‘Tamim and I must step up’

Following a promising performance in the three-match T20I series in India, the Bangladesh Cricket Board kept faith in Mahmudullah Riyad to lead the Tigers in the upcoming three-match T20I series against Pakistan. Normally a calm and composed character, Mahmudullah seemed...

Iain Carter: Slow play rule change inspires players to hit the accelerator .

There is much to celebrate in the wake of the first big event of the European Tour season, and not just the enduring winning touch of Lee Westwood. The 46-year-old Englishman's classy victory at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship capped...

Tour Down Under: Irish national champion Sam Bennett wins opening stage .

Irish national Road Race champion Sam Bennett leads the Tour Down Under after winning a tight sprint finish in Tuesday's first stage. The Waterford rider, 29, edged out Belgium's Jasper Philipsen by half a bike at the end of the...

Australian Open: Heather Watson into second round but Dan Evans loses

2020 Australian Open Venue: Melbourne Park Dates: 20 January to 2 February Coverage: Listen on BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra and online; Live text on selected matches on the BBC Sport website and app. Britain's Heather Watson showed tremendous fight to reach the Australian Open...

South Africa: Quinton de Kock replaces Faf du Plessis as ODI captain .

South Africa have named Quinton de Kock as their new one-day captain beginning with the series against World Cup winners England in February. The 27-year-old will replace Faf du Plessis, who has been South Africa's skipper in all three formats. Du...

Real sign talented young Brazilian? I’ve read this story before…

Back in 2002, Real Madrid signed the Brazilian Ronaldo from Inter Milan. Aged 25, Ronaldo was at his peak. It was part of their Galactico era - Luis Figo, Zinedine Zidane and David Beckham were regulars in the team -...

Reinier Jesus: Who is Real Madrid’s latest Brazilian starlet?

From Ronaldo to Robinho to Kaka and now Reinier Jesus. Real Madrid's new £26m signing is the latest Brazilian forward to arrive at the Bernabeu with high expectations. The 19-year-old, who has signed a six-year-deal, has joined the La Liga side from...

Dominic Calvert-Lewin: Ancelotti backs striker for England .

Everton manager Carlo Ancelotti has backed striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin's England chances after injuries to Tottenham's Harry Kane and Manchester United's Marcus Rashford. England skipper Kane is out until April with a hamstring issue while Rashford faces at least six weeks out...

England in South Africa: Tourists win by an innings in Port Elizabeth

England sealed their biggest away win in more than nine years in the third Test against South Africa to move 2-1 up with one match left in the series. Needing four wickets on the fifth morning, the tourists bowled the...

BCB aims to host ICC events in next cycle

The host nations of International Cricket Council (ICC) events in the next cycle, from 2024 to 2031, will be decided through a bidding process and Bangladesh will bid to become the sole hosts of some of those ICC events,...