Indian sports minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore will unveil the inaugural six-nation Kabaddi Masters Dubai trophy on Friday.
The tournament will see six countries competing against each other, where India, Pakistan, Kenya are in group A and Iran, Republic of Korea and Argentina are in group B and each group will see the top two teams making the semifinals.
“Col Rathore would also be gracing the tournament as the chief guest,” an official said here on the eve of the meet getting underway at the Al Wasl Sports Club here from June 22-30.
IKF president Janardan Singh Gehlot said they are looking forward to exploring options for a comprehensive international kabaddi calendar that is active annually, successfully pinning kabaddi across the world map.
“Kabaddi Masters Dubai 2018 is our first step in that direction and will elevate the stature of our sport considerably. We are thankful to the Dubai Sports Council as well as Star India for their strong rile in making this happen,” Gehlot said.