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Prize distribution ceremony of Bangabandhu Int’l Squash Tournament held

TBP Desk
24 Oct 2021 18:49:21 | Update: 24 Oct 2021 18:52:44
Prize distribution ceremony of Bangabandhu Int’l Squash Tournament held
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Ispahani sponsored Bangabandhu International squash tournament’s prize distribution ceremony was held at the Gulshan Club on Sunday.

This was the first international squash tournament in the history of Bangladesh. A total of 24 squash players from 6 countries- UAE, Egypt, Iran, Pakistan, India and Bangladesh participated in the tournament organized by Bangladesh Squash Rackets Federation (BSRF).

Bangladesh entered to the short list of PSA tournament host countries for the first time by organizing this 5-day long tournament, taking place from October 20 to 24, 2021.

The final match was held between Yassin Elshafei from Egypt and Noor Zaman participant from Pakistan at the Gulshan Club squash court on Sunday. In the final, Yassin Elshafei won the championship beating Noor Zaman.

The chief guest of the closing ceremony was Honorable State Minister of Youth and Sports Md. Zahid Ahsan Russel, MP. The President of Bangladesh Squash Rackets Federation, Mr. Faruk Khan MP, Mirza Salman Ispahani, Chairman of Ispahani Group, Brigadier General Kamrul Islam SPP (Retired), General Secretary of Bangladesh Squash Rackets Federation, Captain Saifur Rahman, President of Gulshan Club, and other officials of Bangladesh Squash Rackets Federation and Ispahani Group were also present at the event. 

Md. Zahid Ahsan Russel, MP thanked everyone for organizing this squash tournament successfully and promised to develop the squash complex and other infrastructure in future.

Mr. Faruk Khan MP thanked Ispahani and other sponsors for making this international tournament successful. He hoper for Bangladeshi women to be more successful in squash in future.

Mirza Salman Ispahani thanked all parties related to the tournament and thanked the organizers for providing them the opportunity to sponsor a tournament involving Bangabandhu’s name.

The winners of this tournament will also participate in an exhibition match in Chattogram at Chittagong Club on October 25, also sponsored by Ispahani Group. The title of the match will be ‘Ispahani International Squash Exhibition Match: 2021’.