Asian Kabaddi Championship 2023: So far, the Indian men’s Kabaddi team has won seven titles in eight continental competitions. Iran was victorious in 2003. Watch in real-time!
Asian Kabaddi Championship 2023: The Indian men’s kabaddi squad will compete in the Asian Kabaddi Championship 2023, which will be held from June 27 to 30 in Busan, Republic of Korea.
After a six-year absence, the continental championship returns for four days. The previous iteration was conducted in 2017 in Gorgan, Iran. All kabaddi tournament matches will be live broadcast in India.
The Asian Kabaddi Championship 2023 will feature six countries: India, Iran, the Republic of Korea, Japan, Chinese Taipei, and Hong Kong.
The Indian men’s kabaddi squad will begin their campaign against Korea on Tuesday, following the tournament opening between Iran and Chinese Taipei earlier in the day.
The Asian Kabaddi Championship 2023 will be played in a single-leg round-robin style, with the top two teams from the league phase meeting in the final on July 30.
The defending champions, the Indian men’s kabaddi team, will compete in the competition. In the 2017 final, India defeated Pakistan 36-22.
India has been the most successful men’s team in the Asian Kabaddi Championship since its start in 1980, winning seven titles in eight seasons. Iran won the 2003 event, which was held in Kangar, Malaysia.
India has selected a 12-man kabaddi team for the Busan meeting, that includes some of the best players from the Pro Kabaddi League (PKL).
Arjun Deshwal, the top raider in the last PKL season, will lead the Indian offensive with seasoned raiders like Naveen Kumar and Pawan Sehrawat. The participation of Sunil Kumar, Parvesh Bhainswal, Surjeet Singh, and Nitesh Kumar would strengthen India’s defenses.
Meanwhile, Iran’s kabaddi team will be missing renowned defender Fazel Atrachali.
The Asian Kabaddi Championship 2023 is scheduled to serve as a warm-up for the Asian Games, which will be held from September 23 to October 8 in Hangzhou, China.
Where to watch Asian Kabaddi Championship 2023 live in India
The Asian Kabaddi Championship 2023 will be streamed live on the tournament’s official YouTube account in India. There will be no live coverage of the event on any Indian television station.
Asian Kabaddi Championship 2023: Full schedule and start times live India match
All in Indian Standard Times (IST)
|June 27, Tuesday||Chinese Taipei vs Iran||6:30 AM|
|June 27, Tuesday||India vs Korea||10:30 PM|
|June 27, Tuesday||Japan vs Hong Kong||11:30 AM|
|June 27, Tuesday||India vs Chinese Taipei||12:30 PM|
|June 28, Wednesday||Hong Kong vs Iran||6:30 AM|
|June 28, Wednesday||Korea vs Japan||7:30 AM|
|June 28, Wednesday||Chinese Taipei vs Hong Kong||10:30 AM|
|June 28, Wednesday||India vs Japan||11:30 AM|
|June 28, Wednesday||Korea vs Iran||12:30 PM|
|June 29, Thursday||Chinese Taipei vs Japan||6:30 AM|
|June 29, Thursday||Korea vs Hong Kong||7:30 AM|
|June 29, Thursday||India vs Iran||10:30 AM|
|June 29, Thursday||Chinese Taipei vs Korea||11:30 AM|
|June 30, Friday||Japan vs Iran||6:30 AM|
|June 30, Friday||India vs Hong Kong||7:30 AM|
|June 30, Friday||Final||10:30 AM|
*Fixtures are subject to change
Asian Kabaddi Championship 2023: India squad
Indian kabaddi team
Arjun Deshwal, Naveen Kumar, Sachin, Aslam Inamdar, Mohit Goyat, Sunil Kumar, Nitin Rawal, Parvesh Bhainswal, Nitesh Kumar, Surjeet Singh, Vishal Bhardwaj, Pawan Sehrawat
Stand-by players: Vijay Malik, Shubham Shinde
Coaches: Ashan Kumar, Sanjeev Kumar
Manager: Bhaskaran Edachery