Dhaka, Sept 22 (UNB) – A three-day National Archery Judges Course, organised by Bangladesh Archery Federation (BAF), began on Saturday at the Media Center of Bangladesh Olympic Association (BOA) in the capital.
BAF President Lt Gen M Moinul Islam (Retd) inaugurated the program which was chaired by BAF General Secretary Kazi Razibuddin Ahmed Chapal.
BAF Assistant General Secretary cum Convener of the Judges Development Committee Abdur Rashid Serniabad gave vote of thanks in presence of National Archery Coach Martin Fedric.
A total of 31 judges from all over the country are taking part in the three-day course, conducted by the chairman of the Asian Judges Committee of the World Archery Mau Sui Hoong Frankie.
Moulvibazar, Sep 22 (UNB) - Swadhinata Kabaddi Team defeated IGP Kabaddi Team by 22-11 sets with a lona in the opener of the Moulvibazar District Sports Association (DSA) Cup Kabaddi tournament at Sheikh Russel Indoor Stadium here on Friday night.
Bangladesh Kabaddi Federation General Secretary and Asian Kabaddi Federation President Habibur Rahman, who is also Deputy Inspector General (Admin) of Police Headquarters, inaugurated the newly constructed tournament venue, Sheikh Russel Indoor Stadium, as the chief guest.
Dhaka, Sep 22 (UNB) - Bangladesh golfer Siddikur Rahman shared joint 51st in the purse of approximate US$ 1,355,000 Asia-Pacific Open Golf Championship Diamond Cup after the third round at Musashi Country Club Sasai Course in Japan on Saturday.
Siddikur made a better cut with sharing 33rd spot on Friday, but slipped down on the day as carded one birdy against four bogies for a three-over-par 74 in the third round.
The two-time Asian Tour winner Siddikur aggregated three-over-par 216 [72-70-74] and stayed a 15-shot behind the Japanese leader Yuta Ikeda, who is one shot ahead of the South Korean player Yikeun Chang.
Yuta Ikeda has maintained the lead throughout three days while Siddikur shared his spot with four other golfers.
Dhaka, Sep 22 (UNB) – Hosts Bangladesh will lock horn with their main contender Vietnam to decide the Group F champions of the AFC U-16 Women’s Championship on Sunday at Bir Shrestha Shaheed Shipahi Mohammad Mostafa Kamal Stadium in Kamalapur here.
The crucial match between two teams will kicks-off at 3:30 pm, where the winning team will be group champions.
Two lowly teams --Bahrain and United Arab Emirates—which yet to open the account playing three matches each, will also battle with each other in Sunday’s other match at 11:30 am at the same venue.
On the completion of three group matches, hosts Bangladesh and Vietnam maintained their all-win record securing full nine points, scoring 25 goals each without conceding any.
Bangladesh, which earlier defeated Bahrain 10-0, Lebanon 8-0 and UAE 7-0, are in the 2nd slot in the points table behind Vietnam.
On other hand, Vietnam which beat UAE 4-0, Bahrain 14-0 and Lebanon 7-0, topped the group table despite of same points and same goals.
UAE and Bahrain yet to open account, playing three matches each to remain at the 4th and 5th place respectively in the five-nation fray while Lebanon were in the 3rd slot securing six points from all the four group encounters.
Standing of the Group F till Friday (Tabulating under match played, win, draw, loss, goal for, goal against, goal difference and points).
Teams M W D L GF GA GD Pts
Vietnam 3 3 0 0 25 0 25 9
Bangladesh 3 3 0 0 25 0 25 9
Lebanon 4 2 0 2 14 18 -4 6
UAE 3 0 0 3 3 17 -14 0
Bahrain 3 0 0 3 0 32 -32 0
Dhaka, Sep 22 (UNB) – Bangladesh conceded two defeats in three matches in the 14th Asia Cup, which is a wakeup call for the Tigers ahead of going into the crucial Super-Four stage battle against Afghanistan at Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi on Sunday.
The match will begin at 5:30 pm [Bangladesh time].
Both Bangladesh and Afghanistan lost their first game of the Super-Four stage against India by seven wickets and by three wickets against Pakistan respectively.
But, Afghanistan ahead of bottom-run Bangladesh in the points table by virtue of batter run rate.
Moreover, ICC’s new full-member Afghans are morally strong, having a 136-run winning experience against Bangladesh in the group stage.
Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Bin Mortaza wants a fight back, though, witnessed worried-face at the dressing-room with early loss of wickets in the last two matches.
“We have had collapses in two successive matches. We managed to recover in the first game but faced world-class bowlers against Afghanistan and India. We have to ensure more partnerships in the first 30 overs so that we don’t go out of the contest,” Mashrafe told reporters on Saturday.
Ahead of the game, Soumya Sarkar and Imrul Kayes have been included in injury-prone Bangladesh squad to give a much-needed boost to their batting.
In this regards, Mashrafe said, “It won’t be easy for anyone - not for those who are currently playing, nor for those coming in… everything in international cricket is tough - and you have to score, bat well and bowl well within that, and we have staged comebacks like this. Nothing is impossible; whoever plays has to take a little responsibility.”
Having failed to cross 200 runs mark in successive innings, Bangladesh could make changes to their top order, with Soumya Sarkar and Imrul Kayes now also in the mix.
Afghanistan is unlikely to tinker with their top six but they may want to ponder the make-up of their pace attack.
Bangladesh squad: Mashrafe Bin Mortaza (captain), Shakib Al Hasan, Mohammad Mithun, Liton Kumar Das, Mushfiqur Rahim, Ariful Haque, Mahmudullah Riyad, Mosaddek Hossain, Nazmul Hossain, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Nazmul Islam, Rubel Hossain, Mustafizur Rahman, Abu Hider, Mominul Haque, Soumya Sarkar and Imrul Kayes.
Afghanistan squad: Asghar Afghan (captain), Aftab Alam, Gulbadin Naib, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Ihsanullah, Javed Ahmadi, Mohammad Nabi, Mohammad Shahzad, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Munir Ahmad, Najibullah Zadran, Rahmat Shah, Rashid Khan, Samiullah Shenwari, Sayed Shirzad and Wafadar Momand.