The 2016 Kabaddi World Cup is started on 7th October 2016 where 12 nations competing against each other to win the title. The tournament is organized by the International Kabaddi Federation and will host by India like last two seasons of the Kabaddi World Cup. The third season of the Kabaddi World Cup 2016 will be held at Arena by TransStadia in Ahmedabad, Gujarat from 7th October to 22nd October 2016. The first fixture is between hosts India and South Korea. Star Sports in the official broadcaster of the tournament in India. [Kabaddi World Cup 2016 Schedule]
Two champions team India started their 2016 Kabaddi World Cup journey against South Korea on October 7 but lost by 32-34. Pro Kabaddi League has been successful tournament from last two years which helped this sports to get viewership. India is no.1 team in the world and won all the Kabaddi World Cup so far, so Indian team is favorite for this year’s world cup too. [Kabaddi World Cup Points Table]
In this year tournament, total 12 teams are participating Poland is going to play their first ever Kabaddi World Cup and there are other teams like the United States of America, Canada, England, Australia, Iran, Poland, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Korea, Japan and Kenya.
But among them, India has been top all the time by winning seven gold medals in Kabaddi World Cup. Till now Pakistan has won the most silver medals-4 and on another hand, Bangladesh and Canada have won two bronze medals each.
Anup Kumar who has been leading the Indian Kabaddi team is now top name and he is the experienced player in the team and Manjit Chillar who become a star player because of the Pro Kabaddi League. Both the players are going through great form and there are other players like Gurpreet Singh, Surjeet Singh Narwal also performed well in Pro kabaddi league and kabaddi is gaining popularity in all over the world.
So, India has good opportunity dominate this world cup also. Here is the complete team squad of the India for the Kabaddi World Cup 2016. We wish them to have a successful campaign at 2016 Kabaddi World Cup Ahmadabad.
India Team Squad (Players List)
Here is the confirmed list of 14 Indian players who are participating in the 2016 Kabaddi World Cup.
Raider 1: Anup Kumar (captain)
Raider 2: Rahul Chaudhary
Raider 3: Deepak Hooda
Raider 4: Pardeep Narwal
Raider 5: Jasvir Singh
Raider 6: Ajay Thakur
Defender 1: Mohit Chhillar
Defender 2: Surender Nadda
Defender 3: Surjeet Singh
Defender 4: D Cherathalan
Defender 5: Kiran Parmar
All Rounder 1: Manjeet Chillar
All Rounder 2: Nitin Tomar.
All Rounder 3: Sandeep Narwal
KWC 2016 Teams Details
|Bangladesh||Md.Araduzzaman Munshi||Asia (South)|
|England||Someshwar Kalia||Europe (West)|
|India||Anup Kumar||Asia (South)|
|Iran||Meraj Sheykh||Asia (Middle East)|
|Japan||Masayuki Shimokawa||Asia (East)|
|Poland||Michael Spiczko||Europe (East)|
|South Korea||Dong Ju Hong||Asia (East)|
|Thailand||Tin Phonchoo||Asia (ASEAN)|
|Argentina||Desoclo Elias||Americas (South)|
|United States||Troy Bacon||Americas (North)|
Kabaddi World Cup 2016 Schedule
The schedule of the Kabaddi World Cup is announced by the officials. India will face the USA, England, Australia, Iran, Poland, Thailand, Bangladesh, South Korea, Japan, Argentina and Kenya in the tournament. The first match of the tournament is on 7 October 2016. India will face South Korea while the USA will take on Iran on the opening day of 2016 Kabaddi World Cup. Check out the complete Kabaddi World Cup 2016 Schedule.
All the 12 teams have been divided into two groups of six teams each. Here are the teams
India, Bangladesh, South Korea, Australia, England and Argentina.
Iran, Thailand, Japan, USA, Poland and Kenya.
KEC 2016 Broadcaster:
Star Sports is the official broadcaster of the Kabaddi World Cup 2016. It will broadcast all matches live in India. The event will also live broadcast in the Australia, USA, Canada, EU, United Kingdom, New Zealand.
- Kabaddi World Cup 2016 Live Telecast TV Channels
|United Kingdom||Sky Sports|
|United States||Fox Sports|
|Canada||Commonwealth Broadcasting Network|
|Saudi Arabia||OSN Sports|
Kabaddi Rules and Points System