Dhaka, May 21 (UNB)- Dhaka Mohammedan Sporting Club defeated BKSP by 5 wickets while Rupali Bank Krira Parishad beat Abahani Limited by 71 runs in the Dhaka Premier Division Women’s Cricket League at two separate venues of BKSP on Tuesday.
In day’s another match, Khelaghar Samaj Kallyan Samity outplayed Kalabagan Krira Chakra by massive 194 runs at BKSP ground-2 in Savar featuring two centuries by Mukta Magri and Nigar Sultana.
Khelaghar SKS: 326/5 (50 overs), Mukta Magri 131(107), Nigar Sultana 110 (98), Shathi Rani Bormon 31, Khadeja Akter China 2/77, Fuara Akter 1/28
Kalabagan KC: 132/8 (50 overs), Sabekunnahar Choity 42*, Pinky Akter 22, Afia Asima Era 21, Tanzila Akter Mou 3/29, Mumta Hena 3/21
Khelaghar Samaj Kallyan Samity won by 194 runs
Player of the Match: Mukta Magri (Khelaghar SKS)
Rupali Bank Krira Parishad: 243/9 (50 overs), Fargana Hoque Pinky 117*(141), Ayasha Rahman 45, Sharifa Khatun 26, Sandiha Islam 2/31, Sunanda Yetrekar 2/35, Murshida Naznin 2/40
Abahani Limited: 172/8 (50 overs), Sharmin Sultana 46, Sunanda Yetrekar 39, Tajnehar 20, Sathira Jakir 3/31, Shashikala Dedunu 2/30
Result: Rupali Bank KP won by 71 runs
Player of the Match: Fargana Hoque Pinky (Rupali Bank KP)
BKSP -143/10 (45.3 overs), Murshida Khatun 42, Sumaiya Akter 34, Sobhana Mostary 28, Nupur Kohale 4/32, Disha Kasat 3/37
Mohammedan Sporting Club: 144/5 (42.2 overs), Sharmin Akter Supta 61(118), Ritu Moni 36, Fariha Islam 2/25, Rabeya Khan 1/13
Mohammedan SC won by 5 Wickets
Player of the Match: Sharmin Akter Supta (Mohammedan SC)
Dhaka, May 21 (UNB) – The first-ever National Men’s Softball Championship will kick-off on June 12 at Paltan Maidan in the capital.
The three-day meet will end on June 14, Bangladesh Baseball-Softball Federation said in a statement.
The federation requested Ansar, police and divisional sports associations to participate in the competition.
Dhaka, May 21 (UNB) — Right-handed middle-order batsman Yasir Ali Rabbi on Tuesday said he is prepared to join Tigers’ World Cup campaign if the team need him.
He is among six standby players for Bangladesh’s World Cup squad. The others are Imrul Kayes, Farhad Reza, Taijul Islam, Taskin Ahmed and Naeem Hasan.
Yasir was in the team during their tri-nation series in Ireland but he did not get any chance to play. He is yet to make his debut in international cricket.
“I’m preparing myself in the ongoing camp of HP. I’m ready to join the team if required,” Yasir told reporters.
Bangladesh had four extra players – Taskin, Yasir, Naeem, and Farhad – for Ireland tour but none of them got a chance in the playing XI.
Yasir said he is not worried.
“It was a great experience to be a part of the national team. It was something new for me. I’ve learnt a lot from the seniors which will help me in future,” Yasir added.
He said that the team comes first. “I’m mentally prepared to be a part of the team if the management wants,” he added.
The 23-year-old drew the attention in the last season of Bangladesh Premier League in which he represented Chittagong Vikings. He scored 307 runs with three fifties.
He continued to impress in the Dhaka Premier Division Cricket League where he hit 441 runs in 13 matches with a ton and two half centuries.
Dhaka, May 21 (UNB)- It is well-known that away from the field of politics, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman’s great love in the field of sport was football. Which is why the Bangladesh Football Federation (BFF) believes it must play a prominent role in the celebrations centring the Father of the Nation’s centennial, set for next year.
BFF would like to leave its mark on the celebrations through multiple events, taking place throughout the year, including a series of international friendlies involving European teams.
BFF General Secretary Md Abu Nayeem Shohag said that they have proposed their plans of arranging international friendly matches during the last meeting of the 27-member sports sub-committee within the National Implementation Committee for Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman’s Birth Centenary, held at the seminar room of the International Mother Language Institute on Monday.
“We are planning to arrange SAFF Championship, SAFF Under-15 Championship, Bangabandhu Gold Cup, and international football friendly matches between two European nations, say between Portugal, Germany, Italy or European clubs,” Shohag said.
Bangladesh Volleyball Federation (BVF) is also planning to arrange a 10-nation international volleyball tournament and national volleyball championship.
