'Must hold onto these girls for another five years'

Bangladesh now hold the bragging rights in women's football in South Asia. They created history by taking home the SAFF Championship trophy for the first time, and swept the nation in a wave of euphoria.

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Was BFF's reception for SAFF champions a vanity show?

There are several criticisms about the celebration of the female national team and the overall management of the Bangladesh Football Federation. Have the winners received the recognition they truly deserve?

The success in women’s football and its impact

Almost all the big achievements in the country’s sports arena in the past few years have come courtesy of women athletes.

Asia Cup Super Four begins with Afghanistan- Sri Lanka clash sans Bangladesh

Afghanistan and Sri Lanka will face off in the first Super Four encounter of the Asia Cup today. Followed by the thrashing defeat over Afghanistan in the group stage Sri Lanka will be looking for the revenge. However Bangladesh could have been in place of Sri Lanka but the Tigers followed by defeats in both the group games were out of the event. Once again there are questions over Bangladesh's ability in the T20 format along with the pipeline.

Bangladesh’s Asia Cup mission over after defeat against Sri Lanka

The equation was similar for both teams. A win will take them to the Super Four and a defeat will ensure their departure. After Dasun Shanaka’s troop beat Shakib Al Hasan’s Bangladesh, Sri Lanka eventually had the last laugh. But the result was pretty unexpected as the bowlers were guilty of throwing away the game along with the fielders as Bangladesh lost the game by 2 wickets.

Can Shakib and Co down Sri Lanka to get into Super 4?

A win brings the ticket to the Super Four but a loss throws the team out of the Asia Cup, Shakib Al Hasan's Bangladesh face such a do-or-die scenario while facing Dasun Shanaka's Sri Lanka.

September 22, 2022
September 22, 2022

'Must hold onto these girls for another five years'

Bangladesh now hold the bragging rights in women's football in South Asia. They created history by taking home the SAFF Championship trophy for the first time, and swept the nation in a wave of euphoria.

September 22, 2022
September 22, 2022

Was BFF's reception for SAFF champions a vanity show?

There are several criticisms about the celebration of the female national team and the overall management of the Bangladesh Football Federation. Have the winners received the recognition they truly deserve?

September 20, 2022
September 20, 2022

The success in women’s football and its impact

Almost all the big achievements in the country’s sports arena in the past few years have come courtesy of women athletes.

September 20, 2022
September 20, 2022

The success in women’s football and its impact

Almost all the big achievements in the country’s sports arena in the past few years have come courtesy of women athletes.

September 20, 2022
September 20, 2022

Bangladeshi girls featured in international media

Bangladesh's indomitable girls have won the SAFF championship for the first time in the country's history. The news of their winning has featured in various South Asian media. To know more, watch today's Star Special.

September 18, 2022
September 18, 2022

Messi, Neymar get houses dedicated to them in Jamalpur

Football superstar Lionel Messi and Neymar now have houses dedicated to them in Bangladesh’s Jamalpur.

September 11, 2022
September 11, 2022

'Read the news properly, then cuss me'

Khaled Mahmud Sujon plays many a role in Bangladesh cricket. The former national team captain, currently the team's director, is constantly at the receiving end of criticism from media and fans. 

September 10, 2022
September 10, 2022

Damal and sports-based films' potential in Bangladesh

A film inspired by the legendary Swadhin Bangla football team, Damal is set to hit the theatres next month on October 28. Sariful Razz, who played the leading role as the football team's captain in the film, and director Raihan Rafi were present in this special episode of The Daily Star's NON STRIKER'S END powered by Daraz. 

September 9, 2022
September 9, 2022

The malaise at the top

The opening batting positions have been a cause for concern for Bangladesh men's team for a long time. Regardless of the format, the team suffers from not having any regular pair in any of the format.

September 7, 2022
September 7, 2022

What is the solution of the mysterious Mirpur pitch?

The Sher-e-Bangla National stadium pitch has remained a mystery over the years. The heavy usage of the ground had a negative impact in the surface. The Bangladeshi players often struggle to adapt to the pitch whenever they play abroad as the question over changing the Mirpur surface often arises.