Bangladesh could not stand in front of New Zealand!



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Bangladesh suffered their second defeat in the World Cup. After England, Shakib Al Hasan's team had to lose to New Zealand by a big margin. At the end of the match, the team suffered an 8 wicket defeat.

Bangladesh lost the match at the beginning when opener Liton Das was out for a golden duck in the first ball. After settling down, Tanjid Tamim, Mehdi Hasan Miraj came throwing wickets. Nazmul Hossain Shanto returned before settling down. 4 wickets lost for 56 runs. Bangladesh could not handle that shock though captain Shakib, Mushfiq and Mahmudullah fought.

Shakib Al Hasan and Mushfiqur Rahim's pair of 96 runs managed the danger. That pair, however, broke when Shakib departed for 40 runs. Then Mushfiqur Rahim took the path of dressing room by scoring 66 runs.

When Tawheed Hridyo departed, the team's run was 180. After that, Mahmudullah came to the scene. Standing there, along with Taskin Ahmed, Mustafizur Rahman and Shariful Islam, he played an innings of 41 runs. Relying on that, Bangladesh finally stopped at 245 runs losing 9 wickets.

In response, Bangladesh was giving glimpses of a great fight by picking up the wicket of Rachin Rabindra in the beginning. But it disappeared after a while. New Zealand handled the initial shock with the bat of Devon Conway and Kane Williamson.

Shakib sent back Conway for the team's 92 runs. After that, Bangladesh could not hit any more in the New Zealand innings. New Zealand won the match by a huge margin of 8 wickets.

During New Zealand batting Shakib left the field with a hand injury completing his 10 over bowling quota. On the other hand Kiwi captain Kane Williamson also left the field while displaying clinical batting he got injured. He scored 78 valuable runs.

Later on both Shakib and Wiiliamson were hospitalized, according to reports.

   

Liton-Hriday's devastating batting helped Cumilla to get final berth



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Cumilla Victorians won the challenge of Rangpur Riders by 186 runs in the final. Liton Das's Cumilla is one step away from a hat-trick of titles. Cumilla, the most successful team in BPL history, won by 6 wickets in the incredible duo of Liton-Hridoy.

Losing the toss and batting first, Rangpur lost 3 wickets within 27 runs and was in danger. However, they got a challenging collection in Jimmy Neesham's incredible innings of 97 runs with 8 fours and 7 sixes. Their score in 20 overs stood at 185 for 6 wickets.

Coming down to reply, Cumilla found Sunil Narine on the first ball. He was caught behind the opposite wicket while pulling Fazlhaq Farooqui's short length ball. However, Liton Das and Tawheed, who dropped to third, handled the shock of defeating Narine with the fortitude of the four-time champions. These two batsmen scored 61 runs in the power play.

Liton-Hridoy’s power hitting kept Cumilla moving forward with great power. Both of them picked up fifty by making an umbrella for the bowlers of Rangpur. 143 runs came from the pair of Liton-Hridoy for the second wicket. This is now Cumilla's biggest pair record in BPL. The duo broke when Shakib got caught in the palm of Abu Haider Rony's last ball of the 15th over. His 64 off 43 balls with 5 fours and 4 sixes came from his bat before returning.

Liton was caught by Neesham at long on after scoring 83 runs off Sheikh Mehdi. The Cumilla captain completed the innings with 9 fours and four huge sixes.

However, before the return of Hriday-Litton, Cumilla was brought to the threshold of victory. Moeen Ali's 5-ball cameo of 12 not out runs sealed the win.

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Sports stars paid tribute to language martyrs



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February 21. It is on this day, 72 years ago, in 1952 that we are writing in Bengali. From there Mother Language Day is known as this day. After 47 years, this day has been recognized by the World. The United Nations recognized this on November 17, 1999. From next year, this day is being celebrated as International Mother Language Day in many places of the country and abroad with great respect.

In the early hours of the day, people from different walks of life including the country's Prime Minister paid tribute to the martyrs at the National Shahid Minar. Besides, many people have paid their respects through various means throughout the day.

The sports stars of Bangladesh were not left out in that list. They remembered the language martyrs with respect and love. They paid tributes to language martyrs on social media.

Bangladesh cricket star all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan wrote in memory of the language martyrs, "With respect to the language martyrs, I extend my sincere greetings to everyone on February 1st International Mother Language Day."

Mushfiqur Rahim, another cricketer of the national team, wrote on his Facebook, "The Bengali nation has never backed down in the fight for rights with everything." There was no exception to this in the language movement of 1952. All those language martyrs who gave their lives to protect the rights of mother tongue, their immeasurable sacrifice is our motivation to move forward. On International Mother Language Day, we pay our respects to the martyrs of all languages.

Tamim Iqbal wrote, "Humble respect to language martyrs on the great 21st February, International Mother Language Day." Liton Das wrote, "A nation that knows how to give its life for a language is never subjugated." Deep respect and love for language martyrs.

Meanwhile, the women cricketers of the country also paid their respects. Nigar Sultana Jyoti, captain of the Bangladesh national women's cricket team, wrote, 'Mother language is our first love. Humble respect to all language martyrs. Also, Happy International Mother Language Day to all.

Paying tribute to language martyrs, Bangladesh football team captain Jamal Bhuiyan wrote from Argentina, "Happy International Mother Language Day Bangladesh." Also, many sports stars paid tribute to language martyrs on this day. Taking them as inspiration, he promised to turn it into strength.

Apart from cricket and football, the athletes of other fields of the country are not left behind. Boxing sensation Sur Krishna Chakma wrote, 'Happy International Mother Language Day, humble respect to all the martyrs of the language movement of 1952. Let all the mother languages of the world survive in glory for ages.



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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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