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Neymar winning Ballon d’Or only a matter of time: Kaka

Ballon d’Or glory is only a matter of time for Barcelona star Neymar, says Kaka Kaka believes it is only a matter of time until Barcelona star Neymar wins the Fifa Ballon d’Or. The 23-year-old has been included in the three-man shortlist for the 2015 edition of the accolade alongside Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, who have split the award ...

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Australia pull out U-19 WC in Bangladesh

Australia have pulled out of the Under-19 World Cup in Bangladesh starting on January 27 due to security concerns. CA chief executive James Sutherland said the decision was taken after advice from the government stated that the threat to Australian interests in Bangladesh was as high as when the senior team had pulled out of their tour in October last ...

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Gayle says sorry for asking out Australian reporter

West Indies cricketer Chris Gayle says he was “joking” when he asked a reporter out on live television. Journalist Mel McLaughlin was reportedly left angry and upset after Gayle abruptly asked her out during an interview in Hobart on Monday night. “To see your eyes for the first time is nice. Hopefully we can have a drink afterwards. Don’t blush ...

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Int friendly football match: Bangladesh beat Nepal by 1-0

Just a month ago thousands of football fans were shocked at the performance of Bangladesh football team as they conceded 4-0 goals against Asian power Australia in the FIFA World Cup Qualifier at Dhaka’s Bangabandhu National Stadium on 17 November, 2015 but the home team now crushed Nepal by 1-0 at the same venue in the international friendly football match ...

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Victorians win the toss and opt to ball first

Comolla Victorians captain Mashrafee Mortaza won the toss and opted to ball first  against Barisal Bulls in the third Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) BPL 2015 final at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Mirpur on Tuesday. The final battle of the six-team third version BPL will start at 6:30pm. On the eve of the final, Comilla Victorians captain Mashrafe Mortaza expressed ...

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Ashwin replaces Shakib as top Test allrounder

Ashwin’s performance against the Proteas at home allowed him to move ahead of Bangladesh’s Shakib Al Hasan as the new number-one ranked Test all-rounder, reports ICC’s media release. Photo: STAR Star Online Report Bangladesh cricketer Shakib Al Hasan’s reign as the number-one Test allrounder came to an end when Ravichandran Ashwin of India went to the top-spot on the back ...

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Blatter implicated in $100 million ISL bribery scandal – report

Suspended FIFA president Sepp Blatter is the subject of an FBI investigation into a $100 million (£66.2m) bribery scandal, according to the BBC. In an edition of the broadcaster’s Panorama programme, to be aired in the UK on Monday evening, reporter Andrew Jennings says that he has seen a letter obtained by America’s Federal Bureau of Investigation which throws into ...

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Comilla in final four after crushing win

Comilla Victorians, who thrashed Barisal Bulls in their first meeting, produced another dominating display in the return leg to secure their place in the final four, reports ESPNcricinfo. After the bowlers, led by Ashar Zaidi, limited Barisal to 105, Ahmed Shehzad struck an unbeaten 63-ball 76 to seal a seven-wicket win. Still smarting from their 58 all out against Sylhet ...

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BPL: Dynamites sink Vikings

Dhaka Dynamites condemned Chittagong Vikings to a 45-run defeat in the Bangladesh Premier League on Tuesday to go a step closer to a last four berth. The win means Dhaka have eight points from as many games, four clear off fifth-placed Sylhet Super Stars and bottom of the table Chittagong. Batting first, Dhaka lost three wickets before scoring 15, but ...

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Mustafiz in the ICC ODI Team of the year

Mustafizur Rahman has become the first ever player from Bangladesh to be featured in the ICC ODI Team of the Year. The ICC on Wednesday announced the Test and ODI Teams of the Year, with the qualification period running from September 18th last year till September 13th 2015. The panel included former West Indies fast bowler Ian Bishop, ex England ...

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