The trophy unveiling ceremony of the first-ever ‘Bangabandhu International Squash Tournament 2021 was held at a city hotel in the capital on Saturday.
Bangladesh Squash Rackets Federation is organising the tournament in association with the Ispahani Group to celebrate the 100th birth anniversary of the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.
The Professional Squash Association (PSA) is the authority of professional squash worldwide. Players from Iran, Egypt, India, Pakistan and Bangladesh confirmed their participation in the tournament while several players from Canada, United Arab Emirates and Bahrain are also expected to take part.
The winners of this tournament will also participate in an exhibition match in Chattogram on October 25.
Omar Hannan, General Manager of Ispahani Group, Rashed Ahmed Chowdhury and Brigadier General (retired) Selim Akhtar, Vice-Presidents of Bangladesh Squash Rackets Federation, Brigadier General (retired) Kamrul Islam, General Secretary of Bangladesh Squash Rackets Federation, Mohammad Masud Karim, Secretary of National Sports Council and other senior officials of Bangladesh Squash Federation and Ispahani Group were present during the trophy unveiling ceremony.