Air Chief Marshal Mujahid Anwar Khan, Chief of the Air Staff, Pakistan Air Force (PAF) on Friday awarded cash incentives to the national heroes, who won the Kabaddi World Cup 2020 held at Lahore this month
Kabaddi World Cup 2020
For the first time in history, Pakistan hosted the Circle-Style Kabaddi World Cup 2020 from February 9th to 16th at three different venues of Punjab.
On 16th February, Pakistan Kabaddi team created history when defending champions India — six time winner — could not continue their so far unbeatable spree in the gripping final as Pakistan defeated India 43-41 in style to win Kabaddi World Cup 2020 final.
This is the first world title for Pakistan. The previous six editions of the global event had been won by India at their own backyard.
The third place went to Iranian team which toppled Australia by a margin of 54-33.
As many as nine teams including Pakistan, India, Germany, Azerbaijan, Iran, Canada, Sierra Leone, England and Australia participated in the tournament organized jointly by the Punjab government, Sports Board Punjab and the Pakistan Kabaddi Federation (PKF).
The matches were played in three venues– Punjab Stadium Lahore, Iqbal Cricket Stadium Faisalabad and Zahoor Elahi Stadium Gujrat.
Overall 24 matches were played during the Feb 9-16 event in Lahore, Faisalabad and Gujrat. Among these, 14 matches were staged at the Punjab Stadium in Lahore, eight at the Iqbal Stadium, Faisalabad and two at the Zahoor Elahi Stadium in Gujrat.
Pakistan, the winners, were handed over the enchanting winning cash prize of Rs 10 million, with the runners-up India, taking Rs7.5 million. Iran received Rs5 million.
Pakistan's kabaddi team were comprised of: Muhammad Irfan (Captain), Shafiq Ahmed (Vice Captain), Beniameen, Touseef Liaquat , Qamar Zaman, Zafar Iqbal, Arslan Mehmood, Muhammad Nafees Shahid, Musharraf Javed, Kaleem Ullah, Akmal Shahzad, Muhammad Sajjad, Bilal Mohsin, Waqas Ahmad Butt, Sajid Nasir, Abaidullah, Shahram Sajid Hussain, Rashid Mehmood, Muhammad Zulqarnain, Ishtiaq Rehman(Heera Butt). Officials: Muhammad Razzaq, Aamir Mehmood, Tahor Waheed Jutt, Faryad Ali and Shahzad Hanif.
The final Kabaddi World Cup 2020 Team Standings:
Complete Results of Kabaddi World Cup 2020:
|Feb 9||Pakistan vs Canada||64-24|
Punjab Stadium, Lahore
|Iran vs Sierra Leone||60-19|
|Feb 10||India vs Germany||62-28|
|Iran vs England||57-27|
|Australia vs Canada||48-37|
|Feb 11||Australia vs Azerbaijan||53-24|
|England vs Germany||28-49|
|Sierra Leone vs India||18-45|
|Feb 12||Azerbaijan vs Canada||31-40|
Iqbal Stadium, Faisalabad
|Iran vs Germany||55-23|
|Sierra Leone vs England||26-41|
|Pakistan vs Australia||65-25|
|Iran vs India||39-50|
|Sierra Leone vs Germany||14-43|
|Feb 14||Pakistan vs Azerbaijan||40-30|
Zahoor Elahi Stadium, Gujrat
|India vs England||44-26|
|Feb 15||First semi-final: India vs Australia||42-32|
Punjab Stadium, Lahore
|Second semifinal: Pakistan vs Iran||52-32|
|Feb 16||3rd - 4th position match: Iran vs Australia||54-33|
|FINAL: PAKISTAN vs INDIA||43-41|