A 17-member women's basketball team from West Bengal was scheduled to arrive in Dhaka last night to play three exhibition matches against Bangladesh women's basketball team. The first two matches will be played in Dhaka today and tomorrow while the third match is scheduled to be held in Chittagong on Saturday.
School handball begins today
The Polar Ice Cream 23rd National School Handball Tournament begins today at the Shaheed M Mansur Ali National Handball Stadium. Thirty schools -- 18 in boys' groups and 12 in girls' group -- will compete in round robin format at the initial stage, said organisers at a press conference at the federation office yesterday. Polar Ice Cream, which is sponsoring the tournament for the fifth consecutive year, is providing the entire expense of the meet amounting Tk 7.5 lakhs, said speakers at a press conference at the federation house yesterday.
Bridge C'ship from Saturday
The qualifying round of the 31st Ispahani National Bridge Championship will begin at the Engineering Institute Auditorium tomorrow while the competition proper will begin on Saturday. The Bangladesh Bridge Federation has kept open registration of teams and are encouraging teams from outside the capital to take part. The champions will receive Tk 50,000 and the runners-up will be richer for Tk 30,000, said organsiers at a press conference at the Bangladesh Olympic Association Auditorium yesterday.