FAISALABAD: Players of Azerbaijan and Canada in action during their Kabaddi World Cup match at the Iqbal Stadium.—APP
FAISALABAD: Players of Azerbaijan and Canada in action during their Kabaddi World Cup match at the Iqbal Stadium.—APP

LAHORE: Canada, Iran and England won their respective matches on the fourth day of the Kabaddi World Cup (indigenous style) at the Iqbal Stadium in Faisalabad on Wednesday.

Canada beat Azerbaijan 40-31, Iran outplayed Germany 55-23 and England overpowered Sierra Leone 41-26.

Canada’s Naveen was adjudged the best raider while the title of best stopper went to Canada’s Ravi Kumar in the first match. Iran’s Mesal Muhammadi and captain Ali Safari were declared best raider and stopper of the second match, respectively.

On Thursday, Iran face India in the first match at 1:30pm while the second match will be played between Sierra Leone and Germany at 2:45pm. Hosts Pakistan take on Australia in Thursday’s third and last match.

Published in Dawn, February 13th, 2020