Dhaka, Oct 3 (UNB) – Power Development Board (PDB) clinched the Biman Bangladesh National Men’s Beach Volleyball title beating Border Gurad Bangladesh (BGB) by 21-18, 21-11 points in the final at Sugonda points of Cox’s Bazar Sea Beach on Wednesday.
Bangladesh Ansar lifted the Women’s Beach Volleyball title beating Begum Anwar Sporting Club by 21-14, 21-19 points in the final at the same venue.
Bangladesh Ansar finished 3rd in the men’s section while Bangladesh Police became 3rd in the women’s section of the meet.
Deputy Office Secretary of the ruling Bangladesh Awami League Barrister Biplob Barua was the chief guest in the day’s final and later he distributed the prizes.
Chairman of the Cox’s Bazar Pourashava Mujibar Rahman, General Manager of Biman Bangladesh Airlines Shakil Meraj were also present at the closing function, chaired by President of Bangladesh Volleyball Federation M Atiqul Islam.
A total of 18 teams took part in the men’s and women’s group of the competition.
Dhaka, Oct 3 (UNB) – After washing out of the first match of their four-match T20I series, host Bangladesh conceded a 58-run loss against Pakistan in the second match at Sheikh Kamal International Cricket Stadium in Cox's Bazar on Wednesday.
Batting first after winning the toss, Pakistan posted 88 for 5 in the curtailed 14-over-aside match and restricted the host side at 30 for all in 12.5 overs where player of the match Anam Amin got three wickets conceding no runs in three overs for the winners.
Hosts Bangladesh was under the threat of making ever-lowest T20 total losing nine wickets for just 23 runs, but luckily escaped the bitter record scoring 30 for all in overs.
The ever-lowest T20 total was 25 runs made by Mozambique against Namibia in August this year.
Nida Dar [2/4], Nashra Sandhu [2/7] and Aiman Anwer [2/13] equally shared six wickets while Sana Mir [1/5] was another wicket taker to restrict Bangladesh’s all wickets on single digits.
Pakistan captain Javeria Khan top-scored 25 off 18 balls with two boundaries and one six while Nahida Khan added run-a-ball 18 with two boundaries. Muneeba Ali [10 off 17b; 1x4] and Aliya Riaz [10* off 12b; 1x4] were two other double digit scorers for winners.
Nahida Akter [2/19], Lata Mondal [1/13] and Jahanara Alam [1/13] were the wicket takers for Bangladesh.
Both sides will take on each other in the 3rd match at the same venue on Friday (October 05).
Earlier, the first match of the four-match Women’s T20 series between hosts Bangladesh and touring Pakistan was abandoned without a single ball being bowled due to wet outfield at the Sheikh Kamal International Cricket Stadium in Cox’s Bazar on Tuesday.
Dhaka, Oct 3 (UNB) – Hosts Bangladesh will play their giant neighbor India in the first semifinal of the eight-nation ACC U-19 Asia Cup Cricket on Thursday (Oct 4) at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Dhaka.
The match will kicks-off at 9 am.
Sri Lanka will face Afghanistan in the second semifinal on Friday (Oct 5) at the same venue, also at 9 am.
Bangladesh advanced to the semifinal of the U-19 Asia Cup as the Group B runners-up beating Hong Kong by five wickets and Pakistan by three wickets after conceding six-wicket defeat against Sri Lanka in the opener.
India smartly qualified for the semifinal as the Group A champions with all-win record beating Nepal by 171 runs, United Arab Emirates by 227 runs and Afghanistan by 51 runs in the group engagements.
Sri Lanka clinched Group B crown to reach the last four stages with all-win record beating Bangladesh by six wickets, Hong Kong by 10 wickets and made a passage for Bangladesh semifinal eliminating Pakistan by 23 runs in last group affairs.
Afghanistan managed a semifinal berth as the Group A runners-up beating UAE by five wickets, Nepal by three wickets and conceded a 51-run defeat against India.
Dubai, Oct 3 (AP/UNB) — The International Cricket Council says it is investigating "serious" allegations of corruption in Sri Lanka.
ICC anti-corruption unit general manager Alex Marshall said in a statement Wednesday that the inquiries are continuing "so it would not be appropriate to comment further."
"But I can confirm that we have, at their request, provided a detailed briefing to the Sri Lankan president, prime minister and sports minister."
Marshall said the investigations do not involve a pending five-match one-day series, one Twenty20 match and a one-off test between England and Sri Lanka.
The one-day series begins Oct. 10 in Dambula, but the teams will play a two-day tour match on Friday and Saturday in Colombo.
