In a shame, Indian government disowns it's National Kabbadi Team participating in Kabaddi World Cup 2020 in Pakistan
ISLAMABAD - In a shame, Indian government disowns it's National Kabbadi Team participating in Kabaddi World Cup 2020 in Pakistan.
The coach of the Indian kabaddi team currently in Pakistan to take part in a World Cup said on Monday that Indian government had not objected over the team participation in Pakistan.
He further said that the players had gone across the border in their individual capacity.
The players representing India at the Kabaddi World Cup (Circle Kabaddi) all hail from Punjab and coach Harpreet Singh Baba said they got the invitation for the tournament.
The Kabaddi World Cup features teams from 10 countries but the Amateur Kabaddi Federation of India and Punjab Kabaddi Federation (India) denied sending any official team to the event. “We had got the invitation for this event last year and the invitation was sent to individual players as well as clubs and the Punjab Kabaddi Federation.
Players have played in such tournaments individually and on their own and as a promoter, I have always encouraged players to play and help in the growth of the sport,” Baba told The Indian Express link from Lahore.
“Each of us had applied for visa individually and the team was named India since the tournament is called the World Cup. If there was any objection from the Ministry of External Affairs, sports Ministry, Amateur Kabaddi Federation of India (AKFI) or Punjab Kabaddi Federation, they should have stopped us from coming here.
We have come here on a valid visa. Most of these players have played across the world as individuals in various events.”