Our (Bangladesh)  national game is Hududu or Kabaddi But in the end of time, the game is going to be lost. Ten years ago, the school-based inter-school or the Thana Kabaddi competition was seen. It does not even look right now. Many people do not know the rules of the game.

Kabaddi is a popular sport in the summer countries of Asia continent. Especially an ancient game of the Indian subcontinent. The game is played in different sub-continent by different names. Since there was no regional regulations, so there was no statutory rules.

Kabaddi is the traditional name of the country's rural HA DU DU A few days before the game of HA DU DU was one of the entertainment sources. Winners of the HA DU DU contest were given a bullock, goat, brass knife, or gold-silver medal for a prize. It's a party game and there is nothing to spend in this game.

It is speculated that in the prehistoric era, when the people learned to protect their own existence in addition to food, as well as to protect themselves from the attacks of wild animals, singing the beginning of the kabadi Although kabaddi is practiced throughout South Asia, it originates from the land of Punjab. Another idea about the origin of the kabadi is that the game was created with the idea of ​​the failure of the legendary heroes of Mahabharata, to fight the fate of the soldiers.Another idea about the origins of kabaddi is that it starts in Tamil Nadu. It is found in the game of touching two children, although the hold of the breath is added later. In the Tamil area, the game is known as Kabaddi, Saduugi, Goodugudu, Palinjadungu and Sadugudatti. The term kabadi is most likely originated from Tamil Kai (hand) and PD (catch). This game was played in Kabadi in India and Pakistan, Hadudu in Bangladesh, Dudu in Nepal, Sri Lanka, Goodugudu, Thikab in Thailand and Chh. Goodo Goodu in Malaysia. The emergence of this game is being done by individuals and groups in opposing enemy invasion and practicing the technique of counter-attack. The prerequisite to success in this game is the ability of physically and emotionally swiftly, muscular swiftness, lung power and tolerance, quick thinking and ability to take decisions, and the ability to apply and above all the opponent's strategy and attitude.

Accepted size of kabaddi court is 12.5m by 10m for boys. And for women 11m by 8m .. There are 7 players in each team and at half time during the game Ÿ 20 minutes to 40 minutes A 5-minute break in the middle. A referee handles the game. Two umpires assist him There is one who calculates the point.

The National Kabaddi Federation was formed in India in 1950 to introduce the game in a unified manner. In 1953, this federation constituted the rules of playing Kabaddi. Some rules were amended and amended in 1960 by analyzing the trial for several years. In 1974, the first Kabaddi test was held in Bangladesh between India and Bangladesh. The Indian Kabaddi team won 5 Tests and won 4-1. The competition created huge enthusiasm in Bangladesh. Bangladeshi National Kabaddi team went to India in 1979 for a return test game.

In the meeting held at the guest house of Vilai Steel Mill in Madhya Pradesh, India's Ispatnagari, 1987, representatives from India and Nepal participated in the meeting. The Asian Kabaddi Federation was formed in that meeting. The first Asian Kabaddi championship was held in Calcutta in 1980, following the same formula. India, Bangladesh and Nepal participate in this competition. India are champions and Bangladesh runners-up.

After independence several federations were reconstituted for the development of sports in Bangladesh. In its continuation, Bangladesh Kabaddi Federation was formed in 1973. Indian National Kabaddi Tournament was held in Asansol, West Bengal in 1973. Kazi Anisur Rahman and Amir Hamza from Bangladesh went to Asansol to watch the competition. Since then, the rules of Indian Kabaddi play follow. Since 1974 national kabaddi competition has been held in Bangladesh. In 1980, Abdul Haq introduced training in kabaddi from India's NIS and introduced kabaddi techniques and regulations in Bangladesh.

In the steady efforts of Bangladesh, the Kabaddi game was included as a regular event in the Safai Sports held in Dhaka in 1985. From then on, Kabaddi plays the international stage. The game was promoted to international status by incorporating a kabaddi game in the Asian Games held in Beijing in 1990. Since then kabaddi has been held in Asian Games as a regular event. Today the kabaddi game has become popular in some countries. Of these, India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bhutan, Japan, Thailand, Iran, Malaysia and Korea are one of the largest.

The federation of these countries is making efforts to improve kabaddi. As a result, this game is becoming popular in countries such as Germany, UK, West Indies and Canada. Asian Olympic Council approved this game as a regular event.