Niaz to coach BD team

June 4, 2012

Asian Youth Chess
Niaz to coach BD team
Grand Master Niaz Murshed is expected to lead Bangladesh team in the upcoming Asian Youth Chess Championship as coach-cum-manager, confirmed a Bangladesh Chess Federation official yesterday.
The tournament which will be held in Sri Lanka from June 24 to July will be participated in by two young chess players from Bangladesh; national sub junior champion Fahad Rahman (U-14) and National Junior champion Abdullah Al Saif (U-16).
Niaz initially volunteered to accompany Fahad for the tournament of his own accord, but later when the newly elected committee of the federation approached him, the first Grand Master of the country decided to accompany the team as coach-cum-manager in the Asian Youth Chess Champion-ship, said BCF’s joint-secretary elect Morsalin Ahmed.
Bangladesh will also take part in Chess Olympiad (which will be held in Turkey in August) even though the players for that tournament has not been decided yet.
Morsalin also informed that they are going to hold the finals of the national women’s chess championship and the qualifiers of the national men’s championship immediately.

-With The Daily Star input

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