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BHF imposes bans on five officials

  • Published at 09:14 pm November 26th, 2018
Hockey
On June 7 this year in the final match of the league, Mohammedan protested Mariner’s equaliser and sought for video referral Dhaka Tribune/Md Manik

The five officials are Mohammedan manager Asaduzzaman Chandan and Ariful Haq Prince, Mariners general secretary Hasanullah Khan Rana and Nazrul Islam, and judge Naziur Rahman

The Bangladesh Hockey Federation Monday imposed long-term bans on five officials, including two each from domestic giants Mohammedan Sporting Club Limited and Mariner Youngs Club, due to the chaos between the two sides during the deciding premier division match on June 7 this year.

The five officials are Mohammedan manager Asaduzzaman Chandan and Ariful Haq Prince, Mariner general secretary Hasanullah Khan Rana and Nazrul Islam, and judge Naziur Rahman.

Prince, Chandan and Rana were handed five-year suspension from all sorts of hockey activities, along with fine of Tk1 lakh each. 

The ban could extend to a further two years if they fail to pay the fines. 

Mariner official Nazrul received a three-year ban, along with a fine of Tk50,000, while Wari member Naziur also got a three-year suspension.

BHF general secretary Abdus Sadek said following an executive committee meeting Monday that the federation took the decisions in accordance with the by-laws after receiving complaints of breaching disciplinary codes against all of them. 

He termed that day as a “black day in the country’s hockey.”

It was the last match in the Super Five Round of the Premier Division Hockey League at Maulana Bhasani National Stadium on June 7. 

The game couldn’t hear the final whistle owing to some unprofessional incidents which forced the game to get postponed after the 44th minute. 

The BHF later declared Mohammedan champion after five months.

Meanwhile, the federation also decided to relegate Usha Krira Chakra from the premier league after the traditional hockey powerhouse denied to participate in the last edition.