Archery camp, football league suspended sine die

Staff Correspondent | Published: 21:55, Mar 24,2020


The Professional Football League Committee of the Bangladesh Football Federation on Tuesday decided to suspend all domestic competitions for an indefinite period while Bangladesh Archery Federation also suspended its training camp.

The news of the suspension of archery camp came within an hour after International Olympic Committee announced to delay to upcoming Tokyo Olympics 2020 for a year.

Bangladesh continued their archery training camp to facilitate the Olympic preparations of country’s top archer Roman Shana, who had directly qualified for the Tokyo meet.

‘We have suspended our training camp as the Olympic Games have been postponed for a one year,’ said Bangladesh Archery Federation secretary Kazi Rajib Uddin Ahmed.

‘We sent all our archers to their respective homes. Our coach, [German coach Fredrik Martin] will stay at his Uttara,’ he said.

The Professional Football League Committee and several club representatives earlier unanimously decided to postpone the league in an emergency meeting held at the BFF house.

‘After discussing with the clubs, we came to the decision that the Bangladesh Premier League will remain suspended for an indefinite period until the coronavirus pandemic comes under control,’ said Abdus Salam Murshedy, the chairman of the professional league committee.

‘The suspension will be applied to all kind of tournaments organised by BFF, including the Independence Cup,’ Murshedy said.

Earlier on March 16, the BFF suspended the premier league until March 31, following a directive of the ministry of youth and sports.

Murshedy said the future of BFF elections, scheduled on April 22, will be decided on Friday. 

‘Election is currently in procedure. We will ask FIFA to defer the election. We will take a decision through an executive committee meeting on Friday,’ he said.

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