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Team strips unveiled ahead of first Bangla Media Cup

Emdad Rahman

In preparation for the inaugural UK Bangla Media Cup 2016 the twelve participating teams assembled at the Regents Lake Venue, Bow, for the much anticipated grand kit launch. Visitors were able to catch a glimpse of the team strips which will be worn for this groundbreaking event, which takes place at the West Ham Academy training ground.


Zakir Khan of the Canary Wharf Group said, “We want everyone to have a great day out. It will be competitive but the spirit will be tremendous. Hopefully this will now become a regular celebration of our media and the contributions they make.”

Mujib Islam of Medialink UK added, “I have met lots of journalists who promote our communities through little or no financial recompense. This tournament is dedicated to their efforts. I am confident that our writers and broadcasters will have a great day out.”


During the evening, twice Greater Sylhet Upazila Cup winning captain Repon Chowdhury was named as the UK Bangla Media Cup Commissioner.

Shah Yousuf of LB24TV said, “It is great that we have for the very first time a cup for the media. We are at the forefront of promoting our community and it is nice to feel appreciated by way of this tournament being held for us. I’d like to thank Abdul Hakim for producing such great quality kit in such a short space of time.”


The evening concluded with the tournament draw made by various representatives of the media.

Group One:
Bangla TV
Channel S
UK BD News
Channel I

Group Two:
ATN Bangla
Iqra TV
Betar Bangla
London BD News
TV One

The inaugural Bangla Media Cup UK will take place 11.00 am on 23rd October 2016 at the West Ham United Training Ground, 60a Albatross Close, Beckton, London, E6 5NX.

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