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Sport in Bangladesh is a popular form of entertainment as well as an essential part of Bangladeshi culture. Kabaddi is the national sport of Bangladesh. However, cricket and football are considered as the most popular sports in Bangladesh. Traditional sports like Kabaddi, Kho kho, Boli Khela, Lathi Khela are mostly played in the rural areas while foreign sports like cricket, football, hockey, volleyball, handball, golf, badminton etc. are more popular among the urban folks.
After the independence Bangladesh Sports Control Board (BSCB) was established in 1972 and some important and popular games federations were formed at that time. The Ministry of Youth and Sports was also created later for the smooth promotional of sports in the country.
The National Sports Council (NSC) bill was amended in 1974 for the development of sports and games in the country. All sports Federation and Divisional and District sports organisations were affiliated to the NSC for holding games and sports, arranging coaching and training from grass root level.
The National Sports Council (NSC) is the governing body to control all the sports federations and councils in the country and is responsible to the ministry of youth and sports. There are a total of 42 different sports federations affiliated with the NSC. Bangladesh Games is the largest domestic multi-sport tournament in the country where athletes and sports teams from all the districts participate.
Source: (Wikipedia and Banglapedia)
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