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Bangladesh Out Of World T20 PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 09 June 2009

Bangladesh's hopes of qualifying for the Super Eights of the ICC World Twenty20 were dashed when they suffered a six-wicket defeat to Ireland in their Group A do-or-die match at Trent Bridge, Nottingham on Monday.

Ireland, comprising of county cricketers, reached 138-4 with 10 balls to spare after Bangladesh could manage 137-8.

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Bangladesh Eye Another India Upset PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 06 June 2009

Bangladesh will look to repeat the success they enjoyed against India in the 2007 World Cup when the two sides lock horns in the ICC World Twenty20 at Trent Bridge, Nottingham on Saturday.

On that occasion the Tigers forced their mighty opponents into submission at the preliminary round of the showcase event in Trinidad. And the very nature of cricket's newest format suggests Bangladesh could spring another surprise as West Indies found out to their peril at the New Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg.

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BOA Finalises 140 Events For 2010 SA Games PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 02 June 2009

The Bangladesh Olympic Association (BOA) has finalised 140 events for the South Asian (SA) Games to be held in early 2010 in Bangladesh.

The 11th edition extravaganza has included highest number of disciplines 23 in this Games history with the inclusion of new disciplines golf, cricket and handball. The 2006 SA Games in Colombo had earlier seen the highest number of 20 disciplines.

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24 Players Picked For National Cricket Academy PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 01 June 2009

The Bangladesh Cricket Board on Monday picked 24 cricketers for the GP-BCB National Cricket Academy for the session of 2009-2010.

The selected players have been requested to report to academy head coach Sri Lankan Ruwan Kalpage and project operation officer M Shahidul Islam on June 5 at Academy House in Mirpur.

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Govt Exempts BFF From Paying VAT On Earnings PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 31 May 2009

The government has exempted the Bangladesh Football Federation from paying all value added tax (VAT) on their sponsorship earnings, said a BFF official on Sunday.

However, the football governing body would have to let the National Board of Revenue (NBR) know time to time about all their deals, sponsorship money they were getting as well as the amount of VAT-free money, said BFF general secretary Al Musabbir Sadi.

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BFF To Offer Scholarships To School Booters PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 30 May 2009

Bangladesh Football Federation president Kazi Salahuddin on Saturday announced that they were going to offer scholarships to the school footballers playing in the ongoing Citycell National School Football Championship.

"So far based on available information I know that the standard of the ongoing football championship is very good meaning there is no lack of talented footballers in the country although there was no school football in the last five to seven years.

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BFF Apologises For National Flag Issue PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 28 May 2009

The Bangladesh Football Federation on Wednesday expressed their sorrow over the issue of showing disrespect to the national flag during the opening ceremony of the Citycell National School Football Champions finals at the Bangabandhu National Stadium.

"To err is human and it happened unconsciously. We apologise for it," said BFF president Kazi Salahuddin after emerging from the BFF emergency committee meeting at BFF House.

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Tigers Play First Warm-Up Against Kiwis Tuesday PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 26 May 2009

With the captain and vice captain joining the rest of the group after nearly two months the spirit in the Tigers camp has gone up a notch.

Mohammad Ashraful and Masrafe Bin Mortaza flew into England last night and after a decent nap headed for training in the morning.

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Tigers Play First Warm-Up Against Kiwis Tuesday PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 26 May 2009

With the captain and vice captain joining the rest of the group after nearly two months the spirit in the Tigers camp has gone up a notch.

Mohammad Ashraful and Masrafe Bin Mortaza flew into England last night and after a decent nap headed for training in the morning.

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BCB To Propose 2011 CWC Matches At BNS PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 25 May 2009

The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) on Sunday decided to place a proposal to the sports minister on holding one or two matches of the 2011 ICC World Cup at the Bangabandhu National Stadium.

"A unanimous decision was taken at the meeting that the board will officially place a proposal to the state minister for youth and sports on holding a couple of the ICC World Cup matches at the BNS," BCB spokesman Jalal Younus told bdnews24.com after the meeting.

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Shooter Asif Finishes 54th In ISSF World Cup PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 24 May 2009

Commonwealth gold medallist shooter Asif Hossain was eliminated from the ISSF World Cup on Saturday after finishing 54th among 75 competitors in the qualifying round in Milan, Italy.

