Dhaka, May 12 (UNB)- Bangladesh Police Football Club routed lowly Feni Soccer Club by 5-1 goals in the last league match of the Bangladesh Championship League (BCL) at the Bangabandhu National Stadium on Friday.
Bangladesh Police FC clinched the BCL title securing 39 points from 20 matches with 11 wins, six draws and three losses.
Uttar Baridhara Club finished runners-up in the league to qualify for the BPL football from the next season securing 33 points from 20 matches with nine wins, six draws and five losses.
On the other hand, two bottom-ranked teams – Soccer Club Feni and Swadhinata KS – are relegated to the DMFLC Senior Division Football League next season.
In Friday’s match, Amirul scored a brilliant hat-trick at 26th, 43rd and 61st minutes for Police FC and converted the 4th goal in the 68th minute.
On the other hand, Shofikul netted the only goal for Feni Soccer Club in the stoppage time (90+2 minute) from a penalty awarded by the referee.
After the match, BCL champions and runners–up trophies for the season 2019 were handed over to Bangladesh Police and Uttar Baridhara Club.
BFF Senior Vice-president Abdus Salam Murshedy, MP, distributed the trophies and medals.
Earlier, a BFF media manager said that the trophies of the BCL season 2017 will be distributed to champions Bashundhara Kings and runners-up NoFeL Sporting Club on the occasion.
Later, BFF said in a press release on Friday that the trophies were distributed to the BCL season 2014-15 champions Uttar Baridhara Club and runners-up Arambag Krira Sangha on the occasion.
A total of 11 teams took part in the double-league BCL that began on February 10 last. Standings of the BCL Football (Tabulating under match played, win, draw, loss, goal for/goal against and points):
Teams MP W D L GF GA GD Pts
Bangladesh Police FC 20 11 6 3 31 13 18 39
Uttar Baridhara Club 20 9 6 5 35 20 15 33
Farashganj Sporting Club 20 7 9 4 17 13 4 30
T&T Club, Motijheel 20 5 11 4 11 9 2 26
Victoria Sporting Club 20 6 8 6 20 19 1 26
Agrani Bank Ltd. SC 20 5 11 4 11 10 1 26
Fakirerpool YMC 20 6 7 7 22 26 -4 25
Dhaka City FC Ltd. 20 6 7 7 19 27 -8 25
Wari Club 20 6 5 9 18 25 -7 23
Soccer Club Feni 20 5 4 11 16 24 -8 19
Swadhinata KS 20 3 8 9 20 31 -11 17
Dhaka, May 24 (UNB)- Ten players are sitting atop the points table after third round matches in the ongoing Walton International Rating Chess Tournament (Open) 2019.
They are – IM Mohammad Minhaz Uddin, FM Mehdi hasan Parag, FM Syed Mahfuzur Rahman, FM Mohammad Javed, CM Md Sharif Hossain, Md Jamal Uddin, Sk Rashedul Hasan, CM Sohel Chowdhury, Mohammad Aminul Islam and Md Aminul Islam.
All of them secured maximum 3 points each in matches played at the National Sports Council old building on Friday.
In the third round games, IM Mohammad Minhaz Uddin defeated Avik Sarker and FM Mehdi hasan Parag beat Jabed Al Azad.
In the other matches of the same round, FM Syed Mahfuzur Rahman beat S A Zaker, FM Mohammad Javed beat Mihir Lala Das, CM Md Sharif Hossain beat Matiur Rahman Mamun, Md Jamal Uddin beat Din Mohammad, Sk Rashedul Hasan beat Md Abzid Rahman, CM Sohel Chowdhury beat Gishan Rahman, Mohammad Aminul Islam beat Shahnaz Mohammad Faruque and Md Aminul Islam beat Smbarta Benerjee.
The fourth round games will be played on Saturday from 10am at the same venue.
The tournament began on May 23.
Dhaka, May 24 (UNB)— Bangladesh indoor hockey team will face Malaysia in the opening match of 11-team Men’s Indoor Asia Cup 2019 in Chonburi, Thailand on July 15.
Bangladesh have been put in tough Pool A along with defending champions Iran, hosts Thailand, former runner-up Malaysia and Philippines.
In their next matches, Bangladesh will face defending champions Iran on July 16 and meet Philippines on July 17.
In their last Pool match, Bangladesh will play against hosts Thailand on July 18.
