International Kabaddi Federation

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The International Kabaddi Federation is the international governing body of Kabaddi.[1] Its membership comprises 31 national associations.[2] The federation was formed in 2004. The founder and current president is Ashish Pachori from India. The other office bearers were: Mohammed Ali Pour (Iran), Khana Jawa (Japan), Veerawat (Thailand), Yoon Yeong Hak (South Korea), Ashok Das (United Kingdom); (Vice-president), Nisar Ahmed (Germany); (Secretary), R.M. Sunderashan (Malaysia); (Treasurer), Jaya Shetty (India); (CEO), and Shankarrao Salvi (India); (Adviser).[3]

Members[edit]

The following countries are members of the International Kabaddi Federation:[4]

Country Continent Men's Team Women's Team
 Afghanistan Asia Green tickY Red XN
 Australia Oceania Green tickY Red XN
 Austria Europe
 Bangladesh Asia Green tickY Green tickY
 Bhutan Asia
 Cambodia Asia
 Canada America Green tickY Green tickY
 France Europe
 Germany Europe Green tickY Red XN
 England Europe Green tickY Green tickY
 Hong Kong Asia Green tickY Green tickY
 India Asia Green tickY Green tickY
 Indonesia Asia Green tickY Green tickY
 Iran Asia Green tickY Green tickY
 Italy Europe Green tickY Green tickY
 Japan Asia Green tickY Green tickY
 Kyrgyzstan Asia Green tickY Red XN
 Malaysia Asia Green tickY Green tickY
 Maldives Asia
   Nepal Asia Green tickY Green tickY
 Norway Europe Green tickY Red XN
 Oman Asia
 Pakistan Asia Green tickY Green tickY
 South Korea Asia Green tickY Green tickY
 Spain Europe Green tickY Red XN
 Sri Lanka Asia Green tickY Green tickY
 Sweden Europe
 Taiwan Asia Green tickY Green tickY
 Thailand Asia Green tickY Green tickY
 Turkmenistan Asia Green tickY Green tickY
 United States America Green tickY Green tickY
Cricket West Indies West Indies America Green tickY Red XN

The non-member countries who have their national team are:

Country Continent Men's Team Women's Team
 Argentina America Green tickY Red XN
 China Asia Green tickY Red XN
 Denmark Europe Green tickY Red XN
 Kenya Africa Green tickY Green tickY
 Mexico America Red XN Green tickY
 New Zealand Oceania Green tickY Green tickY
 Scotland Europe Green tickY Red XN
 Sierra Leone Africa Green tickY Red XN
 Vietnam Asia Green tickY Red XN

IKF Confederations[edit]

IKF structured tournaments[edit]

Men's tournaments[edit]

Women's tournaments[edit]

Current title holders[edit]

Men's
World Cup  India (2019)
Asia Cup  India (2017)
Asian Games  Iran (2018)

Current IKF Rankings[edit]

Points are calculated after every match by the formula:

10*(total number of kabaddi nations – rank of the opponent)+(score difference)

The top 10 teams according to the International Kabaddi Federation:[5]

Rank Team Points
1  India 7127.6
2  Iran 5674.4
3  Pakistan 4235.04
4  South Korea 3511.9
5  Bangladesh 2795.68
6  Sri Lanka 2086.38
7  Kenya 1384
8    Nepal 688.54
9  Thailand 685.08
10  Indonesia 681.62

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ming Li; Eric W. MacIntosh; Gonzalo A. Bravo (15 May 2011). International Sport Management. Human Kinetics 10%. p. 183. ISBN 978-1-4504-2241-3. Retrieved 7 August 2013.
  2. ^ John Nauright; Charles Parrish (2012). Sports Around the World: History, Culture, and Practice. ABC-CLIO. p. 228. ISBN 978-1-59884-300-2. Retrieved 7 August 2013.
  3. ^ "Gehlot to head IKF". The Hindu. 2004-11-22. Archived from the original on 2004-12-24. Retrieved 7 August 2013.
  4. ^ Member Countries Archived 2011-06-16 at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ "KABADDI/World Sport Ranking". World Ranking of Countries in Elite Sport. Retrieved 21 March 2021.