Bangladesh athletes stop training as China cancels meet

Staff Correspondent | Published: 22:32, Jan 27,2020


Six Bangladeshi athletes on Monday stopped their preparation for the Asian Indoor Championships after hosts China cancelled the February’s meet following the coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan province.

The Asian Indoor Championships was scheduled to take place in Hangzhou, some 600km from Wuhan, from February 12 to 13.

Sprinters Hasan Mia and Ismail Hossain, high-jumper Mahfuzur Rahman, long-jumper Al Amin, runners Zahir Rayhan and Al-Amin were picked for the Championships up based on their performance in the recently concluded 43rd National Athletics Championships in Chattogram.

‘China sent us an e-mail mentioning that the championships have been cancelled,’ said Bangladesh Athletics Federation general secretary Abdur Rokib Montu on Monday.

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