DHAKA, May 22 (Xinhua) -- The Bangladesh Olympic Association (BOA) announced on Sunday that the nation's men's football squad will join the Hangzhou Asian Games.
"BOA has informed us that our men's and women's teams are slated to compete in Hangzhou, China," said Kazi Nabil Ahmed, vice president of the Bangladesh Football Federation (BFF) and chairman of the National Football Team Committee, during a press briefing after a meeting in Dhaka on Sunday.
Previously, due to their subpar performance, the BOA had excluded the men's football team from the delegation.
The Hangzhou Asian Games are scheduled from September 23 to October 8, 2023.
Bangladesh made history during the last edition of the games in Jakarta, Indonesia, by qualifying for the knockout stage for the first time.