Chapainawabganj, Apr 1 (UNB)– A competition of Bangladeshi traditional game, Kabaddi started at the district stadium on Monday marking the 49th Independence Day of the country.
In the inaugural match, Nachol upazila defeated Bholhat upazila by 67-25 points.
Earlier, Civil Surgeon of Chapainawabganj Dr Saiful Ferdous inaugurated the competition.
Police Superintendent TM Mozahidul Islam, Additional Police Super Mahbub Alam Khan, general secretary of Chapainawabganj District Sports Association Towfikul Islam were also present on the occasion.
Five teams of the district are taking part in the competition, jointly organised by District Police and District Sport Association.
Khagrachari, April 1 (UNB) - Manikchari number-1 Union Parishad Eleven clinched the Bangabandhu Independence Cup Cricket title’2019 beating Sindukchari Eleven in the final at Rani Nehar Debi Govt High School ground in Matiranga Upazila on Sunday.
Commander of Guimara Region of Bangladesh Army Brig Gen. AKM Sajedul Islam witnessed the final as chief guest and later he distributed the trophies to the champion and runners-up team. Chairman of the Khagrachari Hill District Council Kongjori Chowdhury was also present as special guest.
Addressing the function, the chief guest said, “Bangladesh Army is working in grass-root level to develop the standard of sports in this region. We mainly organized the tournament in the month of independence for blazing the ideology of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and the inspiration of liberation war.
Sindukchari Zone Captain Col. Rubayet Mahmud Hasib, Manikchari Upazila Chairman Marggo Marma, newly elected chairman Joynal Abedin, Guimara Upazila Chairman Upeshru Marma and Army officials, were also present on the occasion.
A total of 17 teams took part in the tournament, organized by Bangladesh Army to develop standard of the game in Ramgarh, Guimara and Manikchari Upazila.
Dhaka, Apr 1 (UNB) — In the aftermath of the Christchurch terror-attack, Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) have asked their counterparts in Ireland to provide the security plan ahead of a tri-series also involving West Indies as part of the build-up to the World Cup in England, BCB chief executive officer said on Monday.
On March 15, a horrific terror-attack hit Christchurch, New Zealand, where Bangladesh were supposed to play a Test match the next day. The attack left 50 dead including five Bangladeshis. A major portion of the attack at a mosque happened to unfold barely 50 yards from the Bangladesh squad, who were arriving for their Jumma prayers.
“We have contacted Ireland cricket to ask them for a security plan. We want to know what kind of security will be available during the tri-series. We hope they will provide with the plan of security arrangement,” Nizamuddin Chowdhury, the BCB CEO, told the media on Monday at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium.
After the attack in two mosques of Christchurch, BCB brought back the national team in 36 hours, and BCB president pledged to not send the cricketers abroad in future without ensuring a satisfactory level of security in advance.
However, Bangladesh are not unduly anxious over the security arrangements for the World Cup since the ICC itself will take care of that. But Bangladesh will travel to England a week ahead of the tournament officially commencing. BCB will leave it to ICC to ensure the security of the cricketers during that initial period.
“As we will reach England a week ago of the World Cup, we will ask ICC to ensure the security. We hope they will ensure it, and we will bear the cost for extra arrangements,” Nizamuddin further told the media.
Dhaka, April 1 (UNB)– The Hurray Wafer School Mini Handball (Boys & Girls) Tournament, Powered by Pran Bubble Gum, begins on Tuesday (April 2) at the Shaheed Capt (retd) M Mansur Ali National Handball Stadium here.
Twelve boys and 12 girls’ school handball teams will compete in the meet, organized by Bangladesh Handball Federation (BHF) and sponsored by Pran Confectionaries.
BHF General Secretary Asaduzzaman Kohinoor disclosed this at a press conference at the federation office on Monday.
Dhaka, Apr 1 (UNB) — New Zealand have cancelled the tour of their Under-19 cricket team to Bangladesh which was scheduled for later this month.
Greg Barclay, the chairman of New Zealand Cricket, said both the boards agreed to call off the tour considering the circumstances after the attack on two mosques of Christchurch last month.
However, the series might be held before the next ICC Under-19 World Cup which is slated to be played in South Africa next year.
Nizamuddin Chowdhury, the chief executive officer of Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB), has said New Zealand took the decision considering the age of the cricketers who were supposed to tour Bangladesh.
“They are really young. Maybe, they are yet to get out from the nightmarish memory of Christchurch attack. At the same time, their parents are also reluctant to send their sons abroad at this time,” Nizamuddin told the media.
The horrible attack took the place on March 15 in two mosques in Christchurch, a city in New Zealand’s South Island. Bangladesh team were on their way to attend Jumma in one of those, Al Noor Mosque. They were just 50 yards away from the attack.
Right after the attack, the Bangladesh and New Zealand boards mutually called off the third and final Test of the series which was scheduled to be played in Christchurch from the next day.