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    Low expectation on Mehedi: Mushfiq

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 11:27pm on January 11, 2017

    Bangladesh Test skipper Mushfqur Rahim on Wednesday urged everyone to keep the expectation on spinner Mehedi Hasan in check as the Tigers were gearing up for the first Test against New Zealand in Wellington...

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    Tigers’ chance for redemption

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 11:23pm on January 11, 2017

    Bangladesh Test skipper Mushfiqur Rahim was almost in tears after suffering a hamstring in the opening one-day international that ruled him out of remaining two ODIs and three Twenty20 internationals...

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    FIFA approves 48-team WC for 2026

    Agence France-Presse . Zurich | Updated at 03:03am on January 11, 2017

    Critics of FIFA’s decision Tuesday to expand the World Cup to 48 teams were quick to blast it as a politically and money-driven ploy that will be detrimental to football’s showpiece tournament...

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    Ronaldo, Ranieri ignite FIFA show

    Associated Press . Zurich | Updated at 02:58am on January 11, 2017

    Capping what he called the best year of his career, Cristiano Ronaldo won his fourth FIFA best player award on Monday...

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    Malaysian joy for Puskas Award

    Agence France-Presse . Kuala Lumpur | Updated at 02:52am on January 11, 2017

    Malaysian football fans were elated Tuesday to wake up to the news that their countryman had won FIFA’s goal of the year award for his extraordinary swerving free-kick...

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    Messi statue in Argentina vandalised

    Sports Desk | Updated at 02:48am on January 11, 2017

    A statue of Argentina and Barcelona star Lionel Messi was vandalised in Buenos Aires on Monday, reports ESPN FC...

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    Top class golf academy opened in Dhaka

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 02:45am on January 11, 2017

    David Leadbetter, leading golf instructor of the world, hoped he would be able to help Bangladesh develop the game when he launched the first indoor golf academy of the country at the Kurmitola Golf Club on Tuesday...

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    Sharapova to return after ban

    Agence France-Presse . Berlin | Updated at 02:42am on January 11, 2017

    Maria Sharapova will make her return to competitive tennis following her 15-month ban at the WTA clay-court tournament in Stuttgart in April, it was announced on Tuesday...

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    Tigers’ injured trio on way to recovery

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 02:38am on January 11, 2017

    Bangladesh heaved a sigh of relief as skipper Mushfiqur Rahim seemed to be ready to lead the side against New Zealand in the opening Test match while opener Tamim Iqbal and Imrul Kayes are also on their way to recovery putting behind their respective injury scare...

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    Breeze, greentop await Tigers

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 02:07am on January 11, 2017

    After humiliation in one-day internationals and Twenty20s, Bangladesh cricket team switched to Test mode on Tuesday, only to be welcomed by another shock at the Basin Reserve in Wellington...