Dhaka, May 12 (UNB) - Former Indian Super League champions Chennaiyin FC arrived here on Sunday evening to play their Group E away match of the AFC Cup’2019 against Bangladesh Professional Football League champions Dhaka Abahani Limited.
They landed at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport around 6:30 pm.
The Dhaka Abahani-Chennaiyin FC match will kick off at 7pm at the Bangabandhu National Stadium on Wednesday (May 15).
In another match of the day, Nepalese champions Manang Marshyangdi will host Minerva Punjab at 3:30 pm at ANFA Complex in Kathmandu.
In the next Group E matches, six-time Bangladesh Professional Football league champions Dhaka Abahani Limited will take on Manang Marshyangdi of Nepal on June 19 at the Bangabandhu National Stadium and play Minerva Punjab of India on June 26 at Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar, India.
Earlier, a suicidal goal by Brazilian defender Wellington Priori forced Dhaka Abahani Limited to concede a 0-1 defeat against former Indian Super League champions Chennaiyin FC in their 3rd Group E match of the ongoing AFC Cup’2019 at the Arena Stadium in Ahmedabad on April 30 last.
The maiden defeat forced Dhaka Anahani to the 2nd slot in the four-team group securing four points from three matches with one win, one draw and one loss while Channaiyin FC reached the summit of the group with unbeaten run securing seven points from three matches with two win and draw.
Dhaka Anahani started AFC Cup campaign beating Manang Marshyangdi Club by 1-0 goal in their first match in Kathmandu on April 3, but played to 2-2 draw with Minerva Punjab of India in Dhaka on April 17.
On the other hand, Chennaiyin FC drew with their compatriots Minerva Punjab in the group opener on April 3 and defeated Manang Marshyangdi of Nepal by 2-0 goals on April 17 at the Arena Stadium in Ahmedabad.
Standings of the Group E of the AFC Cup 2019 (Tabulating under match played, win, draw, loss, goal for/goal against and points):
Teams MP W D L GF GA P
Chennaiyin FC (IND) 3 2 1 0 3 0 7
Abahani Limited (BAN) 3 1 1 1 3 3 4
Minerva Punjab (IND) 3 0 3 0 4 4 3
Manang Marshyangdi (NEP) 3 0 1 2 2 5 1
Dhaka, May 12 (UNB) - Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) on Sunday launched a practice camp with 24 best performers of Dhaka Premier Division League.
Several famed coaches and former national cricketers will conduct practice camp that will continue till May 30.
Former coach of Bangladesh Under-19 Cricket team Mizanur Rahman will look after the batting side, veteran spinning coach Wahidul Gani will work with the spinners while former national pacer Talha Jubair will look after pace bowlers with the support of Sri Lankan Champaka Ramanayeke.
“The camp is for the players who did well in the premier league. I think it is a great idea to conduct this kind of camps. It will surely help the guys to be fit and ready for the upcoming challenges,” Mizanur Rahman said while talking to reporters at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium on Sunday.
“Bangladesh A team have some tours in near future. I think we’ll get players for A team from this camp. This camp will make them ready to take more challenges,” BCB selector Habibul Bashar said.
Farhad Reza and Taskin Ahmed, who are with the national team in Ireland now, will join the camp upon their return, confirmed BCB.
Players of Elite Camp: Anamul Haque Bijoy, Jahurul Islam, Shadman Islam, Mizanur Rahman, Imrul Kayes, Mominul Haque, Raqibul Hasan, Fazle Rabbi, Ariful Haque, Farhad Reza, Mehedi Hasan, Tanvir Haider, Nazmul Islam Apu, Taijul Islam, Sunjamul Islam, Nurul Hasan Sohan, Irfan Sukur, Salauddin Sakil, Khaled Ahmed, Ebadat Hossain, Kamrul Islam Rabbi, Shafiul Islam, Abu Hider Rony and Taskin Ahmed.
Dhaka, May 12 (UNB) - Robi Axiata Limited from Bangladesh is going to participate in the Standard Chartered Trophy 2019 at Anfield Stadium in United Kingdom on Monday (May 13).
Each team with five players will compete in a 30-minute special match in the tournament. From Group-A India, UK and South Korea and from Group-B Bangladesh, Ghana and Hong Kong will compete at the Anfield Stadium.
Robi got the opportunity to participate in the tournament by wining Bangladesh part that was held on March 1.
The Robi team includes Sheikh Adil Ahmed, Towfiquzzaman Chowdhury, Mohammad Aslam Hossen, Shakib Ahmed, Asiful Huq, MSR Momen Sagor and ShamShul Arifin.
