Bangabandhu 9th Bangladesh Games will continue per plan despite the nationwide lockdown from Monday.
The news was confirmed to the media by Bangladesh Olympic Association's (BOA) secretary-general Syed Shahed Reza on Sunday.
Reza today told reporters that they are confident of completing the Games with assurance from the government.
"Inshallah Bangladesh Games will continue. We are trying to complete the remainder of the events by following health protocols," Reza said following a visit to the Bangabandhu National Stadium where athletics events are being held.
"The government definitely knows about this and we will definitely get a positive response in this regard. We have had talks with everyone and have been assured that the Games can continue," Reza added.
Meanwhile, Bangladesh Football Federation has decided, in principle, to suspend all footballing activities once the circular is issued.
"We have decided, in principle, that all football events will stay suspended till at least after one week of the end of the lockdown. This will be effective from the time we get the government circular on lockdown," BFF general secretary Abu Nayeem Shohag told The Daily Star today.