Bangladesh Sports Press Association (BSPA) named country’s famed archer Ruman Shana as the best sportsman of the year of 2019.
He was adjudged the most popular player of the year to win the “Popular Choice Award” by direct vote of the sports fans.The Kool-BSPA Sports Awards-2019, a regular event of BSPA, was ceremonially handed over this afternoon at a local hotel in the capital.
Managing Director of Square Toiletries Limited Anjan Chowdhury and AIPS Asia President Sattam Alsehali were present as the honorary guests in the function and announced the names of best sportsmen of the year.
Later, they handed over the awards to the sportsmen. BSPA president Mustafa Mamun also attended during the time.
The BSPA Sports Award is the earliest sports award in the country that was initiated in 1968. Once it was regarded as the national sports award before initiation of the national sports award.
Apart from Ruman Sana, 13 sports personalities including sports organisers and sponsor received the best player awards in their respective disciplines of sports.
They are Shakib Al Hasan, (cricket), Jamal Bhuyan (football), Mabia Akter Shimanto (weightlifter), Humayara Akter Antora (karate), Fatema Mujib (Fencing), Ety Khatun (archery), Dipu Chakma (taekwondo), Martin Federica (best coach of the year), Kazi Rajib Uddin Ahmed Chapal (best organizer of the year), Rafiq Ullah and Akhter Milon (sports personalities), Abdul Jalil (special honorary) City Group (best sponsor of the year).