Feb 11, 2019, 10:57 AM
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Iran, Pakistan to play kabaddi series

Islamabad, Feb 11, IRNA - Iran and Pakistan have agreed to hold a bilateral kabaddi series this year, a senior official of Pakistan Kabaddi Federation (PKF) said, local media reported.

“Yes, both nations have agreed,” the PKF secretary Mohammad Sarwar told ‘The News’ newspaper after returning from Iran.

Both nations held a series of meetings on the subject in Tehran last week. Pakistan is expected to invite Iran in April.

“We told them that we would invite them when we hold our camp. We plan to hold the camp in April and then the things would become clear. It will be a series of the Asian style kabaddi as we are going to prepare for the South Asian Games,” Sarwar said.

He was quick to add that Pakistan would tour Iran a couple of months after hosting them. Sarwar visited Iran for delivering lectures to the referees of Iran.

Last month Iranian kabaddi team along with Indian team visited Pakistan to play Triangular International Kabaddi Series in Pakistan.

Iran has emerged as a strong kabaddi power in the world and it bewildered everyone when they clinched gold in the 18th Asian Games in Indonesia last year.


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