Abahani clinch women's doubles title
Abahani clinched the title of the women's team event in the Federation Cup Table Tennis Tournament with a straight sets (3-0) win over Bangladesh Army at the Shaheed Tajuddin Ahmed Indoor Stadium yesterday.
The Abahani team, featuring Sonom Sultana Soma and Sadia Rahman Mou, did not give any chances to the Army team comprising Rahima Akter and Moumita Alam Rumi. Earlier Soma and Mou had handed Rahima and Rumi identical 3-1 set defeats in singles.
Meanwhile, the Federation Cup started on Sunday sans the top clubs -- including last year's league champions Arunima Sportswear, runners-up Sishiron TT Club, Palalick Group and Sheikh Russel KC -- who showed no confidence on sitting general secretary Khandokar Hasan Munir. Thus the country's top table tennis players were also deprived of playing in the Federation Cup as well as getting wages from their clubs.