Punjab is all set to host 3rd Kabbadi World Cup 2012 with 14 countries giving their consent to participate in a tournament with highest ever prize money. 3rd Kabaddi World Cup 2012 is scheduled between December 1 to December 15.
Sukhbir Singh Badal accompanied by Revenue & Public Relations Minister Bikram Singh Majithia, Education Minister Sikander Singh Maluka today gave final touches to the arrangements for mega sports show that has made Kabbadi an international game.
Prize Money for 3rd Kabaddi World Cup 2012 .
3rd World Cup Kabbadi 2012 will award Rs 2 crore for the winning team, Rs 1 crore for the 2nd team and Rs 51 lakh for the 3rd team in the men section whereas in the women team prize money was Rs 0.25 crore for the winning team, Rs 0.15 crore for 2nd team and Rs 0.10 crore for the 3rd team.
Participating teams would get Rs 10 lakh each. The opening ceremony would be organized at Bathinda whereas closing ceremony would be held at Ludhiana.Promising a dope-free tournament Badal said Rs35 lakh has been earmarked for anti-doping cell alone.
Badal also said that opening & closing ceremonies of the World Cup Kabbadi would be of the level of London Olympics and international bids to organize these ceremonies have already been called.Badal said that opening ceremony would be organized at Bathinda whereas closing ceremony would be at Ludhiana.
The Teams participating in 3rd World Cup Kabbadi 2012 are:Men’s Section: India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iran, Sri Lanka, Australia, Italy, USA, Canada, Denmark, Norway, Scotland, Kenya and Argentina.
Women section : India, Kenya, Malaysia, USA, UK and Turkmenistan