Dhaka, Aug 18 (UNB)- Bangladesh national volleyball team will face Uzbekistan in their first central zone match of the AVC Asian Senior Men’s Volleyball Championship’2019 on Monday (August 19) at the Army Sports and Physical Training Complex in Nepal.
Bangladesh have been placed in Group B along with Afghanistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan while Group A comprises hosts Nepal, Kyrgyzstan and Maldives.
In their next matches, Bangladesh will play Afghanistan on August 20 and Turkmenistan on August 21 at the same venue.
The Group A champions will play Group B runners-up in the first semifinal while the Group B champions will play Group A runners-up in the second semifinal, both on August 22.
The winners of the semi-finals will play final at the same venue on August 24. Bangladesh volleyball team is expected to return home on August 25.
Earlier, a 17-member Bangladesh Volleyball team reached Nepal on August 16 after a 21-day training camp in Iran, under supervision of Iranian head coach Ali Por-Aroji.
Dhaka, Aug 18 (UNB) — Touring Sri Lanka Emerging Cricket team made a flying start to take 1-0 lead in the three-match one-day series beating their Bangladesh counterparts by a big margin of 186 runs in the first match at Bangladesh Krira Shikkha Protishtan (BKSP) in Savar on Sunday.
The Islanders Sri Lanka opted to bat first after winning the toss and amassed a big total of 304 runs for 7 in 50 overs with Charith Asalanka scoring 71 runs off 79 balls hitting seven fours and two sixes and Wanindu Hasaranga making 70 runs off 46 deliveries with seven fours and three sixes.
Shafiqul Islam and Shariful Islam took two wickets each conceding 22 and 71 runs respectively.
In reply, Bangladesh Emerging team were dismissed cheaply for 118 runs in 28.3 overs to concede a humiliating defeat.
Replying to Lankan massive total, Bangladesh lost five wickets scoring only 82 runs. Saif Hasan made a half century with just 50 runs while Afif Hossain was the second-highest scorer with 19 runs. The other Bangladeshi batsmen were clueless to score runs in the middle.
Seven of Bangladeshi batsmen went to pavilion with single digit and three of them with duck. De Silva made the major damage in Bangladesh innings grabbing four wickets for 12 runs
The next two matches of the one-day series will be held on August 21 and 24.
Dhaka, Aug 18 (UNB)- Bangladesh Football Federation (BFF) will disclose their plans on Monday for the joint qualification (round 1) for the FIFA World Cup 2022 and AFC Asian Cup 2023.
The federation will inform about the campaign after the National Teams Committee meeting at Gemcon Tower in Dhanmondi-27, said a BFF official on Sunday.
Bangladesh have been placed in Asian (AFC) Group E alongwith Qatar, Oman, neighbouring India and Afghanistan.
The team will start their home and away basis campaign on September 10 taking on Afghanistan at Dushanbe in Tajikistan.
In their next matches, Bangladesh will play Qatar on October 10 in Bangladesh, India on October 15 in India, Oman on November 14 in Oman, Afghanistan on 26 March, 2020 in Bangladesh, Qatar on March 31 in Qatar, India on June 4 in Bangladesh and Oman on June 9 in Bangladesh.
Earlier, BFF announced a 25-member preliminary team of Bangladesh national football for the campaign on August 16.
The 25-member Bangladesh Team: Ashraful Islam Rana, Md Sahidul Alam, Anisur Rahman, Md Tutul Hosain Badsha, Sushanto Tripura, Md Rahmat Mia, S M Monjurur Rahman, Md Yeasin Khan, Bishwanath Ghosh, Riyadul Hasan, Nuruln Naium Faisal, Yeasin Arafat, Masuk Miah Zoni, Jamal Bhuyan, Md Mamunul Islam Mamun, Sohel Rana, Mohammad Rabiul Hasan, Biplo Ahamed, Mohammad Arifur Rahman, Mohammad Ibrahim, Mohammad Nabib Newaz Ziban, Mahbubur Rahman, Md Matin Miah, Md Saad Uddin, Md Jewl Rana.
Dhaka, Aug 18 (UNB)- Defending Champions Bangladesh Under-15 national football team are confident of retaining the title of SAFF Under-15 Championship, scheduled to be held on August 21-31 at the Kalyani Stadium in West Bengal of India.
This year, five South Asian countries- Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan, Sri Lanka and hosts India will participate in the group stage on round robin league basis.
Bangladesh will start their campaign by facing Bhutan in the opening match on August 23 while they play against Sri Lanka on August 25, Nepal on August 27 and hosts India on August 29.
