Nevertheless, there is no doubt a long way to go before “carrom” becomes a household name, with millions of people worldwide who haven’t even heard the name.
Carrom is played by millions of people in Asia, especially in India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Maldives, Nepal, Malaysia, Singapore, Afghanistan, United Arab Emirate, Japan and Korea. There are national federations in most of these countries. Large number of Carrom tournaments and other activities are organised in these countries.
Carrom is played in many countries of Europe such asAustria, Belgium, France, Germany, Greece, Holland, Italy, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland, United Kingdom.There are national federations in most of these countries.They organise Carrom tournaments, Carrom demonstrations and other promotional activities.
The European Carrom Confederation coordinates the activities of the national federations and allots Euro Cup every year, in rotation.
Until 1956 Carrom was played in different parts of India, Pakistan,
Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, Nepal etc. with
Formation of the All India Carrom Federation
First time a national Carrom Federation was established
in India and uniform rules were adopted.
Late seventies and eightees
Carrom federations were established in several countries
of Asia and Europe and tournamentswere organised.
International Carrom Federation was established in Madras.
First ICF Cup was organised in Heidelberg, Germany
International Invitation Tournament was held in Dubai