The 3rd third Dhaka Mayor Cup Inter-ward Sports Competition 2023, organized by Dhaka South City Corporation, will kick-off with the participation of 75 wards under DSCC on Thursday.
The meet will start with a colorful cultural programme and a football match between wards 35 and 52 at the Bir Shrestha Shaheed Sepoy Mostafa Kamal Stadium in Kamalapur on the inaugural day.
The cricket event will start with a match between wards 61 and 68 on January 13 at the Golapbagh ground in Dhalpur area and the badminton event will begin with a match between wards 11 and 12 at the Badminton Federation Indoor stadium.
The rest of the schedule is yet to be published but the organizers informed the competition will end in March.
The champions and runners up of football and cricket events will get Tk 7 lakh and Tk 3 lakh each while the champions and runners up of badminton will get Tk 3 lakh and 2 lakh respectively.
The Bangladesh Football Federation, the Bangladesh Cricket Board and the Bangladesh Badminton Federation will provide technical support including referees, umpires and judges for the competition.
The first edition of this competition was organized to mark the birth centenary of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and the golden jubilee of the country’s independence and victory days in 2021 while the second edition was held in 2022.
Later, he unveiled the jerseys of the participating teams, announced the names of participating teams of football, cricket and badminton events’ openers. He also paid tribute to the departed soul of football legend Pele.