Bangladesh Basketball Federation (BBF) has announced the national team on Monday evening for the participation in the Sheikh Kamal International Basketball Tournament.
The five-nation tournament will kick-off Tuesday at Dhanmondi Basketball Gymnasium. President Zillur Rahman is expected to declare the five-day championship open on Tuesday as chief guest at 4 pm. The opening match will start at 4.30 pm.
The number of participating countries has come down to five following the withdrawal of Nepal at the eleventh hour. Four other foreign teams India (West Bengal), Malaysia (Under-18 team), Maldives and Bhutan have already arrived in the city on Sunday night and have their maiden practice session at the Shaheed Suhrawardy Indoor Stadium in Mirpur on Monday.
The BBF is organising the tournament in memory of Sheikh Kamal, the eldest son of the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, who was also keen lover of sports and games a first division basketball league player. Citycell has been sponsoring the tournament at a cost of Taka 30 lakh.
The Bangladesh squad: Mohammad Rasheduzzaman, Mithun Kumar Biswas, Hedayetul Islam Sagar, Md Shamuzzaman Khan Shoeb, Md Khaled Mahmud Akash, Mohammad Shohag, Mahmudul Hasan Shawon, Md. Morshed Alam, Md Tareq Aziz, Tozzamel Haque, Ataur Rahman and Alamgir Kabir.
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