|Dates 1 December–15 December|
Format Circle style
|Administrator(s) Government of Punjab|
|Tournament format(s) Round-robin and Knockout|
2012 Kabaddi World Cup was the third edition of the circle style Kabaddi World Cup, organised by the Government of Punjab. It was played in Punjab, India in various cities of the province from 1 to 15 December 2012 with teams from 16 countries. The opening ceremony of the tournament was held in Bathinda and the closing ceremony in Ludhiana.
The prize money for the winners of the third edition was doubled to ₹ 2 crore, while the runners-up received ₹ 1 crore. The team finishing at third position received ₹ 51 lakhs.
The Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal said that dope test would be mandatory for each player as the state government was committed to ensure dope free tournament.
Ekamjeet was declared the best stopper and Gagandeep Gaggi was chosen as the best raider of the tournament.
The 15-day-long tournament had sixteen participating nations:
The 16 teams were divided into four pools of four teams each. Hosts India were placed in Pool A.
The games was played at the following venues.
Note: All matches' timings are according to Indian Standard Time (UTC +5:30).