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India wins 2012 Men’s Kabaddi World Cup

December 16, 2012 - Updated 90 PKT
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LUDHIANA: India easily defeated their archrival Pakistan to lift the Kabaddi world Cup-2012 here, Geo news reported Sunday morning.


Pakistan team was lackluster and could not play its traditional game.


The 16 teams that participated in the tournament were Afghanistan, Argentina, Canada, Denmark, England, India, Iran, Italy, Kenya, Norway, Pakistan, Scotland, Sierra Leone, Sri Lanka, United States and New Zealand.


Entertainment before the match started was provided by Bollywood singer Sukhwinder Singh, Punjabi singer Raja Bath who promoted an anti-drugs message and a dazzling fire show. Poet Padmashree Surjit Pattar won hearts with his poem on strengthening Indo-Pak relations. The host for the game was Punjaban star Satwinder Satti who encouraged everyone to promote the game.


The final ceremony featured Bollywood superstars Akshay Kumar and Katrina Kaif, and Punjabi singer Diljit Dosanjh together with many other performances.


Indian Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal met the players and formally inaugurated the match. Indian Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal, Pakistan Punjab Assembly Deputy Speaker Rana Masood Ahmed, Pakistan Punjab Law Minister Rana Sanaullha and Pakistan MP Sardar Malik also interacted with the players.

Reader Comments
oyeee balle balle .. check de india every one is welcome to play kabaddi

Saudi Arabia
Congratulations !!! India well done.

congratulation to every player we are happiest movements of this time thanks a lot for each and every player....thanking u..

Congratulations to India.

S. Malik
The third consecutive kabaddi world cup win for India is of great national pride. We should respect all nations that took part and walk a foot taller today following the success. Congratulations to the Badals of Punjab for transforming the game and taking it on to the world stage. Thank you also The News and only a handful others who reported on the Kabaddi world cup. Next stop the Olympics for sure.

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