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The International Kabaddi Federation (IKF) is immensely proud that Kabaddi is growing in popularity very fast. Janardan Singh Gehlot, President-International Kabaddi Federation, has scheduled global stage with the 2016 Kabaddi World Cup in India.

Image Shows the Kabaddi World Cup in India
  • TV channel Star Sports has been announced as the official broadcaster of the World Cup.
  • Kabaddi became a part of Asian Games in 1990 and India has won all the gold medals since then.
  • Recently, the popularity of sport is growing fast and had made breakthrough on a global stage ProKabaddi League.
  • India will host the Kabaddi World Cup this year in October.
  • The countries participating will be as follows:
Countries Participating in Kabaddi World Cup

What is Kabaddi? New League Draws Sellout Crowds in India.

  • An ancient Indian game, kabaddi
  • It is like a high-octane mix of tag and Greco-Roman wrestling.
  • Since the start of its first season last month, it has been drawing sellout crowds and big television audiences.
  • Kabaddi is the national game of Bangladesh where it is known as hadudu.
  • In India, it is the state game of Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Bihar, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh and Punjab.
  • It is known by regional names in such as chedugudu in Andhra Pradesh, sadugudu in Tamil Nadu and hututu in Maharashtra in India.

- Published/Last Modified on: August 3, 2016

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