Cricket News ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Bangladesh pick new-comer Abu Jayed in squad

first_imgThe squad will be led by Mortaza and it is expected that Bangladesh’s most experienced captain might play in his last tournament before announcing his retirement in order to focus on his career in politics. Shakib will be the key as Bangladesh look to repeat their good performance from the 2015 World Cup. In the tournament that was held in Australia and New Zealand, Bangladesh defeated England in Adelaide and it helped them reach the quarterfinal for the first time in the history of the tournament.Before the World Cup, Bangladesh will be part of a tri-series that will feature Ireland and the West Indies and it will be played in Dublin. Mortaza’s side will begin the tournament by playing the West Indies on May 9 in Dublin. Bangladesh will begin their World Cup campaign on June 3 against South Africa at The Oval and they will be determined to start their campaign on a positive note.ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 squadMashrafe Mortaza (capt), Liton Das, Mohammad Mithun, Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Mahmudullah, Shakib Al Hasan, Tamim Iqbal, Soumya Sarkar, Mohammad Saifuddin, Abu Jayed, Mustafizur Rahman, Rubel Hossain, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Sabbir Rahman, Mosaddek Hossain highlights For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: Abu Jayed, who has played five Tests and three Twenty20 Internationals for Bangladesh, has been picked in the ODI squad for the upcoming ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 which will be held in England on May 30. Along with Jayed, Mosaddek Hossain, who last played in the Asia Cup in September 2018 is also back in the side which will be led by Mashrafe Mortaza. Shakib Al Hasan will be the vice-captain of the team and Bangladesh’s star all-rounder, playing for Sunrisers Hyderabad, has been called back from the 2019 Indian Premier League to attend a preparatory camp for the World Cup.Jayed has been in good form in the Dhaka Premier Division Cricket League. Playing for Prime Doleshwar Sporting Club, Jayed has taken 12 wickets in nine games at an average of 33.33 at an economy rate of 5.59. In addition to the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, the squad for the Ireland tri-series has also been announced with the addition of two players in Yasir Ali and Nayeem Hasan. Bangladesh entered the quarterfinal of the 2015 World Cup in Australia-New Zealand.Bangladesh will begin their 2019 World Cup campaign against South Africa.Mashrafe Mortaza could potentially play his last World Cup for Bangladesh.last_img read more

Real Madrid and Man City book semi final spots

first_imgThere’s the meeting of the top two in La Liga as Atletico Madrid play host to Barcelona in the second-leg of their quarter-final, with Barca holding a 2-1 first-leg advantage.Meanwhile, Bayern Munich travel to Portugal to face Benfica after Bayern registered a 1-0 win at the Allianz Arena last week.Both games kick-off at 7:45.Also tonight, West Ham play host to Man United in their FA Cup sixth round replay with the winners advancing to a Cup semi-final against Everton.Kick-off at Upton Park is at 7pm.There’s also one game tonight in the Premier League as struggling Crystal Palace could move 13 points clear of the relegation zone with a win over Everton at Selhurst Park.Kick-off is at 8 o’clock. Kevin de Bruyne scored City’s goal as they secured a 1-0 win over P-S-G in Manchester to add to their 2-all draw in the first-leg in Paris.Meanwhile, Cristiano Ronaldo scored a hat-trick to help Madrid to over-come a 2-0 first-leg defeat against Wolfsburg.There’s more Champions League action later tonight.last_img read more

Kobe Bryant surprises Boston College class

first_imgCHESTNUT HILL, Mass. — A Boston College professor says he used Kobe Bryant as an example in his first international marketing class of the semester — and then the Lakers star walked into the class and started taking notes.Boston College says Bryant arrived shortly after the class began Thursday night and stayed for two hours until it was over. Professor Nick Nugent says Bryant’s visit was not planned.Bryant told students that he loves to learn and is interested in international marketing.He was in the area for the Lakers’ Friday night game against the Celtics, but did not play as he recovers from a left knee fracture. Bryant did not attend college after going to the NBA directly from high school in suburban Philadelphia. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

Kings backing Luke Walton after assault allegation, report says

first_imgRight now, according to the report, the focus for the Kings is to work with the NBA to find the truth regarding the allegations made against Walton by a former host on Spectrum SportsNet LA, Kelli Tennant. Sacramento doesn’t intend to make a decision on Walton’s future with the franchise until the league and Sacramento find out all of the facts around Tennant’s claims.The Kings on Monday released a statement addressing the matter, saying: “We are aware of the report and are gathering additional information. We have no further comment at this time.” Related News Luke Walton still has the Kings’ support, despite the sexual assault allegations the newly-hired coach is facing.According to The Athletic, which cited unidentified sources, the two sides are “moving forward with their working relationship” and there doesn’t appear to be any momentum toward firing Walton, who was hired earlier this month just three days after he parted ways with the Lakers.  The Athletic reports that the investigation has been delayed because all parties haven’t been able to access Tennant’s lawsuit, which was first reported by TMZ. Tennant, however, held a press conference Tuesday after a civil lawsuit alleging Walton sexually assaulted her was accepted by the Los Angeles County Superior Court. Tennant claims Walton made unwanted advances toward her in a Santa Monica, California, hotel room in 2014. In the lawsuit, Tennant alleges she met with Walton to drop off her copy of a book and then he invited her up to his room, where he pinned her to the bed and forcibly kissed and groped her, according to ESPN.She also claims he “forced an aggressive hug” and made comments about her outfit at a charity event in 2017.“Luke Walton retained me to defend him against these baseless allegations,” Walton’s attorney, Mark Baute, wrote in a statement to The Athletic. “The accuser is an opportunist, not a victim, and her claim is not credible. We intend to prove this in a courtroom.” Kings confirm Luke Walton is new coachcenter_img Kings coach Luke Walton sued for alleged sexual assault, report says The Kings told The Athletic on Monday that they were not aware of the accusations until TMZ reported the news and that they will wait for the facts before making a decision on Walton’s future.Baute issued another statement Wednesday afternoon (via the Los Angeles Times) denying Tennant’s claims during the news conference that he described as an attempt “to create a public circus.”“We will not try this case in the media or pay them a dime,” Baute said.Statement from Luke Walton’s attorney Mark Baute. He again denies Kelli Tennant’s claims and says “we will not try this case in the media or pay them a dime.”— Tania Ganguli (@taniaganguli) April 24, 2019last_img read more