India disowns team participating in Kabaddi WC Pakistan warns Indai against mixing sports with politics

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Staff Reporter

Lahore

Pakistan Kabaddi Federation (PKF) on Monday rejected Indian authorities’ claims that they had not “approved” any team to participate in the ongoing Kabaddi World Cup 2020. Earlier, the Indian authorities had said they had not approved any team from the country to participate in the Kabaddi World Cup currently underway in Pakistan, a day after the athletes arrived via Wagah Border. The statements had caused uncertainty with regards to the position of the Indian team, which is representing India.While speaking to the media in Lahore, PKF President Chaudhry Shafay Hussain held “enemy elements” responsible for the confusion and said: “The fact is that the Kabaddi World Cup is being held in Pakistan for the first time. It was only held in India before.
“Some enemy elements are conspiring [against the event].” The PKF president also warned that a first information report will be lodged against those spreading “false propaganda”. A day after athletes arrived in Lahore via the Wagah Border, Indian authorities on Monday said they had not approved any team from the country to participate in the Kabaddi World Cup currently underway in Pakistan. Indian Olympic Association (IOA) chief Narinder Batra said he had ‘no idea’ about the players who had gone to Pakistan as neither the IOA nor the Amateur Kabbadi Federation of India (AKFI) had approved any team to participate in the World Cup, Hindustan Times reported.