West Midlands in England to host Kabaddi World Cup 2025

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  • The West Midlands in England will host the 4th Kabaddi World Cup in the first quarter of 2025. This was announced by the World Kabaddi Federation (WKF) on 12 November 2022.
  • This will be the first time that the Kabaddi World Cup will be held outside Asia.
  • The tournament, organised by England Kabaddi, Scottish Kabaddi and the British Kabaddi League, will feature at least 16 teams (men and women), including from India, Iran and Pakistan and will be held across the West Midlands during the first quarter of 2025.
  • “Awarding the 2025 Kabaddi World Cup to the West Midlands in the UK was a straightforward decision and a milestone in the global growth and expansion of the sport across Europe,” said Ashok Das, President of the World Kabaddi Federation and England Kabaddi.
  • In April, the West Midlands had hosted the British Kabaddi League, with three of the eight professional teams representing the region — including Wolverhampton Wolfpack, Walsall Hunters and eventual winners Birmingham Bulls.
  • World Kabaddi Federation was founded in 2003. It was incorporated under section 25 of the companies Act, 1956 on September 30, 2005.

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