Dhaka, Oct 16 (UNB)- Bangladesh U-16s made a good start in the four-team UEFA Assist Under-16 Development Tournament beating Cambodia U-16s by two goals to nil in their first match at the floodlit Bangabandhu National Stadium here on Wednesday.
After a barren first half, Bangladesh scored first in the 49th minute with their forward Mainul Islam Moin played through inside the danger zone and finishing smartly.
Moin then sealed the 3 points for hosts Bangladesh, scoring the team’s 2nd goal as well in stoppage time (93rd minute) of the match after the ball broke to him on the right from a Bangladesh attack.
In their remaining league games, Bangladesh will meet Faroe Islands on October 18 and the Maldives on October 20.
The Faroe Islands outplayed Maldives 10-3 in the opening match of the tournament that was the early kick-off at the same venue.
In the last edition of the meet in Thailand in 2018, Bangladesh lost two matches and settled for a draw in the other match.
UEFA, European football’s governing body, has set up the development tournaments to offer young footballing talents an additional opportunity to play competitive international matches.
Dhaka, Oct 16 (UNB) – Both the Bangladeshi players lost their first round matches in the World Junior (Under-20) Chess Championships in Delhi on Tuesday.
Swarnavo Choudhury of Bangladesh lost to FM Dobrovoljc Vid of Slovenia while WFM Noshin Anjum lost to WIM Aakanksha Hagawane of India in the first round games of the World Junior (Under-20) Chess Championships-2019, Open & Girls sections.
In the Wednesday’s 2nd round matches, Swarnavo is playing against IM Neelash Saha of India while WFM Noshin against WIM Ortiz Verdezoto Anahi of Ecuador.
Dhaka, Oct 16 (UNB) – Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) on Wednesday announced a 15-member Bangladesh squad for the ACC Women’s Emerging Teams Asia Cup’ 2019 beginning in Sri Lankan capital Colombo on Tuesday (October 22).
Four teams – India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh –will compete in the week-long tournament.
Shaila Sharmin will lead the Bangladesh team in Sri Lanka.
Bangladesh will play India in the opening match on Tuesday at Thurstan ground while Pakistan will face Sri Lanka RPICS in Colombo in the day’s other match.
In the remaining matches, Bangladesh will meet Pakistan on Wednesday (Oct 23) while take on hosts Sri Lanka on Friday (Oct 25) . The final match will be held on October 27.
Madrid, Oct. 16 (Xinhua/UNB) -- Manchester United have been dealt a significant blow ahead of their weekend clash at home to Premier League leaders Liverpool, with the news that goalkeeper David de Gea is injured.
De Gea suffered a groin injury in the 59th minute of Spain's 1-1 draw away to Sweden on Tuesday night.
The keeper, who was making his first start under new Spain coach Roberto Moreno, fell to the ground in obvious pain after clearing the ball up the field and was replaced by Kepa Arrizabalaga.
Although there was no post-game medical report, it looks highly unlikely De Gea will be fit for the weekend, and if he has torn a muscle he will likely be out of action for several weeks.
Rodrigo Moreno scored an injury-time equalizer for Spain to earn them a point and secure their qualification for the 2020 European Championships, but De Gea's injury is a big problem for his club.
Manchester United coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is under pressure after the club have suffered their worst start to a season in 30 years, with just two wins and nine points from their first eight matches to sit 12th in the table.
De Gea has started all eight of United's league matches this season, while his understudy Sergio Romero has been limited to one Carabao Cup and one Europa League appearance.
Dhaka, Oct 16 (UNB) - Bangladesh all-rounder Mohammad Saifuddin who has long been suffering from a back injury has said he is up to make any change to his bowling action in order to save his career.
The 22-year-old all-rounder played for Bangladesh last month in the tri-series also involving Afghanistan and Zimbabwe. However, he was not allowed to bowl more than four overs during the practice ahead of the tri-series.
“I’ve been taking rest since the last series. I don’t know when I’ll be allowed to return to action. If there’s any need for surgery, I might go through it. Actually, I’m prepared to do anything to save my career,” Saifuddin told the media on Wednesday.
“As of today, BCB physicians sent my medical reports to England. I don’t know when further advice will come and I have to go accordingly,” he added.
If Saifuddin needs to have surgery, he might also need to change his bowling action which is likely to affect his performance as well.
However, the all-rounder is upbeat to adopt with any possible change as he said: “Mashrafe bhai played with many surgeries. I just started my career. So, it might be difficult for me. But I’m ready to do anything.”
Due to the injury, Saifuddin’s availability is uncertain for Bangladesh’s India tour next month where the Tigers will face the hosts in three T20Is and two Tests.
Saifuddin started his international career back in 2017 with a T20I against Sri Lanka in Colombo. Since then he has been performing well to establish himself as an integral part of Bangladesh’s limited-overs set-up.
He represented Bangladesh in 20 ODIs and 13 T20Is till the date. Along with international appearances, he played 33 First-class, 71 List-A and 53 T20 matches in domestic cricket.