Dhaka, May 9 (UNB) – Bangladesh and Ireland shared points as the third match of the ongoing Tri-Nation Series between them was abandoned at Dublin, Ireland on Thursday due to persistent rain.
After the final inspection at local time 2:12pm, umpires called the match off without the toss.
After the third match of the event, Bangladesh are at the top of the points table with six points from two matches, including one win against West Indies. Right after the Tigers, West Indies are at the number two in the points table with five points from one match, including a bonus point.
Bangladesh came to this match winning the first one against West Indies by a big margin of eight wickets in spite of losing the lone practice game against Ireland A by 88 runs.
On the other hand, hosts Ireland lost the first match against West Indies by a big margin of 196 runs. They were outplayed by the batting line of West Indies who had scored a mammoth total of 381 just for three wickets. While replying, Ireland tumbled only for 185 in 34.4 overs.
The Tigers will take on West Indies in their next game on May 13. Before that, Ireland will face West Indies on May 11. In the last game before the final, Bangladesh will lock horns against Ireland on May 15. The final will take place on May 17. The top two teams of the points table will fight for the trophy.
The series is a golden chance for Bangladesh and West Indies to prepare before the World Cup.
Bangladesh will play their first match in the World Cup on June 2 against South Africa. On the other hand, the Caribbean boys will start their World Cup campaign on May 31 against Pakistan. The other team, Ireland, have failed to qualify for the World Cup.
Dhaka, May 9 (UNB)- Bangladesh Football Federation (BFF) on Wednesday sold the tournament rights of the domestic competitions to the International Sports Partner (ISP) for five years.
The domestic competitions are include Bangladesh Premier League (BPL), BCL, Independence Cup, Federation Cup, first, second and third division leagues of the Dhaka Metropolis.
BFF General Secretary Abu Nayeem Shohag said the decision of selling tournament rights will come into effect from the ongoing second phase of BPL.
Later, ISP signed another two deals with TVS Autos Bangladesh Ltd. and Bangla TV. TVS Autos will be the title sponsors of the BPL while Bangla TV will be the broadcasting partner.
The deals were formally signed on Wednesday at BFF house where
BFF Senior Vice-President Abdus Salam Murshedy, ISP Senior Vice-President Deepak Singh, TVS Managing Director J. Ekram Hussain and Bangla TV Managing Director Syed Samadul Haque were present.
Dhaka, May 9 (UNB) – Bangladesh are one step away from their maiden bronze medal in the ongoing Stage-2 of Shanghai World Cup Archery 2019.
The team comprised of Roman Sana, Tamimul Haque and Hakim Rubel set up their bronze medal game of the men’s recurve team event against South Korea after losing to Turkey by 5-3 sets in the semifinal at Shanghai on May 9.
However, the schedule of the Bangladesh-South Korea match is yet to be known.
Earlier, Bangladesh reached semifinal defeating India by 5-1 sets in the quarterfinal and the Netherlands by 5-3 sets in the round of 8.
In the round of 16 of men’s recurve singles, Mohammad Hakim Ahmed Rubel lost to Lee Seungyun of South Korea by 7-3 sets and veteran Mohammad Roman Sana lost to Van Den Berg Sjef of the Netherlands by 6-4 sets.
Earlier, Imdadul Haque Milan and Mohammad Tamimul Haque were eliminated from men’s recurve singles on Wednesday.
Milan lost to Huston Patrick of Great Britain by 2-6 sets while Tamimul lost to Tekoniemi Antti of Finland by 3-7sets in the round of 48.
Beauty Roy was eliminated from the women’s recurve singles after losing to Hayakawa Ren of Japan 3-7 sets.
In the men’s compound singles, Ashim Kumar Das lost to Wong Co Wan of Malaysia by 140-142 score while Susmita Bonik lost to Medeleine Ong Xue Li of Singapore by 141-143 score in the women’s compound singles.
Ashim and Susmita also lost to their Japanese rivals by 137-157 score in the round of 12 of the compound mixed team event.
Dhaka, May 9 (UNB) — The toss of Bangladesh-Ireland match in the ongoing tri-nation series on Thursday was delayed due to rain.
As per the updated report from Ireland, the toss will not be performed before 4pm (Bangladesh time).
Bangladesh came into this match after an eight-wicket victory over West Indies. In that match, Bangladesh bowled well before chasing the total of 261 losing just two wickets.
On the other hand, hosts Ireland lost the first match against West Indies by 196 runs. They were outplayed by the batting line of West Indies who had scored a mammoth total of 381 just for three wickets. Ireland tumbled only for 185 in 34.4 overs.
