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Pakistan favourites to beat India in Kolkata: Gavaskar

18 March, 2016 Sunil Gavaskar on Thursday picked Pakistan as the favourites against India in the marquee match of the ICC World T20 to be played at the Eden Gardens on Saturday, saying they have the tempo and familiarity with the conditions. India, who came into the tournament as clear favorites, were thrashed by New Zealand in their opening game, ...

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Girls go for gold in sports week

Over 500 women and girls tried out new sports and acitvities as part of International Women and Girls’ Week, organised by Tower Hamlets Council. Sports taster sessions and other fitness activities took place across the borough’s sporting venues. Activities on offer included hula-hooping, aerobics, zumba, core stability, Boxfit, badminton, basketball and swimming. Participants could also enrol in the Sports Relief ...

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Island Dads football unites community members

Emdad Rahman : The Island Dads Club IDC is a voluntary group based on the aisle of Dogs, London and encourages local fathers to participate in regular sporting activities. Football is a regular activity whereby members from all parts of the community come together to enjoy the beautiful game. This week the ever expanding and popular group finished off their ...

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Bangladesh beat Netherlands by 8 runs

Bangla Mirror Desk : 9 March, 2016 After Tamim Iqbal’s smashing unbeaten 83, Bangladeshi bowlers on Wednesday secured their first victory against against Netherlands in their first match of ICC T20 World Cup qualifying match at Dharmashala in Himachal of India on Wednesday. Tamim Iqbal declared man of the match for his unbeaten 83 off 58 adorned with six fours ...

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Four Bangladeshi cricketers included in Asia Cup Best XI

Four Bangladeshi cricketers –Soumya Sarkar, Sabbir Rahman, Mahmudullah Riyad and Al Amin Hossain – have been included in the best eleven of the just concluded Asia Cup T20I tournament, announced by ESPNcricinfo. Indian captain MS Dhoni named as the captain of the best eleven of Asia Cup. Three more Indian cricketers–Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma and Jasprit Bumrah, two Pakistani players ...

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Bongo launches cricket website & android app

Bongo, an online content-on-demand platform launched a website and an android mobile application which will allow viewers to watch ICC WorldTwenty20 live. It has exclusive contracts with the ICC. The website is www.bongocricket.com and the mobile application is called Bongo Loaded. The mobile application will be available on Google play store and will also be available on the iOS platform ...

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Shakib’s another downfall

Shakib Al Hasan is unarguably the best cricketer that Bangladesh has ever produced. Over the years, he has been instrumental to Bangladesh’s many success in international cricketer. Even just a year ago, he was the undisputed number one all-rounder in all three formats of the game. But things are not going good for him for quite a while now. After ...

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India beats Bangladesh by 8 wickets to win Asia Cup final

Opener Shikhar Dhawan hit a career-best 60 as India won the Asia Cup for the sixth time after beating Bangladesh by eight wickets on Sunday. The home side was put into bat and posted 120-5 in a rain-hit game that was reduced from 20 to 15 overs after a two-hour delay. World T20 host India won with seven balls to ...

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Sharapova says she failed drug test; penalty unknown

Maria Sharapova’s tennis career and Olympic hopes are in jeopardy, and she claims it’s all because she failed to click on a link in an email that would have told her to stop taking meldonium. The five-time major champion says she failed a doping test at the Australian Open in January for the little-known drug, which became a banned substance ...

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