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  • Tamim tones down aggression to guide hosts

    Tamim tones down aggression to guide hosts

    A relaxed Tamim reached his slowest Test fifty, off 169 balls with the help of four boundariesMore often than not, substance over style is the key to success not just in cricket but in every facet of life. Bangladesh opener Tamim Iqbal must have learned the proverb by heart as his workmanlike 250-ball 74 steered his side to 193 runs for the loss of three wickets following the conclusion of the opening day’s play of the second Test against Zimbabwe at Sheikh Abu Naser Stadium.

  • Chigumbura pleased with bowling effort

    The visitors started off the day on a bright note with Chigumbura dismissing Shamsur Rahman earlyThe hosts might have lost just three wickets on day one, but Zimbabwe’s Elton Chigumbura believes the second Test is still balanced as they did not let Bangladesh score enough runs.

    “I think it was an even day. Us getting three wickets, not letting Bangladesh score more than 200, so it was a good day for us and for Bangladesh side, they lost only three wickets, I am sure they are happy about it. I know they would have wanted more runs,” said Chigumbura yesterday.

  • Bat as long possible and score may be 400-450, says Mahmudullah

    Bat as long possible and score may be 400-450, says Mahmudullah

    The slow batting might have bored the crowd in the stadiumBangladesh batsmen are often criticised for gifting away their wickets and are said to lack the mindset and patience needed to bat in Test cricket. However, the picture was a rare one on the first day of the second Test against Zimbabwe in Khulna as the hosts posted 193 runs with seven wickets intact.

    The day’s run-rate – 2.24 – pretty much explains how Bangladesh batted as the batsmen carefully selected their shots and hardly chased or made contact between the bat and ball unnecessarily.

  • Siddik to take part in Panasonic Indian Open

    • Golf
    • November 03, 2014

    Siddik will be facing a tough time as local rising star Rashid Khan is expected to stand in the way of the former’s title aspirationsPremier Bangladesh golfer Siddikur Rahman will tee-off in the Panasonic Indian Open at Delhi Golf Club this Thursday. Another Bangladeshi golfer Jamal Hossain Mollah will also participate in the $300,000 event that is sanctioned by Asian Tour and PGTI.

    Siddik will be facing a tough time as local rising star Rashid Khan is expected to stand in the way of the former’s title aspirations. Rashid defeated Siddik in the play-off of the Sail-SBI Open last March.

  • BD U12s gearing up for Supermokh Cup

    Bangladesh Under-12 football team will take part in the Supermokh Cup U-12 Football scheduled to be held from December 1-7 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

    Bangladesh Football Federation (BFF) will draft the squad for the U-12 tournament from a nationwide U-13 talent hunt programme and a football festival jointly organised by Sonali Otit Club and football’s governing body in the country. The football festival will be held at BFF’s artificial turf on November 9 and 10.

  • BFF aims for Tk10m

    After receiving the green signal from the Finance Ministry in the early last month, BFF handed the rest of the work to J K InternationalBangladesh Football Federation (BFF), with an intention of raising fund to develop football, aims to earn at least Tk10m from their lottery programme – BFF National Lottery 2014.

    After receiving the green signal from the Finance Ministry in the early last month, BFF handed the rest of the work to J K International.

  • German giants and Real close to qualification

    The main interest in that group appears to be who finishes secondThe three teams with 100 percent records in this season’s Champions League can secure their places in the knockout stage this week with two games to spare.

    German heavyweights Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund — who contested the 2013 final — plus holders Real Madrid have all been in imperious form in the competition and will be confident of making it four wins from four games as they take on opponents they beat away from home a fortnight ago.

  • SC confirms death for Kamaruzzaman

    SC confirms death for Kamaruzzaman

    The key organiser of al-Badr force to die for mass killing, rape at Sohagpur villageThe Supreme Court’s final verdict in war criminal Muhammad Kamaruzzaman’s appeal case has come as an overwhelming decision for the victims and justice seekers of the 1971 Liberation War as the apex court yesterday upheld a war tribunal’s death sentence to the key organiser of infamous killing squad al-Badr.

  • Mustafi brace sees Valencia go second

    Sevilla had earlier missed the chance to take top spot after a first-half A second-half double from defender Shkodran Mustafi sealed a 3-1 victory for Valencia at derby rivals Villarreal that put them on the shoulders of La Liga leaders Real Madrid on Sunday.

    Sevilla had earlier missed the chance to take top spot after a first-half Aritz Aduriz volley condemned them to a 1-0 defeat at Athletic Bilbao.

    It was not a pretty performance from Valencia but they were determined in defence and Mustafi also showed his threat in attack as Nuno Espirito Santo’s side moved into second place, a point off Real, with 23 points from 10 games.

  • Blackout probe committee to visit Bheramara sub-station today

    The investigation committee was formed to probe the massive blackout that switched the country off on SaturdayThe investigation committee charged with determining the factors that caused Saturday’s countrywide power failure will visit Bheramara HVDC grid sub-station today, sources said. Some officials believe the site is crucial to explaining the unexpected grid failure.

    “We will visit the High Voltage Direct Current grid sub-station at Bheramara in Kushtia and collect data on the incidents of last Saturday,” Dhaka Power Distribution Company (DPDC) Managing Director Nazrul Hasan, also an investigation committee member, told the Dhaka Tribune yesterday.

