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Messi to headline Maradona ‘match for peace’ homage

Lionel Messi will headline a star-studded lineup for a ‘match for peace’ in tribute to fellow Argentina soccer great Diego Maradona on November 14 in Rome, organisers announced on Monday. In addition to Messi, former Brazilian star Ronaldinho, Italian World Cup winner Gianluigi Buffon and Roma’s Portuguese coach Jose Mourinho confirmed their presence in a video published by the WEPLAYFORPEACE ...

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Women’s Asia Cup: Bangladesh endure shocking defeat to Sri Lanka

Bangladesh needed to score 41 runs in seven overs after a long delay due to rain. Still, the hosts failed to do that, and Sri Lanka registered an incredible win in the ongoing Women’s Asia Cup in Sylhet today. Sri Lanka batted first and they were at 83 for five when the rain started. Bangladesh’s new target 41 was set ...

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Ronaldo reaches 700th club goal mark

Cristiano Ronaldo reached another landmark in his remarkable career when he scored his 700th club goal to put Manchester United in front against Everton in the Premier League on Sunday. The veteran forward, who has found minutes hard to come by under new United coach Erik ten Hag, was summoned off the bench in the first half at Goodison Park ...

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Uninspired Tigers slide to routine defeat

Devon Conway smashed an unbeaten 70 off 51 balls with eight fours and one six to guide New Zealand to a comfortable eight-wicket win over Bangladesh at Christchurch today, in the third game of the ongoing tri-series ahead of the World Cup later this month. Bangladesh batted first and posted a disappointing total of 137 for eight. New Zealand chased ...

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Hey big spenders: Qatar woos the rich with luxury World Cup

With deluxe match packages selling for thousands of dollars and five-star hotels doing a brisk trade, a sheen of glamour coats Qatar’s World Cup despite football’s working-class roots. A penchant for luxury in the energy-rich Gulf state, which has one of the world’s highest GDPs per head, has rubbed off on an unusually high-end edition of a tournament for the ...

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Tigresses suffer big defeat to India in Asia Cup

A stupendous all-round performance of Shafali Verma led India to a massive 59-run win over hosts Bangladesh in the Women’s Asia Cup today at the Sylhet International Cricket Stadium. The victory after a defeat to archrivals Pakistan in the previous game put India at the top of the table solely again. The win also helped India to take a revenge ...

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West Indies batsman Campbell gets 4 yrs anti-doping ban

West Indies batsman John Campbell has been slapped with a four-year ban for violation of an anti-doping rule, according to a Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission (JADCO) decision seen by Reuters. Friday’s 18-page decision by a three-member independent panel followed a charge of evading, refusing or failing to submit to sample collection. Campbell played 20 test matches, six one-day internationals and two ...

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Bangladesh maintain all-win record beating Bhutan 2-0

Hosts Bangladesh maintained an all-win record in the four-team Group E of the AFC U-17 Asian Cup Qualifiers beating Bhutan by 2-0 goals at the Bir Shrestha Shaheed Shipahi Mohammad Mostafa Kamal Stadium in Kamalapur on Friday. Forward Nazimuddin put Bangladesh ahead in the 10th by a header, off an Asadul cross (1-0) while Moltagim Alam Himel confirmed the Bangladesh ...

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Dismal batting continues as Bangladesh suffer 21-run defeat

While chasing a target of 168, Bangladesh tumbled for 146 for eight and lost by 21 runs to Pakistan on Friday in the ongoing Tri-Series in New Zealand. Bangladesh didn’t get a good start, but they managed to score 87 for two. And after that, they slipped to 101 for six wickets. Bangladesh were never in a position to win ...

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Trishna hat-trick on debut as Tigresses crush Malaysia

Medium pacer Fariha Trishna became the second Bangladeshi bowler to slam a hat-trick in T20 International cricket as Bangladesh hit back to winning way with a crushing 88-run win over Malaysia in their third game of the Women’s Asia Cup today at Sylhet International Cricket Stadium. Bangladesh beat Thailand by nine wickets to kick off the Asia Cup mission in ...

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