Dhaka, Aug 22 (UNB) – Bangladesh Football Federation (BFF) has selected 21 footballers from the just-concluded Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) for the ongoing residential training camp of Bangladesh Under-18 and Under-19 teams at BFF Fortis Football Academy in Beraid area of the capital.
They will join the camp which began on April 4 last with some other 60 promising footballers picked up by BFF under its countrywide talent hunt programme.
The SAFF U-18 Championship will be held in Nepal on September 20-19 while the AFC U-19 Championship Qualifiers is scheduled for Bahrain November 6-10 this year.
Selected booters have been asked to reports to assistant coach of both teams Rashed Ahmed Pappu at the Academy on Sunday at with their kits.
Chosen players are: Rakibul Islam (Bashundhara Kings), Mohammad Ridoy, Dipok Roy, Ariful Islam (Dhaka Abahani ), Shanto Kumer Roy, Yeasin Arafat, Foysal Ahmed Fahim, Jabed Ahmed, Sabbir Hossain, Maraz Hossain, Tanbir Hossain, Ahmed Abid (Saif SC), Mohammad Jewel (Arambagh KS), Mahmud Fahim (Muktijudha SKC), Bappy (Mohammedan SC), Samrat Ahmed Roy (Rahmatganj MFS), Mohiuddin Ranu, Uttam Chndra Roy, Naiyem Hossain (Brothers Union) Mohammad Fahim and Jamir Uddin (NoFel SC) .
Dhaka, Aug 22 (UNB) - Bangladesh Women’s Hockey team suffered another 0-6 goals defeat against touring Sports Authority of India’s (SAI) National Academy Women’s Hockey team in their 2nd match of the six-match series at the Maulana Bhasani Hockey Stadium on Thursday.
Bangladesh Women’s Hockey team, which is now preparing for their maiden participation in the Women’s Junior (U-21) AHF Cup Hockey Qualifiers in Singapore on September 9–15, also conceded a 0-6 goals defeat in their first match against the India team at the same venue last Tuesday.
Bangladesh Women’s team, which went down by 0-4 goals in the first half of the day’s match, will play their 3rd match on Friday at 7 pm at the same venue.
President of Bangladesh Hockey Federation and Air Force Chief Air Chief Marshall Masihuzzaman Serniabad will witness the Friday’s match and chief guest and later he hand over token prizes to both participating teams.
Bangladesh Women’s Hockey team now playing a six-match series ahead of their maiden participation in the Women’s Junior (U-21) AHF Cup Hockey Qualifiers scheduled to be held in Singapore during September 9–15 this year.
The 4th match will be held on August 25 at 4 pm, 5th one on August 26 at 7 pm and the 6th and last match on August 28 at 4 pm, all at the Maulana Bhasani National Stadium here.
Earlier, a 20-member SAI National Academy Women’s Hockey team arrived here on Monday to play six friendly matches with Bangladesh women’s hockey team.
Dhaka, Aug 22 (UNB)- Defending Champions Bangladesh Under-15 Football team will start their SAFF Under-15 campaign taking on Bhutan on Friday (August 23) at the Kalyani Stadium in West Bengal, India.
The match will kick-off at 12:30 pm (Bangladesh time). Sri Lanka will play Nepal in the day’s other match at 3:30 pm.
Ahead of their campaign, Bangladesh boys made their practices at Kalyani on Thursday after swimming and recovery sessions at the Dolphin Palace Hotel in Kalyani on Wednesday.
Five South Asian countries - Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan, Sri Lanka and hosts India—are taking part league basis matches.
In the remaining matches, two time champions Bangladesh will play against Sri Lanka on August 25, Nepal on August 27 and hosts India on August 29 at the same venue.
Later, top two teams will play final on August 31 at the same venue.
On the opening day (Wednesday) hosts India outplayed Nepal by 5-0 goals in the opening match while Sri Lanka beat Bhutan by 3-2 goals in the other opening day’s fixture.
Earlier on Tuesday, defending champions Bangladesh Under-15 Football team beat local United Sports Club U-15 side by 3-1 goals in a practice match at Kalyani Stadium in West Bengal.
A 30-member Bangladesh team -- 23 booters and 7 officials -- reached Nadia district in West Bengal on Monday to participate in the competition.
Dhaka, Aug 22 (UNB) — Three cricketers of Bangladesh Emerging team were injured when a bus hit their microbus in front of Jahangirnagar University on Dhaka-Manikganj highway in Savar on Wednesday evening.
The injured junior Tigers were identified as Mehedi Hasan Rana, Zakir Hasan and Monir Khan.
Hasibul Hossain Shanto, Bangladesh Emerging Cricket team manager, said the accident took place while they were coming back to Dhaka from BKSP after playing the 2nd one-day match against touring Sri Lankan Emerging team on the day at BKSP.
Pace-bowler Mehedi got hurt on his chest, Zakir got head injury while Monir injured in his leg but finally returned to national academy safely in Mirpur after taking first aid in Savar, he added.
Bangladesh Emerging team played their second match of the three-match one-day series at BKSP on Wednesday where they won the 2nd match by two wickets to level the series 1-1 featuring two fifties by Nazmul Hossain Shanto and Yasir Ali.
Both the teams will lock horns in the series deciding 3rd and last one-day match on August 24 at Sheikh Abu Naser Stadium in Khulna.
After the one-day series, both teams will play a two-match four-day series. The first four-day match will be held in Khulna while the second and the last match of the contest in Cox’s Bazar.
Dhaka, Aug 22 (UNB) - In the last three years, Bangladesh played 21 Tests but in the next three years, they will play 32 Tests, including those of the World Test Championship and this has made left-handed top order-batsman Mominul Haque, who is often tagged as the Test specialist, happy.
Bangladesh are currently gearing up for their new home season which will begin with the one-off Test against Afghanistan in the first week of September. New head coach Russell Domingo has already started his job to prepare the team.
“It’s good that we’ll play a lot of Tests in the coming days. Our Test championship will start with the series against India in November. Before that, we’ll face Afghanistan in a one-off Test which will help us get prepared to face India because of the strong spin attack of Afghans,” Mominul told the media on Thursday.
“We have to be strong both in mental and physical aspects (to play many Tests). I think it won’t create any problem for me as I’ve played a few matches in a span of a short time in India (for BCB XI recently). So, I’m habituated with this). And the thing is that if you play more matches, it becomes easier to play more,” the southpaw added.
Mominul believes with the Test championship, Bangladesh will get more chances to play Tests and it will surely make them stronger in the most prestigious format of the game. Bangladesh developed massively in ODI cricket, but in that sense, they are yet to taste the same success in Tests.
“It’s good for our country that we’ll get chances to play more Tests and it’ll change us in this format. It’s really good for Bangladesh cricket. From a personal point of view, I’m glad that we’ll play more Tests,” he further said.
Mominul played 35 Tests and scored 2558 runs at an average of 41.93 with eight hundreds and 12 fifties. However, he failed to flare up in ODIs as he played 28 matches and scored only 557 at an average of 22.28.
The left-hander believers if he can manage his good record in Test cricket and come up with a more effective effort in the upcoming edition of BPL, it might earn him another chance in the white-ball cricket.
“I am not going to be tagged as a Test player for all of my life. I’ve been trying to improve myself as a cricketer. I always practise more to be perfect in my job. If I can maintain a good average in Tests and play well in BPL, I might get another chance to resume my white-ball cricket in the international arena,” Mominul concluded.