The Bangamata SA Group International Squash Tournament-2022 has started in the port city of Chattogram under the initiative of SA Group. Apart from Bangladesh, famous squash players from India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Iran, Canada, Malaysia, Australia, Kuwait and Egypt are participating in this competition with the participation of 10 countries.
Chittagong Club Chairman Nader Khan was the chief guest at the inaugural function of the tournament venue Chittagong Club on Friday. SA Group of Industries Chairman Shahabuddin Alam, General Secretary of the Federation Brigadier General GM Kamrul Islam SPP (Retd.), Managing Director of SA Group of Industries Sajjad Arefin, members of Executive Board of Chittagong Club, participating players and invited guests were present.
The tournament will run from March 18-22. The final and closing ceremony of Bangamata SA Group International Squash Tournament will be held on March 22 at 4 pm.
Nader Khan said, "If we can involve the younger generation in sports, we can leave a good generation for the future." Foreign players will get a chance to get acquainted with the culture of Bangladesh through this tournament which will further enhance the reputation of Bangladesh.
SA Group of Industries Chairman Shahabuddin Alam said, “We are fortunate to be associated with this tournament in memory of Bangamata. The players of our country will play with the players from different countries and by taking advantage of this opportunity they will be able to sharpen their skills and raise their status in the world arena by developing themselves as their best competitors.
He said that SA Group of Industries is committed to provide overall support including training, development of new players and improvement in the quality of sports.
Squash Federation General Secretary Brigadier General GM Kamrul Islam said that organizing this international competition for boys and girls at the same time is quite a challenging task. This is the first and largest international tournament from Chittagong which will present the image of Chittagong to the world.