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Pakistan beats rival India to retain Asian Kabaddi Cup

This was a rare example of an international tournament in Pakistan

By: Eastern Eye Staff

Pakistan have beaten India at the Asian Kabaddi championships near Islamabad late Friday, retaining its title and bringing a rare example of an international tournament held in militancy-wracked Pakistan to a successful end. In the final match of the tournament, in which Iran, Afghanistan, Sri Lanka and Nepal also participated, Pakistan defeated arch rivals India by 50-31. The tournament, part of Indian and Pakistani attempts to revive the traditional circle form of kabaddi, was watched by thousands of spectators who braved security checks to reach the ground inside the Wah cantonment, a military town which is a hub for ordnance…

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