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  • dhaka 7th worst city women reuters

    Dhaka seventh worst megacity for women

    Dhaka has been ranked the seventh worst megacity for women in an international perception poll, conducted by Thomson Reuters

  • India women Sharma, Raut set record 320-run stand

    India's Deepti Sharma and Punam Raut smashed centuries against Ireland and combined in a stand of 320 runs to record the highest partnership in a women's one-day international on Monday.

  • Women's NCL kicks off today

    The 8th Women's National Cricket League begins today in Bogra and Rajshahi.

  • Basketball body lifts 'hijab ban' during games

    Basketball chiefs reversed a controversial ban on professional players wearing headgear Thursday after fierce criticism that the rule undermined diversity by disallowing religious coverings like the Muslim hijab.

  • Serena Williams confirms pregnancy, will sit out 2017

    Tennis superstar Serena Williams is pregnant and taking maternity leave through the rest of 2017, expecting to give birth this fall, her spokeswoman said on Wednesday in an announcement that upended a sport the 35-year-old athlete has dominated for the past decade.

  • BD female hockey champs exemplify Special Olympics ideal

    The people back home would have to wait to hear the biggest news of their children's lives and that of their families, though it was possible the shrieks and cries from pure joy and utter exhaustion may have traveled all the way from Austria to Bangladesh.

  • Double delight for Soma

    It was double delight for Sonom Sultana Soma as the experienced player of Abahani clinched the women's singles title of Federation Cup Table Tennis tournament at Shaheed Tajuddin Ahmed Indoor Stadium yesterday.

  • Kerber rallies to reach fourth round

    Second seed Angelique Kerber put on a determined display to rally past France's Pauline Parmentier 7-5 3-6 7-5 in the scorching desert heat to reach the fourth round of the BNP Paribas Open on Monday.

  • 'Football gave me wings'

    “It's Messi! Messi is the one I follow in football. I follow his delivery and his skills, and whenever I am on the field, I try to play like him,” she said. Her eyes were beaming with excitement as she spoke about her idol.

  • The man behind Tepurgari's fairytale

    They don't have a playground in their school. They don't have fans or lights in their classroom. They live in extreme poverty and their fathers temporarily migrate to big cities including Dhaka to pull rickshaws when they are done with the seasonal harvesting.

  • Female shooters finish last

    The three Bangladeshi female shooters finished in the last three positions of the 50m rifle 3 positions qualification event of the ISSF World Cup in New Delhi yesterday.

  • Wozniacki gets back to work with Dubai win

    Two days after playing the Doha final, Caroline Wozniacki plunged straight back to work on Monday at the Dubai Tennis Championships with a 6-2, 7-5 first-round defeat of Darya Kasatkina.

  • Tigresses fail to qualify for World Cup

    The Bangladesh women's cricket team lose their last Super Six Game of the ICC Women's World Cup Qualifier against Sri Lanka by 42 runs (D/L method), and with it a chance to qualify for the ICC Women's World Cup.

  • India thump Tigresses by nine wickets

    India made short work of Bangladesh’s paltry target of 156 as they romped home in 33.3 overs for the loss of one wicket during the ICC Women's World Cup Qualifier, 5th Super match at Nondescripts Cricket Club Ground, Colombo today.

  • S'pore rout Bangladesh

    Bangladesh national women's team suffered a 0-3 defeat to hosts Singapore in their first match of the Women's Development Tournament in Singapore yesterday.

  • Tigresses face India today

    The Bangladesh women's team will play their second Super Six match in the ICC World Cup qualifier against a formidable India team today at the Nondescript Cricket Club ground in Colombo.

  • Bangladesh outclass Ireland

    A superb effort from the bowlers and an accomplished chase by the batters leads the Bangladesh women's cricket team to a seven-wicket victory over Ireland in their first Super Six match of the ICC Women's World Cup Qualifier

  • Women’s team going to Singapore

    The Bangladesh women's football team will play a three-nation tournament in Singapore from February 16 to 18 as part of the under-16 team's preparation for September's AFC U-16 Women's Championship.

  • Tigresses walloped

    The Bangladesh women's team continued their poor batting displays as they lost their final group match of the ICC Women's World Cup Qualifier against their South African counterparts by six wickets at the P Sara Oval in Colombo yesterday.

  • Bangladesh beat Scotland by 7 wickets

    Bangladesh defeated Scotland by seven wickets in the ICC Women's World Cup Qualifier match at Colombo Cricket Club Ground today.

  • Shaila bowls left and right handed in the same over

    The 27-year-old Sharmin performed the miraculous act in Bangladesh women's game with Pakistan this morning.

  • Women suffer heavy defeat against Pakistan

    A day after a thumping victory against Papua New Guinea, Bangladesh women's team suffered a crushing defeat in their second ICC Women's World Cup Qualifier match at the P Sara Oval in Colombo today.

  • Tigresses off to winning start

    The Bangladesh women's team gets off to a winning start in their ICC Women's World Cup Qualifier campaign by defeated Papua New Guinea by 118 runs in the opener.

  • Bangladesh women's team won by seven wickets

    Tigresses primed for PNG in today's opener

    Bangladesh women's team captain Rumana Ahmed said that her team had tuned up well by beating Ireland in the warm-up game before today's ICC World Cup Qualifiers opening match against Papua New Guinea at the Colombo Cricket Club ground.

  • Match dates revealed for ICC Women's World Cup 2017

    The International Cricket Council (ICC) has today revealed the match dates for this summer’s ICC Women’s World Cup in England and Wales.

  • Swapna dazzles Japan

    The coach of the JFA Sakai Academy lauded Sirat Jahan Swapna, the striker of the Bangladesh Under-16 women's football team during the girls' tour to Japan where they participated in the J-Green Sakai Lady's Festival in Osaka.

  • 'Japan tour was a learning experience'

    Having played seven matches in the J-Green Sakai Lady's Festival in Japan, the coaches and the players of the Bangladesh U-16 women's football team seem to have gotten a good idea about how their opponents in the AFC U-16 Women's Championship might fare.

  • Stage set for ICC Women’s WC Qualifier 2017

    A chance to qualify for the ICC Women’s World Cup 2017, places in the next ICC Women’s Championship and ODI status for the next four-year cycle – there’s a lot at stake in the ICC Women’s World Cup Qualifier 2017 to be held in Colombo from 7-21 February.

  • Record-breaker Serena hails inspirational Venus

    Serena Williams clinched a record 23rd grand slam title at the Australian Open on Saturday but spent most of the immediate aftermath talking about her older sister Venus.

  • Mixed day for U-16 girls in Japan

    Bangladesh U-16 women's football team endured mixed fortunes on the opening day of the J-Green Sakai Lady's Football Festival in Osaka, Japan yesterday.