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23 nations to vie for Rs 4.54 cr World Cup Kabaddi

Posted on Nov 28, 11:19AM | UNI

As many as 23 nations from all the six continents would vie for record prize money of Rs 4.54 crore in the forthcoming 3rd World Cup Kabaddi which will commence in Punjab on December one.

Stating this here today Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal it was gratifying that 16 countries from all the six continents, including 8 countries having no player from Indian origin, would participate in the 3rd edition of World Cup Kabaddi.

He said Afghanistan, Argentina, Canada, Denmark, England, Iran, Italy, Kenya, New Zealand, Norway, Pakistan, Scotland, Sierra Leone, Sri Lanka, USA besides India would play in the Men Section of the World Cup Kabaddi, Punjab-2012 which would be held from from December 1 to 15.

Canada, Denmark, England, Malaysia, Turkmenistan, US and India would play in Women Section.

Mr Badal said that Punjab Sports Department was fully geared up to host the mega event and Kabaddi would enthrall the audience at Bathinda, Patiala, Hoshiarpur, Amritsar, Doda (Muktsar), Sangrur, Roopnagar, Chohla Sahib (Tarn Taran), Fazilka, Gurdaspur, Mansa, Jalandhar and Ludhiana.