Additional IGP Sheikh Mohammad Maruf Hasan, also an official of Bangladesh Police Football Club, has been elected as new general secretary of the Bangladesh Football Club Association (BFCA).
The BFCA members raised their hands to support Maruf Hasan as general secretary after BFCA president Tarafder Md Ruhul Amin proposed his name at a meeting at Pan Pacific Sonargaon Hotel in the capital on Thursday.
Sheikh Maruf Hasan replaced former General Secretary and the President of Arambagh Krira Sangha AKM Mominul Haque Saeed, who is one of the key accused for the casino scandal and now staying abroad to escape arrest.
The BFCA members also elected Badal Roy as the first senior vice-president and Mohiuddin Ahmed Mahi as the second senior vice-president.
Bangladesh’s premier golfer and two-time Asian Tour winner Siddikur Rahman shared the 11th slot with eight other golfers in the Panasonic Open (Golf) carding three-under par 69 after the first round in Gurgaon, India on Thursday.
The last-time runner-up of Panasonic Open, Siddikur Rahman, carded five birdies against two bogeys in the first round.
Other Bangladeshi golfers Badal Hossain shared the 26th place with six other golfers while Shakhawat Sohel the 56th position with another golfer after the first round matches.
Badal carded five birdies against three bogeys to score one-under par 71 while Sohel carded two birdies against six bogeys to score four-over par 76.
Itthipat Buranatanyarat of Thailand clinched the top slot carding eight-under par 64, Danny Masrin of Indonesia followed the leader carding six-under par 66 while Arjun Prasad of India was in the 3rd slot carding five-under par 67.
Nepal clinched the five-nation first Bangamata Asian Senior Women’s Central Zone International Volleyball title with all-win record beating the Maldives by straight 3-0 sets in the final at the Shaheed Suhrawardi National Indoor Stadium in Mirpur on Thursday.
The Maldives finished runners-up with three wins and two losses.
Hosts Bangladesh, which came to the limelight beating Kyrgyzstan by 3-2-sets in the last league match on Wednesday, finished 4th in the five-team fray losing to Kyrgyzstan by straight 0-3 sets in the 3rd place deciding match at the same venue on Thursday.
Agriculture Minister Dr Abdur Razzak witnessed the day’s final as the chief guest and later he distributed the prizes.
Local MP Elias Uddin Mollah, DCC Mayor (North) and Bangladesh Volleyball Federation (BVF) President M Atiqul Islam, BOA Secretary General Syed Shahed Reza ,BVF general secretary Ashiqur Rahman Miku, Chairman of the Younus Group Mohammad Younus and the Ambassador of the Maldives Aishath Shaan Shakir were also present on the occasion.
Earlier, Bangladesh women’s team were eliminated from the title race after conceding two successive defeats, losing to Nepal by 0-3 sets in the 3rd match and suffering 0-3 sets defeat against the Maldives in the 2nd match after making a flying start beating Afghanistan by straight 3-0 sets in the opening match.
Nepal smartly reached final of the meet with all-win record beating the Maldives by straight 3-0 sets in the last league match.
Bangladesh Junior Kabaddi team reached to the semifinals of the first Junior Kabaddi World Cup’2019 beating Thailand by 62-37 points in the quarter-final match at Kish Island National Stadium in Iran on Thursday.
In the day’s other quarterfinal matches, Iran beat Chinese Taipei by 53-31 points, Pakistan beat Sri Lanka by 44-32 points while Kenya beat Denmark by 79-24 points.
Bangladesh will play hosts Iran in the 2nd semi-final on Friday while Pakistan will face Kenya in the first semifinal on the same day.
Earlier, Bangladesh emerged champions in three-team Group C to reach the quarterfinals of the junior world meet beating Afghanistan by 84-11 points and Chinese Taipei by 48-36 points.
Favorite and hosts Iran emerged champions in the four-team Group A crushing Malaysia by 70-29, Turkmenistan by 90-46 and Thailand by 60-19 points.
A total of 13 countries, split into four groups, were taking part in the Junior Kabaddi World Cup.
The first NHL goal for 29-year-old Dallas forward Justin Dowling will be a memorable one for many reasons.
For one, it was the game-winner as the resurgent Stars continued their strong play with a 3-1 victory over the Calgary Flames on Wednesday night. Second, it came in his hometown before a bunch of friends and family. Third, his mom missed it because she was in the beer line at Scotiabank Saddledome.
"That's why we've got TV and highlights and everything," Dowling said with a smile. "So she'll see it eventually. It's OK. I'm just happy they were here."
Undrafted out of Swift Current in the Western Hockey League, Dowling has played 495 games in the minors. Wednesday was his 34th NHL game.
"It felt great," said Dowling, who entered with just three career assists. "I've had a lot of close calls with pucks sitting on goal lines, hitting posts. I think my first game last year I had one disallowed. Long time coming, but it feels good. A lot of weight off my shoulders."
Dowling toe-dragged around Calgary goalie Cam Talbot and fired from a sharp angle just inside the far post to make it 2-0 at 6:38 of the third period.
"Your first NHL goal in your hometown for the game-winner. It doesn't get much better than that," Stars goaltender Ben Bishop said. "I don't think you can draw it up as a kid any better. ... Maybe if he was playing for the other team, but I'm glad he's on ours."
The unassisted goal on a 2-on-1 came just seconds after the Flames blew a chance to pull even. Mark Giordano and Mikael Backlund went back and forth with short passes on a 3-on-1 before Backlund fired wide from directly in front.
"Unfortunately, we had a 3-on-1 the other way and we didn't bear down when we needed to. Instead of 1-1, it's 2-0 and that's just how hockey goes sometimes," Talbot said.
Joe Pavelski scored twice for Dallas, including into an empty net. The Stars are 8-1-1 after stumbling to a 1-7-1 start this season.
"We've had a good little stretch but we're not out of the woods by any means. We're one game (above .500). Our team's got higher standards than that," Pavelski said.
Sean Monahan scored for the Flames (10-8-3), who lost for just the second time in regulation at home (6-2-2).
"Tight game the whole game,” Calgary forward Matthew Tkachuk said. “That second goal hurt a little bit when they got it, then we got one right back and it's still a one-goal game. We gave a little bit of a push in the third, but not enough."
Bishop made 24 saves to improve to 6-5-1.
Talbot turned aside 29 shots but fell to 1-4-0. He was especially sharp in the second, keeping the Flames close in a period when they were outshot 18-6 but only gave up one goal.
Dallas grabbed the momentum early in the second thanks to a goaltender interference penalty on Sam Bennett. It was on the sixth shot of that power play that Pavelski put a bouncing puck past Talbot.
"I gave up a few too many rebounds in the second period, made myself and some of the guys work a little extra hard. But overall, I made a lot of key saves when we needed it in the second period to keep it a one-goal game heading into the third," Talbot said. "Just needed that one more save in the third to make it more attainable."
Monahan's power-play goal cut Calgary's deficit to 2-1 at 9:57 of the third.
Both teams had eight shots on goal in a scoreless first period. Calgary had the better chances, but could not solve Bishop.
The best opportunity came in the opening minute when Andrew Mangiapane appeared to have Bishop beaten, but couldn’t tuck the puck behind his outstretched pad.