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National Tennis Complex named after Lt Sheikh Jamal

The National Sports Council (NSC) has decided to rename the National Tennis Complex at Ramna after Bangabandhu’s son Lt Sheikh Jamal.

It will be called ‘Lieutenant Sheikh Jamal National Tennis Complex’ from now on, according to a handout from the Ministry of Youth and Sports.

NSC Chairman and State Minister for Youth and Sports Zahid Ahsan Russel said each family member of Bangabandhu was a light bearer in the sports arena.

“Sheikh Jamal himself was a tennis player and a pioneer of sports. To commemorate his martyrdom and contribution to the nation’s sports we decided to name the tennis complex after him,” he said.

The tennis complex has eight new courts with floodlights, a gymnasium, and media centre with residential facility. Necessary reform, renovation and revamping of other buildings have been completed.

Source: United News of Bangladesh