DRU Media Cup Football begins Aug 28

DRU Media Cup Football begins Aug 28

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Dhaka  – The Walton-DRU Media Cup Football Tournament,to be organised by Dhaka Reporters Unity (DRU) and sponsored by
Walton Group, will begin at Shaheed Captain (retd) M Mansur Ali National Handball Stadium here on Sunday (Aug 28) after a long gap of six years.Thirty-four teams of different print, electronics media, news agencies and online media houses, split into 16 groups, will compete in the six-a-side competition, exclusively for the journalists,UNB News Agency Reported.DRU Sports Secretary M Mojibur Rahman disclosed the details of the tournament at a press conference at the DRU Sagar-Runi auditorium on Tuesday.Chaired by DRU President Jamal Uddin, its general secretary Raju Ahmed and FM Iqbal Bin Anwar of Walton Group also spoke at the press conference.Nine first round matches will be held on the opening day (Sunday) from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm at the same venue.Opening day’s matches are: Radio Today vs The Reports (8:30 am),Jamuna TV vs Channel i (9 am), ATN News vs Ittefaq ((9:30), Samakal vs UNB (10 am), Janakantha vs Naya Diganta (10:30 am), Kaler Kantho vs BSS (11 am), GTV vs Boishakhi TV (11:30 am), Amader Shomoy vs RTV (12 pm) and Observer vs BD News (12:30 pm).All the matches, except the final, will be of a 20-minute affair with a break of five minutes. The final match will be of 30 minutes with a five-minute break.The trophies of the tournament were also unveiled prior to the press conference.The champion of the tournament will be awarded with cash prize money
of Tk 40,000, runners-up Tk 20,000, man of the tournament and highest scorer of the tournament with Tk 5,000 each, most disciplined team with fair play trophy and the best players of every match will be awarded with Walton home appliances.

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