Sarwar Hossain and Aminul Haque Mallik have been elected the new President and General Secretary of the Bangladesh Sports Writers Association (BSWA) respectively for the year of 2006-2007. It is nothing new for Sarwar Hossain who held the position of General Secretary in 2002-2003 & 2004-2005.
Other office bearers elected at the BSWA’s Annual General Meeting at the National Sports Council were: Senior Vice President Ikramuzzaman; Vice President: Syed Mazharul Parvez; Joint Secretaries: Rafiqul Islam, Dr Anupam Hossain & Anwar Ullah; Treasurer: Rakibur Rahman, Organizing Secretary: Kazi Imrul Kabir Sumon, Office Secretary: Parveen Nasima Nahar Putul; Library Secretary: Rafiqul Islam; Publication Secretary: S G Akbar; and Sports Secretary: Azad Mobaraki.
Members elected: Talha Bin Nazrul, Mustafa Mamun, Sk.Saifur Rahman, Md.Montu Kayser, Khairul Islam Shaheen, Mohiuddin Polash, Mohammed Rafiqul Haider, Mrs.Salma Rafiq, Md.Hassan Sharif, Azad Mojumder, Abdullah Sayed Muhammed. Ex officio: Rezaur Rahman Sohug.
Cricketers take top awards
National cricketers Mohammad Rafique and Mohammad Ashraful received the S.A Mohsin Trophy for Best Sportsmen of 2003 and 2004. The award was presented by former Footballer and Water Resources Minister Hafizuddin, who presented all the awards for 2003 - 2004 to 21 sports personalities at the Hotel Purbani in January, 2006.
Prominent sports organizer Kazi Shahed Ahmed and sports personality Dulu Afendi were recognized with special awards for their contribution towards sports.
2003 Winners: Habibul Bashar Sumon (cricket), Motiur Munna (football), Abul Hashem (swimming coach), Mahbubur Rahman (cricket umpire), Shaheen Mahmud (hockey organizer) and Bangladesh Chess Federation (organization).
2004 Winners: Khaled Mashud Pilot (cricket), Rubel Rana (swimming), Fouzia Huda Jui (athletics), Zahid Hossain (hockey), Biddyut Kumar Roy (weightlifting), Sharmin Aktar (shooting), Shafiqul Islam Manik (football coach), Aktaruddin Shaheen (cricket umpire), AHM Mostofa Kamal (cricket organizer), Partex Group (patron) and Narail District Sports Association (organization).