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20 January, 2020 00:00 00 AM
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Abahani, Russell lift team titles

SPORTS REPORTER, Dhaka
Abahani, Russell lift team titles
Soma (L) and Mou of Abahani Limited pose for a photograph after winning the women’s team title of Fed Cup Table Tennis Tournament at Shaheed Tajuddin Ahmed Indoor Stadium yesterday in the capital. BTTF photo

Sheikh Russell KC and Abahani Limited emerged champions in the men’s and women’s team event in the Fed Cup Ranking Table Tennis Tournament at Shaheed Tajuddin Ahmed Indoor Stadium in the capital yesterday.

Russell had to concede a set before beating Bangladesh Army by 3-1 sets in the final. Sabbir sent Army into lead winning first set 14-12, 6-11, 11-9, 11-7 over Javed of Russell.  Manash drew level for Russel with an 11-9, 11-7 , 11-9 victory over Hasib of Army. Sajib helped Russell overtake Army with 11-7, 11-7, 11-9 win against Akash of Army. Manash won the crucial fourth set beating Sabbir 11-7, 11-8, 22-20.

Soma and Mou led Abahani to a straight 3-0 sets win over Bangladesh Army in the women’s team final. Mou opened the account for Abahani with an 11-5, 7-11, 12-10, 11-9 win against Mahi of Army. Soma doubled the lead with an easy 11-3, 11-3, 11-9 win over Rahima of Army. Finally Soma and Mou defeated Rahima and Saleha in the paired set 14-12, 11-6, 11-6 to seal the coveted title. 13 teams took part in men’s team, while six teams participated in women’s team. The qualifying round of individual events were going on till filing of this report.

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Published by the Editor on behalf of Independent Publications Limited at Media Printers, 446/H, Tejgaon I/A, Dhaka-1215.
Editorial, News & Commercial Offices : Beximco Media Complex, 149-150 Tejgaon I/A, Dhaka-1208, Bangladesh. GPO Box No. 934, Dhaka-1000.

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