Pakistan started the Kabaddi World Cup in a winning way by beating Canada easily in the first match and gaining valuable points.
The inaugural ceremony of the Kabaddi World Cup was organized by the Punjab Sports Board, with its Chief Minister Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar, while Provincial Minister for Sports Rai Timor and Speaker Punjab Assembly Pervez Elahi were also present on the occasion.
Teams from 10 countries, including India, are participating in the Kabaddi World Cup, and Chief Minister Usman Buzdar swore rules and regulations to all teams at the opening ceremony.
Balloons were released in the atmosphere on the occasion, while regional music made the ceremony four-four.
The opening match of the event was played between Pakistan and Canada at the Punjab Stadium in Lahore, in which Pakistan defeated rivals after a one-sided match.
Pakistan won the match by a score of 24-64.
India, Germany, Canada, Iran, Azerbaijan, Kenya, England, Australia and Sierra Leone are participating in the Kabaddi World Cup from 9 to 16 February.