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Australia, Netherlands start to secure crash site

Australia, Netherlands start to secure crash site

A small group of Dutch and Australian investigators walked the sprawling, unsecured site where Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 went down as their governments prepared police detachments that will try to protect the crash area and help bring the last of the victims home. Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte said his country was ready to...

Tigers to be based in Brisbane

Bangladesh will play a total of four practice matches in Australia before they begin their 50-over World Cup campaign, set to begin in Australia and New Zealand from February 14 next year. The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has decided to send the national team 12 days ahead of the start of the mega event. The Tigers will leave on January 26 next year for Brisbane. “The official practice matches for the World Cup will begin on February 6. But we are...

Russia must cooperate in jet inquiry: Australia

Russia must cooperate in jet inquiry: Australia

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott on Saturday called for an independent, international investigation into the downing of a Malaysian jetliner in Ukraine and demanded Russia's full cooperation. Abbott repeated his assertion that all evidence suggests that the missile that shot down Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 came from an area controlled by Russian-backed separatists, using...

Australia court blocks migrants' return to Sri Lanka

Australia court blocks migrants' return to Sri Lanka

The Australian government's attempt to return 153 asylum seekers to Sri Lanka has been blocked by the high court. The move comes after Australia confirmed on Monday it had returned 41 people to Sri Lanka after screening their asylum claims at sea on Sunday. Politicians and rights campaigners say the asylum seekers, who include Tamils,...

Alba lays into journo

Spain's World Cup ended in recrimination and accusation when the full-back Jordi Alba confronted a journalist and told him: “I'll rip your head off.” As he was leaving the Arena da Baixada after the 3-0 win over Australia through the mixed zone where journalists gather to speak to players, Alba passed in front of Javier Gomez Matallanas, a reporter for the sports daily AS. Without stopping he said: “Next time I'll rip your head off.” Matallanas expressed his surprise to which...

Spain win 3-0 against Australia

Spain win 3-0 against Australia

  Group Stage Group B, Match 5 Spain finished their deflated World Cup campaign with a confident 3-0 victory over Australia on Monday in Curitiba to restore some pride despite the reigning champions' early exit, reports Goal.com. Vicente del Bosque's men headed into their final group fixture knowing they could no longer reach the knockout stages following...

Spain finally see a win, beat Australia 3-0

Spain finally see a win, beat Australia 3-0

Selected moments from the Spain-Australia encounter in Curitiba

  

BPL Fixing

Ashraful banned for 8 years

Ashraful banned for 8 years

On June 18, 2005 Mohammad Ashraful brought tears of joy to the eyes of Bangladeshis all around the world with a swashbuckling century that led the Tigers to an unbelievable win over Australia in Cardiff. Exactly nine years later he has marked another occasion, albeit one that may engender tears of sorrow.   Bangladesh's first cricketing superstar has been banned from all cricketing activities for eight years on grounds of fixing during the Bangladesh Premier League in 2013. The 29-year-old Ashraful, who was found guilty on four charges, was also asked to pay a fine of Tk 10 lakh to the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) by the three-member anti-corruption tribunal...

Dutchmen come back from behind to beat Aussies 3-2

Dutchmen come back from behind to beat Aussies 3-2

    Group Match Group B, Match 3 Arjen Robben and Robin van Persie stole the show with two goals each in the Netherlands' 5-1 demolition of Spain in their opening game last week, and the duo once again took centre stage by scoring again in Porto Alegre on Wednesday, reports Goal.com. Tim Cahill earlier cancelled out Robben's...

Hathura looks for systemic progress

Hathura looks for systemic progress

The most talked about vacancy in Bangladesh cricket was officially occupied yesterday and it began a new chapter for the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB). Chandika Hathurasingha, during his first interaction with the media, yesterday seemed to have a 'no-nonsense' outlook and appeared to have a clear map of progress in mind. There was not...

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