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BNS press box to be named after Badal Roy
The press box at the Bangabandhu National Stadium will be named after late footballer Badal Roy, state minister for youth and sports, Zahid Ahsan Rasel, said yesterday. "Badal Roy was a famous footballer and to preserve his contribution to country's sports, we want to name the press box or the media box at the Bangabandhu National Stadium after him. We have already discussed the matter with journalists and others," Rasel said, after disbursing Tk 1.10 crore among seven sportspersons, organisers and their families on behalf of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at the National Sports Council.
BFF waiting for AFC's decision on Eleta
A Bangladesh Football Federation (BFF) official has said that they are waiting for a response from the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) regarding the clearance of Eleta Kingsley to participate in next month's SAFF Championship.
"FIFA has already referred the matter to the AFC. We are now waiting for clearance from AFC," BFF executive Mahmudul Hasan said yesterday.