines Tamim Tk 5 lakh

Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) decided to drop Sabbir Rahman from the central contract of Bangladesh National Cricket team for assaulting a fan during a National Cricket League match. The board has also recommended banning Sabbir Rahman from domestic cricket for six months with a heavy fine of taka 20 lakh. BCB president Nazmul Hassan made the disclosure at his office ...

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Scintilla BD make it three in a row

Emdad Rahman: The last game of the calendar year saw Scintilla CC BD wrap up proceedings with a hat trick of wins. At the BWDB Cricket Ground in Banani 11 and under the auspices of Umpires Raisul Islam Nafis and Tanvir Mahmud Shihab Scintilla lost the toss to allow opponents BJJobs to bat first. Despite 48 from Anik Chandra Sen ...

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Scintilla BD see off MJL Thunder

    Emdad Rahman:   Safayat Amin was the difference as Scintilla CC Bangladesh saw off MJL Thunder in the latest round of games of the Last Man Stands League at the Gymnasium Fields in Dhaka.   Amin was the pick of the crop after his 43 not out was enough to see Scintilla home.   Scintilla won the toss ...

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Viswanathan Anand wins World rapid chess championship

Viswanathan Anand stunned World No. 1 Magnus Carlsen in their ninth round encounter at the World Rapid Chess Championship in Riyadh on Thursday. Through this victory Anand took revenge of his 2013 World Championship loss. Playing with black pieces, Anand began the game with an aggressive approach and was able to win it in 34 moves. Thanks to this victory, ...

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Kane strikes historic hat-trick as Spurs hammer Southampton

Harry Kane rounded off a sensational 2017 by scoring a record number of Premier League goals and hat-tricks in a calendar year, as well as toppling Lionel Messi as the top scorer in Europe as a rampant Tottenham Hotspur thrashed Southampton 5-2 on Tuesday. The England striker followed up his treble over Burnley on Saturday by heading in a Christian ...

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It’s ‘checkmate’ for Israelis barred from international chess tournament in Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia is hosting an international chess tournament this week, and the fact that female players are permitted to play without the traditional head covering is a first — and a nod to the kingdom’s attempts at modernization and reform. But such steps appear to extend only so far. Seven Israeli professional chess players have been prevented from participating in the ...

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