A contingent from India reached Lahore on Saturday via the Wagah Border to take part in the championship, being hosted by Pakistan for the first time. Pictures and footage of the Indians arriving in Lahore have surfaced on social media platforms, kicking up a storm.
'Indian' contingent arrives in Pakistan for Kabaddi Worlds allegedly without Sports Ministry, Federation approval
The arrival of an 'Indian team' in Pakistan for the World Kabaddi Championship has kicked up a controversy with the sports ministry and the national federation claiming that they have not given clearance to any athlete for competing in the neighbouring country.
I have lost the joy of playing kabaddi: Captain Ajay Thakur on scars left behind by India’s Asian Games debacle
As he arrived for the interview, Thakur was as chirpy as ever, but the moment he unfolded and uncovered the emotions he has felt and has continued to feel ever since that day in Jakarta, you get a glimpse of what’s been haunting Indian kabaddi’s top man.
Confusions galore at kabaddi trials with rival association's players turning up to play against absent Indian squads
Confusion reigned supreme at the trials conducted by the Amateur Kabaddi Federation of India (AKFI), with a rival association's players turning up for a match, that was never scheduled, against the Indian squads.
Asian Games 2018: Delhi HC orders players of Indian kabaddi teams to prove merit in post-event 'trial games' to receive benefits
The Delhi High Court in a judgement on Friday deemed the selection process for the Indian kabaddi teams (men's and women's) for the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta as an "eyewash" and ordered the Amateur Kabaddi Federation of India (AKFI) to conduct a fair selection process that is in accordance to the National Sports Code of India.
Kabaddi Masters Dubai: Sports minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore says kabaddi can become Olympic sport
Unveiling the first edition of Kabaddi Masters Dubai, Rathore said, "Hopefully kabaddi will very soon become a global sport and we will see it emerge as a strong contender for an Olympic sport."
Kabaddi Masters Dubai: Ajay Thakur-led India's all-round superiority makes them clear favourites to win title
In the three Kabaddi World Cups held so far, India has won the title every single time. The same statistic holds well in the seven editions of the Asian Games too.
Kabaddi Masters Dubai: Pakistan's arrival delayed by visa trouble ahead of tournament opener against India
Tournament favourites India begin their campaign against the arch-rivals in the at the Al Wasl Sports Club 6.30pm local time, leaving Pakistan with little time for preparation.
Kabaddi Masters Dubai: India coach Srinivas Reddy calls upcoming event as ‘semi-final’ ahead of Asian Games
Newly-appointed kabaddi coach Srinivas Reddy feels the upcoming World Kabaddi Masters in Dubai is like a "semi-final" to the much-anticipated Asian Games where India are the defending champions.
The six-nation kabaddi featuring India will take place from 22-30 June in Dubai with the exact venue of the competition still unknown.
Ahmedabad man Kiran Parmar almost made it to the Pro Kabaddi League but his return to the national team has made him a community hero
Having shot to prominence in the second season of the PKL, Sandeep was adjudged the best defender in the third when his Patna Pirates side won the league in stunning fashion.
Nitin Tomar will have to overcome tough competition to find a place in the starting seven, but his energy and ability to score bonus points will always keep him in the scheme of things.
Kabaddi World Cup 2016: Rahul Chaudhari, the Indian raider who can demolish opponents single-handedly
Rahul Chaudhari's record in the PKL speaks volumes about his raiding talent. Having scored 10 or more points on twenty four occasions in the PKL, he has finished among the top five raiders in every season of the glitzy kabaddi league
Surender Nada established himself as one of the best left corner defenders in the Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) thanks to his exploits in the opening season with U Mumba
Jasvir was part of India's gold-medal winning teams at the 2010 and 2014 Asian Games. So the veteran raider has all the knowledge when it comes to winning big tournaments.