Pakistan Kabaddi Federation (WKF) Secretary Rana Mohammad Sarwar on Wednesday announced that the country will host the Kabaddi World Cup in 2024 and Asia Kabaddi Cup in 2022, The News reported. “We have been given the right to host the World Cup in 2024 and the Asia Cup in 2022. This is indeed a great news for Pakistan and for kabaddi fans in the country,” Sarwar said.
He added that the country’s win in the 2020 World Cup was key to attaining hosting rights. “Now Pakistan is a big power in the kabaddi world and that is evident from our successful bid for both the major events to be hosted in the country within the next three years,” Sarwar said.
The PKF official also announced to hold international matches between Pakistan and India near Kartarpur Corridor in coming years. “It is also a big development for Pakistan and Indian Punjab kabaddi fans,” he said. “We are planning to host international matches between the two countries on the premises of Kartarpur Corridor for the sake of fans emerging from both sides.”
According to Geo news, Sarwar acknowledged PKF President Ch. Shafay Hussain’s efforts in making these events a big success. “Our president is making all-out efforts to make these events worth remembering. He has already started his efforts in this regard.”
While appreciating Pakistan Olympic Association and Pakistan Sports Board for their support in recent times, the PKF secretary said that without them, organising such big events was not possible.