Second edition of Bangabandhu International Squash Tournament inaugurated
The tournament was organized for 1st time last year
The opening ceremony of the 2nd Bangabandhu International Squash Tournament, organized for the second time under the patronage of Ispahani, was successfully held at Gulshan Club, Dhaka.
The tournament, organized by Bangladesh Squash Rackets Federation, is being held on a larger scale where for the first time the main tournament includes a total of three events including two international competitions with the participation of renowned squash players from home and abroad.
This tournament was organized for the first time in 2021 under the name of Bangabandhu International Squash Tournament, also under the patronage of Ispahani.
Professional players from Iran, Egypt, India, Pakistan, Kuwait, Sri Lanka, and Malaysia will participate in the five-day long tournament from October 5-9 where 16 male players will represent Bangladesh.
Besides, in the Satellite Tour for women, the women players of Bangladesh will play against the professional women players of Sri Lanka.
Moreover, this time there will be a youth competition divided into four groups in which more than 150 young players from 27 clubs of Dhaka, Comilla, Gopalganj, Khagrachhari and Bangladesh Krira Shikkha Protishthan will compete.
This year's international and youth competition matches are being held at Dhaka's Gulshan Club, Uttara Club, Army Squash Complex and Officers' Mess.
On October 9, the semi-finals will be telecast at 12:20pm and the final will be aired live from Gulshan Club Squash Complex at 5pm on ATN Bangla.
The inaugural function was presided over by Muhammad Faruk Khan, MP, while the Youth and Sports Secretary, Mejbah Uddin was present as the chief guest at the program.
Besides, Ispahani Group’s director Emad Ispahani, vice president of Bangladesh Olympic Association and President of Bangladesh Archery Federation Lt. General Md. Mainul Islam (retd), secretary general of BOA Syed Shahed Reza, president of Gulshan Club Rafiqul Alam Helal and general manager of Ispahani Group, Omar Hannan were present as special guests.
Other officials of BSRF and Ispahani Group were also present on the occasion.
Omar in his welcome speech paid tribute to the Father of the Nation and thanked the organizers on behalf of the Ispahani Group for once again being closely associated with this international tournament.
It is to note that Ispahani Group is always inspirited to support the flourishment of squash in Bangladesh.
Ispahani also patronizes cricket, football, basketball, chess, golf, and other sports.