Pakistan Super Kabbadi League (SKL) 2018: Gujrat to take on Gwadar in opener today

04:50 PM | 2 May, 2018
Pakistan Super Kabbadi League (SKL) 2018: Gujrat to take on Gwadar in opener today
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LAHORE - The first ever Pakistan Super Kabbadi League (SKL) is going to start here at Lahore’s Alhamra Cultural Complex today (Wednesday).

The opening match will be played between Gujrat and Gwadar at 6:30pm. Lahore will take on Sahiwal at 7:45pm, Islamabad will face Peshawar at 9:00pm while Faisalabad and Kashmir match will be contested at 10:45pm tonight.

On Tuesday, the opening ceremony of mega event was held at Alhamra Cultural Complex. Actress Reema Khan hosted the event along with Khalid Malik, while singers Nabeel Shaukat and Sara Raza Khan also performed on the occasion.

Haider Ali Daud Khan, SKL owner said he is hopeful that the event will be a success because every stakeholder who had invested in the league was 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 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.

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, 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 be telecasted live on PTV Sports.

The draft for the inaugural edition of the SKL took place in Lahore on April 23. The league will conclude on May 10.