Sports Multimedia

Sports Multimedia

Saifuddin's axing, Afif's inclusion: How was Tigers' T20 WC squad? 

Of the nine teams that have managed to play all the editions of the T20 World Cup since its inauguration in 2007 (Bangladesh, West Indies, India, Australia, England, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, New Zealand, and South Africa), the Tigers are the only side to have never qualified for the semifinal of the tournament.  

3d ago

Ecstasy and controversy: Comeback kings Real stun Bayern to reach UCL final

Real Madrid produced a spectacular comeback against Bayern Munich to reach the Champions League final on Wednesday with Joselu striking twice in the dying minutes, earning them a 2-1 win to progress 4-3 on aggregate. Alphonso Davies smashed the visiting German giants ahead in the second half but record 14-time winners Madrid produced a sensational comeback with Joselu netting in the 88th and 91st minutes. Bayern goalkeeper Manuel Neuer made his first error leading goal since 2021 in the competition which gifted Real their first goal and the Bavarians had a controversial offside decision that went against them late in the game.  The Daily Star's sports podcast Pitch Perfect brings you a spirited discussion on all the major events that transpired in the game in its latest episode. 

1w ago

Bayern standing in the way of Real's 15th UCL title

Real Madrid are on a mission to clinch their 15th UEFA Champions League title but face Bayern Munich in a high-voltage clash in the semifinals of the competition. Can Bayern stop Real in their tracks? Real, on the other hand, only have the mighty German in their way and if they make it to the finals, the odds weigh heavily in their favour because Los Blancos have a reputation for not losing finals. The last time they lost a final in Europe was 43 years ago. Since then, they've won all of the eight finales they've played in. 

3w ago

A match in which Man City played but Real Madrid won

Antonio Rudiger scored the decisive penalty as Real Madrid beat holders Manchester City in an edge-of-your-seat 4-3 shootout victory to reach the semi-finals of the Champions League for a record-extending 17th time after the teams were locked at 4-4 on aggregate following extra time on Wednesday.

1m ago

Can holders Man City stop powerhouse Real Madrid in their own den?

In a rematch of last year's unforgettable Champions League semifinal, 14-time winners Real Madrid and defending champions Manchester City lock horns once again, squaring off in Tuesday's quarter-final first leg at the Bernabeu.

1m ago

Shakib-Tamim row painful: Salahuddin

In a career spanning 25 years, renowned coach Mohammad Salahuddin has worked with three generations of cricketers and has elevated himself to spectacular heights in the country's cricket. In a detailed conversation with The Daily Star on their multimedia program, ‘Star Special’, coach Mohammad Salahuddin delves into various facets of Bangladesh cricket, shedding light on the looming challenges facing the Tigers and the factors impeding their fulfilment of expectations.

2m ago

BPL playoffs race heating up 

The playoff stage of the Bangladesh Premier League is beginning to take shape as the league phase is coming to an end. The race for the top four spots is heating up. With the business end of the tournament looming, star all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan has found his touch with the bat. He is making up ground on his pre-set standards and once again is in contention for a Player of the Tournament award. 

3m ago

From Mashrafe, Klopp, to Australian Open, what's cooking in the sports arena?

The on and off-field issues going on in the 10th edition of the Bangladesh Premier League, India making England taste their 'Bazball' tonic, an inexperienced West Indies making their presence felt at the Gabba, Liverpool having to look at life after Jurgen Klopp and the Australian Open awaiting a new Men's singles champion -- there are events aplenty for fans to dive into. Here, in this episode of The Daily Star's multimedia show, 'Pitch Perfect', we try to discuss briefly the current sporting scenario.

3m ago

What’s wrong with the BPL?

The 10th edition of the Bangladesh Premier League will commence at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium on January 19, with defending champions Comilla Victorians taking on Durdanto Dhaka. Ahead of the latest season, The Daily Star’s Sports Podcast Pitch Perfect points out factors associated with the franchise tournament which are far from ideal.

4m ago

No bar for BCB boss Papon to resign

Following Bangladesh Cricket Board president Nazmul Hassan Papon’s swearing in as Minister for Youth and Sports in the new government on Thursday, questions have been flying around whether the incumbent BCB boss can resign now and a new president is nominated, or does he need to wait till the end of his tenure to do that, which is October 2025? There seems to have been a lot of curiosity, and confusion too, in this regard among the general people. ...

4m ago

Hadudu for above 60-year-olds in Manikganj

The third edition of Hadudu for people above 60 years of age has been held in Manikganj

7m ago

Bangladesh gear up for Asia Cup Super 4

The last time Bangladesh made it to the final of the Asia Cup was in 2018 when the latest 50-over edition of the tournament was played. The Tigers beat Pakistan to qualify for the final and lost to eventual champions India. But Pakistan’s eleven has come a long way from what it was in 2018 and is mighty strong, especially when it comes to their fast bowling.  

8m ago

Bangladesh’s Asia Cup mission gets underway with Sri Lanka encounter

Bangladesh have made the Asia Cup final three times but are still searching for their first trophy. Can Shakib Al Hasan’s side put an end to their trophy hunt? The wait continues but before that let’s take a look at Bangladesh’s strengths, weaknesses, and chances of winning. The Tigers begin their Asia Cup mission with an encounter against Sri Lanka. Can the Tigers trump the Lankans in their opening fixture? To discuss all of this and much more, The Daily Star brings you Star Non-Striker’s End.

8m ago

Bangladesh Football in troubled waters 

Bangladesh women’s football is making the headlines again but this time for negative reasons, with the latest conundrum surrounding Golam Rabbani Choton’s resignation. The coach has been in charge for 17 years but called it quits and decided to end his relationship with the Bangladesh Football Federation (BFF). Why couldn’t the BFF capitalise on the women’s team’s success? The Star News Plus brings you the detailed report.  

11m ago

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

1y ago

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.

1y ago

'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.

1y ago

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. 

1y ago
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