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Bangabandhu, Bangamata Gold Cup Football U-17 finals today

The finals of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman National Gold Cup Football Tournament Boys U-17 and Bangamata Sheikh Fazilatunnesa Mujib National Gold Cup Football Tournament Girls U-17 will be held at Bangabandhu National Stadium in the city today (Saturday), reports BSS.Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is expected to grace the finals as...

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South Africa hit record total, England ease past Pakistan

CANBERRA, Feb 28 (AFP): South Africa clubbed the highest total at a women's T20 World Cup to crush minnows Thailand by a massive 113 runs Friday, while England eased past Pakistan to stay on track for a place in the semi-finals.Proteas skipper Dane Van Niekerk won the toss in Canberra...

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BFF election on April 20

The much-talked executive committee's election of Bangladesh Football Federation (BFF) will be held on April 20 at BFF Bhaban in the city, reports BSS.The decision was taken today (Friday) in a BFF executive committee's meeting held at the BFF board room with its president Kazi Mohammad Salahuddin in the chair.To...

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Mushfiqur Rahim refuses to change stance on touring Pakistan

Bangladesh's Mushfiqur Rahim said he will not change his stance regarding visiting Pakistan for the national team's final leg of the three-phase visit despite Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) recently asking him to reconsider his decision, reports Cricbuzz. The last phase involves a one-off ODI on April 3 and the second...

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India-NZ 2nd Test today

WELLINGTON, Feb 28 (AFP): India said there was no need to panic on Friday ahead of the second Test against New Zealand, insisting this week's 10-wicket defeat had helped them open a "closed mindset".New Zealand quick Trent Boult indicated the odds are stacked against India at Hagley Park in Christchurch,...

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'Bangabandhu First Security Islami Bank National School Hockey Tournament- 2020'

Managing Director of First Security Islami Bank Limited Syed Waseque Md Ali inaugurating the 'Bangabandhu First Security Islami Bank National School Hockey Tournament- 2020' at Maulana Bhasani Hockey Stadium in the city recently. Air Vice Marshal Md. Sayed Hossain, BSP, GUP, ndu, psc, Air Officer Commanding, BAF Base Bangabandhu was...

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IOC firm to hold Tokyo Games despite coronavirus, says Olympics chief

TOKYO, Feb 28 (AFP): The International Olympic Committee is "fully committed" to holding the 2020 Games in Tokyo as planned despite the widening new coronavirus outbreak, the body's president has pledged.The IOC "is fully committed to a successful Olympic Games in Tokyo starting July 24", Thomas Bach told Japanese media...

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Nadal breezes into semis

LOS ANGELES, Feb 28 (AFP): World No. 2 Rafael Nadal remained on course for his third ATP Mexico Open title by breezing past South Korea's Kwon Soon-woo 6-2, 6-1 in their quarter-final clash on Thursday.Top seed Nadal eased into the semi-finals with his best performance of the week as he...

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Arsenal suffer shock exit

Arsenal suffered a shock Europa League exit to Olympiakos Piraeus on away goals after a 2-1 extra-time home defeat, while Manchester United and Wolverhampton Wanderers cruised into the last 16 with emphatic aggregate wins on Thursday, reports Reuters.The North London club were among several heavyweights who slumped out as the...

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Eight-year ban for Olympic champion

GENEVA, Feb 28 (AP): Chinese swimmer Sun Yang was banned for eight years on Friday and will miss the 2020 Tokyo Olympics because he broke anti-doping rules in a late-night incident in which a blood sample container was smashed with a hammer.The Court of Arbitration for Sport found the three-time...

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