Dhaka, Aug 17 (UNB) - New Advisory Indian coach of Bangladesh Women’s Hockey Team Ajay Kumar Bansal on Saturday said they should not go for result, but should concentrate on team’s presentation in the ensuing Women’s Junior (U-21) AHF Cup Hockey Qualifiers scheduled for September 9–15 next in Singapore.
“We should not go for the result in the upcoming AHF Cup tournament because this will be the first international appearance for them [Bangladesh Women’s Team]. On the other hand, teams like Sri Lanka and Hong Kong are playing for long. I think we should concentrate on team’s presentation this time,” he said.
Bangladesh women’s hockey team have been put on tough Pool B along with Hong Kong, Nepal and Sri Lanka while Group A comprises of hosts Singapore, Uzbekistan and Chinese Taipei.
Bangladesh will start their campaign taking on Hong Kong in their first match on September 9 while play Nepal on September 10 and Sri Lanka on September 12.
A 25-member preliminary squad of Bangladesh Women’s Hockey team started their training session under the supervision of Ajay Kumar Bansal from Friday.
Asked about his observation of the team, Bansal said, “Girls are very talented. But they need some exposure. They haven’t gone through any tournament or anything. They’re just practising.”
“There’re so many lacking in their basics. It’ll be bridged through a lot of trainings as well as exposure. But I’m very hopeful for this team. If they get proper training and exposure, they’ll be the best team in future,” the coach further added.
Bangladeshi girls will play six preparatory matches against Sports Authority of India (SAI) National Hockey Academy Team ahead of their tournament.
The coach believed that the six preparatory matches against Indian side will help Bangladesh a lot ahead of the tournament.
“It will be the biggest exposure for them. Bangladesh have not played any tournaments or match yet. SAI -National Women’s Hockey Academy team will be a good opponent. When they play against a good opponent, definitely they will learn many things – techniques, tactics, skills and other behaviours on the pitch. “I think when they play against that Indian team, they’ll come through into little bit realisation of the tournament or the matches,” he added.
The 60-year-old Indian coach will work as a part-time coach for the Bangladesh Women’s Hockey team for 15 days.
“It is my friendly assignment. I think my job is to present a good team for the tournament. Time is very short and tournament is close. So, we’ll work on the techniques and tactics,” he said further.
Dhaka, Aug 17 (UNB)- The Bangladesh Women’s Hockey team is set to play their first match against a foreign opponent, the Sports Authority of India’s (SAI)-National Women’s Hockey Academy team on Tuesday at Maulana Bhasani Hockey Stadium here.
The match will kick-off at 4 pm (BST).
Bangladesh Women’s Hockey team will play six preparatory matches against the Indian side ahead of their maiden Women’s Junior (U-21) AHF Cup Asia Cup Hockey Qualifiers scheduled to be held in Singapore from September 9–15 this year.
The Sports Authority of India (SAI) hockey team, under the banner of National Women’s Hockey Academy team will arrive Dhaka on Monday to play six friendly matches against Bangladesh Women’s Hockey team.
The 2nd match is scheduled for August 22 at 4 pm, 3rd match on August 23 at 7 pm, 4th match on August 25 at 4 pm, 5th match on August 26 at 7 pm and the 6th and last match on August 28 at 4 pm, all at the Maulana Bhasani National Stadium here.
The part-time Indian new advisory coach of Bangladesh Women’s Hockey Team Ajay Kumar Bansal already in the capital to prepare Bangladesh girls for their maiden appearance in the Asia Cup Hockey Qualifiers.
“SAI-National Women’s Academy Hockey team is a good team, they [Bangladesh] will play against a good opponent, definitely, they will learn many things – techniques, tactics, skills and other behaviors on the pitch,” Bansal said.
“Bangladeshi girls don’t know anything about the condition of international matches or tournaments. I am scared when they will go to the Asia Cup, how they will feel. The environment will be different there. So, I think when they will play against Indian team, they will come through into little bit realization of the tournament or the matches,” he further added.
While asking about his observation, the Indian coach replied, “The girls [Bangladesh] are very talented. But, they need some exposure. They have not gone through any tournament or anything. They are just practicing only. I am very hopeful for this team. If they get proper training and exposure, they will be the best team in future.”
In the Women’s Junior (U-21) AHF Cup Asia Cup Hockey Qualifiers in Singapore from September 9-15, Bangladesh put in Pool B with Hong Kong China, Nepal and Sri Lanka while Pool A team comprises Chinese Taipei, Singapore and Uzbekistan.
The top two teams of the qualifying round will earned rights to play in the next year’s final round of the Women’s Junior Asia Cup, also a qualifying meet for the Women’s Hockey Junior World Cup 2021.
Dhaka, Aug 17 (UNB) – Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) called 35 cricketers to join conditioning camp beginning on Monday (August 19) under National Team Strength and Conditioning Coach Mario Villavarayen.
