Anisur Rahman

September 21, 2022
September 21, 2022

‘We shed tears of joy’

“After a lot of hard work, we enjoyed last night to the fullest. We shed tears of joy and we danced on the bus all the way to the hotel,”

September 20, 2022
September 20, 2022

‘No one knows how hard the girls toiled’

"We had a dream of winning the SAFF Women's Championship but we could not do it. The dream finally came true through this group of brilliant girls," was the instant reaction from former national striker Suinu Pru Marma, who represented Bangladesh in the first three editions of the regional women's football extravaganza.

September 3, 2022
September 3, 2022

'Got around 250-300 congratulatory messages'

Although volleyball was once widely practiced around the country, the sport began to lose its popularity in recent times until the men's senior national side recently started attracting attention after finishing as champions and runners-up on a few occasions in the Asian Senior Men's Central Zone International Volleyball Championship. The youth volleyball team followed in those footsteps, surprisingly finishing fifth in the just-concluded 21st Asian Men's Under-20 Volleyball Championship in Bahrain. Captain Tanvir Hossain Tonmoy was one of architects behind that success and the 6ft 2in 19-year-old spoke to The Daily Star's Anisur Rahman about their thrilling journey in the 17-nation tourney among other topics. The excerpts are below:

August 13, 2022
August 13, 2022

Without goals or vision, Commonwealth Games rut continues

Bangladesh have just concluded another campaign in the Commonwealth Games but the athletes hardly drew any attention from the country’s sports fraternity after again failing to perform on a big platform.

July 27, 2022
July 27, 2022

Father-son duo on verge of history

FIDE Master Tahsin Tajwar Zia was reluctant to learn the intricacies of chess from his father, Grandmaster Ziaur Rahman, but his interest bloomed as he found himself confined at home during the Covid-19 pandemic and now Tajwar is far more serious about the game and spends a lot of time learning from his prominent father.

July 22, 2022
July 22, 2022

Kings to bolster foreign brigade for international success

Having strengthened their foothold in the domestic circuit by winning a third consecutive Bangladesh Premier League title, Bashundhara Kings are setting their sights on becoming the best club in South Asia.

July 20, 2022
July 20, 2022

The secret to Kings’ domestic success

Though promoted football clubs usually struggle to survive in country’s top-tier football league, Bashundhara Kings have bucked the trend and have made a piece of history too with a third consecutive Bangladesh Premier League title.

July 19, 2022
July 19, 2022

Kings’ latest triumph ‘sweetest’ for Bruzon

Bashundhara Kings coach Oscar Bruzon termed the triumph of the hattrick title of Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) as the ‘toughest and sweetest’ one compared to their previous two league titles.

July 9, 2022
July 9, 2022

Padma Bridge elevates Eid joy for Rahmat, Jewel  

Due to the domestic and international engagements at the clubs or national team level, top footballers hardly get the scope to enjoy the religious festivals and vacations with family members, relatives and friends. And for some booters who get to be on leave but have to head to the other side of Padma river from Dhaka, most of their time would be spent crossing the river via ferry.

July 7, 2022
July 7, 2022

Long way to go for local gymnasts

After working with the country’s budding gymnasts for over two months, Korean coach Cho Sung Dong realised that Bangladeshi gymnasts and the coaches not only lack basic techniques but also trail in their thought processes toward the game.