England: New kings of kabaddi?
A DOCTOR, an optician and a pharmacist – just some of the members of England’s kabaddi team whose performance in the World Cup sparked a new interest in the ancient sport. The squad, made up of part-time players and university students, reached the quarter-finals of the tournament in October before losing to eventual winners India. The World Cup in India had a Twenty20 cricket-style makeover with new rules for bonus points, Bollywood music, and backing from actors like Abhishek Bachchan, who owns the Jaipur Pink Panthers in the Pro Kabaddi League. Ashok Das, England’s coach, told Eastern Eye there is…
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