FIDE suspend Bangladesh for unpaid dues
FIDE, the apex body of world chess, has recently suspended the Bangladesh Chess Federation following their unpaid dues of Tk 35,000.
The suspension means that the Bangladeshi chess players will not be eligible to take part in tournaments outside Bangladesh until the federation pays the dues. The FIDE also removed all rated chess players of Bangladesh from the website.
The general secretary of Bangladesh chess federation's ad-hoc committee, Mokaddesh Hossain, was out of reach as he kept his mobile off and the land phone of the federation was found busy whenever calls were made.
However, deputy general secretary Masudur Rahman Mallik informed that Mokaddesh Hossain looks after the financial matter of the federation and this situation had arisen due to the general secretary's negligence.
Mallik also informed that the chess federation was suspended by FIDE for the second time as the apex body had earlier suspended them for the same reason six months earlier.
The deputy general secretary said that the federation would send the dues on Sunday through Sonali Bank.