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IKF decides to debar Pakistan from Kabaddi World Cup 2016
By NewsX Bureau
| Wednesday, October 5, 2016 - 17:11
First Published |
Wednesday, October 5, 2016 - 16:56
New Delhi: Feeling the heat of being isolated following the Uri attacks and supporting terror groups, Pakistan has been debarred by the International Kabaddi Federation from taking part in the Kabaddi World Cup 2016 which will begin this week in India. This has come as a major snub for Pakistan following the hostile situation between the two countries.
A couple of weeks ago, former Indian Cricket Team Captain Kapil Dev had lost his cool over a question on Pakistan's absence in Kabaddi world Cup while addressing a press conference.
"If you are a Hindustani you should not ask the question at all. Is it the time to ask this question," an angry Kapil Dev said when a journalist asked him why Pakistan had not been invited for the tournament.
It could be guessed that Dev was obviously referring to the deadly terror attack on Indian army in Uri, J&K in which 19 soldiers were killed.
India will host 11 teams in the Kabaddi World Cup scheduled to take place in October, the International Kabaddi Federation (IKF).
The United States, Canada, UK, Australia, Iran, Poland, Bangladesh, Korea, Japan and Kenya, apart from hosts India, are set to take part in the competition for the top honours.
Kabaddi became a part of Asian Games in the year 1990 and India has won all the gold medals since then.
Star Sports will be the official broadcaster of the World Cup.