Top two teams will reach the final which is scheduled to be held on August 31 at the same venue.
Bangladesh Football Federation (BFF) announced a 30-member squad including 23 booters and 7 officials for the competition on Sunday at BFF house in Motijheel here.
BFF General Secretary Md Abu Nayeem Shohag, Head Coach of U-15 boys’ team Robert Martin Ryles, Team Manager Md Mohsin, Deputy Team Leader Amit Khan Shuvra, Goal Keeper Coach Jahan E Alam Nury and Key player Md Rakibul Islam were present on the occasion.
Head Coach of U-15 boys’ team Robert Martin Ryles said, “We worked hard in the last ten weeks while the players have given everything in three sessions a day.”
BFF selected 23 players of 34 for the competition after a four-month-long residential training camp held at Fortis BFF Academy at Beraid here.
While asking about their preparation Ryles replied, “We focused on developing the physical aspects. The boys are extremely fit and strong. We played a number of practice matches in Fortis against different age groups.”
Key Player of the U-15 football team Md Rakibul Islam said that they are confident of retaining the title.
“We are the defending champions of SAFF U-15 competition. We will be the champions again as like as our seniors. We will retain our title,” said Rakibul.
The team will leave Dhaka for India on Monday at 7 am.
Bangladesh clinched their first title of SAFF Under-15 Championship beating India in penalty shootout (4-2) in the final at the Sylhet District Stadium on August 18, 2015 while they clinched the title for the second time beating Pakistan in penalty shootout (3-2) in the final at the ANFA Complex in Kathmandu on November 3, 2018.
The 23-member squad: Md Rakibul Islam, Al Mirad, Md Alamin Rahman, Sayed Nayeem Ahmed, Md Pias Ahmmed Nova, Shahin Molla, Mehdi Hasan Srabon, Apurbo Mali, Shuvo Sarkar, Munna Ahmed, Md Emon Islam Babu, Md Arifur Rahman Raju, Sirajul Islam Rana, Md Rabby Hosen, Sajed Hasan Jummon Nijum, Mohammad Azizul Hoque Ananto, Kazirul Islam Hridoy, Jayanto Lal, Md Sabbir Gazi, Md Golam Rabby, Md Badsha Mia, Md Rahib Hossain, Jony Sikder.
Galle, Aug 18 (AP/UNB) — A ninth test century from captain Dimuth Karunaratne propelled Sri Lanka to a six-wicket win over New Zealand in the first cricket test on Sunday.
Chasing 268 runs to win the first test of a two-match series, Sri Lanka started the final day at 133 without loss and reached its target during an extended first session after Karunaratne and Lahiru Thirimanne laid a solid platform for the victory with a 161-run partnership for the opening wicket.
New Zealand off spinner William Somerville finally ended the partnership after four hours and 362 deliveries trapping Thirimanne lbw for 64, the opener's first half-century in 12 innings.
Kusal Mendis hit a six and a boundary before being caught by Jeet Raval at mid-wicket off left-arm spinner Ajaz Patel for 10 to have Sri Lanka at 174-2, still requiring 94 runs for victory.
Karunaratne brought up his deserved century with a boundary to long-on in the 66th over before he was out for 122, caught by wicketkeeper B.J Watling off seamer Tim Southee 11 overs later. The captain spent more than five hours at the crease, faced 243 balls and hit six boundaries and a six in his match-winning performance.
"We had a positive mindset," Karunaratne said about his team's approach to the difficult chase.
"We planned for the batsman who had taken a start to go for a big score, we started from where we left off yesterday and set ourselves smaller targets," Karunaratne said on how they paced the innings.
New Zealand captain KaneWilliamson said that the pitch was different to a traditional Galle pitch where the ball came slower rather than turning sharply.
"There are a lot of good bits, perhaps we were not good enough for long enough," he said.
"It would have been nice if we were more clinical but at the same time, in these conditions we knew things can happen quickly and a match situation can change as well.
"For us it is not looking too deep but just trying to be that much better and learn from some of those areas going into the next match."
Kusal Perera (23) was out with victory in sight, caught by Mitchell Santner off fast bowler Trent Boult.
Veteran Angelo Mathews scored the winning run and was unbeaten on 28 with Dhananjaya de Silva 14 not out as the hosts brought up a historic victory at a venue where the previous highest fourth innings winning total stood at just 99 runs.
On Saturday's fourth day, New Zealand was bowled out for 285 runs in its second innings after left-arm spinner Lasith Embuldeniya took 4-99 while de Silva had 3-25.
The second match will be played at P.Sara Oval in Colombo from Aug. 22.