New Delhi: The union government 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 as under:

Sl. No.Name of Sports DisciplinesSl. No.Name of Sports Disciplines
 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
 Tennis Ball Cricket  

This information was given by union sports minister of Kiren Rijiju in a written reply in Rajya Sabha on Monday.