Shooter Asif to light Bangladesh Youth Games torch

Shooter Asif to light Bangladesh Youth Games torch

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Dhaka – The Commonwealth Games and South Asian Games gold winning Bangladeshi shooter Asif Hossain will light the torch in the inaugural ceremony of the Bangladesh Youth Games on March 10 at the Bangabandhu National Stadium here.Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will inaugurate the first-ever Youth Games at a gala opening ceremony in the evening featuring laser show, fireworks and grand cultural function.The string committee of Bangladesh Olympic Association, in its 8th meeting at the Bangabandu National Stadium here on Saturday, received the Youth Games torch, made under the technical assistance of Bangladesh Machine Tools Factory.BOA President and Army Chief General Abu Belal Mohammad Shafiul Haque received the torch.A total of 2,660 sportsmen from eight divisions of the country are expected to participate in 21 disciplines of sports.Earlier, the Bangladesh Youth Games 2018 has been deferred by a day on March 10 instead of March 9 due to the AFC Cup play-off match billed for March 7 here.The Group E play-off match of the AFC Cup between Dhaka Abahani Limited and New Radiant Club of the Maldives will be held on March 7 at the Bangabandhu National Stadium.UNB news agency

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