Earlier, Bangla Trac, LankaBangla, Unilever, IDLC, Robi Axiata Ltd, BATB, Youth Group, United Group, Ispahani Group, Nestlé, Laugfs Gas and Unique Group participated in the Bangladesh part of the tournament.
Dhaka, May 12 (UNB)- Bangladesh archers missed bronze medal as they lost to South Korea by 2-6 sets in men’s recurve team event in the ongoing Stage-2 of World Cup Archery 2019 in Shanghai on Sunday.
The team comprised of Roman Shana, Tamimul Haque and Hakim Rubel faced Lee Woo Seok, Kim Woojin and Lee Seungyun of South Korea.
Bangladesh had a chance to grab the first medal in their second appearance in the World Cup Archery but they managed the fourth slot on the final day of the ongoing competition.
However, the team will return home on Monday night.
Earlier, a 10-member team representing Bangladesh (seven archers and three officials) reached Shanghai on early Sunday to take part in stage 2 of Archery World Cup 2019.
Hakim Ahmed Rubel joined veteran archers Roman Shana, Tamimul Islam, Emdadul Haque Milon and Beauty Roy in the men’s and women’s recurve divisions while Asim Kumar Das and Susmita Bonik took part in the men’s and women’s compound divisions.
In men’s recurve singles, Mohammad Hakim Ahmed Rubel lost to Lee Seungyun of South Korea by 7-3 sets and veteran Mohammad Roman Sana lost to Van Den Berg Sjef of the Netherlands by 6-4 sets in the round 16.
Imdadul Haque Milan and Mohammad Tamimul Haque were eliminated from round of 48 of the same event. Milan lost to Huston Patrick of Great Britain by 2-6 sets while Tamimul lost to Tekoniemi Antti of Finland.
Beauty Ray was eliminated from round of 24 of the women’s recurve singles after losing to Hayakawa Ren of Japan 3-7 sets.
In the recurve mixed team event, Bangladesh team comprised of Roman Shana and Beauty Ray lost to Tan Ya-Ting and Tang Chih-Chun of Chinese Taipei by 6-0 sets in the round of 8.
In the men’s compound singles, Ashim Kumar Das lost to Wong Co Wan of Malaysia by 140-142 score while Susmita Bonik lost to Medeleine Ong Xue Li of Singapore by 141-143 score in the women’s compound singles.
Ashim and Susmita also lost to their Japanese rivals by 137-157 score in the round of 12 of the compound mixed team event.
Dhaka, May 12 (UNB) - In their third match of the ongoing tri-nation series, Bangladesh are set to face West Indies on Monday at 3:45pm in The Village, Dublin.
Before heading to the match, West Indies won twice against Ireland. On the other hand, Bangladesh won against West Indies, and their match against Ireland was washed out by persistent rain on Thursday.
After four matches of the event, West Indies are at the top of the points table with two wins, and Bangladesh are just behind them with one win.
Meanwhile, the second match against the West Indies is now a golden chance for the Tigers to take one step ahead to the final. They will face the hosts Ireland again on Wednesday which is the last match before the final of May 17.
In the last match against Ireland, West Indies beat Ireland by five wickets. They chased down the target of 328 with five wickets in hand.
Ireland set a big challenge for the Caribbean boys posting a mammoth total of 327 relying on the knocks of Andrew Balbirnie (135), Paul Stirling (77) and Kevin O Brien (63).
But West Indies chased the target depending on the maiden ODI ton of Sunil Ambris (148). Along with him, Roston Chase (46), Jonathan Carter (43) and Jason Holder (36) also contributed with the bat.
Bangladesh might take this match as the platform of testing the players who have been brought to Ireland just for this series.
Taskin Ahmed, who played the practice game prior to the series but yet to get a chance in the main event, might be included in the game in the place of Mustafizur Rahman. The right-arm pacer is now in the centre of contention to be included in the World Cup team as BCB president Nazmul Hassan hinted on Saturday.
In the previous game against West Indies, Bangladesh were imperious both with ball and bat. They restricted West Indies to 261 while fielding first, and then they chased the target of 262 with eight wickets in hand.
Mashrafe Bin Mortaza was the best bowler for Bangladesh in the first match as he took three wickets. While chasing, Tamim Iqbal and Soumya Sarkar added 144 runs in the first wicket stand and made the way of a win easier. Tamim posted 80 while Soumya scored 73 in the first match.
After the tri-nation series, Bangladesh will head to England and Wales to play the ICC World Cup 2019. The Tigers will face South Africa on June 2 in their first match of the World Cup.