Kabaddi WC called off amidst growing agitation in Punjab

Players from local villages compete in "Kabbadi", a traditional game in the northern Indian city of Chandigarh February 21, 2011. In the game of Kabbadi, two teams occupy opposite halves of a field and the objective of the game is to tag as many opposition players as possible in their own territory, all the while repeating the word Kabbadi till the tagging activity is complete. REUTERS/Ajay Verma (INDIA - Tags: SPORT SOCIETY) - RTR2IWFZ

Chandigarh: The agitation in Punjab has managed to spread its ripple effects in the world of sports also.

Amid rising tension following the desecration of the holy Guru Granth Sahib at various locations in Punjab, the sixth edition of the Kabaddi World Cup scheduled to be held in the state has been called off.

Earlier on Monday, various Sikh and other groups blocked highways across the state, demanding action against those responsible for desecrating the Holy Book.

The agitators have threatened to continue their blockade till October 25 for three hours every day.

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