Dhaka, Oct 10 (UNB) – The Walton 5th National Youth Women’s Handball Tournament, organized by Bangladesh Handball Federation, will begin on Saturday (October 13) at the Shaheed (Captain) M Mansur Ali National Handball Stadium here.
State Minister for Energy and Mineral Resources Nasrul Hamid Bipu MP will inaugurate the five-day meet in the afternoon with Dhaka District-Narayanganj District match, although the competition will begin in the morning.
Eight matches scheduled to be held on the opening day (Saturday) with Jamalpur District taking on Madaripur District in the first match at 9 am.
Twelve district teams, split into four groups, will initially compete in group stages on October 13 and 14, the two semifinals billed for October 15, the 3rd place deciding match on October 16 and the final on October 17.
General Secretary of Bangladesh Handball Federation Asaduzzaman Kohinoor disclosed the details of the tournament in a press conference at the federation office on Wednesday. Operative Director of Walton Group AFM Iqbal Bin Anwar also spoke on the occasion.
Of the total budget of Tk 7,30,000, tournament sponsor Walton Group will provide Tk 5,00,000 and the rest amount will be borne by the federation.