Xtreme Rollerz of Chittagong, a band of stuntmen in the port city, want the recognition of motorbike stunt as a sport.
Starting their journey three years back, the band are comprised of some 42 members aged 8-32 years, having a common interest in motorbike stunt.
They gather at the picturesque CRB area in the port city on Friday, Saturday and Tuesday in a week and practise the stunt enthralling the audience.
Talking to the daily sun, Sakib Risvee, founder of the band, said the aim of the band is to engage youths with a sport-like event, so that they cannot be derailed.
“We practise all kinds of motorcycle stunts on the street of CRB. Through this sport, our men enthral the audience with their skills in bike driving,” he said, adding that they use safety gears to avert injury.
“It’s not like bike race or reckless driving. The stuntmen are expert in controlling speedy bikes,” said Sakib, an undergraduate student at Government Haji Muhammad Mohsin College in the city.
Mohammad Twasin, managing director of the band, said bike stunt is recognised as a sport in foreign countries.
“But, the event is yet to get the recognition in Bangladesh. As a result, we are facing problems,” he said.
“We performed stunts in different shows in Dhaka, Sylhet and Chittagong,” said Twasin.
“All of our band members have valid driving licence and necessary documents of bike,” he said.
“We want recognition of the event as sport,” he said urging the administration to provide them with a stunt ground in the port city.