Asian Kabaddi Championship 2023, Busan: Indian men chase 8th title – full squad, schedule

    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.

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    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.

    Asian Kabaddi Championship 2023

    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, TuesdayChinese Taipei vs Iran6:30 AM
    June 27, TuesdayIndia vs Korea10:30 PM
    June 27, TuesdayJapan vs Hong Kong11:30 AM
    June 27, TuesdayIndia vs Chinese Taipei12:30 PM
    June 28, WednesdayHong Kong vs Iran6:30 AM
    June 28, WednesdayKorea vs Japan7:30 AM
    June 28, WednesdayChinese Taipei vs Hong Kong10:30 AM
    June 28, WednesdayIndia vs Japan11:30 AM
    June 28, WednesdayKorea vs Iran12:30 PM
    June 29, ThursdayChinese Taipei vs Japan6:30 AM
    June 29, ThursdayKorea vs Hong Kong7:30 AM
    June 29, ThursdayIndia vs Iran10:30 AM
    June 29, ThursdayChinese Taipei vs Korea11:30 AM
    June 30, FridayJapan vs Iran6:30 AM
    June 30, FridayIndia vs Hong Kong7:30 AM
    June 30, FridayFinal10:30 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

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