Bangladesh to play Afghanistan in opener on Saturday
Bangladesh Women's Volleyball team to play Afghanistan in the official opening match of the First Bangamata Asian Senior Women's Central Zone International Volleyball Championship'2019 on Saturday (Nov 9) at 4pm at Shaheed Suhrawardi Indoor Stadium in Mirpur.
Speaker of the Jatiya Sangsad Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury will inaugurate the six-day meet as chief guest on Saturday afternoon although the Maldives will play Kyrgyzstan in the day's first match at 10am.
GTV will live telecast the inauguration ceremony.
Five-nation--Afghanistan, Nepal, the Maldives, Kyrgyzstan and hosts Bangladesh will take part initially on league-basis matches and later two top teams will play in the final at 3pm on November 14.
In the remaining league basis matches, hosts Bangladesh will play the Maldives on November 10, Nepal on November 12 and Kyrgyzstan on November 13, all at 3pm at the same venue.
Agriculture Minister Mohammad Abdur Razzaque, MP will be the chief guest at the closing ceremony on November 14.
Mohammed Younus, Chairman of the meet's Steering Committee and Managing Director of Younus Group, disclosed the details of the tournament at a press conference at the Dutch-Bangla Auditorium of Bangladesh Olympics Association (BOA) on Wednesday. -UNB