For the first time, the traditional Bangladeshi boat race is taking place in London on 27th August. The organisers of this boat race organised a press conference to brief the media on this boat race. The organisers of the event Abidur Rahman Shimu, Selim Khan, Osman Gani, Rimon Rahman, Kodrul Islam and Dr Hasnat Hossain MBE addressed the journalist at the press conference.
The organisers told that a 200 meter race will take place in Dockland riverside in East London. Up to 18 teams can take part in this race. They have also mentioned that 11 teams have already registered for the race which includes London Bangla Press Club.
The fee for registration is 300 pounds. The winning team will receive one thousand pounds as prize money where as the second and third winners will receive seven hundred and three hundred pounds.