The Kabaddi Federation of New Zealand is sending its New Zealand team to participate in the Kabaddi World Cup scheduled to be held in Punjab, India later next month.
"The Kabaddi Federation of New Zealand is delighted to inform that with the joint efforts of Government of Punjab and the Punjab Kabaddi Association, the World Cup of Kabaddi is being organised from December 1 to 10 at various stadiums located in different districts of Punjab, India," Manjinder Singh Bassi, Secretary and spokesperson of Kabaddi Federation of New Zealand said.
"This is more heartening that this tournament is dedicated to Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji's 550th Prakash Utsav," Mr Bassi added.
The Punjab Government had sent a special invitation to the Kabaddi Federation of New Zealand for its Kabaddi team to participate in the upcoming world cup representing New Zealand.
The Kabaddi Federation of New Zealand upon the invitation has already launched a special exercise camp for the New Zealand Kabaddi team from Thursday.
"A team of Kabaddi Federation of New Zealand has reached Punjab and is in constant touch with the special co-ordination committee constituted by the Punjab Government, comprising the top officials of the government and the management of the Kabaddi Federation of New Zealand," Mr Bassi added.
In a special meeting held in Punjab, Kabaddi Federation of New Zealand has also extended their appreciation to Chief Minister of Punjab Capt Amarinder Singh, Sports Minister Rana Gurmeet Singh Sodhi and other important members associated with the tournament and assured Federation will provide all kind of support for this World Cup so that it will be conducted successfully.
During this meeting, the NZ team's preparations were reviewed and several other decisions were finalised.
"With the same enthusiasm, the Supreme Sikh Society of New Zealand, the Tauranga Sikh Society, the Te-Puke Sikh Society and all the major sports clubs of New Zealand have also pledged their wholehearted support to the Kabaddi Federation of New Zealand in the World Cup," Mr Bassi added.