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Post by gvhvhg » Wed Sep 10, 2003 8:18 pm

is this sport growing internationally? i remember in bangkok it had been added to the asian games
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Post by IndiaFan1 » Wed Sep 10, 2003 8:21 pm

Yes..but limited. Few Asian countries with limited following.

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Post by jayakris » Thu Sep 11, 2003 1:04 am

It is however one uniquely interesting game with certain athletic requirements that really has no parallels in world sports, and for the same reason it is one that *could* potentially become very popular if marketed well. Who will do such marketing, I don't know.

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Post by kathiresan_v » Thu Sep 11, 2003 1:37 am

Do anyone know Kabaddi is the national game of Bangladesh!!!!!!

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Post by kathiresan_v » Thu Sep 11, 2003 1:58 am

I read an article recently that Kabaddi is getting popular in Canada, after Cricket and a Kabaddi stadium of 20,000 capacity is coming in 2 years in Brampton.

Please read the article below..

http://www.despardes.com/sports/News/se ... anada.html

The Telegraph article link...

http://telegraphindia.com/1030903/asp/s ... 327996.asp

The current Kabaddi world champions are Canada????!!!!!!!!!!!

"The current world champions are Canada who defeated India in the final of the World Cup held in Toronto - Canada. There was an estimated 25 000 spectators packed in to the Guru Gobind Singh Stadium. In kabaddi dominated countries such as India and Canada it is played on a professional basis with top players earning up to £18,000 for a 2 month season"
....... "Followers of the game can nowadays enjoy live radio commentary and Television broadcasts due to the wide-ranged sponsorship deals being offered in Canada and Britain from various companies"

Read the complete story...
http://www.amozaghi.fsnet.co.uk/virsa1/kabbadi.htm

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Post by gvhvhg » Thu Sep 11, 2003 12:22 pm

The current world champions are Canada who defeated India in the final of the World Cup held in Toronto - Canada. There was an estimated 25 000 spectators packed in to the Guru Gobind Singh Stadium. In kabaddi dominated countries such as India and Canada it is played on a professional basis with top players earning up to £18,000 for a 2 month season"
....... "Followers of the game can nowadays enjoy live radio commentary and Television broadcasts due to the wide-ranged sponsorship deals being offered in Canada and Britain from various companies"
this is hilarious but probably true!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Canada world champions! Guru Gobind Singh Stadium.........in toronto?????!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1111



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Post by BSharma » Fri Sep 12, 2003 10:45 pm

I did not know that Canada is so good in kabaddi. I have not read the links posted in this forum but was the Canadian team composed of people of south-east asia origin?

I remember in the early 1970s the Delhi School kabaddi championship was won by the school run by the US embassy. These American children were good in playing "American football" and knew how to tackle players like they do in football. The Indian children were afraid of being tackled fiercely by the American children.

Here are some rules and regulations of kabaddi:

http://www.safgames2003.com/Uploadedsit ... Kabadi.htm



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Post by kathiresan_v » Mon Sep 15, 2003 9:27 am

yeah.. kabaddi is popularaized mostly with peoples of south asian origin only.

Here is the kabaddi web site, which gives the complete info about this sport and updates...

http://www.kabaddi.org/

...although the player profiles are not uploaded, nice to see about tournaments, message board and a lots of photographs.

Some info from the kabaddi.org site;

"Important dates in the history of Kabaddi are noted below :-

1936

Demonstration match first played at Berlin Olympics Kabaddi first became officially recognised.

1950's

All India Kabaddi Federation established

Kabaddi rules formalised.

1955

First Kabaddi Indian National Championships held in Calcutta

It was here that women played competitively for the first

time.

1972

All India Kabaddi Federation re-launched new mandate to take

sport out of villages and into cities.

1990

Included in Asian Games at Beijing. Eight countries took part including China, Japan, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Pakistan and Bangladesh.
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Post by BSharma » Tue Sep 16, 2003 4:04 am

Thanks Kathir for the information about Kabaddi and the web site. How popular is kabaddi in Malaysia?

After viewing the photos of kabaddi players from Canada (and ?UK) it appears that they follow the old Indian tradition of playing barefoot on grass or clay courts.

At the last Asian Games the Japanese kabaddi players wore special shoes, and there was talk about holding international matches on special mats similar to wretling mats.

What do you all think will happen to Indian kabaddi if the rules are changed to benefit players from countries other than India, Pakistan and Bangladesh? Field hockey became a different sport once it was moved to astroturf. Can it happen to kabaddi also?



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Post by kathiresan_v » Tue Sep 16, 2003 7:19 am

kabaddi is a serious game among the peoples of indian origin in malaysia. Kabaddi Association of Malaysia promoting the game, conducting tournaments at national & international levels.

....last year hosted inagural Malaysian open participated by six countries
..... Asian championship for this year will be hosted from 18-20 Oct'03 (indoors), the participating countries including india, thailand, srilanka, iran, bangladesh.

as far as the special mat or gears are concerned definitely there must be some serious effect.... but no idea and also no latest news on implementing any such things..... can anyone enlight on this?

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Post by kathiresan_v » Tue Sep 30, 2003 11:47 am

A sport to make debut in Olympics demonstration, it must be played in atleast 75 nations on 4 contingencies. hoho..when will be our Kabaddi????? Perhaps, its being played in more asian nations..tks, Asiad inclusion.

hey, if the qualification norm changed based on population, kabaddi will qualify indeed!!! :D :D

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Post by BSharma » Wed Oct 01, 2003 1:02 am

A sport to make debut in Olympics demonstration, it must be played in atleast 75 nations on 4 contingencies. hoho.. kathiresan_v
Would you believe that cricket was in the Olympics? See a reference about cricket in the Olympics at the IOC website.

http://www.olympic.org/uk/sports/past/index_uk.asp



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Post by kathiresan_v » Fri Oct 03, 2003 7:01 am

http://www.geocities.co.jp/Athlete/8886/

This is web page of a Japanese kabaddi club 'Esplanade kabaddi club'. Looks like these club team participating tournaments in India. Information of matches played and photograps including indian players are seen. But, this is in Japaness script and if anyone know Japanese can read and provide us more info... :)

I read in some other article that Kabaddi is included in Hirosima City University games. It is nice to know that Japan peoples are interested in kabaddi...

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Post by Kumar » Sat Oct 04, 2003 3:03 pm

interesting to observe that for the sport to be Olympic sport it should be played in 75 countries and ..

Baseball is a demonstration or regular sport in olympics . If that is the case, I am surprised it is played in 75 countries.

I think if Kabaddi becomes a global sport, indians would find the going tough. Imagine the US team composed of all the 300 pound lineman that they have in NFL. it would requireall the guys in the team to prevent him from crossing over and it may still not be sufficient ..



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Post by kathiresan_v » Mon Oct 06, 2003 11:46 am

The Malaysian kabaddi association web site reports the following;

The AAKF (Asian Aemtuer Kabaddi Federation) congress adopted the usage of synthetic surface as well as the introduction of the bonus line as of October 06, 2003.

sure....that the coming asian championship tournament in malaysia (Oct 18-20) would be conducted in synthetic surface. The million dollar question is... when will india develop such facilities?!!!!!!

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