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Kings take on Police at their own den

  • Sports Correspondent
  • 17 February, 2022 12:00 AM
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Kings take on Police at their own den
Bangladesh Football Federation First Vice-President and Bashundhara Kings President Imrul Hassan (second left), Bashundhara Kings General Secretary Biddut Kumar Bhowmik (second right), Bashundhara Kings Office Secretary Mahbubur Rahman Tuhin (right) and Bashundhara Sports Complex Project-in-Charge Engineer Mohammad Amanullah are seen during the orientation ceremony of the ‘Bashundhara Kings Arena’ at the Bashundhara Sports Complex at N-Block in Bashundhara Residential Area on Wednesday. Report on backpage. —Reaz Ahmed Sumon

A new era will begin in the country’s domestic football when defending champions Bashundhara Kings will host Bangladesh Police Football Club in the ongoing Bangladesh Premier League football match at their venue Bashundhara Sports Complex today at 3:00pm.

Kings will set a milestone in organizing a top-tier BPL official match for the first time on the domestic stage at its dedicated home venue. The Complex is also the home venue of Sheikh Russel Krira Chakra Ltd. They will host Dhaka Abahani Ltd on Friday at the same venue.

Kings' head of strategy and planning Bayazid Alam Zubair Nipu said that they are determined to make a winning start on their home venue on a historic day.

“We did a short session there today (Wednesday). All of us are excited to play the match. We want to make a winning start on our home venue on this historic day,” Nipu said.

Bashundhara Kings are currently at third with 6 points from two wins and one defeat while Police FC are at ninth with 2 points from 2 draws and one defeat.

Police head coach Aristica Cioaba expressed his fascination with the facilities and pitch quality of Bashundhara Sports Complex. Players of the Police team went to the ground to hold their final preparation ahead of the historical match against their counterparts on Wednesday.

“Thanks to Bashundhara Kings for hosting the match in this new field. This type of venue is needed for the development of the country’s football. Kings set an example for other clubs. I would like to thank them again,” Police head coach Aristica said.

“I have been here for the last four months and seen that most of the teams are suffering from poor grounds. If you want to show good football, you need a good field as well,” he said.

In the day’s other match, Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club will take on Rahmatganj Muslim Friends Society at their makeshift home venue at the Sylhet District Stadium at 5:30pm. Sheikh Jamal are in the top slot with 7 points from two wins and one draw while Rahmatganj are yet to open an account.