The Premier Bank continued its involvement with the Bangladesh Championship League, the second tier league of professional football circuit in the country, for the third consecutive year. The tournament is scheduled to kick-off at the Shahid Sipahi Mohammad Mostafa Kamal Stadium, Kamalapur tomorrow.
Premier Bank, one of the leading banks of the private sector continued their sponsorship with a purse of Tk2.5m. Victoria Sporitng Club, Wari Club, Badda Jagoroni, Arambagh, Rahmatganj, Farashganj and Agrani Bank are the seven teams who will vie for the two promotional slots to the Bangladesh Premier League while one will be relegated to the first division.
The three-phase league will see the champion team bag Tk500000 while the runners-up will be provided a purse of Tk300000. Bangladesh Football Federation also plans to host some matches at the Manikganj stadium.
In a press conference held at the BFF House yesterday Abdus Salam Murshedy, the senior vice president of BFF, lauded Premier Bank for the sponsorship and said, “Premier Bank’s assistance will definitely add pace in the development process of the game in the country, we are thankful to them.”
Dewan Anwarul Latif, the DMD of the Premier Bank hoped football will proceed by meeting the demand of time and Bangladesh will enjoy a better future in the football arena.
BFF general secretary Abu Naeem Shohag, executive committee member Harunur Rashid, professional league committee member Abdur Rahim, Premier Bank officials Md Imtiazuddin and Syed Nawsher Ali were also present on the occasion.