Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal on Sunday said the fourth edition of World Cup kabaddi will be held in the second half of November this year, in which 25 nations will participate.

Reviewing the progress of ongoing sports complexes in a meeting here, Badal said that strict NADA anti doping guidelines would be implemented in the tournament and Punjab would seek more participation from Europe, Africa, USA, Australia and other non-representative sub-continents to give kabaddi a world class status.

He said that the state government would take up the issue with International Olympic Committee to include kabaddi in 2020 Olympics.

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