Rome, May 21 (AP/UNB) — Bologna secured Serie A football for another season after drawing at Lazio 3-3 in a thriller on Monday.
Bologna moved four points clear of the relegation zone with one match remaining.
Lazio was still celebrating winning the Italian Cup midweek and Joaquin Correa fired the capital side in front in the 13th minute.
However, two goals in the space of a minute from Andrea Poli and Mattia Destro saw Bologna take the lead early in the second half.
Bastos curled in a stunning effort to level for Lazio in the 59th but Riccardo Orsolini restored Bologna's lead shortly after.
Substitute Sergej Milinkovic-Savic secured a draw for Lazio with a sensational free kick 10 minutes from time.
Dhaka, May 20 (UNB) – A golf tournament titled “5 Clubs Golf Tournament-2019’ was held in Islamabad recently to promote friendship and generate bondage amongst the diplomats.
The defence wing at Bangladesh High Commission in Islamabad arranged the daylong tournament at Margalla Golf Club.
A total of 48 golfers, including eight female ones, participated in the tournament, said the High Commission on Monday.
It was well-appreciated by all concerned and really provided a wonderful exposure of Bangladesh High Commission in sending the message of friendship across the diplomatic community, it said.
Prizes were distributed among the winners by chief guest Ambassador of Turkmenistan and Dean of Diplomatic Corps Atadjan Movlamov.
Defence Advisor of Bangladesh High Commission Brigadier General Khondaker Shafiur Rahman received net runner-up prize.
Speaking on the occasion, he said the defence wing of Bangladesh High Commission is looking forward to organising many more such events in the coming days.
The tournament was sponsored jointly by the defence wings of Bangladesh High Commission and Nigerian High Commission.
Dhaka, May 20 (UNB) - Uber, the world’s largest personal mobility company, on Monday announced a key partnership with the International Cricket Council as the official sponsor of the ICC Men’s World Cup 2019.
The partnership will make Uber the first mobility and food delivery app to strike a sponsorship deal with the ICC for the Men’s Cricket World Cup, one of the most watched sporting events, which will be played in England and Wales from May 30 to July 14 with an estimated global viewing audience of 1.5 billion.
Uber’s campaign ‘This World Cup, Every Fan Wins’ aims to create a culture of togetherness and puts cricket lovers at the heart of the celebration, which includes the World Cup’s first and very own anthem - Way-O, Way-O, Uber said in a media statement.
The anthem is sung by acclaimed artists across five participating countries and will give ardent fans a signature song to cheer on and celebrate the sport. Uber will fly down hundreds of driver and courier partners, as well as riders and eaters, to the Cricket World Cup and will also host a series of activities to foster a spirit of solidarity at the tournament.
Uber’s Chief International Business Officer Brooks Entwistle said they are excited to further their commitment to cricket as a global sport and bring their community of riders, eaters, drivers and delivery partners closer to each other and a game they love so much.
"Cricket is passionately followed in eight participating countries, where Uber and Uber Eats are an integral part of people’s day-to-day life. We believe this partnership allows fans to pursue their passion while we take care of their commute and food requirements," he said.
He further added, “We are thrilled to launch the World Cup’s first-ever anthem, which puts fans at the heart of this celebration. We are very confident the anthem will resonate with hundreds of millions of cricket lovers across the world.”
Commenting on the partnership, Manu Sawhney, CEO of the International Cricket Council, said they are delighted to continue their partnership with Uber for the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019.
"Their commitment to cricket was clear during last year’s Women’s T20 World Cup where the brand brought to life some of the wonderful stories behind the players with the #RoadSheMade campaign. Uber has some equally exciting plans for this summer’s event and shares our ambition to make this the greatest celebration of cricket ever.”
Shakib Al Hassan, brand ambassador and Bangladesh Cricket team all-rounder, said: "I share the excitement of tens of millions of passionate Bangladeshi cricket fans and want to assure them that this will be one of the most memorable Cricket World Cups ever."
"I commend Uber for its initiative to put cricket lovers at the centre of celebrations and am confident Way-O, Way-O will bring cricket fans closer together and deepen their love for the game," he said.
Last year, in line with the company’s initiative to empower girls and women around the world, Uber supported the first-ever standalone ICC Women’s World T20 in the West Indies.
As part of this partnership, Uber rolled out the #JerseyKnowsNoGender campaign in collaboration with sports personalities from different fields to encourage women’s participation in sports and to also generate support for the T20 Championship.
Dhaka, May 20 (UNB) – Newly crowned Bangladesh Police AC earned a 1-0 goal victory over Agrani Bank SC in the 11-team Bangladesh Championship League (BCL) football at the Bir Shreshtha Shaheed Shipahi Mohammad Mustafa Kamal Stadium in Kamalapur on Monday.
After a barren first half, Mohammad Kabirul scored the match winner for the policemen in the 67th minute
Police AC, which earned promotion to the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) Football with three matches to spare, clinched the BCL title securing 36 points from 19 matches and will play Soccer Club, Feni in the remaining league match on May 24.
Uttar Baridhara Club finished runners-up in the league to qualify for the Bangladesh Premier League football from the next season securing 30 points from 19 matches.
However, champions Police AC dropped points in their previous match against bottom-placed Swadinata KC as the match between them ended in 2-2 draw.
Dhaka, May 20 (UNB) – The Dhaka Metropolis 2nd Division Hockey League will begin on June 15 at the Maulana Bhasani National Stadium here.
The decision was taken at a meeting of the league committee of Bangladesh Hockey Federation (BHF) at the federation office at the stadium on Monday.
The 12th edition of the league was held in 2017 when Dilkusha Sporting Club emerged champions beating Dhaka Young Star Club by 3-0 goals in the last league match at Maulana Bhasani National Hockey Stadium.
The player registration window of the 2nd division league is likely to open on May 30-31.
Newly elected BHF joint secretary and vice-chairman of the 2nd Division Hockey League Committee Kamrul Islam Kismat said each of the participating teams will get appearance money of Tk 1 lakh.
“We hope all the previous seven clubs will take part in the league and we’ve decided to provide Tk 1 lakh for all the participating teams each,” he said.
Replying to a query about the team’s participation in the hockey league, Kismat said, “We’ve discussed the matter with the representatives of all seven clubs during the meeting when they agreed to participate in the league.”
He continued, “We pledged before the election to save the hockey. It’s part of our promise to hold the domestic leagues regularly.”
The previous two committees -- executive committee and ad-hoc committee -- of the federation had never felt the need to arrange the second division league on regular basis, he alleged.
The domestic leagues have become irregular in recent times due to internal conflict in the hockey federation. Only 12 leagues were held in the last 43 years between 1974 and 2017.