BCL hands CDSA 48-hr ultimatum
The Chittagong city unit of Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) yesterday issued a 48-hour ultimatum to stop the construction works of the swimming complex and other establishments at the Chittagong Outer Stadium next to the MA Aziz Stadium.
The unit submitted a 'complaint and memorandum' to the Chittagong deputy commissioner (DC) Shamsul Arefin, who is also the president of Chittagong Districts Sports Association (CDSA). In the absence of the DC, it was received by additional deputy commissioner (Education and ICT) Habibur Rahman, said a BCL press release.
BCL urged the Chittagong DC to take effective measures to stop all kinds of construction works at the Outer Stadium within the given time, adding, “Otherwise, all concerned of CDSA have to take the responsibility of any kinds of untoward incident.”
The unit termed the decision of CDSA of constructing swimming complex, parking space and public toilet in the outer stadium as 'unethical'.
The Outer Stadium is one of the few remaining areas in Chittagong where children can play andthe city's sporting history is intertwined with the venue with the likes of cricketers Tamim Iqbal, Akram Khan, Minhazul Abedin and brilliant footballer Asish Bhadra honing their skills here.