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Kabaddi Can Unify People - Saravanan
He said kabaddi was growing, not only in the country but also internationally.
"For instance, sepak takraw, which used to be the traditional game of the Malays, has become more popular now that it is a competition sport at the international level. The same goes for kabaddi," he said.
Saravanan spoke to reporters after launching the Fifth International Inter-City Kabaddi Championship at the Titiwangsa Stadium, here, today.
Participants of the championship, which will go on until Sunday, are from 18 teams from four countries - Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Colombia and India.
"I hope the six teams from Malaysia will learn something from the foreign teams which have been in kabaddi longer so that they will play better in the future," he said.
The six local teams are from Johor Baharu, Banting (Selangor) and two each from Kuala Lumpur and Kuala Terengganu.
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