Bangladesh Navy clinched the Bangabandhu Under-23 (3 on 3) Basketball title beating Josephites Club by 14-12 points in the final at the Dhanmondi Wooden floor gymnasium on Saturday.
Earlier in the day, Flame Boys B team emerged champions in the Bangabandhu Under-16 (3 on 3) Basketball Tournament beating Flame Boys A team by 8-6 points in the event’s final at the same venue.
In the Bangabandhu Under-18 (3 on 3) Basketball competition, Bangladesh Air Force lifted the crown beating Hornets SC by 17-14 points in the event's final at the same venue, also on Saturday.
President of Bangladesh Basketball Federation Dr Mostafa Jalal Mohiuddin, who is also the president of Bangladesh Medical Association (BMA) and a former MP, witnessed the day's finals as the chief guest and later he distributed the trophies of all the three events.
Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) expressed their deep sadness at the passing away of renowned lawyer and former Attorney General of Bangladesh Barrister Rafique-Ul Haque.
The eminent lawyer Barrister Rafique, who had dealt with many high-profile cases during his legal career, breathed his last at a local hospital at about 8:30 am on Saturday (Oct 24) after suffering from old age complications at the age of 85.
He left behind his son Barrister Fahim-ul Haque. His wife died in 2011.
In a condolence message, BCB President Nazmul Hassan Papon, MP paid his tribute to Barrister Rafique-Ul Haque and said: “We are grief-stricken at the death of Barrister Rafique-Ul Haque. The BCB was privileged to receive his invaluable legal guidance and support on a number of important matters".
"He was a man of wisdom who had contributed vastly to the legal system and judiciary in Bangladesh" he further said
"I on behalf of the BCB extend our heartfelt condolences and sympathies to the family of Barrister Rafique-Ul Haque.” he added.
Speculation is rife that cricket legend MS Dhoni, who made his international debut in a one-day match against Bangladesh in 2004, may soon retire from Indian Premier League, the multi-billion dollar shorter format of the game, barely two months after he quit international cricket following a 16-year-long storied career.
What fueled the speculation is Dhoni giving away his number seven jersey to the Pandya brothers -- Hardik and Krunal -- following the end of a recent IPL match between Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings, in which the former lost to the latter. After an earlier IPL match too against Rajasthan Royals, Dhoni had given away his jersey.
In fact, Dhoni-led Chennai Super Kings had a torrid time in IPL 2020 as they lost eighth of their 11 games played so far in the UAE.
On August 15, the 39-year-old former captain of the Indian cricket team had announced his retirement from one-day international cricket through a video message on Instagram, its caption reading: “Thanks – Thanks a lot for ur love and support throughout. From 19.29 hrs consider me as Retired."
Dhoni had retired from Test cricket in 2014, with 4876 runs from 90 matches. However, he continued playing the limited over format of the game and stepped down as India's one-day team captain in 2017, with 10,733 runs. His overall Indian numbers are 538 matches, 17,266 runs, 16 centuries, 108 fifties, 359 sixes, 829 dismissals.
Dhoni is said to be India’s most successful captain in limited-overs internationals, having won three ICC trophies -- 2007 T20 World Cup, 50-overs World Cup in 2011 and the 2013 ICC Champions Trophy.
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Legendary Indian cricketer and captain of the 1983 World Cup-winning side Kapil Dev suffered a cardiac arrest and has undergone angioplasty at a hospital in New Delhi, India.
Kapil, 61, who had been pretty active in the social circuit and on the golf course before the pandemic struck, is "stable now", reports the Times of India.
"He’s feeling okay now. I just spoke to his wife (Romi). He was feeling uneasy yesterday (Thursday). He is undergoing check-ups at a hospital as we speak," former Test player and Indian Cricketers Association president Ashok Malhotra told PTI.
"Kapil Dev suffered a heart attack. He was evaluated and an emergency coronary angioplasty was performed in the middle of night," the Fortis Escorts Hospital in Okhla Road, New Delhi, said in an updated health bulletin after only mentioning chest pain in its initial statement.
"Currently, he’s admitted to ICU and under close supervision of Dr Atul Mathur and his team. Kapil Dev is stable now and he is expected to get discharged in a couple of days."
Later in the day, a short statement on his Instagram account expressed gratitude for the concern and support extended to his family.
"Thank you everyone for all the love and concern. I’m overwhelmed with the good wishes and well on the road to recovery," the statement read.
The final of the BCB President’s Cup between Mahmudullah XI and Najmul XI, originally scheduled for Friday, has been shifted to Sunday due to inclement weather.
The decision has been taken considering the inclement weather forecast over the next couple of days.
BCB CEO Nizam Uddin Chowdhury said: “This has been a very well-received tournament so far and we want to finish it in a befitting manner.
“The weather prediction is not favourable in the next two days and therefore, the final has been rescheduled for next Sunday to give every opportunity of holding a full-time game.”
The final will start at 1:30pm (local time) on Sunday with Monday being a reserved day.