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Govt will work to popularise tennis: PM

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said on Wednesday the government will undertake projects to develop tennis courts at school, college and university levels to popularise tennis alongside cricket and football, reports UNB."We're usually busy with cricket and football but tennis is also a good sport. We'll provide assistance so that universities,...

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Bangladesh's cricket team

Anti-Clockwise: Bangladesh's cricket team captain Mominul Haque (R) confering with head coach Russell Domingo, Mustafizur Rahman delivering a ball and Mushfiqur Rahim preparing to bat during a practice session at The Eden Gardens cricket stadium in Kolkata on Wednesday, ahead of the second Test cricket match between India and Bangladesh...

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Saif Hassan ruled out of Kolkata Test

KOLKATA, Nov 20 (Agencies): Saif Hassan, the young Bangladesh batsman who was supposed to get his Test cap in the second and final Test of two-match series against India in Kolkata, has been ruled out due to a finger injury.Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) confirmed the news on Wednesday right after...

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Tickets for 1st four days of D/N Test sold out

KOLKATA, Nov 20 (Agencies): Tickets for the first four days of the day-night Kolkata Test between hosts India and touring Bangladesh have been sold out, said BCCI president and former Indian captain Sourav Ganguly. The interest of the spectators about the Kolkata Test went high as the match will be...

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Tigers wary of early sunset: Vettori

KOLKATA, Nov 20 (Agencies): Bangladesh's spin bowling consultant Daniel Vettori conceded on Wednesday that early sunset in Kolkata could pose a massive challenge for his team's batsmen during the "twilight" hours of the upcoming historic Day/Night Test against India starting on Friday.While a handful of first team players from India...

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Wales seal Euro 2020 spot

CARDIFF, Nov 20 (Reuters): Wales reached their second straight European Championship finals after a goal in each half by midfielder Aaron Ramsey gave them a 2-0 home win over Hungary in their decisive Group E qualifier on Tuesday.The Welsh, who reached the Euro 2016 semi-finals, finished runners-up on 14 points...

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New Zealand, England put cricket rivalry to the Test

MOUNT MAUNGANUI, New Zealand, Nov 20 (AFP): New Zealand and England will take their cricketing rivalry into the Test arena Thursday after finding themselves evenly matched in recent limited-overs thrillers.England have bragging rights after winning a rollercoaster World Cup final in July, then edging the Black Caps 3-2 in a...

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Brazil outclass South Korea in friendly

ABU DHABI, Nov 20 (AFP): Brazil ended a run of five games without a win by easing to a 3-0 victory over South Korea in a friendly in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday with Philippe Coutinho scoring the pick of the goals.Coutinho, currently on loan at Bayern Munich from Barcelona, curled...

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Malinga makes U-turn on retirement

COLOMBO, Nov 20 (PTI): Sri Lanka captain and veteran pacer Lasith Malinga has had a rethink on his choice to retire after subsequent yr's Twenty20 World Cup, saying he can keep on for one more two years.Malinga, in March, had acknowledged that he wished to retire after the Twenty20 World...

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Hasina watches match at Eden Gardens today

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will leave the city for Kolkata this (Friday) morning to watch the second Test match of the two-match Test series between Bangladesh and India that will begin at Eden Gardens in Kolkata later in the day, reports UNB.Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has invited his Bangladesh...

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Kolkata turns pink as maiden D/N Test begins today

Despite being humiliated in the first match in Indore, Bangladesh dare to create a history when they play their maiden day-night Test against India in the City of Joy- Kolkata, beginning today (Friday).It is the first-ever pink-ball Test of the subcontinent.Bangladesh, which lost the Indore Test by an innings and...

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Bangladesh reach final eliminating Afghanistan

Bangladesh reached final in the eight-nation ACC Emerging Teams Asia Cup Under-23 Cricket Championship eliminating Afghanistan by 07 wickets in their 2nd semifinal at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Mirpur in the city on Thursday, reports UNB.Hosts Bangladesh will play two-time runners-up of Emerging Teams Asia Cup Pakistan in...

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England 241-4 against NZ on day 1 of 1st Test

MOUNT MAUNGANUI, New Zealand, Nov 21 (AFP): Half-centuries from Joe Denly and Ben Stokes breathed life into England who reached 241 for four at stumps after a slow start on the first day of the opening Test against New Zealand at Mount Maunganui on Thursday.With England intent on occupying the...

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Major General Md Saiful Alam,

Major General Md Saiful Alam, SUP, awc, psc, GOC, 11 Infantry Division and Area Commander, Bogura Area, and Managing Director and CEO of Popular Life Insurance Company Ltd BM Yousuf Ali inaugurating the 3rd Popular Life Insurance Cup Golf Tournament-2019 in Bogura recently

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