Officials from the Consulate General in Dubai, community leaders, journalists and expatriates enjoyed the game. The spectators also expressed their happiness after watching the game. In the final, Dubai defeated Abu Dhabi by 6-7 points and became the champion. The participating players said that having the opportunity to play regularly in the land of exile would help them to stay physically fit as well as mentally refreshed.
Consul General BM Jamal Hossain said that the initiative of Bangladesh Consulate Dubai will be continued to preserve the tradition of playing kabaddi and to spread and propagate it in distant lands. In this way, the talented players among the expatriates will be able to express themselves
SM Newaz Sohag, joint secretary of Bangladesh Kabaddi Federation, said that kabaddi is still popular in Bangladesh. The Kabaddi Federation has undertaken new programs to spread this popularity in the country and abroad. Following this, a big tournament is planned to be held in the UAE soon. Today’s event is primarily part of that plan. I could not have imagined that the UAE expatriates would give such importance to today’s event. Encouragement of expatriates will motivate them to organize tournaments
Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah and Ajman teams took part in the game In the first round, Abu Dhabi defeated Ajman by 22-13 points. Dubai beat Sharjah by 14-6 points
Among the community leaders present were Mahbub Alam Manik CIP, Ismail Gani, Mazharullah Mia, Shafayat, Bulbul Ahmad Mukul