The two- day Bangabandhu 36th National Junior Athletics Championship 2020 concluded on Saturday at the Bangabandhu National Stadium (BNS) here, with the supremacy of Jashore DSA apparent.
President of Bangladesh Athletics Federation (BAF) ASM Ali Kabir declared the meet closed as the chief guest through a audio conference Saturday evening.
Jashore DSA emerged champions securing seven gold, one silver and four bronze medals.
Manikgang DSA finished runners up with five gold medals while Narail DSA became 3rd collecting four gold, eight silver and six bronzes.
Bibi Hazera of Noakhali DSA made the lone record in the two-day meet on Saturday in the Women's discuss throw covering a distance of 28.96 meters to improve the event's previous record of 28.34 meters, made by Ayesha Akhter of BKSP in 2007.
Some 492 boys and girls from 48 teams took part in 40 events of four age groups--U-17 and U -19--for both the boys and girls, following the health guidelines due to Covid-19 pandemic.
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The Bangladesh Championship League, the second-tier contest after the Bangladesh Premier League, will kick off in the first week of February 2021.
The decision came up at the first meeting of the Bangladesh Football Federation's professional football league committee on Saturday.
The meeting was held online with the committee head Abdus Salam Murshedy MP at the chair.
The first registration window for player transfer will be open from December 7 to January 7.
When the league ends, the Bangladesh Football Federation will arrange a U18 tournament with the participation of the championship league teams.
The top team of the league will be entitled to play in the premier league from next season, while the bottom two will be relegated to the lower division league.
The first edition of the women's Federation Cup Handball competition started Saturday at Shaheed Captain M Mansur Ali National Handball Stadium in the capital with three matches.
In the opening match, Jamalpur Sports Academy beat Naogaon District Sports Association by 22-15 goals after leading the first half by 14-5 goals.
In the day's other matches, Faridpur District Sports Association defeated Handball Training Center Dhaka by 26-14 goals after dominating the first half by 14-4 goals.
And Tetulia Upazilla Sports Association beat Jashore Sports Association by 35-17 after leading the first half by 20-4 goals.
The Daily Sun Editor Enamul Haque Chowdhury inaugurated the meet as the chief guest.
The competition's sponsor Walton Group's Executive Director FM Iqbal Bin Anwar Dawn and Zahirul Islam Tutul, Radio Today's head of program development, were also present as the special guests.
Gazi Group Chattoram continued to win low-scoring affairs in the ongoing Bangabandhu T20 Cup as they beat Gemcon Khulna on Saturday riding on the wonderful bowling performance of Mustaziur Rahman.
Mohammad Mithun, the captain of Chattogram, won the toss and opted to field first. They wrapped up Khulna for an ordinary total of 86 runs for all wickets in 17.5 overs. In reply, Chattogram pulled up an easy win by nine wickets in 13.4 overs.
In their first game of the event, Chattogram beat Beximco Dhaka by nine wickets as well.
On Saturday, Khulna started their innings with Anamul Haque and Shakib Al Hasan. They parted ways after scoring only six runs. Anamul and Shakib had a messy understanding, Anamul paid a high price losing his wicket only for six.
And, Shakib, who is struggling with the bat, failed once again, posting only three runs. However, with these three runs, he completed amassing 5,000 runs in T20 cricket.
Coming to bat at three, Imrul Kayes scored 21 this time around after suffering ducks in the first two games. After Imrul’s short stay in the middle, the onus was on the captain Mahmudullah Riyad to come up with a rescue innings, but he, like the first two games, failed to do well. This time around, Mahmudullah fell prey to Nahidul Islam.
Jahurl Islam (14), Ariful Haque (15) and Shamim Hossain (11) also failed to carry on to post a challenging total.
Mustafizur, the left-arm seamer, picked up four wickets conceding only 5 runs while Nahidul Islam and Taijul Islam took two wickets each.
To chase a mediocre total, Liton Das and Soumya Sarkar posted 73 runs in the first wicket stand. Soumya fell for 26 to Mahmudullah, but Liton left the field winning the game and scoring 53 not-out.
Chattogram ended up on 87 for 1 in 13.4 overs. They have now won both of their first two games in the event.
Bangladesh superstar Shakib Al Hasan completed his 5,000 runs in the ongoing Bangabandhu T20 Cup. The allrounder is representing Gemcon Khulna in the event started from November 24.
In their third game, Khulna faced off Gazi Group Chattogram on Saturday, but they failed to impress with the bat in the first innings— posting only 86 runs in 17.5 overs. Shakib contributed scoring only three runs while opening the innings.
Shakib needed three runs before taking the field against Chattogram. He, surprisingly, scored only three this time, and became the 65th batsman in history to score 5,000 or more in T20 cricket.
Before completing 5,000 runs in the shortest format of the game, Shakib picked up 355 wickets in the same format, and thus, he became the second cricketer after Dwayne Bravo to achieve both 5,000 runs and 350 wickets in T20.
To create a new history as a Bangladeshi cricketer, Shakib played a total of 311 matches.
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