Dhaka, Sep 1 (UNB)- Bangladesh Army archery team will leave Dhaka on Monday morning (September 2) to take part in the 2nd International Archery Tournament scheduled to be held in Kyrgyzstan on September 3-6.
Bangladesh Archery Federation (BAF) has announced a 6-member team including four archers and two officials for the meet, said in a press release on Sunday.
The Bangladeshi archers will compete in recurve men’s single, women’s single and mixed team events.
The inaugural ceremony of the meet will be held on September 3 and the qualification round will kick-off on September 4.
The team is expected to return home on September 7.
The four Bangladeshi archers are- Abdullah Al Mamun, Tofazzal Hossain, Md Redwan and Nasrin Aktar.
Dhaka, Aug 31 (UNB)- Bangladesh Navy have emerged as champions in the Trust Bank 15th National Summer Athletics Competition 2019 bagging 19 gold, 15 silver and 12 bronze medals.
The 2-day long meet, organised by Bangladesh Athletics Federation (BAF), ended at Bangabandhu National Stadium here on Saturday.
Bangladesh Army became runners-up claiming 14 gold, 17 silver and 10 bronze medals while BJMC finished 3rd securing 1 gold, 2 silver and 2 bronze.
Among others, Bangladesh Jail finished 4th securing 1 gold, 1 silver and 5 bronze; Bangladesh Ansar & VDP finished 5th securing 1 gold and 3 bronze; Bangladesh Air Force finished 6th earning 2 bronze and Kurigram DSA finished 7th claiming one bronze.
On the last day, athletes of Bangladesh Navy created new national records in three events.
In women’s 200-metre, Shirin Aktar of Bangladesh Navy created a new national records with a timing of 24.97 seconds while in men’s high jump, Mahfuzur Rahman of Bangladesh Navy created new national record jumping 2.15 metres.
In the women’s 4x100 relay, Bangladesh Navy team comprising Shirin, Sohagi, Disha and Tamanna registered new national record with a timing of 48.29 seconds.
Gold medalist 36 events: marathon - Firoz Khan (Army), men’s hammer throw - Mahfuz Hasan (Navy), men’s 1,500m - Al Amin (Army), women’s 1,500m - Sumi Aktar (Army), women’s shot put - Sraboni Mollik (Ansar & VDP), men’s triple jump - Sohel Rana (Army), women’s high jump - Umme Hafsa Rumki (Jail), women’s 100m hurdles - Tamanna Aktar (Navy), women’s 100m sprint - Shirin Aktar (Navy), men’s 100m sprint - Hasan Mia (Army), men’s 110m hurdles - Mirza Hasan (Army), men’s 400m - Zahir Raihan (Nary) and women’s 400m – Sumi Akter (Army), spear throwing- Jannat Begum (BJMC), pole vault- Saiful Islam (Navy), women’s 3000m- Mst Sumi Aktar (Army), men’s shot put- M Ibrahim (Navy), men’s 5000m- Md Al Amin (Army), men’s 4x100 relay- Ismail, Rakib, Rauf and Masbah (Navy), women’s 4x100 relay- Shirin, Sohagi, Disha and Tamanna (Navy), men’s 20m walk- Md Rahim Uddin (Army), women’s long jump- Sharmin Aktar Lata (Army), men’s discus throwing- Faruq Ahmed (Navy), women’s discus throwing- Zakiya Aktar (Navy), men’s 400m hurdles- Ebad Ali (Navy), women’s 200m sprint- Shirin Aktar (Navy), men’s 200m sprint- Saiful Islam Khan (Navy), men’s 3000m steeple chase- Sohel Rana (Army), men’s 800m- Rakibul Islam (Navy), women’s 800m- Mst Sumi Aktar (Army), men’s high jump- Mahfuzur Rahman (Navy), men’s 10000m- Md Asif Bishwas (Navy), men’s long jump- M Al Amin (Navy), men’s javelin throw- Md Monirujjaman (Army), men’s 4x400m- Zahir, Saiful, Asharafujjaman and Mamun (Navy), women’s 4x400m- Shirin, Sabiha, Sohagi and Tamnna (Navy).
This year, a record 498 athletes, including 103 women from 55 teams, are taking part in 36 events of the meet.
Dhaka, Aug 31 (UNB) — Bangladesh’s first game of ICC Women’s T20 World Cup Qualifier against Papua New Guinea in Dundee, Scotland was hit by rain on Saturday, and will now be played on the reserve day set aside for it on Monday.
Apart from PNG, Bangladesh will also be facing USA and Scotland in the group stage second and final game in the group stage of the event.
The league-cum-knockout tournament will decide the two qualifiers for the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2020 in Australia.
A total of eight teams are fighting in the qualifying tournament along with Bangladesh and the hosts Scotland. The winners of the two semi-finals will book a place in the main event in Australia next year.
Bangladesh are playing in Group A along with Papua New Guinea, Scotland and USA while Group B consists of Ireland, Thailand, Namibia, and the Netherlands.
Bangladesh Women’s squad for the tournament: Salma Khatun (captain), Murshida Khatun Happy, Jahanara Alam, Nahida Akter, Fargana Haque, Sanjida Islam, Sobhana Mostary, Ritu Moni, Khadija Tul Kubra, Ayasha Rahman, Shaila Sharmin, Nigar Sultana Joty and Shamima Sultana. Stand by: Suraya Azmim, Lata Mandol and Sharmin Akter Supta
Dhaka, Aug 31 (UNB) – Bangladesh Sepak Takraw team clinched bronze medal as semi-finalists in the team event of the ongoing 34th Kings Cup Sepak Takraw World Championship, in Bangkok, Thailand on Saturday.
In the day’s semi-final match, Bangladesh conceded a 0-2 sets defeat to Iran.
To reach semis, Bangladesh beat Oman by 2-1 sets in the group stage at the same venue.
Earlier, a 13-member Bangladesh Sepak Takraw team reached Bangkok on August 23 to compete in the championship.
Dhaka, Aug 31 (UNB)- The first edition of Sheikh Kamal Memorial SAARC Snooker Championship, organised by Bangladesh Billiard and Snooker Federation (BBSF), will start at Dhaka Club in Ramna area on Monday.
This year, five SAARC countries including India, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and host Bangladesh will take part in the championship.
Afghanistan withdrew their participation at the eleventh hour while Bhutan and the Maldives have no infrastructures for snooker game, informed tournament committee director Ibrahim Tajul.
Current national champion Nizam Uddin Ahmed, runner-up Abdullah Al Muntasir Siddiqui, two times national champion Ziaur Rahman Azad and Shubho Biswas will represent Bangladesh in the competition.
In the pre-tournament press conference on Saturday at Dhaka Cub, BBSF General Secretary Syed Mahboob said “Though our players didn’t have enough practice, we hope our players will be able to reach into the quarter-finals. We will be happy, if two to three of our players’ can do that.”
Champions will get USD 2500 as award money and USD 1500 for runners-up while USD 1000 each for fourth and fifth place finishers.
Meanwhile, Bangladesh is going to arrange an international snooker tournament for the second time after the President Cup in 1987.