'Smalley is irreplaceable, Choton not'

Kazi Salahuddin, the Bangladesh Football Federation (BFF) president, claimed that the success in women's football is largely due to the effort of technical director Paul Smalley. He also said that while Golam Rabbani Choton's sudden departure is a setback, the long-serving head coach is not irreplaceable.

Hazlewood makes the cut as Australia confirm WTC final squad

India have confirmed the 15 players they announced three weeks ago after wicket-keeper batsman KL Rahul's withdrew with a right leg injury and was replaced by the uncapped Ishan Kishan

Brentford beat champions City but miss out on Europe

Brentford needed to win and hope that Aston Villa and Tottenham Hotspur dropped points in order to finish seventh, a Europa Conference League qualifying spot



Rain forces IPL final into reserve day

Heavy rain and thunderstorms in Ahmedabad on Sunday forced the Indian Premier League final between holders Gujarat Titans and Chennai Super Kings into a reserve day for the first time.

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Rain delays toss at IPL final between Gujarat and Chennai

Rain has delayed the toss for the Indian Premier League final between defending champions Gujarat Titans and Chennai Super Kings in Ahmedabad on Sunday.

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Liton wins BSPA Sports Person of the Year 2022 award 

Bangladesh star batter Liton Das won the Sports Person of the Year 2022 prize of the Kool-BSPA sports award for his performances across formats, ahead of footballer Sabina Khatun, who won the Popular Choice Award, and archer Nasrin Akter during a ceremony at the Pan Pacific Sonargaon Hotel on Sunday. 

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Babar-Rizwan to join Harvard Business School’s education program

Pakistan skipper Babar Azam and his deputy Mohammad Rizwan are set to become the first cricketers from the country to join Harvard Business School’s executive education program.

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Dhoni fever as more than 100,000 fans expected at IPL final

A crowd of more than 100,000 was expected to fill the world's biggest cricket stadium on Sunday for the final of the Indian Premier League and the likely farewell of superstar M.S. Dhoni.

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'Eager to express myself in every condition'

Shoriful Islam has been a part of Bangladesh's confident pace-bowling unit that has been improving leaps and bounds in recent years. The left-arm seamer has emerged as a multi-format pacer for the Tigers since making his debut in 2021 and spoke to The Daily Star's Mazhar Uddin about his bowling and a few other topics during an exclusive interview. The excerpts are below:

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CSK in Gujarat’s path to IPL history

Revenge will fuel Gujarat Titans' title defence when they clash with four-time winners Chennai Super Kings in Sunday's Indian Premier League (IPL) final in Ahmedabad.

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World Cup schedule during WTC final, says Jay Shah

It remains unusual that a schedule has not been announced for the 50-over showpiece event expected to be held in October-November

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We, the players, deserve better: Sabina

Bangladesh women’s football team captain Sabina Khatun believes no other women footballers will leave the camp following the retirement of Sirat Jahan Swapna but urged the Bangladesh Football Federation to solve the grievances and fulfil the needs of the players immediately.

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Ronaldo ends disappointing debut season in Saudi empty-handed

Saudi Arabia's Al-Nassr could not resist the temptation to sign five-times Ballon D'Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo in January, but although the prolific Portuguese forward scored an impressive number of goals, they finished the season empty-handed.

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PSG goalkeeper Rico in 'serious' condition after horse riding accident

Paris Saint-Germain back-up goalkeeper Sergio Rico is in "serious" condition after a horse riding accident, the French club confirmed Sunday.

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Akhi, too, leaves BFF camp 

Akhi Khatun, a key member of the national women's football team, is leaving the camp with aim of going to a Chinese sports institute.

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Giovanni Simeone included in Argentina squad for friendlies

Napoli forward Giovanni Simeone, the son of Atletico coach Diego Simeone, and Manchester United starboy Alejandro Garnacho are among the members of the Argentina squad for La Albiceleste's Asia tour. 

