LAHORE – A tournament draw ceremony for Pakistan’s first ever Super Kabbadi League was held in Lahore on Sunday to map out a schedule for pool matches, starting this week.
The Super Kabaddi League will be played between 10 teams representing cities of Lahore, Multan, Gujrat, Karachi, Islamabad, Gwadar, Faisalabad, Peshawar, Kashmir and Sahiwal.
Moreover, the League will have two Kabaddi matches with women teams.
Pool A: Pool A teams for the Super Kabaddi League are Gujrat Warriors, Gwadar Bahadurs, Lahore Thunder, Sahiwal Bulls and Karachi Zorawars.
Pool B: Pool B teams for the Super Kabaddi League are Islamabad All Stars, Peshawar Haiders, Faisalabad Sherdil, Kashmir Janbaaz and Multan Sikandars.
The SKL opening ceremony will be held on May 1 in Lahore and matches will start from May 2 to May 10.
Players from 8 countries including Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Iran, Iraq, Malaysia, Japan, Bangladesh, and Kenya will participate in the tournament. International players have been distributed in the teams through a drafting process.
— Telenor Super Kabaddi League (@Super_Kabaddi) April 30, 2018
Last week, Telenor Pakistan signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Strawberry Sports Management, the league owner, as the main partner.
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.
World’s top Kabaddi talent is ready to compete at the inaugural edition of SKL which will telecast live on PTV Sports.