DHAKA, Sept. 9 (Xinhua) — Bowler Musharraf Ahmed Shohel has become Bangladesh’s first athlete to qualify for 10-pin bowling at the 2018 Asia Pacific Masters Games, the inaugural edition of the Asia Pacific Masters Games, in Penang, Malaysia.
According to a press release received here Saturday, Ahmed has been selected and given invitation card to participate in the 10-pin bowling game starting Sunday.
On Thursday Ahmed left Dhakato represent Bangladesh in Penang under the sponsorship of Janco Bangladesh Limited, a concern of Janco International Freight Limited which was founded in 1990 as a global forwarding and logistics services provider with its headquarters in Hong Kong, China.
“This is a great honor for me as well as for the Bangladeshi 10-pin bowling athletes,” said Ahmed who earlier played an international tournament in Melbourne, Australia in April this year.
“So far I know no other sportsman from the country took part in the game. So I am honored and glad that I will be representing my country through the game I play in Penang. I have already booked a ticket for Penang and hopefully I will be able to make my country proud in the event,” said Ahmed upon his return from Singapore last week where he went for practices of 10-pin bowling, a sport in which a player (called a bowler) rolls a bowling ball down a wood-structure or synthetic (polyurethane) lane and towards ten pins positioned at the end of the lane.
The Asia Pacific Masters Games is a regional multi-sport event which involves participants from the Asia-Pacific region.
The 2018 Asia Pacific Masters Games is being held in the Malaysian state of Penang from Sept. 7 to 15, 2018.
Organized by the International Masters Games Association (IMGA), it is the first ever Masters Games for the Asia-Pacific region. Enditem