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PSG in need of reset in future without Messi

PSG's 11th domestic league triumph -– their ninth in the last 11 years -- was secured despite Christophe Galtier's team losing six games in 2023 while nearest challengers Lens have taken most of the plaudits

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Inter secure CL qualification after 3-2 win against Atalanta

Simone Inzaghi's side rose to second in Serie A after winning the Italian Cup on Wednesday with an entertaining win over Atalanta after an early blitz from Romelu Lukaku and Nicolo Barella followed by Lautaro Martinez's simple finish in the 77th minute

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Wheels finally fall off

Golam Rabbani Choton probably cannot remember the last time he was sitting at home while his charges were training at the Bangladesh Football Federation (BFF) astroturf, a place he had known to be home for more than a decade-and-a-half.

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Indian police detain protesting wrestlers

Indian police detained on Sunday several wrestlers including Olympic medallists as well as dozens of their supporters as they attempted to march to parliament in New Delhi, an AFP reporter at the scene said.

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Djokovic says 'part of me will leave' when Nadal quits

Djokovic shares the all-time men's record of 22 Grand Slam titles with Nadal but can break that tie by winning the French Open for a third time

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Medvedev approaches French Open with 'more expectations' than usual

Fresh from his maiden claycourt title at the Rome Masters, Daniil Medvedev is however taking nothing for granted before starting his French Open campaign at Roland Garros.

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Bangladesh beat Uzbekistan 3-1

Bangladesh shook off a 5-1 loss to Malaysia in their previous match, returning to winning ways in the AHF Junior Asia Cup with an easy 3-1 triumph over Uzbekistan in a Pool B encounter in Salalah on Friday.

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British cycling bans trans, non-binary athletes from competing in female category

British Cycling became the latest sports governing body to ban transgender women from competing in the female category of competitive events on Friday, tightening its rules around participation to "safeguard the fairness" of the sport.

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Hamilton will sign new Mercedes deal 'in coming weeks'

The seven-time world champion's current contract expires this year

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Bangladesh lose big against Malaysia

Malaysia, who beat Bangladesh 8-0 during the 2015 edition, converted four goals from penalty after opening the account in the eighth minute through an open play and, within a span of two minutes, had widened the margin further with two converted penalties by the 15th minute.

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Wu, Zhang and Shang end China's 86-year French Open wait

Fast-forward a year and 23-year-old Wu is his country's highest-ranked male player at 59 in the world and about to spearhead a landmark assault at the French Open where it has been 86 years since a Chinese man last played in the main draw.

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IND-BD T20 Wheelchair Cricket Series kicks off in Kolkata

The Disabled Cricket Council of India is organising a T20 Wheelchair Cricket Series between India and Bangladesh. The series, consisting of three matches, commenced today at Vivekananda Park Ground in Kolkata

Taijul cherishes Eid in native Natore

The Daily Star Sports team caught up with Taijul Islam to celebrate the festivities of Eid. The left-arm spinner finds the most joy in his permanent address in Natore. He celebrates the happiness of Eid with his family there. Despite cherishing all the festivities, the 31-year-old did admit to being tight-fisted when it comes to giving away salami.

'Salahuddin is destroying football'

On this segment of the Star Special, former Bangladesh footballer Sheikh Mohammad Aslam has expressed his reservations about the federation. According to him, Salahuddin is destroying the country’s football both on and off the field.

Shakib receives Argentina cricket team’s gift for Bangladesh

The Argentina national cricket team sent their team jersey as a gift to the Bangladesh cricket team on Friday. Bangladesh's Test and T20I skipper Shakib Al Hasan received the jersey before the start of their third and final T20I of the three-match series against Ireland at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chattogram today. 

'Unwise for BCB boss to discuss team matters outside'

Naturally, the focus in relation to the build-up to the England series has shifted to that particular interview. Bangladesh's first Test captain Gazi Ashraf Lipu was not impressed about how it all panned out as he believes that the BCB boss shouldn't discuss such inside matters outside