LAHORE – Pakistan has won the international Kabaddi Takra, defeating Indian team at the Punjab Stadium in Lahore Sunday afternoon.
Pakistan Green kabaddi team defeated the guests by 40-29 to clinch the title. Musharraf Janjua and Jaabar Kamboh were adjudged best stopper and raider of main final match respectively.
The third place went to Pakistan White team which toppled Iran by a margin of 31-24. Irfan Jutt and Nafees Gujjar were declared as the best raider and Jaabhi respectively.
Cash prizes worth Rs1.6 million were given to the participating teams.
Punjab Senior Minster Abdul Aleem Khan, Sports Minister Rai Taimoor Khan Bhatti, Minister for Industries, Commerce and Investment Mian Aslam Iqbal, PKF President Shafay Hussain, Secretary Sports Punjab Nadeem Mehboob, Director General Sports Punjab Nadeem Sarwar and DG Iran Consulate Ali Akbar Rezai were the guests of honour on the final day.
Punjab Sports Minister Rai Taimoor Khan Bhatti said Punjab govt will do maximum efforts for the promotion of sports particularly kabaddi in the province. “We will hold more such international sports events in future”.
Director General Sports Punjab Nadeem Sarwar thanked the guest teams, honourable guests and kabaddi lovers at the prize distribution ceremony for showing great passion for the game.
Thousands of kabaddi fans were there in the stadium to cheer the participating teams. Traditional dances of all four provinces were also presented on this occasion. Top folk singer Akram Rahi and other performers attracted the audience through their lively performances. Players of all the teams took round of stadium on ‘bhaggis’. National anthems of Pakistan, Iran and Indian teams were also presented at the stadium.
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