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Arsenal pair Wenger and Giroud win Premier League monthly awards

Arsenal were knocked out of the Champions League by Monaco in March but won all four for their Premier League matches against Everton, QPR, West Ham and Newcastle. Giroud bounced back from being substituted just an hour into Arsenal’s Champions League first-leg defeat against Monaco by scoring six goals in all competitions, averaging a goal every 78 minutes from 17 ...

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BCB ends contract with India’s Sahara 15 months early

Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has cancelled its contract with the Aamby Valley (Mauritius) Limited, an affiliate of India’s Sahara Group, 15 months before the term was to end. The team sponsorship rights was sold to Aamby Valley in June 2012 in a $14 million four-year deal, the biggest in the country’s cricket history. The Tigers will no more display a ...

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Neymar can succeed Messi, Ronaldo, says Sir Alex Ferguson

Former Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson thinks Brazilian forward Neymar has what it takes to succeed Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. Ferguson, however, thinks the 23-year old still has a long way to go and that Messi and Ronaldo have no competitor at the moment. He spoke during an interview with SiriusXM FC radio station in New York. “You’ll always ...

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End of season success for Tigers teams

The football season has come to an end and we have a round of well done to send to our teams who have ended on a high note. London Tigers Under 12s finished the season coming runners up in the Camden & Regents Park League. The Under 16s completed their season as runners up in the Camden and Regents Park ...

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Jamal-Moinul duo champions 7th Worthing Bangladeshi Badminton Tournament

Worthing Bangladeshi Badminton Club recently organised its Badminton tournament successfully for the 7th time. Jamal-moinul duo became the champion of the day long tournament. Emu-Monon duo became the runners-up.   32 teams took part in the tournament form all over the UK. The prize giving ceremony was held on 29 March in Worthing Leisure Centre in Sussex. Club President Abdullah Mukul ...

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Mustafa Kamal to step down from ICC position

Kamal said his decision to resign as ICC president was ‘final’ and ‘not negotiable’ in a press conference in Dhaka organised just after he returned to the country on Wednesday. Kamal said his resignation was in protest against the ‘flagrant violation’ of ICC constitution. He also said according to clause 3.3 of the ICC constitution only the president has the ...

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New Zealand’s Daniel Vettori retires from international cricket

New Zealand spin bowler Daniel Vettori has retired from international cricket. The 36-year-old’s last appearance for the Black Caps came in Sunday’s World Cup final defeat by Australia. Vettori played 113 Test matches, 295 one-day internationals and 34 Twenty20 internationals, taking 705 wickets, as well as scoring 6,989 runs. “It was my last game for New Zealand, so it was ...

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Uefa increases Champions League & Europa League pot to £1.67bn

British clubs playing in the Champions League and Europa League from next season will receive a share of a 2.24bn euro (£1.67bn) prize pot. Uefa is to increase funding by nearly a third from 1.66bn euro (£1.2bn). The deal will also see money being distributed more evenly, with Europa League participants getting increased revenue in the qualifying rounds. Uefa president ...

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Legal notice seeks BCB action on ICC umpires

A legal notice was served on the authorities of Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) requesting them to file an appeal with the International Cricket Council (ICC) for punishing the umpires for their wrong decisions in quarter-final between Bangladesh and India on March 19. Supreme Court lawyer Eunus Ali Akond sent the legal notice to the team manager of the BCB, its ...

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Bangladesh to appeal against ‘controversial’ umpiring: ICC chief

AHM Mustafa Kamal, president of International Cricket Council (ICC), said Bangladesh will appeal against “controversial” umpiring decisions during Bangladesh’s quarterfinal game against India in Melbourne today. Kamal, also planning minister of Bangladesh, said if necessary, he will resign as ICC chief protesting the “controversial decisions” made by the umpires. The ICC chief made the comments while talking to several private ...

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