The jersey of Chattogram Challengers cricket team for upcoming Bangabandhu Bangladesh Premier League (BBPL) T20 Cricket was unveiled at a city hotel on Monday.
Ctg Challengers unveiled two sets of jerseys for BPL, one is purple and black for the away matches and the other is blue for home matches.
KM Rifatuzzaman, the owner and managing director of Chattogram Challengers, officially unveiled the jerseys on Monday.
Vice-President of Challengers Sajnin Khan, BCB Director cum Challengers Team Director Jalal Yunus, ACME Director and team sponsor Fahim Sinha, and team captain Mahmudullah were also present on the occasion.
The Bangabandhu BPL will kick off on Wednesday (December 11) with Chattogram Challengers taking on Sylhet Thunders in opener at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Mirpur.
The season of BPL is rebranded as Bangabandhu BPL to pay tribute to the birth centenary of the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.
Former English cricketer Owais Shah believes Rajshahi Royals can do well in the Bangabandhu Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) starting from December 11, if their all-rounders come up with expected efforts.
The 41-year-old former cricketer is all set to coach the Royals in BPL which will be his first coaching stint in Bangladesh. Shah is confident to go all the way in the most prestigious domestic cricket event in Bangladesh.
“I am satisfied with the squad I have. We are confident to go all the way in the event. If our all-rounders come up with their best efforts, we can expect a good result because the all-rounders are key in T20 cricket,” Shah told the media during their first practice session on Monday at the Academy ground in Mirpur.
“We got two explosive batsmen at the top of the order in the forms of Liton Das and Hazratullah Zazai. At the same time, we have got Ravi Bopara and Andre Russell in our armoury as well. I think we got a balanced side. Now, let’s see how we can come together in the next two-three days,” he added.
Shah believes the wickets of BPL will be more friendly to the batsmen, and he is expecting an event dominated by the batsmen. At the same time, the former Englishman hopes the local players should come up to bring good results for all of the teams participating in BPL.
A total of seven teams will be fighting for the title of BPL. Apart from the Royals, the other teams are- Dhaka Platoon, Comilla Warriors, Chattogram Challengers, Khulna Tigers, Rangpur Rangers and Sylhet Thunder.
A total of 46 matches will be played at three different venues in Dhaka, Chattogram and Sylhet. Along with the final, all four matches of the playoff rounds will be played in Dhaka.
Star studded Bangladesh Navy earned an emphatic 5-0 goals victory over Bangladesh Police in the Walton Refrigerator Victory Day Hockey Tournament at the Maulana Bhasaani National Hockey Stadium here on Monday.
Roman Sarker struck two field goals in the 14th and 23rd minutes, Deen Islam also scored two field goals in the 40th and 47th minutes while Krishna Kumar made another field goal in the 32nd minute for sailors team.
In the day’s other match, Sonali Bank beat Bangladesh Army by 4-3 goals at the same venue.
Mahbub and Mehedi contributed two goals each for the bankers’ team while Mamun Miah, Ahsan Habib and Hasan Jubair Niloy scored one each for the Army.
Tuesday’s matches : BKSP vs Police ( 1 pm), and Sonali Bank vs Air Force (3 pm).
Dhaka, Dec 9 (UNB) – Bangladesh made the record of achieving most gold medals in a South Asian Games securing 19 gold medals in the ongoing 13th SA Games in Nepal, featuring all the 10 gold medals in archery.
Celebrated archer Mohammad Ruman Shana and Eti Khatun have displayed a brilliant show in archery securing three gold medals each -- two in team evenst each and one in singles events -- in the Nepalese tourist town of Pokhara on Monday.
Riding on their outstanding performances, Bangladeshi archers secured all the 10 gold medals in archery enabling the country to achieve the record of clinching 19 gold medals in an edition since the games was introduced in 1984 also in Nepal.
