Sayem Sobhan Anvir, managing director of Bashundhara Group, the country’s top industrial conglomerate, and chairman of the top club Sheikh Russell Sports Club, has announced that he will stand by the Bangladesh Football Federation (BFF) to meet the financial crisis. She made the announcement while addressing the reception of Bangladesh Under-19 Women’s Football Team at the International Convention City Bashundhara (ICCB) Flower Ball Hall in the capital on Thursday.
At the beginning of his speech, Sayem Sobhan Anvir congratulated the officials of Bangladesh U-19 team and the Bangladesh Football Federation (BFF) for winning the SAF U-19 Women’s Championship Football. “I am announcing on behalf of Bashundhara Group that I will stand by the Bangladesh Football Federation (BFF),” he said. Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman gave birth to our country. But Bangabandhu’s daughter is leading our country. A woman. Leader of the people Sheikh Hasina. We would not have come to sports without the encouragement of the Prime Minister. The Prime Minister called one day and said, come to sports. After the Prime Minister came to power, we have come in one team after another.
Sayem Sobhan Anveer further said, ‘I am the chairman of Sheikh Russell Sports Club, my younger brother Safwan Sobhan is the president of Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club. We have Bashundhara Kings. We have various sports activities. Because sports is the only way to entertain young people. You will pray that Bashundhara Group can stay with sports all the time. I will request the Prime Minister, if he gives us more encouragement, we will be able to take the sports of Bangladesh to the international arena inshallah.
Sayed Sobhan Anvir, Managing Director of Bashundhara Group, said in response to the statement of Abu Naim Sohag, General Secretary of Bangladesh Football Federation. Now the team cannot be managed even with lakhs of rupees. Billions of rupees are needed now to run the team. The Bangladesh Football Federation cannot run a football team due to lack of money, it is very difficult. That is why Bashundhara Group wants to be by the side of BFF.
Salam Murshedy, senior vice-president of BFF and chairman of BFF’s professional league committee, told Prothom Alo today: There is a big punishment if no one plays. Apart from that, if the spectators return to the field and the image of the tournament is damaged, the financial responsibility will be on the team concerned. The parties signed the PTA (Participating Teams Agreement) on December 6. But now 3 clubs have violated that. ‘
BFF has also issued notices to all the three teams. Bashundhara did not respond. Baridhara said they are not playing in Kamalapur for fear of injury. The federation did not find this answer acceptable. As a result, both the parties have been given big punishment. This evening is the last time to respond to the notice given to the freedom fighter.
Mezbah Uddin, chairman of BFF’s five-member disciplinary committee, a former government official and BFF’s election commissioner, attended the meeting from abroad. 4 members of the committee were present. They are all government officials.