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Tuesday, July 27, 2004

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StanChart school chess begins

The Bangladesh Observer, Sports Correspondent

The Sixth Standard Chartered Bank School Chess Tournament began at the federation's playing room on Monday.

In all 170 budding chess players from home and abroad are taking part in the tournament, organised by the federation to hunt the promising chess players and to groom them up.

Of the players are from Delhi and Chennai.

 There nine rated players in the tournament. They are: Shahin, Sagar, Elin, Moni from Bangladesh, and Shahid, Antarip, Sangclop, Sumon and Payel from India.

A press conference took place to detail out the terms and objectives of the tournament.

General Secretary of Bangladesh Chess Federation and Secretary of the Ministry of Youth and Sports Syed Sujauddin Ahmed, Acting Chief Executive Officer of Standard Chartered Bank SAA Mashrur, Head of Corporate Affairs of the bank Mohammad Badrul Ahsan addressed the press.

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Massive victory for U-19 against ECB

The Bangladesh Observer,

Visiting Bangladesh Under-19 team earned a massive nine-wicket victory over ECB Eleven of England in the first three-day match that concluded at the Loughborough University ground on Sunday, reports UNB.

This is the third consecutive victory for visiting Bangladesh youth team in England after beating ECB Development of Excellence Eleven twice, first by Duckworth-Lewis method in a rain-affected match and the second by four wickets at the same venue.  

In the three-day match, ECB Eleven, which resumed their second innings with overnight 55 for 1, declared at 224 runs for 4 on the last day (Sunday). Earlier, they scored 337 runs for all in the first innings,

In reply, Bangladesh reached their target scoring quick 224 runs for 1 in 41.4 overs in the second innings on the third and last day (Sunday) after making 338 for 8 in the first innings on Saturday.  

Opener Nafees Ahmed contributed a polished 99 runs, Shamsur Rahman Shuvo made unbeaten 88 and Nazimuddin scored not out 29 in the second innings to guide Bangladesh to a convincing victory. 

ECB Eleven: 1st innings - 337 all out in 94 overs. Nadif Chowdhury 5/81, Enamul Haque Jr 3/89 and Ashim Chowdhury 2/44.

2nd innings (overnight 55 for 1 in 20 overs), 224 for 4 (declared), Rubaiyat 2, Nadif and Rajib 1 each.

Bangladesh Under-19 team 1st innings 338 for 8 (declared),

Nafees Iqbal 93, Nafees Ahmed 76 and Dhiman Ghosh 43.

2nd innings 224 for 1 in 41.4 overs. Nafess Ahmed 99, Shamsur Rahman not out 88 and Nazimuddin not out 29.

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