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BB Gold Cup: Philippines advance with Bangladesh to semis

  

PNS Desk: The Philippines smartly qualified for the semifinal of the 5th version of the six-nation Bangabandhu Gold Cup International Football Tournament eliminating hapless Laos 3-1 in their opening Group B match at Sylhet District Stadium here on Wednesday evening. After the day’s match, hosts Bangladesh also assured the semifinal berth from Group B at the coffin of Laos with one match to spare against stronger Philippines on Friday to decide the group champions. With the day’s...

Andrew Strauss steps down as ECB Director of Cricket

  

PNS Desk: Andrew Strauss has stepped down as Director of England Cricket in order to continue to support his wife Ruth, who is undergoing treatment for cancer.Strauss had originally stepped back from the day-to-day duties earlier this summer with Andy Flower, formerly England's Head Coach, taking over on an interim basis.However, with a World Cup and a home Ashes series next summer, Strauss feels that the role needs someone who can give full commitment to it which is not what he is...

SAFF U-18 Women’s Championship: Bangladesh eves top Group B table

  

PNS Desk: Bangladesh National Under-18 Women’s Team continued their good form from the first match as they outplayed Nepal by 2-1 goals in their second Group B match of SAFF U-18 Women’s Championship in Bhutan on Tuesday. The victory put the young girls in red and green on the top of group table with full six points. The match took place at Changlimithang Stadium in Thimphu where Bangladesh side showed terrific team effort from the beginning. Bangladesh and Nepal both have...

Bangladesh U-15 girls maiden SAFF Championship finals

  

Pns: The Bangladesh U-15 girls have kept their promise of attacking football and secured a 3-0 win against Bhutan in the maiden SAFF U-15 Championship 2017 in Kamalapur stadium in Dhaka on Tuesday.With this win, team Bangladesh have almost secured a place in the finals and their opponent will be decided after the India-Nepal face off later in the afternoon.With one step already in the final ground, the Bengal girls will lock horns against India on Thursday 11:30am to complete the...

Bangladesh to play 122 int’l matches in 4 years

  

Pns: Bangladesh will be playing 122 international matches across all formats in four-year cycle from 2019 to 2023 if the new proposed Future Tour Program (FTP) of ICC is approved.The proposed FTP will be presented for initial approval before the ICC’s chief executive committee in February, and once approved, it will be presented for final approval from the ICC board in June 2018.The new FTP has Test matches allocated to Bangladesh (35), Pakistan (28), New Zealand (28), Sri Lanka and...

Ashes : Hosts win by 120 runs, lead 2-0

  

Pns: Australia's Josh Hazlewood celebrates with team mates after taking the wicket of England's captain Joe Root during the fifth day of the second Ashes cricket test match in Adelaide Oval, Australia on Wednesday Reuters Holders England now face the prospect of losing the series in next week's third Test at Perth's WACA Ground where they have not won a Test since 1978Pacemen Mitchell Starc and Josh Hazlewood spearheaded Australia to a crushing 120-run win over England to open up a 2-0...

Russia banned from 2018 Winter Olympics

  

Pns: Russia has been banned from competing at next year’s Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang by the International Olympic Committee.But Russian athletes who can prove they are clean would be allowed to compete in South Korea under a neutral flag.It follows an investigation into allegations of state-sponsored doping at the 2014 Games hosted by Russia in Sochi."This should draw a line under this damaging episode," the IOC said.The decision has been widely condemned in Russia, with...

Sri Lanka eyes on ex-Bangladesh coach Hathurusingha

  

Pns: Sri Lanka is in talks to hire former Bangladesh head coach Chandika Hathurusingha to groom its national team for the 2019 Cricket World Cup, sources said on Wednesday.The 49-year-old Sri Lankan stepped down from the Bangladesh team earlier this month after a disastrous tour of South Africa.The sports minister openly admitted that he would like to see Hathurusingha become head coach and said: "I (would) certainly welcome Hathurusingha to prepare our team for the next World...

Gayle denies exposing himself to masseuse

  

Pns: Star West Indian cricketer Chris Gayle has denied exposing his genitals to a massage therapist, claiming an Australian media group set out to "destroy" him in a defamation action on Monday. The lurid accusations were made by Fairfax Media newspapers The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age and The Canberra Times in a series of stories in January last year. They claimed the all-rounder exposed himself to a female masseuse in a dressing room at the 2015 World Cup in Sydney and...

Barca roll on calmly amidst Catalan chaos

  

Pns: Barcelona dismissed another day of political chaos in Catalonia to continue on their merry way at the top of La Liga by beating Malaga 2-0 at the Camp Nou. Spanish Primer Minister Mariano Rajoy announced on Saturday that Madrid will move to dismiss Catalonia's separatist government and call fresh elections in the semi-autonomous region. In protest 450,000 independence supporters piled onto the streets of Barcelona to voice their anger. However, other than the usual...

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