How many countries play Kabaddi

By Arjit - January 31, 2023 - Last updated on Feb 01, 2023 01:03 PM
How many countries play Kabaddi

A total of 42 countries play Kabaddi, 33 countries are part of the International Kabaddi Federation, and 9 countries are not part of the IKF.

33 countries that are part of the International Kabaddi Federation.: Afghanistan, Australia, Austria, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, Canada, France, Germany, England, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Iran, Italy, Japan, Kyrgyzstan, Malaysia, Maldives, Nepal, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Poland, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkmenistan, United States and West Indies.

9 countries which are not part of International Kabaddi Federation.: Argentina, China, Denmark, Kenya, Mexico, New Zealand, Scotland, Sierra Leone and Vietnam.

The International Kabaddi Federation is the international governing body of Kabaddi. Its membership comprises 33 national associations. The federation was formed in 2004. The founder and current president is Ashish Pachori from India. The other office bearers were: Mohammed Ali Pour (Iran), Khana Jawa (Japan), Veerawat (Thailand), Yoon Yeong Hak (South Korea), Ashok Das (United Kingdom); (Vice-president), Nisar Ahmed (Germany); (Secretary), R.M. Sunderashan (Malaysia); (Treasurer), Jaya Shetty (India); (CEO), and Shankarrao Salvi (India); (Adviser).

The following countries are members of the International Kabaddi Federation

International Kabaddi Team List

CountryContinentMen's team Women's team
AfghanistanAsiaYes No
AustraliaOceaniaYes No
AustriaEuropeYes No
BangladeshAsiaYes Yes
BhutanAsiaYes No
CambodiaAsiaYes No
CanadaAmericaYes Yes
FranceEuropeYes No
GermanyEuropeYes No
EnglandEuropeYes Yes
Hong KongAsiaYes Yes
IndiaAsiaYes Yes
IndonesiaAsiaYes Yes
IranAsiaYes Yes
ItalyEuropeYes Yes
JapanAsiaYes Yes
KyrgyzstanAsiaYes No
MalaysiaAsiaYes Yes
MaldivesAsiaYes No
NepalAsiaYes Yes
NorwayEuropeYes No
OmanAsiaYes No
PakistanAsiaYes Yes
PolandEuropeYes Yes
South KoreaAsiaYes Yes
SpainEuropeYes No
Sri LankaAsiaYes Yes
SwedenEuropeYes Yes
TaiwanAsiaYes Yes
Thailand AsiaYes Yes
TurkmenistanAsiaYes Yes
United StatesAmericaYes Yes
West IndiesAmericaYes No

The following countries are not members of the International Kabaddi Federation

CountryContinentMen's team Women's team
ArgentinaAmericaYes No
ChinaAsiaYes No
DenmarkEuropeYes No
KenyaAfricaYes Yes
MexicoAmericaNo Yes
New ZealandOceaniaYes Yes
ScotlandEuropeYes No
Sierra LeoneAfricaYes No
VietnamAsiaYes No

International Kabaddi Federation (IKF) Structured Tournament

Men's tournaments

  • Kabaddi World Cup
  • Kabaddi Asia Cup
  • Kabaddi Masters
  • Women's tournaments

  • Kabaddi Women's World Cup
  • Kabaddi Women's Asia Cup
  • Current International Kabaddi Federation (IKF) Rankings

    Top 10 teams according to International Kabaddi Federation(IKF).

    4South Korea3511.9
    6Sri Lanka2086.38

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