Shanto-Shaqib duo finally bring victory for Bangladesh



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Bangladesh has already lost the World Cup. The dream of playing in the Champions Trophy stood on the brink of consecutive defeats. All in all, there was no option for Bangladesh to win against Sri Lanka. In such a match, the Lankans threw a challenging target of 280 runs to Bangladesh. Bangladesh has not scored so much runs in the current season.

Bangladesh had no option but to face such a difficult equation. That's what the team did. Shakib-Shanto's 169-run partnership brought Bangladesh closer to victory. Bangladesh played a bit of sloppy cricket after both of them returned with the regret of the century. However, it was not difficult to win. Tawhid Hriday's innings of 15 runs won Bangladesh with 3 wickets in hand in 41.1 overs.

In reply to Sri Lanka's 280 in Delhi, Bangladesh lost two wickets for 41 runs. Tanjid and Liton fell victim to Dilshan Madushanka with a glimpse of a great start. Nazmul Shanto and captain Shakib Al Hasan took charge after coming to the wicket. Since the beginning of the World Cup, none of the two were getting runs in that amount.

Two people were to be criticized for this. Both of them gave that answer with the bat against the Lankans today. However, before the century, Shakib returned to 82 runs off Mathews. However, before Shakib returned to the dressing room, he touched the milestone of seven and a half thousand runs and three hundred wickets in ODIs which is the fastest in the world. Shakib had to enter the field in 247 matches to achieve this feat.

Shanto could not forget Shakib's regret. He became the second victim of Mathews on 90 runs. The experienced batsman took the penalty of timed out.

Then Mushfiq and Mahmudullah went back. There was a slight apprehension of disaster. However, Tawheed did not disappoint on this day who took responsibility. Miraz brought the team the desired victory.

Earlier, Bangladesh won the toss in Delhi and sent the Lankans to bat and picked up five wickets within 131 runs. The Lankans were alarmed by throwing Bangladesh a challenging target. However, Charith Asalanka's innings of 108 runs put Bangladesh to a challenging target of 280 runs. Tanjim Hasan Shakib took three wickets for Bangladesh in his debut match in the World Cup.

   

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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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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