New Delhi: India is set to host the Kabaddi World Cup in October this year. The event will feature 12 countries. The dates for the event will be announced later.
Participants of the tournament include India, USA, Canada, UK, Australia, Iran, Poland, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Korea, Japan and Kenya. Kabaddi became a part of Asian Games in the year 1990 and India has won all the gold medals since.
"The International Kabaddi Federation is immensely proud that Kabaddi is growing in popularity so fast and is all set to breakthrough on a global stage with the 2016 Kabaddi World Cup scheduled in India," said Janardan Singh Gehlot, President of the International Kabaddi Federation.
IKF officials said that they have tried to ensure participation from every Olympic geography owing to the growing popularity of the sport.