10 nations to participate in World Cup Kabaddi

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.

Last Updated: Mar 29, 2010, 17:24 PM IST

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.

PTI