Bangladesh's captain Shakib Al Hasan missed both the official warm-up matches preceding the ICC World Cup, casting a shadow of doubt over his physical condition. Prior to the first warm-up encounter against Sri Lanka, sources within Bangladesh's team management revealed that Shakib incurred a minor injury during a football session in practice. It was anticipated that the allrounder would play some part in the second warm-up against England, yet this expectation failed to materialize. Also read: Bangladesh fall to England in final warm-up before World Cup However it is true that Bangladesh are coming into the tournament on the back of quite a lot of cricket, so the star allrounder is not exactly in need of time out in the middle. He is also very experienced in Indian conditions, with his years of playing IPL cricket complementing his tours with the national side. In the first warm-up against Sri Lanka on Friday, Mehidy Hasan Miraz led the Bangladesh team on the field, and today against England, Najmul Hossain Shanto played the role of captain. Also read: Bangladesh register comfortable win over Sri Lanka in World Cup warmup When queried about Shakib ahead of the warm-up against England today, Najmul, named vice-captain of the World Cup squad when it was announced last week, affirmed his captain's optimal fitness, and assured that he (Shakib) would be on the field for the first fixture against Afghanistan - now five days away.
In the conclusive warm-up match ahead of the impending ICC World Cup set to kick off in India this week, Bangladesh faced a defeat at the hands of England, losing by four wickets. The rain-affected contest was restricted to 37 overs. Bangladesh took the batting stance first, amassing a total of 188 for the loss of nine wickets in their allotted 37 overs. Also read: Bangladesh vs England ODI Series 2023 Preview: Schedule, Fixtures, Team Mehidy Hasan Miraz emerged as the highest run scorer for Bangladesh, notching up an impressive 74 runs. He had previously secured a half-century in the match against Sri Lanka. Tanzid Hasan Tamim followed closely with 45 runs. Also read: BAN vs ENG ODI Series 2023: Top Players to Watch Reece Topley led the bowling charge for England, claiming three wickets, while David Willey and Adil Rashid secured two wickets each. Also read: BAN vs ENG Series 2023: Bangladesh T20 Squad Analysis In response, Moeen Ali's 50, coupled with Jonny Bairstow and Jos Buttler's contributions of 34 and 30 runs, respectively, propelled England to a four-wicket victory in just 24.1 overs. On the Bangladesh side, Mustafizur Rahman stood out with two crucial wickets, while Hasan Mahmud, Shoriful Islam, Taskin Ahmed, and Nasum Ahmed each secured one wicket.
Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) football champions Bashundhara Kings earned a creditable 3-2 goals victory over Indian Super Cup champions Odisha FC in their second Group D match of the AFC Cup Football at their home venue, Bashundhara Sports Arena in Dhaka, on Monday. Bashundhara Kings, which was earlier placed in Group D with Odisha FC, Kolkata Mohun Bagan Super Giant, and Maziya SRC of the Maldives,made a frustrating start losing to Maziya Sports and Recreation Club by 1-3 goals in their Group D away match in the Maldives last month. Also read: AFC Cup Football: Bashundhara Kings drawn in Group D with Odisha FC, Maziya SRC, Mohun Bagan SG This was the first defeat for the four-time Bangladesh champion Bashundhara Kings against any Maldives Cub playing six matches since 2018 and also their maiden defeat against Maziya SRC in three matches since 2021. Despite dropping five key players of the team for disciplinary grounds in the day's match, the Kings dominated the first half by 2-1 goals at the home ground. Also read: AFC Cup Football : Dhaka Abahani to fly for Kolkata Monday to play Mohun Bagan SG in play-off match Five vital players—Anisur Rahmam Zico, Topu Barman, Shekh Morsalin, Towhidul Alam Sabuj, and Rimon Hossain—are now under club suspension for breaking discipline during the match against Maziya SRC. In the day's home match, Brazilian striker Dorielton Gomes struck twice for the Kings in the 45th and 54th minutes, respectively, while Brazilian midfielder Miguel Ferreira netted the first goal for the Kings in the 39th minute. Forward Diego Mauricio and substitute defender Jerry L scored one each for Odisha FC in the 19th and 65th minutes, respectively. Also read: AFC Cup Football: Dhaka Abahani advance to play- off stage eliminating Club Eagles of Maldives 2-1 In the next and second away match, the Kings will encounter Kolkata Mohun Bagan Super Giant on October 24 at 4:00 pm at the Kalinga Stadim in Bhubaneswar, India. Four teams from Group D will face each other six times on a home and away basis, and later the top team will qualify for the next round of the meet.
