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Stag International, a renowned sports brand, yesterday became the official sponsor of the Bangladesh Table Tennis Federation (BTTF) under a four-year agreement. BTTF Vice-President Hassan Munir informed that in addition to sports equipment and clothing, BTTF will benefit from a free 40-day training center for four players per year at Stag International’s European training center.

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BD Archers Eliminated

Bangladesh suffered a 5-3 loss to their Belgian counterparts in the men’s recurve team event at the World Archery Championships in the United States yesterday. Bangladeshi Ruman Sana, Ram Krishna Saha and Hakim Ahmed Rubel started strong, shooting the first set and winning the second, with a score of 57-50, but failed to keep the momentum going in the third. In the final set, Belgium narrowly beat Bangladesh 54-53 to advance to the next round while Bangladesh were knocked out.

Sayediton saves the lives of Afghans

Around 100 patients of night batsman Bilal Sayedi and 50-year-old Kamran Hotak helped the Afghanistan Under-19 recover from a precarious situation on the second day of their only four-day game against the Bangladesh at Sylhet International Cricket Stadium yesterday. Afghanistan reached 226 for eight on stumps, leading by 64 points, in response to Bangladesh’s 162 in 63 overs.

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