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Zimbabwe to bat first against Bangladesh

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MNA Sports Desk: Visiting Zimbabwe captain Hamilton Masakadza has won the toss and decided to bat first in the first Test against Bangladesh at the picturesque Sylhet International Stadium, which is hosting its first five-day game, reported news agency. Hosts are looking to boost their Test record in the two-match series against Zimbabwe despite missing big names Shakib Al Hasan and Tamim Iqbal. Bangladesh XI: 1 Liton Das, 2 Imrul Kayes, 3 Nazmul Hossain Shanto, 4 Mominul Haque, 5 Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), 6 Mahmudullah (capt), 7 Ariful Haque, 8 Mehidy Hasan Miraz, 9 Taijul Islam, 10 Nazmul Islam, 11 Abu ...

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Bangladesh beat India to reach SAFF U-15 final

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MNA Sports Desk: Bangladesh on Thursday beat neighbours India 4-2 on penalties to reach the final of the six-nation SAFF U-15 Championship, reported news agency. India had taken an early lead in the 17th minute when Patre Harsh Shailesh scored from about 35 yards. Bangladesh were looking all set to for an exit, but the tournament’s leading scorer Nihad Jaman Ucchash scored the equaliser in the third minute of the stoppage time from a penalty. It was his fifth strike of the tournament. In Saturday’s final, Bangladesh will play the winners of Pakistan and Nepal, who play the second semifinal ...

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Neymar could face up to 6 yrs jail term

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MNA Sports Desk: A Spanish magistrate leading an investigation into alleged irregularities in Neymar’s move to Barcelona in 2013 said Wednesday the Brazilian superstar could face up to six years in prison. “The term imposed, in principle, could be between four and six years,” said a decree issued by judge Jose Maria Vazquez Honrubia, reported news agency. Neymar, his parents, Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu and his predecessor Sandro Rosell are all awaiting the trial over alleged corruption concerning Neymar’s move to the Spanish La Liga giants in 2013. However, the Brazilian international forward is now with Paris Saint-Germain in ...

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Tigers to get Mustafizur boost in Test series

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MNA Sports Desk: Mustafizur Rahman is fit as scans has cleared any injury concern of him before the first Test against visiting Zimbabwe scheduled to be held on Saturday at Sylhet International Cricket Stadium in Sylhet. The cutter master Mustafizur, who sustained an elbow injury during the first ODI against Zimbabwe in the just-concluded three-match ODI series, eventually rested in the third match, reported news agency. Bangladesh Cricket Board chief physician Debashish Chowdhury informed the press on Tuesday that there was nothing serious in his scan report and hoped that he would able to play in the first Test. Mustafizur, ...

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Sania, Shoaib blessed with baby boy

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MNA Sports Desk: Tennis star Sania Mirza and her Pakistani cricketer husband Shoaib Malik were blessed with a baby boy on Tuesday. Sania delivered the child early Tuesday morning, here and both mother and child were well. Shoaib tweeted: “Excited to announce: Its a boy, and my girl is doing great and keeping strong as usual #Alhumdulilah. Thank you for the wishes and Duas, we are humbled #BabyMirzaMalik.” Sania married Malik in a traditional Hyderabadi Muslim wedding ceremony on 12 April, 2010. Mirza, who took a break to have her baby, is aiming to be back on the court for ...

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Ashraful joins Chittagong Vikings as draft opens

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MNA Sports Desk: Mohammad Ashraful, who qualified to play in the BPL in August this year after serving a five-year match-fixing-related ban, was picked up by Chittagong Vikings for the upcoming edition of the Bangladesh Premier League as the draft process kicked off on Sunday. Khulna Titans Mahmudullah, Ariful Haque, Nazmul Hossain Shanto, Carlos Brathwaite, Dawid Malan, Ali Khan, Jahurul Islam, Shariful Islam, Taijul Islam, Al-Amin, Zahir Khan, Sherfane Rutherford, Subashis Roy, Junaid Siddique, Tanvir Islam Mahidul Islam Ankan, Lasith Malinga, Yasir Shah, Brendan Taylor Rajshahi Kings Mominul Haque, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Mustafizur Rahman, Zakir Hasan, Qais Ahmed, Christiaan Jonker, ...

