Punjab government awards Indian kabaddi team Rs.25 lakh

September 27th, 2011 - 10:37 pm ICT by IANS  

Chandigarh, Sep 27 (IANS) The Punjab government Tuesday announced a reward of Rs.25 lakh for the Indian kabaddi team that won the first Asian men’s circle-style kabbadi tournament in Tabriz, Iran, beating arch-rivals Pakistan.

The announcement was made by Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal, who is in Iran with the team. India crushed Pakistan 53-38 in the finals Tuesday.

The teams were a close 24-22 at half time. However, India scored 29 points in the second half.

Badal gave away gold medals to the Indian team.

Nepal bagged the third spot in the tournament.

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