Dhaka – The Vasavi Dhaka Metropolis School Kabaddi (Boys and Girls) under the auspices of Bangladesh Kabaddi Federation begins on Wednesday at five venues in the capital to hunt talented players from the grassroots level.A total of 115 metropolis school teams, including 63 boys’ and 52 girls’ ones, split into eight zones will take part in the five-day meet sponsored by Vasani Fashions Limited.
Some 1,725 players, including 780 girls, will compete in five venues — Motijheel Govt Boys High School ground, Mohammadpur Govt Boys High School ground, Mirpur-14 Police Lines ground, Uttara APBN ground and Kabaddi Stadium.
After the tournament, the Bangladesh Kabaddi Federation will form one boys’ team and one girls’ team with the talented players of the tournament for participating in the KIDS Kabaddi Tournament in India.
General Secretary of Bangladesh Kabaddi Federation (BKF) and DIG (Administration & Discipline) of Bangladesh Police Habibur Rahman disclosed the details of the tournament at a press conference at the conference room of the Police Headquarters in the city on Tuesday.
BKF Joint Secretary and Additional DIG (Development) Gazi Mohammad Mozammel Haque and Chairman of Vasani Fashions Ltd Yesar Ahmed Khan Tamim also spoke on the occasion.
The champions will get prize money of Tk 40,000 while the runners-up team Tk 30,000, man of the tournament Tk 3,000 and the best player of the final Tk 3,000 each despite a total budget of Tk 65 lakh.Besides, Bangladesh Kabaddi Federation will provide conveyance, food and jerseys to all the participating teams.UNB