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Coronavirus Update
Country 188
Bangladesh The World
Infected 168645 11,764,154
Recovered 78102 6,758,161
Death 2151 541,230
Source: IEDCR & WHO.

Sikder Group, Bashundhara undertake a new venture - BICL to set up bag plant at Mongla Economic Zone.

Bashundhara Industrial Complex Limited Managing Director Sayem Sobhan Anvir handing over a cheque for up-front payment to PowerPac Economic Zone (Pvt) Ltd Group Director John Haque Sikder as a Land Lease Agreement (LLA) was signed between the two companies at a city hotel on Sunday.

International cricket returns with England-Windies series today
West Indies skipper Jason Holder and England skipper Ben Stokes join their respective team’s training session at Ageas Bowl in Southampton on Monday. Photo: Collected

International cricket returns with England-Windies series today

International cricket is back again after a gap of almost four months with lockdown measures being eased in Europe, report agencies.West Indies have travelled to England for a 3-match Test series and, while a couple of top Windies players have pulled out of the tour, this might still turn out to be a very interesting series. The two teams will confront each other in the first of 3-match Test series at Ageas Bowl in Southampton on Wednesday.  The last time these two teams faced each other in a Test series in West Indies, the hosts beat England by 2-1 despite being the underdogs. While it would be difficult for the Caribbean boys to replicatet hat performance in English conditions, they can’t be written off completely.England, on the other hand, would be keen to avenge the loss of the last Test series, particularly with West Indies not arriving with a full-strength squad.West Indies have definitely got the bowling to trouble England in England as they have got variety in their attack. They have got bowlers who can bowl real fast, but then they have got bowlers who are very skillful as well. However, the problem for the West Indies is their batting. They lack the solidity at the top of the order that is required in English conditions.England look a more balanced side as compared to the West Indies. They registered an emphatic series win in South Africa earlier this year and they don’t really seem to have any weaknesses at the moment either with bat or ball.England captain Joe Root won’t be available for this Test match as he is on paternity leave. S...

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