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South Asian Cricket Fans Help Shape the Future of Cricket

The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB), the governing body for cricket in England and Wales, has, over the past month been running a series of regional consultation workshops to help improve its understanding and levels of engagement with South Asian cricket fans across the country. The ECB wants to ensure that cricket is a game for everyone; full of ...

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England v West Indies: Chris Gayle and Marlon Samuels included in ODI squad

Chris Gayle and Marlon Samuels have been named in the West Indies squad for the one-day series against England. Their inclusion comes after a ‘temporary amnesty’ between their union and the team’s cricket board. The West Indies’ policy usually means players are only selected for international duty if they feature in the same format in domestic cricket. The first of ...

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Australia’s tour match in Bangladesh canceled after flooding

Australia’s two-day tour match against a Bangladesh XI has been canceled because of concerns over contaminated water following recent flooding at the ground.   Australia coach Darren Lehmann and skipper Steven Smith visited the Khan Shaheb Osman Ali Stadium in Fatullah on Monday and decided it wouldn’t be fit for play on Tuesday and Wednesday.   “The ground wasn’t deemed ...

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Alonso double for Chelsea spoils Spurs’ Wembley opener

Two goals from Marcos Alonso gave Chelsea a 2-1 victory over Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday in the first-ever Premier League game at Wembley Stadium. For all the noise and wall of flags that greeted their arrival, Spurs, who are playing at Wembley while their new stadium is constructed, needed an early goal to feel at ease in their surroundings. It ...

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Spanish football federation head arrested in graft investigation

The head of Spain’s football federation (RFEF) Angel Maria Villar, a FIFA vice president, was arrested on Tuesday after a raid on several offices in Madrid as part of an anti-corruption investigation, police said. Villar, his son – named by Spanish media as Gorka – and several other Spanish football federation members were detained on allegations of collusion, fraud and ...

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Golapganj on the up with second straight win

 Emdad Rahman ::The Golapganj squad recently enjoyed an upmarket team bonding golfing trip which seems to be paying dividends as the team enjoyed a comeback win against Sylhet rivals Chattak.   Inspired by neighbours Beanibazar dominating on the next pitch the Roses came back from a goal down to overcome Chattak at Stepney Green.    Hasnath Miah had set the ...

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Beanibazar off to a winning start

Dakshin Surma 0-2 Beanibazar In preparation for the Greater Sylhet Upazila Cup 2017 Dakshin Surma and Beanibazar played the first tournament friendly. Dakshin Surma had made a shrewd appointment by naming Aktar Hussain as player manager.   Dakshin Surma started brightly but the overall quality of the Beanibazar team and strength in depth was a factor as Emdad Rahman’s selection ...

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Wimbledon 2017: Angelique Kerber struggles to beat qualifier Irina Falconi

World number one Angelique Kerber avoided an early upset as she overcame spirited American qualifier Irina Falconi to reach the second round of Wimbledon. Kerber, who reached last year’s final, has struggled for form in 2017 and lost in the first round of the French Open. Though not at her best against world number 247 Falconi, the 29-year-old German came ...

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Syedpur Shaharpara win Union Cup 2017

Syedpur Shaharpara beat Asharkandi Eagles to win the Jagannathpur UK Union Cup 2017.    A tense final against Shahinul Khan’s Asharkandi Eagles saw the game end in a stalemate, which was not surprising considering both teams were playing their seventh game of the day, including those with extra time.    Asharkandi looked certain to lift the trophy after racing into ...

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Mominul longs for Australia series

Bangladesh national cricket team member Mominul Haque unluckly has been branded as a Test player though he is confident of playing in all formats of cricket.   Anyway, now he is longing for upcoming Australia series as his side hardly gets any opportunity for playing Test against big guns like Australia.   Ahead of the upcoming two-match Test series in ...

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