At a recently concluded memorial meeting on the 70th birth anniversary of club founder Sheikh Kamal in Dhanmondi, Salman F Rahman, Prime Minister’s private industry and investment adviser, who was invited as the chief guest said that the full- fledged works on the most coveted Sheikh Kamal Sports Complex will begin soon.
One of the demands currently spurting in South Asian nations in general is of how to enhance the existing sports facilities— given their love for the game of cricket. Practiced almost as a religion, cricket has a huge fan following in countries like Bangladesh, India, and Sri Lanka. With the latter two already accounting for some of the most famous grounds and sports complexes like Wankhede, Galle, Colombo, Chinnaswamy, among others, the opportunity seems great for Bangladesh to become the next big Asian hub for big cricket tournaments.
Given their recent contributions to the game of cricket in form of grounds such as Bangabandhu Stadium, M.A. Aziz Stadium, the expectations from Bangladesh are sublime. That said, the country is already on its way to establish a strong sports infrastructure. A recent effort in this endeavor has been to develop Sheikh Kamal Sports Complex in Nilphamari to provide sufficient opportunities to the youth.
While appreciating Abahani Limited, Salman F Rahman said, “Today Abahani has reached this stage after it had encountered so many obstacles.” Besides Salman F Rahman, Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal, President of the Bangladesh Cricket Board Nazmul Hassan, Beximco Group Executive Director Shayan F Rahman, among others were also present at the occasion.Rahman also talked about the efforts of Sheikh Kamal at the occasion, mentioning about his vision to establish Abahani club and encouraged the people by indicating the prospective modern facilities that form the part of the sports complex, which in turn can play an important role in developing the country’s sports sector.
“But what we can do is that we will preserve the photograph of the building and write its history, which would be preserved in the complex, paving the way for the future generations to know about the history of Abahani,” Salman F Rahman said.
In general, more facilities and amenities can help locate rare talents and the recent success of the Bangladeshi cricket team at the ICC tournament is no different. Thus, sports complexes like these can help fulfill the aspirations of Bangladeshi youth as they look forward to