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India retained the Kabaddi World Cup for fourth consecutive time

Dec 15, 2013 14:14 IST

NameIndia defeated Pakistan 48-39 in the Kabaddi World Cup in the final played at Guru Nanak Dev Stadium in Ludhiana, Punjab on 14 December 2013. With this win, India retained the title for fourth consecutive time.

Hardavinder Singh Dulla and Balbir Singh from India were named as the Best Raider and Best Stopper of the tournament, respectively. In the semi-finals, hosts India crushed England 63-32 while Pakistan beat USA 51-33.

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After the end of the final game, the winning team India was presented with a cash reward of two crore rupees and the runner-up team, Pakistan won a cash prize of one crore rupees. The awards were given by the Chief Guest of the match, Chief Minister of Pakistan’s Punjab Shahbaz Shrief along with Chief Minister of Punjab Parkash Singh Badal and Deputy Chief Minister.

When the World Kabaddi Cup concluded, the Chief Minister of Pakistan’s Punjab Mian Shahbaz Shrief promised that the fifth edition of the Kabaddi Cup would be held jointly at Lahore and Ludhiana.

Earlier on 13 December 2013, the Indian women Kabbadi team defeated New Zealand by 49-21 and received 51 lakh rupees as winning amount. The last three editions of the Kabaddi World Cup have been won by India by defeating Canada once and Pakistan twice.

India won Women's Kabaddi World Cup 2013

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