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‘We now feel unbeatable at home’-Shakib Al Hasan

Sports Live:  The most celebrated all-rounder, Shakib Al Hasan, who is the top ranked all-rounder in all three formats of the game gave his view on Bangladesh's change in mentality in an interview with the newspaper, The Guardian of England. "Previously the mindset was to draw against big teams - try to play five days, make a draw," he told The Guardian. "But there is no shortage of... details

BD vs Aus, 1st Test: Mominul added to squad replacing Mosaddek

  Sports Live: Batsman Mominul Haque has been recalled to the Bangladesh squad for the first Test against Australia in place of Mosaddek Hossain, who is suffering from an eye infection. Mominul had been left out of the 14-member squad announced by the Bangladesh selectors on Saturday, but the decision to include him came after a lengthy discussion between the Bangladesh Cricket... details

Australian cricket team due tonight

Sports Live:  Australian cricket team, led by Steven Smith, is scheduled to arrive tonight (Friday) to play two-match Test series against Bangladesh. The team is expected to reach at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport at about 10.45 pm. The tourists will open their Bangladesh campaign with a two-day practice match starting on Tuesday (August 22) before they will play the first... details

Bangladesh and England in the same group of next World Cup

  Sports Live: Defending champion West Indies will take on hosts New Zealand in the opening day of the next year’s ICC Under 19 Cricket World Cup, which runs from January 13 to February 3. Bangladesh, Canada, England and Namibia comprise Group C while two-time champion Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Asia qualifier Afghanistan and Europe qualifier Ireland form Group D in what is the 11th... details

Real ready to appeal Ronaldo second yellow, confirms Zidane

    Live Correspondent: Real Madrid will appeal Cristiano Ronaldo’s second yellow card for diving in the Spanish Super Cup first leg at Barcelona, coach Zinedine Zidane confirmed after a 3-1 win over Barcelona. Ronaldo spent 24 minutes on the pitch after not starting the game at the Nou Camp but still had the biggest impact. The 32-year-old, who was given a hostile... details

Neymar’s PSG debut could be delayed again

    Sports Live: Neymar’s Paris St-Germain debut could be delayed again as French football authorities have still not received clearance following his world record 222m euro (£200m) move from Barcelona. The Spanish football federation has until Thursday night to send the necessary documents, according to the LFP which runs France’s Ligue 1. If the deadline is... details

Neymar raised PSG value by €500M

    Sports Live:  Paris Saint-Germain might have smashed the world transfer record by signing Neymar from Barcelona for €222 million, but president Nasser Al-Khelaifi believes the club have received value for money. The previous record was Manchester United’s purchase of Paul Pogba for €105m from Juventus, but the Ligue 1 side have obliterated that figure with... details

Djokovic will not play again in 2017

Sports Live: Twelve-time Grand Slam champion Novak Djokovic will not play again in 2017 because of an elbow injury. Former world number one Djokovic, 30, retired injured during his Wimbledon quarter-final match against Tomas Berdych on 12 July. He said then he had suffered an elbow problem for over a year and a half. “Professionally this is not an easy decision for me, but... details

Thought Pakistan was all about cricket: Ronaldinho, Ryan Giggs

Sports Live: World famous footballers Ronaldinho and Ryan Giggs returned from Pakistan on Sunday night, expressing surprise at the “passion” for the game in a cricket-crazy country.  The two footballers were in Pakistan on a two-day visit with five other international stars to play in two exhibition matches in Karachi and Lahore organised by the Leisure League. “I think the... details

Nadal vows return despite fresh Wimbledon headache

  Sports Live: Rafael Nadal must have realised it wasn't going to be his day at Wimbledon when he bashed his head against a door frame performing a warm-up leap in the bowels of Court One as he prepared to face Gilles Muller on Monday. Almost five hours later, the great Spaniard was nursing a weighty dose of hurt pride as yet another Wimbledon campaign slipped away from... details

Tamim disappoints in first outing for Essex

Sports Live: Bangladesh’s dashing opener Tamim Iqbal scored a run-a-ball 7 with a six in his first appearance for Essex Eagles against Kent Spitfires in the 4th NatWest T20 Blast at Kent County Cricket Ground in England on Sunday. Essex won the toss and elected to bat first and suffered the first jolt losing Tamim at 28 in 3.2 overs. Tamim was bowled out by Adam Milne. Essex was... details

‘I’ll work on my techniques and become a proper no.3 batsman’

    Live Correspondent: There are no such players in the whole world who had a career with regular successes. Failure is a part and parcel in everyone’s life and players are not exceptional. But that tough period is the most important time for their career as if they become able to survive that then their careers become flawless after that. Bangladesh’s aggressive... details

Preliminary Tigers squad for Aus, SA series named

    Sports Live: A 29-man preliminary squad for the upcoming Australia and South Africa series has been named by the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB). This batch of players will join the national camp on July 10. The Aussies are set to tour Bangladesh for a Test series in Dhaka and Chittagong in August-September and the Tigers will tour South Africa in... details