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Lionel Messi Scores But Chile Hold Argentina In World Cup Qualifier

Lionel Messi scored a penalty but Argentina missed out on the chance to take over top spot of South American World Cup qualifying from rivals Brazil after a 1-1 draw with Chile on Thursday. Messi also clipped the woodwork and forced three impressive saves out of Chile goalkeeper Claudio Bravo but Alexis Sanchez earned the dogged visitors a point in ...

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England bowler Ollie Robinson apologises for racist and sexist tweets

England fast bowler Ollie Robinson apologised Wednesday after a series of tweets of a racist and sexist nature came to light during his Test debut against New Zealand at Lord’s. The 27-year-old led England’s attack with 2-50 on the first day of the two-match series, but his performance was overshadowed as Twitter messages he had posted as a teenager resurfaced. ...

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ICC expands men’s world events: ODI WC to 14 teams From 2027, T20 WC to 20 teams

The men’s ODI World Cup will once again become a 14-team tournament in 2027 and 2031, the International Cricket Council (ICC) said Tuesday. The changes were announced as the ICC, cricket’s global governing body, unveiled its global schedule of events from 2024-2031. Meanwhile, the Champions Trophy, a ‘mini’ World Cup last staged in 2017, when Pakistan won in England, is ...

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Dhaka cricket league matches postponed for rain

Inclement weather has forced the postponement of certain Bangabandhu Premier Division T20 Cricket League matches in Dhaka. Ali Hossain, the secretary member of the Cricket Committee of Dhaka Metropolis (CCDM), said that the second round of the games was scheduled for Tuesday. But heavy morning showers in the capital led to the postponement of the same. “The matches will now ...

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Tokyo Olympic fans must be vaccinated or show negative PCR test : report

Tokyo Olympics fans may have to be vaccinated or test negative for the coronavirus before being allowed into venues, a Japanese newspaper report said Monday. Cheering, eating, high-fives and drinking alcohol would also be banned under controls now being considered, the Yomiuri Shimbun daily said, citing unnamed government officials. Organisers are set to decide in June how many spectators — ...

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Asian Zone 3.2 Zonal Chess Championship Tuesday

Asian Chess Zonal Championships (Open) for FIDE Zone 3.2, hosted by Bangladesh Chess Federation, will kick off on Tuesday. Six teams of zone 3.2 — Bhutan, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and hosts Bangladesh — will participate in the meet. The champion of the meet will qualify for the upcoming FIDE World Cup 2021, scheduled to be held on July ...

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Chelsea Beats Manchester City to Win Its Second Champions League

Chelsea won their second Champions League title and denied Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City their first with Kai Havertz grabbing a first-half goal to secure a 1-0 win in Saturday’s all-English final at the Estadio Do Dragao. The German youngster, Chelsea’s record signing, kept his composure as he latched on to Mason Mount’s through pass and evaded goalkeeper Ederson before rolling ...

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IPL 2021: Suspended tournament to be finished in UAE

The Indian Premier League, suspended as a new coronavirus wave hit India, will be finished in the United Arab Emirates in September and October, India’s national cricket board said Saturday. The Board of Control for Cricket in India also said it would ask the global governing body for more time to make a decision on whether the Twenty20 World Cup should be held in ...

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Sri Lanka beat Bangladesh by 97 runs in third ODI

Dushmantha Chameera took five wickets conceding 16 runs in nine overs to lead Sri Lanka to a 97-run win in the last match of the three-match ODI series against Bangladesh on Friday at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium. Sri Lanka won the toss in this game and batted first to post a challenging total of 286 runs riding on his ...

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Sri Lanka win toss, opt to bat against Bangladesh in 3rd ODI

Sri Lanka won the toss and elected to bat first against Bangladesh in the third and final one-day international at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Dhaka on Friday. The visitors added three uncapped players— Ramesh Mendis, Chamika Karunaratna and Binura Fernando — and also brought up Niroshan Dickwella in the playing XI. Bangladesh, on the other hand, overlooked Liton Das ...

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