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Asian Kabaddi: India walk out in protest, Pakistan wins

Last updated on: November 06, 2012 10:14 IST

Pakistan clinched the Asian Kabaddi Championship after arch-rivals India walked out of the field in protest against the referee's decision to penalize their coach.

The Pakistani team, cheered on by a full house at the Punjab stadium, was leading by 40 points against 31 when the Indian team refused to carry on the contest.

The Indians protested when their coach, Goormel Singh, was shown a green card by the referee for constantly disturbing the final by entering into the ground to protest decisions.

Goormel twice interrupted the play when he walked onto the field to protest a line decision by the match official.

The third time the Pakistani team also protested over him constantly disturbing the final.

After some heated arguments, the Indians finally decided to not continue play, after which the crown was awarded to the hosts.

The Asian Kabaddi Championship drew big crowds throughout its five days of competition in which other countries including Afghanistan, Iran, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Maldives, Nepal also took part.

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