Sunday, 18 March 2018

Tag Archives: Bangladesh

T10 League: Pakhtoons best Team Sri Lanka to remain unbeaten

T10 League Pakhtoons best Team Sri Lanka to remain unbeaten

HARJAH: Bangladesh opener Tamim Iqbal’s unbeaten half-century and England left-arm spinner Liam Dawson’s vital strikes helped Pakhtoons defeat Team Sri Lanka in the T10 League at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium, in the early hours of Saturday morning. The 27-run victory saw the Pakhtoons become the only team to finish up ...

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Dirk Nannes reveals spot-fixing practices in Bangladesh League


PERTH: Former Australian pacer Dirk Nannes has opened up about his experiences with spot-fixing in the Bangladesh Premier League in the wake of the allegations surrounding the Ashes Test in Perth. “The Bangladesh Premier League, that was the interesting one,” Nannes told on Friday. “The first time there were owners ...

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Bangladesh police question New York bomber’s wife

Akayed Ullah

DHAKA: Bangladeshi counter terrorism officers on Tuesday questioned the wife of New York subway bomber Akayed Ullah and said he had visited the family in Dhaka in September. Police said Ullah, an immigrant from Bangladesh who set off a crude bomb strapped to his body in a crowded New York ...

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Bangladesh arrests cleric over fatwa against women farming

bangladesh women farming

DHAKA: A Muslim cleric accused of issuing a fatwa banning women from working on farms has been arrested in Bangladesh, police said Wednesday. The imam and five mosque officials face charges after their announcement prompted locals in the western town of Kumarkhali to try and prevent women from going to ...

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Shakib-Al-Hasan replaces Rahim as Bangladesh test captain


Bangladesh have named all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan as test captain in place of Mushfiqur Rahim ahead of the two-match test series against Sri Lanka in January, the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) said. Shakib previously led the team for nine tests from 2009 to 2011 and took over the Twenty20 captaincy ...

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Pope enjoys a rickshaw ride in Bangladesh


DHAKA: Pope Francis at the Apostolic Nunciature enjoyed a rickshaw ride during a visit to St Mary’s Cathedral in Dhaka, Bangladesh on Friday. Around 100,000 Bangladeshi Catholics crammed into a park in central Dhaka, cheering and chanting “viva il papa” (“long live the pope”) as Francis was driven through the ...

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Sohail Tanvir joins Sylhet Sixers in BPL

Sohail Tanveer

DHAKA: Sylhet Sixers might have started the Bangladesh Premier League 2017 with a bang, winning their opening three matches of the tournament. However, as the fifth edition has progressed they have lost steam.  After their three wins on the trot, the Sylhet Sixers have failed to win ever since, losing ...

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UK pledges £12 million to tackle overseas violence against women


Penny Mordaunt: ‘Today we are stepping up our leadership’ LONDON: New support measures have been announced to tackle the “global scandal” of violence against women and girls (VAWG). Up to £12 million will be given to a UN fund over three years to support its work against crimes including female ...

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Pope faces diplomatic dilemma in Myanmar visit

Pope Francis

Pope Francis visits Myanmar next week, a delicate trip for the world’s most senior Christian to a majority Buddhist country accused by Washington of the “ethnic cleansing” of Muslim Rohingya people. He will also visit Bangladesh to where more than 600,000 people have fled from what Amnesty International called “crimes ...

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Bangladesh to deport five Indians for betting on cricket

Bangladesh currency

DHAKA: Bangladesh police said they would deport five Indians caught betting at a weekend cricket match as authorities crack down on illegal bookmaking in the lucrative domestic league. The men were detained Saturday at Dhaka’s Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium during the one-day Bangladesh Premier League match, police said. They were caught ...

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