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India bathe in WC glory


Hand Sri Lanka 6-wicket defeat in Mumbai final

CLASS OF 2011: Members of the victorious India cricket team with the World Cup after defeating Sri Lanka by six wickets in the final at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai yesterday. Continue reading

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ICC Cricket World Cup 2011

World Cup off to wow start

Bangladesh face India in tomorrow’s opener of the 14-nation cricket fiesta

Outside, the blaring drone of a hundred makeshift trumpets held testament to the thousands who had queued up outside the stadium. Inside the Bangabandhu National Stadium, however, an explosive festival of colour, music, dance and unceasing noise signalled the start of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 which will be jointly held in Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and India. Amidst flashing strobe lights, fluttery LED kites and a thousand irresistible cheers both in and out of the stadium, Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina declared the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 officially open, thereby checking another box in a long list of achievements for a young nation. Continue reading

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Must for a fit lower body

Most six-pack hunks love to flex their biceps and flaunt their abs, but don’t work their lower body as much. Here’s why you shouldn’t ignore it any further.

It does most work
Throughout the day, we run after local trains, climb steps, stand long hours and carry laptops around. Each action strains the lower body. Legs consist of large muscle groups and require a lot of energy, oxygen, and blood supply for any movement. Continue reading


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Sania Mirza joins her husband Malik in Dhaka

Indian tennis sensation Sania Mirza arrived in Dhaka on Tuesday to join her husband former Pakistan captain Shoaib Malik, who is now playing for Dhaka Mohammedan in the Premier Division Cricket League. She drove straight to Sonargaon Hotel from Hazrat Shah Jalal International Airport. She came to Dhaka  after completing her Australian Open stint where she was eliminated in the first round by Belgian Justine Henin. Continue reading

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“Kolkata Knight Riders” buy Shakib at a cost of $425,000

The world’s no.1 all-rounder and Bangladesh captain Shakib Al Hasan bought by IPL franchise Kolkata Knight Riders for USD 425,000 yesterday.

There were high expectations last year with the young all-rounder but frustratingly Shakib remained unsold, but this time the Shahrukh Khan-owned franchise bought him for a bargain price of $425,000 on the first day of the money-spinning auction.

Shakib, whose base price was $200,000, will line up with the likes of the highest paid Gautam Gambhir, Yusuf Pathan, Jacques Kallis, Manoj Tiwary, Brett Lee, Eoin Morgan and Brad Haddin. Continue reading

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All they want a ticket

Hundreds of cricket-lovers throng outlets hours before sale of World Cup tickets starts

Hours before the World Cup's tickets go on sale, cricket enthusiasts crowd the entrance to the City Bank branch on Panthapath in the capital. The photo was taken at 12:30am today.

A new year imbues people with hopes and dreams. And 2011, for any sports enthusiast in Bangladesh, holds only one dream, one hope: to secure tickets for the cricket World Cup.

All the hype surrounding the New Year is focused exclusively on the showpiece event slated to begin on February 19 at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur. Continue reading

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