Cricket News When He Comes Back, We Will Give Him A Tight Hug: Mahmudullah On Shakib Al Hasan

first_imgNew Delhi: Bangladesh suffered a massive jolt in their build-up to the series against India after their superstar all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan was handed a two-year ban, one of which is suspended by the International Cricket Council for failing to report corrupt approaches on numerous occasions. Two years ago, Shakib had received an offer from a bookie, which he did not report to the ICC’s Anti-Corruption and Security Unit (ACSU). Responding to the ICC action, Shakib said that he was “extremely sad” by the ICC action but admitted the charges. However, Mahmudullah, the Bangladesh skipper appointed in place of Shakib, has said the left-arm all-rounder will always be welcome in the team once his ban ends.”Let me tell you. We loved Shakib, still love Shakib and will continue loving Shakib. And when he comes back, he will be welcomed with open arms. When he enters the dressing room, we will all give him a tight hug,” Mahmudullah said. Shakib is likely to miss the World Twenty20 in Australia too because his ban will not be over before the flagship event begins in Australia next year. Shakib’s ban ends on October 29, 2020 while the marquee event begins on October 18.Mahmudullah now wants the younger lot should raise their hands and perform and is happy that they have been able to unearth an effective wrist spinner to go with very strong fast bowling department.Also Read | Toxic Air, Shakib Al Hasan Ban Dominates India Vs Bangladesh T20I Build-Up”Young (Aminul Islam) Biplab is a good find. We wanted to have a good wrist spinner in our side. He showed his potential in the last series against Afghanistan. But in India, it will be different conditions. They have been dominating series at their home. It’s time for players to grab the opportunity. If you see our fast bowling department, we have good fast bowlers. Mashrafe (Mortaza), Mutafizur Rahaman and Shafi (Mohammed Saifuddin) are experienced. It’s a proper opportunity for us to show our performance in this tour,” Mahmudullah said.  For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

Georgia Allen leads Syracuse to 1-0 win against Northeastern

first_img Published on September 2, 2018 at 4:10 pm Contact KJ: | @KJEdelman After Northeastern (2-4) outshot and outperformed Syracuse (3-2) for 80 minutes on Sunday, Georgia Allen found herself open 10 yards from the net for a score. In only her second game since returning from the U20 England national team, Allen gave SU its only goal of the day en route to a 1-0 victory. The Orange started the game on the defensive. Because it could not match the speed of Northeastern early, SU was outshot by the Huskies, eight to two in the first 28 minutes.NU had its best opportunity to score in the first half off of a Mikenna McManus corner kick 24 minutes into the game. As the ball crept to the right side of the goal, the Huskies’ Eve Goulet got off a header past SU goalie Jordan Harris. A yard next to Harris, Taylor Bennett sniffed out the potential shot from the middle of the net and cleared the ball to the end line. Five minutes later, Clarke Brown twisted in the air to shoot an off-balance right-footer. While the ball was on target, NU’s Nathalie Nidetch rolled on top of the ball to keep the score leveled.SU opened the second half with a change in the net. On Thursday against Harvard, Harris was replaced after allowing three goals in the second half. Despite not allowing a goal in the first half along with two saves on Sunday, Lysianne Proulx replaced Harris. AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe Orange opened the second half on the offensive, unlike how SU had begun the game. Kate Hostage opened the second half with a 14 yarder that was caught by a diving Nidetch. Proulx made her presence known in the 60th minute when she dove right off an Emily Evangelista shot to save a near-goal. Most of the second half was dictated by both team’s backlines, but Proulx was still challenged in the net. In the 83rd minute, Allen took advantage of a mistake in the Huskies’ defense. Off a Sydney Brackett short cross, Allen found herself uncovered from 10 yards out. Allen cocked back her right leg before shooting a missile past Nidetch. As the minutes ticked and the Huskies got desperate, NU couldn’t muster a shot in the remaining time after Allen’s goal. After splitting a pair of games on the road in New England, SU will continue its five-game road trip in Happy Valley when the Orange take on Penn State on Thursday. Commentscenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Tipp man appointed as National co-ordinator for Women’s football

first_imgTipperary native David Lenane has been appointed as the FAI’s national co-ordinator for women’s football.Lenane will be stepping down from his role as FAI Development Officer for Tipperary, which he has held for over 11 years.As development officer, Lenane delivered football related programmes in the community and worked with Tipperary County Council to extend the programmes to socially excluded groups. Photo: Pixabay Lenane says he’s excited for the new challenge:last_img

