Dhaka, May 31 (UNB)— West Indies batsman Chris Gayle started his final World Cup campaign with a fifty on Friday and set a new record of most number of sixes in ICC World Cup events.
He has smashed 40 sixes so far.
Among others in the list, AB de Villiers of South Africa is in the second position with 37 sixes, former Australian captain Ricky Ponting is in the third position with 31 sixes, Brendon McCullum of New Zealand is in the fourth position with 29 sixes and former South African batsman Herschelle Gibbs is in fifth position with 28 sixes.
Sachin Tendulkar and Sanath Jayasuriya are sharing the sixth slot with 27 sixes each.
Chris Gayle also touched 19,000-run milestone in international cricket and become the third highest scorer of West Indies after Brian Lara and Shivnarine Chanderpaul.
He scored total of 19,042 runs from 451 matches in the all three formats (Test, ODI, T20) of international cricket.
In Friday’s match against Pakistan, Gayle scored his 52nd half century in 34 balls with three sixes and six fours.
Earlier, Gayle recorded the most sixes hitting the 506 sixes in 447th match in the all three formats (Test, ODI, T20) of international cricket.
He broke Shahid Afridi’s record of 476 sixes in 524 international matches.
Dhaka, May 31 (UNB)- Three players secured maximum 4 points each in the ongoing Walton Amateur International Rating Chess Tournament (Open) 2019 at the National Sports Council old building on Friday.
They are- CM Subrota Biswas, Jabed Al Azad and Sk Rashedul Hasan.
CM Subrota Biswas beat Jewel Khan, Jabed Al Azad beat Din Mohammad and Sk Rashedul Hasan defeated Mohammed Enayet Hossain.
On the other hand, five players shared the second slot with 3.5 points each.
They are - Mohammad Yousuf, Feroz Ahmed, Md Sariatullah, Saimon Siddiqur Rahman and Mohammad Manik
Among them, Mohammad Yousuf drew with Md Jamal Uddin, Feroz Ahmed beat CM Sohel Chowdhury, Mohammad Manik beat Nayan Kumar Mohanto, Saimon Siddiqur Rahmanbeat Manoj Kumar Dhar and Md Sariatullah defeated Yasin Arafat.
The fifth round games will be played on Saturday from 10am at the same venue.
Dhaka, May 31 (UNB)— Bangladesh National Football team are well-prepared to play their last practice match against BG Pathum United FC on Saturday in Thailand.
The match will kick-off at 5pm (BdST) at Leo Stadium in Thailand’s Pathum Thani.
Bangladeshi players are now in Thailand on a 10-day preparation camp ahead of the joint qualification matches for FIFA World Cup 2022 and AFC Asian Cup 2023 against Laos.
After the preparation camp, Bangladesh will play their away match for joint qualifications against Laos on June 6 at 5pm (BdST) at the National Stadium in Vientiane. The home match against the same opponent is scheduled for June 11 at Bangabandhu National Stadium in Dhaka at 7pm.
Bangladesh’s opponent, the BG Pathum United FC, have been promoted to the Thai professional football league Thai League 1 as the champions of Thai League 2 season 2018-19.
Ahead of the practice match, Bangladeshi booters had a busy Friday with a two-hour hard training session consisting dribbling, passing and man marking from 1pm at SP Football Academy Ground in Bangkok.
After training, the players had swimming and recovery sessions at the hotel pool and in the afternoon they had another session at the gym.
Bangladesh Head Coach Jamie Day believes the booters will be more confident after their Saturday’s match.
“Saturday match is a strong one against BG Pathum United. Our players will be energised to do better against Laos,” Jamie added.
Team Manager Satyojit Das Rupu said that the team have been improved and will not make any mistake.
“Our boys are now well trained and they won’t repeat mistakes of their first match,” he added.
Veteran footballer Mamunul Islam Mamun said these friendly matches help them finding their shortcomings.
“The friendly matches will be very helpful for us before we face Laos. We hope to have a good result,” Mamun added.
The team will return home from Laos on June 7.
Bangladesh team: Tutul Hosain Badsha, Mamunul Islam Mamun, Sohel Rana, Ashraful Islam Rana, Anisur Rahman Zico, Yeasin Khan, Bishwanath Ghosh, Jamal Bhuyan (C), Rahmat Mia, Mohammad Ibrahim, Biplu Ahmed, Masuk Mia Jony, Sushanto Tripura, Md Rabiul Hasan, Nabib Newaj Ziban, Tawhidul Alam Sabuz, Riyadul Hasan, Matin Miah, Md Mazharul Islam.
Dhaka, May 31 (UNB)- Khelaghar Samaj Kallayan Samity emerged champions in the Dhaka Premier Division Women’s League with one match to spare securing full twenty one points from their twelve matches with ten wins, a loss and a draw.
After the 12 league matches, Rupali Bank Krira Parishad and Sheikh Rasel Sports Development Academy earned seventeen points each while Mohammedan Sporting Club collected sixteen points.
the other hand, Abahani Limited earned 11 points from their 13 matches defeating traditional rival Dhaka Mohammedan SC by 12 runs in the Dhaka Premier Division Women’s League at BKSP ground-4 in Savar on Thursday.
In the last league matches on Saturday, Khelaghar SKS will take on Sheikh Rasel SDA at BKSP ground-3 while Rupali Bank KP will play against Mohammedan SC at ground-4 in Savar.
The prize giving ceremony will be held after the matches where Director General of BKSP Brigadier General Md Shamsur Rahman will be chief guest.
Dhaka, May 31 (UNB) — Bangladesh’s injury woes before the World Cup worsened with opener Tamim Iqbal suffering a fresh blow during net session at the Oval on Friday.
“Tamim came out of the net right after the blow which was a sign of worry. But it’s too early to say anything about the blow. We can be sure after a scan,” Courtney Walsh, Bangladesh bowling coach, told the media at the Oval.
After about an hour, Bangladesh team manager Khaled Mahmud told the media that Tamim is feeling good. But the team management wants him to undergo a scan as a precautionary step.
“We want to be sure that he is fine,” Mahmud said.
Along with Tamim, Mashrafe Bin Mortaza, Mahmudllah Riyad, Mustafizur Rahman, Shakib Al Hasan and Mohammad Saifuddin are also suffering from injuries.
Bangladesh will play their first match on June 2 against South Africa at the Kennington Oval, London.