Bangladesh wins the Asia Cup by defeating the Emirates



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Bangladesh wins the Asia Cup by defeating the Emirates

Bangladesh wins the Asia Cup by defeating the Emirates

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Bangladesh won the title of champion by defeating UAE by 195 runs in the final of the Youth Asia Cup in Dubai.

Ashikur Rahman Shibli's century and Barshan-Maruf's bowling have eaten the Arab Emirates. Batting first, Ashiq's brilliant innings of 129 runs and Chowdhury Md. Rizwan (60) and Ariful Islam (50) scored 282 runs in fifty overs.

UAE never found a rhythm in their run chase. They lost wickets at regular intervals and stopped at 87 runs. In that big victory, the youth of Bangladesh have achieved the honor of being the best in Asia for the first time.

Bangladesh lost the wicket of opener Jisan Alam for just 14 runs in the last ball of the 5th over of the innings. If the first five overs in the innings go to the hosts, the next story is only Bangladesh. At first, they started a little slowly, but later on, the other two top order players, Ashiqur Rahman Shibli and Chowdhury Mohammad Rizwan, increased the pace of runs. In the second wicket partnership, the duo put on 125 runs off 154 balls. Rizwan returned to dressing room with a personal score of 60 (71).

After that, Shibli made a pair of 86 runs off 74 balls with Ariful Islam. Ariful got out after scoring 50 runs off 40 balls. But at the other end, the opener Shibli took the century. That was his second in the recently concluded Asia Cup. After a 78-ball fifty, a 129-ball century. 129 off 149 in a cameo of 29 runs from 20 balls at the end

In the end, captain Mahfuzur Rahman Rabi's 21-run cameo from 11 balls made Bangladesh 282/8. Ayman Ahmed took the maximum four wickets for the hosts.

Emirates lost the first wicket in 12 runs after going into bat with a target of 283 runs. Five batters returned to the dressing room before the 50 runs of the team losing wickets at regular intervals. The batsmen could not stand up to the cannon of the Tiger bowlers just waiting for the loss of seven wickets for 61 runs.

Losing nine wickets for 72 runs, the team fought back and came to the last wicket. That too is only a pair of 15 runs which only increased the expectation of victory of the youth of Bengal. Two pacers Maruf Mridha and Rawnat-Daula took the maximum three wickets each. Maruf gave 29 runs and Barshan 26. Another pacer Iqbal Hossain Imon took two wickets with 15 runs in just six overs. Spinner Parvez's lifetime wicket tally is equal to Emon's. He gave only seven runs in 4.5 overs.

Ashiqur Rahman Shibli was awarded the Man of the Final for his impeccable century. He is also the highest run scorer in the tournament.

   

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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SAFF Under-19 Girls of Bangladesh

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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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