Kabaddi World Cup 2016: 2016 Kabaddi World Cup is set to start on 7 October 2016 with India facing South Korea in the opening day. India will be keen on defending the title that they last won in 2007 against Iran. Total 12 countries across the globe will participate in it and the tournament will be played in a Round-Robin and then Knockout format, where 2 teams from each group will advance to the semi finals and then the eventual Final to decide the world champions.
Pool A consists of India, Bangladesh, South Korea, England, Australia and Argentina. Pool B includes Iran, USA, Kenya, Poland, Japan and Thailand. The teams initially play in a round robin format. The top two teams in each pool will proceed to play a knockout semi finals which will be followed by a final that will decide the champion.
India’s captain Anup kumar was confident ahead of the tournament. He is the talisman raider of Indian team he said in an interview that he is very much confident that india will retain their championship if they produce 80 percent of their potential.
Kabaddi World Cup 2016 : Indian Squad, Schedules and Match Live Streaming Details
Pool A : India, Bangladesh, England, South Korea, Australia, Argentina
Pool B: Iran, USA, Poland, Kenya, Thailand, Japan
Raiders: Anup Kumar (captain), Ajay Thakur, Pardeep Narwal, Rahul Chaudhari, Jasvir Singh, Deepak Hooda
All-Rounders: Nitin Tomar, Kiran Parmar, Manjeet Chillar, Sandeep Narwal
Defenders: Surjeet, Surender Nada, Mohit Chillar, Dharamaraj Cheralathan
India Matches Schedule and Timing:
Friday 7 October, 20:00 hrs IST: India vs South Korea
Saturday 8 October, 21:00 hrs IST: India vs Australia
Tuesday 11 October, 21:00 hrs IST: India vs Bangladesh
Saturday 15 October, 21:00 hrs IST: India vs Argentina
Tuesday 18 October, 21:00 hrs IST: India vs England
The Semi-finals will be on 21st October and The Final will be held on 22nd October.
Where to watch live Kabaddi World Cup 2016
Hindi Coverage – Star Sports ,
English Coverage – Star Sports 2, Star Sports HD 2
U.K. viewers can catch the action on Life OK
Live streaming will be available on Hotstar and Starsports.com
All the matches will be played in Ahmedabad. India will be looking to continue its domination in the sport.
Broadcasting Rights in India:
Star Sports have the broadcasting rights in India and they will show all the matches live in India.
General block ticket price start from RS. 760 and VIP box price start from RS. 3200. Bookmyshow is the official online partner for the tickets.Being an undisputed heavyweights of the game of Kabaddi, the expectations are high. Indian team are expected to do well and hopefully they will end up snatching the silverware. We wish the team all the best.
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