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How Kabaddi Became Famous Worldwide

Kabaddi is an Indian game introduced in Indian Olympic games held in Calcutta in 1938. It is one of the famous sports in India. India has taken part in Asian games in kabaddi and won gold medals in it. It is a contact team sport played between two teams. There is a player called as a raider. Raider runs into the opposite team court to tag out defender as much as possible and return back to their court without being tackled by defenders. If the raider is come back to their court without tackled by defenders, he will get the point.

Kabaddi World Cup

 Kabaddi world cup competition is an international kabaddi competition conducted by the international kabaddi federation contested by men and women national teams. The previous games were held in 2004, 2007, and 2016. All the tournaments won by India. It defeated Iran by 9 points in 2016. it is a very proud moment for India to win three times in the world championship continuously.

  • Pro Kabaddi League

PKL was introduced in India in 2014, and it broadcast on star sports. In the first season of the league, eight teams participate in it. The first match is played on 26 July 2014 between UMUMBA and JAIPUR PINK PANTHERS. The duration of the season is 26 July to 31 August 2014. And the final match of the season is between Jaipur pink panther and UMumba.and Jaipur pink panther beat Umumba by 11 points and win the first season.

  • History

Kabaddi earned his national status in the year1918. Maharashtra was the state who bring the game to the national platform and give him popularity. Kabaddi was first introduced in international during the 1936 in berlin Olympics. In 1950 all India Kabaddi Federation came. After the Amateur Kabaddi Federation of India’s formation, the first men national was held in madras, and the women national were held in Calcutta in 1955. In 1962 school games federations of India included this game into school games. They were organizing the state and national level competitions for the children to go all over the country in various sports on a regular basis.

It is one of the national sports of Nepal. It was also played by army soldiers for fun and to keep their body fit. It was brought to the United Kingdom by Indian, Bangladeshi, and the federation was formed in united kingdom called England kabaddi federation UK.

Conclusion

In this article, we are providing information about kabaddi, how it become popular in the world. When and where the first kabaddi world cup was held. How pro kabaddi league becomes popular, and in the last, we provide the history of kabaddi when it is formed. It is easy to understand that the sport has came a long way in last few years. Now with the emergence of many Kabaddi events, players do consider it as a opportunity to build carrier. Overall, kabaddi is an exciting sport that you must play in routine and even enjoy its popular events to gain more knowledge about the sport.

 

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