India play with Korea in Kabaddi World Cup opener

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New Delhi, Sep 14: Seven-time champions and top choices India will confront South Korea in the opening match of the 2016 Kabaddi World Cup, to be held in Ahmedabad from October 7 to 22.

Other than hosts India, other taking an interest countries in the competition are USA, England, Australia, Iran, Poland, Thailand, Bangladesh, South Korea, Japan, Argentina and Kenya.

The 12 groups have been gap in two gatherings of six each.

While Group A comprises of India, Bangladesh, South Korea, Australia, England and Argentina, Group B will have Iran, Thailand, Japan, USA, Poland and Kenya.

The semi-finals of the competition will be hung on October 21 with the summit conflict slated for the following day.

Sports Minister Vijay Goel today declared the timetable furthermore divulged the logo of the competition – the well known “Asiatic Lion”.

Goel likewise complimented the Indian paralympians who had won decorations in the progressing Rio Paralympic Games on the event.

“In Rio Olympics our planning was great yet we didn’t have fortunes on our side. In any case, in the Paralympics we are doing extremely well. It’s a matter of pride that we have four awards in Paralympics. At the point when the paralympians will return we will congratulate them,” he said.

Worldwide Kabaddi Federation (IKF) president Janardan Singh Gehlot, in the interim, said their point now is to take the game to the Olympics.

“We as of now took kabaddi to Asiad yet now we need to take it to the Olympics. We need individuals to play kabaddi the whole way across the world,” he said.