News In Brief
Stag becomes BTTF sponsor
Stag International, a renowned sports brand, became the official sponsor of Bangladesh Table Tennis Federation (BTTF) on a four-year agreement, yesterday. BTTF vice president Hassan Munir informed that, apart from sports gears and apparels, BTTF will receive a 40-day free-of-cost training facility of four players per year at the Stag International's European training center.
BD archers eliminated
Bangladesh suffered a 5-3 defeat to their Belgian counterparts in the Men's Recurve team event of World Archery Championships at the United State of America yesterday. Bangladesh's Ruman Sana, Ram Krishna Saha and Hakim Ahmed Rubel started strong, drawing the first set and winning the second, with a 57-50 score, however, they failed to keep the momentum in the third. In the final set, Belgium beat Bangladesh narrowly by 54-53 to move to the next round while Bangladesh were eliminated.
Sayedi ton saves Afghans' skin
A patient hundred from overnight batsman Bilal Sayedi and Kamran Hotak's gritty fifty down the order helped Afghanistan Under-19 recover from a precarious situation on the second day of their only four-day game against Bangladesh at the Sylhet International Cricket Stadium yesterday. Afghanistan reached 226 for eight at stumps, leading by 64 runs, in reply to Bangladesh's 162 in 63 overs.