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11:00 PM, June 28, 2009 / LAST MODIFIED: 11:00 PM, June 28, 2009

Beximco signs on for Gold Cup

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Bangladesh Football Federation (BFF) in collaboration with Beximco Group will organise the Bangabandhu Gold Cup international football tournament sometimes in October-November this year.
BFF president Kazi Salahuddin disclosed the development to the media yesterday at BFF house after his meeting with the Beximco Group on Saturday.
"The BFF and Beximco will be working together in holding the Bangabandhu Cup," said Salahuddin.
For the eight team competition, the BFF has set a proposed budget of Tk 10 crore and it's confirmed that two top local clubs will take part in the meet along with the other six top-ranked clubs from Asia.
The federation already communicated with their different counterparts in Asia to confirm the participation of quality clubs.
"We will not compromise with the quality because our intention is clear to hold a top quality tournament in Asia," said Salahuddin.
So far BFF has communicated with India, Qatar, UAE, Thailand, Iran, Iraq, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, Malaysia and Myanmar but the federation is likely to announce the club names today.
An important meeting regarding the tournament will take place by the first week of July to take some major decisions.
It was learnt that Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina gave her consent to be chief patron for the tournament.

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