Sherpur, Sept 26 (UNB) – Sherpur District emerged champions in Mymensingh Division of the Bangabandhu U-17 National Gold Cup Football Tournament beating Jamalpur District 2-0 in the final at the Shaheed Rafiquddin Bhuiyan Stadium in Mymensingh on Wednesday.
Jewel Rana scored both goals for Sherpur, one in each half, that also helped him finish as the tournament’s highest goalscorer.
Additional DIG, Mymensingh Range of Bangladesh Police Dr Akkas Uddin Bhuiyan was the chief guest in the day’s final and later he distributed the prizes. Chairman of the Mymensingh Jila Parisad Yousuf Khan Pathan was also present on the occasion.
Midfielder of Sherpur Jihad was adjudged the best player of the tournament.
Four District teams Mymensingh Division took part in the competition.
Dhaka, Sept 26 (UNB) – Dhaka Division and Khulna Division won their respective matches in the Walton 4th National Women’s Hockey at the Maulana Bhashani National Stadium here on Wednesday.
Dhaka Division beat Rangpur Division by a solitary goal scored by Fardia Akhter in the 39th minute.
In the day’s another match, Khulna Division earned a comfortable 3-0 goal victory
Over Barishal Division at the same venue. Kimi struck two and Nadira scored one goal for Khulna.
Rajshahi Division played to a goalless draw with Mymensingh Division in the day’s other fixture at the same venue.
Dhaka Division will play Chattogram Division in Thursday’s lone match which will kick-off at 3:30 pm at the same venue.
Dhaka, Sept 26 (UNB) – Biman Bangladesh National Beach Volleyball Tournament (Men’s and Women’s) under the auspices of Bangladesh Volleyball Federation begins on Saturday at Sugandha point of Cox’s Bazar sea beach.
State Minister for Civil Aviation and Tourism AKM Shahjahan Kamal will inaugurate the five-day meet while Deputy Office Secretary of Awami League Barrister Biplab Barua will be the chief guest at the closing function on October 3.
A total of 18 teams -- 10 men’s and eight women’s -- will compete in the tournament.
Men’s participating teams: Power Development Board, Border Guard Bangladesh, Bangladesh Police, Bangladesh Jail, Water Development Board, Bangladesh Ansar, Wari Club, Chattogram University, Gopalganj DSA and hosts Cox’s Bazar DSA
Women’s teams: Bangladesh Ansar, Bangladesh Police, Dhaka University, Chattogram DSA, Gazipur DSA, Friends Union Club, Nabajagaroni Sangha and Begum Anwara SC.
Dhaka, Sept 26 (UNB) – Mushfiqur Rahim and Mohammad Mithun once again salvaged the Bangladesh innings from a perilous spot, helping the Tigers recover and also go on to post a potentially winning total, despite failing to bat their full complement of overs.
Mushfiq and Mithun’s 4th wicket partnership of 144 runs off 29.2 overs dominated the Bangladesh innings and completed the turnaround from 12/3, against Pakistan in a virtual semifinal of the 14th Asia Cup at Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday.
Opting to bat first, Bangladesh will be disappointed to have batted just 48.5 overs for their collection of 239/10.
Mushfiq meanwhile will be disappointed at missing out on a 7th ODI century by a whisker, out playing a tired shot on 99 that featured nine boundaries off 116 balls.
Mithun completed his second ODI half century – both in the ongoing Asia Cup and both with Mushfiq partnering him at the other end. Eventually he was out for 60 off 84 balls, including four boundaries.
Mithun was removed from 4th partnership on 156/4 in 33.4 overs as he was caught and bowled by Hasan Ali.
Mushfiq was caught behind by Sarfraz Ahmed off Shaheen Shah Afridi when scoreboard showing for Bangladesh at 197/6 in 41.4 overs.
Mushfiq and Mithun came together after Liton Kumar Das’s dismissal on 12/3 in 4.2 overs, which was a big blow after opening batsman Soumya Sarkar and Mominul Haque’s dismissals on 5/1 in 2.5 ovrs and on 12/2 in 3.5 overs respectively.
Mahmudullah Riyad [25 off 31b; 1x4], skipper Mashrafe Mortaza [13 off 13b; 1x6] and Mehidy Hasan Miraz [12 off 11b; 1x4] were other double digit scorers for Bangladesh.
Left-handed pacer Junaid Khan captured four wickets for 19 runs while Shaheen Shah Afridi [2/47] and Hasan Ali [2/60] and Shadab Khan [1/52] shared five wickets for Pakistan.
However, both Mushfiq and Mithun played heroic roles for Bangladesh’s victory of 137 runs against Sri Lanka in the tournament opener where diminutive Mushfiq hit his ODI best 144 and Mithun completed his maiden ODI half century alongside they shared a partnership of 131 off 23.3 overs in the 3rd wicket.
Dhaka, Sept 26 (UNB) – Bangladesh U-18 Women’s Football team reached Bhutan Wednesday afternoon to participate in the six-nation South Asian Football Federation (SAFF) U-18 Women’s Championship beginning on Friday (Sept 28) at the Changlimithang Stadium in Thimphu.
Earlier, a 30-member Bangladesh team consists of 23 players and seven officials, captained by Mishrat Jahan Mousumi, left Hazrat Shajalal International Airport in Dhaka for Paru International Airport in Bhutan with a target of reaching the final of the newly introduced SAFF U-18 Women’s Championship.
Bangladesh, which was placed in Group B with Pakistan and Nepal, will play Pakistan on September 30 and face Nepal on October 2. India, the Maldives and Bhutan were put in Group A of the meet.
India will play hosts Bhutan in the inaugural match on Friday at 4 pm (local time) while Nepal will encounter Pakistan at 7 pm (local time) at the same venue in the other opening day’s fixture.
Two top teams from each of the group will play in the semifinals on October 5 while the final match will be held on October 7.
Thirteen players of the just concluded AFC U-16 Group F champions Bangladesh team like Maria Manda, Akhi Khantun, Monika Chakma, Tohura Khatun, Anuching Mogini, Anai Mogini, Sajeda Khatun and Shamsunnahar were included in the Bhutan-bound team.
Besides, comparatively senior players like Krishna Rani Sarkar, Sanjida Khatun, Ratna, Swapna, Mousumi who were excluded from the Bangladesh U-16 team due to over age, were also included in the U-18 team.
Bangladesh team finished runners-up in the SAFF U-15 Women’s Championship in Bhutan in last August.
Players of Bangladesh Women’s team: Mahmuda Akhter, Rupna Chakma, Ruksana Begum, Masura Parvin, Sheuli Akhter, Krishna Rani Sarkar, Sanjida Akhter, Ishrat Jahan Ratna, Sirat Jahan Shopna, Mishrat Jahan Mousumi, Marzia, Nazma, Ritu Porna Chakma, Nilufa Yesmin Nila, Maria Manda, Akhi Khantun, Monika Chakma, Tohura Khatun, Anuching Mogini, Anai Mogini, Sajeda Khatun, Shamsun Nahar, Razia Khatun and Sajeda Khatun.