Three Bangladeshi young tennis players have been handed an opportunity to take part in the ITF Asian U/14 Development Championships: Division-1 following their good performance in Division-2, which was held in Thailand in January.
Under the banner of International Tennis Federation, Masfia Afrin, Roman Hossain and Mahadi Hasan Alvee will play in the Division-1 tournament to be held from May 5 to 18 in Uzbekistan. China, Chinese Taipei, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Kazakhstan, South Korea, Malaysia, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Uzbekistan and Vietnam will be taking part there as teams but Bangladesh is not eligible as a team to take part in Division-1.
Four boys from Bangladesh had previously earned such opportunities, but this is the first time a girl from Bangladesh got this opportunity to show their talent in comparatively better level of competition, claimed Bangladesh Tennis Federation's (BTF) officer Mahmud Alam. The BTF official added that Alvee became runner-up in boys' singles, Roman finished second in boys' doubles while Afrin played in girls' singles semifinals of Division-2.