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Tigers reach SAFF U-15 semifinal

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MNA Sports Desk: Bangladesh reached the semifinal of the six-nation SAFF U-15 Championship with one match to spare eliminating the Maldives by huge 9-0 goals in their first appearance at ANFA Complex in Lalitpur of Nepal on Saturday.With the day’s humiliation, the Maldives eliminated from the meet with two successive defeats including 0-4 goals against hosts Nepal last Thursday. With the day’s well merited victory, Bangladesh team dominated Group A table securing full three points from the first match with better goal margin of 9-0. Nepal, which also assured the semifinal berth from the group, followed Bangladesh neck and neck ...

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Imrul, Soumya centuries clinch 3-0 sweep

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MNA Sports Desk: Tigers beat visiting Zimbabwe by seven wickets in the third ODI to complete 3-0 sweep in the three-match series held on Friday at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium. A 220-run strong second wicket stand between Soumya Sarkar and Imrul Kayes helped Bangladesh to secure the victory. The left handed batsman Soumya hit nine boundaries and six over boundaries in glittering 117-run knock in his comeback match and Imrul giving him support to Soumya also completed his fourth ODI hundred as Bangladesh easily chase down the target in 42.1 overs with seven wickets in hand. Brief score: Zimbabwe innings ...

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Bangladesh beat Zimbabwe by 7 wickets

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MNA Sports Desk: Spirited Bangladesh won by 7 wickets against visiting Zimbabwe in the second ODI of the three-match series at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium on Wednesday. Earlier Zimbabwe post a decent total of 246 for 7 from their allotted 50 overs, reported news agency. Mohammad Mithun hit a six off Cephas Zhuwao to take Bangladesh to 250 for 3 in 44.1 overs for the win in reply to Zimbabwe’s 246/7 in 50 overs. Bangladesh inning was spurred by two half centuries by openers Imrul Kayes [90] and Liton Kumar Das [83] alongside their opening pair stand of 148 off ...

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2nd ODI: Tigers opt to bowl first

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MNA Sports Desk: Bangladesh have won the toss and elected to bowl first against visiting Zimbabwe in the second ODI of the three-match series at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chattogram on Wednesday. The Tigers are taking the ground aiming to clinch the series title having a 28-run victory in the first match in Dhaka while Zimbabwe to survive the series. Bangladesh XI: Liton Kumar Das, Imrul Kayes, Fazle Mahmud Rabbi, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mohammad Mithun, Mahmudullah Riyad, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Mohammad Saifuddin, Mashrafe Bin Mortaza (captain), Nazmul Islam and Mustafizur Rahman. Zimbabwe XI: Hamilton Masakadza (captain), Cephas Zhuwao, Brendan Taylor, ...

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Shakib seeks NOC for UAE T20 League

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MNA Sports Desk: Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) is yet to reach any decision regarding the participation of all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan in the upcoming UAE T20X League – a franchise-based T20 event – scheduled to be held between December 19 and January 11. Shakib, who is undergoing a rehabilitation program for his injured finger and remaining out of tournaments including the ongoing series against Zimbabwe, applied for a No-Objection Certificate (NOC) to BCB, reported news agency. BCB media committee chairman Jalal Yunus confirmed the matter to the press saying that the board is yet to take any decision in this ...

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Bangladesh secure win against Zimbabwe

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MNA Sports Desk: Bangladesh beat Zimbabwe by 28 runs in the first ODI of a three-match series at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Mirpur on Sunday. Bangladesh post 272 runs target to win after 50 over against visiting Zimbabwe. Opener Imrul Kayes scored a century as he helped Bangladesh to recover after an unsteady start. Imrul Kayes’ career-best 144 hauled Bangladesh back from 139 for 6 in the 30th over to 271 for 8. A bulk of the recovery was courtesy a 127-run seventh-wicket stand – a Bangladesh record – with Mohammad Saifuddin. Imrul struck 13 fours and six sixes ...

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Bangladesh win the toss, opt to bat first

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MNA Sports Desk: Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Bin Mortaza has won the toss and decided to bat first against Zimbabwe in the first ODI, reported news agency. The match kicks off at 2:30pm at Mirpur Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Dhaka Sunday. After a long wait, Fazle Rabbi begins his maiden international cap through this match. Squads: Bangladesh- Liton Das, Imrul Kayes, Fazle Rabbi, Mushfiqur Rahim (WK), Mohammad Mithun, Mahmudullah, Mehedi Hasan Miraz, Saifuddin, Mashrafe bin Mortaza (C), Nazmul Islam and Mustafizur Rahman. Zimbabwe- Hamilton Masakadza (C), Cephas Zhuwao, Craig Ervine, Brendan Taylor (WK), Sean Williams, Peter Moor, Sikandar Raza, Donald ...

