Kabaddi World Cup
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Kabaddi World Cup match
Founded2010; 12 years ago (2010)
RegionInternational (administrated by the Government of Punjab (India))[1]
Number of teams12
Related competitionsAsia Kabaddi Cup (Circle style)
Kabaddi World Cup (Standard style)
Current championsMen's:
 Pakistan (1st title)
Women's:
 India (4th title)
Most successful team(s)Men's:
 India (6 titles)
Women's:
 India (4 titles)
Television broadcastersPTC Punjabi[2]
WebsiteOfficial website

The circle style Kabaddi World Cup, is an international kabaddi competition administrated by the Government of Punjab (India) contested by men's and women's national teams.[3] The competition has been contested every year since the inaugural tournament in 2010, except for 2015 due to the 2015 Guru Granth Sahib desecration controversy.[4] The women's tournament was introduced in 2012. As of October 2016, every tournament, men's and women's, has been won by India[5] except of the 2020 edition of Kabaddi World Cup won by Pakistan.[6]

Cultural performances

In opening and closing ceremonies of Kabaddi World Cup, there are performances by Punjabi artists.[7]

Format

The current format of the competition involves a round robin group stage, with 4 teams in 2 pools, first and second of the each group progress to the semi-finals.[8]

Summary

Men
Year Host Final Third place match
Winner Score Runner-up 3rd place Score 4th place
2010
details
India
Ludhiana

India
58-24
Pakistan

Canada
66-22
Italy
2011
details
India
Ludhiana

India
59-25
Canada

Pakistan
60-22
Italy
2012
details
India
Ludhiana

India
59-22
Pakistan

Canada
51-35
Iran
2013
details
India
Ludhiana

India
48–39
Pakistan

United States
62–27
England
2014
details
India
Sri Muktsar Sahib

India
45–42
Pakistan

Iran
48–31
England
2016
details
India
Jalalabad, Fazilka

India
62–20
England

United States
43–39
Iran
2020
details
Pakistan
Lahore, Faisalabad, Gujrat

Pakistan
43–41
India

Iran
54-33
Australia
Women
Year Host Final Third place match
Winner Score Runner-up 3rd place Score 4th place
2012
details
India
Patna

India
25–19
Iran

Japan
and
Thailand
2013
details
India
Ludhiana

India
49–21
New Zealand

Denmark
34–33
Pakistan
2014
details
India
Sri Muktsar Sahib

India
36–27
New Zealand

Pakistan
38–28
Denmark
2016
details
India
Jalalabad, Fazilka

India
45–10
United States

New Zealand
42–21
Kenya

Medal table

Men

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 India6107
2 Pakistan1416
3 Canada0123
4 England0101
5 Iran0022
 United States0022
Totals (6 nations)77721

Women

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 India4004
2 New Zealand0213
3 Iran0101
 United States0101
5 Denmark0011
 Japan0011
 Pakistan0011
Totals (7 nations)44412

References

  1. ^ "2019 World Kabaddi Cup to be held from December 1 to 9". The Hindu. PTI. 2019-11-13. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 2020-02-20.((cite news)): CS1 maint: others (link)
  2. ^ Sethi, Chitleen K. (2018-11-13). "Akshay Kumar & Sukhbir Singh Badal are friends who bonded over their love for kabaddi". ThePrint. Retrieved 2020-02-20.
  3. ^ "Kabaddi World Cup 2016: Can the tournament's rebirth kickstart a legacy?". Firstpost. Retrieved 2020-02-20.
  4. ^ "Punjab invites Pakistan to particpate [sic] in World Kabaddi cup". Business Standard India. Press Trust of India. 2016-09-27. Retrieved 2020-02-20.
  5. ^ Service, Tribune News. "Year on, kabaddi world cup teams yet to get prize money". The Tribune. Retrieved 2020-02-20.
  6. ^ "Pakistan win circle style Kabaddi World Cup by beating 'unauthorized Indian team' in final". The Indian Express. 2020-02-17. Retrieved 2020-02-20.
  7. ^ Kamal, Neel. "Bollywood, Pollywood artists to perform at Kabaddi world cup opening". The Times of India. Retrieved 2020-02-20.
  8. ^ "India V/S Mexico Women's - Dr. B. R. Ambedkar 6th World Cup Kabaddi Punjab 2016". PTC News.((cite news)): CS1 maint: url-status (link)