On the 10th anniversary of their famous win over Australia in Cardiff, Bangladesh defeated the Indian team in Mirpur. Nineteen-year-old debutant Mustafizur Rahman became the second Bangladeshi bowler after Taskin Ahmed to take five wickets on debut. His performance came after a rapid 102-run opening stand between Tamim Iqbal and Soumya Sarkar which laid the platform for Bangladesh’s 307. This was their highest ODI score against India. Continue Reading..
Sport, once the root of sportsmanship, cannot survive if it is nothing more than crookmanship.If a sport loses its credibility, it loses all meaning.
or most of the 20th century, the game to watch was football, if you could get a ticket. The game to hear was cricket, if you had a radio. India could have established a third path, hockey, but it fizzled out after an early spurt of glory for reasons that still escape academic attention and perhaps, therefore, popular comprehension. Continue Reading..
M J Akbar