Bangladesh Sports Press Association (BSPA) has been awarded the best sports journalist organisation in Asia.

BSPA president Sanat Babla and general secretary Samon Hossain received the accolade during an award ceremony of International Sports Press Association at the Sofitel Ambassador Hotel in Seoul, Korea on Monday.

AIPS Asia president Hee Don Jung handed over the award, while AIPS president Gianni Marlo was also present on the occasion.

BSPA, the oldest organisation in country for sports journalist, achieved this prestigious recognition thanks to their activities in 2022. BSPA was first among 30 countries while Nepal was elected second.

BSPA celebrated its 60th anniversary last year and also awarded 10 best ever sports personnel of the country that got widespread praise.