Kabaddi World Cup 2004

Organized By SOUTH KANARA SPORTS CLUB(Affiliated To Mumbai Shahar Kabaddi Association)Under The Auspices Of Amateur Kabaddi Federation Of IndiaAt Bharatiya Krida Mandir, Wadala, Mumbai-400031
19th November To 21st November 2004

India won the first ever kabaddi World Cup with a convincing 55-27 scoreline over Iran in the final at the South Kanara Sports Club at Mumbai on Sunday. In the one-sided contest, the hosts, who were leading 27-12 at half time, outplayed their opponents in every department of the game.Indian skipper Sanjeeva Kumar was the architect of his team’s win scoring 17 points from 16 raids while his Railways’ teammate Ramesh Kumar scored seven points from as many raids to held the hosts lift the title.The Indians, who scored seven bonus points in the first session, were limited to four bonus points in the second by the Iranians. Local lad Shailesh Sawant was declared man-of-the-match after he played his heart out in the second session with Iran threatening to make a comeback. India’s Sanjeeva Kumar was adjudged as the man-of-the-tournament.