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Posted on Dec 09, 11:11AM | UNI
The Pakistan Kabaddi Federation (PKF) has alleged that their team always faces problems while playing in India.
PKF Secretary Mohamamd Sarwar said yesterday that if Pakistan were given fair treatment, it would beat Canada in the December 12 semi-final of the ongoing third Pearls World Cup Kabaddi tournament, being held in Punjab.
He said the Canadian team have most of players of Indian origin. They have been included in the Canadian line-up though "they are not Canadian nationals".
India are playing with their own referees and Pakistan always face problems while playing in India, alleged Mr Sarwar, who was denied India visa for the second time in two years.
Pakistan will now cross swords with Canada on December 12 in the semi-finals. In their last group C match, Pakistan had beaten Italy by 61-21 to top their group with an all-win record.
Pakistan coach Tahir Waheed has said, "Their pre-final against Canada was likely to be tough. I think it would be a tough game as Canada have most of the players of Indian origin.
But if we are treated fairly I hope we will be able to qualify for the final." Pakistan had beaten Sierra Leone by 55-12 in Hoshiarpur on December 3 and outgunned Scotland 61-21 in Amritsar the next day and toppled Italy on way to semi-finals.