West Midlands region named host of 2025 Kabaddi World Cup
2022 - November
The West Midlands region in England is set to host the 2025 Kabaddi World Cup, it has been announced.
The West Midlands region in England is set to host the 2025 Kabaddi World Cup, it has been announced. This will mark the first time that the event is held outside of Asia. It is scheduled to be held in the first quarter of 2025, according to the World Kabaddi Federation. England Kabaddi, Scottish Kabaddi and the British Kabaddi League will organise the 2025 Kabaddi World Cup along with support from the West Midlands Growth Company (WMGC), the region’s official economic development agency. Awarding the 2025 Kabaddi World Cup to the West Midlands in the UK was a straightforward decision and a very exciting milestone in the global growth and expansion of the sport across Europe," Ashok Das, President of the World Kabaddi Federation and England Kabaddi, said. Kabaddi is a sport for everybody, regardless of age, gender or social background. As we’ve seen with the launch of the British Kabaddi League earlier this year, and the vibrancy and ambition on show during the hugely successful Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games, the West Midlands is a region, which promotes positive community engagement, celebrates cultural diversity and inclusion, and loves its sport. We look forward to engaging with businesses and people across the West Midlands and introducing more new fans to our fast and entertaining sport as we create a memorable first World Cup outside of Asia.