Bangladesh Ansar & VDP to play Bangladesh Police Handball Club in the final of the Walton First Federation Cup Women's Handball Tournament Saturday morning.
The final match of the tournament, arranged on the occasion of Mujib Borsho, will Kicks-off at 11:30 am at the Shaheed (Capt) M Mansur Ali National Handball Stadium here.
Turkish Ambassador in Bangladesh Mustafa Osman Turan will be the chief guest in the final and later he will distribute the prizes
Earlier in the semifinals, Ansar & VDP eliminated
Naogaon DSA by 40-17 goals after leading the first half by 19-6 goals while Bangladesh Police Handball team outplayed Jamalpur Sports Academy by 38-13 goals after leading the first half by 16-8 goals.
Rangpur, Magura District teams reached the final of the JFA U-14 National Women's Football Championship eliminating their rivals in the semifinals at the Muktijoddha Smriti Stadium in Rajshahi on Friday.
The two teams will play final on Monday (Nov 7) at 2 pm at the same venue.
In the day's first semifinal, Rangpur District eliminated hosts Rajshahi District beating them by 2-0 goals.
Khadiza scored both the goals for Rangpur in the 21st and 38th minutes.
In the day's other semis, Magura District outplayed Gaibandha District by 4-0 goals at the same venue.
Soumiya put Magura District ahead in the 18th minute (1-0), Bristi doubled margin in the 28th minute (2-0), Kona Karmokar scored the 3rd goal in the 33rd minute (3-0) while Munni sealed the fate of the match scoring the 4th goal in the 46th minute (4-0).
After losing three matches in a row, Beximco Dhaka have made a strong comeback winning back-to-back games in the Bangabandhu T20 Cup 2020.
Their latest, 25-run, victory came against Minister Group Rajshahi at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium on Friday.
In a surprising move, Dhaka sent offspinner Nayeem Hasan to open the innings with Mohammad Naim. But it did not work as Nayeem fell for one in the first over of the game.
Despite the early damage, Dhaka posted a challenging 175 runs riding on Yasir Ali (67), Akbar Ali (45), and Mushfiqur Rahim (37).
Three of the first four Dhaka batsmen failed to reach two-digit scores as Nayeem, Naim and Tanzid Hasan fell for 1, 9, and 2. Two of them fell prey to right-arm pacer Mukidul Islam who ended up taking two wickets for 38 runs in three overs.
Dhaka lost four wickets to reach 100 runs. However, Yasir and Akbar added 100 runs in the fifth wicket stand and helped their team post a challenging total, which eventually proved to be a tough one for Rajshahi.
In reply, Rajshahi were all out for 150 runs in 20 overs despite a well-fought partnership of 67 runs by Rony Talukdar and Fazle Mahmud Rabbi. They paired up as Rajshahi lost three wickets for 15 runs and parted ways after at 82.
Rony fell for 40 while Mahmud recorded his first fifty of this competition – 58 off 40 with five fours and three sixes.
Next, Mahmud went to clear Muktar Ali for a boundary through the onside, only to sky an easy catch to Tanzid.
Muktar Ali scalped four wickets conceding 37 runs in four overs while Shafiqul Alam bagged three conceding 31 runs in four overs.
With this win, Dhaka moved one place up in the points table surpassing Fortune Barishal.
They now have four points from two wins in five games while Rajshahi lost three matches in a row, and they are now at number four in the points table with four points from the same number of games.
Due to a higher run rate, Dhaka topped Rajshahi, who also have four points from two wins in five matches.
Zakir Hasan hit a fifty to help Gemcon Khulna beat Fortune Barishal by 48 runs on Friday at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium.
Playing for the first time in Bangabandhu T20 Cup, the left-handed top-order batsman did enough to prove his mettle.
However, Shakib Al Hasan continued his poor run in the competition. The allrounder, who has returned to competitive games after serving a one-year ban, posted 14 runs and took a wicket in the game.
Barishal won the toss and got an early success, removing Jahurul Islam for two. Taskin Ahmed bagged the wicket in the third over of the game.
However, Zakir and Imrul Kayes added 90 runs in the second wicket stand.
Imrul fell prey to Kamrul Islam Rabbi for 37 off 34 with two fours and one six, but Zakir was firm on the other end of the wicket. He ended up on 63 off 42 balls with 10 fours.
But, Shakib (14) and Mahmudullah (24) failed to thrive on the solid start. And Khulna ended up on 173 for six in 20 overs.
Rabbi took three wickets conceding 33 runs in four overs while Taskin bagged two wickets for 44 runs in four overs.
In reply, Barishal managed to post 125 runs in 19.5 overs and lost the game by 48 runs.
Tamim Iqbal (32), Towhid Hridoy (33) were the only batsmen to have passed the 30-run mark for them. Parvez Hossain Emon (19) and Irfan Sukkur (16) also managed a decent start but failed to capitalize.
For Khulna, right-arm spinner Shuvagata Hom took two wickets for 18 runs in three overs. He conceded 13 runs in the first over but made a good comeback in the next two.
Shahidul Islam and Hasan Mahmud also bagged two wickets each.
It was the third win for Khulna in five games. However, Barishal managed to be on the winning side just once while playing the same number of games.
FIFA President Gianni Infantino has sought speedy and complete recovery of BFF President Kazi Mohammad Salahuddin, who tested positive for Covid-19 on November 25.
In a letter on Wednesday, Gianni addressed to Salahuddin as dear friend and said he had learned about the BFB chief diagnosed with Covid-19.
"From Zurich, I would like extend to you, on be half of the international football community and on my personal behalf, my best wishes for a speedy and complete recovery, with the hope to see you in full healthy very soon.
"Health is a top priority and I am accompanying you from distance to give you the strength to get through the period," the FIFA boss said.
A few days after testing positive for coronavirus, BFF President Salahuddin has been in self-isolation and remains in quarantine.
In a statement on Thursday, Salahuddin said he was feeling well, but still had some light symptoms.
“I've gone through so many messages, phone calls and letters over the last few days and I would like to genuinely thank everyone for their support, which is truly heart-warming. Thank you from the bottom of my heart," he added.