Abahani Limited (Dhaka)
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|Full name||Abahani Limited, Dhaka|
|Ground||Bangabandhu National Stadium
|Manager||Sattajit Das Ropu|
Abahani Limited (Bengali: আবাহনী ক্রীড়াচক্র) is a sports club in Bangladesh. It was established at Dhaka in 1972 through reorganisation of Iqbal Sporting Club. Within a short time, the club gained fame through commendable performances in hockey, cricket and football tournaments.
Abahani introduced junior coaching camps on its own initiative and employed foreign trainers in them. Abahani also did a lot to improve football in Bangladesh through new experiments.
Between 1973 to 1993, Abahani became the champion of Dhaka's first division cricket league eleven times and runner up on five occasions. In the Damal Summer Cricket Tournament, Abahani became champion in 1980–81 and 1984–85 and runner up in 1982–83 and 1985–86. The club was champion in the Shaheed Smriti Cricket Tournament in 1977–78, 1981–82 and 1984–85 and in the Star Summer Cricket Tournament in 1980–81 and 1984–85. It finished the Alpha Cup Cricket as champion in 1982–83 and as runner up in 1983–84.Abahani won the premier cricket league for three years in a row 2007–08, 2008–09, 2009–10.
The club became champion in the first division hockey league in 1977, 1978, 1980–81, 1982–83, 1985–86, 1988–89 and 1993–94, and was runner up in 1977–78, 1979–80, 1981–82 and 1987–88. The club was champion in the Shaheed Smriti Hockey Tournament in 1973 and 1974 and runner up in 1976, 1977 and 1979. It was champion in the Independence Cup Hockey Tournament in 1974, 1975, 1977 and 1979 and runner up in 1973 and 1985.
Abahani Club was registered as a limited company in 1989.
Dhaka Premier League Cricket squad
|No.||Name||Nationality||Birth date||Batting Style||Bowling Style|
|3||Rony Talukdar||29 May 1989||Right-handed||Right arm Medium fast|
|24||Mithun Manhas||12 September 1977||Right-handed||Right arm off break|
|26||Shikhar Dhawan||5 December 1985||Left-handed||Right arm off break|
|32||Hannan Sarkar||1 December 1982||Right-handed||Right arm Medium|
|34||Yashpal Singh||27 November 1981||Right handed||Right arm Medium|
|35||Fawad Alam||8 October 1985||Left handed||Slow left arm orthodox|
|73||Imrul Kayes||2 February 1987||Left handed||Right arm Medium fast|
|9||Rajat Bhatia||22 October 1979||Right-handed||Right arm Medium|
|17||Farhad Hossain||10 February 1987||Right-handed||Right arm off break|
|25||Lee Carseldine||17 November 1975||Right-handed||Right arm medium pace|
|27||Marshall Ayub||5 December 1988||Right-handed||Legbreak|
|83||Mahmudullah||4 February 1986||Right handed||Right arm off break|
|7||Anamul Haque||16 December 1992||Right-handed||–|
|31||Saghir Hossain||14 August 1986||Right-handed||–|
|1||Saqlain Sajib||1 December 1988||Left handed||Slow left arm orthodox|
|5||Mohammad Rafique||5 September 1970||Left handed||Slow left arm orthodox|
|6||Mashrafe Mortaza||5 October 1983||Right-handed||Right arm Fast medium|
|18||Tapash Baisya||25 December 1982||Right handed||Right arm Medium fast|
|20||Elias Sunny||5 December 1986||Right-handed||Slow left arm orthodox|
|23||Alauddin Babu||5 December 1991||Right-handed||Right arm Medium fast|
|28||Mahbubul Alam||1 December 1983||Right handed||Right arm Medium fast|
|29||Abul Hasan||5 August 1992||Right-handed||Right arm Fast medium|
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