Dhaka, Jan 31 (UNB) - The Executive Committee of Bangladesh Table Tennis Federation (BTTF) was elected unopposed on Thursday with Sheikh Mohammad Jahangir Alam as the general secretary.
All of the 23 office bearers and members out of 24 of the executive committee were declared elected uncontested by the returning officer on Thursday as no rival candidates participated in the elections.
But, a vice president post out of four, fell vacant as the former general secretary of the federation and legendary table tennis star Zobera Rahman Linu withdrew her candidature on the last day.
However, the newly elected EC committee of the federation will take decision on the vacant VP post later.
Newly elected officer bearers of the federation are Vice Presidents--Khandokar Hasan Monir (Sumon), Monira Morshed Helen and Mohammad Masudur Rahman and General Secretary Sheikh Mohammad Jahangir Alam while joint secretaries are SM Jahangir and KM Towhidur Rahman, Treasurer Ahsan Ahmed Amit.
The EC members are ATM Shamsul Alam Anu, Saidul Haque Saadi, Kazi Moinuzzaman, ANM Aminul Haque Mamun, Hasan Jahir Mukul, Golam Marif Mona, Tajuddin Pappu, Golam Rabanni, Anwar Kabir Choedhury Babu, Adv Enamul Haque Salim, Chowdhury Ashiqul Hasan Shimul, Asif Ahmed, Mohammad Shamsuzzaman, Mohammad Ali, Saiful Alam and AKM Kamruzzaman.
Dhaka, Jan 30 (UNB) – Public Works Department (PWD) Sporting Club maintained their winning run in the Green Delta Insurance First Division Hockey League beating Bachelors Sporting Club by 3-2 goal at the Maulana Bhashani National Stadium here on Wednesday.
PWD SC outplayed Bornak Samaj by 11-0 goal in their last match on Tuesday.
In the day’s first match, Alamgir, Akash and Labjat Singh scored one goal each for the PWD SC while Harbir Singh and Santosh contributed one each for the Bachelors Club.
The day’s other league match between Mukta Bihanga Tarun Sangha and Shantinagar Club ended in 1-1 draw at the same venue.
Shahed Hossain put Shantinagar Club ahead in the 20th minute by a field goal while Saiful Islam leveled the margin for Mukta Bihanga in the 36th minute, also by a field goal.
Thursday’s matches: Farashganj SC vs Combined SC (1:30 pm), and PWD SC vs Hockey Dhaka United (3:30 pm).
St. Petersburg, Jan 29 (AP/UNB) — Maria Sharapova earned her first WTA win in her native Russia for 13 years after beating Daria Gavrilova 6-0, 6-4 in the first round of the St. Petersburg Ladies Trophy on Monday.
In a win which sets up a second-round match against Russian No. 1 Daria Kasatkina, Sharapova brushed aside her Australian opponent Gavrilova in the first set. Gavrilova raced to 4-2 in the second but Sharapova won four straight games and closed out the match.
Sharapova has rarely played the Russian tour events during her career, and when she has she's never got past the quarterfinals.
Sharapova won her only previous meeting with Kasatkina in straight sets in Montreal in August.
Russian veteran Vera Zvonareva advanced to the second round in St. Petersburg by beating Ekaterina Makarova 6-3, 6-4.
The 34-year-old Zvonareva returned to the top 100 in the rankings this month after a six-year absence.
Zvonareva will next play either Julia Goerges of Germany or Maria Sakkari of Greece in the second round.
Also, Alison van Uytvanck defeated Kirsten Flipkens 6-2, 6-4, setting up a second-round match against fourth-seeded Aryna Sabalenka.
Dhaka, Jan 28 (UNB) – Abul Barkat House emerged champions in the week-long Inter-House Annual Sports Competition of Bangladesh International School and College (BISC), Nirjhor that concluded on Sunday at the college premises in Dhaka Cantonment.
Abdus Salam House finished runners-up in the meet.
Military Secretary of the Army Headquarters (AHQ) Major General Waker-Uz-Zaman and Sarahnaz Kamoloka Zaman graced the closing function as the chief guest and the special guest respectively. Later, the chief guest handed over the prizes to the winners.
Earlier, the students presented a marvelous parade show and display in addition to participating in regular sporting events.
On the final day, the college premise turned into a great congregation of students, teachers and guardians. Among others, College Principal Lt Col Moksed Ali and other distinguished guests were also present at the occasion.
Dhaka, Jan 28 (UNB) – Public Works Department (PWD) Sporting Club outplayed Bornak Samaj by 11-0 goals in the Green Delta Insurance First Division Hockey League at the Maulana Bhashani National Stadium here on Monday.
Soyan struck three while Parimal, Akash and Labjat Singh scored two each and Golab Chand and Faridul contributed one goal each for the winners.
In the day’s other match, Hockey Dhaka United played to a 2-2 draw with Bachelors Sporting Club at the same venue.
Imran Ahmed Sohel struck two field goals for Dhaka United while Mohammad Shamim and Meheruzzaman scored one each for the Bachelors SC.
Dhaka Railways will play Shishu Kishore Sangha at 1:30 pm while Combined SC will meet Dilkusha SC at 3:30 pm on Tuesday at the same venue.