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Pakistan reschedules Tri-nation Kabbadi International series due to security reasons

Press Trust of India  |  Karachi 

The Tri-nation Kabbadi International series involving India, and was rescheduled after the organisers on Tuesday failed to get security clearance for the inaugural matches in

The organizers said that the series was scheduled to start from Tuesday with a clash between and Indian teams at but the tournament will now be held from January 10 to 14.

"We didn't get security clearance from the interior ministry and now the event will start from January 10th from Bahawalpur and continue in Sahiwal and end in on the 14th," the organisers said.

in the province is notorious for being a hotbed of extremist sectarian religious parties and some religious seminaries based in the area have a reputation of being hardcore and supportive of militant elements.

The Indian Kabbadi team is already in for the series which also includes Iranian grapplers and Kabbadi fans have been looking forward to the matches between the Pakistani and Indian players.

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First Published: Tue, January 08 2019. 17:10 IST