Bangladesh women win U -19 SAFF trophy



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Bangladesh have beaten India 1-0 goal to lift the trophy of the SAFF U-19 Women's Championship 2021. 

Anai Mogini scored the only goal in the 79th minute in the final match at Bir Shrestha Shaheed Shipahi Mostafa Kamal Stadium in the capital on Wednesday. 

Earlier, the Bangladesh women became the champion of the SAFF U-18 Championship 2018, defeating Nepal.

The same tournament was held in the name of the U-19 Championship this year. 

   

Shanto is the captain in all three formats, Lipu replaces Nannu



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After almost six months, the BCB board meeting was held on Monday where several important decisions have been taken. Nazmul Hossain Shanto has been made captain for all three formats. He will lead the Bangladesh team instead of Shakib Al Hasan from the upcoming Sri Lanka series. Bangladesh will enter the field under him for the next one year.

Also there has been a change in the selection panel of the Bangladesh national team. Gazi Ashraf Hossain Lipu has been given the responsibility of new Chief Selector. He will replace Minhajul Abedin Nannu from the upcoming Sri Lanka series. National age group selector Hannan Sarkar will act as his deputy. Among the old selectors, Habibul Bashar Suman has been left out like Nannu. But Abdur Razzak survived.

Minhajul Abedin Nannu's ouster from the post of Chief Selector was almost certain. Selector Habibul Bashar Suman had an idea that he could survive though. But with former captain Gazi Ashraf Hossain Lipu as chief selector, BCB decided to make major changes in the entire panel.

Only Abdur Razzak has survived from the previous selection panel to the new selection panel. Hannan Sarkar, the former opener of the national team, was on the selection panel of the U-19 team. As he proved his ability there, now he is included in the selection panel of the national team.

Chief selector Minhajul Abedin Nannu has been the selector of the national team for more than 13 years. Among them, he spent 7 years as the chief selector. His term has been mixed with good and bad, discussion and criticism.

The first assignment of the new selection committee will be to decide the team for the cricket series against Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka is coming to tour Bangladesh. Bangladesh will face Sri Lanka in Test, ODI and T20-3 formats in this series, where there is concern over the availability of Shakib Al Hasan. However, Shanto was made the captain by BCB chief Papon after talking to him about the issue of leadership.

The Sri Lanka series will start with a T20. The first match of the three-match series will be played on March 5, in Sylhet.

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Bangladesh-India joint champions of SAFF after various dramas



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The match, which was tied 1-1 at the scheduled time, went to a tiebreaker, and the result of the final of the SAFF U-19 Women's Championship did not come in 22 shots. The match commissioner decided to toss. To hand over the title to the team that wins the toss. India won the toss. Which Bangladesh could not accept. Bangladesh took a strict stand on the field regarding this decision.

In football, tiebreakers usually continue until ‘sudden death’ is settled. However, the match commissioner De Silva Jayasuriya Dilan did not do that on this day. After realizing his mistake, he changed his decision. India is asked to return to the field. Even though Bangladeshi girls entered the field, they did not do that. Later, the match official allotted 30 minutes for India to enter the field. It is said that Bangladesh is the champion if India does not enter the field. Even after that time, India did not enter the field. Still there was plenty of drama, but India did not take the field. However, even though Bangladesh was supposed to be declared the champion, it was not done in the end. The match commissioner jointly declared both the countries as champions of the match.

Earlier, Bangladesh, who was behind by one goal, scored in the injury time and took the match to a tie-breaker. It was a marathon. Both teams took 11 shots. There was no result. Later it was decided to toss. Whoever wins the team is the champion! Bangladesh lost in that cruel game of fate. After winning the toss, India rejoiced to win the title.

But a little while ago, Bangladesh was jubilant after stopping the 9th penalty shot taken by India. That cheer shook the Kamalapur stadium like an earthquake at that moment. But his rage did not last long. The referee whistled immediately. The goalkeeper catches the ball before taking the shot out of the designated spot of the goal post. The goal was disallowed.

The two teams went to penalty shots again. The result did not come. In the end, the referee had to decide to take the toss wherever Bangladesh lost. Later, even after making an immediate appeal with the referee and the match official, it did not work. Bangladesh lost the title after losing the toss.

However, Bangladesh entered the final by showing great football in the tournament. They swept Nepal, India and finally Bhutan in the round robin league matches. Although that Bangladesh was very unknown today. At the beginning of the match, Bangladesh had to concede a goal in the 8th minute due to the mistake of the defense. Shivani Devi got the ball between the two defenders after catching Neetu Linder's pass from a little above the midfield. She entered the box and finished very well. The morale of Bangladesh takes a big blow. Saiful Bari Titu's disciples did not return to the match in the first half.

