Dhaka, April 10 (UNB) – Wari Club and Fakirerpool Youngmen’s Club won their respective matches in the Bangladesh Championship League (BCL) Football at Kamalapur Stadium here on Wednesday.
Wari Club beat Victoria Sporting Club by a 1-0 goal scored by Shymol in the 20th minute while Fakirerpool Youngmens Club beat Swadhinata KS also by 1-0 goal scored by Zilon in the 23rd minute.
Two matches will be held on Thursday. Soccer Club Feni will play Uttar Baridhara Club at 1:45 pm while Agrani Bank will encounter T&T Club at 3:45 pm at the same venue.
Dhaka, Apr 10 (UNB) - Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club beat defending champions Dhaka Abahani Limited by three wickets in a crucial match of the Dhaka Premier Division Cricket League at BKSP ground in Savar on Wednesday to confirm their super league berth.
National coloured all-rounder of Sheikh Jamal Nasir Hossain played the key role in Sheikh Jamal’s victory scoring 45 runs and scalping three wickets for 24 runs in 10 overs.
For the all-round show, Nasir Hossain was adjudged man of the match.
In the day’s vital match to assure the super league berth, Sheikh Jamal won the toss and decided to bowl first.
Going to bat first, Abahani suffered batting collapse losing top four wickets in just 14 runs.
Right-arm off-spinner Nasir bagged three of four Abahani’s first wickets. Jahurul Islam (9), Soumya Sarkar (1), Jahid Javed (3) and Najmul Islam Shanto (0) were poor against the bowling attack of Sheikh Jamal. Najmul suffered a golden duck against Nasir’s right-arm off-spin.
However, in the fifth wicket stand, Mohammad Mithun and Mosaddek Hossain added 60 runs to recover the initial damage. Mithun fell for 33 while Mosaddek hit his third ton in List-A cricket.
Along with Mithun and Mosaddek, Mashrafe Bin Mortaza and Abdullah Al Mamun scored 20 and 26 for Abahani to post a total of 211 for nine wickets in 50 overs. Mosaddek was the top-scorer for them hitting 101 with six fours and three sixes.
For Sheikh Jamal, Nasir bagged three wickets and Elias Sunny took two.
In reply, Sheikh Jamal chased the target in 48.5 overs scoring 215 runs for the loss of seven wickets to seal the match by three wickets.
Sheikh Jamal lost their first two wickets in just 12 runs. However, Imtiaz Hossain and Anustup Majumdar were cool enough to guide the team towards the win as they hit 30 and 56 respectively.
Captain of Sheikh Jamal Nurul Hasan, who has been superb with the bat in the league so far, suffered a golden duck in this match. But Nasir and Tanbir Hayder worked hard to win the game. While Nasir posted 45, Tanbir scored unbeaten 39.
Eventually, they ended the game in 48.5 overs with three wickets in hand.
With this win, Sheikh Jamal completed 12 points in 11 rounds and marched to the Super League as the fifth team. Abahnai has already ensured their place in the Super League earlier.
Legends of Rupganj beat Uttara Sporting Club by a big margin of nine wickets to maintain their supremacy in the league.
Sent in to bat first, Uttara SC were restricted to 180 in eight wickets in 50 overs. Anisul Islam Emon was the best batsman of Uttara hitting 55. Along with him, Shahnaj Ahmed (27), Minhajul Abedin (37) and Shakhir Hossain (33) were the other batsmen to post some runs on the board.
For Rupganj, Nabil Samad took three wickets while Rishi Dhawan bagged two.
In reply, Mehedi Maruf and Mohammad Naim hit 62 and 63 runs respectively to seal the game. Mominul Haque was unbeaten on 47. Finally, Rupganj scored 181 for one wicket in 40.4 overs.
It was Rupganj’s10th win in 11 matches of the league while Uttara suffered the 11th loss.
In another match in Fatullah, Brothers Union beat Prime Doleshwar Sporting Club by one wicket in the last over with just one ball remaining.
Prime Doleshwar batted first in the match after losing the toss and posted a challenging total of 250 for five wickets in 50 overs with the help of Marshall Ayub (50), Taibur Rahman (70), Farhad Hossain (40) and Mahmudul Hasan (39).
For Brothers, Bishawnath Halder bagged two wickets while Mohammad Shahzada, Sharifullah and Yasir Ali took one wicket each.
