Uncertainty over domestic leagues resumption

Sports Correspondent

27 April, 2021 12:00 AM printer

Uncertainty over domestic leagues resumption

The Professional Football League Committee of Bangladesh Football Federation was determined to resume the second phase of the premier league on April 30, but the newly extended seven-day lockdown may force it to postpone the league again. 

The government on Monday decided to continue the ongoing lockdown till midnight on May 5.  A gazette notification may be issued in this regard today.

However, PFLC already made a draft schedule for the premier league where defending champions Bashundhara Kings and Uttar Baridhara Club will lock horns in the first match of the second leg at the Shaheed Ahsan Ullah Master Stadium in Tongi on April 30 at 03:45pm.

BFF General Secretary Abu Nayeem Shohag told The Daily Sun that they will take the further decision after issuing the gazette notification of lockdown.

“We have to see the restrictions there. If we see no flexibility in restrictions, we will postpone the league. Health and hygiene come first,” he added.

BFF committee for women’s football was planning to resume the ongoing women’s football league on May 5, but the extended lockdown also made an impact on the schedule.

BFF women’s committee chairman Mahfuza Akter Kiron said that they are now totally uncertain about resuming the league.

“The plan was to resume the league after seven-day of the lockdown on May 5. We will take the next decision after issuing the gazette notification,” she added.