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Sri Lanka

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...

Cricket coach to discuss Shakib’s punishment with BCB

Cricket coach to discuss Shakib’s punishment with BCB

The coach of Bangladesh cricket team Chandika Hathurusingha said that he will sit with the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) members today to discuss the ban slapped on ace all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan. Hathurusingha, the former Sri Lankan batsman, told this to the media when reporters approached him at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport yesterday evening...

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,...

Bangladesh-Sri Lanka trade and investment ties make major strides

THE last four years has seen a dramatic change in economic ties between Bangladesh and Sri Lanka.  The bilateral trade between the two countries exceeded US$ 100 million for the first time in 2013 compared to a level  of US$ 47 million in 2010. This dramatic rise was  due to Sri Lankan exports to Bangladesh more than doubling from US$ 34 million in 2010 to US$ 82 million in 2013 and Bangladeshi exports to Sri Lanka  doubling from US$...

Modi pitches for Saarc satellite

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi yesterday asked the country's space scientists to develop a South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (Saarc) satellite to benefit the neighbouring countries. "We have done a lot (in space science) but the heart wants more. I have proposed to our scientists that they develop a Saarc satellite. This will help all our neighbours," Modi said while congratulating the scientists of Indian Space Research Organisation on the launch of a rocket carrying five satellites at Sriharikota...

BPL MATCH-FIXING

Ashraful banned for 8yrs, Gladiators owner 10yrs

Ashraful banned for 8yrs, Gladiators owner 10yrs

Former Bangladesh captain Mohammad Ashraful and owner of Dhaka Gladiators team Shihab Chowdhury have been banned from all cricketing activities for eight and 10 years respectively for match-fixing during the second edition of the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL). A special tribunal that dealt with the allegations also banned New Zealnd player Lou Vincent and...

Senior HSBC official due in Dhaka today

Senior HSBC official due in Dhaka today

Jayant Rikhye, head of International Asia Pacific for HSBC and head of strategy and planning, is due to arrive in Dhaka today on a two-day visit, the bank said in a statement. Rikhye will meet colleagues from Bangladesh and a number of key HSBC clients and stakeholders during the visit, it said. Rikhye has direct responsibility for over 12 markets in Asia, comprising Bangladesh, Brunei, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Mauritius, New Zealand, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam. In this capacity, he is a key source of support and guidance to country chief executives of the corporation. Rikhye joined HSBC Group in 1989 and has experience in operations in India, internal control...

BCB promises new coach by Monday

Former Sri Lanka Test batsman Chandika Hathurusingha has been the most-discussed name since the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) started their search for a new head coach of the national cricket team following the sudden departure of Shane Jurgensen. The name of the 45-year old coach, who is now working in Australia as an assistant coach of New South Wales, has cropped up in almost all the local media as the most probable candidate for the post and he is most...

Safe Mother, Kid

Bangladesh betters its position

Bangladesh advanced by six spots to secure 130th position in a global survey covering 178 countries, showing the country's status in saving and improving the lives of mothers and children. With the rise, Bangladesh has widened the gap with neighbouring India and Pakistan, but still lags behind Nepal (116th) and Sri Lanka (89th). The Save the Children's 2014 Mother Index shows that Finland is the best place to be a mother for the second straight year and Somalia came in last. The...

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