Gulf News – Anupam Goswami, league commissioner of Pro Kabaddi and secretary of the organising committee of Kabaddi Masters Dubai 2018.
- Dubai: “Kabaddi is the most successful emerging sport in the world,” remarked Anupam Goswami, the league commissioner of Pro Kabaddi and secretary of the organising committee of Kabaddi Masters Dubai 2018, which is commencing from today (Friday) at the Al Wasl Sports Club.
- Speaking to Gulf News on the rise of this sport and his efforts to stage this six-nation tournament for the first time in Dubai, Goswami said: “We want the sport to grow and we want it to grow in Dubai.
- Despite knowing cricket as the most popular sport in India, Goswami sounded optimistic and said kabaddi was growing quickly in popularity.
- When asked whether kabaddi has travelled from being a sport that was confined to the villages into the cities and to other parts of the world, Goswami said: “I would say it differently.
- In India over 1,000 athletes are getting their salaries from kabaddi and the sport has become today very respectable.