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Rooney hopes for ‘special’ Wembley moment

Having matched Bobby Charlton’s England goal-scoring record against San Marino, Wayne Rooney plans to set a new mark in front of a home crowd against Switzerland at Wembley on Tuesday. Rooney’s penalty opener in Saturday’s 6-0 win in San Marino, which secured a place at Euro 2016, was his 49th international goal and left him needing one more to become ...

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Amir, Asif, Butt start long way to redemption

Former Pakistan captain Salman Butt and pace bowler Mohammad Asif can return to cricket this week following five-year spot-fixing bans, but age and public hostility mean the pair face a hard road to redemption. On Wednesday they will join left-arm quick Mohammad Amir, whose own ban was relaxed by the International Cricket Council six months ago, in being free to ...

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Aussie goalkeeper ruled out WC qualifiers against Bangladesh

The Socceroos have been dealt another injury blow on the eve of their World Cup qualifiers against Bangladesh and Tajikistan, with star goalkeeper Mat Ryan the latest player to be ruled out. Ryan picked up the minor knee injury during the 1-1 draw and will not make the last minute dash to Perth for the match against Bangladesh. His place ...

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Honourary police post for Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Mortaza

Captain of Bangladesh T20 and ODI team Mashrafe Mortaza and India’s ex skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni had something in common in their childhood. In their school-boy’s dreams, they both wanted to be an active member of the armed forces, a daring and dashing hero in uniform! MS Dhoni got his wish fulfilled when he received the rank of honourary lieutenant ...

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Tokyo 2020 Olympics logo scrapped amid plagiarism claim

The logo for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics Games has been scrapped after allegations that it was plagiarised. The Games organising committee said there were too many doubts over the emblem for it to be used. A Belgian artist had complained that his design was stolen. Logo designer Kenjiro Sano had admitted copying online material for a previous project, Japanese media ...

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Bangladesh Football team reach Australia

Bangladesh National Football Team reached Perth, Australia from Malaysia on Sunday to play FIFA World Cup/AFC Cup Qualifiers against Asian champions and four times World Cup playing Australia on September 3 at NIB Stadium in Perth. The Bangladesh team left Kuala Lumpur at 9:30 am Malaysia time and reached Perth at 3:30 pm (Australian time). In a FIFA International Friendly ...

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British HC welcomes England disability cricket team

British High Commissioner Robert W Gibson welcomed England disability cricket team to his residence in Dhaka on Monday. The team arrived in Bangladesh on 28 August to participate in the first multinational physical disability cricket tournament, which will take place from September 2-10. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will attend the inaugural ceremony at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium on September 2. ...

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British High Commissioner welcomes the England Disability Cricket Team

Today British High Commissioner Robert W Gibson CMG welcomed  the England Disability cricket team to his Residence. The team arrived in Bangladesh on 28 August to participate in the first multinational Physical Disability cricket tournament, which will take place between (2-10) September, 2015. The High Commissioner wished the teams the best of luck for the tournament. He said: “I am ...

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Ashraful ton steers Scintilla home

Emdad Rahman Ashraful Islam scored 105 as Scintilla CC stormed back to beat rivals Redbridge. Redbridge won the toss and chose to bat first. On a good batting pitch at Parmiters Sports Ground the home side reached 263/8 after 45 overs. Imran was in sensational form and blew the Scintilla pace attack open to reach 120. His team mate Haroon ...

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World Cup hosts Qatar set sights on Pakistan Super League

Football World Cup 2022 host Qatar is poised to move into the lucrative international Twenty20 cricket market as the venue for the inaugural Pakistan Super League, officials said Tuesday. The head of the Qatar Cricket Association, Gul Khan said there was a “70 per cent” chance Doha would host the tournament, to be played in February 2016, following three days ...

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