Punjab deputy CM Sr. Sukhbir Singh Badal on Friday announced that the 5th Kabaddi World Cup 2014 would be held from December 6 to December 20.
He said the semifinal matches would be held in Punjab province of Pakistan.
Sukhbir has approved the names of proposed teams which include India, Pakistan, Argentina, USA, UK, Scotland, Canada, Seora Leon, Spain, Kenya and Denmark in men’s competition.
The teams in women’s category will be from India, Pakistan, New Zealand, Kenya, UK, Malaysia, Denmark and Mexico.
This time the total prize money is Rs 6.97 crore out of which title winners in men and women categories would get Rs 2 crore and Rs 1 crore respectively, an official release said.
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Rs one crore would be given to runner-up men’s team whereas in women’s category it would be Rs 51 lakh.
The opening ceremony will be organize at Jalandhar whereas Bathinda would witness the closing ceremony.
Jalalabad, Chohla Sahib, Sangrur, Hoshiarpur, Gurdaspur, Rupnagar, Khanna and Mansa have been selected for other kabaddi matches, the spokesman said.
Sukhbir instructed to conduct dope tests of players to ensure drug free World Cup and also approved the amount of Rs 30 lakh for the same.