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Sports Suplement 5th issue

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DT VOL1, ISSUE 5 | Saturday, February 25, 2017 Sports Tribune 2 Saturday, February 25, 2017 DT Week in Review Picture of the week This week February 20 Bangladesh players remain unsold Bangladesh cricketers Mehedi Hasan Miraz, Sabbir Rahman, Mahmudullah and Anamul Haque went unsold in the IPL 10 auction on Monday. And interestingly, Tamim Iqbal and Taskin Ahmed were not even called in the auction, much to the surprise of many. As a result, Shakib al Hasan and Mustafizur Rahman will be the only Bangladesh representatives in the upcoming IPL, scheduled to be held from April 5 – May 21, 2017. The auction also saw the first Afghan players to be signed up to the tournament, with Rashid Khan and Mohammad Nabi going to Sunrisers Hyderabad for 40m and three million respectively. While most of India’s big name players are already attached to franchises, several newcomers bagged lucrative deals such as when legend meets legend Juventus’ Gianluigi Buffon and FC Porto’s Iker Casillas greats each other after their UEFA Champions League Round of 16 First Leg match at Dragao Stadium, Porto Reuters Bangladesh will begin their tour of Sri Lanka with a two-day warm-up match against local opposition, starting on Thursday in Moratuwa. The first Test match between host India and Australia reaches its climax stage with the last three days of the five-dayer scheduled for Saturday, Sunday and Monday. South Africa and New Zealand, meanwhile, lock horns with each other in the third and final ODI early Saturday morning. As far as European football is concerned, all eyes will be on Vicente Calderon as Atletico Madrid take on Barcelona on Saturday. Real Madrid also have a tough assignment when they face Villarreal at El Madrigal on Monday night. Struggling Leicester City will be looking to pull away from the relegation zone when they meet Liverpool at home on Tuesday night. There is also a blockbuster clash in Italy on Monday night when resurgent Inter Milan clash with AS Roma. February 22 Taylor achieves milestone ODI ton Ross Taylor became New Zealand’s most prolific one-day international century maker on Wednesday when his 17th ton helped set up a tense six-run victory in the second match of the series against South Africa in Christchurch. The 32-year-old had joined Nathan Astle on 16 ODI centuries earlier this month against Australia FEBRUARY 21, 22 City clinch thriller, Juve inch closer to last eight Manchester City came out on top in an epic Champions League battle against Monaco as late goals by John Stones and Leroy Sane secured a 5-3 victory in a last 16 first-leg thriller on Tuesday that had goals galore and a missed penalty. Juventus edged closer to the quarter-finals after second-half goals from substitutes Marko Pjaca and Dani Alves earned them a 2-0 away win at 10-man Porto in a one-sided tie on Wednesday. Atletico Madrid beat host Bayer Leverkusen 4-2 in a topsy-turvy encounter on Tuesday to take a firm handle on their tie ahead of the return leg in Spain next month. Jamie Vardy scored his first goal in the Champions League to give Leicester City some hope of staying in Europe’s elite competition despite a 2-1 loss to an utterly dominant Sevilla in Wednesday’s tie. 3 Roll Ball World Cup 2017, Dhaka story Roll Ball World Cup 2017, Dhaka Let’s Roll IPL 2017 auction: 6 a roundup Atleti 7 Barca looking to rediscover form at and he took sole possession of top spot when he hit Wayne Parnell for his eighth boundary off the final ball of the innings to finish unbeaten on 102. New Zealand finished on 289 for four and then restricted the visitors to 283-9 to level the five-match series at 1-1 despite some late defiance from Dwaine Pretorius (50) and Andile Phehlukwayo (29 not out), who came close to guiding the visitors to victory. Taylor was just pleased to Februaruy 22 Pie-eating Sutton goalkeeper quits club in tears The Sutton United goalkeeper filmed eating a pie while on the substitutes bench during his side’s 2-0 FA Cup defeat by Arsenal quit the club in tears on Tuesday after admitting a “costly error of judgment”, Sutton’s manager said. Wayne Shaw resigned within hours of the Gambling Commission and the FA announcing investigations into his actions after it emerged that a betting company had offered odds against any Sutton player tucking into a pie during the televised game. Sutton manager Paul Doswell February 19 Afridi ends international career Legendary Pakistan all-rounder Shahid Afridi on Sunday announced his retirement from international cricket, ending an illustrious and sometimes controversial 21-year career. The 36-year-old star had already quit Tests in 2010 and ODI cricket after the 2015 World Cup but still skippered the Pakistan Twenty20 team at the 2016 world championships in India. He stepped down as captain after the tournament although he retained slender hopes of continuing his career in the sport’s shortest format as a player. “I have said goodbye to international cricket,” said Afridi after smashing a 28-ball 54 in a Pakistan

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