Bangladesh national volleyball team will begin their FIVB Volleyball Men's World Championship 2018 qualifying campaign when they take on hosts Kyrgyzstan in the inaugural game on Monday.
A 15-member Bangladesh contingent including 12 players, head coach Golam Rasul Khan, assistant coach Masud Hafiz and team manager Nurul Alam Tutul left here for Bishkek on Sunday morning. The team will return home on September 19.
Bangladesh will play four more matches in total, including ties against Turkmenistan, Maldives and Nepal on September 13, 14 and 15 respectively.
The champions will qualify for the second round and after the end of qualifying rounds in different zones, the top four Asian teams will make it to the Volleyball's World Cup in 2018 co-hosted by Italy and Bulgaria.
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