Kabaddi is one of the famous contact sport that was originated in the ancient Indian history. The game is one of the most popular sporting events in the Asian continent with the sport being held at every Asian Games since 1990. This sport involves two teams of seven players each. The raiders try to enter the opposition half to score points while the defenders try to catch the raiders and stop them from scoring points.
Kabaddi World Cup History – The Winner So Far
Although the Kabaddi World Cup History is relatively new, it can be safely assumed that India is the best Kabaddi playing nation out there, having won all the seven World Cup editions so far. The Kabaddi World Cup India was first played in 2004 where India defeated Iran in the finale. The next edition of the world cup happened in 2007 with the tournament becoming an annual event from the 2010 edition. Last year, the Kabaddi World Cup was canceled because of a controversy that erupted in Punjab with the tournament around the corner. The 2016 Kabaddi World Cup is also set to be hosted in India, like the previous editions, with Kabaddi World Cup Ahmedabad chosen as the host this time around.
2016 Kabaddi World Cup Teams, Venue, Start Date
This year, there would be 12 teams that will be participating in the 2016 Kabaddi World Cup. Some of the teams playing in Kabaddi World Cup 2016 are India (hosts and defending champions), United States of America, Iran, Pakistan, Canada, Bangladesh, and Poland among others. The only question which is on every fan’s mind is where is Kabaddi World Cup 2016 held this year? The International Kabaddi Federation has chosen Gujarat as the Kabaddi World Cup 2016 venue and the event will commence from October 7 in Ahmedabad.
Kabaddi World Cup 2016 Schedule & Opening Ceremony
The International Kabaddi Federation Government of Gujarat has confirmed that it will release the complete Kabaddi World Cup Schedule soon with all the information regarding where the fans can book Kabaddi World Cup 2016 tickets. The federation has also confirmed the presence of a Kabaddi World Cup opening ceremony although they didn’t divulge too much information about who will be performing on the opening night.
Kabaddi World Cup Prize Money & Winner Prediction
The International Kabaddi Federation has set the overall tournament prize at 6.67 Crore INR with the tournament winner bagging a whopping 2 Crore INR for being the champions. The runner-ups will receive 1 Crore INR with the 3rd place team also bagging themselves 51 Lakhs INR. Although the Kabaddi World Cup 2016 fixtures are yet to be announced, the safest bet as the Kabaddi World Cup 2016 winner prediction should be the Indian National Kabaddi Team. Having won all the previous seven Editions and with star names such as Manjit Chillar, Surjeet Narwal, and Anup Kumar as captain, India is the favorite to win the tournament once again.