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  • Bangladesh’s Sri Lankan curator Gamini De Silva briefs ICC event manager Chris Tetley and pitch consultant Andi Atkinson during their visit to the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Dhaka on Monday. — Sourav Loskar

  • Team BJMC players celebrate after their Federation Cup quarter-final win over holders Sheikh Russell KC at the Bangabandhu National Stadium in Dhaka on Monday. — New Age photo

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ICC keeps close eye on B̢۪desh political climate

Bangladesh’s Sri Lankan curator Gamini De Silva briefs ICC event manager Chris Tetley and pitch consultant Andi Atkinson during their visit to the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Dhaka on Monday. — Sourav Loskar
The International Cricket Council is keeping a close eye on the current political situation in Bangladesh ahead of the ICC World Twenty20 in March in light of deadly street fights, according to a top ICC official. ‘This is a situation that we have to... Full story

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BJMC edge Russell in thriller

Team BJMC players celebrate after their Federation Cup quarter-final win over holders Sheikh Russell KC at the Bangabandhu National Stadium in Dhaka on Monday. — New Age photo
Team BJMC ensured the last remaining semifinal spot on offer after a thrilling battle against Sheikh Russell KC in the quarterfinal of the Federation Cup at the Bangabandhu National Stadium on Monday. As the tie ended 2-2 after... Full story

Russell lament wasting leads

Sheikh Russell Krira Chakra failed to hold the lead twice and it cost them dearly, said coach Maruful Haque after their shocking defeat to Team BJMC in the Federation Cup quarter-final on Monday. BJMC came back on... Full story

India one run away from unique record

When the Indian team scores the first run on December 5 against South Africa in the first one-dayer in Johannesburg, it will become the highest-run scoring team in the 50-over format of the game. India and Australia are currently level... Full story

Injury fears for NZ ahead of WI Test

New Zealand have injury concerns over captain Brendon McCullum and batsman Kane Williamson as they prepare for this week̢۪s opening Test against the West Indies, with the hosts chasing their first series win for five years. Full story

Siddik still in the mix for Team Asia spot

Bangladeshi golfer Siddikur Rahman̢۪s fourth-place finish at the Indonesia Open on Sunday has enhanced his chances of being a part of Team Asia in the inaugural EurAsia Cup next March. The EurAsia Cup, a Ryder Cup-styled matchplay... Full story

Pacers beat Clippers to go 16-1

Paul George maintained his fantastic early season form with 27 points, six rebounds and five assists in a 105-100 win over the Clippers, as the Indiana Pacers improved their franchise-best start to 16-1, reports Reuters. Full story

West Indies U-19 cricket team arrive

The West Indies Under-19 Cricket team arrived in the capital Monday noon on a three-week tour to play a seven-match ODI series against their Bangladesh counterpart. The touring Caribbean team later left Dhaka for Chittagong... Full story

Sledging a compliment, says Gooch

England batting coach Graham Gooch on Monday said anyone in the team getting sledged by Australia should take it as a compliment. The first Test in Brisbane, which Australia won by 381 runs, was tarnished by constant sledging as... Full story

Dhoni stumps selectors

Gautam Gambhir̢۪s presence was felt by his absence on Sunday. In a curious turn of events, Indian skipper MS Dhoni launched a veiled attack on the Sandeep Patil- led selection committee while addressing the media prior to the team̢۪s... Full story

Barca lose second time in a week

Barcelona’s Neymar da Silva of Brazil, right, laments, after Athletic Bilbao scored their goal, beside his fellow teammmate, Francesc Fabregas, center, and Sergio Busquets, left back, during their Spanish League soccer match, at San Mames stadium in Bilbao, Spain, Sunday. — AP photo
Barcelona slipped to a second consecutive defeat for the first time since April 2012 as they lost for the first time in the league this season 1-0 away to Athletic Bilbao on Sunday. Barcelona had suffered their first defeat under coach Gerardo... Full story

Ibra scores twice as PSG outclass Lyon

Paris Saint-Germain underlined their superiority over the rest of the French top flight on Sunday as Zlatan Ibrahimovic netted twice in a 4-0 win against Lyon at the Parc des Princes. Ibrahimovic scored both of his goals from the... Full story

Chelsea, City close gap on Arsenal

Both Chelsea and Manchester City capitalised on Liverpool̢۪s shock defeat by Hull on Sunday to leapfrog the Merseysiders and close the gap on Premier League leaders Arsenal. Chelsea recovered from conceding a goal inside the... Full story

Late show rescues Juventus

An injury-time header from Spain striker Fernando Llorente rescued misfiring Juventus in a 1-0 win over Udinese that sent the champions three points clear of Roma in Italy̢۪s Serie A on Sunday. Early season pacesetters Roma had spurned the... Full story

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Barca seek quick answers after second straight loss

Barcelona̢۪s 2-1 loss at Ajax Amsterdam in the Champions League last week was down to a lack of intensity while Sunday̢۪s 1-0 reverse at Athletic Bilbao in La Liga exposed their relative physical frailty. Those were two of the explanations coach Gerardo Martino... Full story

Mourinho digs Chelsea out of a hole

Jose Mourinho again showed his tactical acumen could play a pivotal role in deciding the destiny of the Premier League title when his halftime formation switch prompted a stirring Chelsea comeback against Southampton. Full story

Moyes in dark over Rooney contract talks

Manchester United manager David Moyes says that he knows of no immediate plans to reward Wayne Rooney̢۪s fine form with the offer of a new contract. Rooney scored a brace as United twice came from behind to draw 2-2 at Tottenham... Full story


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