Dhaka, March 13, 2014: Dhaka is all set for hosting the Asian Games Hockey Qualifiers, comprising eight teams at the Maulana Bhashani National Hockey Stadium from March 15, Saturday. To boost the hockey arena Islami Bank Bangladesh Ltd as the title sponsors.
Air Marshal Muhammad Enamul Bari, the president of Bangladesh Hockey Federation and Eng. Mostafa Anwar signed the deal on behalf of their institutions.
In a official press conference of the nine day meet Bangladesh Hockey Federation officially introduced the title sponsors who agreed to provide a purse of Tk one crore or ten million. The partners are Anjans, the dress partner, Helvetia, hospitality partner, ATN Bangla media partner, Aamra, IT partner, Janata Bank, coach partner. Shadharan Bima and Jiban Bima Corporation are the co-sponsors.
Khwaja Rahmatullah, the general secretary of Bangladesh Hockey Federation welcomed Islami Bank to the hockey arena. “It’s a huge boost for the hockey and I hope the players and the federation will put their best efforts to lift the flag of the country in the Asian Games Qualifiers” said Rahmatullah.
Eng. Mostafa Anwar, the acting chairman of Islami Bank said they hope hockey would revive the glory. “We believe that Bangladesh have immense potential in hockey, that’s why we have stepped ahead, we have every belief that Bangladesh team will put a good show and raise the standards” said Anwar.
The managing director of Islami Bank Abdul Mannan said the as a leading financial institution of the country they have some responsibility for the society. “We support sports for it makes a human sincere and committed, with the hockey I believe the country will reach the desired level and Bangladesh have the potential” said Mannan.
Adviser of ATN Bangla Nawajish Ali Khan and Shahin Ahmed the CEO of Anjans also spoke on the occasion.
Coach Naveed Alam promised that Bangladesh would appear as a different outfit. “Our goal is to win the title and playing a good brand of hockey, I promise Bangladesh would arrive as a strong outfit and put all the failures behind” said Naveed.
Captain Mamunur Rahman Chayan said his team is ready for putting the best. “The team spirit is high, the players are united and firmly focused upon winning the title.” Said Chayan.