Sports, Tennis

International badminton tournament dedicating to Bangabandhu begins today

Published : 09 Dec 2019 06:50 PM | Updated : 06 Sep 2020 06:49 AM

The 7th edition of the Yonex Sunrise Bangladesh International Challenge 2019 Badminton Tournament will begin today in the city, dedicating to Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, reports BSS.

“A total of 19 nations will take part in the tournament organised by Bangladesh Badminton Federation (BBF) under the supervision of World Federation Badminton Asia (WFBA),” BBF President and Information Secretary Abdul Malek today said at a press conference held at Shaheed Tajuddin Ahmed Indoor Stadium in the city.

State Minister for Youth and Sports Md Zahid Ahsan Russel will inaugurate the tournament at 2 pm at the wooden floor of the Shaheed Tajuddin Ahmed Indoor Stadium adjacent to the Bangabandhu National Stadium.

Bangladesh Cricket Board will work as the event partner while ATN Bangla, a private television channel, will work as the media partner of the tournament. Bangabandhu and the national four leaders from this press conference,” the BBF president said.

A total of 168 competitors, including 112 men and 56 women, from 19 countries will take part in the tournament, Malek said, adding that competitions of the senior category will be held from December 10 to 15 while junior category from December 17 to 22.

The participating countries are Australia, Canada, China, Egypt, India, Japan, Maldives, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, America, Uzbekistan, Indonesia, Mauritius, Ireland, Vietnam, Iran, Wales and host country Bangladesh, he said.