The International Kabaddi Federation (IKF) announced the 2016 Kabaddi World Cup schedule which will be hosted in Ahmedabad, Gujarat. In 2016 Kabaddi World Cup, total 12 countries were participated. The tournament is scheduled to start from 7 October 2016 and will end on 22 October 2016. All the matches of 2016 KWC to be held at the Arena by TransStadia, upcoming state-of-the-art stadium in Ahmedabad. Team India will play their semi-final match against Thailand on 21st October in the 2016 Kabaddi World Cup.
Apart from India, other countries who will battle for 2016 Kabaddi World Cup include United States, Canada, UK, Australia, Iran, Poland, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Korea, Japan and Kenya. The Indian Kabaddi team will compete with 11 other countries which listed above. All the 12 international Kabaddi teams will be divided into 2 groups of 6 teams each.
The tournament will play in a round-robin league round format and top four teams will qualify for the semi-finals while final will be played on 22 October 2016. Group A consists of India, Bangladesh, South Korea, Australia, England and Argentina while Group B consist Iran, Thailand, Japan, USA, Poland and Kenya. Here is the complete schedule and match fixtures of Kabaddi World Cup 2016 Schedule.
2016 Kabaddi World Cup Schedule
|Match No||Date||Start Time||Team Played|
|1||07 OCT||20:00||IND vs KOR|
|2||07 OCT||21:00||USA vs IRN|
|3||08 OCT||19:00||ENG vs BAN|
|4||08 OCT||20:00||POL vs KEN|
|5||08 OCT||21:00||IND vs AUS|
|6||09 OCT||19:00||KOR vs ARG|
|7||09 OCT||20:00||USA vs JPN|
|8||09 OCT||21:00||THA vs IRN|
|9||10 OCT||20:00||ENG vs AUS|
|10||10 OCT||21:00||THA vs POL|
|11||11 OCT||20:00||IRN vs KEN|
|12||11 OCT||21:00||IND vs BAN|
|13||12 OCT||20:00||POL vs JPN|
|14||12 OCT||21:00||AUS vs ARG|
|15||13 OCT||20:00||THA vs KEN|
|16||13 OCT||21:00||BAN vs KOR|
|17||14 OCT||20:00||ENG vs ARG|
|18||14 OCT||21:00||USA vs POL|
|19||15 OCT||19:00||KOR vs AUS|
|20||15 OCT||20:00||IRN vs JPN|
|21||15 OCT||21:00||IND vs ARG|
|22||16 OCT||19:00||THA vs the USA|
|23||16 OCT||20:00||KOR vs ENG|
|24||16 OCT||21:00||JPN vs KEN|
|25||17 OCT||20:00||POL vs IRN|
|26||17 OCT||21:00||AUS vs BAN|
|27||18 OCT||20:00||USA vs KEN|
|28||18 OCT||21:00||IND vs ENG|
|29||19 OCT||20:00||BAN vs ARG|
|30||19 OCT||21:00||THA vs JPN|
|Kabaddi World Cup 2016 Semi-Final & Final Fixture|
Semi Final 1
|21 OCT||20:00||India vs Thailand|
Semi Final 2
|21 OCT||20:00||Republic of Korea vs Iran|
|22 OCT||20:00||TBD vs TBD|
The 2016 Kabaddi World Cup schedule is officially announced by the Shri Vijay Goel, Hon’ble Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports and Mr. JS Gehlot, President, International Kabaddi Federation (IKF). The PDF file of complete match fixtures will available soon here to download.
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India has won all the gold medals since 1990 when Kabaddi became a part of Asian Games. India always dominated the Kabaddi World Cup in both men’s and women’s category. Kabaddi World Cup was first played in the year 2004, then in 2007 and after that, it was organized annually from 2010 onwards.
Sri Muktsar Sahib in Punjab was the host of the Kabaddi World Cup 2014. The winner of the Kabaddi World Cup 2014 was India while New Zealand was the Runner-up.
“The phenomenal success of Pro Kabaddi and the participation of players from around the world is a testament to kabaddi’s promise as a global sport. We are delighted and proud to have India host 12 countries for the 2016 Kabaddi World Cup,” Janardan Singh Gehlot, president of IKF said.
Kabaddi World Cup 2016 Broadcasting TV Channel
Star Sports is the official broadcaster of the 2016 Kabaddi World Cup and all the matches will be aired on the Star Sports network channels on TV while live streaming will be available on HotStar.