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Real Madrid, Bayern and Inter Milan to launch European Solidarity Cup

Real Madrid, Bayern Munich and Inter Milan will stage a new competition called the ‘European Solidarity Cup’ in 2021 to raise money for medical facilities in Italy and Spain. The three clubs will play each other in a round-robin group, with Inter against Bayern held in Milan, Real facing Inter in Madrid and Bayern hosting Real in Munich. Proceeds from ...

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No Serie A restart before June 14, says FIGC

The Italian Football Federation (FIGC) announced on Monday that all its competitions, including Serie A, will remain suspended until June 14. The Lega Serie A had hoped for a return on June 13 but the FIGC has pushed back the date in line with a government decree that all sports competitions be suspended until next month. The FIGC said the ...

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La Liga clubs given permission to expand into group training

La Liga have told clubs they will be able to increase training to involve groups of up to 10 players on Monday as teams take another step towards the planned resumption of the season next month. The Spanish government has announced protocol that will allow training sessions to be expanded by all clubs, even those belonging to areas that are ...

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Mashrafe’s bracelet sold at Tk 4.2 mn in auction

A bracelet which Mashrafe Bin Mortaza termed as his most favourite was sold at Tk 42 lakh (Approx.USD 50,000) in an online auction  on Sunday night. Bangladesh Leasing and Finance Company Association (BLFCA), an association of financial institutions in Bangladesh, bought the historic bracelet of Mashrafe which was companion for 18 years. The auction of Mashrafe’s memorable  bracelet was made ...

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Kohli is Tamim’s next Facebook Live guest

After opener Rohit Sharma, Indian captain Virat Kohli will be Tamim Iqbal’s next guest on Monday night’s Facebook ‘adda’. The live session will start from 10:30pm. Kohli will go live for the first time on social media on the Tamim’s official Facebook page and YouTube channel. Last week, Tamim’s guests were Rohit Sharma and former South African captain Faf du ...

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Umpire refused to give Tendulkar out en route to ODI 200, says Dale Steyn

South Africa fast bowler Dale Steyn is convinced he had Sachin Tendulkar lbw as he approached the first individual double century in one-day internationals only to be denied by umpire Ian Gould’s fear he wouldn’t make it back to his hotel if he gave the India great out. The historic innings took place in front of a lively India home ...

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Pakistani all-rounder Shahid Afridi buys Mushfiqur Rahim’s bat

The historic bat with which Mushfiqur Rahim scored the country’s first double-century in Test cricket and recently put up for auction to raise funds for Coronavirus relief fetched a cool Tk 1.7 million (17 lakh) in an online auction Thursday night. The buyer turned out to be the former Pakistani all-rounder Shahid Afridi, who agreed to buy it as a ...

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BCB may suffer Tk 400m loss due to corona

Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) is expected to suffer a loss of 25 to 30 percent revenue worth around Tk 400 million due to the deadly coronavirus pandemic. The BCB is eyeing to recoup their financial losses through the next edition of Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) along with other International Cricket Council (ICC) and Asian Cricket Council (ACC) events, said a ...

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IOC creates $800m fund to address coronavirus crisis

The International Olympic Committee said Thursday it had created a fund of $800 million to tackle the financial hardships created by the coronavirus pandemic which has forced the postponement of this year’s Tokyo Olympics until 2021. IOC president Thomas Bach, speaking by teleconference after a virtual executive board meeting, said the body had released “an envelope of up to $800 ...

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Ronaldinho closing in on 70 days detention in Paraguay

Brazilian great Ronaldinho’s lawyers are hoping the former world player of the year will be allowed to go home after more than two months of detention in Paraguay over a forged passport. “We’re hoping to convince the prosecution to allow Ronaldinho and his brother to return to their country. We can do nothing but wait for the investigation to end,” ...

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