Tuesday, 19 Oct, 2021


Better Team Of The Day Scotland Win

Qualifying Round: Bangladesh VS Scotland  Brief Scorecard:  Scotland 140/9 (Chris Graves 45, George Munsey 29, Mahedi Hasan 3/19, Shakib Al Hasan 2/17, Mustafizur Rahman 2/32) beat Bangladesh 134/7 (Mushfiqur Rahim 38, Mahmudullah Riad 23, Shakib Al Hasan 20 Brad Wheal 3/24,

Scotland batsmen facing Bangladesh bowlers

Scotland batsmen are facing Bangladesh bowlers in the opening Group B match of the ICC T20 World Cup Qualifiers at Al Amerat Cricket Ground in Muskat, Oman on Sunday. Earlier, Bangladesh T20 skipper Mahmudullah won the toss and sent Scotland to bat first.  Bangladesh, however,

ICC T20 World Cup: The Gala Event Kicks Off Today 

The gala event of the cricket world Men’s T20 world cup 2021 finally takes off today with host Oman playing against Paua New Gunea in the qualifying match of Group B. That match would be followed by Bangladesh playing Scotland.  The 16 nations event would be played in two

Rahul Dravid set to become India coach

Rahul Dravid set to replace Ravi Shastri, to take over as next India head coach Former India captain Rahul Dravid, who has been silently working behind the scenes to build Indian cricket’s supply line, may have finally made up his mind to come to the forefront and become head

IPL 2021: Chennai beat Kolkata in final to win fourth title

Chennai Super Kings have been crowned Indian Premier League champions for the fourth time after beating Kolkata Knight Riders by 27 runs in the final. Faf du Plessis hit a terrific 86 off 59 balls and Moeen Ali scored a 20-ball 37 as Chennai posted 192-3 from 20 overs. Shubman Gill

Bangladesh Received Wake Up Call

Bangladesh played three matches one unofficial and two other ICC organized matches in preparation for the ensuing World Cup. Winning against Oman A as expected was cakewalk. Bangladesh lost two other matches against Sri Lanka and Ireland.  We do not consider that these would do much

SAFF Championship 2021:  Better Teams Make The Final 

While chatting with one of my very close NRB mate who keeps track of Bangladesh team playing cricket or football anywhere he argued with me about “Two better teams of the five reached the final.” With a little bit of arguments, I had to agree with my mate.  Yes, after

Red card, penalty eliminate Bangladesh 

Bangladesh failed to reach the SAFF Championship final in their do-or-die match against Nepal in Male Wednesday, which ended 1-1 draw. Thanks to an eighth minute strike from Suman Reza, Bangladesh were leading 1-0 80 minutes till goalkeeper Anisur Rahman Zico handled an underhit Sohel

England held to 1-1 draw by Hungary

England's path to the 2022 World Cup hit an unexpected stumbling block when they were held to a draw by Hungary in a qualifier Gareth Southgate called a "big disappointment". The game was marred by crowd violence between Hungary fans and stewards and police.

Ronaldo grabs hat-trick as Portugal thump Luxembourg 

Cristiano Ronaldo scored a hat-trick as Portugal recorded an emphatic World Cup qualifying win over Luxembourg at the Estadio Algarve. The victory leaves Portugal second in Group A, a point behind Serbia who they host in their final game. Ronaldo knocked in two penalties and rounded

Matches Today Turned Into Virtual Semi Finals

SAFF Championship played in round robin league among five South Asian nations did not provide for any semifinals. The two top teams are to play directly in the final.  But the way the keenly contested tournament played so far, the four teams would virtually play do or die matches

Germany became first to qualify for World Cup

Germany became the first team to join hosts Qatar at the 2022 World Cup with a thumping victory in North Macedonia. Former England youth international Jamal Musiala opened his account for the Germans, running in on goal and stroking home a confident finish. Kai Havertz claimed the

Nations League Final: Mbappe gives France comeback win against Spain 

Kylian Mbappe fired a contentious winner as France came from behind to beat Spain and become the second team to win the Nations League. Mbappe was adjudged to be onside when he slid the ball under Unai Simon after Karim Benzema's stunning equaliser at Milan's San Siro. Spain

Argentina beat Uruguay; Brazil lose 100% qualifying record

Lionel Messi opened the scoring as Argentina thumped neighbors Uruguay 3-0 in an entertaining World Cup qualifier on Sunday. Goals from Rodrigo De Paul and Lautaro Martinez rounded off a successful night for Lionel Scaloni's team in Buenos Aires as they maintained their unbeaten start

Cristiano Ronaldo scores on European record 181st int'l appearance

Cristiano Ronaldo marked a record 181st international appearance with a goal as Portugal defeated World Cup hosts Qatar 3-0 in a friendly game on Saturday.  The Manchester United star surpassed Sergio Ramos, who has played for Spain 180 times, as the most-capped international for

Matches Today Would Be Tournament Defining 

The two matches to be played today may very well define the direction of the tournament. Table topper Nepal plays pre-tournament favorites India. The reigning champions host Maldives would play against the bottom of the table Sri Lanka.  Bangladesh will be towards the outcome of

Messi and Ronaldo in Ballon d'Or contention again

Six-time winner Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, a five-time victor, were among the 30 names revealed on Friday for the Ballon d’Or award. The serial favourites face competition that includes Kylian Mbappe, Neymar, Karim Benzema, Jorginho and N’Golo Kante who are also

SAFF Championship 2021: Tournament Delicately Poised

Five nations SAFF Championship 2021, considered as South Asian version of football world cup is now delicately poised with four teams apart from Sri Lanka still have opportunity for making the final.  Nepal with 6 points winning two leads the pack. They have to play against India

Papon elected BCB president once again

Nazmul Hassan Papon has been elected as the President of Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) once again. BCB’s newly-formed Board of Directors elected him as the next board president at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium on Thursday. Earlier, Papon got the highest number of votes

Spain end Italy's unbeaten run to reach Nations League final 

Italy's world-record 37-game unbeaten run came to an end as Spain beat them in an enthralling encounter at the San Siro to reach the Nations League final. Albeit in Uefa's secondary tournament, Spain got a measure of revenge for their Euro 2020 semi-final penalty shootout