The previous best performance of the country in the SA Games was 18 gold medals earned in 2010 in Dhaka. But, Bangladesh’s highest number of gold medals won in a single game held outside Bangladesh was 7, in the Madras Games in 1995.
Ruman Shana and Eti Khatun were the best performers of Bangladesh in the regional games after swimmer Mosharraf Hossain Khan, who secured a record five gold medals for Bangladesh in a single edition—three in individual events and two in relay--in the 2nd SAF Games (presently SA Games) in Dhaka in 1985.
Bangladeshi archers brought the glory for the country in the ongoing games on Sunday clinching all the six team event gold medals -- men’s recurve, women's recurve, mixed recurve, compound men’s, compound women’s and compound mixed –with Ruman Shana and Eti Khatun bagging two gold medals each.
Thereafter, Bangladeshi archers proved their worth displaying cent percent accuracy in the discipline as Suma Biswas, Mohammad Sohel Rana, Mohammad Ruman Shana and Eti Khatun bagged the remaining four gold medals in archery on the 9th day of the regional meet on Monday, in absence of Indian archers, who was banned by International Archery Federation.
Bangladeshi archer Suma Biswas clinched the day's first gold beating Anuradha Karunarante of Sri Lanka by 142-134 scores in the women’s compound singles final.
Sohel Rana bagged the day's 2nd gold in men’s compound singles beating Tandin Dorji of Bhutan by 137-136 scores, while Ruman Shana, who became the first Bangladeshi archer to qualify for the Olympic Games, clinched the day’s 3rd gold beating Kinley Tshering of Bhutan by 7-1 set points in men’s recurve singles.
Eti Khatun bagged the day’s last and the 10th archery gold for the red and green beating Sonam Dema of Bhutan by 7-3 set points in the women’s recurve singles to raise country gold tally to 18 golds, equaling the record of 2010 Games in Dhaka.
Finally, Bangladesh Men’s Cricket team created new chapter in the SA Games history presenting Bangladesh their record 19th gold medal winning the men’s cricket title beating Sri Lanka by seven wickets in the final on Monday.
The achievement was even more remarkable considering Bangladesh never won gold previously in the South Asian Games archery. Their previous best performance in the SA Games archery was the three silver medals in Guwahati in 2016.
Apart from Sunday’s six gold medals in Archery, the Bangladesh women’s cricket team also clinched their first-ever gold medal in the history of the competition beating Sri Lanka.
Bangladesh men’s recurve team comprising of Mohammad Ruman Shana, Mohammad Tamimul Islam and Hakim Ahmed Rubel clinched the Sunday’s first gold medal in the men’s recurve team of archery beating Ravien Kavisha Dalpatadu, Sajeev De Silva and Kumara Herath of Sri Lanka by 5-3 sets in the final.
Bangladesh women's recurve team comprising of Eti Khatun, Mehnaz Aktar Monira and Beauty Roy beat Thisari Madushika Silva, Rehana Tayabally and Malsha Dilhani of Sri Lanka in the women's recurve team event final by 6-0 sets points to bag the 2nd gold for the country on the day.
Thereafter, Bangladesh recurve mixed team comprising Mohammad Ruman Shana and Eti Khatun beat Sonam Dema and Kinley Tshering of Bhutan by 6-2 sets in the final for the third gold.
Bangladesh also continued their success in the compound team events.
The compound men’s team comprising Md Sohel Rana, Ashim Kumar Das and Mohammad Ashikuzzaman secured the gold beating Phuntsho Wangdi, Tandin, Dorji and Karma Sherab of Bhutan 225-214 in men’s compound team event final.
Bangladesh women’s compound team comprising of Suma Biswas, Susmita Banik and Shyamoli Roy bagged gold beating Anuradha Karunarante, Harshani Shalika and Damayanthi Thakshila of Sri Lanka 226-215 in the women’s compound team final.
Bangladesh compound mixed team comprising of Sohel Rana and Susmita Banik clinched the day’s last gold beating Lmayung Rai and Sanatah Malla of Nepal 148-140 scores in the compound mixed team final.
