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Uncapped Shadman in Tigers' squad for 1st Windies Test

Bangladesh selectors called up on Monday uncapped opening batsman Shadman Islam for the first Test squad against the West Indies starting later this week, reports AFP.The left-hander was rewarded for a strong showing with the Bangladesh Cricket Board XI in a two-day match against the visitors that ended in a...

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BPL Football now to begin in January

The Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) Football, scheduled to begin on November 30, has been deferred by more than one month due to ensuing 11th parliamentary elections, reports UNB.Now, the league will begin in the first week of January.Following appeals of the participating clubs, the BFF Professional Football League Committee took...

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Tigresses exit T-20 World Cup without a win

Asia Cup champions Bangladesh completed their Group A engagements of the 10-nation ICC Women's World T20 with empty hand losing all the matches following their 30-run defeat to South Africa in the last match, reports UNB.The match was held at Darren Sammy National Cricket Stadium at Gros Islet in St...

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BCB XI, WI two-day practice match ends in a draw

CHATTOGRAM, Nov 19 (UNB): The two-day practice match between Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) XI and touring West Indies Test side ended in a draw at MA Aziz Stadium here on Monday.Replying to visitors' 303/7-d, BCB XI amassed 232 for five in 75 overs on the second day. West Indies declared...

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Debutant Patel spins NZ to thrilling win in first Test over Pakistan

ABU DHABI, Nov 19 (AFP): Debutant spinner Ajaz Patel took five wickets to lead a never-say-die approach from New Zealand bowlers as they pulled off a thrilling four-run win over an indisciplined Pakistan in the first Test in Abu Dhabi on Monday.Defending a modest 176-run target, New Zealand bowlers led...

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Tamimul, Rezwan finish top in qualifiers

The Teer 2nd National Youth Archery Championships began on Monday at the Archery Training Centre of Shaheed Ahsanullah Master Stadium in Tongi with famed archers Tamimul Islam and Ibrahim Sk Rezwan in the top qualifiers, reports UNB.The sponsor of the meet and executive director of City Group Shoeb Mohammad Asaduzzaman...

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Zverev stuns Djokovic to claim ATP Finals title

LONDON, Nov 19 (Reuters): Twenty four hours after being booed for having the audacity to take down a tennis great, Alexander Zverev returned to topple another one as he stunned Novak Djokovic to win the ATP Finals title on Sunday.Zverev, billed as the player most likely to lead the sport...

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CA likely to review Smith, Warner bans this week

SYDNEY, Nov 19 (Reuters): Steve Smith and David Warner could have their one-year bans from international and state cricket reduced or adjusted after a review by the board of Cricket Australia (CA) this week, local media reports said on Monday.Former test captain Smith and vice-captain Warner were handed the bans...

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England, Switzerland, Portugal in semis

LONDON, Nov 19 (Reuters): England fought back to qualify for the semi-finals of the UEFA Nations League as Harry Kane and Jesse Lingard scored late goals in a pulsating 2-1 victory over Croatia, who were relegated from Group A4 after defeat at Wembley on Sunday. England were themselves facing the...

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