Sri Lankan Volleyball team arrived in the capital on Tuesday to compete in the six-nation Bangabandhu and Bangamata Asian Central Zone Challenge Cup Men’s and Women’s Volleyball Championships beginning here on Thursday at the Shaheed Suhrawardy Indoor Stadium in Mirpur.
Earlier on Monday, two other foreign teams--Nepal and Kyrgyzstan –-arrived in the city to participate in the meet.
Six participating countries --- Nepal, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Sri Lanka, the Maldives and host Bangladesh—will compete in the six-day meet in the Bangabandhu men’s and Bangamata women’s competitions.
All the six teams will compete in the women’s section while five teams, except Kyrgyzstan, will participate in the men’s section of the meet.
Host Bangladesh will play the Maldives in the official opening match of the men’s section at 3:30 pm while Bangladesh will play Kyrgyzstan at 1:30 pm in the women’s completion.
After league basis matches, two top teams of both the men’s and women’s groups will play in the final.
Meanwhile, the logo and trophy unveiling ceremony of the championship was held today (Tuesday) at the Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) office here.
DNCC Mayor and President of Bangladesh Volleyball Federation (BVF) M Atiqul Islam , Secretary General of Bangladesh Olympics Association Syed Shahed Reza, BVF general secretary Ashiqur Rahman Miku and Senior Executive Director of the meet’s sponsor Walton Group FM Iqbal Bin Anwar were present on the occasion.