TARN TARAN/CHANDIGARH:The second nation after Iran, which secured place in Semi Final of 3rd World Cup Kabaddi 2012, is Pakistan, who storms into semis by defeating Italy with margin of 60-20 points. Three matches were played today at the Shri Guru Arjun Dev Stadium of Chohla Sahib in which Sierra Leone in men category and England in women category emerged victories apart from Pakistan. With the victory of England in the women category in Pool ‘B’ the situation become interesting as three teams in this Pool now rested at same footing by winning one game each.
Sukhbir Singh Badal, Deputy Chief Minister was the chief guest whereas Sikander Singh Maluka, Education Minister and Ranjit Singh Brahmpura, Former Cabinet Minister Punjab were the guest of honor.
The thrilling moment of the day was the victory of heavy weight Pakistan over Italy. Pakistan gave extraordinary performance and got the thumping entry into the semi final by decisively beating Italy with an impressive margin of 60-20 points. Pakistan on its way to semi final played three matches and remained invincible. Pakistan’s raiders Safeek Butt, Vikas Butt and Akmal Doger scored 15, 12 and 9 points respectively whereas stoppers Sujad Doger, Mansa Gujar and Musharf Janjua bagged 5, 4, 4 and 3 points respectively.
In another match of men section Sierra Leone opened its account by defeating Scotland with the margin of 73-24 points. Raiders of Sierra Leone A. Buga and Sulieman Kunara got 11 points each and Hasan Kroma scored 8 points whereas its stopper William bagged 7 points.
Match in women category between England and USA got much applaud from the spectators as it was cut through battle for scoring each point, it ended up in the victory of England. British women Kabaddi team out smarten USA women Kabaddi brigade with the margin of 50-28 points. England’s raider Shellttidswal, D. Ford and Louis Redmand scored 6 point each while its stoppers Ashley Hunter and Rosy Heig got 6 and 5 points respectively. Although USA lost the match but its raider Guramrit Kaur had stolen the show by her daring and impressive performance who bagged 17 points.