The series came to Bangladesh and West Indies teams as a golden chance to prepare before the World Cup.
Bangladesh will play their first match in the World Cup on June 2 against South Africa. On the other hand, the Carribean boys will start their World Cup campaign on May 31 against Pakistan.
Amsterdam , May 9 (AP/UNB) — Facing a three-goal deficit at halftime in their Champions League semifinal, Tottenham's players only had to think back 24 hours or so to find a source of inspiration.
"We saw Liverpool last night — it goes to show it's not over until it is over," Tottenham fullback Danny Rose said.
In this year's Champions League, that certainly seems to be the case. Just a day after Liverpool's stunning win over Barcelona, Tottenham pulled off another epic comeback on Wednesday.
Lucas Moura completed a hat trick in the sixth minute of injury time as Tottenham rallied to beat Ajax 3-2 and reach its first Champions League final, ending a remarkable run by the young Dutch team that had knocked off some of Europe's biggest clubs along the way.
It was a rally that was eerily similar to the one the previous night at Anfield, where Liverpool erased a 3-0 deficit from the first leg by beating Barcelona 4-0 at home.
In Amsterdam, Moura nearly single-handedly helped Tottenham pull off a similar feat.
Ajax seemed to have the two-legged semifinal wrapped up by halftime after teenage captain Matthijs de Ligt and Hakim Ziyech netted to put it 2-0 up at the break — and 3-0 on aggregate.
But Moura scored twice in a four-minute span to put the visitors one goal from going through 3-3 on aggregate thanks to the away goals rule.
After Jan Vertonghen's header hit the crossbar in the 87th minute, that goal finally arrived when Moura struck again deep into injury time. Dele Alli laid the ball off for the Brazilian as he streaked into the area and his low shot crept inside the right post to complete another improbable victory.
"It's impossible to explain what I'm feeling in this moment," Moura said. "We always believed it was possible, and we gave everything on the pitch. I think we deserved this moment."
Moura's winner led to a pile-up of Spurs players near the corner flag celebrating one of the biggest wins in club history, as the disbelieving Ajax players lay on the ground.
It means Tottenham will face Liverpool in Madrid on June 1 in the first all-English final since Manchester United beat Chelsea in 2008. That's a scenario few had imagined last week when Barcelona and Ajax both won the first legs.
For Ajax, it ended a run that saw a team built around young homegrown talents knock out Real Madrid and Juventus before putting themselves on the brink of the club's first Champions League final since 1996.
The hosts dominated the first half and De Ligt, the 19-year-old captain, headed home a corner in the fifth minute after goalkeeper Hugo Lloris had been forced into making a good one-handed save from Dusan Tadic.
Son Heung-Min countered by hitting the post at the other end minutes later but Ziyech doubled the lead in the 35th. Donny van de Beek streaked forward and laid the ball off to Tadic, who cut the ball back to Ziyech for a one-time finish beyond the reach of Lloris.
That should have been it, especially given the fact that Ajax had never lost a Champions League game after scoring the first goal.
But even without injured star striker Harry Kane, Tottenham found a way back.
In a second half filled with chances at both ends, Moura started the comeback after a quick counterattack as Alli again laid the ball off for the streaking Brazilian to slot a low shot past goalkeeper Andre Onana.
The second came after Onana made a stunning close-range save to deny Fernando Llorente but couldn't control the ball, and it fell to Moura in the following scramble. With his back to goal, the Brazilian swiveled and fired into the left corner of the net.
Suddenly the semifinal was hanging in the balance again, and both teams missed chances to score a third. Ziyech had the best opportunities for Ajax but he shot just wide when he was picked out by Tadic in the middle of the box in the 63rd and then hit the post with a similar effort in the 79th.
That proved costly as Spurs launched one desperate counter just as the five minutes of added time were nearly up. A long ball up the pitch fell to Alli, who created a chance for Moura to complete another dramatic semifinal comeback.
"We were so close, we had so deserved it, but that last second," Ajax coach Erik ten Hag lamented. "When that ball hits the post from Hakim Ziyech, it's over and out for Spurs. But I can't blame anyone. We have had an incredible Champions League season and have grown a lot as a team. It is difficult to process."
Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino, who is still aiming for his first title with the club, was in tears as he celebrated on the field and broke down again in a TV interview.
"It's still difficult to talk. Thank you football, thank you these guys, my players. This type of emotion, without football I think is impossible to," experience, Pochettino said. "They are all heroes but (Moura) is a superhero."