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‘Jabbarer Boli Khela’to be held April 24-26

Published : 17 Apr 2022 12:22 AM | Updated : 17 Apr 2022 01:56 PM

Chattogram City Corporation have decided to hold the 111th edition of popular wrestling competition

‘Jabbar er Boli Khela’ from April 24 to 26 this year on the Kotwali to Andarkilla road in the port city.

CCC Mayor Rezaul Karim Chwodhury made the announcement in a press briefing on Saturday after a meeting with the committee

members for arranging the Jabbar er Boli Khela wrestling competition and fair at his residence. Earlier onApril 13, the committee

announced suspension ofthis year’s Jabbarer Boli Khela as the traditionalsite for arranging the competition, Laldighi ground, was being renovated.

Rezaul Karim Chowdhury said, “The earlier announcement disheartened people and they requested us to not suspend it so we decided to arrange it anyway.”

“This year the competition will be held on the road in front of the Laldighi ground area from 3 pm to 5 pm. The competition used to be held for five days but this year it will be a three day long competition along with a fair,” he said.

After holding the 110th edition in 2019 Jabbar er Boli Khelaremained suspended for two years due to Covid-19 pandemic.

'Boli Khela’wasintroduced in the early 20th century by Abdul Jabbar Saodagar, a local trader. He wanted

to cultivate a sport that would prepare youths to fight the British.

The traditional form of wrestling was named after Jabbar. The first competition was held in 1909.

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