The 3rd National Youth Archery Championship’2019 will begin from Saturday at Archery Training Center Shahid Ahsan Ullah Master Stadium in Tongi under the auspices of Bangladesh Archery Federation (BAF).
A total of 103 young archers form ten teams -- 78 recurve archers and 25 compound archers -- will compete in the two-day meet, said the BAF in a press release on Friday.
Among them 53 boys and 25 girls will compete in three recurve (under-20 and under 17) categories -- singles, teams and mixed teams while 15 boys and 10 girls will compete in two compound (under-20 and under 17) categories -- singles and teams.
Bangladesh Archery Federation President Lt Gen (retd) Moinul Islam will inaugurate the meet at 8 am.
A 31-member Bangladesh National Football team returned Dhaka on Friday after playing their away match of the joint qualification round for FIFA World Cup 2022 and AFC Asia Cup 2023 against Oman at the Seeb Sports Stadium in Al Seeb city of Oman on Thursday.
“The 31-member Bangladesh team safely reached Dhaka at 10:30 in the morning,” said a Bangladesh Football Federation (BFF) media official.
Bangladesh, put in Group E of the AFC Cup with Qatar, Oman, Afghanistan and neighbouring India, conceded a 1-4 goals defeat against upper-ranked Oman in their away match on Thursday.
The red and green team started their campaign with a 0-1 goal defeat against Afghanistan in the 1st match in the Tajik capital of Dushanbe on September 10, conceded a 0-2 goals defeat against Asian champions Qatar in the 2nd match in Dhaka on October 10 and played to a 1-1 draw against India in their 3rd match in Kolkata on October 15.
In the remaining group matches, Bangladesh will play Afghanistan on March 26 next year in Bangladesh, Qatar on March 31 in Qatar, India on June 4 in Bangladesh and Oman on June 9 in Bangladesh.
Hosts Bangladesh will take on India in their 2nd match of Group A of the eight-nation ACC Emerging Teams Cup’2019 on Saturday at BKSP ground-3 in Savar.
In the day’s other matches, Sri Lanka will take on Pakistan at Sheikh Kamal International Cricket Main Stadium in Cox's Bazar, Afghanistan will play Oman at the Academy ground of the Sheikh Kamal International Cricket Stadium Academy in Cox's Bazar and Hong Kong will play Nepal at BKSP ground 4 in Savar.
All the matches will kick-off at 9 am (BST).
Earlier, Bangladesh made a flying start in the tournament beating Hong Kong by nine wickets in one of the four opening day’s matches at BKSP ground-4 in Savar on Thursday while their opponents India beat Nepal by 7 wickets on the same day at BKSP ground-3 in Savar.
Mayank Agarwal smashed his second double-ton in just seven Tests he played and helped India extend the lead to 343 at the end of day-2 of Indore Test against Bangladesh with four wickets in hand.
Mayank ended on 243 off 330 balls with 28 fours and eight sixes. He was hunted by Mehidy Hasan Miraz. It was Mayank’s best Test innings in his seven-match career so far.
Resuming their overnight total of 86 for 1, India ended day-2 scoring 493 for six in 114 overs. It means they scored 407 runs on day-2, which the third highest score for India in a single day of a Test.
Along with Mayank, Cheteshwar Pujara, Anikya Rahani and Ravindra Jadeja also did well with the bat scoring 54, 86 and 60* respectively. Umesh Yadav also raised eyebrows during the last few overs of day-2 scoring 25 runs off 10 balls with three sixes. He remained unbeaten on 25.
The first session of the day was shared between two teams when Bangladesh removed Pujara and Virat Kohli in quick succession. Pujara fell for 54 while Virat suffered a rare fate in Tests - a duck- off two deliveries.
However, in the afternoon session, Bangladeshi bowlers failed to grab any wickets.
In the fourth-wicket stand, Mayank and Rahane added 190 runs to the board. Mayank and Jadeja added 123 runs in the fifth-wicket pair. And along the way, India’s lead passed the 300-run mark.
Abu Jayed Rahi, the right-arm fast bowler, bagged four wickets conceding 108 runs in 25 overs. Ebadat Hossain, the second pacer of Bangladesh, bowled 31 overs so far and managed only a wicket conceding 115 runs.
