The Bangladesh Hockey Federation missed another deadline to hold the inter-club players’ transfer, which has remained stalled for more than two years.
The federation had earlier announced a tentative date of February 18-20 to hold the transfer.
But a meeting of the league committee on Thursday deferred the transfer to March 27-29.
‘We had to defer the schedule because of the demand of the clubs,’ said league committee secretary Moinuzzaman Pila.
‘The clubs claimed they needed time to manage money for the transfer and wanted to hold it only after the Asian Games Qualification round [from March 2-10 in Oman].’
Apart from Azad Sporting Club, the representatives of all 13 clubs were present in the meeting.
The last players’ transfer of hockey was held on January 16-18, 2016.
The league committee also reduced the quota of foreign players for the league.
According to the decision, a club would be allowed to field maximum four foreign players instead of five in the forthcoming league.
Clubs, however, can register a maximum seven foreigners instead of five, said Pila.
The new season is expected to begin first week of April with the Club Cup tournament.
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