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Warner ruled out of Bangladesh tour

Australia opener David Warner has been ruled out of the tour of Bangladesh in October because of the broken thumb he sustained while batting during the second ODI of the ongoing series in England. He does not require surgery on the thumb of his left hand, however, and is expected to be fit for the home series against New Zealand ...

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Australia set 300 runs target for England

Australia set a handsome 300 runs target for England to level the series and to stay in battle in the 4th ODI here in Headingley on Friday. They were put into early trouble as the top three departed quickly as Willey rattled Finch, Burns and Smith. Bailey and Maxwell then stitched a solid partnership as both of them went on ...

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Rain delays Serena’s quest for Grand Slam history

Two triumphs from completing a calendar Grand Slam, top-ranked defending champion Serena Williams was confronted Thursday at the US Open by an opponent even she cannot defeat—rain. US Tennis Association officials postponed the two scheduled women’s semi-final matches to Friday due to forecasts of rain Thursday lasting through the night. Top-ranked defending champion Williams now will play Italy’s 43-ranked Roberta ...

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Cricketer Shahadat Hossain on run from police

Bangladesh bowler Shahadat Hossain and his wife have now been missing for five days following allegations that they abused and tortured an 11-year-old maid who was working for them. It was reported on Sunday that the girl was in hospital after she was found on the streets of Dhaka. She had worked for Hossain and his wife for a year. ...

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MS Dhoni approaches supreme court in quashing criminal case against him

MS Dhoni has approached the Supreme Court seeking quashing of criminal case against him pertaining publication of his photo portraying him as Lord Vishnu in a business magazine. MS Dhoni has approached the Supreme Court seeking quashing of criminal case against him pertaining publication of his photo portraying him as Lord Vishnu in a business magazine after the Karnataka High ...

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Kruif out Lopez in Fabio Lopez named Bangladesh Nat’l Football team coach

Lodwijk de Kruif, former coach of Bangladesh national football team, left Dhaka early Thursday after ending the speculations over separation from Bangladesh Football Federation. Fabio Lopez, a goalkeeper-turned coach from Italy, is likely going to take the charge of the head coach of Bangladesh national football team for the next four months. Before leaving the country he also wished Italian ...

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Agar could earn Australia call-up for Bangladesh tour

As Australia prepare to announce their new-look Test squad to tour Bangladesh next month, left-arm spinner Ashton Agar could be the surprise inclusion who will work in tandem with No.1 tweaker Nathan Lyon. Head coach Darren Lehmann confirmed Australia’s squad to Bangladesh would be named when the national side arrives home next week, and Agar is one of three spinners ...

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India tour ideal preparation for Australia – Nasir Cricinfo

Nasir Hossain, the Bangladesh allrounder, has said that Bangladesh A’s upcoming series against India A will be ideal preparation for the home series against Australia in October. Nasir is one of 14 national players included in the Bangladesh A squad, who are scheduled to play three one-dayers and a three-day game against India A, as well as a three-day match ...

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Maradona girlfriend says wedding bells planned, no date set

The girlfriend of Diego Maradona says she and her former football superstar boyfriend will soon tie the knot, although no firm wedding date has been set. “It will be this year, if we can manage it,” Rocio Oliva told reporters at the airport after she arrived from Dubai, where she lives with the football icon. Oliva had come to Argentina ...

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United States 1-4 Brazil: Neymar nets brace in friendly victory

The Barcelona forward’s second-half double led the the Selecao to their 10th consecutive victory over the Stars and Stripes. Neymar’s second-half double led Brazil to a 10th consecutive victory over United States as they stormed to a confident 4-1 triumph in a friendly at the Gillette Stadium. The Brazil captain started among the substitutes but Hulk rose to the occasion, ...

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