Asif scored 588 out of 600 in his favourite 10m air rifle event. Asif, who bagged gold in the same event in the SAFF Shooting November last, had a bad start scoring 94 with the first shot, but he gradually improved to score 97, 100, 100, 99 and 98 with the rest shots.

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Stylish Barca Deserve To Win Champions League, Says Messi PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 23 May 2009

Barcelona deserve to win the Champions League because of the stylish football they play, forward Lionel Messi said on Thursday.

"I know that many people who are not Barca fans admire the club for its brand of football," Messi told a news conference at the club's Nou Camp stadium ahead of Wednesday's final against Manchester United in Rome.

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Bangladesh Aim To Beat India In T20 WC PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 20 May 2009

Bangladesh are targeting to upset defending champions India in the ICC Twenty20 World Cup to be held in England next month.

"It's a Twenty20 game and that is the main concern, you can be knocked out at any stage, but realistically we should make the Super Eights. We are hoping to beat India first and not wait for the Ireland game," said Bangladesh's Australian coach Jamie Siddons during a media session at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium on Tuesday.

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School Football Finals Begin On May 25 PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 18 May 2009

The final round of the Citycell National School Football Champions will begin on May 25 in Dhaka with 18 zonal champions battling it out for supremacy.

Eighteen schools, split into four groups, will play in a round-robin league at the Bangabandhu National Stadium and Abahani ground and then each of the four group champions will advance to the semi-finals, tournament committee deputy chairman Sheikh Mohammad Aslam told reporters on Monday.

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Milan Would Consider Transfer Request From Ronaldinho PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 17 May 2009

AC Milan want Ronaldinho to stay but they would consider a transfer request if the Brazilian playmaker made one, coach Carlo Ancelotti said on Friday.

The 29-year-old has struggled since his move to Serie A from Barcelona in July and has only managed the bench recently, prompting media speculation he could move in the close season.

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Abahani Weighing Options Against Ashgabat PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 16 May 2009

Hosts Abahani are considering whether they should attack or defend when they face favourites FC Ashgabat of Turkmenistan in the AFC President's Cup on Saturday.

The match will start at 6:00pm at the Bangabandhu National Stadium with Bangladesh Television telecasting the Group B final match from the big bowl.

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Abahani Aiming At Winning Start Against SL Army PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 12 May 2009

B. League champions Abahani are aiming to make a winning start in the AFC President's Cup when the hosts take on Sri Lanka Army in the opening match of Group B at the Bangabandhu National Stadium on Tuesday.

Bangladesh Television will telecast the game live from the venue at 6:00pm.

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BCB Grants Amnesty To ICL Rebels PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 09 May 2009

The Bangladesh Cricket Board on Sunday followed in the footsteps of the Board of Control for Cricket in India after announcing a general amnesty to those Bangladeshi cricketers who joined the unapproved Indian Cricket League last year.

"The board has decided to allow Bangladeshi cricketers under contract with the Indian Cricket League to participate in domestic cricket subject to their termination of the contract with the ICL by 15 June 2009," BCB spokesman and media committee chairman Jalal Younus told reporters after emerging from the board meeting at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium.

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Brothers, Dhaka Sports In PCL Final PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 09 May 2009

Brothers Union and Dhaka Sports Club moved into the final of the Port City Twenty20 Cricket League on Saturday. The final will be held on Sunday.

Nafis Iqbal played a captain's knock of 70 not out to guide Brothers Union to a four-wicket win over Dada Warriors in the first semi-final at the MA Aziz Stadium while Ziaur Rahman struck a rapid 76 not out to steer Dhaka Sports Club to a three-wicket win over Chittagong Abahni at the same venue.

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2 Rookies Named In World Twenty20 PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 05 May 2009

Two uncapped players were included when the Bangladesh Cricket Board unveiled Monday a 15-strong squad to be led by Mohammad Ashraful for the World Twenty20 beginning on June 5 in England.

Shamsur Rahman is a 20-year-old batsman who has represented Bangladesh at the Under-19 level. He has one century and 10 fifties from 28 first-class matches and averages nearly 29.

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BFF Close To Hosting Int'l Tourney PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 03 May 2009

The Bangladesh Football Federation is confident of holding an international football tournament in November after getting a positive response from federations in other countries.

"I had some fruitful discussions with high-ups of different federations in Asia and they assured me that they would send teams whatever we prefer to invite," BFF president Kazi Salahuddin told reporters on Sunday.

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