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World T20: India women look to bounce back in must-win tie vs England

Unlucky to have lost the previous tie against Pakistan by just two runs via Duckworth/Lewis method, the Indian women’s cricket team need a win to stay alive in the tournament when they take on a strong England side at the ICC World T20 in Dharamsala on Tuesday. A defeat would virtually throw the home team out of the competition and ...

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Mustafizur wins Best Debutant at ESPNcricinfo Awards

Bangladesh’s left-arm pace bowling sensation Mustafizur Rahman has bagged the Best Debutant award at this year’s Maruti Suzuki ESPNcricinfo Awards, announced on Monday. The Best Debutant category is the only one voted on by ESPNcricinfo’s users, in addition to the jury, that this year included Ian Chappell, Mahela Jayawardene, Jeff Dujon, Courtney Walsh, John Wright, Mark Butcher and Mark Nicholas, ...

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Tamim in seventh heaven

Tamim Iqbal continued sending the Bangladesh fans in delirium as he was batting with great composure and steely resolve. The latest feat came against ICC associates Oman when he smashed a 63 ball-103 not out, an innings that etched his name permanently to the folklore of Bangladesh cricket. It was the first century by any Bangladesh batsman in the shortest ...

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Serena Williams slams Indian Wells boss for sexist remark

World number one Serena Williams ripped “offensive” remarks by Indian Wells tournament director Raymond Moore, who claimed women’s tennis was riding on the coattails of the men’s game. “If I was a lady player, I’d go down every night on my knees and thank God that Roger Federer and Rafa Nadal were born, because they have carried this sport,” Moore, ...

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West Indies beat Sri Lanka by 7 wickets

Bangla Mirror Desk : 21 March, 2016 Andre Fletcher and Andre Russell celebrate West Indies’ win, Sri Lanka v West Indies, World T20 2016, Group 1, Bangalore, March 20, 2016 @ AFP West Indies have thumped Sri Lanka to a 7-wecket defeat in Super Ten round of the World T20 at M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore on Sunday night. In ...

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Mashrafee tears for Taskin

Bangla Mirror Desk : 20 March, 2016 Absence of Taskin and Arafat Sunny is undoubtedly a massive shock for a team like Bangladesh. Especially, what happened with Taskin seems totally unbearable for the captain Mashrafee Bin Mortaza. While asked about Taskin at a press conference at Chinnaswami Stadium in Bangalore on Sunday, Mashrafee cannot help tearing. He repeatedly pronounced one ...

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South Africa rejects FIFA claim of World cup bribe

18 March, 2016 South Africa rejects FIFA’s claim that a $10-million bribe was paid by the country to win the right to host the World Cup in 2010, Sports Minister Fikile Mbalula said on Thursday. “South Africa did not pay any bribe nor did it illegally obtain the right to host the World Cup,” he told a news conference in ...

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Pakistan favourites to beat India in Kolkata: Gavaskar

18 March, 2016 Sunil Gavaskar on Thursday picked Pakistan as the favourites against India in the marquee match of the ICC World T20 to be played at the Eden Gardens on Saturday, saying they have the tempo and familiarity with the conditions. India, who came into the tournament as clear favorites, were thrashed by New Zealand in their opening game, ...

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Girls go for gold in sports week

Over 500 women and girls tried out new sports and acitvities as part of International Women and Girls’ Week, organised by Tower Hamlets Council. Sports taster sessions and other fitness activities took place across the borough’s sporting venues. Activities on offer included hula-hooping, aerobics, zumba, core stability, Boxfit, badminton, basketball and swimming. Participants could also enrol in the Sports Relief ...

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