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India spin star Patel tests positive for coronavirus ahead of IPL

Spin star Axar Patel has tested positive for coronavirus and been put into isolation, his team said Saturday as the Indian Premier League battles new pandemic fears days ahead of its start. IPL organisers are nervously watching a surge in coronavirus cases across India as 10 ground staff at the stadium where Patel’s team play their first match on April ...

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Bangladesh emerge unbeaten champions

Bangladesh emerged unbeaten champions in the five-nation Bangabandhu Cup 2021 International Kabaddi Tournament after beating Kenya by 34-28 points in the final at the Shaheed Nur Hossain National Volleyball Stadium in the capital on Friday. Bangladesh captain Tuhin Torofder was adjudged player of the tournament while his team-mates Arduzzaman was adjudged the man of the final and Monirul Islam was ...

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Bangladesh women’s cricket team get Test status

Bangladesh women’s cricket team finally got Test status. The International Cricket Council (ICC) took the decision in its board and committee meeting on Thursday. “It was decided that Test and ODI status shall be permanently awarded to all Full Member women’s teams,” the ICC said through a press release. Shafiul Alam Chowdhury Nadel, chairman of the BCB’s women’s wing confirmed ...

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PM Sheikh Hasina opens Bangabandhu 9th Bangladesh Games

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina opened multi-sport extravaganza Bangabandhu 9th Bangladesh Games on Thursday at the Bangabandhu National Stadium in the capital. She joined the inaugural ceremony from her official residence Ganobhaban virtually in the evening. Bangladesh Olympic Association (BOA) is organising the Bangladesh Games at 29 separate venues across the country. Addressing the opening ceremony, Prime Minister Hasina urged all ...

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Maguire strikes late as England see off Poland to keep perfect record

Harry Maguire thundered home a late winner as England beat Poland 2-1 on Wednesday to seize control of their World Cup qualifying group with three wins from three. Captain Harry Kane gave Gareth Southgate’s men a first-half lead from the penalty spot but they faded at an empty Wembley and were punished when Jakub Moder struck after a defensive howler ...

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Ronaldo helps Portugal past Luxembourg

Cristiano Ronaldo helped Portugal to a hard-fought 3-1 win over Luxembourg on Tuesday with his first goal of the 2022 World Cup qualifying campaign, while Belgium became the latest team to join the protests over human rights in Qatar before hitting eight past Belarus. Juventus forward Ronaldo bagged his 103rd international goal five minutes after the break to stop his ...

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Myanmar player in Malaysia punished over anti-coup salute

A Myanmar footballer playing for a Malaysian club has been hit with a one-match ban for flashing the three-finger salute used by anti-coup protesters during a game, an official said Tuesday. Hein Htet Aung, who plays for second-division side Selangor FC II, made the political gesture during a match against PDRM FC in early March. A picture of him flashing ...

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Kane ends England goal drought to sink Albania

Gareth Southgate admitted England have room for improvement after Harry Kane ended his six-game goal drought to inspire a 2-0 win against Albania in Sunday’s World Cup qualifier. Southgate’s side struggled to break down the well-organised underdogs until the Tottenham striker netted late in the first half in Tirana. It was the England captain’s first international goal since he scored ...

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New Zealand beat Bangladesh by 66 runs in first Twenty20

An unbeaten 92 from Devon Conway and a four-wicket burst from Ish Sodhi ensured New Zealand romped to victory by 66 runs in the opening Twenty20 against Bangladesh in Hamilton on Sunday. Conway, whose rollicking innings included 11 fours and three sixes, shared in an 105-run stand with debutant Will Young as New Zealand posted an impressive 210 after winning ...

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Bairstow, Stokes blast England to series-levelling win over India

Jonny Bairstow and Ben Stokes displayed audacious strokeplay during a 175-run stand against India in the second one-day international to help England chase down a steep 337-run target with ease for a series-levelling six-wicket victory Friday. Opening batsman Bairstow smashed seven sixes and 11 fours in his knock of 124 while Stokes hit 10 sixes and four fours before falling ...

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