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Asian Games Hockey Qualifier: Bangladesh to play Indonesia on Saturday

Sports Desk Bangladesh National Hockey team will start their campaign in the nine-nation Men’s Asian Games Qualifiers taking on Indonesia in the Thai capital Bangkok on Saturday. The match will kick-off at 10 am local time and 11 am Bangladesh time. The Men’s Asian Games Hockey Qualifier already began in Bangkok on Friday despite the Asian Games Authority postponed the ...

Sourav Ganguly hosts Amit Shah for dinner

Sports Desk Kolkata: Home Minister Amit Shah, who is on a visit to Kolkata, had dinner at BCCI chief and former cricketer Sourav Ganguly’s home tonight. The visit was said to be a courtesy call since the Union Minister’s son, Jay Shah, is the former cricketer’s colleague as Honorary Secretary in the Board of Control for Cricket in India, or ...

Sri Lanka name 18-member squad for Bangladesh tour

Sports Desk Dimuth Karunaratne will lead Sri Lanka’s 18-man squad in Bangladesh for the two-match Test series starting next week, selectors said Wednesday. The squad will travel to Bangladesh on Sunday, Sri Lanka Cricket said. The first Test begins May 15 in Chittagong, followed by a Dhaka fixture from May 23.Sri Lanka squad: Dimuth Karunaratne, (captain), Kamil Mishara, Oshada Fernando, ...

Rabada, Dhawan power Punjab to win over IPL leaders Gujarat

Sports Desk Gujarat Titans suffered only their second IPL defeat on Tuesday as Kagiso Rabada took four wickets for the second match running before Shikhar Dhawan’s half-century led Punjab Kings to a dominant win. Liam Livingstone smashed three sixes to complete an eight-wicket victory with four overs to spare, moving Punjab up to fifth and stopping league leaders Gujarat from ...

Mino Raiola: Football agent dies aged 54

Sports Desk Mino Raiola, the agent who represented some of football’s most high-profile players, has died at the age of 54. The Dutch-Italian’s stable of players included Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland, Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba and AC Milan forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic. Raiola was also president of the Football Forum, which represented leading agents and their players.“His presence will ...

Sk Russel back in winning way

Sports Desk The former champions Sheikh Russel Krira Chakra Ltd defeated Chattogram Abahoni Ltd by 2-1 goals in their away match of the ongoing Bangladesh Premier League round 13, powered by Bashundhara Group at the Shaheed Dhirendranath Stadium in Cumilla on Saturday. Nigerian forward Ismaheel Akinade and Kyrgyzs forward Aizar Akmatov scored one goal each for the touring side in ...

Australia names full-strength squads for Sri Lanka tour

Sports Desk Australia will be at close to full strength for all three legs of its Sri Lankan tour as 34 players were named Friday for the all-format matches in June and July. Marcus Harris was the biggest surprise after not being named in the 16-man test squad which will play two matches in Galle to end the seven-week tour. ...

Traditional ‘Jabbar er Boli Khela’ this afternoon after 2 years

Sports Desk Chattogram City Corporation (CCC) has arranged the 113th edition of popular wrestling competition ‘Jabbar er Boli Khela’ after two years of hiatus caused by the Covid pandemic. The competition will be held Monday afternoon on the road of Laldighi Zilla Parishad Market premises under a special arrangement. Hundreds of wrestlers from different regions including Chattogram, Cox’s Bazar, Noakhali ...

Kohli ‘anxious’ and ‘fried’ but will battle out of alarming slump

Sports DeskVirat Kohli deserves more respect and will fight his way out of an alarming slump which hit a new low when he suffered a second successive golden duck in the IPL, fellow cricket stars say. It is the first time in the Indian’s stellar career that he has got out on the opening ball twice in a row and ...

Pakistan’s Masood hits back-to-back double centuries

Sports DeskPakistan opener Shan Masood on Friday hit a second successive double century in the English county championship to take his aggregate to 608 runs in four innings. The 32-year-old was out for 219, having hit 24 fours and a six as Derbyshire racked up 401 runs in the day to reach 437 for four and lead by 224 in ...