Bangladesh Sports Network Launched

Emdad Rahman

The Bangladesh Sports Network UK has been launched in Tower Hamlets and the new organisation announced three new events for 2024.

The Bangladesh Upazilla Cricket Championship will take place in May 2024 at Seven Kings Park, Essex. Md Sayfur Rahman, coordinator of the cricket event confirmed 16 Upazilla’s will take part in the from across Bangladesh, including, Osmani Nagar, Jagannathpur, Moulvibazar Sadar, Chattragram Sadar, Khulna Sadar, Nobiganj, Chattak, Golapgonj, Beanibazar and others.

The Bangladesh District Cup football competition will take place in June 2024. Rashid Ali is the coordinator of the football event and said, “Our aim is to expand football to include other districts of Bangladesh. Many events take place for people from the Sylhet region only and we want to include everyone! We will have an open age event and a veteran’s event at Mabley Green, Hackney.”

The UK Bangladeshi Golf Championship will take place during the summer of 2024. Nurul Hoque is the President of the UK Bangladesh Golf Society and coordinator for the event.
He said, “Golf is a growing sport and Bangladesh had one of the best results at the Olympics with Siddikur Rahman. Let’s hope we can produce more golf champions.”

The Founders of the Bangladesh Sports Network UK were introduced to the 100 guests; Mohammed Toffazul Hussain (Bokul), Abul Boshir (Khalis), Khairul Alam, Nurul Hoque, Rashid Ali, Jakir Ahmed and Jawar Ali.

Jakir Ahmed opened the event by thanking Avenue Property Construction for supporting the set up of the BSN UK by through funding and encouragement to build a network of like minded sports organisers to work together and achieve common goals.

BSN UK aims to help Bangladeshi sports personalities achieve success internationally and help raise the Bangladesh flag whilst the national anthem is played loud and proud around the world.

Toffazaul Hossain Bokul thanked Muslim Charity for supporting he first three projects.

Irfan Rajput; CEO of Muslim Charity addressed the guests and confirmed the support of Muslim Charity for BSN UK. Muslim Charity announced a bicycle ride across Bangladesh in November 2024 and a Rickshaw challenge across Sylhet in September 2024. Together both organisations will help promote sports and charity work in the UK and Bangladesh.

As a mark of appreciation special guest and former Bangladesh National Cricket Player, Mohammed Enamul Haque Jnr presented awards to Avenue Property Construction and Muslim Charity.

The event was presented by Jawar Ali who thanked everyone for attending and said he hoped this networking will contribute to inspiring and creating a Bangladeshi Champion for the 2028 Los Angeles Olympic Games.

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