  • DPL to begin on Nov 11, finally

    All the participating clubs have already begun their training campsAfter several postponements, the country’s most prestigious fifty-over tournament, the Dhaka Premier Division Cricket League (DPL), is finally set to kick off its 2014-15 season from November 11, the Cricket Committee of Dhaka Metropolis informed last Sunday. According to the
    previous among many schedules,
    the DPL was slated for a November 5 start.

    Defending champions Legends of Rupganj, previously known as Gazi Tank Cricketers, will face Old DOHS in their first game at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium.

  • Sohagpur widows now want to see execution

    In 1971, eight members of Jaritan’s family, including her husband and son, were gunned down“I could not have died before I saw my husband and son’s killers hanged. Today, the death sentence for Kamaruzzaman removed a heavy burden from my heart,” said Jatiran Bewa, wife of martyr Khejur Ali, who was killed in the infamous Sohagpur genocide.

    In 1971, eight members of Jaritan’s family, including her husband and son, were gunned down.

  • Confusion remains over scope of review

    As per law, the verdict must be expected within 21-28 days after pronouncementDebate surfaces again whether there is any scope for filing a review petition against the Supreme Court verdict that yesterday upheld the war crimes tribunal’s death sentence handed down to Jamaat-e-Islami leader Kamaruzzaman.

    After the verdict was delivered, the defence said it would file a review petition after getting the full copy of the judgement. On the other hand, Law Minister Anisul Huq said there was no scope of review since the petition for filing a review had been cancelled in the case of executed war criminal Quader Molla.

  • Holy Ashura today

    The day is a public holidayThe holy Ashura, commemorating the martyrdom of Hazrat Imam Hussain (RA), will be observed in the country today with due religious fervour and solemnity.

    On this day in 61 Hijri, Hazrat Imam, the grandson of Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (PBUH), along with his family members and 72 followers embraced martyrdom in the hands of soldiers of Yazid at Karbala desert for the supremacy of justice and righteousness.

    The day is a public holiday.

  • Delhi responds to Dhaka’s queries on Bardhaman blast

    After the meeting, Pankaj declined to talk when approached by reportersNew Delhi has responded to the queries made by Dhaka over the blast in Bardhaman that shocked the Indian administration over alleged links of Indian politicians with anti-Bangladesh activities.

    “We asked them for information, and they responded,” Foreign Secretary M Shahidul Haque told the Dhaka Tribune. “They shared some information with us. The whole matter is unclear to them as well.”

  • Egypt journalists defy editors on freedoms

    ‘Fighting terrorism was both a duty and an honor but has nothing to do with the “voluntary surrender” of the freedom of expression as outlined in the editors’ Oct 26 declaration’Several hundred Egyptian journalists have rejected a recent policy declaration by newspaper editors pledging near-blind support to the state and banning criticism of the police, army and judiciary in their publications, arguing that the move was designed to create a one-voiced media.

    In a statement posted Sunday on social media networks, the journalists said fighting terrorism was both a duty and an honor but has nothing to do with the “voluntary surrender” of the freedom of expression as outlined in the editors’ Oct. 26 declaration.

  • 23 public holidays in 2015

    The approval was given in a regular meeting of the cabinet at Bangladesh Secretariat with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in the chairThe cabinet yesterday approved 23 public holidays for the year 2015.

    The approval was given in a regular meeting of the cabinet at Bangladesh Secretariat with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in the chair.

    Out of those public holidays, 15 days will be general public holidays on the occasion of various national days and religious functions of different communities. The remaining eight public holidays will be observed through the executive order.

  • IS claims second Syrian gas field

    The hardline Sunni Islamist group posted 18 photos on social media showing the Islamic State flag raised in the Jahar gas field as well as seized vehicles and weaponryIslamic State fighters in Syria said on Monday they had taken control of a gas field in the central province of Homs, the second gas field seized in a week after battles with government forces.

    The hardline Sunni Islamist group posted 18 photos on social media showing the Islamic State flag raised in the Jahar gas field as well as seized vehicles and weaponry, according to the SITE jihadist website monitoring service.

    Reuters could not independently confirm the events due to security restrictions.

  • Pakistan spank sorry Australia for series win

    Pakistan spank sorry Australia for series win

    The win also saw them leapfrog England, Sri Lanka and India to rise to number three in Test rankings, behind South Africa and AustraliaA defiant Steve Smith tried to delay the inevitable before Pakistan crushed Australia by 356 runs in the second and final Test to complete a 2-0 series victory in Abu Dhabi on Monday.

    Having set the visitors an improbable 603-run victory target, Pakistan claimed the remaining six wickets in a little over a session on the final day to secure their first Test series victory against Australia in 20 years.

    The win also saw them leapfrog England, Sri Lanka and India to rise to number three in Test rankings, behind South Africa and Australia.

  • Lippi retires from coaching, Cannavaro to replace him

    Lippi retires from coaching, Cannavaro to replace him

    He went on to win five Serie A crowns during two separate stints with Juventus and secured a Champions League triumph with the club in 1996World Cup-winning coach Marcello Lippi has signalled an end to his stellar managerial career after the Italian guided Guangzhou Evergrande to their fourth successive Chinese Super League title on Sunday.

    The 66-year-old’s Chinese adventure was the final chapter in a remarkable coaching career that began with a host of managerial roles at lower league Italian clubs in the 1980s.

    He went on to win five Serie A crowns during two separate stints with Juventus and secured a Champions League triumph with the club in 1996.

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