The Sports Ministry has announced on Thursday that it will give cash prize of Rs 10 lakh each to the Indian Kabbadi Players.
This decision was announced by sports Minister Vijay Goel during a function at his residence on Thursday.
Recently, India had showcased their outstanding performance in final Kabbadi Match against Iran by defeating them by 38-29.
“All players will get Rs 10 lakh each and the coach will also be awarded. We will also strive that this game of ours is there in Olympics. It’s not just about cricket, we want football, hockey and other games to be promoted,” Goel said.
India captain Anup said, “The standards of the foreign players have improved after playing in Kabaddi Leagues in India and that has made the job tough for them.”
“Competition is tough out there but the advantage that we have is that it’s our rural game, we have played it since childhood and they have started playing it only recently,” Anup added.
The sponsors of Kabbadi Match also attended the the occasion organized by Vijay Goel.