Pakistani circle kabaddi world cup management said- no need to take permission to participate in unofficial tournament
The Indian team reached Lahore via Wagah border on 7 February without informing anyone, lost to Pakistan in the final.
Dainik BhaskarFeb 18, 2020, 10:59 AM IST Sports Desk. Union Sports Minister Kiran Rijiju has asked the Amateur Kabaddi Federation of India (AKFI) to investigate the case of India's unauthorized kabaddi team going to Pakistan. At the same time, the Indian team's promoter Devinder Singh Bajwa, who returned after losing the final to Pakistan, said, "We did not need permission from any association to participate in the tournament, because we had gone there on personal capacity." 'Actually, the Indian team reached Lahore via Wagah border on 7 February without informing anyone. Photos of the team reaching Lahore went viral on social media.
At the same time, Circle Kabaddi World Cup management said that there is no need to take permission to participate in unofficial tournaments. International Kabaddi Federation (IKF) President Janardan Singh Gehlot also said on 11 February that the World Cup is not recognized by the Apex body.
Official team did not go to Pakistan: Rijiju
Rijiju said, "Our official Kabaddi team has not gone to Pakistan. We do not know who has gone there. It is not true that any unofficial team can play anywhere in the name of India. We have not sent any official team. We will ask the Kabaddi Federation to start its investigation and identify those people who went there and they used the name of India without getting permission. It is mandatory to get approval from sports and national federations to represent India in any recognized tournament. "