After that, the match progressed at the same pace in the second half as well. Even when attacked, there was no life in it. The ball supply was also not as expected. So Bangladesh did not get the goal. At one time, Bangladesh was losing. The scheduled time of the game had also passed. However, like the previous day, Sagarika brought Bangladesh back into the match in injury time. She equalized the match with a great goal.

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Bangladesh beat India to reach SAFF Championship final



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A goal, what an effort they made for themselves. Despite repeatedly attacking India, under 19 girls of Bangladesh could not swallow the gaps in the defense. At one time, it seemed that Saiful Bari Titu's footballers would have to leave the field by sharing points with India. But Sagarika did not let that happen.

Although they kept supporters who came to watch the game in Kamalapur waited for a long time, she made them happy at the end. Earlier she missed a couple of changes but the confired the team's victory by a great goal she scored in the injury time. The defending champions beat India 1-0 to reach in the final of the SAFF Under-19 Women's Championship.

Bangladesh confirmed a 3-1 win over Nepal in the previous match, but the girls had to wait for the winning the match agaist India till the last minute of the match. India was handling the attack of Bangladesh very efficiently. However, Afida Khandaker's team did not make any less effort. They attacked the opponent's defense repeatedly for a goal.

India has also come on the counter-attack. They have also shaken the defense of Bangladesh several times. However, It was understood that India's focus was more on Keeping the match goalless and sharing the points. They were almost successful in that plan. Bangladesh's ball couldn't touch the opponent's net till 90 minutes of the match. But when an extra four minutes added to the match as injury time, Bangladesh has used that oppirtunity very well.

Sagarika took control of the ball from the midfield and went ahead for the goal. Finding no one around, she decided to take a shot for the goal herself. And she made it. The angular shot taken by her took shelter in the net by defeating the Indian goalkeeper. Bangladesh gets the occasion to celebrate.

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BD youngsters beat USA to reach Super Six



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At the end of their batting innings with a mountain-high score of 291 runs, victory was confirmed by Bangladesh. The goal that would be difficult for the United States, a very new team in world cricket was anticipated. In the end, it happened, as assumed. US team had to lose even after the fight of opener Pranav Chettiplam. Bangladesh reached the Super Six of the tournament with a 121-run win.

In the last match of the group stage in Bloemfontein, the youths of Bengal blew away the United States on Friday. Batting with a target of 292 runs to win the United States all down by 170 runs. Bangladesh made its place among the Super Six of the Under-19 World Cup with a huge win of 121 runs. Mahfuzur Rahman Rabbi took 4 wickets. Earlier, Ariful Islam scored a century.

Although the United States has suffered a lot from Bangladeshi bowlers. The first wicket fell for 11 runs, but the next wicket had to wait for 23.3 overs. They lost the next wicket at 86 runs. Opener Pranav Chettipalayam was worried. However, after he returned with 57 runs of the team's 91 , the batting line collapsed.

Utkarsh Srivastava scored 37 runs in the middle. The United States cricketers were bowled out for 170 in 47.1 overs. Bangladesh captain Mahfuzur Rahman Rabbi took 4 wickets.

Bangladesh openers Adil Bin Siddique and Ashiqur Rahman Shibli started playing after losing the toss. Siddique returned with 13 runs in 28 balls, and Shibli returned with 27 runs in 45 balls. Rizwan departed after scoring 35 runs off 40 balls. Bangladesh lost 3 wickets for 94 runs.

Ariful and Ahrar showed the way in the fourth wicket. This pair accumulated 122 runs on the scoreboard. Ariful picked up a century with Shihab James when Ahrar returned to the pavilion with 44 runs in 49 balls. Ariful kept the team in a strong position before returning to the dressing room with 103 runs off 103 balls. The last batsmen took that position to a better level. Bangladesh's innings stopped at 291 runs for 7 wickets.

With this win, Bangladesh has reached the Super Six level of the Under-19 World Cup.

Score Board, Bangladesh:

191/7 in 50 overs (Ashiqur 27, Adil 13, Rizwan 35, Ariful 103, Ahrar 44, Shihab 31, Mahfuzur 2, Jeevan 13 *, Rafi 7 *;

Score Board, USA

170/10 in 47.1 overs (Pranav 57, Mehta 5, Kappa 18, Ramesh 8, Srivastava 37, Erepalli 14, Patel 0, Balala 12, Nadkarni 0, Subramaniam 0, Garg 0 *;

Result: Bangladesh Under-19 won by 121 runs.
Man of the Match: Ariful Islam

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