Bangladesh Men's Hockey team completed the 12-nation 19th Asian Games Men's Hockey assignment with a humiliating 0-12 goals defeat against India in their last Pool A match at the Gongshu Canal Sports Park Stadium in Hangzhou on Monday. Asian Games Hockey: Bangladesh tastes first victory vs Singapore by 7-3 goals Bangladesh suffered their biggest defeat against India, matching the low set 41 years back, after their 0-12 goals defeat in the Delhi Asian Games in 1982. Men's Asian 5s Hockey: Bangladesh taste first victory beating Japan by 10-3 goals But Bangladesh suffered their biggest defeat in their first appearance in the Asian Games in 1978 losing to Pakistan by 0-17 goals, followed by their 0-14 defeat against South Korea in 1998 Asian Games in Bangkok. With the day's well merited victory, India clinched the top slot of six-team Pool A to reach the semifinal with an all win record securing full 15 points from all the five group encounters while Bangladesh finished 4th in Pool A with six points beating Singapore 7-3 and Uzbekistan by 4-2 goals. Asian 5s Hockey: Bangladesh women's team finish 8th In the day's one sided match, captain Harmanpreet Singh (2', 4', 32') and Mandeep Singh (18', 24', 46') made hattricks scoring three goals each for India. Besides, Abhishek scored two (41', 57') while Lalit Kumar Upadhyay (23'), Amit Rohidas (28'), Nilkanta Sharma (47') and Gurjan Singh (56') scored one each for India in the day's match.
Former silver medalist of Asian Games Bangladesh Men's Kabaddi team made a flying start in the 19th Asian Games Kabaddi outplaying Japan by 52-17 points in Group A opener at Court-1 of the Xiaoshan Guali Sports Center in Hangzhou on Monday. Bangladesh Men's team comfortably dominated the first half by 25-5 points. Bangabandhu Cup Int'l Kabaddi: Bangladesh clinch hat-trick title beating Chinese Taipei in final Tuhin Tarafder-led Bangladesh team earned the victory dominating the match all through and earned four creditable lonas (all out), two in each half. Bangladesh men's team have been placed in five-team Group A of the Asian Games Kabaddi earlier with India, Chinese Taipei, Japan and Thailand while four- team Group B comprises Iran, South Korea, Pakistan and Malaysia .In the remaining Group A matches, Bangladesh will play their giant neighbor India on Tuesday also at 6:30 am, Chinese Taipei on Wednesday at 7:30 am and Thailand on Thursday at 1 pm at the same venue. Bangabandhu Cup Kabaddi: Bangladesh emerges unbeaten group champions beating Iraq 49-33 Top two teams from each of the two groups will play the semifinal on Oct 6 while the final match will be held on Oct 7 at 2 pm. But, the Bangladesh Women's Kabaddi team spoiled a golden opportunity to win a bronze medal losing to their South Asian rivals Nepal by 24-37 points in the opening Group B match of the Asian Games held at court -2 of the same venue on Monday. Bangladesh Women were trailing by 16-21 points in the first half. Bangladesh Women's team put in three-team Group B of the Asian Games with Iran and Nepal while four- team Group A team consists of India, Chinese Taipei, South Korea and Thailand. A win in the day's match will assure the semifinal berth of Bangladesh women to clinch the bronze medal as the top two teams of the group will advance to the semifinal. Bangabandhu Cup Int'l Kabaddi: Bangladesh make flying start beating Poland in opener With day's frustrating result, Bangladesh Women's Kabaddi team are almost deprived of a medal in a prospective event like the last Asian Games. Bangladesh Kabaddi team, which bring laurels for the country by winning Asian Games medal regularly since Beijing Asian Games in 1990, now facing medal drought in the Asiad and Bangladesh failed to win any medal in the last Asian Games in Jakarta. However, Bangladesh Women's will play defending champions Iran on Wednesday at 8:30 pm in the remaining Group B match to decide their fate.
