Dhaka, Oct 4 (UNB) – The 55th Infantry Division clinched the Bangladesh Army Volleyball title that concluded at the 33rd Infantry Division ground of Comilla Cantonment on Thursday.
The 24th Infantry Division finished runners-up in the meet.
Lance Corporal Emadadul Haque of the champion team was adjudged the best player of the tournament while NC Boni Amin of the runners-up team named as the best promising player of the tournament.
Area Commander of Comilla and GOC of the 33rd Infantry Division Major General Ahmed Tabrez Shams Chowdhury was the chief guest at the closing ceremony and later he distributed the prizes.
Eighteen teams of Bangladesh Army took part in the six-day meet.
Perth, Oct 3 (AP/UNB) — Serena Williams and Roger Federer have committed to play the Hopman Cup mixed teams event in late December while former Australian Open champion Angelique Kerber and Alexander Zverev will represent Germany.
Frances Tiafoe will be Williams' partner for the United States, while Belinda Bencic will again represent Switzerland with Federer to defend the title they won in January over Kerber and Zverev in the final.
Williams and Federer are scheduled to play mixed doubles against each other when the U.S. meets Switzerland on Jan. 1.
The eight-country tournament is scheduled from Dec. 29 to Jan. 5 on indoor hard courts at Perth Arena. It used by the players as a tune-up event for the Australian Open which begins Jan. 14 in Melbourne.
Teams announced Wednesday:
Australia: Matt Ebden and Ashleigh Barty
France: Lucas Pouille and Alize Cornet
Germany: Alexander Zverev and Angelique Kerber
Britain: Cameron Norrie and Katie Boulter
Greece: Stefanos Tsitsipas and Maria Sakkari
Spain: David Ferrer and Garbine Muguruza
Switzerland: Roger Federer and Belinda Bencic
United States: Frances Tiafoe and Serena Williams
Dhaka, Oct 1 (UNB) – Khulna Division clinched the Walton 4th National Women’s Hockey title beating Dhaka Division by 1-0 goal in the final at the Maulana Bhashani National Stadium here on Monday.
Jessi scored the match-winner for Khulna Division in the 24th minute.
President of Bangladesh Hockey Federation and Chief of the Bangladesh Air Force Air Chief Marshal Mashiuzzaman Serniabat witnessed the day’s final as the chief guest and later he distributed the prizes.
Champions Khulna Division received prize money of Tk 60,000 while the runners-up Dhaka Division got Tk 40,000 as prize money, in addition to trophies.
Nomita Karmakar of Khulna was adjudged the best player of the tournament while three players –-Kimi Karmakar (Khulna Division), Sumi Akhter (Dhaka Division) and Tasnim Akhter (Rangpur Division) scored five goals each to share the highest scorer awards.
Earlier, Rangpur Division finished 3rd in the tournament beating Rajshahi Division by 3-1 goals in the 3rd place deciding match Monday morning.
Dhaka, Oct 01 (UNB) – Bangladesh team settled for draw in the 6th round matches of both the open and women’s section of the 43rd World Chess Olympiad held at the Sports Place in Batumi in Georgia on Sunday.
In the 6th round matches, Bangladesh open team played to a 2-2 with Chile while Bangladesh women’s team settled for 2-2 draw with Jamaica.
Bangladesh team earned 8 points from 6 matches in the open section while Bangladesh team earned 7 points from 6 matches in the women’s section.
In the 6th round matches of open section, Bangladeshi FM Mohammad Fahad Rahman (Rating-2263) beat IM Salinas Herrera Pablo (Rating-2486) of Chile; Bangladeshi GM Mollah Abdullah Al Rakib (Rating-2472) drew with GM Morovic Fernandez Ivan (Rating-2501); GM Enamul Hossain Razib (Rating-2452) drew with IM Garcia Cardenas Pablo (Rating-2444) while another GM Ziaur Rahman (Rating-2477) lost to GM Henriquez Villagra, Cristobal (Rating-2519).
In the 6th round matches of women’s section, WIM Rani Hamid (Rating 1909) beat CM Miller Rachel (Rating-1859) of Jamaica; WIM Shamima Akter Liza (Rating-2152) drew with Gray Krishna (Rating-1691); WFM Zakia Sultana (Rating-1838) drew with Williams Margoe (Rating-1617) while WFM Tanima Parveen (Rating-2022) lost to WCM Barrett Ariel (Rating-2064).
The 7th round matches of the both open and women’s sections scheduled for Monday (October 1).
Bangladesh team is due to play against Turkmenistan in the open section while Bangladesh team scheduled to play Croatia in the women’s section.
Dhaka, Sept 30 (UNB) – The Maa Memorial Model Academy emerged boys’ champions and Mirpur Girls Ideal Institute girls’ champions in the Vasavi Metropolis School Kabaddi Tournament that concluded here on Sunday.
The Maa Memorial Model Academy clinched the boys crown beating Civil Aviation School & College by 44-38 points while Mirpur Girls Ideal Institute lifted girls’ title defeating Sher-e-Bangla Govt. Girls High School by 48-43 points in the finals.
State Minister for Youth and Sports Dr Biren Sikder was the chief guest in the day’s finals and later he distributed the prizes.
Secretary General of Bangladesh Olympic Association (BOA) Syed Shahed Reza, Chairman of the meet’s sponsor Vasavi Fashion Limited Yesin Ahmed Khan, BOA Deputy Secretary General Asaduzzaman Kohinoor and General Secretary of Bangladesh Kabaddi Federation Habibur Rahman were also present on the occasion.