2016 will witness the 3rd installment of the Kabaddi World Cup. All the World Cups were hosted by India, where the 2004 World Cup was held in Mumbai and took place in Panvel in 2007. The Kabaddi World Cup 2016 is being hosted at Ahmadabad, with matches kicking off from 7th October.
Many countries are participating in the Kabaddi World Cup 2016, like South Korea, Bangladesh, United States, Argentina, Poland, Kenya, Iran, Japan, Canada.
The 2004 World Cup, had Canada at the 4th place, Bangladesh in the 3rd place, Iran came in 2nd and India emerged victoriously. The winners’ line-up remained almost similar in 2007, but the only change was Japan managed to achieve the4th position.
The Kabaddi World Cup 2016 was inaugurated by Janardan Singh Gehlot, the President of the International Federation of Kabaddi.The captains of the 12 participating teams were also present.
This year, the tournament kicked off with a match of India against South Korea where South Korea bagged the game with a finishing score of 34-32.
The fixtures are as follows:
|Friday 7 October||20:00 hrs IST||India vs. South Korea|
|Friday 7 October||21:00 hrs IST||The USA vs. Iran|
|Saturday 8 October||19:00 hrs IST||England vs. Bangladesh|
|Saturday 8 October||20:00 hrs IST||Poland vs. Kenya|
|Saturday 8 October||21:00 hrs IST||India vs. Australia|
|Sunday 9 October||19:00 hrs IST||Argentina vs. South Korea|
|Sunday 9 October||20:00 hrs IST||USA vs. Japan|
|Sunday 9 October||21:00 hrs IST||Iran vs. Thailand|
|Monday 10 October||20:00 hrs IST||England vs. Australia|
|Monday 10 October||21:00 hrs IST||Poland vs. Thailand|
|Tuesday 11 October||20:00 hrs IST||Iran vs. Kenya|
|Tuesday 11 October||21:00 hrs IST||India vs. Bangladesh|
|Wednesday 12 October||21:00 hrs IST||Australia vs. Argentina|
|Thursday 13 October||20:00 hrs IST||Thailand vs. Kenya|
|Thursday 13 October||21:00 hrs IST||Bangladesh vs. South Korea|
|Friday 14 October||20:00 hrs IST||England vs. Argentina|
|Friday 14 October||21:00 hrs IST||USA vs. Poland|
|Saturday 15 October||19:00 hrs IST||South Korea vs. Australia|
|Saturday 15 October||20:00 hrs IST||Japan vs. Iran|
|Saturday 15 October||21:00 hrs IST||India vs. Argentina|
|Sunday 16 October||19:00 hrs IST||Thailand vs. the USA|
|Sunday 16 October||20:00 hrs IST||South Korea vs. England|
|Sunday 16 October||21:00 hrs IST||Japan vs. Kenya|
|Monday 17 October||20:00 hrs IST||Poland vs. Iran|
|Monday 17 October||21:00 hrs IST||Australia vs. Bangladesh|
|Tuesday 18 October||20:00 hrs IST||USA vs. Kenya|
|Tuesday 18 October||21:00 hrs IST||India vs. England|
|Wednesday 19 October||20:00 hrs IST||Bangladesh vs. Argentina|
|Wednesday 19 October||21:00 hrs IST||Thailand vs. Japan|
|Friday 21 October||20:00 hrs IST||20:00 hrs IST: TBA vs TBA|
|Friday 21 October||21:00 hrs IST||21:00 hrs IST: TBA vs TBA|
|Saturday 22 October||21:00 hrs IST||TBA vs. TBA|
You can catch up with the matches on the Start Sports Network or the Android App Hotstar.