Bangladesh finished 7th in the Ranking Round of the Recurve Men's team event of the 19th Asian Games Archery scoring 1963 that began in the Chinese city of Hangzhou on Sunday. Sagar Islam finished 22nd scoring 662 while Ram Krishna Saha was placed 29th scoring 653 to qualify for the individual events. Read: Bangladesh Men's, Women's Kabaddi team to start 19th Asian Games campaign on Monday Country's celebrated archer Ruman Shana, who was included in the Asiad team after an eleven months suspension, miserably out from the individual event's race scoring 648. In the men's team event, Bangladesh team will play Vietnam. In the Women's team event, Bangladesh team comprising Diya Siddiqui, Fahmida Sultana Nisha and Shima Akter Shimu finished 14th scoring 1825 to face Chinese Taipei in the next round. Read: Asian Games Chess: Bangladesh men suffer 1.5–2.5 points defeat against Kyrgyzstan In the ranking round of Compound Division, Bangladesh men's team finished 12th to play Malaysia in the next round while the Women's team finished 8th to play Hong Kong in the next round. Asian Games Golf: Bangladeshi famed golfer Siddikur Rahman finished 14th in the 19th Asian Games Golf scoring overall 13-under par after the day's 4th and last round held in Hangzhou on Sunday four while another Bangladesh golfer Jamal Hossain finished 35th scoring equal par.
Bangladesh Men’s team beat Hong Kong by 3.5-0.5 game points in the 3rd round Men's team event match of the 19th Asian Games Chess held in China’s Hangzhou on Sunday. After the day's match, Bangladesh Men's team earned 2 points from three matches. Read: Bangladesh Men's, Women's Kabaddi team to start 19th Asian Games campaign on Monday In the day's 3rd round matches, GM Enamul Hossain, IM Mohammad Fahad Rahman and GM Ziaur Rahman of Bangladesh won against FM Lam Daniel King Wai, Kwong Wing Ki and CM Nissinen Nilo Man of Hong Kong, respectively. Meanwhile, GM Niaz Murshed of Bangladesh drew with Li Yi Heng of Hong Kong. Read: Asian Games Chess: Bangladesh men suffer 1.5–2.5 points defeat against Kyrgyzstan
Former silver medalist of the Asian Games Bangladesh Men's Kabaddi team will start their campaign in the 19th Asian Games taking on Japan in the opening Group A match on Monday (Oct 2) at 6:30 am (Bangladesh time) at the Xiaoshan Guali Sports Centre in Hangzhou, China Bangladesh have been placed in five-team Group A of the Asian Games Kabaddi with India, Chinese Taipei, Japan and Thailand while four- team Group B comprises Iran, South Korea, Pakistan and Malaysia. Bangabandhu Cup Int'l Kabaddi: Bangladesh clinch hat-trick title beating Chinese Taipei in final In the remaining Group A matches, Bangladesh will play their giant neighbor India on Tuesday also at 6:30 am, Chinese Taipei on Wednesday at 7:30 am and Thailand on Thursday at 1 pm at the same venue. Top two teams from each of the two groups will play the semifinal on Oct 6 while the final match will be held on Oct 7 at 2 pm. Bangladesh Women's Kabaddi team will also start their 19th Asian Games campaign taking on Nepal on Monday at 8:30 am at the same venue. Bangabandhu Cup Kabaddi: Holders Bangladesh to play Chinese Taipei in final on Tuesday Bangladesh Women's team put in three-team Group B of the Asian Games with Iran and Nepal while four- team Group A team consists of India, Chinese Taipei, South Korea and Thailand. In the remaining Group B match, Bangladesh will play Iran on Wednesday at 8:30 pm. Top two teams from each of the two groups will play the semifinal on Oct 6 while the final match will be held on Oct 7 at 7:30 am. The men’s event features nine teams with each match lasting for 45 minutes while the women’s category has seven teams with the duration of the match lasting for 35 minutes.
