Thursday, 08 Jun, 2023


Will “Elephants” be lucky this time?

Brazil triumphed in Pele era, Argentina glittered by Maradona, France shined with Zinadin Zidane, England won the cup with its star in 1966 but a team having a player of the caliber of Didier Drogba, the elephants with a golden generation could not reach any height. Star Studded Ivory

Qatar World Cup: $5m corruption claim

DHAKA: Fifa is facing fresh allegations of corruption over its controversial decision to award the 2022 World Cup to Qatar. The Sunday Times has obtained millions of secret documents - emails, letters and bank transfers - which it alleges are proof that the disgraced Qatari football

Shakib now 7th valuable IPL player

DHAKA: Bangladeshi all rounder Shakib Al Hasan, who is currently holding position 3 in ICC world ranking, has became the 7th most valuable player in Indian Premier League (IPL) with 226.5 points. Besides, he is holding 35th position as batsman and 21st as bowler in IPL-7.  Shakib

Verdict delayed in BPL corruption case

DHAKA: Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) corruption tribunal will take extra time to complete its detailed verdict, according to Justice Khademul Islam Chowdhury, the convener of the three-member committee.  The verdict was expected to be pronounced by the end of May, and BCB president

Shakib, for 30cr Bangalees

DHAKA: One of the top all-rounders of the World Shakib Al Hasan, the Bangladeshi boy, is representing 30 crores Bangalees, from Bangladesh and Kolkata, in Indian Premier League. When Shakib hits boundary or over boundary or bags wicket, his lacs of fans, in stadium or before TV sets,

Will the land of sunrise look sunny in Brazil?

Asia Oceania will be represented by Japan, South Korea, Australia and Iran in Brazil. Of them Australia, South Korea and Iran are in relatively difficult groups and may find things very challenging to advance from the groups. But Japan pooled with Colombia, Greece and Cote d”voire has

Punjab enter IPL final for 1st time

DHAKA: Kings XI Punjab beat Chennai Super Kings by 24 runs to enter IPL final for first time. Punjab will play against Kolkata Knight Riders for title Sunday.  Suresh Raina's heroics went in vain as Kings XI Punjab restricted Chennai Super Kings to 202/7, while defending 226, to beat

Team from down under in the group of death

Australia, one of the proudest sporting nations in the world, enters the world cup with little expectation. Soccer is not exactly the game of choice. Rugby, Australian Rules Football, Cricket are higher in the popularity ranking. But since it started playing football seriously, Australia

Tamim to play for World XI at Lord’s

DHAKA: Opening batsman Tamim Iqbal will play for the Rest of the World XI for a friendly match against the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC)  The match which is part of the Bicentenary celebrations of the current Lord’s Ground will be held at England’s Lord’s cricket ground on July 5.

Crickinfo Cartoon: The IPL Team

DHAKA: The sports news website ESPNCricinfo Thursday published the cartoon titled “The IPL team” as India decided to send an apparently weak squad for the three one-dayers to Bangladesh.Bangladesh National Cricket team captain Mushfiqur Rahim however have already expressed his

Mushfiq disappoints at India's move to send weak team

DHAKA: Bangladesh National Cricket team captain Mushfiqur Rahim Thursday expressed disappointment over India’s decision to send a weakened squad for the three one-dayers but added the move will act as extra motivation for the hosts. After a marathon meeting of the selection panel in

Nepalese runner wins world’s highest marathon

DHAKA: Clad in trekking boots and snow goggles, more than 150 runners took part in the world's highest marathon in the foothills of Mount Everest on Thursday, passing yaks and monasteries along the snow-covered trail. The annual Tenzing-Hillary Everest Marathon, which kicked off in 2003,

Mamata treats SRK with fish fry, chomchom

DHAKA: 30B Harish Chatterjee Street had a surprise visitor on Wednesday evening. Shah Rukh Khan went to chief minister Mamata Banerjee’s Kalighat house an hour after his Kolkata Knight Riders trounced Kings XI Punjab at the Eden Gardens. “My KKR how beautiful were they tonite. Fish

Shah Rukh, Shakib celebrate victory

DHAKA: All of team members of Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) including owner Shah Rukh Khan and Bangladeshi all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan celebrate their victory over Kings XI Punjab that ensured the IPL final. In his posts on Facebook and Twitter, Shah Rukh says, “Tendo Surya Piyush Robin

Can black stars survive in the group of death?

Ghana, the black stars were brimming in confidence as they qualified for the Brazil 2014 world cup and were expecting some major achievements. Those expectations have been tamed slightly after the black stars were drawn in Group G alongside three-time champions Germany, Christiano

Suresh Raina to lead India in Bangladesh

DHAKA: Suresh Raina would lead India’s 15-member squad for Bangladesh tour which would be devoid of big stars such as regular skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma among others. The selection committee of BCCI S announced the squad for a three-match ODI series

Chennai eliminate Mumbai

DHAKA: Suresh Raina smashed an unbeaten half-century as Chennai Super Kings booked a berth in the second qualifier with a comfortable seven-wicket win over holders Mumbai Indians in the IPL eliminator here on Wednesday. The two-time champion, Chennai comfortably managed to overhaul

Djokovic cruises into 3rd round of French open

Dhaka: Second seed Novak Djokovic cruised into the third round of the French Open with a 6-1 6-4 6-2 win over Jeremy Chardy. Djokovic, who needs to win the French Open to complete a career Grand Slam, took just over 90 minutes to beat the Frenchman on Court Philippe Chatrier. It was

Shakib’s Kolkata book IPL final

DHAKA: Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) reached IPL final beating King’s XI Punjab (KXIP) by 28 runs at Eden Gardens of Kolkata on Wednesday. Punjab lost 8 wickets to score 135 runs in chasing KKR-set 164 run-target in the first qualifier of Indian Premier League (IPL)-7 at Eden Gardens of

Ball with in-built cameras for 1st time

DHAKA: Technology will get a new meaning in the upcoming FIFA World Cup in Brazil as the Brazuca balls to be used in the mega event will come with six in-built HD cameras capturing 360 degree view of the on-field action. Tushar Goculdas, Brand Director, Adidas India said to NDTV, "The