Chandigarh: A total of 10 nations, including
Pakistan and the United States, will vie for the top honour
during the inaugural World Cup Kabaddi Punjab (WCKP)
championship to be held from April 3-12.
The Rs 2.16 crore tournament, which will be an annual
event, will be held at different venues across the state, WCKP
senior vice-chairman Bikram Singh Majithia said at a press
conference here today.
The event offers Rs 1 crore to the winning team and Rs 51
lakhs for the runner-up side.
Besides host India, England, Canada, Iran, Australia,
Italy, Spain and Norway have confirmed their participation.
Majithia said that an anti-doping committee, under the
World Anti-Doping Agency has already started functioning to
ensure a "drug free" event.
"It is mandatory for all the players taking part in the
tournament to give samples. All samples would be sent to the
WADA-accredited National Dope Testing Laboratory in New
Delhi," he said.
Majithia, who was accompanied with WCKP vice-chairman
Sikander Singh Maluka and Olympian Pargat Singh, warned that
stringent actions will be taken against those who fail to
clear the dope tests.