Iran and Korea for example are very professional about their kabaddi
. They take it more seriously than maybe we do.
Talking to mediapersons here on Friday after a meeting with secretary general of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Kabaddi
Association, Arbab Naseer, he said there was no dearth of kabaddi
talent in the province.
Speaking on the rising popularity of the sport soon after India defeated Pakistan in the opening match of the six-nation Kabaddi
Masters Dubai tournament at the Al Wasl Sports Club on Friday, Rathore said: "Kabaddi
has got all the ingredients that are needed to become an Olympic sport.
The popular contact sport, played with minimum equipment, got its first-ever league match in Dubai as the Indian High School (IHS), in collaboration with the KHDA and the Indian Consulate, launched the 'Kabaddi
In rectangular kabaddi
, each raider must hold their breath while in the opposition half, while in circular kabaddi
, which the women will be playing on Sunday, they get a 30sec time allocation.
Hadi Oshtorak was drafted by the Telugu Titans of Hyderabad, for $33,230 in the international draft held in Mumbai Monday, making him the highest paid player for the second season of kabaddi
The 10-team league will follow a five month season and play in circle style, which is the most popular kabaddi
format played in 26 countries across the globe, according to the statement.
Spokesman Kuljit Singh, 34, said: "People who enjoy boxing and wrestling will enjoy kabaddi
Prasad Rao, a Dronacharya awardee and the technical director of the Asian Amateur Kabaddi
Federation, who is on a visit to Oman.
The four days event is being organized to pick outstanding players for their grooming and training to form national junior team to feature In the 1st Junior World Kabaddi
Championship (Boys) being held from November first in Iran, said Muhammad Sarwar, Secretary, PKF here on Wednesday.
'Once the U20 Kabaddi
Championship is over, we would send invitations to Indian and Iranian teams,' he said
Cup Tournament will be played at Iqbal Stadium