The 6th Kabaddi World Cup 2015 would be held in Punjab from November 15 to 28, 2015 in stadiums across 14 districts of the state.
Announcing this, Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal said that Kabaddi World Cup 2015 would be organised in 14 stadiums across 14 districts of the state.
Badal while presiding over the meeting of organising committee of Kabaddi World Cup 2015, Punjab Kabaddi Association, Punjab Olympic Association and senior government officials announced to increase prize money for women category from Rs 1 Crore to Rs 1.50 Crore.
ď11 national Kabaddi teams would participate in menís section of Kabaddi World Cup 2015 during the 15 day long event and the teams would compete for title that carry a cash prize of Rs 1 Crore,Ē Sukhbir Badal said, adding that the runnerís up team would get Rs 1 crore cash prize.
Punjab Deputy Chief Minister said that the cash prize for winner in womenís section in Kabaddi World Cup 2015 would get Rs 1 crore while the runners up team would get Rs 75 lakh cash prize.
Kabaddi: Kabaddi is one of the most popular game in Punjab and played mainly in villages.It is regarded as a team-contact sport as a recreational form of combat training. Two teams occupy opposite halves of a small field and take turns sending a raider into the other half, in order to win points by tagging/wrestling members of the opposing team; the raider then tries to return to his own half while holding his breath and chanting "kabaddi, kabaddi, kabaddi" during the whole raid. India has taken part in four Asian Games in kabaddi, and won gold in all of them. There are 4 forms of kabaddi played in India are Amar, Suranjeevi, Huttuttoo, and Gaminee. Amar is generally played in Punjab, Haryana, America, Canada, and other parts of the world, mostly by Punjabi sportsmen. Suranjeevi is the most played form of kabaddi in India and the world. This is the form used in international matches generally and played in Asian Games. Huttuttoo was played by men in Maharashtra State. The news about kabaddi can be read in Jagbani
India won the Kabaddi World Championship in 2007, beating Iran 29-19.
India is also the host to World's first Kabaddi League. The league follows the Formula 1 touring sports format and will be played across four continents starting from August to December 2014. The word Kabaddi has actually originated from Sanskrit roots (Kar-badhi). The origin of the word could be confused with several other Indian languages (check English to Punjabi Translation) as all most all North Indian languages have originated from Sanskrit. It is the state game of Punjab, Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu in India where a related game of Sadugudu is played, and Maharashtra in India. It is played by the British Army for fun, to keep fit and as an enticement to recruit soldiers from the British Asian community. The game is also played extensively in the small town of Peebles in the Scottish Borders, mainly in the local primary school playground, where it is favoured to more traditional childhood past-times such as 'British bulldogs' and 'Kiss, Cuddle and Torture'.
India won the 2013 Kabaddi World Cup held at Guru Nanak Stadium, Ludhiana, (Punjab) India.