India is going to host 2016 Kabaddi World Cup scheduled to be held in October 2016. It was announced by the International Kabaddi Federation (IKF).
In this edition of World Cup 12 international teams are going to participate. They are US, India, UK, Australia, Canada, Poland, Iran, Pakistan, Bangladesh, South Korea, Japan and Kenya.
Star Sports has been announced as the official broadcaster of the World Cup. Kabaddi became a part of Asian Games in 1990 and India has won all the gold medals since. In recent times the popularity of sport is growing fast and also had made breakthrough on a global stage ProKabaddi League.
- Kabaddi is a contact sport that had originated in ancient India.
- Kabaddi is an umbrella term which encompasses various forms of the game including International rules Kabaddi.
- It is the national game of Bangladesh and is known as hadudu. In India, it is the state game of Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Bihar, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh and Punjab
- It also encompasses similar sports known by their regional names in Indian states such as chedugudu in Andhra Pradesh, sadugudu in Tamil Nadu and hututu in Maharashtra.