Bangladesh rolls out welcome for unusual sport on skates

If basketball and soccer had a baby and put it on skates, it might look like roll ball, a little-known sport whose top performers worldwide vied for the championship in Bangladesh over the past week.   Played on a basketball court, with a small soccer-type goal in lieu of a basket, roll ball requires players on roller skates to dribble and pass a basketball-sized ball as they try to score.   Some 750 competitors from 40 countries, including hosts Bangladesh, participated in the meet at three venues in Dhaka, the capital. Most were from Asia or Africa, but Europe, South America and the South Pacific island nation of Fiji were also represented. All participating nations sent men's teams and 27 sent women.   Uganda had initially been expected to host the fourth Roll Ball World Cup, but Bangladesh stepped in after the African nation declined it, said Ahmed...


Anushka Sharma quashes rumours of Virat Koli investing in ‘Phillauri’

Anushka Sharma has blasted media reports claiming that her alleged boyfriend Virat Kohli has "co-produced" her second production Phillauri, saying the movie is made under her banner Clean Slate Films.   She is upset that on one hand the media talks about issues of women empowerment, and o...


Cricketer Sunny sent to jail; Remand plea rejected

A Dhaka court on Sunday sent national cricketer Arafat Sunny to jail in a case filed under the Women and Children Repression Prevention Act rejecting a remand plea.   Metropolitan Magistrate Sharufuzzaman Ansari passed the order when Shariful Islam, sub-inspector of Mohammadpur Police Sta...

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