ISLAMABAD - India and Pakistan are set to renew their rivalry in the six-nation Kabaddi Masters Dubai which will get underway at the Al Wasl Sports Club here from June 22 to 30.
India are clubbed with Pakistan with new comers Kenya in group A, while group B features Iran, Republic of Korea and Argentina with top two teams making the semifinals.
India will be going up against strong contenders with kabaddi maestros Iran and Republic of Korea successfully proving their prowess in the Asian Games and Kabaddi World Cup.
Republic of Korea had beaten India in the 2016 Kabaddi World Cup opener, fuelling India’s bid for retribution this time.
“Kabaddi Masters Dubai 2018 will give us the chance to go up against the best teams and will go all out to gun for the trophy,” India coach Srinivas Reddy said.
“A tournament of this stature does well to bring nations together,” Muhammad Sarwar Secretary General Pakistan kabaddi Federation said.