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  • Opener Tamim Iqbal (L) plays football with skipper Mushfiqur Rahim during Bangladesh cricket team’s training session at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium at Mirpur on Wednesday.— Sourav Loskar

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Tamim finally declared fit

Opener Tamim Iqbal (L) plays football with skipper Mushfiqur Rahim during Bangladesh cricket team’s training session at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium at Mirpur on Wednesday.— Sourav Loskar
Bangladesh opener Tamim Iqbal was declared fit after he underwent a test during Bangladesh’s first training session ahead of the Asia Cup at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium on Wednesday. Full story

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Akram quits over selection row

Bangladesh’s chief national selector Akram Khan resigned finally on Wednesday in protest at interference in the squad selection for the forthcoming Asia Cup by the Bangladesh Cricket Board president AHM Mustafa Kamal. Full story

ICC pushes ball in Bangladesh court over Pakistan tour

The International Cricket Council pushed the ball in the Bangladesh’s court to decide about the proposed tour of Pakistan in April. A meeting of the ICC chief executives committee in Dubai on Wednesday said... Full story

Team-mates honour Sakib

Ace all-rounder Sakib al Hasan’s contribution to Bangladesh cricket was recognised by his team members on Wednesday as they presented a framed portrait to him at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium before starting... Full story

Fellow selectors shocked, surprised

The resignation of chief selector Akram Khan on Wednesday came as a shock and surprise to his two other colleagues in the three-member national selection committee. Unlike Akram, Minhajul Abedin Nannu and Habibul Bashar have decided... Full story

Martin puts NZ on top

New Zealand seized control of the first Test against South Africa Wednesday thanks to a stunning spell of three wickets in four balls from paceman Chris Martin. The Proteas ended the day at 191 for seven, with Jacques... Full story

Clarke, Pattinson out of series decider

Australian captain Michael Clarke and young paceman James Pattinson were Wednesday ruled out of the tri-series decider against Sri Lanka, as coach Mickey Arthur demanded a new strategy. Full story

De Gea insists shaky start is behind him

David de Gea says his shaky start at Manchester United is behind him as the keeper prepares to face Spanish opposition for the first time since his move from Atletico Madrid. The £18.9 million ($29.8 million; 22.7 million euros) signing was dropped... Full story

Golf king McIlroy tries his hand at tennis

World No. 1 Rory McIlroy hits tension-packed golf shots with the world’s best players, but he had never been so nervous as when he was asked to play a little tennis with one of his girlfriend’s pals. But then, McIlroy’s girlfriend is women’s tennis star Caroline Wozniacki... Full story

Windies recall Bravo for Australia ODIs

All-rounder Dwayne Bravo has been recalled to the West Indies squad for their home one-day international series against Australia. Fast bowler Tino Best was also picked to make his return as West Indies... Full story

Latin tests for English pace-setters

Manchester City and Manchester United will briefly put aside their jockeying for position in the English Premier League title race on Thursday when both try to propel themselves towards the Europa League quarter-finals. Full story

FIFA apologises to Brazil to defuse World Cup row

Football’s governing body FIFA apologized to Brazil Tuesday in a bid to defuse a blazing row over criticism of the country’s lagging preparations for the 2014 World Cup. FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke ignited the controversy Friday when he suggested that the Brazilian... Full story

Chelsea start life after AVB

Chelsea secured their place in the quarter-finals of the FA Cup with a 2-0 win away to Birmingham on Tuesday as they triumphed in their first match since manager Andre Villas-Boas was sacked. Two goals in six second-half minutes by Juan Mata and Raul Meireles... Full story

SPORTSLINE

A 15-member Pakistan team led by Misbah-ul-Haq and accompanied by former Bangladesh coach Dav Whatmore is due to arrive in Dhaka at 8:00am today to participate in the Asia Cup that begins on March 11. Whatmore will visit Bangladesh for the first time with a national team... Full story

Milan through as brave Arsenal fall short

Arsenal’s Dutch striker Robin Van Persie (R) celebrates scoring a penalty and the third goal with English striker Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (L) during  their UEFA Champions League round of 16  match against AC Milan at the Emirates Stadium in North London on Tuesday.— AFP Photo
AC Milan advanced to the quarter-finals of the Champions League on Tuesday after Arsenal fell agonisingly short of a remarkable comeback despite an emphatic 3-0 victory over the Italian champions. Arsenal had been left needing to pull off one of the biggest comebacks... Full story

Benfica cruise past Zenit

Two injury-time goals courtesy of Maxi Pereira and Nelson Oliveira secured Benfica’s passage to the Champions League quarter-finals Tuesday with a convincing 2-0 win over Zenit Saint-Petersburg. Jorge Jesus’s side had succumbed... Full story

Milan grateful for rare Van Persie miss

With AC Milan’s Champions League hopes under attack the ball rebounded invitingly to Arsenal’s Robin van Persie in front of goal and the striker seemed certain to level the last-16 tie at 4-4 on aggregate to complete an amazing comeback on Tuesday. Full story

SOCCERLINE

Carlos Tevez marked his first public appearance for Manchester City in more than five months with a goal as the Premier League leaders’ reserves beat Bolton 3-1 on Tuesday. Tevez, who played for 45 minutes behind closed ... Full story


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