• Saturday, Dec 07, 2019
  • Last Update : 03:27 pm

Kabaddi eyes better display at SAG

  • Published at 07:52 pm November 27th, 2019
Kabaddi
Bangladesh kabaddi team

Taking confidence from the kabaddi teams’ month-long training camp in India’s Haryana Sports Academy, the Bangladesh Kabaddi Federation is hoping for better outcomes in the 13th South Asian Games in Nepal

Bangladesh has not won any gold medal in kabaddi at the South Asian Games, while the men’s team’s last silver last came in 1995. 

On the other hand, women’s kabaddi was included at the SAG in 2006 and subsequently, Bangladesh won silver in the previous two editions.

Taking confidence from the kabaddi teams’ month-long training camp in India’s Haryana Sports Academy, the Bangladesh Kabaddi Federation is hoping for better outcomes in the 13th SA Games in Nepal.

The kabaddi teams are scheduled to fly straight to Nepal Monday before their events from December 4-9.

“Both the men’s and women’s kabaddi team, who are participating in the SA Games, have been training in Haryana. India may not take part, if so, we are expecting gold in the men’s event,” said IG of Police and BKF president Mohammad Javed Patwary while announcing the SAG squad during a press conference at the Police headquarters Wednesday.

World kabaddi giants India however, will be sending both the men’s and women’s team as they announced the squads Tuesday. 

Even if the men’s team claim silver it would still be considered an achievement as they won only bronze in the last four editions.

A warm reception was also given to Bangladesh junior kabaddi team for winning bronze in the inaugural Junior Kabaddi World Cup held in Iran this month.

SAG squads

Men’s team: Masud Karim, Zakir Hossain, Anwar Hossain, Sabuj Mia, Ashraful Sheikh, Monirul Chowdhury, Abdul Momin, Ferdous Sheikh, Nasir Uddin, Jahangir Alam, Hasan Ali, Javed Sheikh.

Women’s team: Shahnaz Parvin, Sharmin Sultana, Rupali Akhter, Shraboni Mallik, Hafiza Akhter, Tuktuki Akhter, Disha Sarker, Lucky Akhter, Saraswati Rani, Brishty Biswash, Meyebi Chakma, Rekha Akhteri.