Haryana Government is all set to host the third edition of All India National Style Kabaddi Championship. Haryana Governor Satyadev Narayan Arya will inaugurate the cash-rich event, which will get underway in Hisar from February 22. The tournament will distribute the cash award of Rs. 1 crore which would be given to the winning team. It is an annual event organised to commemorate the memory of Pt. Deendayal Upadhyay in Hisar.

Hosts Haryana won the first edition of the three-day Kabaddi championship held at Motilal Nehru School of Sports in Sonipat. Haryana defeated the Railways team 33-27 to clinch the title. While Services bagged the coveted title in the second edition of the tournament by beating Railways 37-36 in a closely-fought final.

12 teams would participate in the Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyay Memorial All India National Style Kabaddi Championship to be held from 22nd to 24th February at Hisar, Haryana. Cash awards of Rs. 1 crore, Rs. 50 lakh and Rs. 25 lakh would be given away to the teams bagging the first three positions respectively.

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The 12 teams include best eight teams of the latest Senior National Kabaddi Championships and best 4 teams of the latest professional National Kabaddi Championships.

The tournament will be as per the AKFI guidelines and the rules of Amateur Kabaddi Federation of India (AKFI) would be applicable. Athletes who weigh 85 kgs or less would be eligible to participate in the tournament and the tournament would be organised on mats.