Walton Victory Day Hockey will kick off today at Maulana Bhasani National Hockey Stadium in the capital. Bangladesh Hockey Federation (BHF) organised the meet to celebrate the birth centenary of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.
BHF acting General Secretary Mohammed Yousuf informed The Daily Sun on Friday the federation took proper health measures ahead of the competition.This year, five teams are taking part in the league basis meet namely Defending Champions Bangladesh Navy, runners-up Sonali Bank Sports and Recreation Club, Bangladesh Army, Bangladesh Air Force and Bangladesh Police. Top two teams will play final at the same venue on Dec 26.
The sponsors Walton Group Executive Director (Games and Sports) FM Iqbal Bin Anwar Dawn will inaugurate the meet as the chief guest today at 3:00pm while State Minister for Youth and Sports Zahid Ahsan Russell will be the chief guest of the closing ceremony on December 27.