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Shakib takes over as Bangladesh Test captain

Shakib Al Hasan has been named Bangladesh’s new Test captain, with the allrounder taking over from Mushfiqur Rahim. The Bangladesh Cricket Board on Sunday decided on the change, which was anticipated following the Test debacle during the Tigers’ South Africa tour earlier this year. Shakib was rested for the Test series, following which Chandika Hathurusingha resigned as head coach of ...

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Rohit Sharma’s third ODI double ton powers India to 392/4

Skipper Rohit Sharma led from the front with his third ODI double century to help India post a mammoth 392/4 against Sri Lanka in the second One-day International (ODI) at the Punjab Cricket Association’s IS Bindra Stadium in Mohali on Wednesday. Rohit, who belted an unbeaten 153-ball 208, comprising 13 fours and 12 sixes, was engaged in two big partnerships ...

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Footballers brave the cold chill for Beanibazar Cancer Hospital benefit game

Muhammad Ismael : A mixture of young and old Beanibazar Sporting Club players joined Sylhet rivals Bishwanath East London to take part in a football game to support a Cancer charity. Beani Bazar Cancer Hospital (BBCH) is a charity based in the UK that aims to create awareness and provide medical treatment for disadvantaged cancer patients in Bangladesh. The charity’s ...

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Dhaka Dynamites thrash Chittagong Vikings

Dhaka Dynamites sealed an easy victory of seven wickets against Chittagong Vikings in the 29th match of Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) at Zohur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chittagong on Monday. An effective innings of 75 by Evin Lewis hitting only 31 balls took Dhaka to the port of Victory. Captain Shakib Al Hasan and Cameron Delport finished the match by ...

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Khulna seal 68-run victory against Rajshahi

Mahmudullah Riyad’s Khulna Titans defeated Rajshahi Kings by 68 runs in the 30th match of Bangladesh Premier League-2017 at Zohur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chittagong. Khulna have secured the top position on the point table winning six matches among a total of eight in the tournament while Dhaka Dynamites obtained the second position with five winning in eight matches. Earlier, ...

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Brave Kaleigh Lau is the star at Team Kaleigh 10K Challenge

Emdad Rahman : Enchanting seven year old Kaleigh Lau was the star of the show at the first ever Team Kaleigh 10K Challenge in Redbridge. The community event supported by the iconic Sikhs in the City Running Club was organised to raise additional funds for Kaleigh’s future medical treatments and assist her fight against a rare and incurable brain tumour known as ...

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British Bangla Chess Association tournament on 26th November

British Bangla Chess Association is organising BBCA Second International Rapid Chess Competition 2017.  The organisation is working hard to make the event memorable and successful like last year where a number of chess enthusiastic took part including two Grand Masters. There will be two thousand pounds prize money for the winners. After the competition, Mayor of Tower Hamlets John Biggs, ...

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Leftley Sports Club – Putting health first

Emdad Rahman : In an effort to improve health and wellbeing some local residents in Barking & Dagenham have set up a running club for the residents of the Leftley Estate and beyond. For the last six months the “Walk & Talk” running sessions around the perimeter of Mayesbrook Park have taken place every Saturday morning for an hour. Organiser and Leftley ...

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Team Ability Bow shine at the Big Fun Run

Emdad Rahman : Team Ability Bow were in top form and joined fellow runners at Victoria Park to take part in the Big Fun Run 2017. The inclusive community gym which is situated in the heart of east London has a range of projects tailored for people with many types of disabilities including Diabetes, Strokes, heart conditions and MS. Ability ...

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