Khalid Hossain

December 6, 2022
December 6, 2022

The last of its kind?

A football World Cup offers a spectrum of gifts -- superstars lighting up the centre stage, rising stars becoming household names, nerve-wracking encounters between powerhouses, stunning upsets,

November 29, 2022
November 29, 2022

Desert fest: Traditions stay alive

If one match in the 2022 World Cup so far had to be nominated to represent what football offers in the present era, Sunday night’s encounter between Spain and Germany stands out as the obvious candidate despite yielding just a draw.

November 26, 2022
November 26, 2022

Desert fest: Crunch time closing in

Based on the first of three rounds of group-stage games, it is fair to conclude that football fans have been treated to a variety of scrumptious dishes -- a platter that is expected from the Greatest Show on Earth.

November 25, 2022
November 25, 2022

Desert fest: Must make hay while sun shines

If we could only extrapolate what transpired in the Qatar World Cup till date, it would appear that we are definitely in for an unprecedented rollercoaster ride.    

October 23, 2022
October 23, 2022

Shakib’s misplaced aggression

The way Bangladesh captain Shakib Al Hasan handled questions related to tactics in the pre-match press conference today -- ahead of Bangladesh’s T20 World Cup opener against the Netherlands tomorrow -- became a testament to the notion that the Tigers have miles to go before they become a formidable side in T20s.

October 1, 2022
October 1, 2022

Historic female-inclusive Asia Cup commences today

The much-awaited Women’s Asia Cup, played in the 20-over format since 2012, returns with its eighth edition in Sylhet as the curtain-raiser sees defending champions Bangladesh take on Thailand at the Sylhet International Cricket Stadium Ground 2 (SICS Outer) today from Bangladesh Standard Time 9:00 am.

September 20, 2022
September 20, 2022

Tenacious Maria Manda

A common scene preceding a friendly neighbourhood football match is random players gathering and two seniors-turn-captains taking turns in picking the players. Usually, the top strikers are recruited first, followed by playmakers, wingers, and so on. 

September 20, 2022
September 20, 2022

Bangladesh’s indomitable band of sisters

Before emerging as champions of the just-concluded 2022 SAFF Women's Championship, the women in red and green had played a final once before – during the regional competition's 2016 edition. But as the in-form Sabina Khatun, Sanjida Akhtar, Maria Manda and company prepared to encounter hosts Nepal, the Bangladesh head coach Golam Rabbani Choton deemed his charges as favourites -- not based on the track records against the four-time champions but on their current form.

September 11, 2022
September 11, 2022

Order meets chaos

As the five-time Asia Cup champions Sri Lanka are set to battle it out against two-time winners Pakistan in the final of the continental tournament’s 15th edition in Dubai tonight at 8:00pm Bangladesh Standard Time, the task of picking the favourites on paper becomes virtually impossible.

September 10, 2022
September 10, 2022

Are govt officials mulling cosmic tours now?

Elon Musk yesterday took to social media to post the following after the top billionaire and notorious bluff master lost a small fraction of his wealth, worth billions of dollars, to Twitter.