Tuesday Feb 18, 2020
The coach of India's kabaddi team, Harpreet Singh Baba, on Monday defended his team's decision to visit Pakistan and take part in the 2020 Kabaddi World Cup, saying that they had done so in their individual capacity and not as the official representatives of India or its kabaddi federation, reported Indo-Asian News Service.
"We have not represented India," he said. "The team members participate in various tournaments across the world. They went to Pakistan in their individual capacity, not representing any particular federation.
"If we have defied any laws, Indian authorities could have questioned us on our arrival. But nobody asked us about any illegal act we did on our visit," he said.
When asked about the team donning the India jersey, the coach clarified that those were provided by the hosts.
Pakistan on Sunday had defeated six-time defending champions India 43-41 in the final to claim their maiden title at Lahore’s Punjab Stadium.