The World Cup Kabaddi 2019 will be a blue riband event for the Malaysia Kabaddi Federation.
Having hosted numerous international events regularly including the International Inter City Kabaddi Championships, the Internatinal Kabaddi Challenge and the International Circle Kabaddi Championships in the past, the World Cup marks the next step in our continued commitment to develop and promote the sport of kabaddi.
We would like to thank World Kabaddi for their belief in our ability to host this important event.
Whilst I am not able to attend the official launch, the entire MKF team is committed to deliver a top notch tournament next April in 2019.
From the time of its formation in 2011, the MKF has played its role diligently to develop the sports by upholding the spirit of sportsmanship and discarding all forms of discrimination.
Teamwork and trust in one another has been a key element of MKF’s continued role in promoting this ancient sport in Malaysia.
It had been an uphill task for us over the years but with our current membership with World Kabaddi, we believe the sport is destined for a better future.
Hosting the World Cup is a major task, especially with the huge financial commitment. One of the reasons the launch was being conducted so early was to attract corporate sponsorship to the event.
A record number of teams are expected to participate in the World Cup, which we hope would bring the kabaddi fraternity from all over the world as one big family committed to put kabaddi in a higher pedestal.
A Kohilan Pillay
Malaysia Kabaddi Federation