I reply, Brothers chased the target in 49.5 overs with the help of Fazle Mahmud (74), Mizanur Rahman (42), Sharifullah (41) and Mohammad Shahzada (29).
It was Brother’s third win in the league while Prime Doleshwar experienced the fourth loss.
Dhaka, Apr 10 (UNB)- The Inter-District Women’s U-15 Kabaddi Tournament began on Wednesday at the Dhanmondi Sultana Kamal Women’s Sports complex here with four matches deciding on the opening day.
On the opening day, Narail DSA beat Faridpur by 2-0 points, Rangamati DSA defeated Mymensingh DSA also by 2-0 points, Rangpur DSA overcame Gopalganj DSA by 27-21 points while Jamalpur DSA got walkover against Comilla DSA.
Earlier, DIG of Bangladesh Police and General Secretary of Bangladesh Kabaddi Federation M Habibur Rahman inaugurated the two-day meet in the morning.
Senior Vice President of Bangladesh Women’s Sports Association Anjuman Ara Aksir presided over the opening ceremony.
Some 228 players of under-15 age group from 19 districts are taking part in the girls Under-15 competition, organized by Bangladesh Women’s Sports Association.
Participating district teams are: Habiganj, Gopalganj, Dhaka,Rangpur, Barisal, Narail, Kishoreganj, Gazipur, Jamalpur, Mymensingh, Rangamati, Chapainawabganj, Faridpur, Gaibandha, Narayanganj, Madaripur, Comilla, Bogra and Rajbari.
Dhaka, Apr 10 (UNB) - The ongoing Dhaka Premier Division Cricket League has suddenly come to the contention before the selection of Bangladesh national squad for the upcoming ICC Cricket World Cup scheduled to begin on May 30 in England and Wales.
Talking to the media on Wednesday, Chairman of the Cricket Operations Committee of Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) Akram Khan said they are closely observing the ongoing Dhaka Premier League ahead of the formation of the World Cup team and BCB chief selector Minhazul Abedin Nannu also echoed Akram.
“No one will be considered as automatic choice without a good performance in the ongoing league though the thing is different for most of our senior guys. Some of the young guys didn’t perform well so far in the league which is a big concern for us,” Akram told reporters on Wednesday.
He also said the BCB selectors will discuss the final squad of the World Cup after two or three matches of the Super League which is yet to be scheduled by the BCB.
“I’m not in the position to say anything about the squad right now because we didn’t sit to discuss the team yet. So, I’m not to comment on who will be in the team or who will get axed. We’re following the performance of many players (in Dhaka League). Since we’ll play in English condition, we’ll have more pacers than usual, and this is why we are following many pacers. We’ll complete the selection process after the two rounds of the Super League. After that, we may announce the team around April 18,” Minhazul Abedin said.
Some of the national players are taking part in the Dhaka League but they are yet to show their best performance. Minhazul insisted that the poor performance of the national players is alarming ahead of the World Cup.
“The World Cup is the biggest event of the game of cricket. So, it’s usual to have some tension before announcing the final squad. We’re worried about the performance of some players. But still, we want to see their performance in the first three matches of the Super League,” Minhazul further told reporter.
Meanwhile, the chief selectors said they did not receive any report from the physio of the national team regarding Mohammad Saifuddin who is reportedly playing in the league with an elbow injury.
“We don’t have any report from the physio saying that Saif is not ready to play due to an injury. He was in rest for a period of two weeks after coming back from New Zealand. He took lesser rest compared to others; it’s his own matter. If he thinks that he’s fit to play, we don’t see any problem in his taking part in the league,” Minhazul concluded.
Amsterdam, Apr 10 (AP/UNB) — Cristiano Ronaldo has been included in Juventus' squad for Wednesday's match at Ajax and is expected to start in the first leg of the Champions League quarterfinals, marking his return from two weeks out with a right thigh injury.
Ronaldo was injured while on international duty with Portugal last month.
Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri says: "Ronaldo has trained well and is available. Unless something happens tonight he'll start tomorrow."
Ronaldo scored a hat trick against Atletico Madrid in the last 16, almost single-handedly overturning a first-leg deficit.
Defender Giorgio Chiellini (calf) and midfielder Emre Can (ankle) were left off the squad because of injury.