|Organized By SOUTH KANARA
(Affiliated To Mumbai Shahar Kabaddi Association)
Under The Auspices Of Amateur Kabaddi Federation Of India
At Bharatiya Krida Mandir, Wadala, Mumbai-400031
19th November To 21st November 2004
India won the first ever kabaddi World Cup with a convincing
55-27 scoreline over Iran in the final at the South Kanara Sports
Club at Mumbai on Sunday. In the one-sided contest, the hosts,
who were leading 27-12 at half time, outplayed their opponents
in every department of the game.
Indian skipper Sanjeeva Kumar was the architect of his team's
win scoring 17 points from 16 raids while his Railways' teammate
Ramesh Kumar scored seven points from as many raids to held
the hosts lift the title.
The Indians, who scored seven bonus points in the first session,
were limited to four bonus points in the second by the Iranians.
Local lad Shailesh Sawant was declared man-of-the-match after
he played his heart out in the second session with Iran threatening
to make a comeback. India's Sanjeeva Kumar was adjudged as