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Bangladesh eye win against Zimbabwe

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MNA Sports Desk: Host Bangladesh will face off Zimbabwe in the first ODI of the three-match series scheduled to be held today at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium at Mirpur in Dhaka, repots news agency. The match kicks off at 2.30 pm. The Tigers will go to the field in the first match missing the service of their two key players Shakib AL Hasan and Tamim Iqbal. Bangladesh Squads (probable) Liton Das, Nazmul Hossain Shanto, Imrul Kayes, Mushfiqur Rahim (wicket keeper), Mohammad Mithun, Mahmudullah, Fazle Mahmud, Mehidy Hasan, Mashrafe Mortaza, Rubel Hossain and Mustafizur Rahman. Zimbabwe Squads (probable) Hamilton Masakadza, Solomon ...

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Barca not considering swoop for Neymar, says vice-president

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MNA Sports Desk: Barcelona have no plans to re-sign Neymar from Paris St Germain, the club’s vice-president Jordi Cardoner said on Friday, knocking down media reports the La Liga champions were ready to tempt the Brazilian forward back to the Nou Camp. Neymar won two La Liga titles and the 2015 Champions League in four years with Barca and formed a lethal partnership with Luis Suarez and Lionel Messi, departing in July 2017 after the Paris giants exercised his release clause. “No-one on the Barca board has talked about the possibility of bringing back Neymar, right now we can’t give ...

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Morgan, Rashid shine as England beat Sri Lanka

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MNA Sports Desk: Captain Eoin Morgan smashed his second half-century in two games and Adil Rashid took four wickets to help England crush Sri Lanka by seven wickets in the rain-marred third one-day international on Wednesday. Chasing 151 in 21 overs after persistent rain had shortened the match, the visitors rode on Morgan’s unbeaten 58, including seven fours, to reach 153-3 with 15 balls to spare. Jason Roy (41) and Ben Stokes (35 not out) gave Morgan valuable support as England took a 2-0 lead in the five-match series after the opening game was washed out. Earlier, Adil Rashid produced ...

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Cricket WC trophy to arrive Wednesday

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MNA Sports Desk: The cricket World Cup trophy is set to land in Bangladesh tomorrow morning for a four-day visit, reported news agency. Fans in Dhaka, Sylhet and Chittagong will get the opportunity to see the trophy in their respective cities before it leaves Bangladesh Sunday. The World Cup 2019, ICC’s showpiece 50-over event, will be held in England and Wales from May 30 to July 14. The trophy began its journey from the International Cricket Council headquarters in Dubai on August 27 this year and is travelling across five continents, 21 countries and over 60 cities. It is the ...

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ICC charges Jayasuriya in anti-graft probe

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MNA Sports Desk: Sanath Jayasuriya has been charged for not cooperating with a match-fixing probe and concealing information, the International Cricket Council said Monday. “The International Cricket Council (ICC) has charged Jayasuriya on two counts of breaching the ICC Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU) and have given him 14 days to respond,” the ICC said in a statement. Jayasuriya, 49, was reportedly asked to cooperate with an inquiry from ACU chief Alex Marshall who visited Sri Lanka last month, reported news agency. “The charges include failure or refusal, without compelling justification, to cooperate with any investigation carried out by the ACU, including ...

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Shakib returns home after finger treatment

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MNA Sports Desk: Shakib Al Hasan returned home after a successful treatment of his left little finger injury in a Melbourne Hospital, Australia. Shakib said his finger infection was almost cured and expected to play cricket within a month or two, subject to gaining strength in his injured finger, reported news agency. Surgery will not requires in his finger if he does not feel any further pain during playing the match or after the match as his reports of the medical tests were said to come satisfactory. Shakib was discharged from a hospital in Melbourne on Friday afternoon after being ...

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Schumacher’s son wins European F3 title

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MNA Sports Desk: Mick Schumacher, the teenage son of stricken Formula One legend Michael Schumacher, was crowned 2018 Formula Three European champion on Saturday to claim the first key title of his career, reported news agency. With one race left this season, the 19-year-old Schumacher finished second in the day’s second race at Germany’s Hockenheim circuit to leave him with an unassailable lead in the drivers’ championship. Before Sunday’s final race, Schumacher had 347 points, 51 ahead of Britain’s Daniel Ticktum, who was second in the table and the only driver who could have caught the German. Schumacher had finished ...

