Pakistan kicks off Super Kabbadi League opening ceremony in Lahore

08:43 PM | 1 May, 2018
Pakistan kicks off Super Kabbadi League opening ceremony in Lahore

LAHORE - The opening ceremony of first ever Pakistan Super Kabbadi League (SKL) was held at Lahore’s Alhamra Cultural Complex on Tuesday.

Actress Reema Khan hosted the event’s opening ceremony along with Khalid Malik, while singers Nabeel Shaukat and Sara Raza Khan also performed at the event.

SKL owner Haider Ali Daud Khan said he is hopeful that the event will be a success because every stakeholder who had invested in the league is taking an interest as if it was their own.

The inaugural edition of kabbadi league will feature 10 teams which have been divided into two groups. The 10 city-based teams have been divided into two pools.

Pool A will consist of Gujrat Warriors, Gwadar Bahadars, Lahore Thunders, Sahiwal Bulls and Karachi Zorawars.

Pool B will feature Islamabad All-Stars, Faisalabad Sherdils, Peshawar Haiders and Multan Sikandars and Kashmir Janbaazs.

The league will officially kick off on May 2 and conclude on May 10, and will be held at the sports gymnasium in Lahore.

The draft for the inaugural edition of the SKL took place in Lahore on April 23.

According to the Secretary of Kabbadi Federation, Muhammad Sarwar, a total of 16 international players from seven countries namely Sri Lanka, Iran, Iraq, Kenya, Malaysia, Japan, Bangladesh and Kenya and 116 national players will take part in the league.

Kabaddi is a very popular sport in Asia, especially Pakistan, India, Iran and Bangladesh, Europe and America and it also became a part of Asian Games in 1990.

Pakistan has a rich history in the sport as it has participated in South Asian Games, Asian Games, and Kabaddi World Cup on many occasions and won several medals.

Kabbadi giants see the Super Kabaddi League, a parallel competition to already existing Pro Kabaddi League which has been thriving successfully in India since 2014.

In the recently concluded Kabaddi World Cup in Australia, the Pakistan team failed to even enter the semi-finals as Australia went all the way and clinched the title.

World’s top Kabaddi talent is ready to compete at the inaugural edition of SKL which will telecast live on PTV Sports.