Dhaka, Apr 13 (UNB) – Dilkusha Sporting Club defeated Gouripur Sporting Club by 3-0 goals in the Dhaka Metropolis Second Division Football League at Bir Shrestha Shaheed Shipahi M Mostafa Kamal Stadium in Kamalapur on Saturday.
Afzal Mia, Hakim Biswas and Rakibul Islam scored one goal each for Dilkusha SC in the first half.
Gouripur SC got the early blow when Afzal Mia put Dilkhusha SC in the lead in the 8th minute (1-0). Hakim Biswas doubled the margin in the 24th minute while Rakibul Islam sealed the fate of the match just before the half time (3-0).
The second half of the match remained goalless despite both sides playing some good football.
Dhaka, April 13 (UNB)– The logo of the Sheikh Kamal U-20 National Football Tournament, organized by Bangladesh District and Divisional Football Association (BDDFA), was ceremonially unveiled at a local hotel on Saturday.
Member Secretary of the Bangabandhu Memorial Trust Sheikh Hafizur Rahman officially unveiled the logo, prepared with the image of Sheikh Kamal. BDDFA secretary general Tarafder M Ruhul Amin was also present on the occasion.
Eight divisional teams of the country, split into two groups, will initially compete in the first phase from April 17-22 at two venues—Narail and Natore.
Participating teams: Group A – (Venue-Narail), : Khulna, Dhaka, Rangpur and Barishal.
Group B – (Venue- Natore): Rajshahi, Chattagram, Sylhet and Mymensingh.
The two semifinals on April 25 and 26 and the final scheduled for April 28 will be played at Cox’s Bazar.
The day before the final, Cox’s Bazar will also host a grand conference of the sports organizers involved in football, from all over the country starting from division-level down to districts, clubs, education boards and even universities will be held on April 27.
Dhaka, Apr 13 (UNB)- Coming from behind, title aspirant Dhaka Abahani Limited beat rampant Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club by 4-3 goals at the Bangabandhu National Stadium here on Saturday to maintain their winning run in the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) football.
The match was stopped for 35 minutes in the first half due to rain and bad light.
With the 4th win in a row, Dhaka Abahani remained at the 2nd slot in the 13-team league after Bashundhara Kings securing 30 points from 12 matches, one point behind league leader Bashundhara Kings while Sheikh Jamal DC remained at the 7th place with their previous collection of 13 points from 11 matches.
In the day’s match, both the teams tried their best to dominate the match from the beginning. Dhaka Abahani got the early blow when Sheikh Jamal’s Argentine forward Luciano Emanuel Araya Perez scored the first goal, utilising a cross of Sakhawat Hossain Rony in the very 1st minute of the match (1-0).
But the popular sky-blue Dhanmondi outfit levelled the margin in the 10th minute as their Afghan forward Masih Saighani fired the net, off a direct free kick from Nabib Newaz Zibon (1-1).
Abahani got the 2nd success in the 27th minute as the full back of Sheikh Jamal SM Manjur Rahman Manik headed the ball into his own net (2-1).
Despite of Sheikh Jamal’s fighting spirit from the beginning of the second half, Abahani got another success in the 63rd minute.
Abahani’s Haitian recruit Kervens Fils Belfort further widened the margin, capitalising on a pass from their Nigerian booter Sunday Chizoba Nwadialu (3-1).
After five minutes, Nabib Newaz Zibon further extended the Abahani margin scoring one more goal in the 70th minute (4-1).
With this goal, Zibon shared the top slot with his teammate Sunday Chizoba and Ballo Farmoussa of Muktiojoddha scoring eight goals each.
But, Sheikh Jamal fought hard to come back in the game. The all-yellow team got the chance in the 80th minute. Midfielder Jakir Hossain Ziku scored the 2nd goal for Sheikh Jamal as Abahani’s national coloured goalkeeper Shahidul Alam Sohel failed to grab the ball (4-2).
In the 90th minute, Jakir Hossain Ziku scored his 2nd goal and the 3rd goal for Sheikh Jamal (4-3).
Dhaka, Apr 13 (UNB) - Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) will start work on proposed Sheikh Hasina International Stadium, one of the biggest stadiums in the world, in Purbachal on the outskirts of the capital in the winter next, a BCB director said on Saturday.
Mahbub Anam, a BCB Director and its Ground Committee Chairman, said the board is working hard to start the construction of the much-awaited Sheikh Hasina International Cricket Stadium in the upcoming winter.
The proposed cricket stadium will be the biggest one in the country and one of the best ones in the world with a capacity of 1 lakh spectators, he said.
The decision was taken at the first meeting of the project implementation group of BCB held on Saturday at the board office.
“BCB has already created a miniature of the proposed stadium. Now, we have to enlarge it. According to the plan, we’ll have an academy ground along with the main stadium. We’re working on the plan now and I think we can’t start the construction work before the coming winter,” Mahbub Anam told reporters at the BCB headquarters after the meeting.
BCB has acquired 37 acres of land from Rajdhani Unnayan Kartripakkha and they have finalised the complete basic structural plan, he said, adding that they are now working on the details of the plan.
“We’re working on the detailed plan of everything of the proposed venue. In the meantime, we’ll complete the process of taking possession of the land which will boost the progress of our work,” Mahbub further said to the media.
He also said BCB is hopeful to complete the construction of the proposed venue within two years after starting the project.
There are some more stadiums in the country which are inactive for years. But BCB looks reluctant to take any effective steps to reactivate those citing those venues are the property of the National Sports Council (NSC).
About the issue, Mahbub told reporters, “Since those are the property of the NSC, it’s difficult for BCB to take any step to maintain those venues.”
Dhaka, Apr 13 (UNB) - Former captain and Bangladesh stalwart Mushfiqur Rahim batted on Saturday at the National Cricket Academy ground after a long break of 29 days.
He came back along with the team from New Zealand on March 16 following the dreadful terror attacks on two mosques at Christchurch that left 50 people, including five Bangladeshi nationals, dead. Since then he had been out of action.
The right-handed wicketkeeper batsman had also been suffering from an injury in his rib.
Mushfiqur batted for about 30 minutes on Saturday. Before that, he started his strength training on Thursday.
Bangladesh team management was in doubt due to the injury of Mushfiqur.
However, his participation in batting practice came as a relief for the selectors.
Over the last decade, Mushfiqur has become the linchpin of the Bangladesh batting line-up. He has represented the Tigers in 66 Tests, 201 ODIs and 77 T20 Internationals. The right-handed batsman played the pivotal role for Bangladesh in many victorious occasions.
Mushfiqur is considered one of the biggest weapons of the Tigers in the upcoming World Cup in England and Wales which is scheduled to be played between May 30 and July 14.