Jun 052020
‘Was busy watching Tendulkar, Dravid and Ganguly’

When Bangladesh batsman was left starstruck by India’s Big Three Bangladesh batsman Tamim Iqbal scored a belligerent half-century during the World Cup match against India in 2007, but before he walked out to bat, the opening batsman admits he was left starstruck knowing he was sharing a cricket field with the big three of Indian …Read more

Jun 042020
Football: Bangladesh prefer locals over expats

Bangladesh Football Federation preferred finding talented footballers from inland and nurturing them for the national team while keeping the door open for foreign based Bangladeshi descent footballers who want to play for the country. Bangladesh’s current captain Jamal Bhuiyan, who was born in Denmark, became the first Bangladeshi descent footballer to play for Bangladesh when …Read more

May 192019
Qatar officials say 48-team World Cup will not be ‘imposed’

AFP, DOHA: The organisers of the 2022 Qatar World Cup said on Saturday that “there will be no decision imposed” on the country to extend the tournament to 48 teams. Anticipation is mounting ahead of the final decision, due to be announced in Paris at the beginning of June, whether to retain a 32-team format …Read more

May 192019
Tri-series win a boost for Bangladesh in World Cup

Bangladesh got a timely boost ahead of the World Cup journey, as they ended the final jinx, whacking West Indies past by five wickets, a victory that captain Mashrafe Bin Mortaza cited as ‘confidence booster’ to chase any kind of total. Having set a 210 runs to victory in 24 overs as per D/L method, …Read more