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12:00 AM, August 02, 2010 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, August 02, 2010

Asian Games

Women's kabaddi team confirmed

The women's kabaddi squad have finally been included to the Bangladesh contingent for the upcoming Asian Games to be held in Guangzhou in November.
The women's team was initially dropped from the 128-member contingent which included football, cricket (men's and women's), shooting, hockey, swimming, kabddi (men's) athletics, weightlifting, ushu, taekwondo, golf, archery and boxing.
In the absence of top nations Japan and Iran, there is a chance for Bangladesh to clinch a medal, but the Bangladesh Olympic Association dropped the women's team citing shortage of fund.
But the Bangladesh Kabaddi Federation had wished to send its women team in the competition with own cost and the BOA told them they would consider the matter.
"The thought about sending the women's kabaddi team in Asiad was in our mind though we had a shortage of fund initially. Now the government has allocated extra fund for the women team and a 15-member squad will be touring with the contingent," said BOA training committee chairman Mizanur Rahman Manu yesterday.

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