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Bangladesh optimistic of ‘chance’ against Sri Lanka

27th February, 2017   Bangladesh cricket team is considering their Sri Lanka tour as a chance to challenge the host in the two-Test series as some senior Lankan players will not be playing.  Lined up a numbers of reasons, Bangladesh captain Mushfiqur Rahim on Sunday has said that his team has a chance to challenge home side Sri Lanka during ...

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Arafat Sunny sent to jail

Jan 24,2017 A Dhaka Court on Tuesday sent national cricketer Arafat Sunny after conclusion of one-day remand in connection a case filed against him for allegedly demanding Tk 20 lakh as dowry from a woman, who claimed herself to be his wife. Metropolitan Magistrate Jakir Hossain Tipu passed the order this afternoon after rejecting Sunny’s bail appeal. Police on Sunday ...

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Nicole Cooke says British Cycling is run ‘by men for men’

  January  24,  2017 Former Olympic champion Nicole Cooke says British Cycling is run “by men for men” and its attempts to stop doping are “inadequate and ineffective”. Cooke, 33, made the claims in written evidence submitted to a Culture, Media and Sport select committee on Tuesday. The session was held to discuss issues raised at a hearing involving British Cycling ...

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Shakib attains career-best ICC Test rankings

       24th January, 2017 Though Bangladesh lost the Christchurch Test in three days by displaying poor performance as a team, star all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan moves forward one step in both batsman and bowler rankings of ICC in Test. He reaches at his career best ranked at 22nd place for Test batsmen with knocks of 59 and eight, following ...

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Cristiano Ronaldo wins FIFA’s player of the year award for 2016

Cristiano Ronaldo has won FIFA’s rebranded player of the year award, beating off his old rival Lionel Messi who was pulled out of the ceremony only a few hours earlier by his club Barcelona Italian Claudio Ranieri won the coach of the year award on Monday for leading outsiders Leicester City to the English Premier League title. The 31-year-old Ronaldo ...

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Emdad is appointed chairman of Stepney FC

By Muhammad Ismael Football coach and community volunteer Emdad Rahman has been appointed the new chairman of current Inner London Football League leaders Stepney Football Club. The move was announced recently and Emdad takes over the role from previous incumbent Balal Ahmed. This year changes have been made at all levels and Muj Rahman returns as player manager with defender ...

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Maradona backs Infantino’s 48-team World Cup plan

Diego Maradona is delighted by plans to expand the World Cup to 48 teams and Argentina’s former captain said on Monday that it would rekindle interest in the tournament. The FIFA Council is expected to approve a proposal to expand the finals from 32 to 48 teams, starting in 2026, when it meets on Tuesday. Maradona, one of the greatest ...

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Maria Sharapova to return from doping ban in April in Stuttgart

Maria Sharapova has not played a professional match since the Australian Open in January 2016 Maria Sharapova will make her professional comeback at the Porsche Grand Prix in Stuttgart on 26 April after her 15-month doping suspension. The 29-year-old former world number one was given a two-year ban in Marchafter testing positive for meldonium. Her suspension was then reduced in October ...

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Mustafa Shahid hat trick sees Stepney FC retain top spot

  Muhammad Ismael  Mustafa Shahid scored the perfect hat trick as Stepney FC made hard work of beating Robin Hood Tigers to start 2017 at the top of the Inner London Winter Football League. Muj Rahman’s men went a goal down before a right foot equaliser from Mustafa Shahid levelled matters.  Stepney went behind again before evergreen striker, captain Mufi Uddin ...

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