Dhaka, Sept 30 (UNB) – The Cool-BSJA Media Cup Football Tournament 2019, organised by Bangladesh Sports Journalists Association (BSJA) will begin on Tuesday at the BFF artificial turf in Motijheel.
Head of Marketing of the meet’s sponsor Square Toiletries Limited Dr Jesmin Zaman will be present at the opening ceremony as the special guest.
Deepto TV will face Bangla Vision in the opening match at 9:30 am while seven other matches will also be held on the opening day (Tuesday).
A total of 24 media teams of different newspapers, news agencies, electronics and online media, split into eight groups, will initially compete on the league basis matches from October 1-3.
Later, the group champions will play in the quarterfinals on October 4 and the two semifinals and final match will be held on October 5.
BSJA President Motahar Hossain Masum disclosed the details of the meet at a press conference in the National Sports Council (NSC) on Monday afternoon.
Head of Marketing of the meet’s sponsor Square Toiletries Limited Dr Jesmin Zaman, BSJA general secretary Raihan Al Mogni, Tournament Committee convener Rakibul Hasan and Tournament Committee member secretary Arafat Jubair also spoke at the briefing.
The ceremonial draw, trophies and jersey unveiling ceremony of the tournament were also held on the occasion.
Participating teams are: Group A – Bangladesh Pratidin, Jugantor and Gazi TV
Group B – Jagonews 24.com, Bangla Tribune and News24
Group C- The Daily Star, Kaler Kantho and DBC TV
Group D – Channel 24, Channel i and Daily Ittefaq
Group E – Dhaka Tribune, Dainik Sangbad, Maasranga TV
Group F – Ekushey TV, BSS and Boishakhi TV.
Group G – Deepto TV, The Independent and Bangla Vision
Group H – Samakal, Naya Diganta and Somoy TV.