Bangabandhu Cup deferred

Staff Correspondent | Published: 00:00, Nov 14,2019


Bangabandhu Gold Cup football tournament has been deferred for one and a half month in order to facilitate Bangladesh’s participation in the forthcoming South Asian Games, officials of the Bangladesh Football Federation said on Wednesday.

‘We will hold the next Bangabandhu Gold Cup in early January of 2020,’ BFF president Kazi Salahuddin said.

‘It doesn’t matter if we arrange it 10 days earlier or 10 days later. If we defer it by a month it could be in January, ’added Salahuddin while talking to reporters after a meeting with club representatives at the BFF House.

The tournament is originally scheduled to be held from November 21 to 29 but Bangladesh Under-23 is set to participate in 13th South Asian Games in Nepal from December 1 to 10.

The BFF officials said they were also unable to give enough attention to hold the tournament due to its annual general meeting on November 16 after three years hiatus.

Earlier on October 26, the BFF in a meeting decided to host the sixth edition of tournament with four teams.

BFF said Sri Lanka and Mongolia have already agreed to participate in the tournament while they are also in touch with Laos, Cambodia, Chinese Taipei, East Timor and Tajikistan.

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