India wins Kabaddi world cup 2011

India defeated Canada 59-25 in the World Kabaddi Cup 2011 finals to lift the cup in men’s Kabaddi at Guru Nanak Stadium here Sunday night. In Women’s finals, India beat UK with the difference of 44-17. Pakistan bagged the 3rd place. It beat Italy with the difference of 60-22. The visitors failed to tackle the dominant attacks of the Indian women. In the men’s final, at the half time, India was leading by 28-13. Canadians had lost a few players earlier to doping. Canadians, who had defeated Pakistan in the semi-finals in the tournament earlier, struggled to maintain momentum in the second half as Indian raiders took points at will.
Despite the match played under flood lights and continuing close to midnight, the stadium remained packed with people who had come to watch the contest. The tournament had been marred by doping controversy which had continued unabated in the Punjab Government-organised cup, with players from United States, Canada, India and other nations falling in the dope trap. National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA) had even demanded adequate security for its officials conducting dope tests to avoid any untoward incident. Australia and USA teams were disqualified as most of their players were found dope positive by NADA. With the win Sunday night, Indians pursed Rs.2 crore while the runner-up pocketed Rs. 1 crore.