Pakistan demands postponement of Kabbadi World Cup in India

ISLAMABAD: Amid heightened tensions between the two countries, Pakistan Kabbadi Federation has forwarded a letter to the International Kabbadi Federation seeking postponement of Kabbadi World Cup event scheduled to be held in India next month, Roznama Dunya reported on Monday.


The federation has also requested to move the venue to any other country.

The letter was sent a day after India decided not to invite Pakistan to participate in the Kabaddi World Cup starting from November 3 in Punjab.

Concerns around the security of the team compelled the organisers to drop the six-time runner up Pakistan.

Organising committee’s president and Punjab cabinet minister Sikander Singh Maluka said the situation in the state following the tensions at the LoC does not augur well to invite Pakistan for the World Cup scheduled to be held between November 3 and 17.

Secretary of Pakistan Kabbadi Federation Rana Sarwar expressed disappointment over exclusion of Pakistan kabbadi team’s name.