7-nation IHF Trophy Handball begins Sunday

7-nation IHF Trophy Handball begins Sunday

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Dhaka – The seven-nation International Handball Federation (IHF) Trophy, 2016 for Men and Women with participation of South Central Asian Countries begins on Sunday at Shaheed (capt) M Mansur Ali National Handball Stadium.Road Transport & Bridges Minister and Chairman of the Tournament’s Organizing Committee Obaidul Quader will inaugurate the meet in the afternoon although the competition will begin in the morning,UNB News Agency Reported.
Seven teams, split into two groups, separately for men and women will compete in the four-day meet from Oct 9-13, organised by Bangladesh Handball Federation (BHF).In the men’s section, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Nepal and Maldives have been placed in Group A while India, Sri Lanka and hosts Bangladesh in Group B.In the Women’s competition, Afghanistan, Sri Lanka and hosts Bangladesh put in Group A while Indian, Pakistan, Nepal and Maldives in Group B Three men’s and women’s matches will be held on the opening day, in the morning and afternoon sessions.Sri Lanka will be the first team to arrive Bangladesh Friday at 11.05 am, followed by the Maldives team on the same day at 4:10 pm.The remaining four foreign teams are scheduled to reach here on Saturday.Meanwhile, a meeting of the Tournament’s Organizing Committee was held Thursday afternoon at the conference room of Bangabandhu National Stadium with committee chairman Obaidul Quader in the chair.BHF President AKM Nurul Fazal Bulbul, general secretary Asaduzzaman Kohinoor and chairman of the meet’s sponsor Islami bank Bangladesh Limited Engineer Mustafa Anwar were also present in the meet.

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