Dhaka, Apr 2 (UNB) – Election Commissioner and Director (Sports) of National Sports Council (NSC) Shah Alam Sarder said they are well prepared for the election to Bangladesh Hockey Federation (BHF) scheduled for April 8 at NSC Tower.
“A total 67 nominations from the two rival panels have been submitted on March 31 and none of them withdrew their candidature till today (Tuesday), he said.
“We hope the election will be held in a fair environment as there is no pressure from outside,” said Shah Alam Sarder.
A total of 84 voters are expected to exercise their rights to elect a 28-member BHF executive committee including five vice-presidents, a general secretary, two joint secretaries, a treasurer and nineteen members.
One of the two panels is led by ad-hoc committee's outgoing general secretary Abdus Sadeque while another by Dhaka Mariner Youngs Club hockey committee chairman AKM Mominul Haque Sayeed.
The situation became a bit hotter while the two rival panels started to blame each other for breaching rules and charged with various corruptions.
When asked about any complaint for breaching rules, the election commissioner said, “No, we didn’t receive any written or oral complaint yet. We will take immediate action if anyone files written complaint.”
The previous BHF election in 2013 had created a bad impression. Five premier league clubs including Mohammedan Sporting Club and Mariner Youngs Club boycotted Khaza Rahmatullah’s elected committee. However, the turmoil finally ended after two-and-a-half years while some top posts had been reshuffled.
Dhaka, Mar 2 (UNB) – The US$ 350,000 “Bangabandhu Cup Golf Open 2019”, an Asian Tour Professional Golf Tournament will be kicked off Wednesday at Kurmitola Golf Club here.
Bangladesh Golf Federation is organizing the highly-rated Asian Tour for the fifth time since 2015.
Players from around the world have arrived here to take part in the tournament. A total of 156 golfers from 22 countries of America, Australia, Europe, Africa and Asia, including 46 from Bangladesh — 40 professionals and six amateurs — are expected to take part in the 71-par-ground Asian Tour tournament, sponsored by National Bank Limited.
Bangladeshi famed golfers Siddikur Rahman and Jamal Hossain Mollah are optimistic to make better results in the ensuing meet.
After a practice session on Tuesday, Siddikur Rahman said he wants to win this year’s title.
Champions of all the four editions of Asian Tour in Bangladesh including Singapore golfer Mardan Mamat, who won the inaugural edition of Bangladesh Open in 2015 and a four-time Asian Tour and one-time European tour winner, is set compete in the meet for the 5th time in a row in Bangladesh.
The first three editions of the tournament were sponsored by Bashundhara Group while AB Bank sponsored the fourth edition.
West Indian legendary cricketer Gordon Greenidge who was the head Coach of Bangladesh team to clinch the ICC Trophy in 1997 is the schedule to arrive here on Thursday to add another feature to the tournament, named after Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.
Earlier, Chief of the Bangladesh Army and President of Bangladesh Golf Federation (BGF) General Aziz Ahmed unveiled the tournament's logo at a function at the Banquet Hall of Kurmitola Golf Club Thursday afternoon. Indian film star Sanjoy Dutta graced the occasion.
Later, Quarter Master General of Bangladesh Army Lt Gen Mohammad Shamsul Haque officially unveiled the tournament's trophy at a function at same venue Sunday evening. Bangladesh Cricket Board President Nazmul Hasan Papon MP was also present on the occasion as special guest.
Dhaka. Apr 2 (UNB)- The Hurray Wafer School Mini Handball Tournament 2019 in both boys and girls categories, organized by Bangladesh Handball Federation, was inaugurated on Tuesday at the Shahid Captain Mansur Ali National Handball Stadium in Paltan.
Earlier in the morning, Joint Secretary of Bangladesh Youth and Sports Ministry Omar Faruq formally inaugurated the opening ceremony as the chief guest. Besides, BHF General Secretary Asaduzzaman Kohinoor, tournament committee chairman Masum Shamia Shila, and tournament committee secretary Lajul Karim Kasturi and others were also present there.
In the boys’ category, Motijheel Model School defeated Dhanmondi Tutorial by 16-0 goals while Motijheel Ideal School defeated Hid International School by 21-1 goals, Kadamtala Purbo Basabo School defeated South Point School by 14-1 goal, Sunnydale defeated Dhanmondi Tutorial School by 17-1 goasl in their first respective matches.
In their second match, Hid International School and Motijheel Ideal School beat Cambrian School by 12-0 and 21-1 goals. Sunnydale clinched their second win beating Motijheel Model School by 5-0 goals.
In the last two matches of the day, Scholastica (Mirpur) School lost their both two matches respectively against Shaheed Police Smrity College by 21-3 goals Scholastica (Uttara) School by 9-4 goals.
In the girls’ category, Girls' category Motijheel Govt Girls High School defeated Milestone School by 14-0 goals. Hid International School defeated Shaheed Police Smrity College by 5-1 goals. Sunnydale School beat Scholastica (Uttara) by 15-4 goals.
In their second matches, Motijheel Govt Girls High School defeated Dhanmondi Taittorial by 7-0 goals. Milestone School beat Dhanmondi Tutorial School by 4-0 goals. Scholastica (Uttara) beat Scholastica (Mirpur) by 9-1 goals.
St Francis Xavier's Girls School drew their first match with Hid International School by 4-4 goals while lost their second match against Shaheed Police Smrity College by 15-0 goals.
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.
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.