Former hockey star Abdus Sadeque and Mohamme-dan's councilor AKM Mominul Haque Shaeed are all set to contest the general secretary post of the Bangladesh Hockey Federation during the April 29 polls.
On the last to withdraw nominations Tuesday, nine candidates withdrew one of their two nomination papers while three candidates stood down from the election procedure, leaving 55 candidates out of 83 contesting 28 posts -- five vice-presidents, one general secretary, two joint-secretaries, one treasurer and 19 executive members.
Mominul, who is also chairman of Dhaka Mariner Youngs' hockey committee, withdrew his nomination for vice-presidency while Usha KC president Abdur Rashid Shikdar withdrew his nomination for the post of general secretary. However, both are still contesting the polls.
The withdrawals meant 11 candidates will contest the five vice-president posts, two will fight for the general secretary post, four will battle for the two joint-secretary posts and 36 will compete for the 19 member posts, informed returning election officer Kabirul Islam yesterday.
The final list of candidates will be published on April 18.