With the last-minute withdrawal of Norway, nine teams competed for the Prize Money Pearls World Cup Kabaddi Punjab-2010 hosted by the Punjab Government at different venues of the state from April 3 to 12.
Nine teams competed in the tournament consisting of two rounds. In the first round, teams were divided into two pools of five and four teams, and followed round-robin format with each of the teams playing all other teams in the pool once.
Following the completion of the pool games, teams placed first and second in each pool advanced to a single elimination round consisting of two semifinal games, a third place play-off and a final.
India won the Kabaddi World Cup by defeating Pakistan in an interesting match on 12 April 2010 at Guru Nanak Stadium, Ludhiana and won ₹1 Crore as a Prize money and a glittering Golden World Cup Trophy. Pakistani team was paid ₹51 lakh as prize money and a Silver Cup Trophy. The best stopper award was won by Indian Captain Mangat Singh Manga and Best Raider award won by Kulwinder Singh Kinda of Canada. Both players were given tractors as an award. Mr. Parkash Singh Badal was heard to pay ₹5,000 to each player for every point but in the end this amount was reduced to ₹2,000. A government job was also announced for each Indian player.