International Games

Australia’s Tour to India Can’t be Worse: Watson

Sports Live: Australia's tour to India next month can't be worse than the side's 2013 campaign when he and four other players were suspended for a Test, former all-rounder Shane Watson said on Tuesday. India dealt a 4-0 whitewash to the Aussies in 2013, a tour remembered for Watson, James Pattinson, Mitchell Johnson and Usman Khawaja being handed a one-Test ban for disciplinary... details

Court issues arrest warrants for Wasim Akram

Sports Live: A local court in Karachi on Tuesday issued arrest warrant against former star cricketer Wasim Akram, after he failed to appear before the court during last 31 hearings of a case.Akram himself had lodged the case in August last year at Bahadurabad police station against Major (retd) Amirur Rehman and others, Dawn reported. The court issued bailable warrant against Akram and... details

Mashrafe suffers fractured thumb

Sports Live: Bangladesh limited overs captain Mashrafe Bin Mortaza has fractured his right thumb during the third and final T20 international against New Zealand at the Bay Oval in Mount Maunganui today. The injury could keep him out of cricket for four to six weeks, reports BCB. Bangladesh physio Dean Conway said: “Mashrafe had an X-ray done immediately after the match and the report... details

Kohli succeeds Dhoni as India’s

Sports Live: Having taken over the test captaincy from Dhoni in late 2014 and led the team to top of the ICC rankings, the 28-year-old Kohli was a natural choice to skipper the limited-overs squads Virat Kohli has taken over from Mahendra Singh Dhoni as India’s limited-overs captain, becoming his country’s skipper in all three formats of the game, the Indian cricket board (BCCI) said... details

Tigers will fight in final ODI

Sports Live: It is always difficult to concentrate on a game apparently valueless but Bangladesh team will face New Zealand tomorrow for gaining some respects back. Bangladesh lost the first two ODIs and have already lost the series. Mashrafe Mortaza accused the lack of patience in the batsmen during the post-match press conference yesterday for losing an easier game on a track suitable... details

Tigers safely arrive Christchurch prior to 1st ODI

Sports Live: Bangladesh national cricket team safely reached in Christchurch in New Zealand prior to the 1st ODI of three match series which is slated to play on Monday (26 December). After a long break of more than two years, it will be Tigers first away battle in a bilateral series. After the only warm up match against New Zealand XI, Tigers left Whangarei and traveled to Chirstchurch... details

Messi meets Afghan boy famed for plastic bag shirt

Sports Live: A six-year-old Afghan boy, who shot to Internet fame this year by sporting a Lionel Messi shirt made out of a plastic bag, fulfilled his dreams on Tuesday by meeting the Argentine soccer great, Reuters reports. Murtaza Ahmadi, from Ghazni province in rural eastern Afghanistan, accompanied Messi on to the field in Qatar before a friendly match between Barcelona and Saudi... details

Rumana targets Asia Cup Final

Sports Live: Bangladesh eves left for Thailand for the Asia Cup under coach David Capel. They will play five matches before the Final. India, Thailand, Nepal, Pakistan and hosts Sri Lanka are also participating in this event. Bangladesh will play their first match against India women on 26 November at Terdthai Cricket Ground, Bangkok. They haven’t beat them till now in three ODIs and... details

Tigers tear away England to register massive win

Sports Live: Bangladesh have just defeated visiting England by a huge margin of 108 runs in the second and last Test at the Sher – E – Bangla National Stadium in Dhaka and leveled the series. Miraculous Mehedi Hasan Miraz professed a six wicket haul in the 2nd innings as well to lead the Tigers into a famous win. Creating the history at the SBNCS, Bangladesh surpassed all their... details

England seal 22-run victory over Bangladesh

Sports Live: England have pulled of a dazzling victory as Ben Stokes has got the job done for his team in the same over in Chittagong test. He made the greatest use of the new ball and grabbed two wickets in the same over to carry his team over the line. Shafiul Islam departs as he didn’t offer a shot and the ball struck his pads. The on field umpire gave it out and Bangladesh... details

England face tough test against improved Bangladesh

Sports Live: Former England captain Nasser Hussain says his country will face a stern test against a "much improved" Bangladesh on their upcoming tour. "It will be difficult," said Hussain. "Bangladesh are a much improved side, and the last time these two met was when England were knocked out of the 2015 World Cup by them in Adelaide, reports. "England will be looking for payback for that,... details

Argentina apologises for coach Bauza’s comment on Messi

Sports Live: The Argentine Football Association has apologised for Edgardo Bauza’s outburst over Lionel Messi’s injury, according to a Barcelona spokesman. Argentina coach Bauza accused Bareclona of failing to take good care of Messi, who will miss the upcoming World Cup qualifiers because of a muscle injury sustained while playing for Barcelona in the Spanish league. Barcelona... details

England players told snipers and tanks

Sports Live: England's players have been given assurances about the scale of the security operation which will see them put on 'lock down' in Bangladesh with snipers positioned at the team hotels and tanks parked outside them. The majority of England's players have agreed to tour after agonising over whether to travel to a country where westerners have been terrorist targets in recent years... details