Dhaka – Defending champions Bangladesh Navy will play Bangladesh Police in the opening match of the SIBL Victory Day Hockey Tournament at 3 pm on Tuesday at the Maulana Bhashani National Stadium here on Tuesday. Bangladesh Army will meet Bangladesh Air Force in the other opening day’s fixture at 5:30 pm on Tuesday at the same venue.
On the following day (Wednesday), BKSP will play Bangladesh Air Force at 3pm while Bangladesh Army will encounter Bangladesh Police at 5:30 pm at the same venue.
Five teams-Bangladesh Navy, Bangladesh Army, Bangladesh Air Force, Bangladesh Police and BKSP –will initially compete in the meet initially on league basis matches from November 27 to December 3. Later, two top teams of the league will play in the final December 5 at 3 pm at the same venue.
Joint Secretary of Bangladesh Hockey Federation (BHF) and Tournament’s Co -Ordinator Mahbubul Ehsan Rana disclosed the details of the tournament at a press conference at the Hockey Federation office Sunday afternoon.
Deputy Managing Director of the meet’s sponsor Social Islami Bangladesh Limited (SIBL) Abu Naser Chowdhoury and BHF media partner ATN Bangla Meer Motahar Hossain also spoke on the occasion.
The champion team will get prize money of Tk 50,000, runners-up team Tk 30,000 while highest scorer will received prize money of Tk 10,000.UNB