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Palestine win Bangabandhu Gold Cup

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MNA Sports Desk: Palestine for the first time clinched the title of Bangabandhu Gold Cup International Football Tournament defeating Tajikistan, reported news agency. The only goal came through a penalty shootout after a goalless play in the stipulated and extra time at Bangabandhu National Stadium on Friday. Palestine reached the final eliminating hosts Bangladesh by 2-0 goals in the hard fought second semifinal at the Birshrestha Ruhul Amin Stadium in Cox’s Bazar while Tajikistan made final berth eliminating the Philippines also by 2-0 goals in the first semifinal at the same venue. In the group stage, both Palestine and Philippines ...

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Bangladesh exit from Bangabandhu Gold Cup

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MNA Sports Desk: Bangladesh’s hope of playing final of the prestigious Bangabandhu International Gold Cup Football tournament vanished into blue as they suffered a 2-0 goal defeat to strong Palestine in their second semifinal held on Wednesday at Birshreshtha Ruhul Amin Stadium here, reported news agency. With the win Palestine confirmed their final spot and they will meet first semi-final winners Tajikistan in the title deciding battle scheduled to be held on Friday at country’s premier venue Bangabandhu National Stadium in the capital. In the day’s match, Mohammed Balah opened an account for Palestine early in the 8th minute while ...

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Women’s World T20 team announced

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MNA Sports Desk: The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) on Tuesday announced a 15-member final squad of Bangladesh for the ICC Women’s World T20 beginning in West Indies on November 9. Bangladesh will play hosts West Indies in one of the three opening day matches, reported news agency. Bangladesh squad: Salma Khatun, Rumana Ahmed, Jahanara Alam, Fargana Haque, Khadija Tul Kubra, Fahima Khatun, Ayesha Rahman, Shamima Sultana, Nahida Akter, Panna Ghosh, Ritu Moni, Sanjida Islam, Nigar Sultana, Lata Mondol and Sharmin Akter Supta. Besides, four more cricketers are in the standby lists. They are Sharmin Sultana, Surya Azmin, Shaila Sharmin and ...

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3 Hong Kong cricketers face ICC corruption charges

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MNA Sports Desk: Hong Kong’s left-arm spinner Nadeem Ahmed and seam-bowling all-rounders Haseeb Amjad and Irfan Ahmed have been provisionally suspended for breaching the Anti Corruption Code for a total of 19 counts, the ICC said in a statement on Monday. Nine charges have been levelled against Irfan and five each against Nadeem and Haseeb. The allegations relate to “fixing or contriving or otherwise influencing improperly, or being a party to an effort to fix or contrive or otherwise influence improperly, the result, progress, conduct” of matches” and the “failure to disclose full details of any approaches or invitations received ...

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Bangladesh clinch SAFF U-18 Women’s Championship title

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MNA Sports Desk: The Bangladesh U-18 national women’s football team made the nation proud as they won coveted title of maiden SAFF U-18 Women’s Championship beating Nepal by 1-0 goal in the final held on Sunday at Changlimithang Stadium in Thimphu, Bhutan. After the barren first half, Musura Parvin finally broke the deadlock scoring the all-important goal in the 49th minute and Bangladesh maintained their lead till the final whistle of the match. After conceding the goal, Nepal however tried to stage a fight back in the remaining proceeding but failed to restore the parity. Earlier on the day, India ...

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Shakib fears finger will never recover 100pc

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MNA Sports Desk: Shakib Al Hasan fears his finger will never fully recover from an infection despite a planned second surgery in Australia, reported news agency. Shakib underwent an emergency operation on his finger on 27 September in Dhaka after it became affected by a bacterial infection while he was playing in the Asia Cup in the United Arab Emirates. Physicians cleared a large amount of pus from his infected finger and advised him to undergo a second surgery once the infection has cleared. “The main point is how I can cure the infection because my finger will never get ...

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Pakistan’s Shehzad gets four-month ban

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MNA Sports Desk: Pakistani batsman Ahmed Shehzad has been banned for four months over a failed drug test, authorities said Friday, after he pleaded guilty to violating anti-doping rules. The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) punished the 26-year-old after he tested positive for a “prohibited substance” during the domestic Pakistan Cup earlier this year. Shehzad “has been banned for four months effective from 10th July 2018… for violating the board’s anti-doping rules”, the PCB said in a statement. He “accepts that he has committed the violations of the PCB rules, but had no intent to cheat or enhance his performance”, it ...

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