The battle between India-Pakistan has reached to the playing field. The brunt has to take Pakistan’s Kabaddi team by eliminating International Kabaddi Federation from Kabaddi World Cup. According to news agency AFP, IKF chief Deoraj Chaturvedi has cleared that Pakistan has been denied entry due to tensions between both nations.
He further added “This is not a right time to engage with Pakistan,” “Pakistan is a valuable member of the IKF but looking at the current scenario and in the best interest of both the nations, we decided that Pakistan must be refrained from the championship,” Chaturvedi told to the agency.
After nine years players will celebrate kabaddi
Kabaddi world Cup will kick off in Ahmadabad on Friday with alarming Iran clashing with the newcomer United States in the opening round. In this tournament, a number of teams are participating across the world like Australia, South Korea, England, Poland, Kenya, and Argentina. The tournament is organizing after the gap of nine years,therefore, all the team participating in the competition are very enthusiastic in the two-week long event.
India should be debarred, says Pakistan
On the other hand, Pakistan has blamed the IKF of unduly targeting the country, saying if there were security concerns both rival nations should have been barred from the championship. “We have called a meeting to discuss this issue but let me tell you that a Kabaddi World Cup is no world cup without Pakistan,” Rana Muhammad Sarwar, Pakistan Kabaddi federation secretary told AFP. He further added “This is just like a football world cup without Brazil,”
Giving statement, Pakistan captain Nasir Ali said that he is also very disappoint over his team being barred from participating in Kabaddi World Cup. He pointed out that his players had been perfect to clinch the cup after defeating India at the six-nation Kabaddi Cup held in Pakistan in May and the last month’s Asian Beach Games, which was held in Vietnam. While interviewing to AFP he told We were hoping to win the World Cup in India by beating India,”