Runners-up Kyrgyzstan have been placed in Pool B with Uzbekistan, Chinese Taipei, Singapore, Myanmar and Nepal.
Bangladesh men’s indoor hockey team are going to take part in the competition for the first time scheduled to be held in Thailand from July 15-21.
The team will fly for Thailand on July 1 to join a 15-day preparation camp. Bangladesh Hockey Federation initially picked up 34 players for the camp.
Selected players are : Ashim Gope, Abu Sayeed Nippon, Biplab Kuzur, Al Amin Miah (GK), Imran Hasan Pintu, Khorshedur Rahman, Farhad Ahmed Shetul, Ashraful Islam, Kamruzzaman Rana, Shohanur Rahman Sabuj, Sarwar Hossain, Roman Sarkar, Nayeem Uddin, Fazle Hossain Rabbi, Rasel Mahmud Jimi, Pushkar Khisa Mimo, Milan Hossain, Moinul Islam Kawshik, Arshad Hossain, Mahbub Hossain, Deen Islam Emon, Sarwar Morshed Shawon, Shafiul Alam Shisir, Hasan Jubair Niloy, Mohammad Mohsin, Abed Uddin, Prince Lal Simanto, Rezaul Karim Babu, Mehdi Hasan, Taher Ali, Mohammad Rokin, Raju Ahmed Tapu, Al Nahian Shuvo and Sifat Ahmed.
Dhaka, May 24 (UNB)- Diego Maradona, an Argentinian football legend now training the Mexican club Dorados de Sinaloa, was detained at a Buenos Aires airport after his ex-girlfriend Rocio Oliva sued him for a $6.3 million pay-out, reports The Nation.
It is believed that Oliva, who had dated Maradona for six years before they broke up last December, has filed a claim in the San Miguel Family Court for "action of economic compensation" against the former footballer.
According to the reports, Maradona was returning to his native Argentina from Mexico when he was stopped by authorities who issued a formal notice of the proceedings against him from his ex.
A court date has allegedly been set for 13 June; Maradona, however, will be not attend the hearing, but will be represented there by his lawyer.
In January, Marca reported, referring to Maradona's interview on Argentinian television, that he was infuriated with Oliva's economic demands and declared that their "love is dead".
"I'm not one to hit, but I felt like ripping her head off. Rocio is now completely out of my life. The love is dead now", he allegedly said.
Paris, May 24 (AP/UNB) — Rafael Nadal will start his campaign for a record-extending 12th title at the French Open against a qualifier. And if he makes it to the second round of the clay-court Grand Slam, another qualifier will be waiting.
The defending champion was handed what looked like quite an easy draw Thursday at Roland Garros stadium, where the Spanish player attended the ceremony and said he was happy with his form.
Nadal won his first title of the season last week at the Italian Open, where he looked close to his best after some uncharacteristic struggles on clay.
"It was an important title for me," Nadal said. "I played very well throughout the tournament, I'm very happy to find myself in this situation."
In the women's draw, Simona Halep will open the defense of her title against Ajla Tomljanovic. Top-ranked Naomi Osaka, who seeks a third consecutive major championship, will be up against Anna Karolína Schmiedlová.
Coming to Paris with only one clay-court match since last year's French Open, 23-time Grand Slam champion Serena Williams was drawn into the top half of the draw with Osaka and Halep. She will take on Vitalia Diatchenko in the first round.
Osaka will be up against a tough opponent if she gets past Schmiedlova, facing the winner of a first-round match pitting 2017 champion Jelena Ostapenko and former top-ranked player Victoria Azarenka.
Nadal, who last year became the first male player to win 11 titles at the same Grand Slam tournament, could meet his old foe Roger Federer in the semifinals. Federer, in his first French Open match since 2015, will face Lorenzo Sonego of Italy and could face Stefanos Tsitsipas in a potential quarterfinal matchup.
Federer is back on clay after skipping that part o the season for the past two years. He reached the quarterfinals in Madrid and Rome, where he withdrew because of a right leg injury.
Top-ranked Novak Djokovic will begin his run against Hubert Hurkacz. The Serb has been enjoying a good run of form during the clay season, winning the title in Madrid before losing to Nadal in Rome.
Organizers announced before the draw that Tomas Berdych and Milos Raonic had withdrawn from the tournament, which starts on Sunday.