THE MYANMAR Cane Ball Federation is arranging to provide both financial and technical assistance to the Philippines next month with the aim of development of Chinlone, a traditional sport of Myanmar which was first introduced internationally at the 27th Southeast Asian Games in 2013.
The assistance aims to promote the continuous participation of neighbouring countries in Chinlone contests in the Southeast Asian Games, a regional multi-sport competition.
The federation plans to leave for the Philippines on 12 December and has already shared playing techniques with Laos as well as Cambodia between 7 and 11 November, MCBF’s General Secretary U Ko Ko Aung said. This is part of the federation’s efforts for successfully holding traditional sports at the 29th SEA Games in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia next August.
At least five countries will be granted to take part in the cane ball competition. U Kyaw Lin Oo, a sports fan, said that he warmly welcomes the federation’s efforts to promote the role of traditional sports in foreign countries.—Myitmakha News Agency