Australia, USA, Canada, UK, Iran, Poland, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Korea, Kenya and Japan will be playing in the tournament the dates for which will be revealed later.
Kabaddi World Cup 2016:
The colossal triumph of Star Sports Pro Kabaddi and the participation of players from around the globe is a evidence to kabaddi’s promise as a global level sport. We are proud and delighted to have India host 12 nations for the 2016 Kabaddi World Cup. In addition the President of International Kabaddi Federation, Janardan Singh Gehlot said, “The Federation is immensely proud that Kabaddi is growing in popularity very fast. It is all set to advance on a global stage with the Kabaddi World Cup 2016 hosted by India,”.
IKF officials specify that they are giving special care to make sure that the selection of the participant nations for the World Cup is representative of all Olympic geography.
Drawing attention to this, Secretary of the Korea Kabaddi Federation and Secretary General – IKF, Mr.Yeong Hak Hoon said, “Kabaddi is emerging in popularity in Korea and many other countries, especially due to the remarkable Star Sports Pro Kabaddi League that is being broadcast across the world by Star Sports.
Kabaddi became a member of Asian Games in 1990. And since then India have won all the gold medals.
The official broadcaster of the 2016 Kabaddi World Cup will be Star Sports.
All matches will be broadcast exclusively on the Hotstar and Star Sports network.