Dhaka, Oct 18 (UNB) - Dhaka Division’s right-handed top-order batsman Saif Hassan hit a double-century on Friday in the National Cricket League (NCL) against Rangpur Division at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chattogram.
It was Saif’s career best. Meanwhile, Dhaka Metro’s pacer Abu Hider Rony took five wickets against Sylhet Division at Shahid Chandu Stadium in Bogura.
Dhaka Division vs Rangpur Division: Resuming the first innings with overnight total of 312 for four, Dhaka declared the inning for 556 for 8 in 160 overs against Rangpur Division on the second day of the four-day second round NCL match at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium.
Saif, who left the field with injury on Thursday with 120 runs, resumed batting on the second day and scored his second double-ton in first-class cricket. He remained unbeaten at 220 off 329 balls with 19 fours and four sixes. Overnight batsmen Shuvagata Hom and Sumon Khan scored 17 and 24 runs respectively.
Dhaka Division captain Nadif Chowdhury came to bat at number eight and scored 61 off 75 with six fours and two sixes.
Sohrawordi Shuvo and Sanjit Saha bagged three wickets each for Rangpur.
In reply, Rangpur scored 71 for two in 18 overs to trail by 485 runs with eight wickets in hand. Liton Das and Naeem Islam remained unbeaten on 51 and 8 runs respectively at the end of the day.
Brief score: Dhaka Division first innings: 556/8 (declared) in 160 overs, Saif 220*, Rony 65, Raqibul 57, Nadif 61, Shuvo 3/134, Sanjit 3/89
Rangpur Division first innings: 71/2 in 18 overs, Liton 51*, Naeem 8*, Salauddin Sakil 2/16
Rajshahi Division vs Khulna Division: Replying to Rajshahi Division’s first innings total of 261 runs, Khulna Division posted 227 for 6 in 90 overs at Sheikh Abu Naser Stadium in Khulna on Friday.
Khulna lost Soumya Sarkar (0) early but Imrul Kayes continued with good form hitting 93 runs off 190 balls with 10 fours before being dismissed by a good run-out effort by Najmul Hossain Shanto and Shakhir Hossain.
Anamul Haque posted 34 and veteran Tushar Imran 43. Nurul Hasan Sohan (35) and Abdur Razzak (7) remained unbeaten at the end of day two.
Shafiul Islam and Taijul Islam scalped two wickets each for Rajshahi.
Brief score: Rajshahi first innings: 261/10 in 85.3 overs, Junaid 51, Farhad Hossain 45, Farhad Reza 41, Miraz 4/38, Rubel 2/51, Mustafiz 2/64
Khulna first innings: 227/6 in 90 overs, Imrul 93, Tushar 43, Nurul Hasan 35, Shafiul 2/55, Taijul 2/75
Chattogram Division vs Barishal Division: Resuming their overnight first inning total of 261 for 4 in 90 overs, Chattogram Division were all out for 356 runs in 134.3 overs in Tier-2 match against Barishal Division at Khan Shaheb Osman Ali Stadium in Fatullah.
Overnight batsmen Yasir Ali scored 70 off 157 runs with four fours and one six while Mahidul Islam Ankon made 91 off 158 with eight fours and two sixes. Besides, number seven batsman Masum Ahmed hit 50 off 123 with four fours and one six.
Right-arm pacer Monir Hossain took four wickets conceding 99 in 34.3 overs while Mosaddek Hossain bagged two wickets for 29 runs in 19 overs.
In reply, Barishal scored 104 for four in 43 overs at the end of day two. Opener Rafsan Al Mahmud scored 49 off 121 balls with five fours and one six. Mohammad Ashraful and Mosaddek Hossain scored unbeaten four each to end the day.
Nayeem Hasan scalped two wickets for Chattogram conceding 23 runs while Noman Chowdhury and Minhajul Abedin Afridi took one wicket each.
Brief score: Chattogram first innings: 356/10 in 134.3 overs, Mahidul 91, Yasir 70, Irfan 57, Monir Hossain 4/99, Mosaddek 2/29
Barishal first innings: 104/4 in 43 overs, Rafsan 49, Shahriar Nafees 17, Nayeem 2/23
Dhaka Metro vs Sylhet Division: In the other Tier-2 game at Shahid Chandu Stadium in Bogura, replying to Dhaka Metro’s first innings total of 246, Sylhet scored 319 in 84.5 overs in their first innings, resuming the day with an overnight score of 5 for 1.
Sylhet lost Imtiaz early on the first day, but four half centuries by Towfiq Khan (61), Zakir Hasan (71) Alok Kapali (54) and Jaker Ali (71) helped them secure a 73-run lead over Dhaka Metro.
Abu Hider recorded five wickets conceding 55 runs in 16.5 overs while the other pacer Shahidul Islam took three wickets for 48 in 16 overs.
Dhaka Metro opened their second innings at the end of day two and played seven overs to score 9 runs without losing any wicket. Mohammad Naim and Rakin Ahmed remained unbeaten for 8 and 1.
Brief score: Dhaka Metro first innings: 246/10 in 83.4 overs, Mahmudullah 63, Shahidul Islam 54, Eanmul 2/52, Rejaur 4/75; second innings: 9/0 in seven overs.
