National Juniors Kabaddi (Asian Style) Championship 2023
Army outclass WAPDA 56-19 in the final to clinch the title
Report: Abdul Jabbar Faisal
ISLAMABAD: The 2nd National Junior’s Kabaddi (Asian Style) Championship 2023 was held from January 13 to 16 here at Liaquat Gymnasium, Pakistan Sports Complex under the banner of Pakistan Kabaddi Federation (PKF). Pakistan Army outclassed Pakistan WAPDA 56-19 in the final to clinch the title.
Eight teams from all over the country participated in the championship including Pakistan Army, Pakistan Police, Higher Education Commission (HEC), Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK), Pakistan Air Force (PAF), Balochistan, Punjab, and Islamabad.
All eight teams were divided into two pools, as Pakistan Army, Pakistan Police, Higher Education Commission (HEC), Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK) were bracketed in Pool A while Pool B consisted of Pakistan Air Force (PAF), Balochistan, Punjab, and Islamabad.
After the first round, four teams Army, WAPDA, Police, and Punjab qualified for the top-four stage of the national juniors’ kabaddi championship 2023. Army and WAPDA reached the final, which was won by Army athletes with a big margin at 56-19.
Punjab Draw PAF 41-41, Police beat HEC 72-48, Army beat KPK 67-08, WAPDA beat Balochistan 67-13, KPK beat Islamabad 44-42, Army beat Police 33-09, PAF beat Balochistan 127-38, Punjab beat Sindh 188-10, Police beat KPK 34-24, Sindh beat Balochistan 62-29, Army beat Islamabad 35-29, WAPDA beat Sindh 43-09, HEC beat KPK 57-19, WAPDA beat Punjab 57-39, PAF beat Sindh 186-15, Police got walkover against Islamabad, Punjab beat Balochistan 165-15, HEC got walkover, WAPDA beat PAF 43-37, Army beat HEC 31-16.
Army beat Punjab 49-11
WAPDA beat Police 77-51
Results (Final Day):
Third Position Match: Punjab beat Police 81-40
Championship Match: Army beat WAPDA 56-19