Grand Master Ziaur Rahman signed a deal with Bangladesh Navy chess team after GM duo Abdullah Al Rakib and Enamul Hossain Rajib, confirmed a Navy official on Tuesday.
With the inclusion of Ziaur Rahman, Bangladesh Navy is going to offer a huge challenge to Mohammedan Sporting Club who use to form the best chess team in the premier league.Bangladesh Navy was introduced with country’s chess in 2013 by participating in the Bangladesh Games.
Navy, who became runners-up in the 2013 Bangladesh Games and Premier League, crowned champions of the last edition of the premier league.
Mushfiqur Rahman Mohan, chief adviser of the Navy chess team expressed his content on the deal and hailed the move of Navy which he believes will strengthen country’s chess.
‘Initially Zia will play for Navy as contractual basis and I think It was a great initiatives that will inspire to patronise the game in future,’ said Mohan, who is also a member of Bangladesh Chess Federation.
‘We have already recruited 16 chess players through permanent and contractual basis.’
-With New Age input