BVF General Secretary Ashiqur Rahman Miku said, “We are planning to arrange a 10-nation international volleyball tournament named after Bangabandhu and national volleyball championship for celebrating the 100th birth anniversary of Bangabandhu.”
The sports sub-committee members prepared and proposed a budget of Tk 300 crore to the main committee headed by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.
A committee officer, Deb Prasad Pal, said, “The members of the Sports Sub-Committee proposed their budget Tk 300 crore for the events of the 100th birth anniversary celebration of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.”
State Minister for Youth and Sports and the Convener of Sports Sub-Committee Md Zahid Ahsan Russel, Secretary of the Ministry of Youth and Sports Dr Mohammad Zafar Uddin, Bangladesh Olympic Association Secretary General Syed Shahed Reza, Bangladesh Football Federation General Secretary Md Abu Nayeem Shohag, Bangladesh Hokey Federation General Secretary AKM Mominul Haque Sayed, Bangladesh Volleyball Federation General Secretary Ashiqur Rahman Miku and others were present in the meeting.
Earlier, Bangladesh government announced 2020 the ‘Mujib Year’ and formed two committee on February 14-- a 102-member national committee, headed by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and a 61-member implementation committee, with National Professor Mohammad Rafiqul Islam as President -- for observing the 100th birth anniversary of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.
Since then, ten subcommittees have also been formed to cover various fields, including international sports, cultural programs, films and documentaries, seminars, workshops, international works, media and promotion, and publication and literature.
Miami, May 21 (AP/UNB) — American defender John Brooks will miss the CONCACAF Gold Cup because of a knee ligament injury, joining DeAndre Yedlin on the sidelines.
Brooks, a central defender, did not play in Wolfsburg's last two games of the Bundesliga season. Yedlin, a right back, had left groin surgery last week.
CONCACAF announced preliminary 40-man rosters Monday. U.S. coach Gregg Berhalter must select 23 players by early June.
The Americans open training camp next week in Annapolis, Maryland, but some Gold Cup players will not report until the following week.
Among the omissions on the preliminary roster are goalkeeper Bill Hamid, and forwards Bobby Wood and Andrew Wooten.
Winger Tyler Boyd is on the preliminary roster after FIFA approved his switch from New Zealand to the U.S. Others on the 40-man list include 20-year Fulham defender Marlon Fossey, 22-year Celtic defender Andrew Gutman who is on loan to Charlotte, Derby midfielder Duane Holmes and Duisburg forward Joe Gyau.
The U.S. has exhibitions against Jamaica on June 5 at Washington and Venezuela on June 9 at Cincinnati.
The Americans open their Gold Cup title defense against Guyana on June 18 at St. Paul, Minnesota. It will be their first competitive match in 20 months since an October 2017 loss at Trinidad and Tobago caused them to miss the 2018 World Cup. They play Trinidad on June 22 at Cleveland and complete group play against Panama on June 26 at Kansas City, Kansas.
The Gold Cup is the championship of North and Central America and the Caribbean.
The preliminary roster:
Goalkeepers: Brad Guzan (Atlanta), Ethan Horvath (Club Brugge, Belgium), Sean Johnson (New York City), Tyler Miller (Los Angeles), Zach Steffen (Columbus).
Defenders: Tyler Adams (RB Leipzig, Germany), Reggie Cannon (Dallas), Cameron Carter-Vickers (Tottenham), Marlon Fossey (Fulham, England), Greg Garza (Cincinnati), Omar Gonzalez (Atlas, Mexico), Andrew Gutman (Charlotte), Nick Lima (San Jose), Aaron Long (New York), Daniel Lovitz (Montreal), Matt Miazga (Chelsea, England), Tim Ream (Fulham, England), Antonee Robinson (Wigan, England), Miles Robinson (Atlanta), Walker Zimmerman (Los Angeles).
Midfielders: Michael Bradley (Toronto), Duane Holmes (Derby, England), Sebastian Lletget (LA Galaxy), Weston McKennie (Schalke, Germany), Djordje Mihailovic, Chicago), Darlington Nagbe (Atlanta), Christian Pulisic (Chelsea, England), Cristian Roldan (Seattle), Wil Trapp (Columbus).
Forwards: Jozy Altidore (Toronto), Jonathan Amon (Nordsjaelland, Denmark), Paul Arriola (D.C.), Corey Baird (Salt Lake), Tyler Boyd (Ankaragucu, Turkey), Joe Gyau (Duisburg, Germany), Jonathan Lewis (Colorado), Jordan Morris (Seattle), Christian Ramirez (Los Angeles), Josh Sargent (Werder Bremen, Germany), Gyasi Zardes (Columbus).