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Wrestling's popularity falls in Pakistan

The age-old sport of wrestling is in danger there in the face of newer thriving sports like cricket.
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2013 02:25

Pakistan is just one country whose proud wrestling history is in danger in the face of newer thriving sports like cricket.

The once popular sport, which dates back to the 16th century in the country, is now struggling to survive in the modern age.

Al Jazeera's Imtiaz Tyab reports from Lahore.

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