Indore: About 2,200 players from 42 countries will participate in World Dragon Boat Championship 2020 to be held at Bilawali lake in November next year. Indore has beaten five other cities to become the host for the championship, Madhya Pradesh Kayaking and Canoeing Association Eklavya Singh Gaud said.

During the foundation stone laying function held on Sunday for constructing international stadium for kayaking and canoeing along Bilawai lake, Indian Association of Kayaking and Canoeing general secretary Prashant Kushwah said, “We had bid for hosting the competition in 2017. There was competition among Indore, Srinagar, Chandigarh, Bhopal and Delhi. But Indore bagged the offer.”