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New Delhi : The Government of India has included 21 new sports disciplines including ‘Mallakhamb’ and ‘Sepak Takraw’ in the list of sports disciplines which qualify for recruitment of meritorious sports persons to any post in Group ‘C’ in Ministries/Department of Government of India.

The details of newly included sports disciplines are : Baseball, Body-Building, Cycle Polo, Deaf Sports, Fencing, Kudo, Mallakhamb, Motor Sports, Net Ball, Para Sports (for sports discipline included in para-Olympics and Para Asian Games), Pencak Silat, Shooting Ball, Roll Ball, Rugby, Sepak Takraw, Soft Tennis, Tenpin Bowling, Triathlon, Tug-of-war, Wushu, and Tennis Ball Cricket.

This information was given by Union Minister of State for Youth Affairs & Sports Kiren Rijiju in a written reply in Rajya Sabha on February 8, 2021, according to a PIB release.