Fresh schedule for hockey polls soon

Staff Correspondent | Published: 00:00, Apr 10,2019 | Updated: 23:56, Apr 09,2019

 
 

The National Sports Council said on Tuesday that it would announce a revised schedule for the Bangladesh Hockey Federation elections within a few days after it was postponed on April 4.
‘I received a certified copy from the court on Monday and will announce a revised election schedule within a day or two,’ NSC director Shah Alam Sardar told New Age.
‘We have set a tentative date of April 25 for the election.’
The NSC director issued the circular of postponing the election following a High Court rule over a councillorship of Shishu Kishore Sangha representative Taraque A Adil.
On April 2, the court issued a rule and stayed the publication of final voter list, following a writ petition filed by Shishu Kishore Sangha secretary Md Sikandar.
Sikandar challenged that the publication of final voter list, which included the name of Taraque as the councillor of the club instead of him.
The election was originally scheduled on April 8.
There was confusion over NSC action of postponing the elections as court order unclear to the officials.
The NSC move also raised a suspicion as one panel, led-by Mohammedan councillor Mominul Haque Shaeed said it was an attempt by their opponents to foil the elections.
The NSC earlier suspended the hockey elections at the eleventh hour in August 2017, citing flood in country’s northern region.
The tenure of the last executive committee ended on July 31, 2017.
An ad hock committee was announced on January 11, 2018, with Abdus Sadeque as its general secretary.

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