Pearls Kabaddi World Cup was the first international circle style kabaddi world cup and was held in Punjab, India. With the last-minute withdrawal of Norway, nine teams competed for the Prize Money Pearls World Cup Kabaddi Punjab hosted by the Punjab Government at different venues of the state from 3 to 12 April. Announcing the draw, Organising Secretary Pargat Singh said that the teams would be divided into two pools. Nine teams competed in the tournament consisting of two rounds.
India was regarded as the firm favourites to lift the inaugural Dubai Kabaddi Masters title. The opening encounter of the tournament was held between arch rivals India and Pakistan, the first rivalry match between these two teams since the Kabaddi World cup. Before the commencement of the opening match of the tournament on 22 June Friday, the Pakistan team was scheduled to be arrived on 21 June, Thursday but their arrival to Dubai was delayed due to visa issues. The current Indian Union sports minister and former professional shooter, Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore invited as the chief guest on the eve of the opening clash between India and Pakistan. India defeated Iran in the final to clinch the inaugural edition of the Dubai Kabaddi Masters tournament. The six teams are divided into 2 groups of 3 teams. The teams in a group plays each other twice with the top two teams from each group qualifying for the knockout stages semi-finals.
The tournament took place in Punjab, India. The tournament is organized by the Government of Punjab, India. The opening and closing ceremonies were telecast live throughout India, with international broadcasting in Canada, United States, United Kingdom and Australia. The day-long event had 11 participating nations in the men's tournament, with 8 participating nations in the women's tournament. Miss Pooja and Gippy Grewal appeared to close the event.
The Kabaddi World Cup , is an indoor international kabaddi competition conducted by the International Kabaddi Federation IKF in standard style, contested by men's and women's national teams. The competition has been previously contested in , and All the tournaments have been won by India.