National hockey striker Rasel Mahmud Jimmy recently declined two offers to play in a domestic tournament in Oman ahead of Bangladesh national team's engagements in Nehru Cup, Lal Bahadur Shastri Hockey Tournaments and World Hockey League.
The prolific striker was first offered to play for Al-Nasar club of Oman during the AHF Cup in Thailand and recently he was approached by Oman's Al-Seeb hockey club to play the semifinals and final match in an ongoing tournament but the striker declined to accept both offers due to commitment with the national team.
“I refused both of them for the engagement with the national team. It could have been pleasing to play there but the national team is my first priority and there is no way of thinking any alternative,” said Jimmy yesterday.
Seminars on football laws
In a bid to reduc the misunderstanding between the players and referees during the Grameenphone Bangladesh Premier Football League, the Bangladesh Football Federation is set to conduct nine separate sessions on laws of the games to aware the club officials, players and coaching staff.
The BFF will hold four separate sessions with Abahani, Muktijoddha Sangsad, Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Cluba and Sheikh Russel KC today, and three more sessions tomorrow with Mohammedan, Arambagh KS and Brothers Union. Monday is slotted for Feni Soccer Club and Team BJMC. The sixth edition of professional football league will start on Tuesday.
DRU sports carnival
Syed Mamun of Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha retained the singles title of Table Tennis in the Dhaka Reporters Unity Sports Carnival beating Mahbub Alam Khan of ATN-News at Shaheed Tajuddin Ahmed Indoor Stadium on Thursday.
In the swimming competition held at Ivy Rahman Swimming pool, Zafar Iqbal of Sangram emerged champion, Kamruzzaman of Arthoniti Protidin finished second while Abu Saleh of Nayadiganta bagged the third spot.