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Kolkata Mohammedan to release Jamal on March 18

Bangladesh Football Federation (BFF) general

secretary Abu Nayeem Shohag today said Kolkata Mohammedan Sporting Club will

release Bangladesh captain Jamal Bhuiyan on March 18 as BFF officially

received a confirmation letter from Kolkata Mohammedan on Wednesday.

Bangladesh captain Jamal Bhuiyan is currently in India playing for Kolkata

Mohammedan Sporting Club in the I-league.

“After the last meeting of national teams committee, we officially sent a

letter to Jamal Bhuiyan’s club Kolkata Mohammedan requesting them to release

Jamal Bhuiyan for his participation in the Tri-nation tournament in Nepal and

the club officially confirmed BFF mentioning that as Jamal Bhuiyan is the

captain of Bangladesh, so it’s also a matter of pride and joy for the club

and the club will release Jamal on March 18,” Shohag told the newsmen today.

After being discharged from Kolkata Mohammedan, whether Jamal will come to

Bangladesh on the following day (March 19) or join the team directly in

Nepal, will be finalised in a day or two.

“Probably Jamal is expected to reach Nepal either on March 21 or 22 but

we’ll try our best so that he can reach Nepal in the quickest possible time,”

Shohag added.

Meanwhile, the national booters will start their residential training camp

from Saturday (March 13) for the tri-nation tournament under the supervision

of head coach Jamie Day. Bangladesh will take on hosts Nepal and Kyrgyzstan

Under-23 team in the tri-nation series, which will take place in Kathmandu

from March 23-29. Each team will play one match against each other and the

top two sides will play the final on March 29.

Bangladesh football team does not need to go through a quarantine period

in Nepal but the booters will require COVID-19 test from here while another

test will be done in Nepal. Those who will test negative, will be able to

join in the team’s practice session, Shohag added.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)