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Messi says 2022 World Cup will ‘surely’ be his last

Argentina captain Lionel Messi said Thursday that the 2022 World Cup in Qatar will “surely” be the last of his career. “It’s my last World Cup, surely. I feel good physically, I was able to do a very good pre-season this year, which I couldn’t do last year. It was essential to get to where I am, with a good state of mind and a lot of hope,” the 35-year-old told ESPN Argentina. Messi, who is due to appear in his fifth World Cup, made his international debut in 2005 and has since won 164 caps for Argentina and is the country’s all-time record scorer with 90 goals. In the interview, which took place in Paris where Messi plays for Paris Saint-Germain, he admitted he was nervous about the impending tournament.   “There is anxiety, nerves about the World Cup,” he said. “We...

Schedule for `Banglawash` T20I tri-series

The 'Banglawash Twenty20 International Tri-Series' is starting on Friday (October 7) with Bangladesh, and Pakistan and hosts New Zealand. This tri-nation series starts in Christchurch with the match between Bangladesh and Pakistan next Friday (October 7). Each match of the series will start at 8 am Bangladesh time. The trophy of the series was also unveiled on Wednesday. Pakistan captain Babar Azam, New Zealand's Kane Williamson and Bangladesh vice-captain Nurul Hasan Sohan participated in the official photo session as regular skipper Shakib Al Hasan yet reach New Zealand. The three teams will play each other twice in the series. The top two teams will play the final. The final will be Oct...

Shakib Al Hasan tests Covid-19 positive

Shakib Al Hasan, an allrounder of the Bangladesh National Cricket team, tested positive for the Covid 19. After receiving a Covid positive report, he has taken shelter in his Dhaka house in isolation. The Bangladesh all-rounder will not be able to play in the first Test against Sri Lanka in Dhaka because he had a corona attack.

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Begum Laila Alam 12th FIDE Rating Women’s Chess Tournament-2022

Begum Laila Alam 12th FIDE Rating Women's Chess Tournament, under the financial patronage of veteran chess player Begum Laila Alam and organised by Bangladesh Chess Federation began today (Thursday) at Bangladesh Chess Federation Hall-Room. A total of 49 women Including Two International Women Masters, and 3 Women's FIDE Masters are participating in this competition. Before starting the games the inauguration ceremony was held, Begum Laila Alam inaugurate the event as chief guest. WIM Rani Hamid and the three sons of Begum Laila Alam: Wali Alam, Wazir Alam and Waqi Alam were present as special guests. Anjum Ara Aksir, Executive Member and Chairman of the Women’s Committee presided over the ceremony and I...

Cricketer Rubel laid to rest at Banani Cemetery

Three days before his demise, former spinner Mosharraf Hossain Rubel was at home with the family. He had been suffering from brain cancer for three years and was having treatment both at home and abroad at the time of his death. The cricketer, who had appeared in five matches for the national side, became unwell again on Tuesday afternoon and was confirmed dead at the hospital where he had been taken. From there, he was transported to his apartment in Baridhara, where his family member...

MARCEL Invitation International Rating Chess Tournament-2022

The Marcel Invitational International Rating Chess Tournament-2022, sponsored by Walton Hi-Tech Industries plc and organized by Bangladesh Chess Federation, will start tomorrow (Tuesday) at 2:00 PM at the Bangladesh Chess Federation Hall-Room. Chess players rated above 1800 and invited age-based talented players are participating in this competition. On the occasion of this competition, a press briefing was organised in the chess Federation Hall-Room this afternoon. FM Iqbal Bin Anwar (Dawn), Senior Executive Director of WALTON Group, Masudur Rahman Ma...