Bangladesh Olympic Association (BOA) has decided to hold the Bangabandhu 9th Bangladesh Games in February next year, nearly one year after the multisport extravaganza was suspended due to coronavirus outbreak.
The games were originally scheduled for April 1 to 10 this year with the participation of some 11,000 athletes from 31 disciplines, but BOA was forced to suspend it despite taking all preparations.
"The meeting has decided to hold Bangabandhu 9th Bangladesh Games in next February in a small scale by reducing the number of athletes due to the coronavirus pandemic," said a press release yesterday following a meeting of the BOA executive committee at the Kurmitola Golf Club.
The BOA had earlier held discussions with the high-ups of the federations to get their opinion regarding holding the event in a small scale, to which the federations gave their nod.
The meeting also decided to send a two-member contingent to the 6th Asian Beach Games in China in April next year. It also decided to send athletes from seven disciplines to the Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games in Thailand in May next year.