Lakers’ Luke Walton believes ‘basketball gods’ punish teams that tank

first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Yet, Walton stressed he “would prefer not to be stuck in the lottery for very long.”Instead, Walton has outlined individual goals to teach player in hopes to expedite the team’s development. Walton also has broken games down in five-game increments in hopes to analyze improvement or regression within a certain sample size.“The big picture is all about the team. But 100 percent, it is just as important right now we’re getting individual growth from the young core mainly,” Walton said. “It’s really important we see them grow and put them in challenging situations that will allow them to make mistakes and learn from those mistakes.”Though Walton said the young players are “doing a great job” with their development, the Lakers have lost 22 of their last 28 games. The Lakers also suffered their most lopsided loss in franchise history in a 49-point loss to Dallas on Sunday.“If we’re at a place where we’re actually doing our defensive rotations every time, guys are giving the effort we need to give and we’re playing consistently unselfish basketball, … we have a good place to start the next season,” Walton said. “If we’re at a place where right now some games we do it, we look really good and it’s a lot of fun and then we fall back, get a little selfish and don’t work as hard on defense, then obviously we’re not as satisfied with the season.” EL SEGUNDO >> It has become an annual tradition in recent years, and it does not involve the previous custom in which the Lakers threw a championship parade.Instead, segments of the Lakers’ large fanbase have openly rooted for them to lose in hopes to land a high draft pick. It has picked up steam as the Lakers (16-32) enter Wednesday’s game against the Portland Trail Blazers (19-27) at Moda Center with the NBA’s second-worst record. That gives the Lakers a 51.6 percent chance of retaining their top-3 protected pick otherwise owed to Philadelphia as part of the Steve Nash trade.“I don’t believe in it. I believe in trying to play the right way and have a culture you’re going to try to win no matter what,” Lakers coach Luke Walton said. “If you start losing on purpose, I think the basketball gods come back to get you in the long run and good things aren’t going to work out for you.”Nonetheless Lakers recent seasons in mediocrity ensured a No. 7 pick in 2014 (Julius Randle), a No. 2 pick in 2015 (D’Angelo Russell) and a No. 2 pick in 2016 (Brandon Ingram). All three of those players represent key pieces of the Lakers’ young core.center_img A helpful hand?For the first time in 20 years, the Lakers are no longer under Kobe Bryant’s shadow. That might explain why Bryant recently told ESPN Radio he remains open toward helping the Lakers preferably behind the scenes.“It depends in what capacity he will come in and help,” Walton said. “After losing (to Dallas), he’s not the first guy I’m calling. Kobe is more about tough love. At that moment, I didn’t need tough love.”Walton predicted Bryant “would get right to the point really quickly.”Speaking outInstead of showing their superior expertise compared to the media and fans, plenty of NBA players appeared to treat All-Star voting process as a way to vote for themselves or for a former teammate.“If they’re going to ask for it, they should take it seriously,” Walton said. “They should vote for guys that have put in the work and time to be elite at this level. They should be rewarded and it shouldn’t be something to joke.”Etc.After Ingram posted six points on 2-of-12 shooting as the starting point guard against Dallas, Walton may start veteran guard Jose Calderon instead. … Russell will travel with the team to Portland (Wednesday) and Utah (Thursday) to rehab his injured right knee and calf.Walton said reserve forward Larry Nance Jr. will “probably” log more time in Portland after playing 10 minutes in Dallas in his first game since sitting the last month with an injured left knee. … Lakers veteran forward Luol Deng sat out of the last portion of the team’s scrimmage after colliding with reserve forward Tarik Black. But Walton expects Deng to play against the Blazers. last_img read more