"I'd like to make it clear that these investigations have been underway for a considerable time and do not relate to the series about to start in Sri Lanka," Marshall said. "However, I will take the opportunity to brief both the teams over the coming days to ensure they remain alert to the risks from would be corruptors."
Dhaka, Oct 3 (AP/UNB) -Real Madrid is having trouble scoring with Cristiano Ronaldo no longer on the team. His new club, Juventus, did just fine without him on Tuesday.
For the first time in more than a decade, Madrid has gone three straight games without a goal after losing 1-0 at CSKA Moscow in an early setback to the Spanish club's title defense in the Champions League.
Madrid is running into some problems in the post-Ronaldo era, having won only two of its last six games in all competitions. They arrived at Luzhniki stadium — where Spain lost to Russia in the last 16 of the World Cup — having also failed to score in its last two Spanish league games.
Not since January 2007 has Madrid gone scoreless in three consecutive games.
Ronaldo, who joined Juventus from Madrid in a deal worth 112 million euros ($131.5 million) this offseason, was missing for the Italian champions for their match against Young Boys after his sending-off against Valencia in the opening round of group play.
Paulo Dybala stepped up in the Portuguese star's absence by scoring a hat trick in a 3-0 win to put Juventus top of its group.
Another of Ronaldo's former clubs is struggling, too. Manchester United's bus got stuck in traffic — leading to a delayed kickoff against Valencia — and the team never got going on the field either in a dull 0-0 draw at Old Trafford.
The stalemate comes after a week when United lost at home to second-tier opposition in an English League Cup game and to West Ham in the Premier League.
CSKA's winning goal against Madrid came after 65 seconds, but it wasn't the quickest strike of the night. Hoffenheim scored even earlier — after 44 seconds, to be precise — against Manchester City, which fought back to win 2-1 and revive its Champions League challenge after opening with a loss.
Madrid and Man City, two of the main contenders for the top prize in European club soccer, were handed early wake-up calls and only one managed to react.
Nikola Vlasic intercepted a stray pass from Madrid midfielder Toni Kroos to score what proved to be the winner for CSKA. Madrid struck the goal frame on three occasions but couldn't find an equalizer on a night the titleholders were without the rested Sergio Ramos, the injured Gareth Bale (thigh) and Marcelo (calf), and also Francisco "Isco" Alarcon after he underwent surgery for appendicitis last week.
With Roma beating Viktoria Plzen 5-0 on the back of Edin Dzeko's hat trick in the other game in Group G, CSKA is the surprise leader on four points ahead of Madrid and Roma on three each.
The pressure was on City after its 2-1 home loss to Lyon in the opening round of Group F and it got worse for the English champions when Ishak Belfodil scored inside the first minute for Hoffenheim.
City hit back quickly through Sergio Aguero's equalizer but left it late for the winner, David Silva showing speed of thought to pounce on a loose ball ahead of defender Stefan Posch and shoot home low in the 87th.
Lyon recovered from two goals down to draw 2-2 against Shakhtar Donetsk at home, but no one was there to see it.
As a punishment for the crowd disorder and racism that marred their run in the Europa League last season, Lyon was playing its opening home game in the group stage in an empty Groupama Stadium.
Lyon leads on four points, one more than City.
After its city rival left it late, Manchester United turned up late. Coach Jose Mourinho said police refused to give the team bus an escort from its hotel to Old Trafford for its match against Valencia.
"We left the hotel at 6 o'clock, hopeful that 30 minutes would be enough, which it normally is," Mourinho said. "The police refused to do an escort so we came by ourselves. It took 75 minutes."
Heavy traffic was the earlier official reason given by UEFA, meaning kickoff was put back by five minutes.
A late rally on the field failed to yield a goal that would have secured a second straight win for United in Group H and it proved to be another frustrating night for Mourinho, who is under some pressure after United's underwhelming start to the season. United is in second place on four points, two behind Juventus which heads to Old Trafford for the teams' third match in three weeks.
Dybala scored in the fifth, 33rd and 69th minutes against Young Boys. Ronaldo was watching from the stands after getting his first red card in the competition in the previous round.
Bayern Munich extended its winless run to three games in all competitions by drawing 1-1 at home to Ajax.
Noussair Mazraoui scored for Ajax after Mats Hummels headed Bayern into an early lead, and the German side was fortunate to secure a point after Lasse Schone rattled the crossbar in injury time.
Bayern's poor run has come after the team won its first seven games of the season across all competitions.
Bayern and Ajax have four points. Benfica is one behind after beating AEK Athens 3-2.