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BCB keep fingers crossed

Bangladesh on Monday promised Australia the top-level security and is now anxiously waiting for the Australian response to end the ongoing confusion regarding the arrival of Australia cricket team for the two-Test series in October. Visiting Cricket Australia anti-corruption and security officer Sean Carroll spent a busy day on Monday holding series of meetings with security officials and top authority ...

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FIFA bans ex-VP Warner for life over repeated misconduct

FIFA has banned former vice president Jack Warner for life over misconduct following an investigation into the bidding contest for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups. The decision Tuesday by FIFA’s ethics committee comes as Warner fights extradition from Trinidad on U.S. charges of racketeering, wire fraud and money laundering. After being implicated in an earlier bribery scandal, Warner quit ...

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India `A` cruise past Proteas in T20 warm-up

The Indian cricket ‘A’ team claimed an eight-wicket win over touring South African side in a T20 warm-up match in New Delhi on Tuesday. Opting to bat first, the tourists posted a daunting target of 190, thanks to JP Duminy’s unbeaten knock of 68 off 32 deliveries. Captain Faf du Plessis was forced to retire hurt after scoring 42, while ...

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La Liga Match :: Messi suffers knee injury for Barcelona

Lionel Messi suffered a knee injury early in Saturday’s La Liga game at home to Las Palmas and could now face six to eight weeks on the sidelines, according to unconfirmed local reports. The incident happened inside the opening stages at the Camp Nou, when Messi cut inside from the right wing, and his left footed shot was blocked by ...

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Let Neymar finish his career at Real Madrid, says agent

The former agent of Barcelona star Neymar has responded to the embargo the Brazilian suffered due to tax issues in his home country, ironically suggesting that his ex-client would enjoy a quieter life if he moved to arch-rivals Real Madrid. Brazilian authorities moved against the forward on Friday, freezing assets worth £33.1 million. Neymar is accused of evading 63m Brazilian ...

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Rooney quashes talk of handing in transfer request to Man U

Manchester United skipper Wayne Rooney has denied talk of him handing in an official transfer request to his club on two previous occasions, once in 2010 and the second time in 2013. The 29-year-old revealed that he told former manager Sir Alex Ferguson that he would leave the club if he was not allowed to play, but never made his ...

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Bangladesh surprised at Australian delay

The BCB has expressed surprise at Cricket Australia’s decision to delay its team’s departure for the tour of Bangladesh. The Australian board had been in touch with the BCB on Friday night ESPNcricinfo has learned, informing the BCB of the Australian government’s latest travel advisory and asking it to look into the situation in Bangladesh. The BCB said it found ...

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After Jagmohan Dalmiya, BCCI looks to East India Co.

Sourav Ganguly, the joint secretary of the Cricket Association of Bengal, has become the face of Bengal cricket after Jagmohan Dalmiya’s death. The next Board presidential candidate must find a proposer from the East Zone in order to contest. News from the BCCI is that there will be no interim arrangement in terms of nominating a successor for the late ...

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‘Premature to think about international cricket’ – Amir

Mohammad Amir: “I’m not worrying over when I will play for Pakistan, instead I am just focussing on my domestic form and then leaving the rest to the selectors.” Pakistan fast bowler Mohammad Amir has said that a return to international cricket is not his current focus and has stressed that domestic cricket will be his top priority in the ...

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Diego Costa: Chelsea striker charged with violent conduct by FA

Chelsea striker Diego Costa has been charged with violent conduct by the Football Association after his side’s 2-0 win over Arsenal on Saturday. Costa, 26, put his hands in the face of Arsenal centre-back Laurent Koscielny prior to clashing with Gunners defender Gabriel, who was sent off. The FA has also charged Gabriel, 24, with improper conduct and both clubs ...

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