Dhaka, Dec 9 (UNB) – Bangladesh Navy made a good start in the Walton Victory Day Volleyball Tournament beating Bangladesh Army by 3-2 sets in one of the two inaugural matches at Shaheed Nur Hossain National Volleyball Stadium here on Sunday.
Earlier in the day’s first match, Power Development Board (PDB) outplayed Ansars and VDP by straight 3-0 sets in the afternoon at the same venue.
Four matches will be held on Monday. Army vs Police (9:am), Titas Club vs BKSP (11 am), PDB vs Air Force (2:pm) and Ansar vs BKSP (4 pm).
Dhaka, Dec 7 (UNB) – The Shah Cement AKS Cup Golf Tournament has kicked off at the Kurmitola Golf Course, Dhaka Cantonment.
Chief of General Staff of Bangladesh Army Lt Gen Mohammad Shafiqur Rahman inaugurated the three-day meet on Friday morning.
Vice-president of Kurmitola Golf Club Maj Gen Mohammad Enayetullah and Executive Director of Abul Khair Group Brig Gen (retd) Shahidullah Chowdhury were also present on the occasion.
Dhaka, Dec 5 (UNB) – Bangladesh Sports Press Association (BSPA) on Wednesday honoured five veteran sports journalists, who spent 50 years in sports journalism and sports writing, on the occasion of its golden jubilee.
Veteran cultural personality Kamal Lohani handed over crests and awards among the recipients –- Mohammad Kamruzzaman, Abdul Towhid, Azam Mahmud, Ikramuzzaman and MA Hannan Khan -- at a function at the Dutch Bangla Auditorium of Bangladesh Olympic Association as the chief guest in the evening.
BSPA President Mustafa Mamun presented blazers to the five veteran sports journalists and writers at the function also addressed by BSPA Vice-president Sheikh Saifur Rahman.
Dhaka, Dec 5 (UNB)–National star-studded Bangladesh Navy clinched the Victory Day Hockey title for the 3rd times in a row beating Bangladesh Army by 5-4 goals in the final at the MaulanaBhashani National Stadium here on Wednesday.
With day’s the feat, the sailors team not only earned rare feat of making hat-trick championship in the Victory Day Hockey, but also took revenge of their 3-4 goals defeat against Bangladesh Army in tie breaker after 1-1 draw in the stipulated period in the last league match on Monday. However, Bangladesh Army finished runners-up in the meet for the 2nd successive occasions.
Bangladesh Hockey Federation (BHF) President and Chief of Bangladesh Air Force Air Chief Marshall Masihuzzaman Serniabat was the chief guest in the day’s final and later he distributed the trophies.
BHF vice president Dr Mahfuzur Rahmanand Deputy Managing Director of the meet’s sponsor SIBL Abu Naser Chowdhury were also present on the occasion as special guests.
In the day’s final, national forward Rasel Mahmud Jimi struck two field goals in the 22nd and 36th minutes, penalty corner specialist MamunurRahmanChayan and Krishna Kumar Das added two more goals in the 7th and 55th minutes, both from penalty corners while Moinul Islam Koushik sealed the fate of the match scoring one more field goal in the 58th minute for Navy.
Mohammad Nayemuddin, ManojBabu, MabuburRahman and Hasan Jubair Niloy scored one each field goal for Bangladesh Army in the 18th, 43rd and 56th minutes respectively while Manoj Babu netted the other goal in 42nd minute from a penalty corner.
Dhaka, Dec 4 (UNB) – The girls’ doubles event of the Asian 14/U Series Tennis advanced to the final on the 2nd day of the tournament at the Ramna National Tennis Complex here on Tuesday.
Mashfia Afrin (BAN) and Saajida Razick (SRI) pair beat Masuda Begum (BAN) and Humira Akter Rimi (BAN) 6-1, 6-0 while Khushali Modi (IND) and Zainab Patel (IND) partner defeated Jarin Sultana Jolly (BAN) and Sadia Afrin (BAN) 6-3, 4-6, 10-6 to reach the final.
Besides, the boys’ and girls’ singles matches moved into the semifinal stage on the 2nd day at the same venue.
In the boys’ singles, M Roman Hossan (BAN) beat Yasin Ahad (BAN) 6-4, 6-3;
Zubad Utsho (BAN) outplayed Zaidh Zihar (SRI) 7-5, 6-2; Mahadi Hasan Alve (BAN) crushed Md Forhad Islam (BAN) 6-2, 6-3; and Shanto Bepari (BAN) trounced Shawon Pasi (BAN) 6-1, 7-5 to make semifinal berths.
In the girls’ singles, Khushali Modi (IND) beat Sadia Afrin (BAN) 6-4, 6-3; Saajida Razick (SRI) defeated Zainab Patel (IND) 6-2, 6-3; Mashfia Afrin (BAN) beat Masuda Begum (BAN) 6-1, 6-1; and Jarin Sultana Jolly (BAN) outplayed Dipannita Mitra (BAN) 6-1, 6-1 to book seats for the semifinals.
The semifinal matches will be held from 10am on Wednesday.