The long awaited second edition of the World Cup Kabaddi will be held in the first quarter of 2023.
An official announcement of the exact dates and venue will be made in the near future after final agreements are penned with the host city as well as other stakeholders.
The World Cup Kabaddi was delayed for almost three years due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
World Kabaddi is confident that with the proper health protocols the prestigious tournament can take place without any major hurdles.
The inaugural World Cup was held in Melaka, Malaysia, hosted by the Malaysia Kabaddi Federation (MKF). Powerhouses India won both the men’s and women’s titles and would be favoured to defend the titles.
The 2023 World Cup is expected to all the top kabaddi nations from around the world taking part. This would include newly crowned European kabaddi champions England and African kabaddi champions Egypt.
The tournament is also likely to see the participation of a myriad of teams including from Australia, New Zealand, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Kenya, Tanzania, Cameroon, USA, Canada, Poland, Cyprus, Italy among others.
World Kabaddi currently has over 50 affiliated members around the globe and interest in the tournament is expected to be at the highest.
Arrangements have also been made to telecast the World Cup in major broadcast stations around the globe.
Stay tuned for more details in the coming weeks.
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