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Opu becomes first active cricketer to test positive for COVID-19

Bangladesh national team cricketer Nazmul Islam Opu tested positive for COVID-19 on Saturday, as did his parents. The cricketer himself confirmed the news. All of them have been getting treatment at home. “I got the message this afternoon confirming that I was exposed to the virus. I am feeling a fever for the last few days. My mother and father ...

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Mashrafe tests positive for Covid-19

Former captain of Bangladesh cricket team and incumbent MP of Narail-2 constituency Mashrafe Bin Mortaza has tested positive for the novel coronavirus. Mashrafe has been suffering from fever for last two days. He gave sample for coronavirus test on Friday night. Result of the rest came positive today (Saturday). The personal secretary Jamil Ahmed Suny of MP Mashrafe confirmed the ...

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Sourav Ganguly’s family members test positive for Coronavirus

Former India skipper Sourav Ganguly’s family members have tested positive for Coronavirus. Snehashish Ganguly, the secretary of Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) and Sourav’s elder brother, has been infected by COVID-19, the health state department said on Friday. Also, Snehashish’s wife has been infected with the virus. According to the report, Shenashish’s mother-in-law and father-in-law were also diagnosed with the ...

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Ex-cricketer Ramchand Goala passes away

Ramchand Goala, the former Bangladesh left-arm spinner, passed away in Mymensingh on Friday morning. He was 81. He breathed his last this morning due to old-age complications, BCB director Sajjadul Alam Bobby said. Ramchand, popularly known as Goalaji, played for various reputed clubs in Mymensingh and Dhaka. However, Goala is best remembered for representing Abahani for nearly 15 years. He ...

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Napoli beat Juventus on penalties to win sixth Italian Cup

Napoli beat Juventus 4-2 on penalties to lift the Italian Cup for the sixth time after the score was 0-0 after 90 minutes in an empty Stadio Olimpco in Rome. Paulo Dybala and Danilo both missed their spot-kicks for record 13-times Italian Cup champions Juventus with Arkadiusz Milik slotting in the winner for Napoli past veteran keeper Gianluigi Buffon. It ...

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FIFA advice BFF not to hold election in coronavirus pandemic

World football governing body FIFA advised Bangladesh Football Federation (BFF) not to hold the elections amidst the coronavirus pandemic. “Yes,, we have received a letter from FIFA on Tuesday last and the letter gave us direction not to hold annual general meeting and election in this coronavirus pandemic and they have also asked us to keep them updated on AGM ...

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Mohammad Hafeez to delay retirement if T20 World Cup is postponed

Pakistan cricketer Mohammad Hafeez on Monday said he will delay his retirement plans from the shortest format of the game if the ICC World T20 scheduled in Australia, later this year, is postponed. Hafeez said that he wants to retire from T20 cricket after playing a big tournament. The T20 World Cup 2020 is slated to be played in Australia ...

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Premier League lockdown: winners and losers

The Premier League finally makes its long-awaited return on June 17 following a three-month coronavirus lockdown. The landscape has changed since March — clubs have welcomed back injured players, others have had a chance to regroup and Liverpool have had to come to terms with a low-key title celebration. AFP Sport looks at the winners and losers as teams emerge ...

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Messi caps Barcelona win over Mallorca on La Liga return

Lionel Messi returned without a beard and with a goal and two assists as Barcelona resumed their La Liga title challenge on Saturday with a thumping 4-0 victory over Real Mallorca. After three months away because of the coronavirus pandemic, Barca exploded into the lead with just 64 seconds played when Arturo Vidal headed in and Martin Braithwaite struck a ...

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Former Pakistan cricket team captain Shahid Afridi tests positive for coronavirus

Former captain of the Pakistan cricket team Shahid Afridi has tested positive for the coronavirus, he revealed on Saturday, reports the Dawn. In a tweet, Afridi said that he had been “feeling unwell since Thursday and his body had been aching badly”. He added that he got tested for Covid-19 which came back positive. He requested prayers for a “speedy ...

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