Earlier last Saturday, Bangladeshi athletes earned three more gold medals -- two in weightlifting and one in fencing -- on the 7th day of the 10-day seven-nation 13th Asian Games in Nepal.
Famed lifters Mabia Akhter Simanta and Jiarul Islam bagged two gold medals in weightlifting events of the games in Nepalese tourist town of Pokhara while Fatema Mujib clinched the first-ever gold medal for Bangladesh in women’s fencing at Kirtipur Covered Hall in Nepalese capital of Kathmandu.
Bangladesh’s athletes also clinched three gold medals in Kumite events of Karate of the 13th South Asian Games last Tuesday apart from Dipu Chakma’s first gold medal for Bangladesh in Taekwondo last week.
The Russian flag and national anthem were banned from next year's Tokyo Olympics and other major sports events for four years on Monday.
Russia's hosting of world championships in Olympic sports also face being stripped after the World Anti-Doping Agency executive committee approved a full slate of recommended sanctions as punishment for state authorities tampering with a Moscow laboratory database.
Russian athletes will be allowed to compete in major events only if they are not implicated in positive doping tests or if their data was not manipulated, according to the WADA ruling.
Still, it is unclear how the ruling will affect Russian teams taking part in world championships such as soccer's World Cup.
Russia's anti-doping agency can appeal the decision to the Court of Arbitration for Sport within 21 days.
Legal fallout from the WADA ruling seems sure to dominate preparations for the Tokyo Olympics, which open on July 24.
Evidence shows that Russian authorities tampered with a Moscow laboratory database to hide hundreds of potential doping cases and falsely shift the blame onto whistleblowers, WADA investigators and the International Olympic Committee said last month.
"Flagrant manipulation" of the Moscow lab data was "an insult to the sporting movement worldwide," the IOC said last month.
However, WADA's inability to fully expel Russia from the Tokyo Olympics and 2022 Beijing Winter Games frustrated the doping watchdog's vice president.
"I'm not happy with the decision we made today. But this is as far as we could go," said Linda Helleland, a Norwegian lawmaker who serves on WADA executive committee and has long pushed for a tougher line against Russia. "This is the biggest sports scandal the world has ever seen. I would expect now a full admission from the Russians and for them to apologize on all the pain all the athletes and sports fans have experienced."
Handing over a clean database to WADA was a key requirement for Russia to help bring closure to a scandal that has tainted the Olympics over the last decade.
Although the IOC has called for the strongest possible sanctions, it wants those sanctions directed at Russian state authorities rather than athletes or Olympic officials.
That position was opposed by most of WADA's athlete commission. It wanted the kind of blanket ban Russia avoided for the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics and the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Games after a state-run doping program was exposed by media and WADA investigations after Russia hosted the 2014 Olympics in Sochi.
"This entire fiasco created by Russia has cheated far too many athletes of their dreams and rightful careers, for far too long," the WADA athlete panel said in a statement ahead of the meeting.
Russia previously signaled it would appeal the ruling. That must be filed by the Russian anti-doping agency, known as RUSADA. That body was declared non-compliant on Monday, 15 months after it was reinstated by WADA in defiance of athlete opposition.
The decision to appeal has been stripped from RUSADA chief executive Yuri Ganus, an independent figure criticizing Russian authorities' conduct on the doping data issue. Authority was passed to the agency's supervisory board after an intervention led by the Russian Olympic Committee.
The ROC on Saturday labeled the expected sanctions as "illogical and inappropriate."
Russia has stuck to its claim that deceptive edits in the data were in fact made by WADA's star witness, Grigory Rodchenkov. The former Moscow lab director's flight into the witness protection program in the United States was the subject of an Oscar-winning documentary.
Technical reasons were claimed — and debunked by WADA investigators — for why the data appeared to have been edited shortly before the delayed handover in January.