Two Bangladeshi star cricketers set to jump into politics

DHAKA, May 30 (Xinhua) — Two Bangladeshi star cricketers are all set to jump into politics and run in the general elections slated for early 2019. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s ruling Bangladesh Awami League party leader AHM Mustafa Kamal, also planning minister, made the announcement in Dhaka on Monday, saying Mashrafe Mortaza and Shakib Al […]

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Shafiullah Al Munir made new BCF president

DHAKA, May 13 (NsNewsWire) — The Youth and Sports Ministry has appointed renowned sports organizer Shafiullah Al Munir as the new president of Bangladesh Cycling Federation (BCF). The Ministry issued an order  that it appoints Munir as the president of BCF as per National Sports Council Act 1974 (amended). Munir, present Chairman of Event Strategy and […]

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OIC supports Morocco’s bid to host 2026 World Cup

RABAT, May 7 (NsNewsWire) — The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) expressed Sunday its support for Morocco’s bid to host the 2026 FIFA world cup, reports Xinhua citing the Moroccan official MAP news agency. The decision to back the Moroccan bid was unanimously approved at the 45th Session of the Council of Foreign Ministers of […]

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New Zealand make history with dramatic extra-time victory

GOLD COAST, April 15 (NsNewsWire) — Kelly Brazier was New Zealand’s hero as she scored a golden point extra-time try to beat Australia 17-12 and claim the first Commonwealth Games women’s rugby sevens gold in a thrilling encounter on Sunday. With the scores at Robina Stadium locked at 12-12 and the first period of extra-time about to end, Brazier, […]

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England couple get engaged on Basketball court

GOLD COAST, April 8 (NsNewsWire) — England’s men’s and women’s basketball teams both celebrated on-court wins at Townsville Entertainment and Convention Centre on Sunday, but two players had even more reason to break out the champagne. After England’s men defeated Cameroon 81-54 and with the women’s team cheering them on from behind the bench, Jamell Anderson and girlfriend Georgia Jones got […]

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From non-swimmer to Para Triathlon champion in 18 months

by Fiona Self Gold Coast, April 7 (NsNewsWire) — Para triathlete Jade Jones couldn’t swim 18 months ago, but on Saturday she swam, cycled and raced, becoming the first women’s Para Triathlon champion in Commonwealth Games history. Jones competed at the London and Rio Paralympics and Glasgow Games as a wheelchair racer, but decided to […]

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Olympics heartbreak drives Mirabai to weightlifting gold

DHAKA, April 5 (NsNewsWire) — India’s Chanu Saikhom Mirabai won gold in the women’s 48kg weightlifting, setting a new Commonwealth Games record in the process with a total lift of 196kg. Mauritius’ Marie Hanitra Roilya Ranaivosoa took silver, while Sri Lanka’s Dinusha Gomes claimed bronze. “I came here with the ambition of breaking my own record and I am glad […]

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