Bashundhara Group Chairman Ahmed Akbar Sobhan said the largest sports complex in South Asia is being constructed in Bashundhara of Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh.
He said "We are building the largest sports complex in South Asia. There will be cricket, football and hockey fields here. All possible games can be played. I think Bangladesh will be able to be proud of this complex in the future."
The Bashundhara Group Chairman made remarks at a gala event held in the capital on Friday for celebrating Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club's maiden Dhaka Premier Division Cricket League championship with friends.
The event titled 'Celebrating Cricket with Friends' was held at the residence of Bashundhara Group Vice-Chairman and Sheikh Jamal DC President Safwan Sobhan on Friday.
Bangladesh Cricket Board President Nazmul Hassan Papon graced the programme.
Ahmed Akbar Sobhan in his speech remembered the day when Sheikh Jamal DC lifted the DPL trophy on April 28, the birthday of Sheikh Jamal.
"The day when Sheikh Jamal became champions, it was his birthday also. When Bangladesh beat Pakistan in 1999, it was seen as a surprise. But nothing is surprising now. Bangladesh now beat big teams regularly," he said.
"The leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and the BCB president is taking the game to new heights on each passing day. We are also making the biggest sports complex in South Asia. There are cricket, football and hockey grounds in the complex. Every possible game can be played here. I think Bangladesh can take pride in the complex in the coming days," Ahmed Akbar Sobhan said, adding that his whole family is a sports loving one.
"My family is a sports-loving family. We are involved in many disciplines of sports for many years,” he said.
The Bashundhara Group Chairman also announced to give wicketkeeper-batsman Nurul Hasan Sohan Tk 25 lakh for his brilliant performance in the tournament.
BCB President Nazmul Hasan said the Sheikh Jamal club is as close as Abahani and he was happy to see them winning.
"Sheikh Jamal and Abahanj are very close to my heart. So, I am very happy to see them winning," Nazmul Hassan added.
Wicketkeeper batsman Nurul thanked Bashundhara Group for their support and hoped to continue similar performance in coming years.
Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club earlier confirmed their title after they defeated Abahani Limited by four wickets during their penultimate super league match at Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur on April 26.
The top-outfit lost only three matches on their way to becoming champions in the meet and achieved the highest 24 points from 15 matches.
The second-placed Legends of Rupganj earned 22 points while Prime Bank Cricket Club gathered 20 points to finish third in the 11-team tournament.
BDST: 1156 HRS, MAY 21, 2022