Dhaka, Oct 14 (UNB)- Bangladesh National Football team will play against India National Football team in their third group match of the Joint Qualification of the FIFA World Cup 2022 and AFC Asian Cup 2023 against upper-ranked India on Tuesday (Oct 15) at the Salt Lake Stadium Yuba Bharati in Kolkata.
The match will kick-off at 7:30 pm (BdST).
In a pre-match press-conference on Monday at Novotel Kolkata Hotel, Bangladesh Head Coach Jamie Day said they are very confident and want to take chances to score in the match.
“We have to play well, we have to take chances. Most of our players are from U-23 team. They have to take chances to score goal in tomorrow’s game against India. We have to work hard on this for last three or four months,” Jamie said.
“Obviously, India has to play well to win. But I believe that if we play well tomorrow, we may get good result,” he added.
Bangladesh captain Jamal Bhuiyan said, “This is a big game but the pressure is on the Indian team. We are not feeling any pressure at the moment. Our entire squad is ery excited and looking for tomorrow’s game.”
On the other hand, Indian Head Coach Igor Stimac said, “Our players have already proved themselves. We have showed that we can play against anyone. In the first two games, we were not favourites. But, now the whole pressure is on us. We have to win this game.”
“Bangladesh did very good against Qatar. They created more chances. They have come here to win the match,” Stimac added.
Bangladesh, who was put on Group E of the AFC Cup with Qatar, Oman, neighboring India and Afghanistan, are yet to open their account.
The men in red and green started their campaign with a 0-1 goal defeat against Afghanistan in their first match in the Tajik capital Dushanbe on September 10 and conceded a 0-2 goals defeat against Asian Champions Qatar in their second match in Dhaka on October 10.
In the remaining group matches, Bangladesh will play Oman on November 14 in Oman, Afghanistan on March 26 next year in Bangladesh, Qatar on March 31 in Qatar, India on June 4 in Bangladesh and Oman on June 9 in Bangladesh.
On the other hand, India are now in 4th slot of the point table securing 2 points from two matches with one draw and one defeat.
India started their campaign conceding 1-2 goals defeat against Oman in their first match in Guwahati on September 5 but played out a goalless draw (0-0) against Qatar in their second game in Doha on September 10.
Bangladesh are currently in the 41th in AFC and 187th in FIFA rankings, while India are 18th in AFC and 104th in FIFA rankings.
Bangladesh team: Shahidul Alam Sohel, Ashraful Islam Rana, Anisur Rahman, Pappu Ahmed, Rahmat Mia, Yeasin Khan, Bishwanath Ghosh, Riyadul Hasan, Yeasin Arafat, Tutul Hosain Badsha, SM ManjururRahman, Raihan Hasan, Jamal Bhuiyan, Rabiul Hasan, Mamunul Islam Mamun, Sohel Rana, Biplu Ahamed, Arifur Rahman, Mohammad Ibrahim, Towhidul Alam Sabuz, Mahbubur Rahman, Matin Miah, Nabib Newaz Jiban, Saad Uddin and Jewel Rana.
India team: Gurpreet Singh, Rahul Bheke, Sandesh Jhingan, Adil Khan, Anirudh Thapa, Sahal Abdul Samad, Manvir Singh, Nikhil Poojari, Udanta Singh, Mandar Dessai, Rowllin Borges, Brandon Fernandes, Vinit Rai, Narendra, Kamaljit Singh, Amrinder Singh, Subhasish Bose, Pritam Kotal, Anas Edathodika, Muhammed Ashique Kuruniyan, Lallianzuala Chhangte, Balwant Singh.
Dhaka, Oct 13 (UNB) - In a dramatic turn of events, former captain Sourav Ganguly emerged as consensus candidate to be BCCI’s new President after Brijesh Patel appeared to have grabbed the coveted post. Union Home Minister Amit Shah’s son Jay Shah will be the new secretary while Arun Dhumal will be the new treasurer. Dhumal is younger brother of MoS Finance and former BCCI president Anurag Thakur, reports hindustantimes.
Monday is the last day to file nomination but no election will be held since all candidates have emerged unopposed after weeks of lobbying and hectic parleys.
The 47-year-old Ganguly, who is currently the president of Cricket Association of Bengal, (CAB) will have to demit his post in September, 2020 as he will go into compulsory cooling off period.
