Dhaka, Sept 19 (UNB)– Bangladesh Under-18 Men's Football team concluded their practice Thursday morning in Kathmandu ahead of the SAFF Under-18 Championship’2019 campaign against Sri Lanka on Saturday at APF Stadium.
In a pre-tournament press conference on Thursday in Kathmandu, Bangladesh Head Coach Andrew Peter Turner said, “We are prepared, we have 5 to 6 weeks preparation for the meet, our booters are physically and tactically fit. Now, they are ready to play, we are looking forward for the matches.”
Asking about the local weather, Bangladesh coach said, “local weather is different, but our players are enjoying it, we have practiced here for two days, our players are enjoying the humidity here.”
SAFF runners-up Bangladesh team put in the three-team Group B along with India and Sri Lanka while Group A comprises of defending champions and hosts Nepal, Maldives, Bhutan and Pakistan.
In the remaining group match, Bangladesh team will play their giant neighbor India on September 25.
Top two teams from each group will play in the semifinals on September 27 while the final match scheduled for September 29 at APF Stadium.
Earlier, a 30-member Bangladesh Under-18 Men's Football team, comprises of 23 booters and seven officials, reached the Nepalese capital Kathmandu on Wednesday morning to participate in the meet that will begin on Friday.
Bangladesh is going to participate for the third time in the SAFF U-18 Championships, which was previously known as SAFF U-19 Championship.
Bangladesh Squad: Md Mohiuddin, Mitul Marma, Shanto Kumer Ray, Yeasin Arafat, Uttam Chandra Roy, Sadekujaman Fahim, Md Emon Khan, Kazi Rahad Mia, Rakibul Islam, Tnabir Hossain, Md Ridoy, Fahim Morshed, Omar Faruq Mithu, Md Emon Ali, Md Sagor Hossain, Dipok Roy, Md Jamir Uddin, Foysal Ahmed Fahim, Samrat Ahmed, Naiyem Hossain, Nihat Jaman Ucchash, Maraz Hossain, Amir Khan Bappi.
Dhaka, Sept 19 (UNB)- Bangladesh’s premier archer Ruman Shana finished top in the men’s recurve singles in the ranking round of the Modhumoti Bank Bangladesh Cup Archery (Stage-3) at the Shaheed Ahsanullah Master Stadium in Tongi on Thursday.
Shana, a player of Bangladesh Ansar and VDP, scored 685 to finish top.
Mohammad Hakim Rubel and Mohammad Tamimul Islam of BKSP finished 2nd and 3rdin the ranking round of the men’s recurve singles scoring 659 and 647 respectively.
In the women’s recurve singles, Eti Khatun of Tirondaz Sangsad finished top scoring 532, Mehnaz AktarMonira of Dhaka Army Archery Club finished became 2nd scoring 63 while Beauty Roy of Tirondaz Sangsad finished 3rd scoring 626 in the day’s ranking round.
In the men’s compound singles, Sohel Rana of Dhaka Army Archery Club topped list scoring 689,Ashim Kumar Das and Siam Siddiqui of Tirondaz Sangsad finished 2nd and 3rd scoring 689 and 683 respectively.
In the women’s compound singles, BonnaAktar of Bangladesh Ansar clinched the top slot scoring 681,SusmitaBonik of Dhaka Army Archery Club finished 2nd scoring 680 while Shymoli Roy of Bangladesh Ansarbecame 3rd scoring 677.
In the recurve teams’ event, BKSP reached clinched top slot in the men’s recurve team scoring 1953, Dhaka Army Archery Club finished top in the women’s recurve team scoring 1792, while Dhaka Army Archery Club also clinched to slot in recurve mixed team event scoring 1260.
In the compound teams’ event, Tirondaz Sangsad top the men’s compound team scoring 2055, Bangladesh Ansar finished top slot in the women’s compound team scoring 2021 while Dhaka Army Archery Club finished top of the mixed team event scoring 1369.
The elimination round of the two-day meet will be held tomorrow (Friday) from 10 am at the same venue.
Managing Director and CEO of Modhumoti Bank Shafiul Azam will distribute prizes among the winners as chief guest on Friday.
Dhaka, Sept 19 (UNB)- Group A champions Brothers Union Club to play Group C runners-up Bashundhara Kings in the first quarter-final of the Walton Under-18 Football Tournament on Friday at the Bangabandhu National Stadium here.
The match will begin at 5 pm.
Brothers Union Club emerged Group A champion beating Muktijoddha Sangshad KC by 3-1 goals and Chattogram Abahani Ltd by 2-1 goals.
On the other hand, Bashundhara Kings crushed Dhaka Mohammedan SC by 3-0 goals after playing a goalless draw against Dhaka Abahnai Ltd last Saturday.
In the remaining quarter-final matches, Arambagh KS will play NoFel SC on Saturday, Dhaka Abahani to play Chattogram Abahani on Sunday and Saif SC to take on Sheikh Jamal DC on Monday.
The two semi-finals will be held on September 26 and 27 while final will commence on September 30.
Dhaka, Sept 19 (UNB) – Nineteen-year-old Bangladeshi all-rounder Aminul Islam, who made his debut in international cricket in the ongoing Tri-series on Wednesday, is uncertain for the next game of Bangladesh against Afghanistan on Saturday due to injury.
Sources from Chattogram confirmed that Aminul hurt his left hand during his first international game while fielding and he had to get three stitches on his hand which is likely to prevent him from playing the remainders of the series.
Before donning the national team jersey, Aminul appeared only in two Twenty20s and 19 List-A games.
Along with being a middle-order batsman, Aminul is also known as a potential leg-spinner and in fact, he was brought to the national team for his leg-spinning ability.
On the debut, Aminul took two wickets for 18 runs in his four overs, what was described as good as Mahmudullah Riyad who won the man of the match award in the match against Zimbabwe on Wednesday.
Dhaka, Sept 19 (UNB) - In the ongoing Tri-series T20I, Afghanistan will take on Zimbabwe at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chattogram on Friday.
The match will kick off at 6:30pm and Gtv will telecast it live.
With this clash, Hamilton Masakadza will retire from international cricket after a long career spanning 18 years.
Afghanistan won their first two games of the event and booked a place in the final which will be played between them and hosts Bangladesh on September 24 at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Dhaka.
Zimbabwe, on the other hand, lost all three games they played in the event so far.
In the first game against Bangladesh, they created a huge pressure on the hosts but failed to continue on that and lost the game by three wickets.
In their next two games, Zimbabwe endured defeats to Afghanistan and Bangladesh consecutively by 25 and 39 runs and found themselves out of the race of the final.
Despite this poor run, Zimbabwe will look to seal a win on Friday as this match will be remembered as the last international appearance for their captain Masakadza who announced that he will not continue playing international cricket after this series.
Since his debut, Masakadza played 71 out of 312 his international matches against Bangladesh and scored 2449 runs with four centuries and 22 wickets. At the same time, he played in Bangladesh domestic cricket for several List-A teams.
Masakadza appeared in 38 Tests, 209 ODIs and 65 T20Is till the date and scored 2223, 5658 and 1591 respectively, and with 9472 international runs, he is the third most run scorer for Zimbabwe after Flower-brothers- Andy Flower and Grant Flower.
After Masakadaza’s retirement, Sean Williams will be leading Zimbabwe in international cricket.