Inspector General of Police (IGP) and President of Bangladesh Kabaddi Federation AKM Shahidul Haque today said Bangladesh is going to arrange an international kabaddi competition in the near future.
Mentioning kabaddi as one of our rural heritage games and that Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman had declared kabaddi as national game in 1974, the IGP said, adding Bangladesh Kabaddi Federation will also arrange upazila level kabaddi completion in the country.
He was speaking while distributing prizes of the ‘KMP Commissioner Gold Cup Kabadi Tournament-2017’ at Khulna Circuit House Ground in the city.
In the final competition today, Mohammedan Sporting Club (MSC) defeated Sheikh Kamal Srimty Sangsad by 19-14 points.
Lawmaker Mizanur Rahman Mizan, Chairman of Khulna Zilla Parishd Sheikh Harun-ur-Rashid, Commissioner of KMP Humayun Kabir and convener of the Tournament and President of Khulna Football Association Saiful Islam spoke at the prize distribution ceremony.
President of Bangladesh Police Women Welfare Association Begum Shamsun Nahar Rahman, DIG of Khulna Range Police Didar Ahmed and Acting Divisional Commissioner Faruk Ahmed were also present at the closing ceremony.
Later, the chief guest handed over champion gold cup trophy and Taka 30,000 to winner Mohammedan captain and runner up trophy and Taka 20,000 to Sheikh Kamal Srimity Sangsad captain.
He also handed over a trophy to the best player of the tournament award to MSC player Makhtum.
With the theme of ‘Remedy against terrorism, militancy and drugs: a pledge of Khulna Metropolitan Police (KMP)’, the ‘KMP Commissioner Gold Cup Kabadi Tournament-2017’ began in Khulna from October 15.
With the support of Khulna District Football Association and Khulna District Sports Association, KMP organized the 13-daylong tournament.
A total of 16 teams in different clubs of Khulna participated in the competition.