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End of an era for Uruguayan strike duo Suarez and Cavani

For the last decade and a half, Uruguay's national football team has been led by a formidable attacking duo but now veterans Luis Suarez and Edinson Cavani are heading into their final World Cup with retirement edging ever closer. Born just 21 days apart in the northern Salto department, the two 35-year-olds have graced some of Europe's most prestigious clubs while never failing to light up their homeland shores. Read More...

Bangladesh ends T-20 campaign with another dismal batting display

Bangladesh ended another T20 World Cup campaign with little to cheer about. They showed another dismal batting display in their last Super 12 match against Pakistan and lost by a big margin of five wickets on Sunday in Adelaide. While Bangladesh ended the World Cup with only two wins, Pakistan marched to the semifinals as the second team after India from Group 2. Read More...

Another batting disappointment: Bangladesh puts 127 on score board

The chances were there; the plot was set, yet the batsman could not do their job. A disappointing middle order batting performance and lack of power hitting resulted Bangladesh to put only 127 on the scoreboard. Nazmul Hasan Shanto scored the highest 54 runs for the team, which came at a cost of 48 runs. Read More...

Bangladesh win toss, opt to bat first

Bangladesh have won the toss in a do or die match against Pakistan. If Bangladesh can beat Pakistan in this match, the tigers will go to the semi-final stage of the T-20 world cup. Read More...

Bangladesh’s semi-final hopes still alive

What a surprise by Netherland. They did the unthinkable. Beating South Africa by 13 runs, Netherland kicked them out of the tournament. With this victory, the door of possibilities opened for Bangladesh. If Bangladesh can beat Pakistan the tigers will directly go to the semifinals. Read More...

Sri Lankan cricket star charged over rape in Sydney.

Sri Lanka's top order batter Danushka Gunathilaka has been arrested in Sydney, according to reports, for rape. The player, who travelled with the Sri Lanka team for the T20 World Cup in Australia, was ruled out of the tournament with an injury. He, however, remained with the squad despite being officially replaced by Ashen Bandara. Read More...


Sri Lankan cricket star charged over rape in Sydney

Sri Lanka's top order batter Danushka Gunathilaka has been arrested in Sydney, according to reports, for rape. The player, who travelled with the Sri Lanka team for the T20 World Cup in Australia, was ruled out of the tournament with an injury. He, however, remained with the squad despite being officially replaced by Ashen Bandara. Read More...

Cricketer Al-Amin gets permanent bail in domestic violence case

Bangladesh national team cricketer Al-Amin Hossain has received permanent bail in a case filed by his wife over domestic violence surrounding demands for dowry. Judge Begum Mafroza Parvin of Women and Children Repression Prevention Tribunal-8 of Dhaka granted him the bail on Tuesday (November 1) following a petition. Earlier this morning, Al-Amin through his lawyer surrendered in the court seeking permanent bail. Read More...

Qatar World Cup pays fans' flights and hotels for good PR

The organisers of the World Cup in Qatar are paying groups of soccer fans to travel to the tournament next month, saying on Monday they are asking them for positive comments on social media in return. Read More...

Bangladesh steals a thrilling win against Zimbabwe

Bangladesh beat Zimbabwe in a last ball drama at the Brisbane Cricket Ground. Tigers beat Zimbabwe by 3 runs in the dramatic 28th match of the eighth T20 World Cup. Earlier, Bangladesh won the toss and opted to bat first against Zimbabwe. Batting first, Bangladesh scored 150 runs for the loss of 7 wickets in the allotted 20 overs. Read More...

Wasim Akram admits to cocaine addiction post retirement

Former Pakistan legendary seamer Wasim Akram admitted to drug addiction for the first time in his new autobiography titled – Sultan: A Memoir. Akram, 56, said that said he began using cocaine while working as a television pundit around the world. “The culture of fame in south Asia is all-consuming, seductive and corrupting,” he told the Times. Read More...

Bangladesh beat Netherlands by 9 runs

Bangladesh beat Netherlands by nine runs in their first match of the T20 World Cup at Bellerive Oval on Monday. Winning the toss, the Netherlands caption sent Bangladesh to batting first. Tigers set a 145-run target but the Netherlands scored 135 runs with loss of all wickets. Taskin Ahmed took four wickets. Read More...

T20 World Cup: Bangladesh bat first vs Netherlands

Bangladesh is batting first in their first match of the T20 World Cup 2022 against the Netherlands in Hobert. The Netherlands have won the toss and opted to bowl first in an overcast condition in the venue. The forecast still shows a lot of rain in Hobert. But during the toss, it was good weather according to reports. There was no rain with 15 minutes to go before the match. Read More...

Host Qatar's World Cup 'carbon neutral' claims under fire

Organisers have promised a carbon neutral World Cup next month in Qatar but environmental groups are warning that the tournament will be far more polluting than advertised. Hassan al-Thawadi, secretary general of Qatar 2022, said organisers will achieve net-zero emissions for the tournament as a whole "by measuring, mitigating and offsetting all our greenhouse gas emissions". Read More...

Karim Benzema wins his maiden Ballon d’Or; 1st Frenchman since Zidane

Karim Benzema won the men's Ballon d'Or 2022 award in Paris on Monday to cap off an incredible 2021-22 European football season. The Real Madrid striker also became the first Frenchman to claim the award since Zinedine Zidane did in 1998. Benzema led Madrid to the Champions League and La Liga titles last season. Read More...

Messi worried by Dybala and Di Maria injuries ahead of World Cup

Argentina captain Lionel Messi said he was concerned by the recent injuries to his international team mates, Angel Di Maria and Paulo Dybala, but hopes they will both recover in time for the World Cup. Read More...