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New Zealand led Bangladesh by 85 runs in reply to the host’s first innings total of 501 as rains forced umpires to declare an early stump amid strong possibility of a drawn match on the fourth day of the first test Saturday.   After Bangladesh took a first-innings lead of 32 runs New Zealand reached […]

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Mominul Haque’s maiden Test ton helped Bangladesh reach 380 in reply to New Zealand’s first innings total of 469 in their first of the two-Test series at the Zohur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium on Friday. Mominul added 181 off 274 deliveries before his flicking attempt in a Corey Anderson delivery let the ball hit his pad […]

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How the Tigers would acclimatise to Test cricket after five months without any form of first-class cricket was a major concern heading into the first Test against New Zealand at the Zohur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chittagong. The fears proved well-founded initially, but by the end of the first day yesterday, Bangladesh displayed an unexpected […]

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Arsenal returned to the top of the Premier League on Sunday after Jack Wilshere rescued a point for them in a 1-1 draw at West Bromwich Albion, while rivals Tottenham Hotspur suffered a shock 3-0 thumping by West Ham United. Chelsea relied on two goals in two minutes by substitutes Eden Hazard and Willian late […]

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Afghanistan reached the World Cup for the first time on Friday, completing a remarkable journey from refugee camp cricket to rubbing shoulders with the sport’s superpowers. (Full 2015 World Cup schedule)   The team who were playing in the fifth-tier just five years ago, and are forced by the precarious security situation in their country […]

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BCB election on Oct 10

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The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) election will be held on Oct 10, the election commission, formed by the National Sports Council (NSC), announced on Thursday. Objections and hearing over the councillors’ list will be held on Sunday according to the schedule announced by the election commission. The candidates must submit their nomination within Oct 3 […]

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Mohammedan clinched a last-ball thriller against perennial rivals Abahani in a high-scoring encounter yesterday and maintained their winning run in the Dhaka Premier League with a 3-wicket victory at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur. There was no shortage of excitement all through the match and a sparse crowd had to wait till the last […]

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Bangladesh may host IPL

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Bangladesh may host the next season of the Indian Premier League (IPL) or at least some matches of the T20 tournament that overlap dates of Indian parliamentary elections due early next year, an Indian English daily reported on Tuesday. Quoting a top Indian cricket board official, The Indian Express reported that some of the matches […]

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Tokyo has been chosen to host the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games ahead of Istanbul and Madrid.   The Japanese capital won a final round of voting by International Olympic Committee (IOC) members in Buenos Aires to beat Istanbul by 60 votes to 36, reports BBC.   Madrid had earlier been eliminated in a first-round […]

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Bangladesh will take on six-time champions India in a do-or-die match of their 10th SAFF Championship campaign today, knowing that anything but a win might put their hopes of progressing through the group stages into jeopardy. Going 2-0 down in their opening match against Nepal, Bangladesh face the favourites in the group, who already have […]

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Tickets for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil went on sale on Tuesday, with fans able to apply on Fifa’s website. Fifa is expecting a similar demand to Germany 2006, when there were about seven applicants for every ticket of the 64-match tournament. Around 3.3 million tickets will be available for the tournament. Tickets will […]

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The construction work of stadiums in Sylhet and Cox’s Bazar for next year’s World Twenty20 will be completed by mid-October, said BCB president Nazmul Hassan. The expected finishing time is likely to exceed the ICC’s September 30 deadline but an inspection team from the governing body is likely to see enough evidence of progress buy […]

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