BCB, BFF VPs keep women footballers waiting

Two soccer organisers and the Bangladesh Cricket Board are but handy over the promised money rewards to Bangladesh women’s footballers, regardless of 4 months having elapsed since their profitable of the SAFF Women’s Championship title.

Soon after the group received the title in Kathmandu by beating hosts Nepal 3-1 on September 19, 2022, Bangladesh Football Federation vice-president and chairman of Toma Group, Ataur Rahman Bhuiyan Manik, introduced a money reward of Tk 50 lakh for the gamers.

Bangladesh Cricket Board and Envoy Group chairperson Sharmin Salam, the spouse of BFF senior vp Abdus Salam Murshedy, introduced that the profitable footballers would obtain an analogous quantity, via a press launch and media, respectively.

‘We didn’t get all of the promised cash but. We have checked with the BFF to see if the cash from the 2 sports activities organisers and BCB got here to them. We have been informed that the federation is but to obtain the cash,’ Akhi Khatun, a member of the SAFF-winning Bangladesh women’s group, informed New Age.

Manik and Murshedy couldn’t be reached for feedback regardless of repeated makes an attempt.

BCB chief government officer Nizamuddin Chowdhury mentioned that the board was prepared with a cheque to pay the women’s footballers.

‘Our cheque is prepared, and we’re involved with BFF basic secretary Abu Nayeem Shohag. Earlier, once we contacted the BFF, they mentioned that the gamers had been engaged in a soccer competitors,’ Nizamuddin informed New Age.

‘We are prepared. Whenever the BFF confirms the provision of gamers to obtain the cash, we are going to give it to them. We will give it as we have now made the dedication,’ he added.

The SAFF-winning women’s group members got receptions and awards by others within the meantime.

Prime minister Sheikh Hasina distributed award cash of Tk 1.37 crore throughout a reception held at her workplace in November. Each of the 23 gamers received Tk 5 lakh whereas every of the 11 officers obtained Tk 2 lakh.

Bangladesh Army distributed Tk 1 crore among the many group members when the chief of military employees, General SM Shafiuddin Ahmed, attended the reception programme because the chief visitor in late September.

Cultural organisation Sammilita Sangskritik Jote accorded a reception to the group on the Central Shaheed Minar when the SSJ and IFIC Bank Limited handed over a cheque of Tk 10 lakh to them in September.

Rupayan Group and Amber Group gave Tk 10 lakh every to the group, whereas Bangla every day Prothom Alo gave Tk 1 lakh every to all of the group members in a reception ceremony and handed over a cheque of Tk 1.2 crore to BFF president Kazi Salahuddin for women’s soccer improvement.


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