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Sports in Bangladesh

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Cricket in Bangladesh
http://peperonity.net/go/sites/mview/great.bangladesh/42771438
kabaddi http://peperonity.net/go/sites/mview/great.bangladesh/42771458
Rugby union in Bangladesh
http://peperonity.net/go/sites/mview/great.bangladesh/42771646
Hockey in bangladesh
http://peperonity.net/go/sites/mview/great.bangladesh/42771386

Cricket is one of the most popular sports in Bangladesh, followed by football (soccer) . The national cricket team participated in their first Cricket World Cup in 1999, and the following year was granted elite Test cricket status. But they have struggled to date, recording only three Test match victories, one against Zimbabwe in 2005 and the other two in a serieswin of 2–0 against the West Indies in 2009. In July 2010, they celebrated their first ever win over England in any form of match. Later in 2010, they managed to whitewash New Zealand for the first time in history. In 2011, Bangladesh successfully co-hosted the ICC Cricket World Cup2011 with India and Sri Lanka . Also in 2011, Bangladesh beat England in an ODI. In 2012, the country hosted the Micromax Asia Cup. The team beat India and Sri Lanka but failed to keep the reputation in the final game against Pakistan. However, it was the first time Bangladesh had advanced to the final of any major cricket tournament.
They participated at the 2010 Asian Games in Guangzhou, defeating Afghanistan to claim their Gold Medal in the first ever cricket tournament held in the Asian Games. Kabaddi is a very popular game in Bangladesh, especially in the villages. Often called the 'game of rural Bengal', it is now the National Game of Bangladesh. In some areas Kabaddi is still known as [Ha-Du-Du], but Ha-Du-Du had no definite rules and was played with different rules in different areas. [Ha-Du-Du] was renamed Kabaddi and given the status of the National Game in 1972. Other popular sports include field hockey , tennis , badminton , handball , basketball , volleyball , chess , shooting , angling . The Bangladesh Sports Control Board regulates 29 different sporting federations.


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