Ganguly, one of the finest Indian captains, will turn a new leaf albeit for 10 months even as a new chapter starts in Indian cricket.
Typically like his administrative guru Jagmohan Dalmiya, Ganguly pulled a match that looked all but lost till he pulled it off at the last moment.
Brijesh, backed by Tamil Nadu strongman N Srinivasan, emerged Presidential candidate when Ganguly remained non-committal on campaigning for the BJP in the 2021 state assembly elections. However, when most of the state units opposed the ‘understanding’, things changed dramatically.
“Yes, Brijesh was running for the President’s post with N Srinivasan actively lobbying for him. However, there was stiff resistance against him. We are happy Sourav is the new President,” a senior official from North East affiliated unit, told PTI. The choice for President’s post was always between Ganguly and Patel and the former was finally accepted as an unanimous candidate.
Patel could become IPL chairman.
When the new office bearers assume office, it will end a 33-month term of the Committee of Administrators, which called shots in running the cricket affairs in country post Lodha Committee reforms.
Former India coach Anhsuman Gaekwad beat Kirti Azad to be elected as male ICA representative on BCCI’s nine-member Apex Council. Shanta Rangaswamy was earlier elected unopposed as female ICA representative.
Dhaka, Oct 13 (UNB) - Bangladesh national stalwart Mahmudullah Riyad said he is happy with his bowling performance in the first round of the National Cricket League (NCL).
He is playing this year’s NCL for Dhaka Metro who ended their first-round game against Chattogram Division in a draw. The right-arm off spinner bagged six wickets in this game and won the man of the match award.
“I was eager to bowl since I returned from injury that prevented me from bowl for more than seven months. I tried to bowl as much as possible in this game,” Mahmudullah told reporters at the end of the game at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Mirpur.
Along with good show with the ball, he also hit a fifty in the only innings of Dhaka Metro. The right-handed batsman said he would have been happier if he hit a ton.
Mahmudullah said he believes the quality of NCL has increased notably.
“The players are more focused on their game than before. Everyone is trying to do better. I think this is the biggest change in NCL,” he said.
Most of the national players are playing in this edition of NCL. Mahmudullah said playing in NCL before the tour of India will help the Tigers do well.
Dhaka, Oct 13 (UNB)- Special Chess Competition for visually impaired people orgnised by Bangladesh Chess Federation (BCF) and sponsored by Walton Group will start at the BCF hall-room on Monday.
Some 55 visually impaired players are going to take part in the open section while 23 women chess players from different districts, universities and colleges of Dhaka will also participate in the competition
Executive Director of Walton Group FM Iqbal Bin Anwar Dawn will inaugurate the meet as the chief guest.
Executive Director of National Fellowship for the Advancement of Visually Handicapped (NFAVH) M Jahangir Alam and BCF Joint Secretary Masudur Rahman Mallick will be also present on the occasion.
Dhaka, Oct 13 (UNB) - A seminar on Butthan Combat Sports and Co-competition system was held at the main auditorium of Bangladesh Krira Sikkha Protisthan (BKSP) in Savar on Sunday.
The session started with the speech of Principle Lt.Col. Sahriar Kabir and later a demonstration was presented by Instructor Abdul Hamid (3rd degree Black Belt).
Hours long seminar and question and answer session was conducted in presence of hundreds of BKSP students and faculty members.
Director General Brig. Gen Rashidul Hassan thanked Dr. Mak Yuree Vajramunee for his outstanding initiative to popularize the Butthan worldwide. He specially appreciated the Butthan combat sports unique approach of Co-Competition system which was the main topic of the day.
World record holder and internationally acclaimed Martial arts icon & Satyapon Grand Master Acharya Yuree Vajramunee, the Superhuman as seen on Discovery channel and also known for his inspirational ’s Vincoism philosophy, addressed the seminar as the main speaker.
More than 40 districts of the country, Butthan combat sports being promoted successfully under the guidance of Bangladesh Butthan Federation President and former ambassador Syed Shahed Reza.
The word Butthan is a Sanskrit word means up-liftment or defense with distinction. Butthan is a system of self-defense and personal development with South Asian heritage.
Butthan is also a combat sports being practiced in different parts of the world under International Butthan Federation, USA.
Butthan included as a form of combat sports under National Sports Council (NSC) in Bangladesh in 2013.