The third edition of prestigious Bangabandhu Cup
International Kabaddi tournament begins from tomorrow (Monday) at national
volleyball stadium in the city.
Twelve teams across the globe, England and Poland from Europe, Kenya from
Africa, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand and Chinese Taipei from Association of
Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), Sri Lanka, Nepal and Bangladesh from South
Asia and Iraq from Middle East will compete in the eight-day meet.
Mentionable, the first edition was held in 2021 with the participation of
five teams while eight teams participated in the second edition held in 2022.
In this regards, a press conference and the trophy unveiling ceremony was
held today (Sunday) at the National Kabaddi Stadium in the city.
Habibur Rahman, general secretary of Bangladesh Kabaddi Federation and the
Additional Inspector General of Bangladesh Police, presented the meet to the
Joint Secretary of the federation and Additional Deputy Inspector General
(DIG) of Bangladesh Police Kazi Mozammel Huq and Technical Director of the
tournament E. Prasad Rao were also present on the occasion.
Captains of the participating 12 teams also graced the trophy unveiling
Habibur Rahman said Bangabandhu Cup International Kabaddi is one of the
biggest kabaddi tournaments in the international arena and they are all
focused to go ahead establishing Bangladesh as a true force both on and off
Bangladesh became the champion in the last two editions of Bangabandhu Cup
International Kabaddi and Habibur Rahman again expressed his high hope of
winning the championship title for the third consecutive times.
He said the team's preparation is quite good enough only aim to win the
Tuhin Tarafder, the skipper of Bangladesh Kabaddi Team, also expressed his
high optimism about retaining the trophy.
"We have worked hard for the last couple of weeks and the team is stronger
than the last editions one," the Captain said, adding that they have been
going through rigorous training sessions under foreign coaches and upbeat to
retain the title.
Group A- Bangladesh, Iraq, Nepal, England, Argentina and Poland
Group B- Kenya, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand and Chinese Taipei.
Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)