Dhaka, June 24 (UNB) - State Minister for Youth and Sports Zahid Ahsan Russell on Monday said Bangladesh wants to send more young footballers to Brazil for higher training.
He came up with the remark while addressing a press conference arranged by Bangladesh Football Federation (BFF) at the BFF House on the occasion of the departure of four Bangladeshi young booters for Brazil for a month-long higher training.
The four Bangladeshi junior footballers -- Jogen Lorka (Rajshahi), Latifur Rahman Nahid (Rangpur), Omar Faruq Mithu (Kurigram) and Nazmul Akanda (Rangpur) – will leave Dhaka on Tuesday late night for the training in the football crazy country to groom themselves at the CR Vasco da Gama Football Club of Rio de Janeiro.
“It’s just the beginning. We want to send more young footballers to Brazil for higher training. Even, we’re also keen to send our women footballers there,” Russell said.
Brazilian Ambassador to Bangladesh Joao Tabajara de Oliveira Junior, BFF President Kazi Salahuddin, Director of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs MJH Javed, acting Youth and Sports Secretary Dr Mohammad Zafar Uddin, BFF women wing Chairman and FIFA council member Mahfuza Akter Kiron were also present on the occasion.
Focusing on the relationship between Brazil and Bangladesh, Ambassador Joao Tabajara de Oliveira Junior assured that their government will look into the matter and work together for the development of football in Bangladesh.
Earlier, the National Sports Council selected the four booters from initially chosen 20 footballers from two tournaments -- U-15 Development Cup and U-17 Bangabandhu Gold Cup -- after conducting a two-day final selection trial in November last year.
Dhaka, June 24 (UNB)- A brillinat hat-trick by Eti enabled Tangail District to earn a comfortable 6-0 goals victory over Gazipur District in the BFF-UNICEF U-16 National Women’s Football Championship’ 2019 at the Rafiq Uddin Bhuiyan Stadium in Mymensingh on Monday.
Eti made a hattrick scoring three goals while Maria, Selina and Surma netted one goal each for Tangail.
In the day’s other match at the same venue, Narayanganj District beat Netrakona District by a solitary goal scored by Khuki in the very 5th minute.
Dhaka, June 24 (UNB) - Bangladesh posted 262 for seven against Afghanistan in their seventh game of the ongoing ICC Men’s World Cup at Southampton on Monday.
Wicketkeeper-batsman Mushfiqur Rahim struck 83 off 87 balls with four fours and one six, which was Bangladesh’s highest individual score in the match. Along with him, Shakib Al Hasan hit a fifty (51).
Bangladesh’s 262 is the highest team total at The Rose Bowl, Southampton, in this World Cup. Along the way, Bangladesh surpassed India’s 230 that they scored against South Africa on June 5.
Earlier, Afghanistan captain won the toss and sent Bangladesh to bat first. In this match, the team management of the Tigers sent Liton Das to open the innings with Tamim Iqbal. The right-handed batsman hit two fours but failed to maintain the start.
He fell as the first batsman while playing Mujeeb Ur Rahman who ended up being to be the best bowler of Afghanistan taking three wickets conceding 39 runs in 10 overs. Along with Liton, he grabbed the wickets of Shakib and Soumya Sarkar as well.
Despite losing early wicket, Shakib and Tamim added 59 runs in the second wicket stand which helped the Tigers repair the early damage. Tamim fell for 36 off 53 balls. The southpaw misjudged the ball of Mohammad Nabi which shattered his stumps.
In the third wicket stand, Shakib and Mushfiqur added 61 runs which helped them complete 3000 runs in ODIs in the partnerships comprising only both of them.
Along the way, Shakib surpassed David Warner’s 447 to become the most run scorer in this World Cup so far. After today’s innings, Shakib has now 476 runs with two hundred and three fifties.
Bangladesh included Mohammad Saifuddin and Mosaddek Hossain, who missed the previous game due to injuries, in place of Rubel Hossain and Sabbir Rahman.
Afghanistan, on the other hand, also made two changes to their playing XI adding Dawlat Zadran and Samiullah Shenwari to replace Hazratullah Zazai and Aftab Alam.
Paris, Jun 24 (AP/UNB) — French legal authorities have decided to hold a trial for Lamine Diack, once one of the most influential men in Olympic sport, but who has been disgraced by investigations that uncovered corruption, extortion and doping cover-ups.
A French judicial official says Diack will stand trial on charges of corruption, influence-trafficking, and money laundering. The money-laundering charge, alone, carries a potential jail term of up to 10 years. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because they weren't authorized to discuss the planned trial publicly.
Diack was head of the IAAF for 16 years.
Also ordered to stand trial was one of Diack's sons, Papa Massata Diack. He has emerged as a central figure in French judicial probes of suspected corruption involving the 2016 and 2020 Olympic Games and other sports events. The judicial official says the younger Diack will stand trial for complicity in corruption and money laundering. Believed to be living in Senegal, he could be tried in absentia.