Sylhet first innings: 319/10 in 84.5 overs, Towfiq 61, Zakir 71, Alok 54, Jaker 71, Abu Hider 5/55, Shahidul 3/48
Dhaka, Oct 18 (UNB) – Bangladesh Under-15 Women’s Football team, which finished runners-up in the four-team SAFF U-15 Women’s Championship 2019 in Bhutan, returned home on Friday.
Bangladesh finished runners-up for the 2nd time in a row after conceding a 5-3 goals defeat against India in tie breaker in the final as the two teams ended in a goalless draw at the end of the stipulated period at the Changlimithang Stadium in Thimpu, Bhutan on Tuesday last.
Bangladesh made a flying start beating hosts Bhutan by 2-0 goals in their first match on October 9 and confirmed their spot in the final beating Nepal by 2-1 goals in the second match on October 11.
The Bangladeshi girls showed impressive performance in their last group match as they played out a 1-1 draw against India U-15 women’s football team on Sunday last.
Earlier, Bangladesh claimed their maiden SAFF U−15 Women's Championship title beating India by 1-0 goal in the final at Kamalapurhere on December 24 in 2017 and finished runners-up in the SAFF U−15 Women's Championship 2018 after conceding a 0-1 goal defeat against the same team in the final in Thimphu on August 18.
Dhaka, Oct 18 (UNB) - Bangladesh U-16 Football team maintained the all-win record in the four-team UEFA Assist Under-16 Development Tournament beating European side Faroe Islands by 3-1 goals in their 2nd match at the Bangabandhu National Stadium here on Friday
Hosts Bangladesh made good start in the league-basis meet beating Cambodia U-16 team by 2-0 goals in their first match while Faroe Islands outplayed Maldives 10-3 in the opening match of the tournament on Wednesday.
In the day’s match, medio Moinul Islam Moin, who scored both goals against Cambodia on Wednesday, also struck twice on Friday in the 26th and stoppage time (94th minute) of the match.
Substitute forward Polash Ahmmed Nova netted in the other goal for Bangladesh in the 79th minute while defender Mourits Mohr Bisgaard scored the lone goal for Faroe Islands in the 73rd minute.
Bangladesh will meet the Maldives on October 20 in their remaining league games at the same venue.
UEFA, the governing body of European football, has arranged the football tournaments to spread and popularise the football in the less developed countries offering an additional opportunity to talented footballers in competitive international matches.
Dhaka, Oct 18 (UNB) – Hosts Chattogram Abahani Limited will play defending champions TC Sports Club of the Maldives in the opening match of the third edition of Sheikh Kamal International Club Cup Football Tournament on Saturday at the MA Aziz Stadium in Chattogram.
The match will kick-off at 7pm.
On Sunday, Kolkata Mohun Bagan Club will play Young Elephants FC of Laos also at 7pm at the same venue.
Gokulam Kerala FC of India have been included in place of Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) Football runners-up Dhaka Abahani Limited who announced to sit out the tournament citing lack of preparation.
Tournament Committee Coordinator Shakil Mahmud Chowdhury said Gokulam Kerala FC have already applied for visa.
“All the participating teams have reached Chattogram. Gokulam Kerala FC are excited to take part in the tournament. We hope they will join the tournament as soon as possible,” Shakil told UNB on Friday.
A total of eight teams -- split into two groups -- are participating in the prestigious international club cup competition.
BPL champions Basundhara Kings and Gokulam Kerala FC of India have been placed in Group B with Chennaiyin FC of India and Terengganu FC of Malaysia while Group A team comprises of Mohun Bagan AC of India, TC Sports of the Maldives, Young Elephants FC of Laos and hosts Chattogram Abahani Ltd.
The two semifinals will be held on October 27 and 28 while the final match is scheduled for October 30.
Earlier, State Minister for Youth and Sports Zahid Ahsan Russel unveiled the trophy in a ceremony held at the Radisson Blu here on Thursday.
The Sheikh Kamal International Club Cup, a biennial soccer event, was held twice in Chattogram in 2015 and 2017.
Chattogram Abahani Ltd emerged champions of the first edition of the tournament in 2015 beating East Bengal FC of India by 3-1 goals while TC Sports Club of the Maldives emerged champions in the second edition in 2017 beating Pocheon Citizen FC of South Korea by 4-2 goals
Chattogram Abahani Ltd organise the tournament on regular basis in memory of Sheikh Kamal, the son of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.
Each team will get $ 10,000 as participation money while the champions will be awarded $ 50,000 and the runners-up $ 25,000.
Dhaka, Oct 18 (UNB)- A 17-member Bangladesh Men’s Kabaddi team will leave Dhaka for Indian state Haryana on Saturday (Oct 19) for a 40-day preparation camp, ahead of their 13th South Asian (SA) Games campaign scheduled for December 1-10 in Nepalese capital Kathmandu.
Bangladesh Kabaddi Federation will send Women’s Kabaddi team and Junior Kabaddi team in Haryana on October 24, said it in a press release on Friday.
A 18-member Bangladesh Women’s Kabaddi team will hold a 34-day preparation camp for their upcoming SA Games campaign while a 18-member Junior Kabaddi team will made a 12-day preparation camp ahead of their 1st Junior Kabaddi World Cup campaign in Iran.
The teams will play some practice matches against Indian state-level kabaddi teams as a part of their preparation.
The Junior Kabaddi team will leave India for Iran on November 7 while men’s and women’s Kabaddi teams will fly for Nepal on November 28.