Ready to make amends

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Ready to make amends

Bangladesh captain Mushfiqur Rahim (L) and all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan play a game of football as part of their training at the Zohur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chittagong yesterday.

Almost every aspect of Bangladesh’s training yesterday, at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chittagong, represented the hosts’ desperate effort for a turnaround in the series. Read the rest of this entry »


Tigers mull changes

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Tigers mull changes

Bangladesh cricketers Imrul Kayes (R) and Shamsur Rahman arrive at the team hotel yesterday, ahead of Tuesday’s second Test against Sri Lanka in Chittagong. The two openers will fight for the same spot as Shamsur failed to impress in the first Test. Photo: Star

The Bangladesh and Sri Lanka cricket teams reached Chittagong yesterday amid tight security to play the second Test of the two-match series, which will be followed by two T20 Internationals, at the Zohur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium. Read the rest of this entry »

Kiwis rout India

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 Kiwis rout IndiaNew Zealand’s Ross Taylor raises his bat after reaching his second successive century against India in the fifth and final ODI at the Westpac Stadium in Wellington yesterday.

A Ross Taylor-inspired New Zealand crushed India by 87 runs in the fifth and final one-day international in Wellington on Friday to extend the tourists’ miserable run against the Black Caps. Read the rest of this entry »

‘Test worries played a part’

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'Test worries played a part'Head coach Shane Jurgensen (C) has a chat with the Bangladesh players at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium during training yesterday. The management organised an optional training day following the hosts’ thumping defeat in the first Test against Sri Lanka. Read the rest of this entry »

Fulham find form to knock out Norwich in FA Cup

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Fulham find form to knock out Norwich in FA Cup
LONDON: Fulham overwhelmed fellow Premier League strugglers Norwich 3-0 at Craven Cottage to move into the fourth round of the FA Cup on Tuesday.

Former England striker Darren Bent scored Fulham’s opener before setting up Ashkan Dejagah’s decisive second goal as Norwich’s winless run stretched to eight matches.

Steve Sidwell scored Fulham’s third goal shortly before the hour to leave the Cottagers Read the rest of this entry »

Why Chris Gayle stayed on with RCB

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Royal Challengers BangaloreRoyal Challengers Bangalore: West Indies opener and Royal Challengers Bangalore star Chris Gayle was asking for a hefty fee from RCB giving rise to speculation that he could be put up for auction. However, Gayle decided to stay back and was retained by RCB.

Sources say Gayle may have changed his mind after learning that that some of the big teams Read the rest of this entry »

I’ve changed, says Suarez, and Liverpool are back

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I've changed, says Suarez, and Liverpool are back
LONDON: Luis Suarez thinks his enforced absence from the game last year has changed him and believes Liverpool are ready to claim a Champions League berth for the first time in five years.

Suarez has scored 22 goals in 16 English Premier League games since returning in September from a 10-match Read the rest of this entry »