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Question mark over Razzak

Question mark over Razzak

A career boasting 206 ODI wickets at an economy rate of 4.54 and a sleek average of 28.86 suggests that slow left-armer Abdur Razzak is not going to face any hurdles when it comes to making the final squad for next month's West Indies tour. However, his performances in the last few months have put the national selectors in a big dilemma as they finalise the squad for the three-match ODI series and the lone T20I. The Faruque Ahmed-led selection panel is going to submit the final...

BCF a visa agency?

The Bangladesh Chess Federation (BCF) has allegedly turned into a medium for obtaining visas to Europe and the United States as...

Separate plan for Shakib

The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has formed a separate practice plan for suspended all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan in a bid to...

Bangladesh aims to match previous high

Bangladesh hope to keep their 33rd position intact in next month's Chess Olympiad in Norway, although it will be a tough...

Ashraful appeals

Suspended cricketer Mohammad Ashraful, Sri Lanka's Kaushal Lokuarachchi, Dhaka Gladiators owner Shihab Chowdhury and the International Cricket Council along with the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) appealed against the verdict given by the BPL's anti-corruption tribunal this year. The chairman of the BCB's disciplinary panel, Justice Mohammad Abdur Rashid, confirmed the appeals. “As of 4:40 pm yesterday (Monday) I received these four appeals via e-mail. I am not thinking of organising a preliminary hearing on the various issues soon,” said Justice Rashid. Ashraful...

Muktijoddha confirm 3rd place

Muktijoddha Sangsad made sure they finish third in the Nitol Tata Bangladesh Premier League when they notched a lone-goal win over lowly Feni Soccer Club in their penultimate match at the Bangabandhu National Stadium yesterday. The 13th win in 26 matches meant Muktijoddha went beyond the reach of Mohammedan with 46 points as the latter stayed in the fourth place with 42 points with one match in hand. Rather Muktijoddha have a slim chance of finishing behind champions Sheikh Jamal DC...

India hails Sharma

Much-ridiculed paceman Ishant Sharma was the toast of India on Tuesday after a devastating spell of bowling demolished England at Lord's, securing his team's first overseas victory for three years. Batting legend Sachin Tendulkar described Sharma's career best performance on Monday as "exceptional" while newspapers said the 25-year-old had earned the right to be regarded as the spearhead of India's attack. The long-haired and lanky Sharma, who has been compared by the English media to an Afghan hound, took 7 for...

Sony going to Mohun Bagan?

Having played a vital part with Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club to confirm the league title, their Haitian striker Sony Norde left here announcing that he was joining Belgian pro-league side Oostende PV at a salary five times higher than what he received at Sheikh Jamal. But news emerged yesterday that the 25-year-old hitman was actually joining West Bengal's Mohun Bagan in the coming season. Kolkata-based newspaper Anandabazar on Tuesday reported quoting Mohun Bagan sources that Sony would join the club if...

Brazil turn to Dunga

Brazil turn to Dunga

The Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) on Tuesday appointed Dunga as coach, replacing Luiz Felipe Scolari, whose contract was not renewed after the hosts' World Cup semi-final thrashing by Germany. The 50-year-old Dunga, Brazil's 1994 World-Cup winning skipper, takes the reins for a second time having led the Selecao at the 2010 tournament. "I am immensely...

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Real land Rodriguez

Real land Rodriguez

Real Madrid on Tuesday signed Colombian striker James Rodriguez, the top scorer at the World Cup, from Monaco on a six season contract. Neither team gave the transfer fee, but Spanish media reported a figure of between EUR75 million and EUR80 million ($101m-$108m), making him one of the most expensive players in history. Rodriguez, 23,...

Glasgow fully ready

Glasgow fully ready

"You bet we're ready," declared Glasgow's council leader as the Scottish city once again welcomed the world to the banks of the River Clyde for the 20th Commonwealth Games. Known as an "emporium of the world" during its heyday as a trading port, the city is now braced for the arrival of 100,000 overseas...

Joachim honoured

Germany's World Cup-winning coach Joachim Loew is to be made an honorary citizen of his hometown of Schoenau im Schwarzwald, the town mayor said on Tuesday. "We are proud of Jogi Loew. He has carried the name of Schoenau throughout the world," mayor Peter Schelshorn told the DPA news agency. Loew, 54, was born and grew up in the town in the Black Forest of south-western Germany which now counts 2,300 inhabitants. The city council unanimously voted on Monday night to make...

Hopes on shooting

Though boxers, cyclists, weightlifters, table tennis players from Bangladesh begin their campaign in the 20th Commonwealth Games tomorrow, a day after the games' ceremonial opening in Glasgow of Scotland, their battle for a medal starts on Friday when the event of shooting gets underway. Bangladesh so far have won five medals -- two gold, one silver and two bronze -- in the Games with all of those coming from shooting, and this time too Bangladesh pin their hopes on shooter...

C'Ron focused after WC flop

Portugal superstar Cristiano Ronaldo, putting a miserable World Cup behind him, on Tuesday declared himself fit and ready to go as he chases trophies at Real Madrid. "I'll try my best all the season like I do it every year. I'll try to be the best, try to help my team, try to score goals and try to win titles," the 29-year-old striker told a sponsor's event in Tokyo, adding he would like to play "six, seven more years" at...

UEFA Champions League

Copenhagen will not visit Ukraine

Danish club FC Copenhagen have asked European football's governing body UEFA to move a Champions League qualifier in Ukraine to another venue, citing safety and insurance concerns, a spokesman said Tuesday. The Danish side had been drawn against FC Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk, with the first leg set to take place in Dnipropetrovsk on July 29, but have demanded the game be moved after the downing of a Malaysian airliner in the rebel-held region of eastern Ukraine. The Ukrainian city is located around...