The Green Delta Insurance Premier Division Hockey League 2018 will get underway at Maulana Bhasani National Stadium in Dhaka Saturday.
This was announced after a meeting of the Bangladesh Hockey Federation Thursday.
Green Delta Insurance Company Limited executive vice president Mohammad Moniruzzaman and BHF officials were present among others during the meeting.
A total of 13 teams – Mariner Youngs Club, Usha Krira Chakra, Abahani Limited, Mohammedan Sporting Club Limited, Dhaka Wanderers Club, Bangladesh Sporting Club, Sonali Bank SRC, Wari Club, Sadharan Bima Krira Sangstha, Ajax Sporting Club, Azad Sporting Club, Police Sporting Club and Victoria Sporting Club – will take part in the league.
On the opening day, Mariner will take on Victoria at 4:30pm while Usha will lock horn with Police SC at 7pm.
Following the meeting, it was also decided that a veteran hockey Bangladesh team will take part in an exhibition match against CFFC in Kolkata Sunday at 4pm. The side will leave here for India Saturday afternoon and return home Tuesday.