WORLD CUP KABADDI
THE BEST FOR THE BIGGEST KABADDI EXTRAVAGANZA
The historical city of Melaka will feature the best kabaddi talents from around the globe when it hosts the World Cup Kabaddi from the 2nd – 15th April, 2019.
The tournament hosted by the Malaysia Kabaddi Federation (MKF) and sanctioned by World Kabaddi, is expected to see top teams from all five continents taking part in both the men’s and women’s competition.
From Samoa to Canada, Mauritius to Egypt, Mexico to England, Afghanistan to New Zealand, Hong Kong to Kenya and India to Malaysia, the World Cup would bring together established and upcoming kabaddi players from all over the world.
This will be the biggest international kabaddi tournament ever held and Melaka would be on the global kabaddi spotlight with reverberations of players chanting Kabaddi! Kabaddi! Kabaddi!
Thirty-two men’s team and 24 women’s teams are expected to participate in the World Cup with hosts Malaysia fielding teams in both categories.
Approximately 1,000 players and officials from more than 40 countries are expected to make their way to Melaka for this competition.
Kabaddi is an ancient Indian sport dating back to 5,000 years ago but in recent years is seeing a boom around the world.
World Kabaddi was formed only in March this year and already has more than 55 national member organisations.
All 146 matches during the two week-long competition would be streamed live by the organisers.
Arrangements are being made to ensure that the final stages were broadcast live both in Malaysia and overseas.
The H.E the Governor of Melaka Tun Datuk Seri Utama Dr Mohd Khalil bin Yaakob officially launched the World Cup Kabaddi 2019 at the Temasek Hotel in Melaka today.
The launch was also attended by the Deputy High Commissioner of India to Malaysia, Mr Nikhilesh Chandra Giri, World Kabaddi vice president and Kabaddi Oceania president Mr Jagjit Singh Gurm and YB Low Chee Leong, the Melaka State Exco for Health and Anti-Drugs.
In conjunction with the launch, World Kabaddi also unveiled the various social media platforms for the promotion of the World Cup Kabaddi 2019.
The official website is www.worldkabaddi.org, facebook page can be accessed at https://www.facebook.com/worldcupkabaddi2019/ while the Instagram handle is worldcupkabaddi2019 and Twitter World Cup Kabaddi@CupKabaddi