Asian Senior Men’s Volleyball

Bangladesh to face Uzbekistan in opener today

Sports Correspondent

19 August, 2019 12:00 AM printer

Bangladesh national volleyball team will face Uzbekistan in their first central zone match of the AVC Asian Senior Men’s Volleyball Championship’2019 today at the Army Sports and Physical Training Complex in Nepal.

Bangladesh have been placed in Group B along with Afghanistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan while Group A comprises hosts Nepal, Kyrgyzstan and Maldives.

In their next matches, Bangladesh will play Afghanistan on August 20 and Turkmenistan on August 21 at the same venue.

The Group A champions will play Group B runners-up in the first semifinal while the Group B champions will play Group A runners-up in the second semifinal, both on August 22.

The winners of the semi-finals will play final at the same venue on August 24. Bangladesh volleyball team is expected to return home on August 25.

A 17-member Bangladesh volleyball team left for Nepal on Friday. Earlier, Bangladesh team took part for a month-long training camp at Tehran capital of Iran as part of their preparation for Asian Senior Men’s Central Zone Volleyball Championship.

Two local coaches and one manager accompanied the 18-member squad which trained under Iranian coach Alipour Aroji, who previously arranged such training camps in Iran for the Bangladesh team with assistance from Bangladesh Volleyball Federation.