Let us introduce the candidate for new membership in SRE: World kabaddi federation:
Kabaddi is a contact team sport that originated in Indian subcontinent in Tamil Nadu. It is popular in South Asia and is the state game of the Indian states of Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra, Biharand Punjab. It is also the national sport of Bangladesh (source: Wikipedia)
WKF informs us that they had a very successful Sr. National Kabaddi Championship for Men and Women organized by our Affiliate of INDIA, New Kabaddi Federation of India at Tiruchirapalli-Tamil Nadu from 6 – 9 July 2017 which was participated by around 750 players and officials from 29 States and Union Territories of India.
Opening ceremony was graced by Hon. Sports and Education Minister along with 9 others Ministers. Closing Ceremony was graced by The Chief Minister along with his 15 cabinet Ministers.
INDIAN KABADDI LEAGUE ( hey! Kabaddi) was also Launched by the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu.
WKF is going to Organise Asian Kabaddi Championship later this year followed by KABADDI WORLD CUP in 2018.
SRE expects WKF to be present at the General Assembly session of SRE in Vienna, August 30th, and to become a new member of SRE. Welcome WKF!