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For those in Bangladesh, India here’s where you can follow PSL live updates

DUBAI: The upcoming PSL 2018 tournament will feature viewers from around the globe. For those of you who want to follow live updates of each and every match from India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and other parts of the world. In the opening fixture, Multan Sultans beat Peshawar Zalmi   Date Fixture Time (pm PST) Venue…

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India on top in Test rankings

DUBAI: International Cricket Council (ICC) announced the latest Test rankings, Samaa reported on Tuesday. According to details, India tops the Test rankings for teams while South Africa, Australia, New Zealand and England are at second, third, fourth and fifth place respectively. Sri Lanka is at sixth place while Pakistan holds the seventh spot in the…

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Thousands protest jailing of Bangladesh opposition leader

DHAKA: Thousands of Bangladeshi opposition supporters staged rallies across the country on Monday demanding the release of their jailed leader Khaleda Zia and free and fair elections. Zia was imprisoned for five years last week for embezzlement, sparking riots from supporters who rejected the verdict as politically motivated. The leader of the Bangladesh Nationalist Party…

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Bangladesh opposition names Zia’s son acting head

Dhaka: Bangladesh’s main opposition party named the exiled eldest son of Khaleda Zia as its acting head on Friday, a day after a court jailed its leader for corruption. Zia, 72, spent the night in jail after she was sentenced to five years over the embezzlement of $252,000 meant for an orphanage, a charge she…

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Bangladesh court jails opposition leader Khaleda Zia for five years

DHAKA: A court in Bangladesh sentenced opposition leader Khaleda Zia to five years in jail on Thursday after convicting the two-time former premier of embezzling money meant for an orphanage. Zia, leader of the opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP), was found guilty of stealing $252,000 from a trust created for an orphanage, a charge she…

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ICC criticises Bangladesh Test pitch

Dhaka: The International Cricket Council on Tuesday penalised the “below average” pitch in Chittagong after batsmen plundered more than 1,500 runs during last week’s Test between Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. Five centuries and six half-centuries were smashed over five days at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium before the teams accepted a draw in the opening…

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After 24 surgeries, Bangladesh’s ‘Tree man’ has bark-like growths again

A year ago Abul Bajandar, a Bangladeshi rickshaw-puller dubbed “tree-man” for the bark-like growths that once covered his body, appeared to have made a full recovery from the rare condition that has afflicted him for a decade. But twelve months after doctors declared him all but cured following 24 surgeries, Bajandar’s hands are once again…

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6th SAARC Business moot in Khathmandu on March 16

KATHMANDU: South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) Chamber of Commerce and Industry is set to organize its sixth Business Leaders Conclave, in Kathmandu, Nepal on March 16-18, 2018. The event would be organized in collaboration with Federation of Nepalese Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FNCCI), in partnership with Friedrich Naumann Foundation (FNF) and with…

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Pakistan back on top of T20I team rankings

MOUNT MAUNGANUI: Pakistan reclaim the top ranking in T20 internationals after their 2-1 series victory over New Zealand. Pakistan have returned to the top of the MRF Tyres ICC T20I Team Rankings for the third time in as many months after winning their three-match series against New Zealand at the Bay Oval in Tauranga on…

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U-19 World Cup: India beat Bangladesh to set up semifinal with Pakistan

QUEENSTOWN: India defeated Bangladesh by 131 runs in the quarter final of the ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup at Queenstown on Friday. They will play arch-rivals Pakistan in the semifinal stage of the tournament on 30th January. India, electing to bat first, made 265 in 49.2 overs with Shubman Gill and Abhishek Sharma scoring half…

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Bangladesh thrash Sri Lanka for biggest one day win

Dhaka: Tamim Iqbal smashed 84 as Bangladesh hit 320 and then inflicted further misery on Sri Lanka to claim their biggest win in one-day cricket on Friday. Sri Lanka, under new coach Chandika Hathurusingha, were skittled out for 157 and the performance will set new alarm bells ringing after they lost to Zimbabwe in their…

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Sri Lanka sweat over Mathews fitness ahead of Bangladesh ODI

