National Junior Athletics in November
The Bangladesh Athletics Federation fixed a tentative date of the 36th National Junior (age group) Athletics Championship, which is scheduled to be held on November 20-21.
Bangladesh Athletics Federation (BAF) general secretary advocate Abdur Rakib Montu said the Covid-19 pandemic hampered their schedule of the competitions. We have decided to cancel this year's summer athletics while the national athletics championship has been rolled to next year.
Montu informed that the summer athletics will not be held this year while the national athletics championship will be held on January 15-17 next year by adding that the decision was taken in their 4th executive committee's meeting held on Friday last at Bangabandhu National Stadium where twenty two out of twenty nine members were physically joined.
The BAF general secretary informed that despite the Covid-19 pandemic they had organised twenty to twenty five online coaches, judges and technical seminars as well as international coaching programmes.
Montu said they will launch a talent hunt programme initially at eight divisions across the country soon by the financial assistance of World Athletics.
The World Athletics usually give financial donations to various countries under the development sector and Bangladesh will get US$ 40,000.00 from this sector, he added.