The eighth edition of the inter-garments football tournament, the “BGMEA Cup 2023,” is going to kick off on November 9 at the Uttara Sector 4 Kallyan Samiti Field in Dhaka. The tournament, organized by the Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA), will be an exciting showcase of sporting talent and spirit, said BGMEA on Sunday. The BGMEA Cup 2023 will see mid and upper-management teams from 16 prominent garment factories across the country competing in an 8-a-side football tournament. The player auction for BGMEA Cup 2023 took place at the International Convention City Bashundhara in Dhaka on September 29, where participating teams had the opportunity to strengthen their squads for the upcoming battles. During this event, the tournament’s trophy was also unveiled, exhibiting the spirit of competition and unity that the BGMEA Cup represents. BGMEA President Faruque Hassan graced the auction and cup unveiling ceremony as chief guest. Distinguished guests, including BGMEA Senior Vice President SM Mannan (Kochi), Directors Haroon Ar Rashid, Rajiv Chowdhury, and Md Imranur Rahman, as well as prominent garment entrepreneurs, players, and representatives of sponsors, were present at the program. The participating teams in BGMEA Cup 2023 are - Comfit Composite, TRZ Group, Shrabony Knitwear, Tusuka Group, Setara Group, Hossain Group, Mosharraf Apparels, Sayem Fashions, Fakir Fashion, Asian Apparels, Apparels Village, Aspire Garments, Kims Corporation, Evince Group, Laila Group, and Bando Design. These renowned garment companies will compete to win the title of BGMEA Cup 2023. The tournament is powered by Sheltech Ceramics, Turag Active, and T-Sports, with BGMEA University of Fashion and Technology (BUFT) and Green Textile Ltd., a concern of Epic Group, as Platinum sponsors. Pacific Jeans, Club 11 Entertainment, Twelve Clothing, Porcelanosa Bangladesh, and Laila Group have contributed as Gold sponsors. Uttara Sector 4 Kallyan Samiti is the venue partner, AAMRA is the internet partner, and Movement Solutions BD is the fitness partner of the football tournament. The 16 teams will be divided into four groups for the group stage matches, which will be played at the Uttara Sector 4 Kallyan Samiti Field. The tournament’s grand finale will take place at the Army Stadium. BGMEA Cup 2023 is not only a celebration of football but also a testament to the unity and spirit of the garment industry in Bangladesh.
Suro Krishna claims Super Lightweight Intercontinental title at Beximco Xcel Boxing Championship 2.0 Fight Night
Pro-Boxing's Bangladeshi champion Suro Krishna Chakma has added yet another feather to his cap after clinching the Super Lightweight Intercontinental Championship title at the Beximco Xcel Boxing Championship fight night on Saturday. Suro Chakma came face-to-face with Nepal's Mahendra Bahadur Chand in the Super Lightweight category where the defending champion beat his Nepalese opponent in a nail-biting eight round thriller. The InterContinental Dhaka was bustling with boxing enthusiasts as the "Beximco Xcel Boxing Championship 2.0 Fight Night" unfolded. Also read: Beximco XBC Fight Night: Ruqsana clinches debut win, Sura Krishna remains undefeated With 16 participants from various countries, the night witnessed 8 intense bouts across categories such as Super Middleweight, Flyweight, Bantamweight, Super Lightweight, Welterweight, and Light Heavyweight.