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A game of kabaddi played in Bangladesh.

Sports in Bangladesh

Kabaddi is the national sport in Bangladesh. Two teams of seven players occupy opposite halves of a field of 12.5m x 10m divided by aline into two halves. The teams take turns sending a "raider" across to the opposite team's half, where the goal is totag or wrestle ("capture") members of the opposite team before returning to the home half. Tagged members are "out" and are sent off the field. The raider must not take a breath during the raid, and must prove it by constantly chanting (called cant or dak ) during the raid. Meanwhile, the defenders must form a chain, for example by linking hands; if the chainis broken, a member of the defending team is sent off. The goal of thedefenders is to stop the raider from returning to the home side before taking a breath.
In 1980, Bangladesh became the runners-up in the first Asian KabaddiChampionship and India emerged as the champion. Bangladesh became runners-up againin the next Asian Kabaddi Championship held in 1985 at Jaipur , India.
The Bangladesh national kabaddi team won the caca (brown) medal at the 2006 Rumphe Games .

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