The quarterfinals of the Bashundhara Group Federation Cup Football begins on Sunday with two matches billing for the day at the Bir Shreshta Shaheed Shipahi Mohammad Mostafa Kamal Stadium at Kamalapur in the capital.
Dhaka Mohammedan SC will play Chittagong Abahani Limited in the first quarterfinal at 4:30 pm while Saif Sporting Club will encounter newcomers Swadhinata KS in the 2nd quarterfinal at 7:30 pm on Sunday.
Sheikh Russel KC will meet Rahmatganj MFS at 4:30 pm while Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club will play Dhaka Abahani Limited at 7:30 pm on Monday in remaining two quarterfinals.
The two semifinals will be held on January 6 while the final match will commence on January 9 at the same venue,
Earlier, three teams out of 12 premier league clubs–holders Bashundhara Kings, Uttar Baridhara Club and Muktijoddha Sangsad KC–were scratched from the meet as the clubs could not turned up in the field against their rivals as per schedule.
Later, the BFF disciplinary committee took some punitive actions against the clubs for the incident.
The disciplinary committee, in separate meetings, banned Bashundhara Kings, Uttar Baridhara Club and Muktijoddha Sangsad KC for the next edition of the Federation Cup Football and also imposed a fine of Take five lakhs each against three clubs
The three premier division clubs – Bashundhara Kings, Muktijoddha Sngsad KC and Uttara Baridhara Club –informed the BFF in writing that they would not play the Federation Cup in the unplayable conditions of Kamalapur Stadium.
Source: United News of Bangladesh