Selected players have been asked to report team coach at 8:am on Monday at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Mirpur.
Selected cricketers are: Imrul Kayes, Soumya Sarkar, Litton Kumer Das, Shadman Islam, Jahirul Islam, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mominul Haque Sourab, Shakib Al Hasan, Mahmud Ullah, Mohammad Mithun, Mosaddek Hossain Saikat, Shabbir Rahaman Roman, Afif Hossain Dhrubo, Masfrafe Bin Mortaza, Mustafizur Rahman, Rubel Hossain, Taskin Ahmed, Ebadot Hossain Chowdhury, Shafiul Islam, Farhad Reza, Abu Jayed Chowdhury Rahi, Abu Haider Rony, Taijul Islam, Mehidy Hassan Miraz, Ariful Haque, Yasir Ali Chowdhury, Nazmul Hossain Shanto, Saif Hasan, Nayeem Sheikh, Nayeem Hasan, Shahidul Islam, Shafiqul Islam, Yasir Arafat Mishu, Mehedi Hasan and Aminul Islam Boplob.
Dhaka, Aug 17 (UNB)—The first match of the three-match one-day series between Emerging High-Performance (HP) teams of Bangladesh and Sri Lanka, begins on Sunday at Bangladesh Krira Shikkha Protisthan (BKSP) in Savar.
The Sri Lankan Emerging HP team arrived in Dhaka on Friday and made their first practice session on Saturday at the academy ground at Mirpur while Bangladesh Emerging HP team also started their practice for the series.
Earlier on Friday, BCB announced a 15-member Emerging HP squad for the one-day series against Sri Lanka HP team, naming Nazmul Hossain Shanto as captain.
“We are well prepared for the series. Most of the guys were busy with playing cricket around. So, we are confident to make a good result in this series,” Shanto told the media on Friday.
The 2nd one-day will also be played at BKSP on August 21 while the 3rd and last one-day will be held at Sheikh Abu Naser Stadium in Khulna on August 24.
After the one-day series, the first four-day match will begin on August 27 at Sheikh Abu Naser Stadium in Khulna while the 2nd and final four-day match will be held on September 3-6 at Sheikh Kamal International Cricket Stadium in Cox’s Bazar.
Bangladesh Emerging HP team: Nazmul Hossain Shanto (Captain), Mohammed Saif Hassan, Naim Sheikh, Yasir Ali Chowdhury (Vice-Captain), Afif Hossain, Mahidul Islam Bhuiyan, Aminul Islam Biplob, Jaker Ali, Nayeem Hasan, Yeasin Arafat, Shafiqul Islam, Sumon Khan, Shahidul Islam, Minhajul Abedin Afridi and Tanvir Islam.
Stand By: Manik Khan, Zakir Hasan, Robiul Haque, Fardeen Hossain, Ifran Hossain, Sabbir Hossain and Mehedi Hasan Rana.
Dhaka, Aug 17 (UNB) - Bangladesh Women’s Handball team will fly for India on Monday (August 19) to participate in the 8th Asian Women's Youth Handball Championship’2019 beginning in the Indian city of Jaipur on August 21.
Bangladesh have been placed in the tough Group A along with defending champions South Korea, runners-up Japan, Uzbekistan and Chinese Taipei while Group B comprises hosts India, PR China, Kazakhstan, Nepal and Mongolia.
Bangladesh will play defending champions South Korea in the opening match on August 21.
In their next matches, Bangladesh women’s team will play Japan on August 23, Chinese Taipei on August 25 and Uzbekistan on August 26.
Bangladesh Handball Federation (BHF) announced a 19-member Bangladesh squad, including 14 players and five officials, for their maiden Asian Women's Youth Handball Championship at a press conference at the federation office on Saturday.
BHF general secretary Asaduzzaman Kohinoor disclosed the details of the meet at the function where Youth and Sports secretary Dr M Zafar Uddin was present.
Manager of Bangladesh team Nurul Haque Biswas, coach Md Towhidur Rahman and captain Alpona Akter also spoke on the occasion.
Coach of Bangladesh team Md Touhidur Rahman said the girls are motivated and can do well in the competition.
“We’re going to participate for the first time in this competition. But, our girls are motivated. Some of our players have played international matches. I believe they’ll do well in the competition,” he said.
Bangladesh captain Alpona Akter said that they will give their best performance in the competition. “We worked hard. Now our main task is to give our best performance in the competition,” she said.
Bangladesh Squad (Players): Sumaya Banu, Ashia Akter, Panna Akter Barsha, Baby Akter, Sahrmin Akter Rupa, Khadiza Khatun, Shobrna Aktar Surna, Najnin Naher, Misty Khatun, Fouzia Rahaman Toru, Sanjida Aktar Urme, Sriti Akter, Alpona Akter (C), Esrat Jahan Eva.