Ludhiana: Hosts India lifted the winners' title in the men's and women's section of the second World Cup Kabaddi tournament.
The Indian men team easily beat the Canada side 59-25 in the final match played at the Guru Nanak Dev stadium on late Sunday. India was the winner of the inaugural edition of the World Cup Kabaddi last year also.
The winners were given a cheque of Rs.2 crore while runners-up Canada got prize money of Rs.1 crore. The total prize money in the tournament was Rs.4.11 crore for the 14 men's and four women's participating teams.
Neighbouring Pakistan, which was the runners-up in the first edition of the Kabaddi tournament last year and was expected to reach the finals this time also, finished third in the tournament. They beat Italy 60-22 in the match to decide the third position played on Sunday.
In the women's section, hosts India won comfortably against the British women Kabaddi team. They beat their rivals 44-17.
The prizes were given away by Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal.
The closing ceremony of the 20-day event was a glittering affair with several performances and fireworks display.
Actors Akshay Kumar and Deepika Padukone took to the stage to enthrall the audience.