Carrom gamers seek Olympic recognition

Organisers in Bangladesh want it to be part of Olympics to bring more recognition and sponsors for popular Asian game.

    It's not just a game, Carrom is a sport - not by Olympic standards but it still generates plenty of excitement.

    The table game is especially popular in Asia, where up to a billion people play the game across the Asian continent.

    Now organisers in the Bangladeshi capital, Dhaka, which is hosting the 16th regional tournament, want it to be part of the Olympics as a way to bring more recognition and sponsors.

    Al Jazeera's Nicolas Haque reports from Bangladeshi capital, Dhaka.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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