6th World Cup Kabaddi 2016 | Indian women & Englend men reached finals
Bathinda : While Indian women played according to their potential, English men beat the formidable Iran to reach the finals of Dr BR Ambedkar 6th World Cup Kabaddi 2016.
The two semi finals of each from men and women section were held in the Multipurpose Sports Stadium of village Mehraj in Bathinda district today. In the first semi final of the day, that was played between Iran and England from men section, the European team defeated Iran by 41-39, while the first semi final of women section, Indian eves defeated New Zealand with a big margin of 41-19. This is the fourth time that the Indian eves would be playing the finals of this mega sporting tourney.
The first semi final of the day was played between Iran and England. It was for the first time in the history of World Cup Kabaddi that the decision was taken with the help of a tie breaker as the score remained tied at the end of finishing time. Cabinet Minister and Chairman of Punjab Kabaddi Association, Mr Sikarndar Singh Maluka was the chief guest for today’s matches.
In first semi final match of the day, that was played between Iran and England, the European team defeated Iran with a thin margin of 41-39. Stopper Sandeep Singh Sandhu “Nangal Ambian” was the star of the match, who secured 14 points for his team, which led to their entry into the finals.
For England, raiders Narwinder, Avtar and Amandeep scored 12, 4 and 3 points respectively, while stoppers Sandeep Singh Sandhu “Nangal Ambian” secured 14 points and Jagtar and Amandeep Uppal secured 5 and 2 points respectively.
Similarly, for Iran, raiders Mayean, Behman Javedi and Payman scored 6, 5 and 3 points respectively while stoppers Hamid, Majtaba and Ali Safari secured 7, 6 and 5 points for their team.
In the second semi final of the day, Indian eves defeated New Zealand by a big margin of 41-19