Dhaka, April 6 (UNB)– Saif Sporting Club earned sixth win in 10 matches of Bangladesh Premier Division Football League beating lowly NoFeL Sporting Club by a solitary goal at the Rofiq Uddin Bhuiyan Stadium in Mymensingh on Saturday.
Korean forward Seungil Park scored the match-winner for in the 12th minute.
With the day’s feat, Saif SC remained at fourth position in the league table after leader Bashundhara Kings, holders Dhaka Abahani Limited and Sheikh Russel KC.
Dhaka, Apr 6 (UNB) - Thai rookie Sadom Kaewkanjana lifted the US$ 350,000-Bangabandhu Cup Golf Open title on Saturday, carding nineteen-under-par 265 total to hold off the challenge of two Indians, both of who briefly overtook him in the closing stages of round four.
But Kaewkanjana came back to regain the lead on the penultimate hole of the day, and in the end, probably had to thank the sensational 62 he shot in round two, the best round of the tournament, in seeing off Ajeetesh Sandhu (266) and Rashid Khan (267), who finished 2nd and 3rd respectively. Just three shots separated the top 3.
Bangladesh’s ace-golfer Siddikur Rahman started the day on fourth, although 7 shots behind the leader he wasn’t perhaps expected to challenge for a title he desperately wants to win, as the pioneer who put Bangladesh on the golfing map.
Even so, Siddikur will have been disappointed with how his round fizzled out on Saturday, shooting over par for the first time in four days, that made him completely lose touch with the top of the leaderboard. Eventually he finished tied for 12th carding eight-under-par 276 total after four rounds.
It also meant Zamal Mollah, for the 2nd successive year, finished highest in the table among Bangladeshis, although this year’s uninspiring tie for 10th can never compare to his exciting run in finishing 4th in 2018.
Among others Bangladeshi, Sajib Ali and Akbar Hossain ended respectively in 18th and 19th slots carding seven-under-par scoring 277 each. Md Nazim ended in 25th slot, Badal Hossain in 32nd, Muaj Mohammad in 37th, Shakhawat Sohel in 64th. Md M Sayum clinched 65th slot while Md Nur Jamal ended in 66th.
In the top-ten list, Australia’s Maverick Antcliff remained in his 4th spot carding twelve-under-par 272 total after the round four (63, 70, 69, 70). Thailand’s Jazz Janewattananond and Britain’s Jack Harrison ended tied for fifth carding eleven-under-par 273 total each. USA’s Trevor Simsby grabbed 8th place while his compatriot Berry Henson ended in 9th carding ten-under-par 274 total each.
This was the 5th consecutive year that the Asian tour has come to Bangladesh, marking it as a fixture now on the respectable, professional tour catering to the world’s biggest and most populous continent. But what the Asian tour may lack in terms of prestige, or history or finance, compared to their American or European equivalents, it more than makes up for with its sheer growth potential. And you have to look no further than the progress the game has made in just one country, Bangladesh, in the last 5 years for a demonstration of that.
Dhaka, Apr 6 (UNB) — Bangladesh stalwart Mahmudullah Riyad started batting in the net on Saturday at the National Cricket Academy Ground amid an injury scare.
Earlier on Tuesday, Bangladesh Cricket Board’s chief physician Debashis Chowdhury had said that the all-rounder might need to rest for at least two weeks due to an injury he sustained before the New Zealand series.
The injury worsened during the second Test in Wellington when he dived twice to save boundaries.
However, the experienced all-rounder felt good enough to start batting which has come as a relief for the Bangladesh team management who were uncertain about his availability for the upcoming assignments.
Mahmudullah said he felt no pain during the 40-minute net session but he refused to comment on his injury.
A physician, working closely with Mahmudullah, told UNB: “He batted after a pause of 21 days. He felt no pain today. I think everything is okay for now. I hope he’ll participate in the upcoming events without any problem.”
Mahmudulla is supposed to take part in the Super League stage of the Dhaka Premier Division Cricket League which is yet to be scheduled. If everything goes well, Mahmudullah will play for Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club in the league.
Mahmudullah is considered one of the biggest weapons of the Tigers’ ODI set-up. In the last World Cup, he struck two back-to-back tons that helped them secure them a Quarter Final berth for the first time.
In the last edition of the ICC Champions Trophy in England, he struck another ton which guided Tigers to the semi-final of the event.
Dhaka, April 6 (UNB) – A 14-member Titas Club Volleyball team left Dhaka for Nepal on Saturday morning to compete in the Open Volleyball Tournament scheduled for April 7-11 in Chitwan.
Titas, a leading Dhaka Premier Division Volleyball League club, will compete in the Nepalese International Volleyball Tournament organised by Pancha Ratna Youth Club, along with Indian Railways and four other teams from hosts Nepal.
Titas Club formed a strong team for Nepalese tourney recruiting four start players from other teams. They are Al Amin, Imran Haider, Harshit Biwas and Ruhul Amin.
However, grouping and fixture of the six-team tournament are yet to be finalised.
Members of Titas Club: Al Zabir, Ratul Haider, Sona Miah, Redwanur Rahman, Ashraf uddin Sheikh, Mohammad Saifuddin, Abdul Momin, Al Amin, Imran Haider, Harshit Biswas and Ruhul Amin.
Officials: Ashaf-ud-Dollah (Manager), Ashim Saha (Head Coach), Salim Nakib Khan (Assistant Coach)
Dhaka, Apr 6 (UNB) – The Marcel 3rd National Women Baseball Championship 2019 will begin Sunday at Dhanmondi Sultana Kamal Women’s Complex here.
Eight teams, split into two groups, will participate in the three-day tournament organised by Bangladesh Baseball-Softball Association.
Participating teams are: defending champions Bangladesh Ansar, runners-up Bangladesh Police, BJMC, Dhaka District, SKSP, USCD Gazipur, Dhaka Community SC and Solaiman SC.
Bangladesh Baseball-Softball Association General Secretary Aminul Islam Liton, Walton Group Executive Director (Games and Sports) FM Iqbal Bin Anwar Dawn, and Secretary of Tournament Committee Azam Ali Khan disclosed the tournament details at a media conference at BOA auditorium on Saturday.