Kool-BSJA media football, a tournament organised by the Bangladesh Sports Journalists Association (BSJA) and sponsored by Square Toiletries Limited, will kick off on Jan 21 at the artificial turf, adjacent to the Bangladesh Football Federation (BFF) Bhaban.
A total of 32 media houses, split into eight groups, will take part in the tournament. The tournament will the group champion from each group moving to the quarterfinal. The tournament will end on Jan 25 with two semifinals and final.
The participating teams are: Baishakhi Television, Ekushey Television, Janakantha, Desh Rupantar, Channel i, T-Sports, Daily Sun, Ekhon TV, Jagonews24.com, GTV, Jugantor, Ajker Potrika, Independent TV, RTV, Dhaka Post, Deepto TV, Daily Star, ATN Bangla, Bangladesh Protidin, BTV, Banglavision, News24, Samakal, Kalbela, Dhaka Tribune, DBC, KalerKantho, Banglanews24.com.
A press conference in this regard was held on Wednesday (Jan 18) at the BOA auditorium in the city. The jersey and trophy was unveiled during the press conference and the grouping of the tournament was also held, local media reported.
Organizers of the tournament informed that the champions will be awarded a cash amount of Tk 30,000 while the runners-up will get Tk 15,000. Besides there will be attractive prize for the best of the each match and the best of the tournament. A team can include 10 players in this six-a-side tournament.
Square Toiletries Assistant Manager, Marketing Tehsina Khanam was present as the chief guest. BSJA president ATM Sayeeduzzman, general secretary Anisur Rahman, vice president and tournament committee convener Raihan Al Mooghni, tournament committee member secretary Robiul Islam, were also present.
BSJA Joint Secretary SM Sumon anchored programme.