Glossless Victory Day Hockey
This year's Victory Day hockey competition will be played without defending champions Mukta Bihanga, runnersup Sonali Bank and giants Mohammedan taking part in it. A press conference was organised at the Bangladesh Hockey Federation conference room yesterday, to give out details of the competition. When asked why Mohammedan are not fielding a side, tournament director Sajed AA Adel, who is also the hockey secretary of the club said; “Mohammedan are not taking part due to accommodation problems as there is renovation work going on in the club headquarters.”
The first tournament under the newly formed ad-hoc committee is likely to generate very little enthusiasm due to the absence of these clubs. The six teams to participate in the competition are: Abahani, BKSP, Army, Air Force, Navy and Police.