Friday, 29 September, 2023

Liton not worried about his form

Wins Kool-BSPA Sports Person of the Year

  • Sports Correspondent
  • 29 May, 2023 12:00 AM
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Bangladesh opener Liton Das said on Sunday that he is not worried about his form as he prepares for the home series against Afghanistan.

The home series looks to be on his priority list as he insisted that he is concentrating on it rather than thinking of the forthcoming World Cup.

“You won’t play well every day. Some day you will play well and someday you will do badly,” Liton told reporters during the Kool-BSPA Sports Award 2022 at a city hotel on Sunday.

“I am not worried about it (my form). I will just start my practice tomorrow and will see what happens later,” he said.

“The World Cup is still a long way to go and from tomorrow there might be a camp and let’s see first we have to start,” he added.

Though Liton was asked about his form ahead of the home series against Afghanistan he looked happy considering the fact of winning the Kool-BSPA Sports Person of the Year 2022 for his heroics with the willow across format.

“It feels good to win the award and if I get it regularly or someone who performs receives it then certainly it will inspire me to do well,” he said.  

Bangladesh Sports Press Association is the oldest and most revered organisation of sports journalists in Bangladesh on Sunday afternoon organised the gala programme whereas the State Minister for Youth and Sports Zahid Ahsan Russell, MP distributed awards among the winners as the chief guest.

Square Toiletries Limited Managing Director Anjan Chowdhury was also present as a special guest. International Sports Press Association (AIPS) ASIA Vice-President Mubarak Mohammed Al-Buainain also graced the occasion along with its Secretary General Malik Amjad Aziz.

Liton, for his outstanding performance for Bangladesh national cricket team across all formats, won the ultimate glory while the SAFF Women’s Championship winning team’s captain Sabina Khatun won the Popular Choice Award 2022.

The winners of the Kool-BSPA Sports Award 2022 are Liton Das (Best Cricketer, Male), Nigar Sultana Joty (Best Cricketer, Female), Robson Robinho (Best Footballer, Male), Sabina Khatun (Best Footballer, Female), Nasrin Akter (Best Archer), Ashraful Islam (Best Hockey Player), Imranur Rahman (Best Athlete, Track and Field), Golam Rabbani (Best Coach), Nafiz Iqbal, Sifat Ullah Ghalib (Emerging Players), Amirul Islam (Grassroot Level Organiser), Sumita Rani (Special Honours), Bangladesh Kabaddi Federation (Best Organisation), Special Felicitation for Bangladesh women’s national football team and Bangladesh physically challenged cricket team.
Liton Das, Sabina Khatun, Bangladesh women’s national football team and Bangladesh physically challenged cricket team received Taka 1 lakh each as prize money while all the others received Taka 25,000 each.