Dhaka: Skipper Angelo Mathews is doubtful for Sri Lanka’s second one-day international in the tri-nation tournament in Bangladesh after the allrounder sustained a suspected injury on Thursday. Mathews, who was in action during Sri Lanka’s opening loss to Zimbabwe on Wednesday, was under observation ahead of the crucial game against the hosts on Friday. “I…

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Under-19 World Cup: England thump Bangladesh to reach quarter finals

QUEENSTOWN: England defeated Bangladesh on Thursday to qualify for the quarter finals of the Under-19 World Cup, Samaa reported. A century by skipper Harry Brook helped England qualify for the last-eight stage of the competition. Bangladesh won the toss and chose to bat first. However, the decision which did not go in the team’s favour…

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Tri Nation Series 2017-18 Live Updates: Bangladesh vs Zimbabwe

DHAKA: Bangladesh is taking on Zimbabwe in the first game of the tri-nation series at Dhaka. LIVE UPDATES BANGLADESH INNINGS   Bangladesh  171/2 (28.3) won by 8 wickets (with 129 balls remaining)   END OF OVER: 28 | 11 Runs | Bangladesh: 165/2 (6 runs required from 22 overs) Tamim Iqbal 83 (92b) Mushfiqur Rahim 9 (21b) Muzarabani bowled…

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Under-19 World Cup: Pakistan take on Ireland, India face PNG tomorrow

WHANGAREI/MOUNT MAUNGANUI: Two matches of ICC Under-19 World Cup will be played on Tuesday as Pakistan will take on Ireland while India will square off against Papua New Guinea (PNG). Pakistan’ fixture against Ireland at Whangarei will start at 02.30 pm Pakistan Standard Time (PST). Both Pakistan and Ireland started their Under-19 World Cup bid…

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England, Bangladesh register wins in Under-19 World Cup

LINCOLN/QUEENSTOWN: England defeated Namibia and Bangladesh beat Canada in their respective Under-19 World Cup fixtures on Monday, Samaa reported. England beat Namibia by eight wickets at Queenstown. Batting first, Namibia scored 196/9 in their 50 overs as Shaun Fouche was the top scorer with 44 runs from 75 balls which included three boundaries. Nicol Loftie-Eaton…

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U19 World Cup: Mohsin Khan hits ton as Pakistan win warm-up game

Pakistan rode on a century by Mohsin Khan to defeat Namibia by 190 runs while the Windies defeated Papua New Guinea by seven wickets in a low-scoring game. Afghanistan gave an early warning of their potential in the U19 Cricket World 2018 Cup when they pulled off an impressive 56-run victory over Bangladesh in a…

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Indian Muslims concerned amid drive against illegal immigrants

Women stand next to policemen as they wait to check their names on the draft list of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) at an NRC centre in Chandamari village in Goalpara district, in the northeastern state of Assam, India, January 2, 2018. REUTERS/Anuwar Hazarika FOFONGA, India: Marzina Bibi, a Muslim woman living in India’s…

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Helicopter carrying Kuwait army chief crashes

KUWAIT CITY: A helicopter carrying a Kuwaiti military delegation including its army chief crashed in Bangladesh on Wednesday. The Kuwaiti Defense Ministry announced Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Mohammed al-Khuder and all other members of the delegation were safe. “The helicopter suffered an accident while landing in the Silit area, where the heavy fog obscured…

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Kohli set for biggest year as Afghanistan make Test bow

Virat Kohli’s India dominated 2017 in Test cricket as they shored up top spot in the rankings, but will face far tougher challenges in South Africa and England next year while Afghanistan and Ireland start a new Test era. The 29-year-old Kohli racked up three double hundreds as his team extended their winning streak to…

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Stampede kills 10 in Bangladesh

DHAKA, Bangladesh: At least 10 people were killed and 50 others injured on Monday evening during a stampede at a community center in southeastern Chittagong city, police said. Iqbal Bahar, the city’s police commissioner, told reporters that the stampede occurred when food was being distributed at a funeral rite of former Chittagong mayor Mohiuddin Chowdhury….

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