Pakistan to host Kabaddi World Cup for the very first time next year from January 12 to 18, the Pakistan Kabaddi Federation (PKF) announced on Thursday.
As many as nine teams including America, India, Iran, Canada, England, Australia, Super XI, Kenya, and Pakistan will participate in the event.
The president of PKF, Chaudhry Shafay, revealed that eight out of nine teams have already confirmed their participation in written while India is expected to confirm their tour via a written document by next month.
While talking to the media in Lahore Shafay expressed excitement over getting the hosting rights of the mega event for the very first. The event’s schedule will be disclosed soon while the venues for the event are confirmed which include Faisalabad, Lahore, Nankana Sahib, and Kartarpur.
“We are excited about this exciting event. We are prepared well for the event and will try to host it in the best possible way,” Shafay told reporters.
He said that this event will pave the way for them to encourage more local players towards this unique and exciting sport.
“I think this is an excellent achievement for us as this event will help us bringing this game in limelight in the country,” he said.
It is pertinent to mention here that the winning prize of the nine-nation mega event is Rs 1 crore. The runners-up will get Rs 7.5 million while the third-place team will purse prize money of Rs 5million.