Taijul Islam and Mehidy Hasan Miraz bowled 55 overs together and returned only a wicket conceding 245 runs.
Earlier, Bangladesh were wrapped up only for 150/10 in 58.3 overs.
While Mohammad Shami bagged three wickets conceding 27 runs, Ishant Sharma and Umesh Yadav scalped two wickets each, and Ravichandran Ashwin hunted two wickets as well.
Brief score at the end of day-2: Bangladesh first innings 150 in 58.3 overs, Mushfiqur 43, Mominul 37, Liton 21, Shami 3/27, Ishant 2/20.
India 493/6 in 114 overs, Mayank 243, Ajinkya 86, Jadeja 60*, Rahi 4/108, Ebadat 1/115.
A blockbuster doping case got lost in translation with Chinese swimmer Sun Yang on the stand.
Imprecise and incomplete exchanges relayed by courtroom translators into English and Chinese frustrated even Sun’s own lawyers on Friday during his opening statement and cross-examination in the first session of a scheduled 12-hour hearing.
At one point, the three-time Olympic champion’s London-based lawyer, Ian Meakin, apologized for asking his client leading questions “but the translation was so bad.”
In a landmark public hearing — the first in 20 years held in open session by the Court of Arbitration for Sport — Sun could be banned from the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
The CAS judges are not expected to give a verdict until next year, and it was unclear at times how much of the early questions and testimony were exactly understood.
“My apologies for the poor quality of the interpretation,” judging panel president Franco Frattini said when the hearing resumed after a break.
The court did not select the translators.
The appeal case was brought by the World Anti-Doping Agency. It centers on Sun’s right to refuse cooperation with three anti-doping officials who tried to take blood and urine samples at his home in China last year.
A security guard instructed by Sun’s mother used a hammer to smash a box containing a vial of his blood during a late-night dispute after the swimmer questioned the collection team’s credentials.
Sun detailed how he and his entourage doubted the paperwork and qualifications of officials conducting a properly scheduled mission to get the samples.
“How are you able to trust them?” Sun recalled of a September 2018 incident that escalated into confrontation.
Sun, one of China’s most popular sports stars, said he was not respected by the officials, including a chaperone he said asked to take his photograph.
“This is really ridiculous,” Sun said in translated comments.
When the case was first judged in January, Sun was only cautioned by a tribunal appointed by world swimming body FINA.
Although Sun and his entourage were criticized for their conduct, the first tribunal panel said the sample mission was void and invalid because anti-doping protocol was not followed. Technically, Sun was judged to be not properly notified of needing to give samples.
WADA has asked for a ban of between two and eight years, believing Sun voluntarily refused to submit to give samples.
If WADA’s appeal is upheld, Sun risks a longer sanction because it would be his second offense. He served a three-month ban imposed by Chinese authorities in 2014 after testing positive for a banned stimulant.
That initial ban was quickly addressed by Sun and his legal team on Friday. He said it was a prescribed medication for a heart issue because he sometimes fainted after training.
Translation mishaps complicated matters as lawyers for WADA repeatedly asked Sun if he had learned in his long career of the serious consequences for refusing to give a sample. The 27-year-old athlete repeatedly answered that the lead anti-doping official had not warned him specifically.
Sun’s anti-doping history was detailed, with 180 samples given at competitions and during training from 2012-18. A total of 60 were organized by the Sweden-based firm IDTM, which sent the collection team to Sun’s home.
CAS judge Philippe Sands pressed Sun whether IDTM staff had shown different documents of authorization on the 59 previous occasions he gave samples without problems.
The 2-meter (6-foot, 7-inch) Sun became a star in China as its first man to win an Olympic title in swimming. He won gold medals in the 400- and 1,500-meter freestyle races at the 2012 London Olympics. He added gold in the 200 at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics.
Sun also has 11 world championship titles and is a polarizing figure in the sport.
He provoked anger among rivals by winning two titles in July while the CAS appeal was pending. Medalists from Australia and Britain refused to stand on the podium with him in Gwangju, South Korea.