PATIALA: The efforts of the Punjab Government to elevate the mother game of Punjabis-Kabaddi, at the global map, has born fruits as the Government of Denmark has accorded recognition to Kabaddi.
Government of Denmark included Kabaddi in the list of recognized games. With this, Denmark has become the first non Asian country to embrace this game, which originated in India.
Speaking to the media persons, a key player of Denmark team Thomas Kluzer said that Kabaddi is getting popular day by day in Denmark. He added, “In the men team, seven players are the local natives of Denmark, whereas the women team totally comprised of local players.”
Denmark played its first match at Yadwindra Public School Stadium, Patiala against England. Denmark was considered as dark-horse in the competition, which played its match against the mighty English team, enthralled the Patialvis with their valiant fighting spirit.
The Danish team was thoroughly cheered on by the full house stadium at Patiala. Although, Denmark lost its match against England by a margin of 25-58, but they were successful in making their presence felt in the World Cup Kabaddi.