To promote sports in Narail district, the IPDC Finance Ltd signed an agreement with Mashrafe Bin Mortaza’s Narail Express Foundation (NEF) at IPDC Head Office in Gulshan.
The private sector NBFI has come forward to ensure all kinds of support to NEF in order to maintain the standard of the sports training facility since 2018. Last year, IPDC helped the Foundation build a gymnasium in Narail, the inauguration of which is to take place by the end of the year.
Under the new agreement, IPDC Finance has committed to extend its support for NEF's vision of providing sports training in the district for the next five years.
Read: Play with the right ball to become cricketers: Mashrafe
NEF Founding Chairman and the former captain of Bangladesh national cricket team, Mashrafe said: “I had only dreamt of changing the landscape of Narail in terms of education, health, ICT, culture, and sports through NEF. My heartfelt gratitude to IPDC Finance for coming forward in raising the bar that will inspire others to pick talented players across the country.”
IPDC Manager Director and CEO, Mominul Islam said, "IPDC, with its focus on youth and the underserved, has always strived to create groundbreaking opportunities for them. We are pleased to have a credible platform led by the captain himself in this journey."
Read: IPDC Finance Ltd wins Intellectual Property Protection Award 2021
The sports academy currently trains 60 cricket, football, and volleyball players between the age of 16-18 years. The group is being trained to introduce strong international players in the future, besides supporting their education, accommodation, and health care.
Mashrafe Bin Mortaza and IPDC Finance Managing Director and CEO Mominul Islam signed the partnership agreement on behalf of their respective organizations. Other high officials were also present at the signing ceremony.