Dhaka, Sep 17 (UNB)- The 26th Polar Ice Cream School Handball (boys and girls) Tournament’2019 will begin on Thursday at the Shaheed (Capt) M Mansur Ali National Handball Stadium in the capital.
Nazim Uddin Ahmed, Managing Director of Dhaka Ice Cream Industries Ltd. also the tournament sponsor will inaugurate the meet Thursday noon.
On opening day (Thursday), Dhanmondi Tutorial will take on Heed International School in the girls’ competition at 9 am while St. Gregory's School to play Heed International School boys opening match at 2 pm.
A total of 37 school handball teams -- 19 boys and 18 girls -- will compete in the meet, organised by Bangladesh Handball Federation (BHF) and sponsored by Dhaka Ice Cream Industries Ltd.
The finals of both boys and girls competition will be held on September 25 at the same venue.
Acting General Secretary of Bangladesh Handball Federation (BHF) SM Khalequzzaman Shawpan disclosed the details of the meet at a press conference at the federation office on Tuesday.
BHF Vice President and Chairman of the Tournament Committee Golam Habib, Secretary of the Tournament Committee (Boys) Salim Mia Babu, Secretary of Girls Tournament committee Parvin Putul and Marketing Manager of Polar Ice Cream Abdullah Al Mamun also spoke on the occasion.
The champions, runners-up and the best players of both the boys and girls groups will be awarded.
Of the total budget Tk 13,31,450, tournament sponsor Polar Ice Cream will provide Tk 13, 20,000 for the event.
Dhaka, Sept 16 (UNB)- Bangladesh Archery team accorded warm reception soon after their arrival at the Hazrat Shah Jalal International Airport in Dhaka Monday noon after performing a brilliant show in the just concluded Asia Cup-World Ranking Archery Tournament (Stage-3) in the Clark City of the Philippines.
Bangladeshi celebrated archer Mohammad Ruman Shana clinched gold medal in the recurve men’s singles of the Asia Cup-World Ranking Archery Tournament (Stage-3) beating Shi Zhenqi of China by 7-3 set points last Friday.
Besides, Bangladesh recurve men’s archery team comprising of Shana, Tamimul Islam and Hakim Ahmed Rubel clinched silver medal and Bangladesh recurve mixed team comprising Ruman Shana and Beauty Roy bagged bronze medal from the just concluded meet.
On their arrival, State Minister for Youth and Sports Zahid Ahsan Russell PM greeted them at the airport with bouquet. Secretary General of Bangladesh Olympics Association (BOA) Syed Shahed Reza, President of Bangladesh Archery Federation Lt Gen M Moinul Islam (Retd) and general secretary Kazi Rajibuddin Ahmed Chapal and Deputy Managing Director of tour sponsor Modhumoti Bank Limited Kazi Ahsan Khalil were also present on the occasion.
This was the 3rd individual international gold medal for meritorious archer Ruman Shana, who earlier bagged two more gold medals in the International Archery Tournament in Bishkek in 2017 and in the 1st Asian Archery Grand Pix in Thailand in 2014.
Ruman Shana is the first Bangladeshi archer qualified for the Tokyo Olympics’2020 directly by winning the first-ever bronze medal in the World Archery Championships’2019 held in the Netherlands this year.
The 24-year-old archer from Khulna also bagged three individual gold medals in national levels in the 8th Bangladesh Games in 2013, in the 8th Archery Championship 2016 and in the 9th National Archery Championship in 2017.
Dhaka, Sep 15 (UNB)- Bangladesh Women’s Juniors Hockey Team ended their campaign conceding 2-4 goals defeat against Chinese Taipei in their fifth and last match of the six-nation Women’s Juniors (U-21) AHF Cup Hockey Qualifiers in Singapore on Sunday.
Li-Hsin Chang scored two goals while Ting-Yu Ko and Chen-Yi Ku netted one goal each for Chinese Taipei.
On the other hand, Juairiya Ferdous netted twice for Bangladesh.
In the day’s match, Li-Hsin Chang opened account for Chinese Taipei in the 5th minute (1-0) but Juairiya Ferdous leveled the margin for Bangladesh scoring her first goal from penalty corner in the 11th minute (1-1).
Ting-Yu Ko, Li-Hsin Chang and Chen-Yi Ku scored one goal each just in a span of 10 minutes (21st, 29th, and 31st minutes) to seal the victory for Chinese Taipei (4-1).
In the 32nd minute, Juairiya Ferdous scored her 2nd goal of the match from penalty corner (4-2).
Bangladesh Women’s Hockey team finished 5th in the six-team Women’s Hockey Qualifiers securing 3 points from five matches with one win and four defeats.
They earned their historical maiden win in the international hockey beating Sri Lanka by 2-0 goals in the 2nd match on Tuesday while conceding a 0-3 goals defeat against hosts Singapore on Monday, 0-1 goal defeat against Hong Kong China on Thursday and a 0-6 goals defeat against Uzbekistan on Saturday.
The team will return home on Monday (September 16).
Dhaka, Sep 14 (UNB)- Bangladesh Women’s Juniors Hockey team suffered a 0-6 goals defeat against Uzbekistan in the six-nation Women’s Juniors (U-21) AHF Cup Hockey Qualifiers in Singapore on Saturday.
Zulfiyakhon Khasanboeva made a hat-trick scoring three goals in the 2nd, 15th and 54th minutes for Uzbekistan while Gulrukh Ramazonova netted twice in the 30th and 45th minutes while Sabina Adizova scored one in the 17th minute.
Bangladesh will play their last match against Chinese Taipei on Sunday.
Earlier, Bangladesh Women’s Hockey team earned their historical maiden win in the international hockey beating Sri Lanka by 2-0 goals in their 2nd match on Tuesday after conceding a 0-3 goals defeat against hosts Singapore in the first match last Monday.
In their third match of the meet, Bangladesh conceded 0-1 goal defeat against Hong Kong in China on Thursday.
Dhaka, Sept 14 (UNB) — Bangladesh wrapped up India for 106 all-out in 32.4 overs on Saturday in the final of Under-19 Asia Cup 2019 at R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo. The junior Tigers need to score 107 to clinch the title for the first time.
India have won the toss in this game and opted bat first, but they failed to manage a good start as they lost three wickets only in eight runs.
Tanzim Hasan Sakib removed Arjun Azad as the first wicket. Mrittunjoy Chowdhury scalped the wicket of Tilak Varma within three runs. Both of the first two wickets were removed by Akbar Ali’s catch.
Suved Parkar was the third Indian wicket to fall down. He was trapped run-out by Shamim Hossain.
However, in the third wicket stand, India amassed 45 runs relying on the captain Dhruv Jurel and Shashwat Rawat. While Dhruv added 30 runs, Rawat scored 19.
During the 10th over, the rain stopped the game for a while. But that was not enough to rescue India from falling down more.
After Dhruv and Rawat, Karan Lal was the only batsman to reach a double-digit score. He hit 37-- highest by any batsman in Indian innings. Eventually, India tumbled for 106 in 32.4 overs.
For Bangladesh, Shamim Hossain bagged three wickets conceding eight runs in six overs while Mrittunjoy Chowdhury also took three wickets conceding 18 runs in 7.4 overs.
This is Bangladesh’s first appearance in the Asia Cup Under-19 final. India, on the other hand, won this event six times.
Before coming to the final, Bangladesh beat the United Arab Emirates, Nepal and the hosts Sri Lanka in their group stage games.
However, Bangladesh passed the semifinal hurdle without playing any ball against Afghanistan as the match was washed out due to rain. Bangladesh got the ticket of the final for their better results in the group stage.