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Hosts eye Round 2

Fresh from a hard-fought 3-2 win over Sri Lanka in their first match, Bangladesh will be looking forward to sealing their qualification for the second round of the World Hockey League when they take on Hong Kong in the last match of the first round at the Maulana Bhasani Hockey Stadium yesterday. Even a draw against Hong Kong, who suffered a 1-6 goal defeat against Sri Lanka yesterday, will be good enough for the hosts to qualify for the next...

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Bangladesh edge past SL

Bangladesh edge past SL

Goalkeeper Ashim Gope thwarted a last-minute penalty stroke to help hosts Bangladesh post a hard-fought 3-2 win over Sri Lanka in the opening match of the World Hockey League (Round-1) at the Maulana Bhasani Hockey Stadium yesterday. Trailing by 2-3 margin, Sri Lanka led a spirited fight-back in the last ten minutes and earned...

NDB Capital wins Euromoney award

NDB Capital Ltd has recently been awarded with the best investment bank in Bangladesh award for 2014 by Euromoney. This is the first time that Euromoney has recognised and accredited an investment bank from Bangladesh, Euromoney said in a statement yesterday. Mahbub Jamil, head of structured finance at NDB, and Sharawwat Islam, head of operations, received the award in Hong Kong recently. Euromoney's Awards for Excellence covers more than 20 global product categories, best-in-class awards in all regions and the best banks...

Clock ticks quicker for Mominul?

Clock ticks quicker for Mominul?

Meet Mominul Haque. A diminutive batsman with a gigantic Test average of 75.50 and three centuries in his last seven innings, he is easily Bangladesh's highest run-scorer in the last two years. You would have to be impressed by his attitude as well. When former head coach Shane Jurgensen, through a text message, congratulated him after he helped himself to a stroke-filled 181 against New Zealand -- which by the way was his maiden Test century -- all the little left-hander did was reply with a one-liner stating that it was his job. A week before the Tigers left for the West Indies Mominul was caught at second slip for nought...

Lebanon deports Bangladeshi migrant workers' children

Lebanon deports Bangladeshi migrant workers' children

Lebanon is deporting locally born children of migrant workers from Bangladesh and five other countries and, in some cases, their mothers, according to nine NGOs operating in the country. The other countries are: Sri Lanka, the Philippines, Ghana, South Sudan, and Madagascar, New York-based Human Rights Watch (HRW) said in a report published on September 2.

Pakistan take lead

Pakistan take lead

Sohaib Maqsood and Fawad Alam put on a 147-run stand as Pakistan recovered from the brink to defeat Sri Lanka by four wickets on Saturday and take the lead in the three-match one-day international series. The tourists, chasing a Duckworth-Lewis target of 275 in 45 overs, fought back after being 106-5 to scrape home off the penultimate ball of the match in Hambantota. Maqsood remained unbeaten on a glorious 89 off 73 balls as Shahid Afridi smashed the winning boundary off seamer Nuwan Kulasekara to the point fence. Alam was dismissed for 62 by Lasith Malinga when 22 still remained for victory off the last three overs, but Maqsood and Afridi battled...

SL want to win it for Mahela

SL want to win it for Mahela

Sri Lanka are determined to send former captain Mahela Jayawardene into retirement with a victory in the second and final Test starting Thursday against a fragile Pakistan and a 2-0 series sweep. Captain Angelo Mathews said emotions were running high in the home team's dressing room before the match at Jayawardene's home ground at...

Australia sends asylum-seekers to Nauru

Some 157 asylum-seekers who were detained at sea for weeks by Australia have been sent to the Pacific island of Nauru after rejecting a return to India, officials said yesterday. The group, thought to be mostly ethnic Tamils from Sri Lanka and including 50 children, left the Indian port of Pondicherry in June but were intercepted by Australian authorities and held on a Customs ship for weeks. They were eventually brought to the Australian mainland so they could be interviewed by...

Colombo Test nicely poised

Colombo Test nicely poised

Kumar Sangakkara and skipper Angelo Mathews struck brisk half-centuries to help Sri Lanka set up a thrilling finale to the series-deciding second Test against South Africa on Sunday. Sangakkara (72) hit his tenth 50-plus score of the year and Mathews chipped in with an unbeaten 63 as the hosts declared their second innings on...

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...

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