Dhaka, Sept 25 (UNB) – The Vasavi Dhaka Metropolis School Kabaddi (Boys and Girls) under the auspices of Bangladesh Kabaddi Federation begins on Wednesday at five venues in the capital to hunt talented players from the grassroots level.
A total of 115 metropolis school teams, including 63 boys’ and 52 girls’ ones, split into eight zones will take part in the five-day meet sponsored by Vasani Fashions Limited.
Some 1,725 players, including 780 girls, will compete in five venues -- Motijheel Govt Boys High School ground, Mohammadpur Govt Boys High School ground, Mirpur-14 Police Lines ground, Uttara APBN ground and Kabaddi Stadium.
After the tournament, the Bangladesh Kabaddi Federation will form one boys’ team and one girls’ team with the talented players of the tournament for participating in the KIDS Kabaddi Tournament in India.
General Secretary of Bangladesh Kabaddi Federation (BKF) and DIG (Administration & Discipline) of Bangladesh Police Habibur Rahman disclosed the details of the tournament at a press conference at the conference room of the Police Headquarters in the city on Tuesday.
BKF Joint Secretary and Additional DIG (Development) Gazi Mohammad Mozammel Haque and Chairman of Vasani Fashions Ltd Yesar Ahmed Khan Tamim also spoke on the occasion.
The champions will get prize money of Tk 40,000 while the runners-up team Tk 30,000, man of the tournament Tk 3,000 and the best player of the final Tk 3,000 each despite a total budget of Tk 65 lakh.
Besides, Bangladesh Kabaddi Federation will provide conveyance, food and jerseys to all the participating teams.
Dhaka, Sept 24 (UNB) – Elina Sultana of Bangladesh Army earned double crown in the Summer Open (Ranking) Badminton Tournament by clinching both the women’s singles and doubles titles at the Shaheed Tajuddin Ahmed Indoor Stadium here on Monday.
Elina clinched the women’s singles title beating Shapla Akhter of Kawashaki Bangladesh by 24-22 points in the first set as Shapla left the competition midway due to sickness.
In the women’s doubles, Elina partnering with her compatriot Nabila Zaman lifted the event’s title beating another Army pair Bristi Khatun and Rehena Khatun by 21-19 and 21-11 points.
Gourav Singh of Sylhet District clinched the men’s singles title defeating his district mate Mangal Singh by 21-17 and 21-6 points.
The men’s doubles crown also went to Sylhet District pair Parash and Sohel, who beat Kawser and Togor, also from Sylhet by 21-015, 21-13 points.
Secretary of National Sports Council M Masud Karim was the chief guest at the day’s closing ceremony.
Dhaka, Sept 24 (UNB) – Col SM Zahid Hasan of Ghatail Golf Club emeregd men’s champion and Fatema Motiur of Kurmitola Golf Club became women’s champion in the 10-team 3rd Federation Cup Golf Tourament that concluded on Monday at the Kurmitola Golf Course here.
Senior Vice President of Bangladesh Golf Federation Major General M Enayetullah was the chief guest at the day’s closing function and later he distributed the prizes.
Brigadier General GM Kmarul Islam (retd) finished runner-up in the men’s group while Nila Aziz became runner-up in the women’s group.
In the team event, Kurmitola Golf Club and Army Golf Club emeregd joint champions while Ghatail Gold Club finished runners-up.
Rafid Tahmid Islam of Army Golf Club clinched the junior title of the meet while Jaima Binte Ohana finished runner-up.
Dhaka, Sept 24 (UNB) – The Walton 4th National Women’s Hockey Tournament, organised by Bangladesh Hockey Federation, begins on Tuesday at the Maulana Bhashani National Stadium here after three years.
Rajshahi Division will play Barishal Division in the opening match at 1:30 pm while Khulna Division will encounter Mymensingh Division in the other opening day’s fixture at 3:30 pm.
Secretary of the Tournament Committee Badrul Alam Dipu disclosed this at a press conference at the Hockey Federation office on Monday.
Senior Operative Director of Walton Group FM Iqbal Bin Anwar and Adviser to the Chairman of ATN Bangla Mir Motahar Hossain also spoke on the occasion.
The champions will be awarded with prize money of Tk 60,000 while runners-up team Tk 40,000 apart from best player and highest scorer awards.
Seven divisional teams, spilt in two groups, will compete in the week-long meet.
Participating teams are:
Group A – Khulna Division, Rajshahi Division, Mymensingh Division, Barishal Division Group B – Dhaka Division, Chattogram Division, Rangpur Division.
The group matches will be held during September 25-28, two top teams of each group will play the semifinals on September 30 while the final match is scheduled for Oct 1.
Dhaka, Sept 24 (UNB) – The final matches of both the boys and girls groups of the Polar Ice Cream 25th School Handball Tournament will be held on Tuesday at the Shaheed (Capt) M Mansur Ali National Handball Stadium here.
Viqarunnisa Noon School & College will play Scholastica Uttara in the girls final at 2 while Sunnydale School will face Narinda Govt High School in the boys final at 3pm.
Chairman of Rajdhani Unnayan Kartripakkha (Rajuk) Abdur Rahman will be the chief guest in the finals and later he will distribute the prizes.
COO of meet’s sponsor Dhaka Ice Cream Industries Ltd Shah Masud Imam will be a special guest at the function to be chaired by Federation President Nurul Fazal Bulbul.
The 3rd place deciding match of boys group will be held at 12 noon while that of the girls group at 1 pm.
Viqarunnisa Noon School & College smartly reached the final eliminating Sunnydale by 10-2 goals in the semifinal after leading the first half 6-1 on Monday.
Kashfia scored four, Ayesha and Sadia two each for the winners while Nosin and Noha netted one each for the losers.
In the other girls semifinal on the day, Scholastica eliminated Shaheed Anwar Girls College by 5-0 goals after leading the first half by 2-0 with Sadia contributing two goals for the winners.
In the boys group, Sunnydale School booked a seat for the final outplaying Residential Model School & College by 24-7 goals after dominating the first half by 17-5 in the first semifinal.
Sohel Kabir contributed seven goals, Irfan five for the winners while Tahsin and Mehedy scored two goals each for the losers.
In the day’s other semifinal, Narinda Govt High School beat Shaheed Police Smriti College by 23-14 goals after leading the first session 10-7.
Parvez scored five for the winners while Mushfiquralso netted five for the losers.